Well, thats why it has a plow! right?

Discussion in 'The Inspection Pit' started by Geep_fan, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Geep_fan

    Geep_fan TrainBoard Member

  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Heard on the news you were getting plenty of snow. Hope all of your engines have pilot plows! :D
     
  3. rg5378

    rg5378 TrainBoard Member

  4. Arctic Train

    Arctic Train TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Cool vid. Now get that geep back to the service facilityto get dried out!!! :ru-shocked: Best of luck with the weather. I got out of Denver yesterday just in time to miss all the "fun".

    Brian
     
  5. crclass

    crclass TrainBoard Member

    Nice video, but I would never consider running through snow even with a plow. I know how my other electronics respond to moisture. Contrary to popular opinion, BlackBerries can't do everything, they neither swim nor float. Even if the unit is not DCC, a warm running motor is going to melt snow and that could never be good. Any way, thanks for the video and doing what most of us would never even consider attempting.
     
  6. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Can't help but notice that you need some scale sanders:mbiggrin:

    And great choice of road!
     
  7. acptulsa

    acptulsa TrainBoard Member

    But where does one find some scale sand?

    Even as it is, that's going the extra mile for realism! Hope the plywood doesn't warp.
     
  8. Geep_fan

    Geep_fan TrainBoard Member

    I doubt the electronics got wet, if it was an older athearn I would be concerned about the trucks rusting. But not the genesis.
     
  9. alexkmmll

    alexkmmll TrainBoard Member

    I always considered dumping a bunch of powder on my layout and having a day of just running plow trains. Ah... but the clean up...
     
  10. stewarttrains98

    stewarttrains98 TrainBoard Member

    if the snow can get in then the rain will be able to as well. I would suggest you find a way to seal that opening so that your hard earned money and work does not get ruined
    pretty cool video, thanks
     
  11. Shortround

    Shortround TrainBoard Member

    Nice video. It looks like you should get a rotory plow.
     
  12. traingeekboy

    traingeekboy TrainBoard Member

    Nice plowing on the layout. :D


    Anytime someone says, "Oh no snow on the layout!"... I post this link. This guy's been running in all weather using DCC for years. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWSqUSO9vrQ and yes it's ho scale.
     
  13. Dave Jones

    Dave Jones TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Never thougth I'd see that! However a lot of roads who ran through non-snow (normally) areas also had snow plows - basically to help intinerant idiots and their vehicles moving on.
     
  14. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    This is where an OLD blue-box F7, equipped with a large plow a la UP's Fs, would come into play. I'd be scared witless to run a Genesis thru that stuff.:eek:

    BTW, how much snow did you get in your neck o' the woods?
     
  15. Geep_fan

    Geep_fan TrainBoard Member

    we ended up with around a foot and a half actual fall. but the snow was blown into drifts up to 4-5 feet tall by the wind.
     
  16. Kevin Anderson

    Kevin Anderson TrainBoard Member

    Nice video. Better get that hole fixed though! :silly:
     
  17. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Sounds like my childhood in southern Wyoming. Tended to chase out the riffraff...............
     
  18. PEIR

    PEIR TrainBoard Member

    Lol I'll have to say that was good for a laugh.
     

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