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Container Stacker (OO Gauge)

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Hi.

Any ideas where you'd get a OO Gauge Container Stacker (Yellow) similar to the Hyco Boss model that was used in North Wall (and elsewhere in Irish Rail freight yards)-  see photo thanks to Ernie attached?

Cheers.

Rob.

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I've been looking for a model one too for Glengarriff. The ones used at North Wall were more like a 'fork lift' type, however at Ballina one basically similar to the Oxford Model Reach Stacker (photo enlargment below) was used

Ernie

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43 minutes ago, Rob said:

This kinda looks like what l am looking for but if l could avoid the assembly at all possible with a RTR one, hence the appeal !!

It's RTR. But....it's 1:87 in scale. 00 is in 1:76.2, so about 10% smaller, and there's no guarantee the "grabby bit" will fit 00 scale containers.

https://www.hattons.co.uk/108981/oxford_diecast_76stob020_konecranes_reach_stacker_eddie_stobart_/stockdetail.aspx - this might be worth a respray.

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I have one of the Oxford alone livery reachstacker on my desk in work.. 

it’s a very good model, and as ttco says nearly identical to both of the stackers in Ballina

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What era does that stacker cover (earliest year in use). Looks quite modern especially if still in use. I was wondering what would have been in use earlier like more like 60s/70s if anyone knows (and if there a similar OO model available) at all?

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 All you ever wanted to know about container handling, but were afraid to ask 😉

http://konecranes.smartpage.fi/en/2011/portbook/files/Portbook_b_opt9.pdf

Reach stackers seem to be preferred over forkilfts in recent years, possibly safer more stable machine with lower maintenance and running costs having a telescopic boom rather than  a chain driven mast. There have been a number of incidents with mast type container handling forklifts tipping forward or  even suddenly dropping a container if a mast chain fails.

Hyster and Boss lift trucks would have been the main suppliers of forklifts to CIE during the 70s and 80s.

 

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