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BLUE BULLET CHAIR SALE

Discussion in 'Mt Buller' started by wolly, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Habitual line stepper Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yup - it’s happening.
     
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  2. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Habitual line stepper Ski Pass: Gold

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    No that’s just raw after a buzz over the wire wheel. Gal to come.
     
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  3. Zilla

    Zilla First Runs

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    Quality!
     
  4. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    The double chairlift at Caribbean Gardens in eastern Melbourne permanently closed on 1 July, so if anyone wants to preserve a double chair or other bits, it might be worthwhile contacting them.

    If they're selling bits of their old McCallum brand chairlift, I'll fork out a couple of hundred for a seat from it.

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Habitual line stepper Ski Pass: Gold

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    Any history on that one?
     
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  6. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Oh hello
     
  7. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah, the chairlift was built in Moorabbin by McCallum Engineering who made a few dozen T-bars and chairlifts, mostly in the 1960s including Boggy Creek at Buller. It was installed at a small theme park at Frankston in 1969. The site was closed and subdivided for housing a few years later. Then Caribbean Gardens bought it and it has run at Scoresby ever since. It may have been be the last operational McCallum chairlift.

    Here's a video of a ride on it, the distinctive tower frames identify it as a McCallum.
     
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  8. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    McCallum lifts (that I know about.)

    Location . . . . . . Lift name . . . . . . . . Lift type . . . . . . . . . Dates operated . . Notes
    Falls Creek . . . . Hyman's skyline . . . Portable Rope Tow . . .1954 - ?
    Mt Buller . . . . . . Baldy . . . . . . . . . . . . Portable Rope Tow . . 1957 - 1961
    Falls Creek . . . . .Summit . . . . . . . . . . .T-bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1961 - 1991
    Falls Creek . . . . .Village . . . . . . . . . . . T-bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1961 - 1999
    Portsea . . . . . . . Back Beach . . . . . . . .Double Chair . . . . . . 1962 - 1967?
    Thredbo . . . . . . .Middle . . . . . . . . . . . . T-bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1962 - present . Moved to Merritts Spur, renamed Ski School
    Thredbo . . . . . . Basin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T-bar . . . . . . . . . . . . .1963 - present
    Mt Buffalo . . . . Double Chairlift . . . . . Double Chair . . . . . . 1964 - ?
    Falls Creek . . . . Gully . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Double Chair . . . . . . .1964 - 1981
    Mt Buffalo . . . . . T-bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . .T-bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1965 - 1984
    Mt Buffalo . . . . . Beginners Poma . . . . Platter . . . . . . . . . . . . 1966 - ?
    Falls Creek . . . . Sun Valley . . . . . . . . . . T-bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1967 - 1988
    Mt Buller . . . . . . Boggy Creek . . . . . . . . T-bar . . . . . . . . . . . . 1967 - present . Lift shortened 2020 to allow a dam to be built
    Falls Creek . . . . Link Lift (aka Saddle) . . T-bar . . . . . . . . . . . . 1969 - 2000
    Frankston / Caribbean Gardens . . . . . . . Double Chair . . . . 1969 - 2020 . Moved to Scoresby c.1971 when Whistle Stop closed
    Perth . . . . . . . . Royal Show Chair Lift . . . Double Chair . . . . . 1970 - present
    Guthega . . . . . . Blue Cow . . . . . . . . . . . T-bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1976 - 1980 . Allegedly formerly at Mt Buller, but no known McCallum T-bars were retired before 1976, so the lift may not have been a McCallum?
     
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  9. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Habitual line stepper Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL

    Just curious!
     
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  10. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Habitual line stepper Ski Pass: Gold

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    Company still exists - changed hands a few decades ago though. Basic repetition engineering now. They’re a couple doors up from a friend’s Biz. There you go.
     
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    Chux-sw One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I thought the Boggy Creek T-Bar was gone with the dam construction, it's not on the 2020 trail map.
     
  12. N0frilz

    N0frilz Addicted

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    Old Perisher chair installed at Dobson in Nz?
    Pretty slow old banger
     
  13. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well they said they were just going to shorten it and give it a new electric motor. Not surprisingly, I haven't got to Buller this season, so I haven't been able to check if there is anything left.
     
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    djam One of Us

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    It's all there, except for the bit that is now Dam. The last I heard is just as you said, a shortened
    electric version will happen.
     
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    travelislife One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Used to be a good way to get ‘up and over’ if the line at Grimus was crazy, but obviously not going to be possible anymore with the dam in the way!?
     
  16. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    They’ve cut a track from Boggy down to the Burnt Hut chair so that area still has some redundancy.
     
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    djam One of Us

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    I believe there are plans for a new short lift that will go up between the Dam and the Esky, to complete that
    path, unloading higher then Boggy did, near ABOM unload.
     
  18. travelislife

    travelislife One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    That would be good, though a bit annoying needing a separate lift again. Did always find Boggy finished about 20m too short thought, so towards ABOM would provide more options.
     
  19. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Habitual line stepper Ski Pass: Gold

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    My hunt for bits has unearthed some cool period info and documents.

    Here's the Dopp fixed quad schematic as at 1984.

     
  20. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Now you can get bending on an OG safety bar while the search for the bumper continues.
     
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  21. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Habitual line stepper Ski Pass: Gold

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    The bars on the BB chairs are identical to that diagram, but I have seen old clips of BB that show two other designs as well. Would love to know why that is - perhaps Dopp resupplied the arms in that newer design in response to some complaint.

    Need to chat to a Buller old timer.
     
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  22. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    Who cares about the design as long as it's chrome plated.
     
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  23. wolly

    wolly One of Us

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    plenty of them on Buller and sadly some who would know are no longer with us