Steam Mallet Rotary Snow Plow

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January 20, 2014 2:01 PM

Not something you see everyday..

 

 
 
 
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January 20, 2014 2:12 PM

WOW...!!!

 
 
 
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January 20, 2014 5:50 PM

This would make one fun locomotive, with options to turn the rotor on and off with the command handheld.

 
 
 
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January 20, 2014 6:08 PM

I'm curious as to why the subject title referred to it as a "Mallet"? 

 
 
 
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January 20, 2014 6:27 PM

I see there are photo "clods" over there too. At about the 5:30 mark, a gal was filming just fine until another thought it would enhance the movie if the first gal could film the back of the second gal's head...hmmph.

 

Hot Water: I think it was just a reference to wheel sets with two pairs of cylinders. The fan drive cylinder was interesting though.   

 
 
 
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January 21, 2014 12:30 AM

electroliner,

Thank you for the enjoyable video.

Ralph 

 
 
 
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January 21, 2014 5:43 AM

Originally Posted by Hot Water:

I'm curious as to why the subject title referred to it as a "Mallet"? 

I see what your saying.... there 4 pistons and 2 sets of driver...this is more like a duplex since this dont articulate...

 

 

 
 
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January 21, 2014 8:10 AM

Originally Posted by joseywales:
Originally Posted by Hot Water:

I'm curious as to why the subject title referred to it as a "Mallet"? 

I see what your saying.... there 4 pistons and 2 sets of driver...this is more like a duplex since this dont articulate...

There are people who call any steamer with two sets of drivers "a mallet".

 

But I think it would have been cool for the former SP to come up with a cab forward/snowplow hybrid

 

The TEXAS SPECIAL:  The REAL RED streak of the golden prairies!

 
 
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January 21, 2014 9:30 AM

I think its a unique contraption whatever moniker if applied to it and the idea was to paint a picture of just how unique it was regardless of technical jargon which in my mind is secondary to machine itself. Call it what you like..at least it wasn't labelled as a dishwasher.

Hmmmm... What it did remind me of was Steam Punk..put some rubber tires on it shrink it down and it would make a bizarre steam powered snow blower for a driveway..

So..what is the  correct technical term?? It seems like I got into some hot water from Hot Water..Maybe I should have used the title "Name This Machine"..Regardless.. one in G scale would be great for the garden railroad, but Id rather be by the fireplace.

 
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January 21, 2014 10:48 AM

Originally Posted by electroliner:

So..what is the  correct technical term?? It seems like I got into some hot water from Hot Water..Maybe I should have used the title "Name This Machine"

 

I would think that "Self Powered Steam Rotary Snow Plow" would have been pretty darned descriptive.

 
 
 
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January 21, 2014 10:49 AM

As a FYI, mallets are compound articulates.  From the video it does look ridged, but as to it being compound or not, we can only guess, though it's unlikely.  But either way, this thing is cool looking, and I'd love to see a Legacy version made.

 
 
 
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January 21, 2014 11:10 AM

Originally Posted by Hot Water:
Originally Posted by electroliner:

So..what is the  correct technical term?? It seems like I got into some hot water from Hot Water..Maybe I should have used the title "Name This Machine"

 

I would think that "Self Powered Steam Rotary Snow Plow" would have been pretty darned descriptive.

Hmmm..Well I should get two brownie points as credit for not naming it a Mikado..or Kathy

 
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January 21, 2014 11:19 AM

I believe it is a Meyer = two sets of swivelling powered trucks under a rigid frame -- just like an SD40.  I don't believe it's a compound;  all six cylinders have the same bore.

 

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January 21, 2014 11:19 AM

Originally Posted by electroliner:
Originally Posted by Hot Water:
Originally Posted by electroliner:

So..what is the  correct technical term?? It seems like I got into some hot water from Hot Water..Maybe I should have used the title "Name This Machine"

 

I would think that "Self Powered Steam Rotary Snow Plow" would have been pretty darned descriptive.

