3029RE: [midatlanticretro] Re: Hi guys...
- Apr 5, 2006>>> If you want to test the route, I suggest you get a standard-size door, and use it as a life-size template - try to carry it *flat and horizontal* from the dock to the exhibit area. If the door makes it, my gear should. If it gets stuck in a bend, my exhibits probably will too.Good idea. Will do ASAP.--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Evan Koblentz" <evan@...>
From: Mike Ross [mailto:abaddon@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 9:50 PM
Subject: [midatlanticretro] Re: Hi guys...
> * dragging a bunch of it to VCF
> Assuming it fits through the door to the
>measurements of the largest
> Mike, you still need to send me the
> No kidding. I'm veryencouraged by the four-foot-wide door they're
> installing down at InfoAgewhich will lead directly into our
> (no hallways), butthere will still be some stairs in front of
> hopefullyyour rental truck has one of those pull-out ramps, in
> youshould be fine. Or, ideally, your gear would fit through a
> 34-inch door, in which case you can use our standardloading ramp.
Eeeeek. Yer right. Sorry.
The biggest lump I *might* bring is the IBM 1800. 60" long, 33 1/2"
wide, 77" high, weighs about... your guess is as good as mine.
2000lb? Possibly more?
The biggest lump I *will* bring is the System/38. 70" long, 29" wide,
48" high, weighs about... 1000lb?
If you want to test the route, I suggest you get a standard-size
door, and use it as a life-size template - try to carry it *flat and
horizontal* from the dock to the exhibit area. If the door makes it,
my gear should. If it gets stuck in a bend, my exhibits probably will
Needless to say, none of this equipment goes up stairs or ramps -
unless the ramps are *exceptionally* gentle in slope! Basically, it
rolls on the level, with two or three strong bodies shoving it.
It would help if I could see photos of your loading dock, and route
from there to the exhibit area. Pull-out ramps? Fah! I wouldn't dream
of putting heavy IBM metal on a pull-out ramp - the result would be a
large bang, and a bent or broken ramp. Besides, the pull-out ramps
are far too narrow. I unload at dock level, or with a liftgate.
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