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 Posted: Wed Mar 24th, 2010 03:08 pm
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This is so cool......


http://www.youtube.com/user/Ferroequinologists#p/a/f/0/kbE0K6KEcY4



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 Posted: Thu Mar 25th, 2010 12:07 am
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There was a  G gauge rotary at the Kimberton narrow gauge meet 3 (I think) years ago running on the large scale modular layout, As it came past, I put my hand out to see how much air it was moving- there was a surprising amount The owner saw me do this and said that he had tried it with snow, and as long as the snow wasn't wet and sticky ,the plow worked great. Didn't have as much of a motor whine as the one in the video though.



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 Posted: Thu Mar 25th, 2010 07:15 pm
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That was cool and moving some real snow. Sounds like a Model rc plane glow engine and the blades look they they might have been from a ducted fan jet.

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 Posted: Fri Mar 26th, 2010 01:55 am
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That is very cool, I could have used such a thing last week! I agree, the blades look very "airplaneish"...closer examination suggests that they are GWS Ducted Fan blades...if anybody wants to build one for themselves.

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 Posted: Fri Mar 26th, 2010 11:07 pm
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Woodie~~~~~~~~~~

Toward the very end of the video, the wheel arrangement of the engine became clear for a second or two...looked like a Garratt of some sort. Am I correct?

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 Posted: Sat Sep 4th, 2010 01:57 am
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That snow blower really worked great. That was some fairly serious snow too but tell me,does anybody use the regular train snow plow? Havn't seen one of them yet.  Great video and thanks for posting it. 

Saw one on youtube so they are in use. I'm talking the v shaped plow that just pushes the snow aside. Worked very well too on a pretty good sized layout in the guys back yard.   Pete

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