From Lowes to My Place on Foot - Carrying 6 Sheets 1"x2'x8' Blue Foam

Grey One Nov 25, 2010

  1. Grey One

    Grey One TrainBoard Supporter

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    WOW! - Thanks! I'm speechless with true, (in all 3 meanings of the word "appreciation" for all of the responses.
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    BoxcabE50
    Thanks! I wish you were here as well. Do you need any of the Kato track? PM or email me.

    Tracy McKibben - Thanks, I'll do a check for folks who do errands. Great idea!

    Richard320 - Thanks for the idea. It could work but is dicey as to who would be there on any given day. Still - I'll check when I'm there.

    fatalxsunrider43 - Thanks, that is a possible based on subsequent posts.

    Metro Red Line - How should I dress the dolly? :) er, I mean, I don't have one of the type you mention, um, I don't have either type. :) Still, I had thought about building a contraption with wheels to do just that.

    PF2488 - thanks! - um, ya, that would be quite the excursion. Thanks for the thought.

    SteamDonkey74
    It would be my pleasure to buy the lunch. There is a great family place in Roslindale square.

    Tim Loutzenhiser -
    It would be six (6) sheets and coincidentally I was thinking about 1x4s.
    Thanks for the heads up.

    CNW 1518 - Thanks! for your thoughts.

    SleeperN06 - "Plastic Plywood Carrier" - um, sounds great! Would that work for foam?

    retsignalmtr
    Ya, thanks, that is almost exactly what I had in mind 'cept with duct tape.

    meledward23 - No worries about the wind. I think with the duct tape I should be ok.

    fatalxsunrider43 - You are quite correct about a church community. I do not belong to / with one. Thanks though, it is a valid idea.

    Harron -
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    Thank you! Medford to Dedham to Rosi is quite the haul. I'll be in touch. Can you use any Unitrak or freight cars?

    mark.hinds - thanks for the input. That's a likely.

    johnh - It's a possible. I'll see what comes up. I really like "Craig's List".

    OC Engineer JD - Thanks for the thought. One never knows.
     
  2. BoxcabE50

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    PM sent! :D

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  3. Fotheringill

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    I woul offer but I was thrown out of Boston years ago. It had something to do with my attire at Fenway Park, to wit: the NY Yankees logo on my cap.
     
  4. peradocsus

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    I would wait till someone could take you. The day I bought mine at HD. The wife was carrying the foam for me while I put the change back into my wallet. As we walked out the door a nice gust of wind came along and caused the foam to slam into the ground and ruffed up one of the edges. If a stronger gust of wind had came I am sure it would have knocked her down. Not good if you are gonna walk along on a sidewalk and get blown into traffic. Also check some small local delivery companies. You should be able to get it delivered a lot cheaper than $65.00.
     
  5. N_S_L

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    Craigslist is great, usually somebody offering hauling services... look under "community" and "rideshare" - or even post a free ad yourself and ask for a ride from someone with a pickup.

    Or, tape them together, mount to a skateboard, and WINDSAIL them home :pconfused:
     
  6. NorsemanJack

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    I will second this suggestion. If you cut each one in two, you'll have a bundle that is 2' x 4' x 12", weighing only a couple of pounds. I can't imagine that your bus driver would hesitate to let you back on the bus with that for the return trip.
     
  7. Biggerhammer

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    I'll be passing through Boston in a week or two. I'll be driving a motor home, so 4x4 pieces would fit but alas 4x8 would not. If you're still atuck, I'd be delighted to help- and to finally meet you!
     
  8. Grey One

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    Thanks for all of the warnings, advice and offers. Someone has offered to pick it up and deliver it for me. I'll let you know how it goes.
     
  9. BoxcabE50

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    That's good news, Steve. Hope they come through for you.

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