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Build on Snow

Post by SKGLB » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:41 pm

After Mother Nature gave us some snow this winter, I picked up on an old idea again. Why not lay a small rail circle on the snowdrift in front of my terrace?
I dug a small track into the snow and tried to create a reasonably flat track with a long spirit level.

A good opportunity to try a new remote control, my old 2.4 GHZ has unfortunately failed their service, so now I have to equip all locomotives with new receivers. Billy was the first in line.

As you can see on the video, the problem is with temperatures above zero degrees and sunshine, the rails sink unevenly in the snow. The track is then more like a roller coaster.

But it was still a lot of fun.
Let's see what happens in the next few days, low temperatures would be welcome.



Greetings from snowy Austria
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Post by -steves- » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:43 pm

Love it :)
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Post by philipy » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:44 pm

Very good Gerald. A novel idea. You are welcome to more low temperatures though, personally I'm hoping for them to go up a bit here!

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Re: Build on Snow

Post by IanC » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:04 pm

Excellent. For me it's all about having fun and that looks fun. Although it looks very cold!
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Post by gregh » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:07 pm

looks like lots of fun. Nice video.
I imagine a shovel could make some big 'mountains' maybe even a tunnel. Wonder if a the exhaust steam would melt a tunnel. :D
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Re: Build on Snow

Post by SKGLB » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:55 am

gregh wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:07 pm
I imagine a shovel could make some big 'mountains' maybe even a tunnel. Wonder if a the exhaust steam would melt a tunnel.
A picture from 2005, not a long tunnel, more a bridge. Rather higher outside temperatures end his life as the exhaust steam of the locomotive.
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Re: Build on Snow

Post by gregh » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:17 am

SKGLB wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:55 am

A picture from 2005, not a long tunnel, more a bridge. Rather higher outside temperatures end his life as the exhaust steam of the locomotive.
Fantastic!
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