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Train Horns and Snow

This may not be the best place for this, but here goes.
I've had my train horns on for almost 1 year now and in the winter it really sucks if you get a lot of snow like I get here in upstate NY, the snow tends to clog up the horns and you end up having to blow the horns every 10 or so mins to clear them of all the snow, or else they'll freeze up, I had that happen last winter, and I had to use a buddies garage to thaw them out. Is there an easier way, like perhaps a heating coil that could be put around the horns or something.
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Does the tank freeze or the line?

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On big trucks they use the Horn Covers to keep them clear.


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Yeah, but I don't think they make them for the train horns, at least no where that I've looked. Its not the tank or the lines, I've got plenty of air for the horns, its just that the horns themselves, since they face forward get clogged up with snow and if you dont blow them, the snow will freeze inside them.

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Saw a pic with pantyhose put over top of the bells to keep stuff out. Wonder if it would work with snow.

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Yeah, but I don't think they make them for the train horns, at least no where that I've looked. Its not the tank or the lines, I've got plenty of air for the horns, its just that the horns themselves, since they face forward get clogged up with snow and if you dont blow them, the snow will freeze inside them.

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They are actually snow covers for train horns. they look more like cones than flat covers like you see on big rigs.

Here is a picture below of what they look like on a set of Nathans. they are manufacturer specific and are used on only REAL train horns like Nathans, Leslies, and other makers that may not be in the biz anymore.
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Chances are they are not true train horns but replica. If they are chrome they are replica. Big truck horn covers are made in many different sizes and you should be able to find some to fit at a truck dealer or chrome shop. I have had a set on my semi for prob 6 or seven years and have them fireing towards the ground on the frame rail with no covers and never had a problem with them freezeing up.
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