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 Post subject: Re: The Air of Chaos
PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:27 pm 
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got some leslie a-125's or a-200's?

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 Post subject: Re: The Air of Chaos
PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:01 pm 
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Location: Horn friendly Silverhill, AL ;-)
The three horns on the right side of the rack in the second picture are, top to bottom: an A75, and A125 and an A200.

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 Post subject: Kahlenberg horn brackets
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:30 am 
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Check it out a stack of Kahlenbergs, D-4, Q-3A, D-2. The neat thing is the D-2 has the same bolt pattern as the signal light for the Q-3, Only downside is the high #4 horn is the same note as the low#3

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See more about the Kahlenberg D-4 here:http://hornwhistleboard.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2163&hilit=

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May your air receiver always be full
your whistles ready to blow
And your horns always in tune

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 Post subject: Re: The Air of Chaos
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:35 am 
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Totally AWESOME!! The #3 size is my favorite, especially the (old) F3...

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 Post subject: More brackets
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:26 pm 
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I got some time to work on my rig, trying to get all the welding stuff completed.
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File comment: Over view from the front of the rig showing the new airchime bracket / tank hold down band, with main bracket in rear.
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File comment: This bracket may look familiar it used to have castors, I cut them off and welded it down. Note 3inch pipe header under construction for more whistles.
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File comment: Made a bunch of these to mount Airchime K & P horns, drilled and tapped for both plus a 3/8 NPT pipe connection. extra holes are for cable ties to secure hoses. I bought a roll of 1/2" & 3/4" parker pushlok hose for manifold to horn connections.
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File comment: This bracket for the control relay cabinet was a pain in the but. I had to unbolt the compressor remove the floor plate and add some solid angle to weld it to.
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May your air receiver always be full
your whistles ready to blow
And your horns always in tune

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 Post subject: Air Headers and horn voiceing
PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:51 am 
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Ive been off work from my construction job, so I've been working on my rig a lot. Ive made good progress on my horn air header.

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2 inch steel pipe, with 3/4 inch tees, wilkerson high volume air regulator inlet. 12vdc solenoid valves.

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I also voiced all my horns to determine frequency. Indoors with out ear protection!!! to do this I've made a horn muffler, a 55 gallon plastic drum, lined with 8 inch unfaced fiberglass insulation, held in place with chicken wire, both ends have 12inch dia holes. when inside I put the horn bell in one end, and cover the the other end and the horn with more insulation. this seems to flatten the tone about a half a note compared to sounding in open air.

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Stay tuned .................................................................

DANA

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May your air receiver always be full
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And your horns always in tune

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 Post subject: Airchime Bracket Cont
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:31 am 
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Hey All,
I had to take off the airchime bracket for painting, decided to assemble it.

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Since its kinda supported by the tank, "it actually helps secure to the trailer" its alittle lopsided standing alone.

Since the addition of the K horn Airchime Organ, this bracket only holds Nathan P series horns, new and old cast, painted metallic blue

Also almost forgot about this little winter project, a 9 button manual control station, I had a 50ft chunk of 10 conductor cable, and some pushbuttons laying around, found the boxes on Ebay
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DANA

Stay Tuned>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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May your air receiver always be full
your whistles ready to blow
And your horns always in tune

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 Post subject: Re: The Air of Chaos
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:46 am 
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Simply amazing! I can hardly wait to see/hear this at a blow!

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 Post subject: The Whistle Header
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:02 pm 
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Hey All,

The last big piece of the puzzle is done. A 3inch welded pipe header for steam whistles.

Left to right 1-1/2inch whistle valve, 1 inch whistle valve, 2pcs 1-1/4 air operated full port balls, 2 inch 300# flanged balanced whistle valve.

Under the right side near the 2" valve is a 2inch tap for the horn header supply.
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Next step final assemby.

Stay tuned........................

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GOD BLESS AMERICA

May your air receiver always be full
your whistles ready to blow
And your horns always in tune

http://www.youtube.com/user/airofchaos?feature=mhum


 
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 Post subject: Re: The Air of Chaos
PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:47 am 
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Looking forward to it!!!

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Whistles owned: 1-1/2" 3-chime British Bobby whistle off a UP Big Boy!!


 
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