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    • March 12, 2020 5:32 PM EDT
    • I'm at the fairgrounds now. One of the employees came aroud saying that due to the state of emergency, no more than 250 could be at an event. There is a possibility that 250 people could be allowed in, but Star Hobby is waiting for a call from the state.

       

    • March 12, 2020 5:27 PM EDT
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      43 mins ago - BREAKING:The state of Maryland ordered all public schools to close for two ... Larry Hogan cancelled all gatherings of 250 people or more — part of a string of ... Loudoun County, where at least one person has tested positive for the virus, ... A growing list of churches, entertainment venues, museums and ...

       

      Watch out the sky is falling friends

       

    • March 12, 2020 5:21 PM EDT
    • Last post on their facebook site is 2 hours ago and they say they are going ahead, and the web site says so too...

       

      Where is "word has it"? (Not doubting you Joe, just wondering where that info is)

       

      Greg

    • March 12, 2020 5:21 PM EDT
    • Hell meet us at the diner Loll that way you won't waste the trip. I'll be the one in the encapsulated suit. I think it's blue but I don't remember

       

    • March 12, 2020 5:20 PM EDT
    • Joe Loll said:

      THE SHOW IS CANCELLED.

      CITE YOUR SOURCE PLEASE.

    • March 12, 2020 5:19 PM EDT
    • Joe, can you be more definitive?

       

      Per ECLSTS web site just now,

       

      "We have received many calls and emails about the status of the show regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). The 2020 East Coast Large Scale Train Show will continue as planned. While attending the show, we encourage all attendees to wash their hands throughout the day as you would when attending any large event. We are very excited for the ECLSTS this Friday and Saturday! Let us know if you have any questions.
      -ECLSTS Team"

       

      And I can't find anything related to the 250 max gathering you mention.

       

       

    • March 12, 2020 5:18 PM EDT
    • THE SHOW IS CANCELLED.

    • March 12, 2020 5:18 PM EDT
    • Right off the show site :

      We have received many calls and emails about the status of the show regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). The 2020 East Coast Large Scale Train Show will continue as planned. While attending the show, we encourage all attendees to wash their hands throughout the day as you would when attending any large event. We are very excited for the ECLSTS this Friday and Saturday! Let us know if you have any questions.
      -ECLSTS Team

      http://www.eclsts.com/

    • March 12, 2020 5:14 PM EDT
    • Cliff Jennings said:
      David Marconi,FOGCH said:

      https://www.thenautilusdiner.com/

      For those interested I plan on getting to the diner between 7:30 and 8:00 AM for breakfast on Friday. Anyone wanting to meet up feel welcome. Ken will I see you there?

      Maybe Cliff will stop by

      Dave

      Which diner??

      Sounds like a plan. But I guess this isn't gonna be a sleep-in weekend morning tomorrow, haha!

      If it works out, this might become the "Drag and Bacon." Different thing being dragged though. 

       

       

      Cliff I posted their web site first on this post. It is across the street from the fair grounds and about two blocks south of the York Rd entrance. The web site has directions It's The Nautilus Diner

    • March 12, 2020 5:08 PM EDT
    • Word has it that the show is cancelled due to the MD state of emergency. No more than 250 people at an event.

    • March 12, 2020 5:08 PM EDT
    • Word has it that the show is cancelled due to the MD state of emergency. No more than 250 people at an event.

    • March 12, 2020 5:06 PM EDT
    • David Marconi,FOGCH said:

      https://www.thenautilusdiner.com/

      For those interested I plan on getting to the diner between 7:30 and 8:00 AM for breakfast on Friday. Anyone wanting to meet up feel welcome. Ken will I see you there?

      Maybe Cliff will stop by

      Dave

      Which diner??

      Sounds like a plan. But I guess this isn't gonna be a sleep-in weekend morning tomorrow, haha!

      If it works out, this might become the "Drag and Bacon." Different thing being dragged though. 

       

       

    • March 12, 2020 4:57 PM EDT
    • https://www.thenautilusdiner.com/

      For those interested I plan on getting to the diner between 7:30 and 8:00 AM for breakfast on Friday. Anyone wanting to meet up feel welcome. Ken will I see you there?

      Maybe Cliff will stop by

      Dave

    • March 12, 2020 4:22 PM EDT
    • Cliff Jennings said:

      Rogering all that Bruce just said! And for those of us using LSC for photo storage, transferring to the hard drive, opening each one up to make it 1200 max pixel width, uploading it to my freight shed, and making the post to put it in. Which is GREAT, reliable, FREE, and shared between all us here; just takes a little time. 

       

      Speaking of free... I need to make my annual donation to LSC... Still haven't figured out how to make it automatic; Greg, you did, right? 

       

      Figured it out: just click on Home (in the main ribbon), look beneath your mug on the left, and click HELP SUPPORT LSC. I clicked on Paypal, put in an amount, checked the recurring every month box, and authorized. Sweet!

       

      You can do however you want. IMO, LSC is of far greater utility than some magazines, and Bob does all this as a hobby -- and at his expense. We should all chip in a little, and now it's easy!    

    • March 12, 2020 4:16 PM EDT
    • Rogering all that Bruce just said! And for those of us using LSC for photo storage, transferring to the hard drive, opening each one up to make it 1200 max pixel width, uploading it to my freight shed, and making the post to put it in. Which is GREAT, reliable, FREE, and shared between all us here; just takes a little time. 

       

      Speaking of free... I need to make my annual donation to LSC... Still haven't figured out how to make it automatic; Greg, you did, right? 

       

    • March 12, 2020 4:02 PM EDT
    • Fred Mills. said:

      Where did you see them, Bruce....?   PLEASE share them with us....

        Fred

      Greg has it right.   Facebook it is...

      For those of us that take pictures, it's pretty easy to take pictures with your phone and Facebook is about the easiest way to post those; it really is easy.   For those of us that still like to use a camera, it's rather difficult to post pictures until you're back at home with your computer.   Then, it's a multi-step procedure...and a memory test for what you were thinking when you took THAT picture -and WHO are THOSE people????

    • March 12, 2020 3:20 PM EDT
    • Some stuff on facebook search eclsts 2020, you will find several things

    • March 12, 2020 2:55 PM EDT
    • Where did you see them, Bruce....?   PLEASE share them with us....

        Fred

    • March 12, 2020 2:37 PM EDT
    • Fred Mills. said:

      Sean;

         There are probably people already there, and a lot of them even have these new-fangled telephones equipped with rather good cameras, but getting them to pull them out of their pockets to take a few pictures, is like pulling hens' teeth.  

          Hopefully this message might open their minds for that split second, and entice them to take that one picture, for "Their fellow Railroaders", who are not blessed with the enjoyment of being there.

       Not all pictures of interest are actually taken at the show. A lot are of people we know the names of, but have never met, or seen a picture of them. The social side to the Show, in a lot of cases, is of more interest than the actual show itself.  That's one of the reasons the old "ALCOVE" was rather successful, along with the Drag & Brag.

        Fred Mills

      Already saw some pictures - looks VERY familiar.   Glad they are keeping it open!

    • March 12, 2020 3:23 PM EDT
    • I found you can cancel your hotel room reservation up to 72 hours before the convention.

       

      Looking into any possible flexibility / refund from cancelling the convention attendance.

       

      Greg