Re: Hi from Scotland.
Welcome to the forum and website. I'm not all that far from you being just down the road near Kilmarnock. I know the Museum of Transport well and visited it a fair number of times though not so much recently as my weans are young adults now and no longer rely on their elderly parents for entertainment suggestions.
Sounds a fascinating research project and one with plenty of potential for getting hooked on the 'deep south'. Whilst we had some seriously antiquated snow vehicles at the base I was on, the main mode of transport was dog sledge. I recall we had a couple of old Foxtracs plus an even more elderly Eliason machine in addition to more modern skidoos. Despite our dedication to the dogs, we were more than welcome to make use of the machines when it came to trogging round 150+ dogs at feeding time.