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    • April 10, 2020 8:55 AM EDT
    • They cancelled the Purple Heart Reunion in Branson till next year. Which would have been next weekend. 

    • April 10, 2020 8:11 AM EDT
    • Probably the right thing to do.  I see other events are being rescheduled, also.

    • April 10, 2020 7:16 AM EDT
    • Ken Brunt said:

      Due to unforeseen circumstances and for the safety of the crews, The April KOPS will be postponed and held on Aug 15-16. 

      Too bad, but at least now I can look forward to that in August.

    • April 10, 2020 3:46 AM EDT
    • Due to unforeseen circumstances and for the safety of the crews, The April KOPS will be postponed and held on Aug 15-16. 

    • March 16, 2020 8:44 AM EDT
    • Be thankful you're in the sticks!

    • March 16, 2020 7:00 AM EDT
    • The show will go on, unless some unforeseen tragedy occurs. 

      Haven't heard of any cases around here, but that could change. Just playing by ear at this point. 

    • March 16, 2020 1:06 AM EDT
    • Yup.  Let's stay optimistic.  We're a small gathering, the weather will be warmer.  Odds are the crisis will have passed by then.

      Anyone who feels sick (hopefully none) will stay home.  We've all learned that lesson. 

      Here's looking forward to another great weekend at Ken's.........

    • March 15, 2020 11:00 PM EDT
    • Same here. Not cancelling anything that far out yet.  I pre-paid my hotel; so deciding now or the night before makes no difference.

       

    • March 15, 2020 9:02 PM EDT
    • As of tonight, still on the schedule.

    • March 17, 2020 9:23 AM EDT
    • Sorry to learn the show had to close.  Hope they will try again.  Our great niece's wedding did go through, even though there were over five hundred guests at the ceremony  (actually that was less than the RSVP count, as several cancelled just before the weekend).  Just got back last evening, and am really tired.  Drove every day for four days, although Saturday and Sunday were not 500 miles.

       

      Best, David Meashey

    • March 15, 2020 10:41 PM EDT
    • Looking forward to the train show. It is the first one since they pulled down the one in Perry, GA. I have had a chance to go to.

    • March 15, 2020 8:50 PM EDT
    • Joe Loll said:

      Well, that was the shortest show I've ever attended. Literally 3 hours long. Somehow, I still ended up buying something...

      Joe, what did you get?

    • March 15, 2020 8:47 PM EDT
    • Great pictures and report of the event.  See, it can happen and a good time, also.  Yes, there will be stories told about this one.

       

       

    • March 15, 2020 8:55 AM EDT
    • Good points, Gary. The atrium is where they normally have their bar I think, so drinking's not a prob, but I'd expect bringing your own would be. 

    • March 15, 2020 8:39 AM EDT
    • Looks like a few had a good time in spite of the issues. Assuming the same hotel is chosen as the "show" hotel next year and the atrium is a possible location for the D&B it might be wise to find out in advance how the hotel would react to a bunch of folks showing up with coolers of adult beverages and drinking in what I assume is a public space, just saying .

    • March 14, 2020 8:36 PM EDT
    • Thank you, Cliffy....I remember him now, and have him in my address book...probably also Ray....

        Fred

    • March 15, 2020 10:26 PM EDT
    • John Caughey said:

      This weekend happens to be Tucson's Garden Railway Society's open house event. This year my family has quarantined me at home, but I remember meeting some who excelled at public speaking and others who shrank away from it, on previous tours. Kinda like our membership here. 

      One trick that worked for me, I'd ask each for permission to take photos and post them at LSC.  That opened many doors....

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      John , most of the Tucson People I have met are very friendly and we usually make it down there every year  but had too much going on this year to make it. And they have some pretty good layouts to see there too, 

       

    • March 15, 2020 6:55 PM EDT
    • Andy Clarke said:

      I too stopped going to the conventions.

       

      Just my 2 cents worth..

       

      They didn't want you there anyway so we don't care!

    • March 15, 2020 11:16 AM EDT
    • This weekend happens to be Tucson's Garden Railway Society's open house event. This year my family has quarantined me at home, but I remember meeting some who excelled at public speaking and others who shrank away from it, on previous tours. Kinda like our membership here. 

      One trick that worked for me, I'd ask each for permission to take photos and post them at LSC.  That opened many doors....

       

       

    • March 15, 2020 10:38 AM EDT
    • when I first got into the G scale I went to an open house tour, Dennis Sirrines huge layout was on the tour and he was busy talking to club members, the second house we visited the 2 guys with the vests on were busy talking to each other and didnt seem interested in talking to me either, so I began on my own until I found LSC. After lurking for serveral weeks looking at different threads I posted a comment with a question and got some negative comments for digging up a post from several years ago and asking something. So its not just the people that have stuff build for them that can be kind of standoffish.

      I still go to open house tours, and this year I am planning on making the convention, and if some people are clueless on how something was built/manufactured/ or they just do not know, then take some pictures , post them here and maybe someone else will know. There are all types and I think that supporting the hobby and helping it grow can only be done if other people get invited in , or see how fun this can be in person. Looking forward to meeting Dan, Greg and Bob and any others from LSC  that are there.

       

      edited for speling police