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Old June 14th, 2013, 07:12 PM
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SFOT definitely has the elements to make a great tour: live steam, great history and back story. All you need is a great storyteller. The one thing it's lacking that makes the Disney tour so great is the lack of an impressive roundhouse. That is what is so cool about the Disney tour to me.
Exactly.

I'll do the job for the same pay I get now. Which isn't a lot.
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Hey, that be awesome to have a tour! If they give that tour a green light, then they can make a lil extra money on the side. But first and foremost...remodel the Roundhouse, paint it up, what's old, replace if needed, what's broken fix it etc.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 02:48 AM
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I have to agree with Stroop here.....not much worth seeing!

But I am curious.....does anyone know if Porky Pig is still hanging on the outside of the roundhouse??
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Old April 14th, 2014, 11:41 AM
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I have to agree with Stroop here.....not much worth seeing!

But I am curious.....does anyone know if Porky Pig is still hanging on the outside of the roundhouse??
Yep he is there, saw him Saturday night.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 02:05 PM
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Yep he is there, saw him Saturday night.
Hard to believe after all these years he is still there......have they repainted him??
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I don't think he has ever been repainted, he's held up good because he's kind of protected from the sun and elements on the side there. I think they've only repainted the roundhouse maybe once in the last 20 years and that was without scrapping off the old paint or fixing the dry rot. I've always wondered how that building is still standing or hasn't been damaged by a fire. I would have thought a relight would have sparked off some of the diesel, soot or oil soaked timbers by now. I saw a newbie fireman set the door ablaze once my letting fuel drop on the floor.
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Old April 15th, 2014, 02:48 AM
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I don't think he has ever been repainted, he's held up good because he's kind of protected from the sun and elements on the side there. I think they've only repainted the roundhouse maybe once in the last 20 years and that was without scrapping off the old paint or fixing the dry rot. I've always wondered how that building is still standing or hasn't been damaged by a fire. I would have thought a relight would have sparked off some of the diesel, soot or oil soaked timbers by now. I saw a newbie fireman set the door ablaze once my letting fuel drop on the floor.
And to think most people think he was put there by the sign department!!
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