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SpeedMax Car Wash & Vending Machine Double Feature
Al righty, here is a double feature for those who like car washes and also for those who like vending machines. This video goes out to Florida Car Wash (Florida CW),The Elevator Channel, The Nicest Person in the World YouTube Channel, & ChrisVideos. For more information about this particular car wash, you can go to their website at or their FB page at SpeedMax Car Wash Facebook Page. Stay tuned for another video with Bonus Material from this car wash.2015-01-20 04:43:33
A Shout Out to MEI Elevator Solutions
Got a package today in the mail from MEI Elevator Solutions in Minnesota. Thanks for thinking of me and I hope ya'll are staying warm up in Minnesota this winter! I love what you sent me! For more info on MEI check out their website at & also their FB page at MEI Elevator Solutions Facebook Page2015-01-14 02:37:46
Happy New Year from TJElevatorfan
2014 has officially flown out of here straight into history&2015 has rung the bell to be welcomed in. Best wishes to all my viewers&subscribers in this brand new year. Hope you enjoy this edition of our annual new year's eve ball drop series. Thanks for watching and may God bless each one of you.2015-01-01 06:48:29
Shout Out to Lands End for the Cool Gifts
Thank you to Lands End for sending me these cool gifts to Hampton Inn Tunnel Road in Asheville, NC where we had a great Hampton Christmas. Thanks for making it extra special with the gifts you sent to me and my parents. The jacket fits great! For more info on Lands End, you can go to their website at www.landsend.com2014-12-26 19:37:42
Christmas Selfie with Andrea Coon
just one of the videos we have taken during our Hampton Christmas. Stay tuned...2014-12-25 16:40:34
2014 Christmas Eve Ride on Glass Dover Elevator at Grove Park Inn
We have filmed this elevator before but it is one of the nicer ones at GPI so we decided to do a retake for ya'll because it was running very smoothly and they have taken the carpet out and put in new flooring. I'm not sure if they plan to do any other modifications to it or not in the future. I always enjoy going to GPI and even though the chimney elevators are my favorite, they also tend to be busy quite often so we just rode those without filming them this time but think we got a good video on this one for ya'll. Merry Christmas everyone!2014-12-25 07:27:17
TKE Elevator in Parking Deck at I-485 and South Blvd Charlotte Area Transit Lynx Station
This is the 2nd elevator we stopped at yesterday to film that we first saw a few weeks ago when we were filming my 5th YouTube Anv video.2014-12-23 01:18:35
Glass Otis Elevator at Charlotte Area Transit Lynx Sharon Road West Station
We stopped by here today to film this glass Otis Elevator that we first saw a few weeks back when we made my 5th Year YouTube Anv video riding on Cats Transit Lynx2014-12-22 05:23:14
Northlake Pavilion HD Retake of ThyssenKrupp & Otis Elevators
I didn't remember filming these before but mom thought we had and sure enough mom was right, we originally filmed these in 2010. Below are the links to those videos if you're interested :) As a fun bonus in this video we feature a TKE MPE with authentic elevator sounds. Hope you enjoy it.

Thyssenkrupp Elevator in Building 2
Otis Elevator in Building 1
2014-12-20 11:45:27
2014 Christmas Tour of the Billy Graham Homeplace at BGL
I had a request to post a video of the home place at BGL if we had one. We actually filmed this one this past Tuesday so I hope you enjoy it Kelly. The upstairs is not open to the public. Bonus Footage of the Live Nativity out on the grounds between the house and the barn which houses the museum, cafe and bookstore. For more info on BGL check out their website at & their FB pg 02:54:52
2014 Horse Drawn Carriage Ride at The Billy Graham Library
Went to BGL this past Tuesday with my grandfather. We took a carriage ride through the property. If you are ever in Charlotte at Christmas time, this is one of the places I recommend seeing. They have a live Nativity with animals plus carolers from various churches. You can tour the museum and learn all about Billy Graham's life and ministry. You can tour the house he lived in when he was growing up here in Charlotte. They have a prayer garden plus bookstore and dairy cafe with sandwiches. Admission is free. There is a small charge if you take the horse drawn carriage ride. For more info, check out their website at & their FB Page at 18:40:54
10 11 12 13 14 Sequential Time&Date
Just a quick little video we did at 10:11 on 12-13-14 while we were out at the Great Wolf Lodge tonight. It's been a busy afternoon with helping dad provide communication support for the parade in Kannapolis, NC and then supper at Cracker Barrel. We finished up the evening looking at the Christmas decorations at GWL before heading home.2014-12-14 06:35:34
My 5th YouTube Anniversary: A CATS Ride for all the Rail Fans
5 years ago, I started my YouTube Channel on November 30th 2009 so to celebrate we decided to film a video that has been requested by several of my viewers. We took a ride on CATS which stands for Charlotte Area Transit System. Thank you to all my viewers and subscribers for watching and I hope you enjoy this video. For more info on CATS, Check out their website at CATS2014-11-30 12:22:00
Happy Thanksgiving 2014
This is one of the few years that we actually spent Thanksgiving at home instead of out of town. We spent most of the day after our traditional Thanksgiving Meal getting out our Christmas Tree which happens to be 27 years old (it used to be my mom's mother's tree before my Pop-Pop gave it to my mom when my grandmother passed away in 1992) and decorating it. Dad had bought some new Christmas LED lights so we are trying those this year on the tree. They give off neat effects on the ceiling. Happy Thanksgiving to all my viewers and subscribers. I hope your day was just as great as mine...2014-11-28 01:32:08
