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  • Evan Koblentz
    Apr 5, 2006
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      >>> 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.



      From: Mike Ross [mailto:abaddon@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 9:50 PM
      To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [midatlanticretro] Re: Hi guys...

      --- In midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com, "Evan Koblentz" <evan@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > * dragging a bunch of it to VCF
      East.

      > Assuming it fits through the door to the
      building!

      > Mike, you still need to send me the
      measurements of the largest
      single part.
      > No kidding.  I'm very
      encouraged by the four-foot-wide door they're
      > installing down at InfoAge
      which will lead directly into our
      exhibits area
      > (no hallways), but
      there will still be some stairs in front of
      that.  So
      > hopefully
      your rental truck has one of those pull-out ramps, in
      which case
      > you
      should be fine.  Or, ideally, your gear would fit through a
      standard
      > 34-inch door, in which case you can use our standard
      loading 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
      too.

      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.

      Cheers

      Mike





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