HO Scale Intermodal Crane

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Snizotch, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. nicknero

    nicknero Member

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    hey combat wanna build one of those for me Ill be your best friend
  2. COMBAT

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    LOL, I need money, not friends! sign1
  3. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    yeah, i can only count on having $600 something dollars, and i think i'd rather invest in sound decoders then saving another $100 and buying one container crane.

    I will bet it will go down in porice eventually. that or some unknowing person will sell it on ebay and not know what its worth.
  4. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    These are made by Faller. moving vehicles have been available for sometime in europe ( it hasn't caught on here).

    unfortuneately, they don't really seem to work all that well. they do have the tendancy to "dart" around rather then appear like someone's driving them.

    its not really a slot car so much as it is magnets in the truck holding it onto a magnetic rail (or guide wire) in special road sections you buy. The cars and trucks have tiny motor or batteries in them i think. I
  5. nicknero

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    so its like a drunk driversign1 man I want my crane now
  6. nicknero

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    still a long time till the 20th
  7. Santa Fe Jack

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    That Contchamp is exactly what I am looking for. A quick Google search turns up vendors in Germany, but non in the US. Any ideas where I could get one?

    Here's another option, though not currently available: a container-capable forklift.
    http://walthers.com/exec/productinfo/405-11751
  8. oldtanker

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    Guess I'll just have to dream about those!

    Rick
  9. KCS

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    Can you believe how much they want for that? Someone else posted a link to the maker and just for th static kit is $2,500 plus $350 to ship. A working "kit" is $3,500 plus $350 to ship. If thats the case, I wonder how much an assembled kit would cost. They won't produce many of these do to the outragous price.
  10. Alan Bickley

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    Well, I went to the national exhibition at the NEC at the weekend and saw the crane being demonstrated on the Heljan stand. Wow, it was fantastic! I'm hoping that my numbers come up on the premium bonds now!!!
  11. jbaakko

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