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#503479 - Mon Jan 06 2014 11:58 PM Locomotive horn
philmccauley Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 26 2001
Loc: Bardstown, KY USA
I will get some pictures to add to the post, just seeing if there would be any interest in locomotive horns. There are 5 on the bar and they are the real deal and loud.
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#503500 - Tue Jan 07 2014 07:14 AM Re: Locomotive horn [Re: philmccauley]
KYGULF Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 25 2008
Loc: Central Kentucky
Last fall I saw a guy had some on a boat. When he was going down the water with both walls high up on each side of the lake when he would blow it wow it was loud but sounded awesome! Good luck with your sale!

Brian


Edited by KYGULF (Tue Jan 07 2014 07:16 AM)

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#503508 - Tue Jan 07 2014 08:30 AM Re: Locomotive horn [Re: KYGULF]
JUNK KING Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 14 2013
Loc: Oklahoma
How much?
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#503514 - Tue Jan 07 2014 08:56 AM Re: Locomotive horn [Re: JUNK KING]
oilmanpat Offline
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Registered: Sat Nov 18 2006
Loc: Warsaw,Il.62379
Yes,how much? I am interested.

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#503522 - Tue Jan 07 2014 09:12 AM Re: Locomotive horn [Re: oilmanpat]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
How in the heck is a locomotive horn operated? I always thought air pressure?
It would be kind of neat to have if you could operate it!
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#503523 - Tue Jan 07 2014 09:18 AM Re: Locomotive horn [Re: K W FRITH]
JUNK KING Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 14 2013
Loc: Oklahoma
The one I saw ran of an air compressor in the trunk.
I'd love to pull up in front of my daughter's boyfriend's house and honk that a few time's. Wonder if he'd get the picture.


Edited by JUNK KING (Tue Jan 07 2014 09:20 AM)
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#503525 - Tue Jan 07 2014 09:30 AM Re: Locomotive horn [Re: JUNK KING]
BryceG Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
compressed air... check out youtube videos, there are guys that put large marine ship horns on their trucks. its pretty funny.





Edited by BryceG (Tue Jan 07 2014 09:35 AM)
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#503526 - Tue Jan 07 2014 09:30 AM Re: Locomotive horn [Re: JUNK KING]
philmccauley Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 26 2001
Loc: Bardstown, KY USA
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Thanks, Phil
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#503527 - Tue Jan 07 2014 09:32 AM Re: Locomotive horn [Re: philmccauley]
philmccauley Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 26 2001
Loc: Bardstown, KY USA
There are the pics as requested, they did indeed run by air as you can see the flange and gasket on them. I have it plumbed to a ball valve and hose barb. My air compressor has no problem blowing them, make sure you have plenty of hearing protection. Price on these are $650 plus about $50 to ship or can hold til a show if paid for in advance.
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#503533 - Tue Jan 07 2014 09:54 AM Re: Locomotive horn [Re: philmccauley]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...you should keep it at least until Dixie, and blast it from the top of the hill...
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#503585 - Tue Jan 07 2014 02:18 PM Re: Locomotive horn [Re: gulfiend!]
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Registered: Fri Sep 17 2004
Loc: Syracuse,NY USA
While Dave plays the Star-Spangled Banner!.....


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#503619 - Tue Jan 07 2014 04:57 PM Re: Locomotive horn [Re: Gas stuff.com]
carolinaskies Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
I have a brass ships horn about the size of the largest in your cluster. First time I tested it out a trucker from the interstate responded back.
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#503635 - Tue Jan 07 2014 06:46 PM Re: Locomotive horn [Re: carolinaskies]
Oilcanman87 Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 19 2013
Loc: Michigan
I got 2 fire truck horns and a siren first day I tested them the police drove around the block 3 or 4 times looking.
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#503647 - Tue Jan 07 2014 07:54 PM Re: Locomotive horn [Re: Oilcanman87]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
Those are cool Phil. Someone could have a lot of fun with those LoL laugh
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#503701 - Tue Jan 07 2014 10:13 PM Re: Locomotive horn [Re: gasoildude]
johninlongview Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 28 2009
Loc: Longview, Texas
What kind of air pressure does it take to make them work?
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#503719 - Tue Jan 07 2014 11:41 PM Re: Locomotive horn [Re: johninlongview]
Oilcanman87 Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 19 2013
Loc: Michigan
I put a tire valve in a small plastic tube on the end and used an air compressor.
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#503722 - Wed Jan 08 2014 12:02 AM Re: Locomotive horn [Re: Oilcanman87]
philmccauley Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 26 2001
Loc: Bardstown, KY USA
I have two sets already. I turn it on my compressor with regulator at 80 and they really sound off.
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Looking for any old pumps, or nice 5 gallon cans.

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#503804 - Wed Jan 08 2014 01:38 PM Re: Locomotive horn [Re: philmccauley]
carolinaskies Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
Depending on the horn they can sound off at 45-60PSI up to 110PSI, the more critical number for quality is CFM as it's the vibration developed from the mass of air flowing over the valving.

Think of it this way, when Louis Armstrong was blowing his horn his cheeks were extended dramatically to hold more air to push through the instrument.

My ships horn has a full 1" inlet and 3" throat whereas most semi-truck systems have less than half that. Given you are looking at a gang of horns you'll need a pretty good supply of air to make them sound off.

My horn sounding off at low CFM
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#503817 - Wed Jan 08 2014 03:22 PM Re: Locomotive horn [Re: carolinaskies]
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Registered: Sun Jan 13 2013
Loc: Calgary AB
New day another new thing learned. I did know Satchmo was good!

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#503899 - Wed Jan 08 2014 09:07 PM Re: Locomotive horn [Re: Gasman84470]
philmccauley Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 26 2001
Loc: Bardstown, KY USA
Sold
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Thanks, Phil
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Looking for any old pumps, or nice 5 gallon cans.

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#504261 - Fri Jan 10 2014 06:39 PM Re: Locomotive horn [Re: philmccauley]
MetroPetro Offline
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Registered: Fri Mar 25 2005
Loc: North Jersey
My old friend George had a locomotive horn on his '31 Packard and liked to sound it at grade crossings.
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#504349 - Fri Jan 10 2014 11:34 PM Re: Locomotive horn [Re: MetroPetro]
archer2 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Nov 25 2006
Loc: Marshall Va USA
It wasn't by chance George Hahn was it?

Ed
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#504624 - Sat Jan 11 2014 09:02 PM Re: Locomotive horn [Re: archer2]
philmccauley Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 26 2001
Loc: Bardstown, KY USA
Sold locally, have access to a couple more
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Thanks, Phil
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