It has been a long time..
But I am gonna start being more active on this site. Lots has happened in the past couple years. Been over to Europe with KONE elevator, been to St. Louis several times, and I have been promoted to locomotive engineer at work. Anyway right now I am in Williamsburg VA hanging out with my friend Aaron Stone. In May another big trip is coming up but not sure where I am going yet. Also there may be something big happening in April.
Daniel visited again in October 2015
Last week Daniel and his wonderful family visited again! He saw the updates to the elevaTOURS Elevator Museum as well as Roanoke's elevators! Thanks so much for coming!
Got some AWESOME Donations this month!
October has been an AWESOME month for the elevaTOURS museum! Got some amazing donations from Ian (cannycart) and an elevator tech friend from Slovakia . Cannycart sent a dover impulse car plate, and Michal sent me some parts from overseas from the elevator companies Transporta lifts, Zeva lfts, Renovalift, Vega Lift and Sunny Elevator
The famous elevator at PARKroanoke is getting modernized. The good thing, ThyssenKrupp elevator Americas is doing the job so it will be awesome! What is just as awesome is that the old elevator will live on in the elevaTOURS museum! Below are some photos of what is going on so far. Stay tuned as I will keep this blog more active.
As most of you know, my specialty is documenting historic elevators and preserving historic elevator equipment in the elevaTOURS museum. Out of the blue AB See III (AB See elevator's founder's great grandson) Made up this AWESOME plaque out of an old Otis call station. A HUGE thanks and I love it!!
That's right! 2015 is off to a good start at the elevaTOURS museum! I got a TX100v to replace the TX10 for stills and some video as the TX10 is on its last legs. Some awesome Otis buttons, My F Grote Call station was restored by CJ Anderson and Schindler Sent in an AWESOME 3300 Call station which will be reviewed in the near future. A friend of mine at work gave an Otis Gen2 belt to the museum. ALSO the awesome people at Minnesota Elevator had my elevator world article framed! Look at the photos below!
Make sure you check out this month's issue of Elevator World Magazine. You will see somebody familiar on page 78 :)
That's Right! As of 12-26-2014 the elevaTOURS elevator museum is now the elevaTOURS international elevator museum! I got 2 donations from Switzerland from illegal_popcorn on instagram and twitter. He is an elevator tech with Schindler Elevator Corp in Switzerland. They came out of 2 modernization projects over there. The larger one is a Schlieren from 1970 and the smaller one is a Schindler R series from the mid 1970s. A HUGE thank you and this is a big milestone for my little museum.
This has been an exciting month!
Sorry for not posting lately but I have been VERY busy and you will see why! Lets get started. Last month I helped this amazing Virginia Tech. Her name is Aim and she was doing her final exam project on me! She had to do a news like story for her final and chose me as a topic. Here it is. I HOPE she gets an A! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2pWh4iqTpQ
anyway. Fast forward to last week! WTVR Richmond did a story on me and it should go live on their TV channel in the next couple days. After that, I went to Fredericksburg VA to visit 2 good friends, Evan and Aaron. That is what I have been doing in the past month along with working :) Hope you guys have a great Christmas Season and I will post more soon:
Here you can see what is going on with me and elevaTOURS. Check back often and comment!