Happy 11th Birthday Keeara
A very special Birthday Greeting going out to Keeara who turned 11 today. Hope your birthday has been just as special as you are. Thank you to your mom for sending me a picture of the poster you made of me and 2 of my best friends. I appreciate it :)2014-11-26 00:42:49
Westinghouse Elevator with a Door Horn
Overall this elevator gave a smooth ride. Looks like original floor indicators were taken out and the door sounded like it was blowing a horn when it opened. Dad's hands were covering up most of the lens when we were getting in the elevator so I edited that part out and inserted pictures of the fixture panels instead. This is located in small shopping area in Concord, NC2014-11-23 08:33:49
Mt. Airy, NC's Old City Jail
This is one of the Mayberry Tourist Attractions in Mt. Airy, NC. This used to be the real jail a long time ago. Hampton Hotels help restore this as part of their Save A Landmark Program back in 2009. The link to their video on that is here Hampton - Mayberry Old City Jail. For more info on Mt. Airy & Mayberry Tourist attractions, you can visit this website Mt Airy Area Attractions. You can also check out my playlist of videos that we have filmed in Mt. Airy at TJ Mt Airy Videos2014-11-10 06:47:51
For Dieselducy: The Flavor of a Mt. Airy, NC Tradition at The Snappy Lunch
Dieselducy, this video is for you. First up dad is showing you the famous pork chop sandwich that Snappy's Lunch is famous for. This is a small diner that is located in Mt. Airy, NC and the establishment that Andy Griffith referred to on show #7 of Season One of the Andy Griffith Show. 2nd item is the Breaded Cheeseburger that I think you would like because it is very tasty and the price is very reasonable. :) For more info on The Snappy Lunch, check out their website at the this link Snappy Lunch2014-11-09 23:10:04
Interesting Find at Main Oak Emporium in Mt. Airy, NC
From our day trip on Saturday, November 8th 2014 to Mt. Airy, NC which is also known as "Mayberry"2014-11-09 06:38:46
Memphis BBQ has Interesting Choice for A Cheeseburger Bun
Can you guess what it is before the end of the video? We ate at Memphis BBQ Company in Fayetteville, NC last time we were there and they had a interesting choice for their cheeseburger bun. Take a look and see if you can guess what it is before the answer is given at end of video. :) For more info, check out the Memphis BBQ website at Memphis BBQ Co2014-10-28 15:12:06
Carolina Panthers Blue Lava at Wiki Wiki Car Wash
On game day, Wiki Wiki Car Wash changes the color of the lava to Carolina Panthers Blue. We added some back window views on this video as well as a blooper moment segment that would have usually end up on editing room floor :) This is for all the viewers who like car washes :) For more info on this Car Wash, check out their website at Wiki-Wiki Car Wash2014-10-26 22:14:20
Mixture Elevator at Sycamore Building at AB Tech in Asheville, NC
I call this a mixture elevator as it has epco directional indicator and also looks like US elevator floor indicator and another 3rd party for the fixtures. It looks like it is maintained by the Asheville Elevator Company. This was the first elevator we filmed at AB Tech over fall break and the last one to upload. We probably missed several buildings on campus that has elevators so we might go back there another time to make sure we got them all but for now that is what we got. If you want to check out the websites for AB Tech click here AB Tech or for Asheville Elevator Company click here Asheville Elevator Co. To see a playlist of all the videos we have taken at AB Tech including Southern Appalachian Radio Museum which is located at A-B Community College click here AB Tech Video Playlist2014-10-26 16:17:19
Asheville Elevator at Holly Library at AB Tech in Asheville, NC
This was a neat elevator to ride although it really didn't have any floor indicators other than the fixtures and no door close button. We rode it a couple of times since it was only 2 floors and there weren't any people near the elevator that would be disturbed. For more info on this library, you can check out their website at AB Tech Holly Library2014-10-24 16:34:36
US Elevator in the Hemlock Building at AB Tech Community College
Here is another US elevator we discovered the day we spent on the campus of AB Tech in Asheville, NC over Fall Break.2014-10-24 01:59:06
Southern Elevator Outside of the Birch Building at AB Tech Community College
Nice Southern Elevator which ran smooth and all fixtures and floor indicators were working. Like the bell on these SE. :)2014-10-22 21:40:20
1913 Out of Commission Vintage Otis Elevator at Linden Hall
Special thanks to Marlo Verrilla for allowing me to share these photos with you. They are also on my FB page at Linden Hall 1913 Vintage Otis Elevator2014-10-22 00:01:00
For SchindlerFan7783: Schindler Elevator at Balsam Building
Here's a pretty nice Schindler elevator video for you SchindlerFan7783 Hope you enjoy it. This was the 2nd to the last elevator we filmed before heading out for a bite to eat. We had been exploring for most of the day and although I was enjoying it, I was ready to sit down and rest and get some supper. :)2014-10-19 22:10:02
Thyssenkrupp Elevator in Magnolia Building at AB Tech
This is the passenger elevator. To see the service elevator in this building which is mainly used by the kitchen but it is also for public use as well click here AB Tech Magnolia Service Elevator2014-10-19 21:30:31
Thyssenkrupp Service Elevator at Asheville-Buncombe Tech College
Here is one of two elevators we found in the Magnolia Building on campus. This service elevator is mainly used by the kitchen but it is also for public use as well. The other elevator is a traditional passenger elevator.2014-10-18 23:59:19
Otis Elevator (has been Modded) at A-B Tech College in Asheville
