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Mike the Choochoo Nix

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plowing snow
« on: January 05, 2018, 03:57:23 AM »
This is a link to a dearborn snow plow that was made to fit a ford 8n tractor. I have seen what i was told was one and they would make a excellent second  plow so the crew would not have to switch the plow to the other end of the locomotive. http://n-news.com/marketplace/  scroll down, red v plow.
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Re: plowing snow
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2018, 12:43:35 AM »
I notice that the plow is located in NH. Not too far away.

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Re: plowing snow
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 01:26:40 AM »
For 350 bucks - that's almost the cost of materials alone to build one.  Would recommend we have someone take a serious look at it.
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Re: plowing snow
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2018, 08:38:55 PM »
I’ll bet I know where we can get the purchase money donated if we want it.
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Re: plowing snow
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2018, 08:53:23 PM »
I bet I know someone on NH who would be happy to go take a look at it if there is interest.
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Re: plowing snow
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2018, 09:39:50 PM »
That plow is in Peterborough, next town over from me.  I'd be happy to go look at it once I get the OK.

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Re: plowing snow
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2018, 09:56:59 PM »
Hunt, you're much closer than me; I'm in Manchester.
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Re: plowing snow
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2018, 10:02:19 PM »
The problem with a double ended plow is while you plow in one direction, the plow fills in behind you in the other direction. We have a system devised now that makes swapping the plow a breeze, compared to what it was.

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Re: plowing snow
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2018, 10:08:11 PM »
Hi Guys,

I’ve looked on line at the NH plow;  I’m sorry but this plow just isn’t suitable for a number of reasons.  It’s cheap money for something that wouldn’t help us.

Our system for reversing the plow on 52 at ToM is very efficient- usually about 5 minutes.  As Mike mentioned, that avoids back dragging snow.

The real answer here is a reconstructed WW&F wooden plow and flanger.  Someday...

Thanks for looking out for us...

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Re: plowing snow
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2018, 10:45:09 PM »
I'll second Jason's observation regarding reversing the plow at ToM.  I saw it in person on the 23rd in much less than ideal weather, and it went very well.

But thanks for looking out for opportunities like this.  We've greatly benefited in the past by someone pointing out an item available that has helped the museum. 
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Re: plowing snow
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2018, 12:44:57 PM »
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