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by b2major9th
Mon May 28, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Locomotive Air Horns
Topic: WabCo Transit Horn Repair/Test
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: WabCo Transit Horn Repair/Test

Horn bell reattached, and using one of my A-2 bases and diaphragm to test:

by b2major9th
Mon May 28, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Locomotive Air Horns
Topic: WabCo Transit Horn Repair/Test
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: WabCo Transit Horn Repair/Test

WabCo Transit horn repair, continued
by b2major9th
Mon May 28, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Locomotive Air Horns
Topic: WabCo Transit Horn Repair/Test
Replies: 3
Views: 642

WabCo Transit Horn Repair/Test

Some photos from recent activity in the shop: repair of a WabCo curved bell transit/interurban horn. I believe this is the predecessor of the A2 long-bell horn, possibly a model A1C (anyone the expert on early WabCo horns?) I had to disassemble it from the bell before I could remachine the power cha...
by b2major9th
Mon May 28, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Horn and Whistle Repair
Topic: Ken Kane
Replies: 3
Views: 1661

Re: Ken Kane

Ken seems to have "gone underground" at least as far as the horn forums are concerned. He hasn't posted anything in years, and as far as I know has no presence in social media at all. Last I heard he had a large backlog of horn repair work that has been sitting in his shop for a year or mo...
by b2major9th
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Locomotive Air Horns
Topic: K Diaphragm Bend Question
Replies: 4
Views: 989

Re: K Diaphragm Bend Question

Diaphragm thickness has not changed. Standard has always been .018, and still is.
by b2major9th
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Locomotive Air Horns
Topic: Needed: M5 Drawing
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

Re: Needed: M5 Drawing

They were never published, probably were destroyed by Nathan long ago.
by b2major9th
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Locomotive Air Horns
Topic: Nathan M5 Or Nathan H5 Which is better?
Replies: 10
Views: 1763

Re: Nathan M5 Or Nathan H5 Which is better?

That question is meaningless. It is a highly subjective thing. Both horns have strong musical merit.
by b2major9th
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Ship, Boat, Fog and Fire Horns
Topic: Question about my Buells
Replies: 3
Views: 1064

Re: Question about my Buells

Who, in their right mind, would purposely use a flammable gas to blow an air horn?
by b2major9th
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Leslie Bells and broken manifold
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Re: Leslie Bells and broken manifold

Sorry, but I don't see more that about $300 value there.
by b2major9th
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Ship, Boat, Fog and Fire Horns
Topic: ebay funny
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Re: ebay funny

railgeek wrote:That thing has been on there for ages.

And will be on for ages more. Kind of ridiculous how anyone can see that the pieces that make it work have all been removed. What a joke

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