We stopped by Asheville-Buncombe Tech College so my Papa (who went with us on our fall break get away) could visit with one of his friends from high school days who helps runs the Southern Appalachian Radio Museum which is located at AB and after we got done visiting since it was such a nice not too hot or too cold weather day, we explored the college buildings to see what elevators they had. Here is one of the last ones we discovered yesterday. This was taken on my iPod as iPhone battery and camera battery had already given out. Sorry about some of the shaking, mom's not used to filming with the iPod and it is a lot lighter and slimmer than the other cameras we use.2014-10-18 19:41:15
Jousting at the Renaissance Festival in Charlotte, NC
We went to the Renaissance Festival in Charlotte, NC on a school field trip this week and here is a sampling of the Jousting Show for more info, check out their website at Carolina Renaissance Festival2014-10-17 00:33:01
Fun in a Antique Model T Ford
This was fun to ride at a local church in Concord, NC. :)2014-10-15 01:59:04
A Countdown Video of Dieselducy's Top 8 Favorites of TJElevatorfan's Videos
Here's a Sunday treat for ya'll. A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO DIESELDUCY for giving me this list so I could make a countdown video to include on a special DVD. This video is one of the new but not exclusive videos that is on my School Fundraiser DVD for this year. There are 3 more brand new videos on the DVD that are EXCLUSIVE to the DVD that we filmed on campus at UNC Charlotte. They are of 3 elevators that I have never filmed before so these are elevators that haven't been uploaded to YouTube. I did upload the 4th video that we did on UNC Charlotte campus that is also one of the new but not exclusive to the DVD and it also was a elevator that we had not filmed before. Here is the link to that one if you haven't seen it yet UNCC Charlotte Elevator. There are also 2 videos from the School Fundraiser Volume One featuring Dieselducy & The Elevator Channel at the Guggenheimer & a full Hampton Inn Hotel Tour with Cannycart in Pigeon Forge, TN. If you want to order one of the 2014 School Fundraiser DVD Volume 2, you can click here TJs Elevator Gear Store. They are $10.99 + $3 S/H. All proceeds go to my school. Thanks for your support! The School Fundraiser Volume One DVD from last year did really well so we decided to do another one this year and I hope all who order it will enjoy it. :) Here is the link to the playlist that I created of the videos in the countdown, if you're interested in watching them. Playlist of Countdown Videos.2014-10-05 20:49:29
School Fundraiser DVD 2014
Thanks to all who made my first School Fundraiser DVD a success last year. We have a brand new School Fundraiser DVD Volume 2 for this year which is now available for purchase on my website. All proceeds will go to my school. There are 3 EXCLUSIVE videos (to this volume 2 DVD) and there are some old + new videos plus 2 Bonus Videos from School Fundraiser Volume One which features Cannycart, Dieselducy, & The Elevator Channel. Total of 12 videos in all on this new DVD. Cost of DVD is $10.99 plus $3 s/h. You can order one here at this link TJs Elevator Gear Store. To see one of the new videos (but not exclusive to this DVD) go to this link here Preview Video. ALSO SPECIAL THANKS to Dieselducy for giving me the list of his top favorite 8 videos of mine which is featured in a countdown video on the DVD. :)2014-09-30 22:54:49
2 Trains We Saw Today While Out & About Near Concord, NC
These were 2 trains we saw today while we were out and about near Concord NC. We had spent most of the day at The Depot at Gibson Mill with my grandfather. Saw a lot of neat old phones there and of course they have the Westbrook freight elevator that's not working anymore Westbrook Freight Elevator. This video is for EMS318 and also for all the ones who like Railfan videos :)2014-09-27 23:04:03
ACE Elevator at Cone University Center at UNC Charlotte
Sneak Peek of 1 of the 12 videos on the new School Fundraiser DVD Volume 2 now available on my website at TJs Elevator Gear Store. There are some old videos and some new videos including a countdown of Dieselducy's top 8 favorites of my videos. Plus there are some EXCLUSIVE TO DVD videos filmed at UNC Charlotte of elevators I had not filmed before now. I also included 2 videos from School Fundraiser Volume One featuring Dieselducy, The Elevator Channel, & Cannycart. Thank you for supporting my school. The DVD from last year did really well so we decided to do another one this year and I hope all who order it will enjoy it. :)2014-09-21 07:23:31
Requested Video For ProBrustTime Gamingandmore: Vending Machines
Requested video from ProBurstTime Gamingandmore who asked if I would do a couple of videos of vending machines. Here is 4 machines we did today while we were out and about. Hope you like it. Mom is not used to filming vending machines so hopefully she got what you like to see in these type of videos. Thanks for watching...2014-09-21 00:59:03
Part 2 of PIXPRO SL10 Camera Review From Radio Shack Twitter Contest
Here's the car wash video taken with the PIXPRO SL10 Camera which has pretty good quality I think. The camera is really easy to use and attaches to a smart phone which serves as your view finder. Here is the link for Part One of this review Part 1 of PIXPRO SL10 Camera Review. This part 2 video review is a direct upload from memory card with no editing. I still can't import the files from this camera into the editing software program I use. That's why the review is in 2 parts. I might try another software editing program or upgrade the version I have in the future to see if it will work with this newer version of mp4 format. Thanks again to Radio Shack for having the contest. :)2014-09-13 23:25:02
Part One of PIXPRO SL10 Camera Review From Radio Shack Twitter Contest
