That's a USA "woodside" caboose for the body right?
Would you mind sharing photos (or a link to some if they've already been posted) or the rear of the plow. I'd like to see what the endbeam/railing piece looks like without the steps. I'm contemplating modifying two of my USA cabeese...see this thread.
The blades are K&S brass 1/2" strips that I cut into pieces and bent. I use springs from pens for the wings for now - you can bend them out or compress them as needed and they give. I am still trying to figure out something better though.
Here is a photo of crews in our metal shop installing the blades on the wings for our new single throw plows
This is the first single throw plow we are building for clearing double track main line.
The wing on the side the snow is thrown to is larger. This plow will cut a wide swath
I still have to install the metal blade below the coupler.
I do like the B&M plow.
It's got just the right amount of weathering and it looks nice.
He did a nice job.
I have entertained the thought, but each time I do I get the chills.
To me it would just something to gather dust as I would have no interest in going out plowing.
I used to get enough of that when I was on the plow team at work as we do Rt. 93 from Braintree to Boston.
But, to others it adds a certain level of operations to their railroad and I can and do appreciate that.
And I must admit that it looks nice in the right kind of snow
We got all rain from early this AM and it is still raining out now and the snow is all melted.