Horns

Submitted: Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 00:35
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Anyone know where to get either a train horn or work on the railways :) , or a good quality Klaxon horn??? I want people to know Im pist with them when I hit the bugle, the standard one wouldnt scare a butterfly.

Not the plastic klaxon from autobarn either!

thanks
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Reply By: Slammin - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 00:44

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 00:44
I want wannabe roadkills to hear me!

On the motorbike I found it most effective to use 2 horns different pitch, now isn't that the same setup in cars... So wouldn't 4 horns of different pitch be REALLY REALLY LOUD.

I'm tempted to put in air horns, are they illegal? Louder or do they just play a cute tune?
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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 20:40

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 20:40
gday slammin.
air horns are not illegal well in vic anyway as long as they only make 1 sound musical ones are illegal—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 00:55

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 00:55
i remeber seeing an old airraid siren at a collectables fair onces.
but i guess you dont need a motorised one just hook up to your beast and you are laughing!
lol1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
DIESEL 3.2 & SPRINGY CARLTON TOY
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Reply By: herkman - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 05:42

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 05:42
What a great idea, but being an old locomotive man, your problem will be air supply.

You would need a very big air supply tank, but it can be done.

However the DB rating on a loco horn will be very high, and I suspect that you would quickly obtain a defect notice.

W.hen I worked at Kenworth, I had a friend with a three ton Isuzu, we put a Kenworth horn on the cab roof in the normal position, and ran a airline down through the airvalve, to a tank mounted on the chassis rail. He used to pump the tank up from the local service station.

Sure made peopke who had offened him, back off with a quick blast, and it was all legal. Any truck wrecker should be able to help, as I doubt if there is much call for the parts.

Regards

Col Tigwell
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Reply By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 07:39

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 07:39
Truckster,
Dont the truck air horns have their air supply driven from the electrics ie a high presure fan or what ever it is. ...similar to musical horns used on cars?Wow! am I cute
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Richard
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Follow Up By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 18:28

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 18:28
No, trucks have a compressed air tank for the brakes so they use this for the horns.
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Reply By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 07:58

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 07:58
Truckster there is a big Swap Meet coming up in Bendigo in Nov [about the 18th]..it's amazing what you'll find there...my father in law is after a Klaxon horn for his vintage [not a train one though I guess! have NFI really just know it's a Klaxon he wants..LOL..not technical me...!!!] he was in a bidding war on ebay the other day..so maybe you should take a peek and see what's about...

other than that...the Bendigo Swap could be the GO...

LynLaugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 20:43

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 20:43
dear lyn you have totally bleep tered my dreams of you with you little nfi comment i though a woman of your stature would not stoop down the the lever of some people lolololololol :-)))))))—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Saturday, Sep 06, 2003 at 08:36

Saturday, Sep 06, 2003 at 08:36
Diamond...sweetie..what can I say..I am well known for my use of words...but in that case..NFI..was the ONLY thing to say...as it was precisley what I was thinking....but have no fear...I shall once again rise those lofty heights that you admire me for....lolololololol...[blah].....:))))))Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Saturday, Sep 06, 2003 at 12:25

Saturday, Sep 06, 2003 at 12:25
p.s..i didn't realised you dreamt about me.!!!Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Reply By: Member - Shawn - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 08:08

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 08:08
Truckster,
I know what you mean.
I get embarrassed when I blow my horn in the Patrol
.............LOL
CheersShe just didn't quite make it home
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Reply By: Martin - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 08:24

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 08:24
Truckster, do you want to make that old heap of yours at least sound tough?
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Reply By: Bazza - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 08:25

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 08:25
G,Day Truckster,
I bought a single 18inch trumpet air horn from a trucks spares shop in Sydney, complete with it's elect. compressor and receiver. When I fire this sucker off EVERONE hears it! This set-up was'nt cheap at near $300 but it sure lets people know your pi#@%$^&ed off with them. I once had a pushbike courier nearly jump clear off his bike when I let this thing off, I did'nt notice that he was riding so close next to me. His eyes were a bit as golf balls. Unintentional ... but very funny.
Regards,
Bazza.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 14:13

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 14:13
Truckster,

Try Whitworths, they sell some single and double horn sets, for marine use. worth a look. Don't think they're real dear.

Hooroo...

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Reply By: Mick - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 14:41

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 14:41
Hey truckster,
Should of asked me a year ago, I had a tangara horn laying here for quite a a while.
It still wasnt louder than the horn off a 793 Cat dumptruck though, which is what i had on my 1st mq shorty!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 15:25

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 15:25
LOL Get me another one!!!!
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Reply By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 18:13

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 18:13
Tsk Tsk Tsk T-Man and YOU go on about trolls

Good luck anyways, I always thought a truck airhorn would be a solid investment in MY peace of mind

Go hard and Go often!So many places to go!
So much work to do :0(
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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 20:45

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 20:45
please tell me what the is a troll thanks mate—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Follow Up By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Sep 06, 2003 at 11:03

Saturday, Sep 06, 2003 at 11:03
Diamond, any thread on Patrol/Toyota which ine is best, Truckster calls a troll...Trolling for comments and now he starts this one, I was just having a dig at him, no pun intendedSo many places to go!
So much work to do :0(
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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Saturday, Sep 06, 2003 at 13:59

Saturday, Sep 06, 2003 at 13:59
gday bonz.
ive seen truckster using it a bit but never knew exactly what it meant lol im now a more informed guy lol.—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Reply By: Foss - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 20:18

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 20:18
G'Day Truckster

When I was an apprentice a mate of myne at the local railway workshop (also an apprentice) borrowed a set of horns of a 46 class loco. we fitted a rather large receiver(fill at servo) into the tray of his XC ute and procedded to pipe and wire the lot up. We then headed to the local level crossing ( at emu plains ) and proceeded to scare the living crap out of a number of people.

Now, I just have a two horn set from a truck accessories place. works great with a small receiver and the ARB compressor. It embarasses my missus so I guess that's a good indication of success. easy to fit, I have an on/on switch to control the legalities at rego/inspection. hurts your ears if your to close though.

All the best with the fitting dude.

Cheers
Foss.
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Reply By: diamond (bendigo) - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 20:48

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 20:48
cant help with horn but what about trying here.
www.anger management.com.au lol or
www.base ball bats .com.au im sure one of them could help.lol—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Follow Up By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Sep 06, 2003 at 11:13

Saturday, Sep 06, 2003 at 11:13
or www.handgunsarefun.com.az
or www.serenitynow.com.US
orwww.cowswithguns.com.auSo many places to go!
So much work to do :0(
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Saturday, Sep 06, 2003 at 07:12

Saturday, Sep 06, 2003 at 07:12
Not sure about Victoria, but if you are up in NSW, you should be able to pick up a bradn new Milennium Train horn pretty cheap shortly.
State Government looks like cancelling the whole project because the things don't work !!!!!!
Jack Australia - If you don't love it, leave!!!
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Reply By: Magic - Saturday, Sep 06, 2003 at 08:20

Saturday, Sep 06, 2003 at 08:20
In Melbourne on Sth gipsland Hwy Tracks Bits sels air horn with small elecrtic pump as a kit $ 160 i am not sure if any good.
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Reply By: Mick - Monday, Sep 08, 2003 at 16:16

Monday, Sep 08, 2003 at 16:16
Cant get another one, i dont work for cat any more, go "find" one at your local council depot!!
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