This is the camera that I won from Radio Shack's Twitter Contest. Part one we show the camera and how we use it with our iPhone. Part two will be the actual video footage filmed with the PIXPRO SL10 I could not get the two video formats edited successfully in one video. I kept getting a mix match file error. Stay tuned for Part Two2014-09-12 01:51:08
Saturday Morning Rocket Launch
A fun activity to do on a Saturday morning. Here's a video of a couple of the launches from today. Thanks Patrick for inviting us to come out with ya'll.2014-09-07 03:01:12
For Wyatt Morhart: Full Hotel Tour Of Hampton Inn Greenville, SC
Wyatt is 4 years old & I am told he likes to watch my videos and hopes to one day stay at a Hampton Inn with me so I thought I would dedicate this hotel tour at the brand new Hampton Inn in Greenville, SC. It is full of custom upgrades by the hotel owners and I'm not sure about this part but I am thinking it is one of the "Forever Young" styles that the Hampton brand is starting to roll out. I hope you enjoy the video Wyatt & thanks for watching my videos. For more info on this Hampton, check out their website at Hampton Inn I 385 Haywood Rd Greenville,SC & their FB page at Hampton Inn I385 Haywood Rd Greenville, SC. You can also check out my FB Photo Album of the photos we took at the hotel at Hampton Inn I385 Haywood Rd Photo Album2014-09-07 01:57:44
Celebrating Hampton's 30th Birthday with 2 Hotel Tours
Hampton Inn turned 30 this month. My buddy Shawn & I celebrated with 2 Hampton Hotel Tours in Hendersonville & Asheville. Thanks to Andrea & Jennifer for taking the time to show us around. :) Our TX10 was acting kind of funny, I think because it was low on battery which it actually did die while we were still touring Hendersonville's Hampton so I'm sorry we didn't get the full footage of the tour but I think what we did get gives a pretty good impression of the great tours we got. For more info on these 2 particular Hamptons, check out their websites and FB pages at:

Hampton Inn Hendersonville Facebook
Hampton Inn Hendersonville Website
Hampton Inn Tunnel Road Facebook
Hampton Inn Tunnel Road Website
2014-09-06 02:22:08
Special Prize Unboxing From Radio Shack's Twitter Contest
Radio Shack recently had a twitter contest. My dad tweeted my entry to see if we could win this great prize. Lo & behold, we did! Watch as we unbox what we won :) #ThanksRadioShack Be sure to follow them on twitter at You can also follow their blog at blog.radioshack.com2014-09-04 22:28:59
Debuting QRCode for TJElevatorfan Web Site
QRCode that Patrick Eleazer made for me. Scan this with your smart phone using your favorite QR Reader App. :) Special thanks to Patrick for taking the time to make this for me.2014-08-29 22:34:54
My 2,000th Video: A Gorilla Car Wash for Dieselducy's Birthday
Today is a very special day indeed. This is my 2,000th Video Upload so let me just say THANK YOU to all my viewers for watching and subscribing. I really appreciate it! Also, it is Dieselducy's birthday so I thought it would be neat to film the car wash that he pointed out on his road trip from Roanoke to Asheville. I hope you enjoy it Dieselducy. I did most of the filming with some footage filmed by mom mixed in at the beginning. I hope your day is just as special as you are. For more info about this car wash, you can visit their website at www.gorillacarwash.com2014-08-09 09:10:30
Tupelo Honey Cafe on the Southside of Asheville, NC
A great place to eat in Asheville, NC is Tupelo Honey Cafe. There are 2 locations with the original one being located downtown & this one is located on the south side of Asheville. We have eaten at both locations in Asheville & they both are good unfortunately neither had elevators like the one in Charlotte does but then again most restaurants don't have elevators. :) For more info on Tupelo Honey Cafe, check out their website at tupelohoneycafe.com2014-08-09 07:25:43
Suite Tour at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Hendersonville, NC
My buddy Shawn & I celebrated Hampton's 30th birthday by taking a tour at 2 Hamptons. First one was Asheville's Tunnel Road location & the 2nd one was in Hendersonville, NC. Special thanks to Andrea & Jennifer for taking the time to give us great tours. Stay tuned for both of those tours coming up soon on my channel. For more info on this Hampton, check out their FB page at Hampton Inn Hendersonville,NC Facebook & their website at Hampton Inn Hendersonville, NC Website2014-08-09 06:38:42
City Building Elevator Operator Explains Buzzer System
We took my buddy Shawn to ride the Vintage Otis Elevators at the City Building in Asheville, NC. The fixtures in these 1928 Otis Elevators are no longer in working order so they have designed a buzzer system for the elevator operator to tell what floor the call originated from.2014-08-09 05:05:26
Thyssenkrupp Elevator at the New Hampton Inn Greenville, SC
This is located just off I-385 Haywood Mall area. Very unique Hampton Inn. Stay tuned for a full hotel tour coming soon... Check them out on FB at Hampton Inn I385/Haywood Mall Facebook & their website at Hampton Inn I385/Haywood Mall Web Site2014-08-09 03:58:06
Elevator Machine Room Technology 101
The elevator dedicated to me got a new fresh coat of paint on the outer doors and door frames. The Otis repair guy had recently been photographed by Andrea while he was installing new ballast for the lights and this past week, we got to show my buddy Shawn the machine room and got a peek at the oil and pump inside the pump unit. My dad enjoyed telling Shawn & his grandfather how it worked. :) For photos of the actual elevator, you can check out my FB page at Elevator Dedication2014-08-09 00:14:54
Extended Stay America off of Tunnel Road in Asheville, NC
The part where we were going in the elevator from the lobby to go up to 2nd to start filming is not on video as we were not recording yet but a nice thing happened that I thought I would tell you about...housekeeping was coming out of the elevator and when she saw me, she said Hey TJ. It was nice to be recognized. This is just a quick trip on a Otis Series 1 elevator :) For more info on this hotel, check out their website at Extended Stay America Asheville Tunnel Road2014-08-08 20:41:25
