He reassessed his plan at about that point, with reports of hail piled on to the rain and lightning already visible. Will pulled to the side of the railroad tracks near the site and slept out the storm. Once it had abated, he restarted the drive back. While he still experienced wet conditions for about 85% of the journey back to Kingston, NY, mostly he faced drizzle or recently wet roadways and not downpours.
|Route home for Will and his 1130 system|
We experienced the same kinds of roadway trauma on our westward journey. The concrete slabs are regular in size, thus there is a joint between slabs at a fixed distance for those entire sections of interstate. The regular distance means a periodic bump which in our case set up a resonant oscillation with the truck suspension. We would be shaken vigorously by the low frequency oscillation for as long as the roadway was exposed concrete slabs. The resonance spread across the useful range of driving speeds on the highway, otherwise we might have been able to slow slightly to stop the jarring. If Will's van and trailer had any resonance to the period of the slabs, that would certainly explain the loosened bolts.
The front door that covers the internal disk drive does not stay closed - something loosened or fell off where there should be a catch holding it shut until pulled on by the operator. As Will says, easily fixed, and otherwise the machines are all safely in place in his facility.
|Blue 1130 safely in Will's facility|
|1403 compatible printer from CHI|