Yesterday I went to the westend yard here in Capreol and got a picture of this weird MOW car. It has a DC-Jet engine with a duct and is used to thaw out switches that are frozen.
I used to belong to a garden railway club. On day a fellow showed up with a C02 engine from some kind of model car or something, strapped to a flatcar.Now there's a kitbash...
I'm thinking a 1/4 A model rocket engine would fit the bill quite nicely
It's also cheaper than laborers and shovels and picks. It blows the snow out and melts the ice. One more advantage is that it works quickly, and when your whole yard is snowed under, that's important.As an aviaton guy, that sounds like an expensive way to thaw switches. Evidently, it's cheaper than the derailments though.
Yep, that's the most well known photo. The shower of ballast is also a good indication of why the project never got off the ground.Bob i have a picture of that going like hell kicking up a shower of ballast in it's wake...
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