A Quick Demo of Locks at the New Hampton Inn Greenville, SC Haywood Mall
This Hampton had some neat locks. The first one is the outdoor door from patio area going inside to elevator bank area. The 2nd one is the lock on our room door.2014-08-08 19:03:12
For Shawn & Mr. Evan: TKE at Brookstone Lodge in Asheville, NC
Here's a video for you Shawn and your buddy Mr. Evan. I hope you enjoy it since I know ThyssenKrupp is your favorite elevator brand. :) I enjoyed getting to meet up with you while in Asheville this week. Looking forward to meeting up with you again next time you're in the area. California is on my wish list. :) For more info on this hotel, check out their website at The Brookstone Lodge Asheville2014-08-08 04:33:20
The Dieselducy Song by TJElevatorfan & Shawn Elevator Fan
We sung this song at Cracker Barrel for Shawn's grandfather and we thought we would share it with ya'll. Hope you like it Dieselducy! Thanks for being a great friend! Be sure to check out Dieselducy's new website at www.dieselducy.com2014-08-05 01:32:21
National Friendship Day Celebration wtih Shawn Elevator Fan
August 3rd is a special day for 2 reasons: it is National Friendship Day & it is also the birthday of Elisha Otis who is the founder of Otis Elevators. I got to meet my pen pal from California on this very special day in Asheville, NC :) Shawn is the one who sent me the footage for The Elevator Guessing Game Video 3 years back for my 700th video celebration.

Here are the 3 links to the Elevator Guessing Game Video Series:

Guessing Game Video 1
Guessing Game Video 2
Guessing Game Video 3
2014-08-05 00:27:15
TKE Machine Room & Sofa Couch King Room Tour at the New Hampton Inn
Brand spanking new location in Greenville, SC at Haywood Mall area. Special thanks to Joseph Blasco for the tour he gave us. I typed standard king room in the type within the video but this is actually the tour of the Sofa Couch King Room. Stay tuned for the full hotel tour of this newest addition to the Hampton Family. The Hydraulic Pump for Elevator #1's cover was partially off so we got to see what one looks like inside the unit. :) Be sure to check out this Hampton's FB Page and website for more info on the hotel. Hampton Inn Haywood Road Greenville,SC Facebook & Hampton Inn Haywood Road Greenville, SC Website2014-08-03 06:12:48
Glass Schindler Elevator in Back Corner of SP Mall Parking Garage in Charlotte, NC
Went to lunch at Cheesecake Factory at Southpark Mall with my parents along with my Nana & Papa and discovered a corner Schindler elevator in one of the parking garages that I don't believe we have ever filmed as I don't recall seeing it before. This is the parking garage that has the elevator near Dillard's entrance which we have filmed that one before.2014-08-01 01:52:56
Auto Bell Car Wash Harrisburg, NC
Special $4 Exterior Drive Through Special ChrisVideos this is for you.2014-07-27 20:48:26
Otis Elevator at the Mountain Island Medical Plaza in Charlotte, NC
Here's one of the elevators we rode the other day when we went out exploring since there was a break in the hot temperatures of the summer heat.2014-07-19 06:55:30
Westinghouse Elevators Modded by Schindler at Charlotte Plaza Parking
These have been completely refurbished, I'm thinking by Schindler. You can see the video we did before they were modernized here at this link Elevators before modernization2014-07-18 05:01:13
Schindler Elevator at Rocky River Self Storage&Offices
This video is for a young fan of mine who (I am told by his mother Pamela) watches my videos every day. He's also a big fan of Dieselducy's as well. :) Dalton Sorrels I hope you enjoy this video. :) I will have another video soon for another young fan of mine named Wyatt Morhart of a tour of a Hampton Inn so stay tuned for that. Special thanks to Dee Taylor who let us ride the hospital size Schindler Elevator located at Rocky River Self Storage & Offices 13534 Plaza Road Extension Charlotte, NC 28215. For more info on this great establishment, check out their website at or call them at (704) 599-12292014-07-16 22:04:26
Happy Birthday Andrea Coon
Today is a special day as it is Andrea Coon's birthday :) Andrea is a very special person who has a very giving spirit who also is a very good photographer so please take a moment to check out her FB page Andrea Coon Photography Facebook. This video has flashback memories from the year that I met Andrea for the first time and I'm thankful that the Lord brought her into my life as she has become a very dear friend of mine. She has taught me a lot and I just hope her birthday is as special as she is. :)2014-07-08 22:17:26
Happy 4th of July w/ Red/White/Blue Elevator at Carnegie Guest House
To celebrate America's birthday, I thought it would be neat to go back to Davidson College which is in a small American town & film the Otis Series 7 Hydro Fit Elevator they have installed at the Carnegie Guest House which is located on campus but is open to the public. It's a very charming guest house & thanks to the friendly staff for letting us take a peak into one of the rooms. :) The elevator has a white call button as well as the inside fixtures & the floor indicator is blue background with white numbers & the carpet is a reddish burgundy color which I thought would be appropriate for the 4th of July. Hope you enjoy this video as much as I enjoyed exploring the guest house. Thanks to Gluse who has filmed here on his recent trip to NC for letting me know about it. I had been to Davidson College several times but didn't know about this elevator until he told me about it. For more info on the Guest House, you can visit their website & Facebook Page at Carnegie Guest House Website and Carnegie Guest House Facebook Page2014-07-05 00:54:47
