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Re: Locomotive horn [Re: johninlongview] #503719
Tue Jan 07 2014 10:41 PM
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I put a tire valve in a small plastic tube on the end and used an air compressor.


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Re: Locomotive horn [Re: Oilcanman87] #503722
Tue Jan 07 2014 11:02 PM
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Bardstown, KY USA
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I have two sets already. I turn it on my compressor with regulator at 80 and they really sound off.


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Re: Locomotive horn [Re: philmccauley] #503804
Wed Jan 08 2014 12:38 PM
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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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Re: Locomotive horn [Re: carolinaskies] #503817
Wed Jan 08 2014 02:22 PM
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Re: Locomotive horn [Re: Gasman84470] #503899
Wed Jan 08 2014 08:07 PM
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Bardstown, KY USA
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Sold


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Re: Locomotive horn [Re: philmccauley] #504261
Fri Jan 10 2014 05:39 PM
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My old friend George had a locomotive horn on his '31 Packard and liked to sound it at grade crossings.


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Re: Locomotive horn [Re: MetroPetro] #504349
Fri Jan 10 2014 10:34 PM
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It wasn't by chance George Hahn was it?

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Re: Locomotive horn [Re: archer2] #504624
Sat Jan 11 2014 08:02 PM
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Sold locally, have access to a couple more


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