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Old 02-18-2005, 02:40:23 PM
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Has anyone seen or have info on this after market set up ?? It is set on a Model T chassis.

Spikes and paddle wheel for running in snow and on ice.

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Hey Jim,

I cant tell you anything about it, but I know where that is.......
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Old 02-18-2005, 05:37:12 PM
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Do ya have any pics of the caboose in the background? Id be interested in seeing that.

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Jim, I've never seen that particular setup, but I have seen where they have a track affair on the rear and ski's on the front like what you show. I knew where there was one and it was used by a Rural Mail Man. It was also on a model T Ford sedan. If the drift's got to bad he would go out in the fields. I wish I had a picture to share, but sorry I don't. Dick in the darn cold Finger Lake Region of NY.

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Tanner

I bet you do. You have seen this a few times. We really need info on this thing.

Frank, I can get photos if you like. Just let me know what you want and I can send them to your email address. I am overloaded here. Can't send anymore.

Jim
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Old 02-18-2005, 08:33:30 PM
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I knew where there was one and it was used by a Rural Mail Man.
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Is there a way for you to find out if it is still there ?? We may be interested !!!!

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Old 02-18-2005, 08:49:14 PM
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Do ya have any pics of the caboose in the background? Id be interested in seeing that.

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Frank

I just thought, how in the heck did you ID the caboose in the background, from the photo ??????? <grin> There is very little shown. Have you been here in the past ???

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Old 02-18-2005, 09:29:27 PM
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Nope, never been there, Just a REALLY big railroad fan. I saw those trucks and the two handrails on the sides. Alls i want to see is the general overview of the car. I like to see different roadnames. Im in Pa and theres a "motel" not too far away where they have a bunch of cabooses that you can sleep in overnight or over a couple days. Never did it but they have a few cool roadnames there as I remember. If you dont mind, I would like a pic of the car. Thanks!

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There's one in Hickory,NC at a Toro dealer(if I remember right) It has skis on the front and tracks on rear. The back looks something an Amish buggy where it hauled about 10 school kids.
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. Im in Pa and theres a "motel" not too far away where they have a bunch of cabooses that you can sleep in overnight or over a couple days.
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Frank

There is a RR Motel like you describe on I-5 in northern California. It's around Shasta City. The "CRAGS MOUNTIAN" RR cars sitting on track and you rent them as you would a motel room.

Like you, I have been tempted to stay the night but have not.

Send me your email and I will forward a few photos in a couple of days.

Jim
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I've seen an OLD photo of a model t "SKI", or what ever its called. Just like you show in your picture. But for the life of me I cannot remember where I saw it. There was a picture in GEM a while back of a motorized sleigh, I think it just had one wheel in the back to propell it. Doug Waggonner
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Jim, I've never seen that particular setup, but I have seen where they have a track affair on the rear and ski's on the front like what you show. I knew where there was one and it was used by a Rural Mail Man. It was also on a model T Ford sedan. If the drift's got to bad he would go out in the fields. I wish I had a picture to share, but sorry I don't. Dick in the darn cold Finger Lake Region of NY.
That attachment was called SNOWMOBILE. I have a full page ad in a 1924 Ford Dealer Equipment Directory that show a picture of a Model T Ford with Snowmobile attachment. The ad says "The Snowmobile attachment puts a Ford on snowshoes" Made by the Snowmobile Company, Rochester, N.H. The name snowmobile we use today originated with this company. I have other ads in the "National Rural Letter Carrier" (mailmens paper) from 1929 of the SNOW BIRD made in New Holstein, WI for Ford, Chevrolet, Whippet, Star, and Durant. Another made in New Holstein was the SNOW FLYER for Ford As and Ts and Chevrolet.

The Snowmobile attacment consisted of a pair of heavy wood skis that attached on the front wheel spindles. A axle was place ahead of the rear axle and the front wheels put on it. A metal track was installed over the two wheel on each side. Usually recomened the T had a Ruckstel rear end. I had one of these at one time. Each ski had a metal tag saying SNOWMOBILE. John Davidson
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Here is a pict. of one.Dont know if this is the same you guys are refering to. hint this was taken in ore. 2003 BobRR
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Has anyone seen or have info on this after market set up ?? It is set on a Model T chassis.

Spikes and paddle wheel for running in snow and on ice.

Thanks,

Jim
Here is a photo of the back showing the spikes and paddle wheels.

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That attachment was called SNOWMOBILE. I have a full page ad in a 1924 Ford Dealer Equipment Directory that show a picture of a Model T Ford with Snowmobile attachment. The ad says "The Snowmobile attachment puts a Ford on snowshoes" Made by the Snowmobile Company, Rochester, N.H. The name snowmobile we use today originated with this company. I have other ads in the "National Rural Letter Carrier" (mailmens paper) from 1929 of the SNOW BIRD made in New Holstein, WI for Ford, Chevrolet, Whippet, Star, and Durant. Another made in New Holstein was the SNOW FLYER for Ford As and Ts and Chevrolet.

The Snowmobile attacment consisted of a pair of heavy wood skis that attached on the front wheel spindles. A axle was place ahead of the rear axle and the front wheels put on it. A metal track was installed over the two wheel on each side. Usually recomened the T had a Ruckstel rear end. I had one of these at one time. Each ski had a metal tag saying SNOWMOBILE. John Davidson
John

Is it possible for you to scan a few of those ads and send them to me ?? Email would be fine.

Email me off board.

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Old 02-21-2005, 12:59:43 AM
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Jim is that the one out by Battleground Washington?

Chuck in snowy Central Oregon
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OK you outwest guys anyone know where the one I have posted is?I will give one more pict. tomorrow. It is not far from at least one stacker that is is in N. calf. BobRR
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Here is one that I found in an old Ford Book. Caption said, " 1927 Ford Snowmobile The running gear was that of a Roadster Pickup, last seen in Holden, Mass.
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Jim is that the one out by Battleground Washington?

Chuck in snowy Central Oregon
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Yes. It is at Alan Schurman's Iron Ranch. Ridgefield, Washington.

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In the last couple of weeks on ebay their was a Model A truck with the same track/ski setup as the photo posted by Smoke. When I saw it, with several days left in the listing, the bid was at $12,000.
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