The RMS Queen Mary Elevator by Special Guest: That Magic Kid
Thanks to That Magic Kid for sharing photos and video of the elevator on board of RMS Queen Mary which is a unique hotel. Check out their website for more info at Also there is a picture of a famous TV House that they took, can you guess which TV family it is associated with? Be sure to check out Colin's website at www.thatmagickid.com2014-07-04 00:26:32
Thank You Video Card to Judy Christa & Sasha Bailey
A little thank you video to these 2 ladies who have sent me some neat packages in the mail recently. :)

Hampton Inn Website
Hilton Garden Inn Website
Thyssenkrupp Elevator Website
2014-07-03 23:10:52
Happy Birthday Jacob AKA The Elevator Channel
Here's a little photo slide show (with bonus behind the scene video footage at the Roanoke Times taken last summer) for Jacob Bachta's 21st Birthday. Be sure to check out his website and YT videos if you haven't already. Jacob now has 4,659,183 views on YT :) Below are the links to his website & YT Channel:
& The Elevator Channel YouTube Channel
2014-07-03 21:13:30
Real Time Sunrise Over the Lake in Hickory, NC
Found a memory card from several years back that had this Sunrise that my dad had set the video camera on the tripod to film while on a choir retreat.2014-06-27 09:16:05
Happy Silver Anniversary to Mom & Dad
A little video I made to wish my parents a happy anniversary.2014-06-25 03:07:00
Celebrating 4 Millions Views Milestone on my Parent's Silver Wedding Anniversary
Thanks to all my viewers and subscribers for the 4 Million Views on YouTube!! :) This milestone happened today which is June 24th & that just happens to be an already very special day in my family. My parents are celebrating their 25th Wedding Anniversary today! :) I hope you will enjoy this video as it contains special memories of other special events that have happened in my life. Also, in Celebration of my 4 Million Views, the Hampton Tribute page has been published on my website. Below are the links to it starting with the homepage:

Hampton Feature Page

GM Shout Out Video

Hampton Memories Photo Album
2014-06-24 19:43:13
A Shout Out to Hampton GMS
This video is a shout out to the Hampton Inn General Managers that I have met. The website addition is a tribute page to my favorite hotel brand which will feature all the Hampton Inns that I have visited in order of upload with links to those videos. The page will also feature Hampton Inn Trivia Facts that rotate when page is refreshed. The Hampton Tribute Page will be published in celebration of when I reach 4 Million Views here on my YouTube Channel. Click Hampton Memories to see some photos of my Hampton Memories through the years.2014-06-20 05:04:21
Dodge Journey Rental Car for 2013 WV Trip
I was sorting through some of my computer files the past couple of weeks picking out files for the volume 2 Favorite Videos DVD that we now have available on my website and while sorting through the files, I came across the folder that had the pictures and video we took of this rental car we used for our trip to West Virginia last summer & realized that I haven't uploaded any of that footage, so here is a new video from the archives for ya'll. BTW, this video is NOT on the Favorites Vol 2 DVD although this Dodge Journey was one of the nicest cars that we have rented. :)2014-06-12 01:24:12
Volume 2 of Favorites DVD Now Available
For the ones who have been asking when we are going to offer a new DVD at "TJ's Elevator Gear" which is my online store, we do have a brand new DVD now for sale: "Favorites Volume 2 plus Shout Outs". This DVD has 24 videos on it and is the 2nd installment of the series of my favorite videos plus a handful of shout outs videos that I have done as well. Visit my website for all the details at TJs Elevator Gear Store2014-06-10 06:28:04
Party Pedaler Trolley in Uptown Charlotte NC
One of the newest ways to see uptown Charlotte while getting exercise - a neat concept. For more info, you can check out their website at partypedaler.com2014-06-06 06:40:23
Dieselducy's 21st Anniversary of Elevator Photography
We all know what happened 23 years ago today :) Dieselducy, this video is dedicated to you. I hope you all enjoy this celebration video trip down memory lane.2014-06-05 10:45:10
Full Hotel Tour of A Brand New Homewood Suites
This great new HWS is located in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte, NC and has just opened this past Wednesday. Special thanks goes out to Korey (who recognized me from meeting me awhile back at another Hilton property) for letting us film this hotel tour just for ya'll. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did. You can check out my FB page for pictures we took at Pictures of Ballantyne Homewood Suites & for more info on this hotel, check out their website at Charlotte Ballantyne Homewood Suites Website & their FB page at Charlotte Ballantyne Homewood Suites Facebook2014-05-30 10:45:18
Center Open Otis Elevator in Parking Garage Behind EarthFare
This parking garage is located in the Ballantyne area. Just as we were entering the elevator, there was a big clap of thunder which it hadn't been doing up until that point (just rain) so we decided to make it a quick ride. Overall, a very nice ride without any mishaps. :)2014-05-30 06:56:37
Otis Series 5 Elevator at SpringHill Suites Ballantyne
We were in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte last night and we stopped in here to see what kind of elevator they had. :) We tried to take a picture of the outside but it didn't come out very well as it was just too dark and rainy. They have a very unique piece of artwork for lobby decor so we took a picture of that for ya'll to see. For more info on this hotel, you can check out their website at Springhill Suites Charlotte Ballantyne Website & FB Page at Springhill Suites Charlotte Ballantyne Facebook2014-05-30 06:30:13
For Sylvia: Space Needle in Gatlinburg, TN Part 3
