Steam Mallet Rotary Snow Plow

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.   

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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?  

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.

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..

 

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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