I finally found an 11/70. However, this will be of the "kit"
variety. I acquired from seperate sources the CPU box and power
supplies, front panel, CPU cards and memory box. The interesting
challenge will be to get it all working together!
I went to pick up the CPU box today and learned an important
lesson. Make sure that the cargo box on the truck can handle 6
foot racks (the one I rented didn't). I can also catagorically
state that a ramp is *not* a good substitute for a power lift
gate. To get the 11/70 into the cargo box (after discovering that
the box would not handle 6 foot racks *after* we'd pushed it up the
ramp) required the use of a fork lift and a PDP-11 in a position it
should never be seen in (I'll spare you the gory details).
However, the 11/70 made it home without any further trouble.
Getting the 11/70 out of the truck proved fairly easy since we were
working with gravity (no I didn't push it out the back -- wait a
minute! That *is* what I did!). We used the ramp as a slide
(since the 11/70 wasn't upright). Once it hit the ground (I mean
on the ground), it was a simple matter of uprighting it onto it's
casters and moving it to where I wanted it.