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Cast iron axleboxes v horns

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John Billard 118/11/2018 20:34:38
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Using the castings I have available for a 5" loco is it acceptable to use cast iron for both horns and axleboxes?

Best wishes

John B

Neil Wyatt19/11/2018 10:19:51
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It should be, teh graphite in most cast iron stops it picking up when run on itself, unlike most metals.

John Billard 120/11/2018 16:48:39
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Thanks Neil. As a friend has pointed out think of slide valves and pistons in cylinders . He observes that cast iron is the only metal that can be run together. Obvious really.

Kind regards

John B

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