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I got an Aristo snow plow blade from Kidman's today. Planned to build a car for it. Anyone done that? COuld not seem to get the search to pull up any. Thought of a gondola the size of a brick to attach it to. I have some couplers' and trucks, so should not be a biggie. Just finding the time, us retired folk are busy, ya' know?
 

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How about a caboose with spreader wings, and a flanger? (put the brick inside) It's on my 'someday' list. I have a couple pics on my hard drive, but they are of someone else's model, so I hesitate to repost them. but I'll see if I can find a link to his post.

 

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If you want to go the gondola and brick route you probably could have just gone with the Arsito plow. A bit pricey though.

The wedge plow by itself is pretty versatile and can be adapted to fit anywhere you want it. I modified one to fit on our Bachmann 2-8-0.
 

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Thanks guys, knew I'd get some help here. Blade was only $18, saw the gondola/plow on ebay, new ones were over $100, one that was offered by a guy with a bad rep and poor shipping went for $72! I think I may go with the GR plans and adapt the blade to that, those looked pretty cool. More fun to build anyway, after the Challenger-back to plan B on the front truck, u-joint did not work out.
 

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Jerry,
I posted this reply on the Aristo forum also.

A long steel caboose was modified to fit on the snowplow chasis and blade.









Not shown, but the plow has a body mount Kadee coupler. The body mount put a stop to derails by thrust being put on the back truck in turns.

A video of the modified plow in operation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50Bv5EH54fg

JimC.
 

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I found this image while looking for information on something else. It shows the internal bracing on one of these things. Hope it isn't too late to be of help...

 
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