snowplows

Discussion in 'G / O / S Scale Model Trains' started by Livesteam, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. Livesteam

    Livesteam Member

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    I have seen a couple people do this, they would take a aristo craft baggage car and turn it into a rotory snowplow and they work, has anyone here done that?
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    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    Hmmmm.

    Not sure about the baggage car conversion, but I have a K-Line "rotary" (just a boxcar with a rotary plow stuck on it...) that I intend to eventually use to scratch-bash an On30 rotary plow.

    Not much help, really. Sorry. :(
  3. Livesteam

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    yeah i have that too for my On30, i meant for G scale ive seem people make them.
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    Again, not much help, but I recall seeing a picture ages ago in a MR-type publication of a G scale rotary...with the blades powered by a slotcar motor. The fellow actually used it to clear the right-of-way on his garden layout after snowstorms. From the picture, it appeared to do quite a job of throwing snow. :)
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    Yeah ive seen those, the ones that look just like it are home made but they look great , just like if a company made it.
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    Speaking of snowplows how’s this? I purchased it from a guy who was unsure of its origin. I thought it might be a Bob Hartford kit, because of its exquisite detail. A conversation with Bob subsequently revealed that he never produced a snowplow kit. Anyone seen anything like this before?

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  7. Livesteam

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    I havent seen that one before, i know aristo craft makes a plow like it, so does it work, hvae you plowed any snow with it?
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    No, I haven't tried it. Not that we haven't had enough snow here in Michigan this year. It's supposed to snow tonight.

    I push the plow with my Geoffbuilt Shay, only because it looks so good. A Shay probably doesn't go fast enough to make the plow really work.
  9. Livesteam

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    whats that underneth the car? a track cleaner?
  10. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Picture. Mighty fine piece of equipment. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  11. Lighthorseman

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    Is that a flanger blade, perhaps?
  12. Steamtom1

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    livesteam wrote
    It's some sort of a scraper plow blade. It can be raised or lowered. It doesn't like rail joints or turnouts. Rather than go to welded rail, I keep it raised.