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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Inevitable snow pictures...   Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:45 pm

Yep, inevitable... but I just had to do it.
These were made last thursday afternoon. Batteries went flat after a few minutes due to the cold and I got frozen fingers but after all very nice pictures.

But I have to be honest; they are all posed. The tracks were frozen up on some places and operation of the turnouts was impossible. So no real service took place! Embarassed

Hope you enjoy the pictures!

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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Inevitable snow pictures...   Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:35 pm

Delivering wine even in the snow. That's dedication..... Very Happy

What's the green wagon with the flag man please?
I doesent look a standard LGB item.

Great pictures, posed or not.
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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Inevitable snow pictures...   Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:32 pm

Carl Hibbs wrote:
Delivering wine even in the snow. That's dedication..... Very Happy

What's the green wagon with the flag man please?
I doesent look a standard LGB item.

Great pictures, posed or not.

YEP! We are very dedicated to this so the little people keep warm! Wink

The green car is a converted LGB Toytrain Caboose into something more European looking staff car or something.
See also: GartenBahn DataBase.

The whole building story is on:

and for the whole building story: Europ-a-nising a caboose but the pictures are moved to my Fotki pages: LGB Staffcar

Paul
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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Inevitable snow pictures...   Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:11 pm

Great set of pictures Paulus.
Looks like my kind of railway. Very Happy

Do you have atrack plan drawing ?

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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Inevitable snow pictures...   Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:21 pm

paul stainz holt wrote:

Do you have atrack plan drawing ?

Nope, but Now I have just "Painted" one. Not to scale but it gives an idea:



Lightgray = road
Gray= rock/stone or houses
Green= bushes etc.

The grey dot is the water tower. The brown dot is the turntable.
The redbrown dot is a tree...
The blue is water cyclops

Paul
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Spule 4



Location : Tennessee, USA

PostSubject: Re: Inevitable snow pictures...   Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:32 am

Paul, do you need a plough on loan from the NMD?



A photo from last year, how much that section of the railway has changed!

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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Inevitable snow pictures...   Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:14 pm

Thanks Garrett! A snowplow would be very handy! Although... it has not snowed for a few days now, only frozen.
That what is left behind is rock hard ice... Perphaps an icebreaker would be more efficient now...
Nice picture btw!!!!

I visited the Murtalbahn in Austria a few years back and took pictures of something similar like the picture below. I always wanted to build something like that (one of the thousand projects in my head... One day...).


Picture from:www.eisenbahn-bilder.com
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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: Inevitable snow pictures...   Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:34 pm

Here's a similar plow at the HSB:

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Spule 4



Location : Tennessee, USA

PostSubject: Re: Inevitable snow pictures...   Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:53 am

My one fear for problem a car mounted plough would be the weight (lack of and need for).

YouTube is full of plough videos. A lot of good ideas.

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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Inevitable snow pictures...   Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:37 am

I really like the look of those covered snowplow cars.

Since my railway supposed to be somewhere in France I was also looking for a snowplow in a more French design.
Did not find so many railway related but I did came across the upmost French design you'll ever find...



lol!
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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: Inevitable snow pictures...   Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:11 pm

I love it. Notice the roof is open while plowing.

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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Inevitable snow pictures...   Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:08 pm

Paulus wrote:

Since my railway supposed to be somewhere in France I was also looking for a snowplow in a more French design.

There is one peculiar snow plough on the CF de Provence.....


It's the front (or rear actually) of a Billard 150 autorail... Shocked
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Spule 4



Location : Tennessee, USA

PostSubject: Re: Inevitable snow pictures...   Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:42 pm

Paulus wrote:
I really like the look of those covered snowplow cars.

Since my railway supposed to be somewhere in France I was also looking for a snowplow in a more French design.
Did not find so many railway related but I did came across the upmost French design you'll ever find...



lol!


Ahh, twin motor tin snail plough....I cannot imagine the noise levels or headache from them....great photo! Very Happy Very Happy

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Spule 4



Location : Tennessee, USA

PostSubject: Re: Inevitable snow pictures...   Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:43 pm

KleineDicke wrote:
I love it. Notice the roof is open while plowing.

I drive in the snow with the windows down, have done it for years, not sure why.... Shocked

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