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Hello all,

This year I have finally built a snow plow for my railroad... meet Plow XA, a freelance plow loosely based on RGS Plow Flanger 02.
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The frame is made of 3/8 inch square poplar with all joints being bolted together with 2-56 hardware along with Titebond. Trucks are Lionel archbar.
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The plow it’s self was made of .020 inch styrene, with seams and transitions made using good ‘ol Bondo.
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The headlight started out as a standard issue Bachmann Pyle type headlight—not much of that remains after the big styrene box was built around it.
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The body is made from 1/8 inch plywood, scribed to represent planks, then given a heavy stain of Minwax Red Mahogany 225, same stain used on the wood cab of my live steam engine. Personally I think this stain, when applied heavily, just looks brown more than anything, perfect for this application.
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The doors are also 1/8 inch plywood with .005 inch brass shim material applied over. Working with the thin brass is a dream. Rivet detail was accomplished by using nothing more than a thumb tack. Dents, dings, and patches are so easy make with this material, truly a fun time.
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This was actually a rather fun project. The wedge could’ve been built better, but that’ll be a project for next year. In the meantime, hopefully I get a little snow so I can give it an official test.

All for now...

Sean
 

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Sean, that's what I like, truly scratch built from scraps and pieces of other stuff. Lets see a pic/video of it in action when you do get snow.
 

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Looks like that Trumpet mute could use a bit of cork! :) (Fellow trumpeter as well).
 
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Very cool!!! Here is a picture of mine I had build last year I think...
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Looks very nice mate, it has a proper home road built look to it.
 

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New member here, does anybody here have a file or dimensions for a 3D printed plow? I’m an Aristocraft guy and love their plow designs just not the second hand cost on eBay. Any input or ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Try Sketchup 3d Warehouse, there is a number of free items and some have a small fee. However there is a range of quality on there ranging from basic to well designed.
 

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Try Sketchup 3d Warehouse, there is a number of free items and some have a small fee. However there is a range of quality on there ranging from basic to well designed.
Appreciate it, I found a gentleman on eBay that 3D prints various G gauge locomotive parts and accessories and have had him sketch me up some designs.
 
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