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Awesome model railroad snowblower video

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by trustyrusty, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. trustyrusty

    trustyrusty Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    Last edited: Dec 4, 2012
  2. trustyrusty

    trustyrusty Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    Sorry, guys. I fixed the video link so maybe now you can view it. Really, really cool job this guy did modeling one of those old steam locomotive powered snow blowers.
     
  3. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    G Scale model railroad rotary snow plow

    The gentleman that uploade the video has
    a very large garden railroad.

    These rotary plows are pushed and pulled by 2-6 locomotves to
    provide the traction and force needed to remove snow from the
    railroad right of way.

    This railway snow clearer is a rotary plow for railway use
    that is based on the Leslie rotary plow design that dates
    back to 1893 and was originally steam powered using
    soft Bituminous coal coal.

    Most all of them were converted to an oil fired steam powered
    rotary plow early in the century once fuel oil became the fule of
    choice for steam powered locomotives.

    The folks at Union Pacific Railroad have several -(5-6) of the former
    Southern Pacific rotary snow plows that have been converted
    to electric power where a what is refered to as a B unit is used to
    provide electricity to the rotary plow.

    These rebuilt rotary plows use four traction motors from older locomotives
    to power the rotary plows snow fan to dispose of the snow to the left or right
    of the railway right of way.

    The Leslie plows have railcar trucks that have no suspension and limit the
    units travel spewed to 20 miles per hour.



    I can upload some scanned images of the rotary plows when I have a bit more time for everyone to see later.
     
  4. BigBladePusher

    BigBladePusher Member
    Messages: 49

    wow thats pretty cool!