I’ve received a few questions regarding how we ship out our train horn kits safely to ensure no damage to your horn, so I decided to write a quick blog post to show a little behind the scenes of our process. The below example is a Maximus II train horn kit that will be hitting the mail Monday morning.
First, here are all of the components of the air horn kit:
As shown above, each of the components is packed in its own seperate box to ensure it has maximum protection during the shipping process. Within the box on the lower left is the train horn, which is also protected by a styrafoam shell as seen below. I am proud to say that in my time selling train horn kits, I have never had any damage to any of the horns during the shipping process (I suppose I should also thank FedEx, too!).
Similar to the train horn itself, the air compressor is also meticulously packed to ensure no damage during the shipment. As you can see below, this is the 12V Foxxair compressor getting all packed up and ready.
Now once these are individually packed we surround it with plenty of packing material to ensure there is no movement within the shipping box. Now, the final and maybe most important part, the air tank. It is wrapped in extra material and laid over top of the air compressor and train horn as seen below.
And finally, MORE packing material is laid on top before being stapled and taped closed.
As you can see, we take tremendous pride in our shipping methods, which can be tricky at times. Some of our kits way close to 50 pounds and I can only imagine how they get tossed around by the delivery company before getting to the final destination. Heck, I wouldn’t want to be delivering a package this size! I hope that this glimpse will give you a good idea of the time and effort we put into all of our shipments. We pride ourselves on having the largest selection of air horns and horn kits on the market but that’s worth nothing if they end up broken, dinged, or dented by the time they reach your front door. In closing, I hope this helped put you at ease when considering a large, heavy purchase like this. And one more picture, here is a shipment waiting to go out after a long busy weekend! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!
Until Next time,