Author Topic: Hot pressed brass loco hornblocks  (Read 1353 times)

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Offline Traininvain

Hot pressed brass loco hornblocks
« on: July 25, 2014, 10:51:50 AM »
Hi

does anyone have any hot pressed brass loco hornblocks I could buy?

Alternatively, does anyone know where they can be obtained (NOTE: Not Reeves - they no longer do them)

tx

Ian

Offline 454

Re: Hot pressed brass loco hornblocks
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2014, 12:42:04 PM »
Ian

Do you really mean horn guides?
i.e. into which the axle box (horn block) sides up & down.

What size are you looking for?

Dave
454

Offline IanT

Re: Hot pressed brass loco hornblocks
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2014, 12:46:45 PM »
The 2.5" Association Castings Service might be a good place to look Ian.

IanT
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Offline 454

Re: Hot pressed brass loco hornblocks
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2014, 12:50:39 PM »
Ian

Just checked my black museum & have found 4 spare horn guides, that I will never use.
They are cast gunmetal however & are approx 15mm between parallel guide faces & 30mm slot length.
Are these useable for your requirements?

Cheers
Dave
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Offline Traininvain

Re: Hot pressed brass loco hornblocks
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2014, 06:03:50 PM »
Tx Ian but 2.5 inch Gauge people recommend 3rd party suppliers inc Reeves who did sell them until they were taken over by new owners (but retained name)

Tx Dave - I can get '2.5in gauge' gunmetal castings for Purley Grange from GLR Kennions which are dimensionally smaller. A bit rough but they machine OK.

On terminology so far as I know they are called hornblocks and axleboxes axleboxes.

It's hot pressed brass hornblocks I'm seeking