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Ski lift makers plates photos wanted.

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by Bogong, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Some of you may know that I contribute to a list of the 460 ski lifts that have operated in Australia. As part of an upgrade we are looking for photos of makers plates or other manufacturers branding, especially for less common brands and minor lifts that are often overlooked like carpets.

    So if you see one while skiing, please whip out your phone and take a photo. Photographers of any happy snaps that are published will get a credit. Thanks.

    This is the sort of thing we're looking for.

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    Above. Makers plate of an Australian made chairlift in Tasmania.
    Below. Australia's only Leitner lift, the old Big Dipper at Falls Creek.
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    Especially interested in photos of makers branding on lifts like:
    • Lakeside Poma at Falls (made by Montaz Mautino)
    • Boggy Creek at Buller (made by McCallum Engineering)
    • New Canyon platter at Buller (made by Sunkid)
    • Mt Perisher Double (made by GMD Mueller)
    • Rope tows at Perisher (made by Bruckschloegl)
    • Merritts double chair at Thredbo (made by Riblet)
    • Giblin and Big E at Ben Lomond made by Yac.
    • Carpets at all resorts made by companies like Team Service and Sunkid
    But if an especially clear or scenic shot of a more common makers branding like Poma or Dopp is submitted, there's a good chance that will be published on the website too.
     
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    Ziggy Repreived Ski Pass: Gold

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    Can do Lakeside for you.

    And I think the new Eagle Express at Falls is a Leitner. Want that too?
     
  3. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ta Ziggy. If any branding survives on Lakeside it would be great to see a picture of it.

    I haven't checked new Eagle. It was made by Leitner-Poma (the two companies merged in 2000) and in America their products are always branded as Leitner Poma. But in Europe some of their operations are still run separately. Recent Australian lifts from that company have come from North America so I was expecting it to be a Leitner-Poma, but if Eagle was made in Europe, then it could also be labeled as just Leitner or Poma.

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    Ziggy Repreived Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not sure what the plaque says. The painted sign on the roof says Leitner IIRC.
     
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    Ziggy Repreived Ski Pass: Gold

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    Leitner Poma it is.
    Couldn't find a plaque on Towers top or bottom.

     
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    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks Ziggy, most lifts had plaques when new, but Towers is 20 years old and Lakeside is 43 and they've both received lots of punishment, painting, renovation, etc. So I'm not surprised that you couldn't find anything indicating Towers provenance. It's even less likely that there will be anything surviving on Lakeside to show the unusual French company that made it.

    That nice Australasian Ropeways plaque above is in a sheltered location at Cataract Gorge and I suspect the chairlift owners have made an effort to keep the plaque looking snappy for the past 47 years.

    Anyway, I'll add the pic to the webpage in a week or two as part of a minor revamp. I'll credit it to 'Ziggy' unless you PM me a real name.
     
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