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    • April 16, 2019 10:51 AM EDT
    • Last Saturday our club met at the late Chuck Inlow's home. Members came early and prepared the layout to run on, but we were rained out.

      Chris Inlow, (his wife) gave us old-timers a chance to acquire a momento from his collection of trains.

      I finally got to meet Devon Sinsley and ran into Steve Featherkile.

      I decided to display the tribute 7/8 scale car I built with a caricature of Chuck. Then on second thought I added Dick's and Russ's tribute cars.

      Chris did not mind at all and said they should be here as well.

       

      Here are the cars on display.

       

       

       

       

    • April 12, 2019 12:26 PM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:

       

       

      Breakfast is served ^^^^^^^

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Looking forward to this year !

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      What time is lunch served??

       

      Lunchtime

    • April 11, 2019 9:17 PM EDT
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      Breakfast is served ^^^^^^^

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Looking forward to this year !

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      What time is lunch served??

       

    • April 10, 2019 8:29 PM EDT
    • Finally got around to making my hotel reservation. We upgraded a bit and are staying a little closer at the Clarion in Glen Mills.   Was hoping to bring my travel trailer, but it still needs some major work that I can't get done that quickly. Maybe next year Ric and I can take the entire driveway!

    • April 10, 2019 8:26 PM EDT
    • As Cliff stated we should "Thank" and appreciate the boys at Star Hobby for keeping the show going!

    • April 9, 2019 10:48 PM EDT
    • ….correction...TOO MUCH SNOW....

       

    • April 9, 2019 10:16 PM EDT
    • Too much rain this year in Canada? 

    • April 9, 2019 7:03 PM EDT
    • Fred, if they are already naming the place, it kinda sounds to me like some kind of deal has been struck.

       

      Why do you like playing the wet blanket?

    • April 9, 2019 2:31 AM EDT
    • It may be a bit late to plan next year's show, if the deal has not been struck yet.

        

    • April 8, 2019 9:00 PM EDT
    • Lou Luczu said:

      For those of you that have never been to the Timonium Show, this is the first room you see upon entering.

      Then this is the room off to the left.

      This is the room to the right looking from the back to the front of the building. This is where they have activities for the kids.

      So it's a BIG place, I wonder how much of it we will be able to fill?

       

      Thanks for posting those Lou. I was at the all-scales train show there yesterday (with Jerry and our buddy Dwight), and was again struck by the enormity of the place.

       

      So... WARNING! This is all just FWIW, which may be zero! I'm merely conveying what's publicly viewable, and offering a few personal comments.

       

      That disclaimer out of the way... I've been wondering the same thing as Lou. So out of curiosity, I went to http://www.marylandstatefair.com/general-info/facilities  to check square footage, and here's what they say:

       

      The Cow Palace is easily the most versatile building on the Fairgrounds. It covers 158,400 square feet overall. The Cow Palace is divided into three distinct areas/sections - 24,000 square feet, 62,400 square feet and 72,000 square feet.

       

      For a comparison with York's Memorial Hall, I went to http://yorkexpo.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/MAIE-MemHall-proof.pdf, which says the hall...

       

      "features two separate exhibit areas (over 58,000 square feet)." Reading further, the size of the two exhibit halls totals to 57,466 SF. 

       

      Since Memorial Hall wasn't really filled this year, ~58ksf seemed a little too ample. And I can't imagine that Star would wan't to rent an additional 100ksf beyond that. So maybe they would want to arrange for the center hall (first of Lou's pics), because that's the main branch-point for the left and right halls, and has the concessions area at its rear. And if the smaller exhibition hall is rented as well, that's 86,400 square feet -- double what is probably really needed.

       

      So, maybe we won't need the full cow palace, but will only get the smaller hall, and hopefully the concessions area of the center hall.... Anyway, Star's got some challenging choices to make, especially if vendors are less committal than in earlier years.

       

      Regardless, I hope we can support their effort as best we can; and if only part of the CP is used, it'll still be HUGE, and very much worth attending!

       

      My 2 cents,

      ===>Cliffy

       

       

       

    • April 8, 2019 7:09 PM EDT
    • The LSC crew would appreciate.....a bar...

      What exactly are you implying?

      I thought a bar was a necessity, like bathrooms....well, even the lack of bathrooms could be worked around, but not the lack of a bar.

    • April 8, 2019 9:09 AM EDT
    • Timonium Update: (Sort of..)

      I did go to the Great Scale Model Train show on Sunday at the Maryland State Fair Grounds in Timonium, MD, the projected site of ECLSTS 2020.  I had said I would check out the Holiday Inn Express and possibly other Holiday inn for meeting rooms, and the like.

      However, I realized I was most likely jumping the gun here, as the show location, dates, and hotel are not yet fully developed.  So it seemed to me that this issue would be better served by speaking to Star Hobby and finding out the status.  What I found out was, yes, they are working to get the show to Timonium, and are talking to various hotels about a group rate.   Since this is still a developing situation, they suggested I email them in 3-4 weeks to find out status at that time.  I plan to do so, and assuming that a hotel (or more then one?) is selected, I will then contact them to follow up on a party room for the drag and brag.  I did mention that the LSC crew would appreciate the availability of a party room (most all hotels have that) and a bar (not all hotels have one).

      So that is where we are, I will keep tabs on this and let you all know as things develop.

       

      Jerry

    • April 9, 2019 9:04 AM EDT
    • Thanks for the update and good to hear you are feeling better. See you then

      Cheers

      Richard

    • April 8, 2019 7:09 PM EDT
    • Bob McCown said:
      Richard said:

      Well we are in April any official word?  And are you over that flu yet?

      cheers

      Richard

      Feeling better.  Doc thinks it was probably pneumonia.  An aggressive regimen of antibiotics have me functional again, if still wiped out.

      But the Official Weekend is July 26, 27, 28.  Details as they become available, but its typically Friday is run-what-ya-brung day, Saturday is Op Till You Drop at my place, and Sunday is over at Stan's.

      -=Bob

      OK, after missing last year, I'm sure hoping to make it this year.   Reservations made.   See y'all then!

       

    • April 8, 2019 2:30 PM EDT
    • John Wilda said:

      I am currently working on moving to Rhode Island where i will be starting two jobs. For these reasons, I will probably not be able to attend, but we shall see! 

      Welcome to Rhode Island. 

      Dennis

    • April 8, 2019 1:33 PM EDT
    • Appreciate the confirmation of the dates...  Now we won't have to adjust the hotel reservations...  

    • April 8, 2019 11:34 AM EDT
    • I am currently working on moving to Rhode Island where i will be starting two jobs. For these reasons, I will probably not be able to attend, but we shall see! 

    • April 8, 2019 9:43 AM EDT
    • Richard said:

      Well we are in April any official word?  And are you over that flu yet?

      cheers

      Richard

      Feeling better.  Doc thinks it was probably pneumonia.  An aggressive regimen of antibiotics have me functional again, if still wiped out.

       

      But the Official Weekend is July 26, 27, 28.  Details as they become available, but its typically Friday is run-what-ya-brung day, Saturday is Op Till You Drop at my place, and Sunday is over at Stan's.

       

      -=Bob