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    • February 19, 2020 6:58 PM EST
    • With the exception of the Drag & Brag, I really haven't enjoyed the show for the last few years. Last year was a last minute decision and in the long run not really worth the drive for a few hours with friends. The extra distance to Timonium pretty much sealed it for me.  I'd rather commit to getting to Ken's early on Friday and have 2 1/2 days with friends.

       

      I hope those that do go have a great time.

    • February 19, 2020 11:46 AM EST
    • Bruce Chandler said:

      I keep re-thinking this...but right now I am leaning towards not going.  Who knows what I will end up doing...not me...

       

      I'm with Lou. You need to come!!! (Yes, three exclamation points).

    • February 19, 2020 11:18 AM EST
    • Say it isn't so, Bruce!

      We keep moving the show closer to you.

    • February 18, 2020 6:12 PM EST
    • I keep re-thinking this...but right now I am leaning towards not going.  Who knows what I will end up doing...not me...

    • February 18, 2020 10:36 AM EST
    • If anyone is interested I have five of the following looking for a home. size is 16"x4"x3"h. first come first served

      Dividers are removable. Pick up at show only

    • February 17, 2020 3:44 PM EST
    • The Cow Palace has a stand for burgers & dogs & such. Even a beer line, though they don't open that for every show (the show sponsor has to request it, I was told a couple years ago). 

       

      [edit]

      Jerry B. em'd me about this place, just across York road from the fairgrounds:

      https://pouletfresh.com/

       
      Per Jer: it's tag line is "Chicken, Whiskey and Ice Cream," something for everyone on LSC, haha!
       
       

    • February 17, 2020 2:56 AM EST
    • David Marconi,FOGCH said:

      Ken, I found this just down the street if it helps ya

       

      About Us
      Hightopps Backstage Grille, owned by residents of Timonium prior to bringing their innovative ideas to the area, was a Fells Point “Hotspot” for 10 years. The restaurant found its roots in providing catering for big-name bands and celebrities throughout the U.S.

      We are located at:
      2306 York Road Timonium, MD 21093

      Get Directions Now

      Phone: (410) 560-7101
      Fax: (410) 560-7105

      Grilled Dogs

      Served with our homemade OLD BAY® chips & pickle.

      Add cheese sauce 2 | Sub tots or fries 2

       

      Crabby Dog     $15

      2-¼lb all beef dogs topped with homemade

      crab dip and Monterey jack cheese

       

      Chili Dogs    $14

      2-¼lb all beef dogs topped with our house

      made turkey chili, smothered in cheese

      sauce drizzled with sour cream

       

      Mac n Cheese Dog     $14

      2-¼lb all beef dogs topped with our

      homemade mac and cheese

       

      Grilled Dogs   $10

      2-¼lb all beef hot dogs. Just like the ball park

      But no kraut dogs. Geez, how does that place even stay in business.........

    • February 16, 2020 6:45 PM EST
    • Ken Brunt said:

      Does this place in Timonium have a lunch room that sells hot dogs and sauer kraut with mustard? If it don't I ain't goin...........

      Yes you are because they sell coffee!

    • February 16, 2020 6:04 PM EST
    • Ken, I found this just down the street if it helps ya

       

      About Us
      Hightopps Backstage Grille, owned by residents of Timonium prior to bringing their innovative ideas to the area, was a Fells Point “Hotspot” for 10 years. The restaurant found its roots in providing catering for big-name bands and celebrities throughout the U.S.

      We are located at:
      2306 York Road Timonium, MD 21093

      Get Directions Now

      Phone: (410) 560-7101
      Fax: (410) 560-7105

      Grilled Dogs

      Served with our homemade OLD BAY® chips & pickle.

      Add cheese sauce 2 | Sub tots or fries 2

       

      Crabby Dog     $15

      2-¼lb all beef dogs topped with homemade

      crab dip and Monterey jack cheese

       

      Chili Dogs    $14

      2-¼lb all beef dogs topped with our house

      made turkey chili, smothered in cheese

      sauce drizzled with sour cream

       

      Mac n Cheese Dog     $14

      2-¼lb all beef dogs topped with our

      homemade mac and cheese

       

      Grilled Dogs   $10

      2-¼lb all beef hot dogs. Just like the ball park

    • February 16, 2020 5:49 PM EST
    • Does this place in Timonium have a lunch room that sells hot dogs and sauer kraut with mustard? If it don't I ain't goin...........

    • February 16, 2020 5:40 PM EST
    • Check out Ramada Limited Cockeysville. It looks like about 3 miles North, with a meeting room starting at $52 a night.

      Cliff, might be worth looking into or at least a phone call. Might be good for next year.

    • February 16, 2020 11:17 AM EST
    • Thanks for chiming in folks. I checked with them again, and their bar and breakfast areas will be up and running. So since the D&B attendance sounds to be relatively thin, I won't push for a special room. We can just head for the bar... 

       

      You know, I'm almost tempted to suggest going back to the Wyndham next year, and just drive down early Sat AM to Timonium. The room is almost half the price, and the D&B would be a breeze. Probably a dumb idea, but WTH.

       

      [edit] My mistake, the Wyndham was about $100, not the $65 I thought I remembered. So, the Embassy Suites isn't a whole lot more expensive, $119 ECLSTS rate.   

       

    • February 16, 2020 10:43 AM EST
    • My Wife has a DAR event very early Saturday morning, so we can't stay over on Friday night. We will probably come in Thursday, stay over Thursday night, and head home after visiting the show on Friday.

    • February 16, 2020 7:24 AM EST
    • My husband and I will be attending the show, but we don't usually go to the Drag and Brag. I think that some other members of our train club (Tidewater BTO) do go to it.

       

    • February 15, 2020 9:26 PM EST
    • I probably won’t do the show, but should be there for whatever passes for the drag and brag...

    • February 15, 2020 7:51 PM EST
    • Andy Clarke said:

      Jane and I won't be attending the show..

       

      Yep ....another year of evading the $20 cash you owe me!

       

      Planning on it Cliff and thank you for the work you are putting into it as it's appreciated and understood.

    • February 15, 2020 7:50 PM EST
    • having to drive 83 home i won't be staying that late Cliff

    • February 15, 2020 7:33 PM EST
    • Jane and I won't be attending the show..

    • February 15, 2020 4:51 PM EST
    • Well, ECLSTS is a month away, so I just confirmed my hotel (Embassy Suites, Hunt Valley MD) reservation for March 13-14. No serious discount for us, but it's the official hotel, so...

       

      What caught my eye was a notice on the hotel's web page that their atrium area is under reconstruction. So I called, and was informed that the construction will be underway until the end of March. 

       

      Since we were counting on that area for the Drag and Brag, that mega sucks. And we have to find an alternate location, even if it's a couple of suites next to each other...

       

      Is anyone else working this? If not, and if there's still interest, I can call the manager this week to try to get a small party room or something.

       

      If you're attending, PLEASE COMMENT, one way or the other. 

       

      Thanks,

      Cliff

       

       

       

       

    • February 18, 2020 12:01 PM EST
    • Hi guys,

      Just wanted to pass on the date for this years Show in Kingston NY on MARCH 22.

      We will be vending again his year with lots of new Large scale item we acquired from Estate buys this year.

      Last years show was great with lots of G scale for-sale this years show seems to be on the same track..

      Look us up at Larrys hobby and trains Row 3 of the Event. Thanks for looking.

      Kingston NY Model Train and RR Hobby Show March 22nd 2020

      Murphy Center

      467 Broadway Kingston NY 12401

      http://kingstontrainshow.com/