This video is for Sylvia who follows me on FB. She had emailed me to ask when I was going to upload the 3rd installment of the Space Needle Video Series. I had somehow overlooked uploading this video of the ride down from the top so thanks Sylvia for reminding me of this. :) The first 2 videos of the Space Needle can be found in my Gatlinburg Playlist here2014-05-29 22:17:50
For Florida Car Wash (FloridaCW) Sam's Xpress&Good Year Blimp
This is for a good friend who does great videos of car washes. Take a moment to check out his website at We stopped here today while in the area to get our car washed at this brand new & very nice establishment in Charlotte, NC off of Hwy 49. BONUS FOOTAGE at the end of the video of the Good Year Blimp which had just left the race at the Speedway. For more info on Sam's Xpress Car Wash, you can check out their website at www.samsxpresscarwash.com2014-05-25 01:04:51
TJElevatorfan - My Story
The Official Trailer for TJElevatorfan's YouTube Channel. Be sure to check out for more information :)2014-05-24 02:21:10
Short Spotlight Video of Great Wolf Lodge Photo Book
This is a short spotlight video of a couple of pages from a GWL photo book made by Shutterfly (that we got from a free offer by being a guest at GWL earlier this month) of my school's "Family Night Sleep Over". I can't show the whole book for privacy reasons as it has pictures of other students at my school in it but I can show these 2 photos of me which I am wearing the "Elevator Fan" T-Shirt that ThyssenKrupp Elevators sent me. The captions talk about my hobby and filming at GWL&mentions the tribute videos to Dieselducy I made 4 years ago with "Ronnie Bear" at GWL. :)2014-05-23 20:26:17
Random Video I Made
This is one of the random videos I made while at the Hampton Inn&Suites in Roanoke, VA which tells of the different phone options&it also includes a picture of the beautiful sunset we saw while out to dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse at Valley View Mall.2014-05-20 17:53:54
Interstates 81&581 Plus Part 4 of Fun Tour with the GM&Dieselducy
For all the ones who like road footage: here's a clip of us riding down on interstate 81& 581 from around Elliston to the brand new Hampton Inn & Suites at Valley View Mall (Roanoke Airport location) Roanoke, Va. This also has the conclusion of our fun tour with GM Natalie Schneider & Dieselducy as we tour a 2 queen suite which is just like the one we stayed in which you can see the one we actually stayed in on the Surprise Stay video in the playlist of the videos from the opening weekend of the newest hotel in the Roanoke Valley. For more info on this hotel, you can check out their website at Hampton Inn Roanoke Airport & for the url link to my video playlist of all the videos we took during our stay, it can be found here Video Playlist2014-05-20 02:12:06
Hotel Tour of the Hampton Inn (Interstate Blvd) Anderson, SC
What a great staff & GM this Hampton Inn has. That is a picture of me posing with them at the start of video. :) I also had a blast hanging out with Amy & working behind the desk for a bit while also getting a full hotel tour. :) This hotel has been renovated since the last time we stopped in. Here is the url link for my previous video taken here Previous Video of Hampton Inn & for more info on this hotel, check out their website at Hampton Inn Anderson SC Interstate Blvd2014-05-18 04:26:22
Part 3 of Fun Tour with the GM&Dieselducy at Hampton Inn&Suites
Demo of handicap door bell ringer with sound and light plus a room tour of a King with Sofa Sleeper in this 3rd installment of the "Fun Tour" Video Series of the Hampton Inn&Suites in Roanoke, VA2014-05-17 00:56:41
Thanks for a Facebook Milestone
My public FB page went over 1,000 likes :) Thanks to all who have liked it and also for watching my videos and supporting my hobby. This short clip gives a hint of the type of photos I post there. Below are the major links you can keep up with me starting here with my YT Channel, of course. :)
2014-05-16 00:16:40
Requested Video: Residence Inn in Asheville, NC
William S., here is a video we did of the elevator at Residence Inn in Asheville, NC. I don't have a hotel tour of this place but if I can get one next time we are up in that area, I will get that for you as well. This was taken I believe a year ago and I thought I had already uploaded it to YT but when I got the request for RI and I went searching for it to send the URL link to William, I couldn't find it so I guess I forgot to upload this one before now so William thanks for reminding me of it. :)2014-05-14 21:47:37
Part 2 of Fun Tour with the GM&Dieselducy at Hampton Inn&Suites
Roanoke, VA is the location of a 4 part video series called "Fun Tour with the GM & Dieselducy" which in this 2nd installment, we showcase the lobby & breakfast areas along with The Star meeting room plus the indoor pool and fitness center before heading upstairs to tour a 2 queen standard room. Stay tuned for part 3 & 4 coming soon. Thanks again to GM Natalie Schneider for taking the time to give us a great tour. For more info on this Hampton Inn & Suites, you can check out their website at Hampton Inn & Suites Roanoke Airport Website2014-05-14 02:45:03
A Safemark Systems Safe Demostration at Great Wolf Lodge
Here is a little short video clip of our Kid Kamp Suite Room Number 3044 with me demonstrating the safe on the wall. For more info on these safes, you can check out Safemark Systems' Website at www.safemark.com2014-05-12 08:51:35
Happy Mother's Day to my "Hampton Mom" Andrea Coon
A lot of you know that Andrea Coon is a very special person to me and I like to call her my "Hampton Mom" :) This is a video card to her from me on Mother's Day2014-05-11 07:06:06
For Zachary: Hotel Tour of the Great Wolf Lodge
