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    • January 30, 2021 5:33 PM EST
    • I have made it to the show from maine because i also teach a kayak building class in Annapolis and can visit Jerry.  This spring's class is not happening.  I dont think enough of us will be vaccinated by then.  I'll be happy to be vaccinated by summer, i am hoping early summer but am guessing later.  I am not yet 70 but hope to be vaccinated befor i turn 70 ... in 10 years.  

      I do enjoy the show and seeing all the cool displays and running live steam over on that track.  Another fun show also not happening this year is Cabin Fever.  Different displays but also fun live steam  track!  Maybe next year if all the businesses survive.

    • January 30, 2021 5:23 PM EST
    • [soapbox on}


      I was looking at some pictures of the past on the website, and I am feeling very sad that Memorial Hall in York will never look like that again. We'll never see Louis Polk sitting up front greeting everyone or Harry Hartman running around like a chicken with its head cut off. The display table with all of our crafts vying for prizes, or the chance to buy so much "stuff"! Getting there and seeing guys walking out trying to carry 20 Show Cars, or the real diesel horn going off in the parking lot. I really miss the Brag & Drag when I only got to see some people once a year and admire their work.

      OK, now I'm going to go out back and throw myself under a train!

      No wait, they're all put away for Winter.

      That's one more thing, the show was a harbinger of Spring, that Winter was over and I could get outside to work on the railroad again.



      [soapbox off]

    • January 30, 2021 3:37 PM EST
    • I can’t see how they will get approval for this event unless COVID-19 is non existent in that area of the country, all shows up here in the Northeast are still canceled and being bumped back to 2022.

      Until everything returns back to somewhat of a semi normal the wife and I are not making any plans to travel (not even for the upcoming camping season) It was to stressful last year worrying if you could go or not (sometimes coming down to the last minute!).

      Canceling / re-booking / canceling, multiple trips last year was enough for me.

      I want to travel when I know we can enjoy ourselves again, until then we have a happy home to stay in.

    • January 30, 2021 2:27 PM EST
    • I have to mirror Jon's sentiments, too far to go for an every shrinking show. I have been able to get shot once thru a stroke of luck, and need to reschedule the second. think our normal get together's will have to suffice.


      AL P.

    • January 30, 2021 12:04 PM EST
    • I'm kinda with Gary on this. My group in CT is supposed to open up soon, but no details yet.  Even if I can get a shot, I'm not sure I'm willing to travel that far fo a show, that to me, has lost it's appeal over the last handful of years.  I really miss seeing the Drag-n-Brag crew, it's been almost 2 years since I have seen some of them.  Hopefully we can get back to some kind of modified normal by late spring.

    • January 30, 2021 8:56 AM EST
    • Living nearby, I am interested to see what Star Hobby can come up with regarding the ECLSTS.  Will Maryland even allow gatherings like this?  I do not know.

      A lot can happen in two months.  


    • January 30, 2021 8:50 AM EST
    • I will only consider coming if I can get vaccinated by then. Ohio is #47 so far in the percentage of the population that has been vaccinated and they are still short the required number of doses to finish the 75 and older group that are eligible at this time.

    • January 30, 2021 4:52 AM EST
    • The proposed dates for the 2021 show are March 26th and 27th in Timonium, MD. At the present time, the Cow Palace (Our previous location) is being used for Covid testing and vaccine administration. We hope it becomes available in time for our show. If not, another building on site is being considered, as well as a location in Annapolis (45 minutes from Timonium). Firm dates and location should be "cast in concrete" by the end of February.
      Hotel information will be available at that time as well.

    • January 29, 2021 8:11 PM EST
    • Great video, rooster.  Thanks for sharing.

    • January 29, 2021 7:33 PM EST
    • Rooster said:

      Back in the day in the hood


      Pre COVID Lockdown when I could fit into those jeans and they were roomy.


    • January 29, 2021 7:28 PM EST
    • Back in the day in the hood














      Bump..... for, four, fore, 4 POST COUNT ...Hollywood critiques too much !

    • January 24, 2021 7:24 PM EST
    • Current plans are to attend Clarke's OPs in May and Ken's OPs 2 weeks later.  Always make plans.  If they have to change, so be it.  I plan to wake up in the morning.  If I don't, people will still know I was planning to do it.

