Self Propelled Snow Plow

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Self Propelled Snow Plow

Postby martin » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:44 pm

With weather warnings suggesting snow on the way the Christmas Elves decided to build a self propelled snow plow. They cam up with plans for a vertical boiler arrangement and despite me telling them such a design would be lacking in both necessary weight and power carried on regardless...

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A Smallbrook "Etna" is used as a base for the design... boiler detail was stripped off to allow for something closer to scale the default chimney is replaced with a smallbrook columbine chimney, a card snow plow is tested in place

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And replaced with a styrene version... it rides high... but presumably can be lowered into place when in use


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The first stage of dry-brushing in a what would have become a rusting steel finish is quickly rejected
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Re: Self Propelled Snow Plow

Postby martin » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:46 pm

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The first stage of dry-brushing in a what would have become a rusting steel finish is quickly rejected

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And replaced with something a little brighter

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The new loco named "Blitzen" waiting to do his duty!
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Re: Self Propelled Snow Plow

Postby docnjoj » Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:15 am

That is quite neat! Nowadays they use those huge rotary snowplows, it is good to remember the plows. I am considering ordering one of those 3-d printer models just to try it. It looks like they are quite detailed and fit well. Cool.
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Re: Self Propelled Snow Plow

Postby Nevadablue » Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:47 am

That's a neat little machine. :)
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Re: Self Propelled Snow Plow

Postby Chris18 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:06 am

Wonderfull machine !
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Re: Self Propelled Snow Plow

Postby Tomo » Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:39 pm

The snow plow is a wonderful addition to an already wonderful layout!

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Re: Self Propelled Snow Plow

Postby Chris18 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:59 pm

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