Scratch built garden snow blower unit

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by LoudMusic, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. LoudMusic

    LoudMusic Member

  2. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    If that was 1to1 scale, imagine how much snow that would be. Can the prototype even plow snow that deep?

  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery


    Yes, the prototype plows snow that deep! I have pictures of the CPR plowing near Orangeville (50 miles north of Toronto) with a WEDGE plow in snow that deep. They are using SIX steamers to shove the wedge. There are also pictures of men digging out locomotives where the snow was over the roof.

    Interestingly, the rotary plow was developed in Orangeville by Orange Jull (no relation ;)) after an idea by a dentist of all people, but it was never used there. The Leslie brothers in Toronto built the first one. Despite the Canadian origin, they became best known for use with the UP and SP in the mountain passes on the way to California. CPR did operate one or more in the Canadian west.

  4. LoudMusic

    LoudMusic Member

  5. jawharp1992

    jawharp1992 Member

    cool, awesome, spectacular. Oh, I hate snow.
  6. pooka2hot4u

    pooka2hot4u Member

    well i guess he just made it for the sake of clearing snow off his track (beats walking around with a shovel) and not really for it to be all that accurate.
  7. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Isn't there a video of a rotary plow in use that ends when the cameraman gets socked with the snow spraying out of the plow?
  8. LoudMusic

    LoudMusic Member

    Not that I've seen - I'd love to watch it if you can find it :)
  9. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    those are soo coooool,i want a garden railroad just so i can have a rotary plow!and great vids too,loud music! :thumb: --josh
  10. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    great videos. I like the last one when they got stuck. lmao

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