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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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#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]
Gasman84470 Online   content
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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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#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
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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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