    • January 17, 2021 2:30 PM EST
    • Bruce Chandler said:
      Ken Brunt said:

      Would love to have ya, Andy. We'll see how it goes. 

      What are your rules in PA, Ken?   Do you know if the hotels and restaurants are open?

      Local restaurants are open, as I imagine the hotels would be. 

      Who knows what the rules are. They change from day to day and week to week. 

      As for travel restrictions, DE had a 2 week quarantine when you entered the state at one time, but people went in and out of the state daily, so I don't know how they ever enforced that. 


    • January 17, 2021 2:13 PM EST

      Maybe the link will help as it updates daily ?

      Currently from the above site under Pa:

      What does the Order require?
      Anyone who visits Pennsylvania from another state, including Pennsylvanians returning to the Commonwealth, must get tested within 72 hours prior to entering the Commonwealth. If an individual is unable to get a test prior to entering the Commonwealth, is waiting for test results, or chooses not to get a test, they must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in our state or secure a negative test, whichever is first.

       And as far as food and lodging go:

      Traveler Testing Order

      Anyone who visits from another state is to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the commonwealth.
      If someone cannot get a test or chooses not to, they must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Pennsylvania.
      Pennsylvanians visiting other states are required to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to their return to the commonwealth or to quarantine for 14 days upon return to PA.
      The order does not apply to people who commute to and from another state for work or medical treatment.
      Innkeepers are not required to ask guests for documentation of a negative COVID-19 test or enforce the 14 day quarantine.
      Read the Press Release, Travel Order, and Travel FAQs.

      Masking Order

      Masks must be worn indoors and outdoors when away from your home. Outdoor masking is required if you cannot maintain at least 6 feet distance between someone not from your household. Indoor masking is required at all facilities.
      For dining establishments, once guests are seated they must continue to wear their masks until food or beverage is served.
      Read the Mask Order FAQs.

      Innkeepers can accept reservations for leisure travelers and are required to follow Business and Building Safety Orders as set forth by the Department of Health. Effective October 9, 2020, The Governor and Secretary Levine's July 5, 2020 orders were amended to allow for venue occuplancy limits to play a bigger role in determining the number of people permitted to attend inside and outside events. For more information and to review FAQs, please click here.

      You can view the latest guidance at the PA Department of Health website. PABBI supports the American Hotel & Lodging Association Stay Safe Initiative. You can download the latest safe stay guidelines. PABBI has also used this document along with the documentation issued by the Department of Health and Govenor's Office to develop Lodging Guidelines specifically for Bed and Breakfasts/Inns.

      Given the rising number of COVID-19 cases, you can find the latest guidance from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

      PABBI has created a page on our website to update guests traveling within PA.

    • January 17, 2021 1:56 PM EST
    • Bruce Chandler said:
      Ken Brunt said:

      Would love to have ya, Andy. We'll see how it goes. 

      What are your rules in PA, Ken?   Do you know if the hotels and restaurants are open?

      If PA is like most states near me, the rules are fluid - changing as situations change.  Connecticut is resisting closing restaurants again, partially due to pressure from the restaurant owner's association.  The numbers I watch are Hospitalizations and Test Results, both of which have been in an up, then down, then up again cycle since Christmas.


      My point is, the rules in May could be far different then the rules today.

    • January 17, 2021 1:25 PM EST
    • Ken Brunt said:

      Would love to have ya, Andy. We'll see how it goes. 

      What are your rules in PA, Ken?   Do you know if the hotels and restaurants are open?

    • January 17, 2021 12:35 PM EST
    • Would love to have ya, Andy. We'll see how it goes. 

    • January 17, 2021 11:58 AM EST
    • Ken Brunt said:

      Thanks Andy. 

      I'll move my Ops session up a couple weeks to May 15 -16, then. 

      Ken, I'd appreciate that...  Would like to attend yours, it's been a while..

      Besides, my son is back at Ft Meade, so we could also slip down and

      visit (pester) him after your OPS..         

    • January 17, 2021 11:44 AM EST
    • Thanks Andy. 

      I'll move my Ops session up a couple weeks to May 15 -16, then.