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    • November 12, 2017 7:49 PM EST
      • Streamwood, IL
         
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      Redneck Engineering, AKA The Fuddy-Duddy Car Works

      Don't laugh, it's not perfect, but it does work. I actually built this plow 3 years ago. It's made of scrap and left over parts. The deck is from a Bachmann tender, caboose body is from Scientific Toys, lower half of the plow is from a Bachmann Thomas, top half is an inverted Bachmann K-27 plow, headlight from a Bachmann circus train, and there's 3.5 lbs of lead and assorted metal on the inside.

    • November 12, 2017 8:46 PM EST
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      Mike that is one really cool conglomeration of spare parts! As a bonus, it works.

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    • November 12, 2017 8:58 PM EST
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      I won't laugh. Being as I am a redneck engineer myself, I appreciate redneck engineering.

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      Home of the infamous leg lamp

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    • November 12, 2017 10:23 PM EST
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      That's a great Baldwin plow, few are able to catch the lines so well!

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • November 13, 2017 10:57 AM EST
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      Looks like itwold fit into any backwoods operation.  Looks good to me.  Nice work.

    • November 13, 2017 8:50 PM EST
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      John Caughey said:

      That's a great Baldwin plow, few are able to catch the lines so well!

       

       

      Thanks John, but I think that's pushing it a bit, no pun intended. I researched actual railroad plows, and while it may be close, I don't think it quite resembles an actual prototype.

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