Hmmm..Well I should get two brownie points as credit for not naming it a Mikado..or Kathy

Well, not in my opinion. Referring to it as a "Mallet", really isn't that much difference then calling it a "Mikado" or "Kathy", which could indicate that you were unfamiliar with what a "Mallet" really is.

 
 
 
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January 21, 2014 11:28 AM

I need that to clean the snow in my driveway today. 

 


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January 21, 2014 11:29 AM

Originally Posted by Hot Water:
Originally Posted by electroliner:
Originally Posted by Hot Water:
Originally Posted by electroliner:

So..what is the  correct technical term?? It seems like I got into some hot water from Hot Water..Maybe I should have used the title "Name This Machine"

 

I would think that "Self Powered Steam Rotary Snow Plow" would have been pretty darned descriptive.

Hmmm..Well I should get two brownie points as credit for not naming it a Mikado..or Kathy

Well, not in my opinion. Referring to it as a "Mallet", really isn't that much difference then calling it a "Mikado" or "Kathy", which could indicate that you were unfamiliar with what a "Mallet" really is.

Good guess that ignorance on my part is bliss. It may matter to you as a serious lapse but I wont lose any sleep over it as this is not "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" If there was money on the table..I would. So what are you calling this machine if you don't care for Kathy?  

 
 
 
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January 21, 2014 11:41 AM

Originally Posted by electroliner:

 So what are you calling this machine if you don't care for Kathy?  

 

Since it IS in Switzerland, how about "Helga"?

 
 
 
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January 21, 2014 11:46 AM

Originally Posted by Hot Water:
Originally Posted by electroliner:

 So what are you calling this machine if you don't care for Kathy?  

 

Since it IS in Switzerland, how about "Helga"?

A Swiss Miss..Better looking to boot. No problem identifying her.

 

 

 
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January 21, 2014 11:52 AM

So is the snow blower part single stage.

 

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January 21, 2014 12:00 PM

Originally Posted by cjack:

So is the snow blower part single stage.

Yes, as are pretty much all large RR rotary snow plows. As I recall, the meter gauge steam railroad complex in the Hartz Mountains of Germany, has a diesel power "modern" snow blower, that looked like a two stage blower, when I saw it operating.

 
 
 
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January 21, 2014 6:26 PM

Originally Posted by Hot Water:
Originally Posted by electroliner:
Originally Posted by Hot Water:
Originally Posted by electroliner:

So..what is the  correct technical term?? It seems like I got into some hot water from Hot Water..Maybe I should have used the title "Name This Machine"

 

I would think that "Self Powered Steam Rotary Snow Plow" would have been pretty darned descriptive.

Hmmm..Well I should get two brownie points as credit for not naming it a Mikado..or Kathy

Well, not in my opinion. Referring to it as a "Mallet", really isn't that much difference then calling it a "Mikado" or "Kathy", which could indicate that you were unfamiliar with what a "Mallet" really is.

4 pistons and 2 set of drivers on a non articulate frame=on a riget frame..would be consider a Duplex..plus the duplex where first developed in Europe in the first place..

 

 

 
 
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January 22, 2014 1:25 PM

4 pistons and 2 set of drivers on a non articulate frame=on a riget frame..would be consider a Duplex

 

It is not a rigid frame.  It is articulated, as are all Meyer type locomotives.

 

No wheels are rigidly affixed to the boiler; all are mounted on bogies placed directly under the boiler/cab unit (comparable with a modern diesel or electric locomotive). This compares with a Mallet, where the rear set of wheels are attached to the frame, and only the front set swivels as a bogie.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meyer_locomotive

 

I think the best answer to Hot Water's question....

 

I'm curious as to why the subject title referred to it as a "Mallet"? 

 

...is probably because almost no one knows what a Meyer type locomotive is! 

 

 
 
 
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January 22, 2014 7:59 PM

I enjoyed the great whatchmacallit debate over this contraption and if names meant a lot to me I do like Swiss Miss..throw in some marshmallows and hunker down on a snowbank to watch it chug along and the world is a perfect place. 

 
 
 
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