This is an S-Scale (1:64) Russell Winged Snow Plow Kit loosely based on the Northern Pacific Railway version. It is designed with hinged side wings (h-Bar brass hinges) utilizing lock bars (pinned hinges) with a magnetic latching system allowing the wings to be set varying positions and keeping those wings in place during operation. Also included is a lower blade that magnetically attaches to any metal chassis.
This product is being sold as a kit to allow for maximum customization with the least amount of aggravation. Key components of the snow plow kit have been pre-assembled, only the detail options (railings, steps) and the clear windows need to be added. You can use the 3D printed railings and steps provided in the kit or substitute your own versions. The American Flyer Caboose railings will fit nicely on the CPI Snow Plow. These items can be affixed using Super Glue (Cyanoacrylate) to permanently mount them to the snow plow shell.
The entire snow plow is 3D printed in ABS plastic except for the clear windows which are cut from a clear styrene sheet. If desired, the kit can be sanded with extra smoothing achieved by wiping down the shell with Acetone; which will also yield a shiny finish. ABS plastic can be painted with acrylic and enamel paints with or without a primer. We recommend a paint sealer if the unit is to be handled a lot or run on a regular basis.
The CPI Snow Plow shell has been designed to mount to a standard American Flyer Caboose Chassis measuring 42-44mm wide by 115-118mm long. It will fit chassis in any of the variations shown below.
The snow plow is available in the following colors of ABS plastic: gray, gold, red, tan, brown, blue, green, orange, black, and white.
Please allow 7-10 business days for printing and assembly.
1 - Snow Plow shell, in the selected color, with the left/right wings, left/right lock bars, and all magnets installed
1 - Lower Blade with magnets installed
1 - Rear Railing panel
1 - Rear Ladder
2 - Rear Steps
1 - Set of clear windows
2 - #2-56 screws (to mount shell to chassis)
1 - Set of Assembly Instructions
3D printed and shipped by CatzPaw.