have you seen this

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by scoobyloven, Apr 6, 2003.

  1. scoobyloven

    scoobyloven Member

    here is a pice of snow remover i found it uses a jet morot to melt the snow
  2. scoobyloven

    scoobyloven Member

    Designed to melt and remove snow using J-57 jet engine producing 7,000 lbs. of thrust. Engine exhaust nozzle can be tilted and rotated. Uses 275 horsepower diesel engine for propel. Optional attachments allow conversion for working ballast.

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  3. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Don't use it on track with wooden ties, though. You might end up with charcoal ties! :D :D :D

  4. K.V.Div

    K.V.Div Member

    Where do they keep the fuel tanks for that puppy?
    If I remember correctly, a jet engine goes through the old JP4 (or is it JP5?) like a shipload of sailors goes through beer on a Saturday night run:D.

  5. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Scooby, great looking piece of hardware to scratchbuild sometime. Just one small thought, as it's an ex Jet engine, what happens to it if someone flips it to full power:D Goes backwards at one hell of a rate. :rolleyes:

  6. scoobyloven

    scoobyloven Member

    what i know of this is they used it in the ship yards and in bridges i seen it roll down the track and i talked to the enginer and he told me that the jet motor is made to angle and it has a safety gard on it when the jet motor is all the way up you can't turn it on that would be on good ride if they did hit it when it was all the way up i'm trying to find some specs on this
  7. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Wild, I'd guessed it was some kinda rail gun from WWII.
  8. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member


    ...I have. I've seen 'em work Allentown yard to free switch points of ice and snow. :)


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