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by Mafarnz
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Locomotive Air Horns
Topic: K Horn mishap
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: K Horn mishap

Was using a large weed burning propane torch to burn the paint off. I’ve had good results doing it on Leslie bells and manifolds. My guess is being die cast, K bells have a higher zinc content and do melt and bubble much easier.
by Mafarnz
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Locomotive Air Horns
Topic: K Horn mishap
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: K Horn mishap

Here is an undamaged back cap on the bell.
My guess is that K horns have a higher zinc content than Leslie used.
by Mafarnz
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Locomotive Air Horns
Topic: K Horn mishap
Replies: 8
Views: 289

K Horn mishap

With the near removal of decent paint strippers from most stores I’ve been looking for an alternative. Recently I’ve been trying to burn paint off with a propane torch. It has worked well on Leslie bells and manifolds. Today I tried it on a K 4A bell and well...
by Mafarnz
Mon May 20, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Locomotive Air Horns
Topic: Spec Sheet Nathan P3
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Spec Sheet Nathan P3

What kind of manifold do you have, gullwing or low?

Back caps are 1/4 - 20 X 3/4”. Use antiseize to prevent corrosion of the aluminum.
by Mafarnz
Wed May 15, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Looking for round back S chamber
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: Looking for round back S chamber

Thanks for the offer Dan! Unfortunately, that doesn’t work for me. I need a complete S chamber to finish out a set of four for my S4T recreation project. The RS diaphragm and cap makes it sound like an RS chamber.
by Mafarnz
Tue May 14, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Looking for round back S chamber
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Looking for round back S chamber

Looking for a round back Leslie S chamber. Remachined is preferred.
Thanks!
by Mafarnz
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Locomotive Air Horns
Topic: Horn Riser Bracket - how does it work?
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Horn Riser Bracket - how does it work?

Most locomotives do not have a physical pipe connection into the horn. The air supply pipe is welded to the exterior sheet metal, and a thick rubber gasket is then used between the base of the horn and the sheet metal where the horn is bolted down. Once tightened down this provides a good air seal. ...
by Mafarnz
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Locomotive Air Horns
Topic: Nathan vs GE
Replies: 23
Views: 847

Re: Nathan vs GE

GREAT photo documentation, thank you for taking the time to post this!
by Mafarnz
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Locomotive Air Horns
Topic: Edward Kaspriske Horns.
Replies: 14
Views: 1100

Re: Edward Kaspriske Horns.

Ed K passed away February 1, 2019. The following was posted to Ed’s Facebook page by his son. Edward John Kaspriske peacefully passed away on Feb. 1. He was 78. Our father’s health has been on a steep decline since late summer. Those of you who reached out during the past several months, we want you...
by Mafarnz
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Locomotive Air Horns
Topic: TIG (Stick) Welding Aluminum & Bronze Horns?
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Re: TIG (Stick) Welding Aluminum & Bronze Horns?

Die cast aluminum, such as K horns and Leslie RS chambers, often has zinc alloyed with the aluminum. The zinc is what causes the voids, as it evaporates under the heat of welding.

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