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    • March 7, 2021 1:23 PM EST
    • Lou Luczu said:

      Well, it obviously changed in the 7 minutes since I looked at it. Sheesh!

      I suspect that they were just waiting for "Joisey Lou" to post SOMETING...

    • March 7, 2021 10:51 AM EST
    • Well, it obviously changed in the 7 minutes since I looked at it. Sheesh!

    • March 7, 2021 10:37 AM EST
    • http://www.eclsts.com/

       

    • March 7, 2021 10:30 AM EST
    • I can see nothing on ECLSTS that talks about having a show this year.

    • March 6, 2021 8:24 PM EST
    • There are new postings on the ECLSTS site, The East Coast Train Show - Home (eclsts.com) .  They are hoping to have a show the weekend after Easter, April 9 - 10.  I hope things will work out for the show, but am unsure that I will be able to go.  I will watch the site and post on this thread if things solidify.

       

      Yours, David Meashey

    • March 5, 2021 6:16 PM EST
    • That's a great thought Dave, having a fall show. I like it. I'd hope the vendors & clubs would have plenty of notice to make their plans, we'll see.

       

      It seems to me that it's too late for many vendors & clubs to drop everything and come to Timonium a couple weeks from now... But, maybe something's in the works. Only Star knows.

       

      I'm guessing Star might do a the smaller Annapolis-based thing, as they suggested on their FB page. Maybe just them and anyone who they can bring in the last minute. That would take at least a hotel conference room I suppose, but with the slow traffic nowadays, perhaps they're still available. Again, just guessing.

       

      I was just at their FB page, and hadn't noticed till now their vendor setup video from last year. This was right before the state announcement of public event closures, so everyone's still happily working hard. Looks like an indoor drone video, very effective! And this hall seemed quite up to the task, size-wise (vs. Timonium, as we were discussing over a year ago). The halls to left and right of this are simply enormous, but I think we only had the one to the left last March. 

       

      https://www.facebook.com/eclsts/videos/2731902796878556

       

       

    • March 5, 2021 5:50 PM EST
    • Ken;

       

      Was just on the site, and it looks like the concrete is still in the cement mixer truck.  My gut feeling is that this year will be a "no go" as well, UNLESS somebody tries for a fall show.  Enough of us geezers could be immunized by September or October to allow things to work.

       

      Best wishes, David Meashey

    • March 5, 2021 6:15 AM EST
    • I didn't see anything "cast in concrete" yet on the site, so who knows what will happen. 

    • March 5, 2021 9:53 AM EST
    • Ken Brunt said:

      This is still "cast in concrete".

       

      Just so others don't have to scroll back - The dates are May 15 -16 9AM-??

       

    • March 5, 2021 6:16 AM EST
    • This is still "cast in concrete". 

    • March 1, 2021 7:52 PM EST
    • Wow, what an amazingly thorough photo shoot Scott, thanks very much!

       

      The pics bring back memories of the sadness I saw in each vendor and layout team member, as they saw all their hard work and travel expenses go up in smoke. What a surreal event! But they all seemed to keep cool, and take things in stride.

       

      We must have a great hobby, because it sure attracts great people. 

       

      Cliff

    • March 1, 2021 2:45 PM EST
    • Thanks for posting. Like many I am so suffering from train show withdrawal to the point when the pics of vendor spaces showing inventory, I reached into my pocket to see how much cash I had. LOL

    • March 1, 2021 11:52 AM EST
    •  Here is a link to an album I put together of photos from the ECLSTS in Maryland last march just before the governor shut it down because of Covid 19.

      I have been so busy with the sign busness that this is the first chance to post photos from last march.

      Begining of album is the NHGRS and Big Green, second half is photos of other layouts and the dealer hall.

       

      https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157718479842993

       

      Scott

    • March 1, 2021 11:52 AM EST
    •  Here is a link to an album I put together of photos from the ECLSTS in Maryland last march just before the governor shut it down because of Covid 19.

      I have been so busy with the sign busness that this is the first chance to post photos from last march.

      Begining of album is the NHGRS and Big Green, second half is photos of other layouts and the dealer hall.

       

      https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157718479842993

       

      Not many people realized that Suleski Transportations Railway Police were all ready in masks for the show.

      ST Railway police masked for the show

      Scott

    • February 27, 2021 6:17 PM EST
    • Bob McCown said:

      I will be posting the meeting link and meeting code in this thread, and on the event, a few days before the meeting.  

      As far as prerequisites, if you havent already, go to https://zoom.us/download, and download, install, and test the software.  You want to grab "Zoom Client for Meetings", I believe.  Its pretty easy to use.

       

      I'm sure I saw that information here earlier, but now I'm not able to locate it!!!!  I don't see it in the event.

       

      EDIT:  Never mind - I found it in the Event off the home page.

    • February 27, 2021 5:34 PM EST
    •  This virtual D&B sounds interesting.  Maybe I can setup my factory on the dining room table between 7-8?   My wife will flip.    LOL

      I have completed something else that will go along with the factory that the Boston area guys might appreciate. The clear coat went on this morning.  

      I put in the link Bob supplied and I have to figure out this Zoom thing.  See you, maybe. 

       

       

    • February 26, 2021 3:49 AM EST
    • Rooster said:...

      ... I want you to speak English with confidence and a smile. Schedule your call today.

      seems, that you want me excluded.

       

      i dont confide, and i'm no smilie...

       

      ... and i can't find my cam. (i know, i used it in this century, but where it is now...)

    • February 25, 2021 6:09 PM EST
    • *bump*

      See the the first two posts in the thread for comments and list of signees.

    • February 19, 2021 9:24 PM EST
    • Cliff Jennings said:

      Fred, thanks to your prodding me, I spoke with Jim and messaged Bob, and revised my intro post (at the top of this thread). 

      Thanks Jim and Bob for the links. It occurs to me now that we're not used to looking at 1st posts for updates.... 

      Oh, and this just in, Bruce Chandler is supplying all the high-end imported beer that you can virtually drink! Thanks Bruce!!!

      Great.  Once again I am in charge of virtually nothing. 

       

    • February 19, 2021 5:26 PM EST
    • Fred Mills. said:

      OK....Saturday, February 27th is quickly coming upon us, so PLEASE....:

              Can someone post in clear English. on this thread/forum, the link that one can click on, to take part in

      The "LSC/ECLSTS/2021 Alcove/Drag & Brag/Social Event"...Please...please, include instructions..

        Thank you in advance

        Fred Mills

             (Or, could the notice be posted, plainly on the Home page, as an event, NOT TO BE MISSED...how about both places, here and the home page !!)

       

       

      https://www.clearenglishcoach.com/

       

      I pre-qualify each person with a 20 minute Zoom call to make sure this course is a good fit for you. I want you to speak English with confidence and a smile. Schedule your call today.