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Just a friendly reminder that we are getting close to the meet.  If you already have or have had something with the OGR logo, etc. don't forget to take it with you if you are going to the York meet.  AND ... if you have intended to order some kind of OGR apparel from our webstore, you need to do it today!!  We contract with the same folks as the NJHRs and so order now and make sure you tell the folks to rush the order!

Finally, we will have a booth in the Orange Hall.  The plan is to have a "Wear Are You" sign on it with brief instructions on the contest.  Your goal is to find Allan Miller, Ed Boyle, or David Minarik and get that picture taken with them and then email it to me at:  adman@ogaugerr.com

Everyone will that participates will win something as stated in the rules in my first post in this thread but I have a surprise in this morning's update:   We are going to award TWO grand prizes of $500.00 each per the rules.  Lets have fun with this guys and gals!!

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Just to make things a bit more challenging:

Ed Boyle will not be attending the Oct. York event because he is still recovering (and it's going well) from some recent health-related issues. That leaves Dave and me as the go-to guys for this fun contest, with the same "rules" in effect as previously stated. Dave has his new OGR shirt and I have mine, so we should be easy enough to find. Hint: We both plan to be wearing long-sleeve shirts.

On a somewhat related note, there will NOT be an OGR Grandstand Meeting on Friday afternoon this time around, in large part because that is traditionally Ed's project to arrange and coordinate.

Ed....whatever is up........GET WELL SOON!

Peter

Ed assures me he is on the road to recovery, but is (quite logically) cautious about making any long-distance travel and being overly active for any prolonged period. With all that has been going on over the past couple of years, it certainly makes goods sense to err on the side of common sense and caution.

Ed assures me he is on the road to recovery, but is (quite logically) cautious about making any long-distance travel and being overly active for any prolonged period. With all that has been going on over the past couple of years, it certainly makes goods sense to err on the side of common sense and caution.

I always love talking to Ed. Yeah, I love talking to everybody as well, Ed reminds me of someone, which I couldn't quite tell you who but I wager maybe my late brother-in-law's Uncle Frank. Uncle Frank was one of those old Navy vet's who was a very learned man, read a bunch of stuff, and you could pick any topic and he would be able to talk to you about it. I feel that way with Ed(and a bunch of other people as well) and enjoyed helping him set up the October 2018 OGR meeting. That was one of my favorite times of that York meet. Wish Ed well to a speedy recovery.

Just in via a TCA email blast:

Pennsylvania COVID-19 restrictions will be in effect. Please wear a mask in all buildings. Many tables have been relocated; some even to new buildings. Some entrances will remain closed.

Hate to say it, but this may impact my willingness to even attend the event. I am not terribly interested in living under COVID rules for attending an event that I associate with a 'normal' life. A full day of mask wearing is just not something that I would look forward to, no matter how much I look forward to attending York. And the mask requirement will pretty much negate the whole purpose of our "Wear Are You" contest for rather obvious reasons.

Stay tuned!

And when the left doesn't know what the right is doing (just did a Google search for PA COVID Restrictions):

Pennsylvania has lifted most COVID-19 restrictions The restrictions do not apply to Philadelphia, which has its own COVID-19 mitigation measures. Municipalities and school districts, if they so choose, may continue to implement stricter restrictions.

Sep 28, 2021

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Ed assures me he is on the road to recovery, but is (quite logically) cautious about making any long-distance travel and being overly active for any prolonged period. With all that has been going on over the past couple of years, it certainly makes goods sense to err on the side of common sense and caution.

A wise decision......but, as one of the "York Regulars", Ed will be missed by all his train buds!

Peter



And when the left doesn't know what the right is doing (just did a Google search for PA COVID Restrictions):

"Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania has lifted most COVID-19 restrictions. ... The restrictions do not apply to Philadelphia, which has its own COVID-19 mitigation measures. Municipalities and school districts, if they so choose, may continue to implement stricter restrictions.Sep 28, 2021"

Not looking to get political here, but the reason for that statement is that the masks are the only big restriction (besides size of gatherings, which I think is 1/2 maximum occupancy) that PA still has. At one time, there were more stringent restrictions in place.

For those of you concerned about the masks, I do find that a paper one is less restrictive than a cloth one, if that helps.

As for the contest, could we remove the masks just for the photo? I know here in Pa even with how strict we are with school masks, we are allowed to do that in elementary schools.

@Mallard4468 posted:

A clarification from the president of TCA can be found in this thread:

https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...4#157406523896288444

Thanks for posting the link to that clarification (which I was just about to do, but you beat me to it)!

Dave Minarik and I will still be at York and we will still be doing the "Wear Are You?" contest in accordance with the rules Alan Arnold has posted. I was a bit concerned at first because the last thing I would want to see on this forum would be a lot of photos of folks wearing face masks since the whole point of the contest is to apply faces to names, and to recognize/thank those who support the forum and the magazine.

Just to make things a bit more challenging:

Ed Boyle will not be attending the Oct. York event because he is still recovering (and it's going well) from some recent health-related issues. That leaves Dave and me as the go-to guys for this fun contest, with the same "rules" in effect as previously stated. Dave has his new OGR shirt and I have mine, so we should be easy enough to find. Hint: We both plan to be wearing long-sleeve shirts.

On a somewhat related note, there will NOT be an OGR Grandstand Meeting on Friday afternoon this time around, in large part because that is traditionally Ed's project to arrange and coordinate.

I talked with Ed and he really wants to be at York but it is more important that he gets better!  So, as Allan said above, Ed will be watching from the sidelines so to speak.  He was concerned about the Grandstand meeting but because of the absence of some of the regulars, the meeting was going to be rather short anyway.  

I will be manning the computers and phones in the office here at the "OGR World Headquarters" waiting for you all to email your pictures.  NO TEXTS PLEASE!!  I will not include pictures being texted to me so be sure to email them.  Best address is adman@ogaugerr.com but you can also send them to info@ogaugerr.com since I can get them from the moderator at that address.  I will have a special thread going in the featured topics and will up date it daily through the end of the meet.  REMEMBER....review the rules of the contest!

Thanks so much everyone!

Alan

Hi All,

First time I've been on the Forum in a couple of weeks. Sorry to hear of Ed's health travails, but glad to hear he's on the mend. Sorry, too, to hear of the cancellation of the Forum "grandstand" meeting but it would seem odd not seeing him M.C.ing it anyway. As noted, it's Ed's baby, after all.

Hope Ed's back on his feet and 100 percent in time for the April 2022 meet.

Stay well, everyone, and, for those of you making it to York this time around, Kathie and I will see you in a week.

Chris

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