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

Friday, 10 February 2012

Reach Stackers 2

Purchased Kibri 11752 Container trailer loader. (Currently in yellow, but has been released in the past in red). This can also be used as a top grab reach stacker. It is interesting, that when TNT used reach stackers at their Islington terminal in the 1980's, they used the arms to lift from the bottom of the container.

I have modified the kit slightly, by moving the driving cab from the side of the vehicle to the centre and raised it a bit. Many of the safety rails have been left off . This gives an appearance of the type of reach stacker that I am looking for, and I also did not attach the trailer lifting arms. I also added a driver.
This model could also be used for OO scale 1/76. The cab might need to be enlarged, and the brackets that hold the containers need to be cut off and replaced with new ones glued to the sides, and the arms need to be extended.

 Kibri unt against a C-Rail intermodal OO scale container.