Zachary Winstead, this is just for you as you requested a hotel tour awhile back so I thought you would enjoy this. We stayed here when my school had a "Family Night" sleepover this week. This is the 2nd time I have stayed at GWL. The first time was for my 10th birthday. I had a lot of fun here and glad we have the weekend to rest up from this adventure :) For more info on GWL, you can visit their website at Great Wolf Lodge, Concord,NC & for photos we took, you can check out my Facebook Page at TJ's Photos from GWL sleepover.2014-05-10 07:22:10
Another Look: Best of ReGen Oits Series 7 Elevators
I have gotten several emails asking if I could show more of the ReGen Oits Elevators. I have already uploaded all the video footage I have of this particular type of elevator so far but I complied the best of the footage we have gotten into this one video for the ones wanting to take another look at it. I have also gotten a couple of questions about the Otis Medallion that I have like "where did I get it" and so on so I have included the footage of John Carpenter who on behalf of Otis Elevators presented it to me when I visited the Hampton Inn & Suites in Fort Jackson / Columbia, SC (which he is the General Manager of) back in 2012. The footage we got of the elevator shaft at Hampton Inn & Suites in Roanoke, VA is also included in this Best of Video. I also included the photos that John Carpenter had sent me of the "Machine Room Panel" opened up. Hope you enjoy it. For more info on the Otis ReGen Elevator, you can click on this link that explains how it works from the Otis Website at Otis ReGen Elevator2014-05-08 01:25:41
Fun Tour w/ the GM & Dieselducy at Brand New Hampton Inn & Suites
This is the first of 4 videos that showcases the different types of rooms that the brand new Hampton Inn & Suites in Roanoke, VA has to offer. This hotel just opened on Good Friday of this past Easter Weekend & I had a blast getting to explore it with my good friend, Dieselducy & the General Manager, Natalie Schneider. Be sure to check out the playlist of other videos from this hotel which includes a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Shuttle Van ride to the airport & return trip back to the hotel at this link More Hampton Inn & Suites Roanoke Airport Videos & for more info on this great addition to the Hampton Inn family, check out their website at Hampton Inn & Suites, Roanoke,VA Website2014-05-07 19:43:41
The Renovated Hampton Inn in Marion, NC
This Hampton Inn has recently been renovated so we stopped in on our way up to Asheville on my Spring Break to check it out. If you want to see what it looked like before renovations, check out my previous video of this Hampton at Hampton Inn Marion,NC before renovations2014-05-06 17:44:09
Full Hotel Tour of Hilton Garden Inn
This was a Christmas present from Andrea Coon so a BIG THANK YOU to her for this. I hope you enjoy the tour...On some of the segments, we have cameo appearances by Cannycart & Dieselducy from the tour we took them on via FaceTime although Dieselducy was just on audio on other phone that my dad was using. I did the best I could with editing the footage as sometimes both dad & I were talking at the same time and sometimes you could hear Dieselducy and Cannycart and then sometimes you couldn't & it was just too confusing so this hotel tour's final version is not what I had originally planned but I think it is edited in a presentable way for ya'll to enjoy. :) I would recommend staying at this hotel if in the area. You can check out their website for more info at Hilton Garden Inn Anderson,SC Website. Be sure to check out my other video from here as well which includes HGI's Breakfast Grill and in room Keurig Coffee Maker demonstration at this link TJ's Hilton Garden Inn Video2014-05-05 23:45:12
Hydro-Fit Series 7 Otis Elevator at Tupelo Honey Cafe
I believe this is my first Hydro-Fit ride. Otis Series 7. I have ridden Series 7 before but those have been with the ReGen Drive. We went to Tupelo Honey Cafe (Charlotte, NC Location) today for lunch which has very tasty food and I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered they had this elevator there as well. :) Be sure to check out my FB Photo Album for more photos Tupelo Honey Cafe Charlotte Photos & for more info on the restaurant, you can check out their website at tupelohoneycafe.com2014-05-04 22:30:14
Dover - Thyssenkrupp Elevator at Comfort Inn & Suites
looked like Dover at first but sounds like ThyssenKrupp :) We passed this on our way after stopping at the Best Western in Radford to do a retake there and thought we pop in here also to see what kind of elevator they had...2014-05-03 01:18:29
Full Hotel Tour of Hampton Inn in Anderson, SC Alliance Business Park
It was very nice to meet the General Manager, H.M. Craft who was showing Hamptonality at its finest by working behind the desk on a Sunday afternoon, on our stop here at this 4 year old Hampton Inn which by the way, looks brand new. He even put me to work as room inspector which I thought that was pretty neat. It passed inspection and won a seal of approval. :) For more info on this fine Hampton, check out their website at Hampton Inn Anderson SC Alliance Business Park & you can check out my FB page for photos at Anderson SC Hampton Inn Alliance Business Park Photos2014-05-02 01:03:02
Opening Weekend Surprise Stay at New Hampton Inn & Suites
Located in Roanoke, VA at Valley View Mall near the Airport. This hotel opened up earlier than original anticipated May date which worked out great for me as it was a nice surprise ending to a great Spring Break. Enjoy this full hotel tour and stay tuned for more videos including a great visit with GM Natalie Schneider and Dieselducy :) For more info on this great addition to the Hampton family, check out their website at Hampton Inn & Suites Roanoke Airport Website2014-04-30 23:41:39
Red Lava, Wax&Shine at Wiki Wiki Car Wash
This version includes everything that Wiki Wiki Car Wash offers including the red Lava flow. For more info on this car wash, you can check out their website at

Hope you enjoy it.
2014-04-28 06:06:20