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Funny somehow I find myself not really being upset about it.  I'm finding I didn't really miss it.  Never did rebook my room for October. Maybe absence will make the heart grow fonder of it.  Until then I 'll spend locally and support the forum. 

If they did decide to have it I probably would have went anyways though.

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This is probably a good decision with all that’s happening with the current Pandemic, and will hopefully allow our great medical staff time to prepare a quality vaccine to prevent more spreading. Yes, trains are Fun, however our health and others health are of the utmost importance. Sorry to hear it’s canceled, but hopefully by April 2021 We can have a safe and fun time seeing our friends, our vendors, and of course the trains. Stay safe, stay healthy, Pray Continually. Happy Railroading 

If you want the York experience, crawl under your layout or go into the closet where you store the unused items, pack them in the trunk of your car and drive around the block, maybe a jaunt on the interstate, stop at a fast food restaurant (make sure you pay too much) on October 23rd and then bring them back into the house.  You'll be surprised what you forgot you have already.  

Maybe I can finally go to York next Spring, and meet some Forumites at the gatherings.  I want to take Neal Schorr's scenic route across Pennsylvania and visit relatives, too, so, if it's again safe to travel and gather, it'll be a winner.  

Let's see, . . . 2-lane Pennsylvania, Altoona, Strasburg, Steamtown (Alcos), Philly, Palmyra, Chautauqua, Pittsburgh, and then maybe zig zagging along the Santa Fe from Chicago to Kansas City . . . that ought to be 5,000+ enjoyable miles.

@Number 90 posted:

Maybe I can finally go to York next Spring, and meet some Forumites at the gatherings.  I want to take Neal Schorr's scenic route across Pennsylvania and visit relatives, too, so, if it's again safe to travel and gather, it'll be a winner.  

Let's see, . . . 2-lane Pennsylvania, Altoona, Strasburg, Steamtown (Alcos), Philly, Palmyra, Chautauqua, Pittsburgh, and then maybe zig zagging along the Santa Fe from Chicago to Kansas City . . . that ought to be 5,000+ enjoyable miles.

Tom:

I hope that after 5,000 miles together in the car, you and Mrs. 90 would still be talking to each other when you get home to Texas.  😉

Seriously; having grown up in PA along the old PRR Middle Division, the state is a must for anyone with an appreciation for railroading.

Curt

@trestleking posted:

Shocking 

Oh yes, quite shocking.

We're finally going to have a train meet here in my region. Unless it's cancelled at the last second (or my plans change)  I'll be making the trip to Jacksonville, AR on Sept 5 with a pocket full of cash.

Of course, to offset the cost of fuel and eats to get there, you have to purchase more items so the savings from lack of shipping charges (on the Bay) make it worth your while. Example: I'll probably spend $40 to get there and back. So, I need to spend the equivalent amount in saved eBay shipping charges. It's like being able to purchase product with your shipping charges.

I've got this figured out perfectly in order to justify my spending.

Andre

@MartyE posted:

If you want the York experience, crawl under your layout or go into the closet where you store the unused items, pack them in the trunk of your car and drive around the block, maybe a jaunt on the interstate, stop at a fast food restaurant (make sure you pay too much) on October 23rd and then bring them back into the house.  You'll be surprised what you forgot you have already.  

Don't forget to put price tags on them which reflect prices from 15-20 years ago.

@Super O Bob posted:

I am going anyway.  I will park outside the orange hall and social distance.  Hope to hit some of the great hobby shops out east and enjoy a week off (I have the vacation days and need to get out of the house!).

 

See ya in April...

If you're coming as far east as Boston to visit Charles Ro, make sure you call first. They are currently still only doing mail order and curbside pick-up.

@laming posted:

Oh yes, quite shocking.

We're finally going to have a train meet here in my region. Unless it's cancelled at the last second (or my plans change)  I'll be making the trip to Jacksonville, AR on Sept 5 with a pocket full of cash.

Of course, to offset the cost of fuel and eats to get there, you have to purchase more items so the savings from lack of shipping charges (on the Bay) make it worth your while. Example: I'll probably spend $40 to get there and back. So, I need to spend the equivalent amount in saved eBay shipping charges. It's like being able to purchase product with your shipping charges.

I've got this figured out perfectly in order to justify my spending.

Andre

Andre,

The Jacksonville,Arkansas train Show is Saturday and Sunday, August 22 and 23, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm! The meet is sold out but smaller than usual due to spacing of tables and fewer club layouts. Only a limited amount of people will be allowed in at once. I will be there helping Craig and the gang from Arkansas Traveller Hobbies! Stop by and say HI!!

Ricky

Andre,

The Jacksonville,Arkansas train Show is Saturday and Sunday, August 22 and 23, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm! The meet is sold out but smaller than usual due to spacing of tables and fewer club layouts. Only a limited amount of people will be allowed in at once. I will be there helping Craig and the gang from Arkansas Traveller Hobbies! Stop by and say HI!!

Ricky

Wow! My friend that told me about it must have got it wrong.

It's going to be hard for the host organization to limit admittance.

If they do so with diligence, then I know I would not be willing to make the drive, then wait and wait, and not get it in, or only get in with an hour to go and the tables are picked over.

Hm. May need to reconsider.

Thanks very much for your information, Ricky. This is a new set of circumstances. I'll have to rethink my hair-brained idea of a road trip (3+ hours one way) to a train meet.

Andre

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No surprise on this October York cancelation.  Looking forward to the York show in October 2021.

Im not planning on a York in April.  There are many requirements to safely meet and probably problems that are yet to be discovered.  And the logistics of manufacturing and distributing the cure will be an enormous task.

I would love to be wrong.

@Jim 1939 posted:

That's no surprise. Did anyone really expect to see a fall show this year?

Yeah, I think a few people did. A pal of mine, who often has only passing familiarity with reality as we'd define it, was utterly flabbergasted. But this is a guy who still thinks there'll be a full season of pro/college football this fall.

I'd think most people, if they're smart, have written off every public event of any kind until well into 2021 (and frankly, I'm betting on much further than that).

@laming posted:

Wow! My friend that told me about it must have got it wrong.

It's going to be hard for the host organization to limit admittance.

If they do so with diligence, then I know I would not be willing to make the drive, then wait and wait, and not get it in, or only get in with an hour to go and the tables are picked over.

Hm. May need to reconsider.

Thanks very much for your information, Ricky. This is a new set of circumstances. I'll have to rethink my hair-brained idea of a road trip (3+ hours one way) to a train meet.

Andre

No,don't reconsider ! Just come on down! The organizer is a retired Air Force Colonel. This is the 10th show he's organized and believe me when I say it is truly a well run show with military precision. It is a large,spacious venue and everyone's safety and well being has been considered. Last year there were about 20 layouts and 190+ tables. I will personally make sure you get in! 

And then we devolve into another thread of predictions of when this cr@p will end.

How about we take it one announcement at a time?

After all, if you want to predict the ultimate doom and gloom, this could go on for 50 years or more, depending on how successful the vaccine(s) is(are). Anyone writing next April off already, what makes you think October 2021, or April 2022, or even October 2030 will be any different?

Obviously with things still like this, a decision for 2 months out was likely going to end like this.  Predicting we will be in the same exact boat 6 months from now is one heck of a lot of pessimism.

(hopefully there is not a spot for the vaccine on the shelf next to the non-existent HIV/AIDS vaccine that people have been trying to develop since the early 80's)  Of course by then, we'll have 2 to 2 1/2 generations lost since no one can safely get close to one another. 

(sarcasm/rant mode off).

 

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