absolutely check out the vintage area of this site. Those guys and gals are a fount of knowledge. There is also a tut on this site by Muv on how to clean a treadle. It is wonderful. I'd take a few belts or I've also heard that you can use the air tubing for aquariums. Take some sewing machine oil and make yourself a cleaning, repair kit. screwdrivers, lint brush, machine oil, etc. Good luck on your trip and have a wonderful time.