Clearing real snow from your tracks. This is good

EXCELLENT, but would have been nice to have seen the plow from the front. LGB currently has a super-fine limited edition operating brass/diecast Swiss model of a rotary steam snowplow, but it is PRICEY at $4000! Probably made by a Swiss company for them, as they are primarily a plastics company A nice model for the high-rollers out there!

vita sine litteris mors est  (Seneca)

I embedded both of these videos for you.

I sure wish you guys would EMBED your videos instead of just pasting URLs into your post. Makes for a more pleasant viewing experience.

The OP's title for this thread is"Clearing real snow from your tracks. This is good." It's not just GOOD, it is AMAZING!

Rich Melvin

That rotary plow is way cool (in every sense of the word) - though if I were the scale engineer I'd go punch the guy with the shovel in his big toe for adding more snow to the tracks...!

So what does a G-scale loco like these weigh and how does that mass scale up to the real world?  The 'adhesion' factor must be vastly out-of-scale?  so, for the matter is the density of the snow - the snow in the video wasn't powder.  Still, very neat

I'm afraid my equipment isn't exactly prototypically accurate on my little 12" gauge railroad... function over form, I suppose.  With that in mind, here is a bit of snowplowing using my crude plow (it just attaches to my little side-dump gravel car) pushed by my little boxcab locomotive:

 - James

 

"Clockwork guys really know how to unwind!"

I wish they could make an effective operating rotary plow in O Gauge.  I tried ramming snow with a Jordan spreader, but there wasn't enough traction to push snow.

Today, Seattle broke a record for the most snow in modern history for February.  In celebration, here's a ten year anniversary reprise of "Winter on the Woodshire".

 

WindupGuy posted:

I'm afraid my equipment isn't exactly prototypically accurate on my little 12" gauge railroad... function over form, I suppose.  With that in mind, here is a bit of snowplowing using my crude plow (it just attaches to my little side-dump gravel car) pushed by my little boxcab locomotive:

At this point who cares about being "Prototypical Correct" the object is to get the snow off the tracks so I can run my trains! Great Video, looks like you had a lot of fun doing that! And Great Railroad!

Engines of any sort, steam, diesel or electric are just fascinating pieces of equipment.

Popi posted:

amazing!!! Now, what do you do if you get 2 feet of snow

You stay in bed.....LOL

Dan Padova

 

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FORMER OGR CEO - RETIRED posted:

I embedded both of these videos for you.

I sure wish you guys would EMBED your videos instead of just pasting URLs into your post. Makes for a more pleasant viewing experience.

The OP's title for this thread is"Clearing real snow from your tracks. This is good." It's not just GOOD, it is AMAZING!

How is it done ?

Dan Padova

 

"In the course of my life I have had to eat my words, and I must confess it was a wholesome diet"..........Winston Churchill

                                                                                                                                        

WindupGuy posted:

I'm afraid my equipment isn't exactly prototypically accurate on my little 12" gauge railroad... function over form, I suppose.  With that in mind, here is a bit of snowplowing using my crude plow (it just attaches to my little side-dump gravel car) pushed by my little boxcab locomotive:

 

Nifty video of a spiffy RR! 

 

But I have a question, WindupGuy:  where is the key that you use to wind up that little boxcab?

Frisco, MoPac, and T&P near Rolla, MO

palallin posted:

But I have a question, WindupGuy:  where is the key that you use to wind up that little boxcab?

Heh, heh... yeah, that one isn't clockwork... but a 12" gauge windup has crossed my mind... 

By the way, I'm just a couple of hours down I-44 from Rolla, you are welcome to stop by if you are ever in the area.

 - James

 

"Clockwork guys really know how to unwind!"

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