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    • March 10, 2020 7:20 PM EDT
    • Drag and Brag = 2 guys sitting at a bar and start talking about beer, their trains, people they mutually know on and off the Interne, their layouts and how they like to run/operate them.  That's how it started and that's how it can continue.  

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      We are still in Florida.  The Ridge Live Steamers March Car Card / Waybill Operations is the same weekend as the ECLSTS.  Hope all that attend have a great time and get great bargains.  If you feel sick, stay home like Lou.  Wise move Lou, I think you are making the right decision. 

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      For those attending - the words of Fred and Rooster "are there any pictures, yet?"  Whatever, enjoy!

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    • March 10, 2020 2:48 PM EDT
    • Sorry to hear that Lou!

    • March 9, 2020 8:21 PM EDT
    • Well, I'm not feeling well and a) Don't want to spread this to anyone b) Don't want to catch anything else while my resistance is down.

      Regretfully I cancelled our room, and will miss my first show in over 10 years.

      Bummer!

    • March 6, 2020 11:57 AM EST
    • Closer to 50 miles. Right down I-83.

    • March 6, 2020 11:29 AM EST
    • Am I right in understanding that the new location is about 40 miles from the original location?

       

      Greg

    • March 5, 2020 11:10 PM EST
    • Well, I've decided that I'm going to take a pass this year and let those closer to the epicenter take stock so hopefully things will be more settled next year, assuming there will be a next year. I hope everyone enjoys themselves and take heart that this grumpy old man won't be there !

    • March 5, 2020 6:09 PM EST
    • Fred Mills. said:

      Just an observation from afar...

       For a train show that is only a week away; there is hardly any chatter on this subject for over a week.

       I would have thought that the "Replacement Alcove" would be a big topic, along with a floor plan of the show place, possibly a dealer/manufacturer/ displayers' list.   WHERE WILL THE DRAG & BRAG BE HELD ?

          Surely Star Hobbies would want to promote the show, on this web page...or are they keeping so secret that they won't say a word, even for free here at LSC.  

            This whole escapade, I'm sorry to say, gives the impression of a WAKE, with few attending.

        Please, someone...BRING US UP TO DATE....I'm limited to what I see on this thread, and am unable to attend the show, or meet my friends there, so I'm at your mercy.   There must be others who care, and are in the same position as I am.

        Fred Mills

      It MIGHT even appear that the show has gone downhill since Fred last attended...

    • March 5, 2020 4:01 PM EST
    • Fred,

       

      Until I'm told otherwise, the D&B will be in the Embassy Suites bar. And yes, it's been tougher this year to set anything up. But those of us who are there will scope things out as best we can, to prepare for a more normal D&B next year. And whatever happens this year, we'll be sure to post about it. 

       

       Cliff

    • March 5, 2020 12:15 PM EST
    • Just an observation from afar...

       For a train show that is only a week away; there is hardly any chatter on this subject for over a week.

       I would have thought that the "Replacement Alcove" would be a big topic, along with a floor plan of the show place, possibly a dealer/manufacturer/ displayers' list.   WHERE WILL THE DRAG & BRAG BE HELD ?

          Surely Star Hobbies would want to promote the show, on this web page...or are they keeping so secret that they won't say a word, even for free here at LSC.  

            This whole escapade, I'm sorry to say, gives the impression of a WAKE, with few attending.

        Please, someone...BRING US UP TO DATE....I'm limited to what I see on this thread, and am unable to attend the show, or meet my friends there, so I'm at your mercy.   There must be others who care, and are in the same position as I am.

        Fred Mills

    • February 28, 2020 12:35 PM EST
    • I Talked to Star Hobby today. There will not be a Show Car this year. The t shirt will "have tracks running through it, it's really neat!"

      I might get more info on the shirt, the Greenberg Show is local tomorrow.

    • February 22, 2020 7:44 PM EST
    • Gary Buchanan, FOG said:
      Ken Brunt said:
      Cliff Jennings said:

      Gary, I always thought your Lancaster was the PA one, but just noticed it was the OH version. Yeah, long drive! 

      I've been out to his place. It ain't so bad. He's just an old grump that likes to bitch..................

      That's a little like the pot calling the kettle black

       

       

       

      This post has been edited by :Rooster

      Going to the basement searching for my Y2K  emergency set of balls

    • February 22, 2020 9:11 AM EST
    • Gary has a knack for doing that...!!!!

       

    • February 22, 2020 8:46 AM EST
    • Ken Brunt said:

       

      Damn Ken, Looks like Gary left you speechless

    • March 6, 2020 12:15 AM EST
    • Yep, I think the virus will be over by summertime, unfortunately the convention is at the end of May.

       

      I was looking forwards to more of the layouts, although I had a great time talking to the Kidmans, and last talk with the split-jaw people, the new guys at Accucraft, and of course Charlie Ro.

       

      Greg

    • March 5, 2020 11:14 PM EST
    • I got over doing conventions years ago, they offer nothing that attracts me anymore, as always, have fun !

    • March 5, 2020 10:00 PM EST
    • from the posts I have read, a couple of the layouts , including the club president had damage but will be fully ready for the convention. As for the virus I think it will be over with by summertime 

    • March 5, 2020 7:44 PM EST
    • Greg Elmassian said:

      Anyone worried about the damage from the tornados and/or the CoronaVirus?

       

      Am considering.

       

      Greg

       

       

       

      Yes,

      Quite concerned about both as it will put a damper on things after re-reading this twice before posting as recommended . 

    • March 5, 2020 6:23 PM EST
    • Anyone worried about the damage from the tornados and/or the CoronaVirus?

       

      Am considering.

       

      Greg