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Let it Snow

I have just completed fitting the Swift Sixteen Snowplough and what an easy job!

The donor van was a standard Playmobil covered van.  Firstly the buffers were removed and the Buffer beam drilled to take two self tapping screw to attach the Plough. The Coupling was also sawn off and kept as it will be used somewhere else.  The back of the snowplough was carved out to enable it to sit on the buffer stocks at the right height.  Once this was achieved the plough was attached to the Playmobil Chassis by two long self tapping screws. The Van body was replaced and a third self tapping screw fixed high up in the van body to eliminate any flexing between the plough and the Van.  At this stage the Snowplough was seriously nose heavy but I have a stock of Heavy metal blocks which I secured to the Van floor at the other end making the whole unit extremely stable and weighing 2.750 Kg.

All that is wanted now is a fall of snow!


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