Big VAX shipping in Europe

Jan-Benedict Glaw jbglaw at
Tue Nov 18 11:15:13 CST 2014

On Tue, 2014-11-18 11:16:15 -0500, William Donzelli <wdonzelli at> wrote:
> > I would *love* to get my hands on the larger VAXen. It would be such
> > a pity if they'd to to the scrapper... I do even have space and
> > three-phase power for thembut I see no straight-forward way to ship
> > them over here...
> OK, I am curious. No, I am not interested in the machines (unless it
> was a VAX 9000).
> How much could one reasonable expect to pay for getting a big VAX,
> lets say a 350 kg in the typical DEC cabinet, from mainland Europe to
> Britain? Or from Britain to mainland Europe? Or even to and from
> Scandinavia?
> Sure, one could hire movers and riggers - pay them enough and they
> will deliver a locomotive - but what about typical on-the-cheap
> hobbyist methods?

I had a 6320 shipped vom UK to Germany (cannot remember the exact
origin), this was in the 700..800 € range IIRC.

  And since I had to order the fright company, this was quite
complicated. What I didn't expect is that they seem to somewhat refuse
to accept orders from private persons. They want a company bedind

  I'm in the process of getting my hands on some shiny new space. So
if anybody from Germany (I'm located in northern NRW) would like to
join my effords, maybe we'd share on the shipping costs.


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