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A different kind of steam action...

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Jamie Hall
Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,650
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE3jKuwsP6I

The rotary has its own two cylinder (double acting) engine and boiler...
Br. Jamie, osb
Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
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  • delta T
    delta T Member Posts: 884
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    Is that the Binford 6100 snow blower?
    Solid_Fuel_Man
  • delta T
    delta T Member Posts: 884
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    joking aside this is awesome!!!
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,650
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    You've got me. It's the one that Cumbres & Toltec just finished rebuilding last summer.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • delta T
    delta T Member Posts: 884
    edited March 2020
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    Its a joke from the tv show Tool Time. Every absurd tool that was brought out was the 'Binford 6100' and it would be a chainsaw powered with a ford V6 or something like that.
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,650
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    Further research... it's a Leslie type, made by Alco in 1923 --so quite new.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • egansen
    egansen Member Posts: 31
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    It takes a lot of team work and coordination to to that. It is fun running steam in the snow.
  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,646
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    I've watched many of the rotarys move tremendous amounts of snow! What an awsome site. Many were converted to diesel in the 1950's but still retain the steam heated "wings" and whistle of course!

    Moving snow with massive energy and speed would be my dream retirement job if I ever get there!
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!
  • Grallert
    Grallert Member Posts: 670
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    man that's cool
    Miss Hall's School service mechanic, greenhouse manager,teacher and dog walker