Dimboola station. This great photo was taken by my son Craig

Monday, 3 October 2011

Reach Stackers

The terminal at Horsham currently operated by Wimmera Container Line uses several different types of reach stacker for loading and unloading of containers. Several of these are Fantuzzi and Ferrari models.
Fantuzzi Model RS60

The only HO scale model available is from Kibri No:11751 , of the fork lift type, or Kibri No:11752, which is similar to the above, but with the cab further forward, but does not have the container handling frame. For 1/160 and 1/50 scale there are a few diecast models available, but not in 1/87.
This reach stacker is seen loading a Powerline VQCX flat (one of the Indian produced models, with Steam Era bogies, modified for Kadee No 5s and the container brackets removed, as in Freight Australia livery they have twist locks). PS, this Kibri model does not fit to Auscision containers. Do do so the brackets that hold the containers would need to be modified.
Forklift type. Sorry heavily cropped.