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So - how about a virtual 40th then? At least we could have a photo display of models, and (ideally) some video layout tours. I'd like that.
And we could still have something to 'call' the 40th convention.
Feel free. But you need to know that all the committees following the 40th designed our logos years ago, we have websites reserved, etc, etc.
Therefore, Hickory is the 41st, Seattle is the 42nd and mine in Denver is the 43rd and that really is the end of it. It was discussed and it is not going to change.
Chris Lane - Editor HOn3 Annual
I'll have to disagree. From a math stand point, you don't count something that didn't happen.
We can discuss over scotch next year
On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 8:57 PM, claneon30
Negative, it will be the 41st. The 40th will belong to St Louis, albeit with an asterisk.
Chris Lane - Editor HOn3 Annual
So the 40th convention will now be in Hickory. Life is full of surprises!!
On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 6:54 PM, Mark Lewis
Narrow gauge modeling in N.C.
I turned OFF the evening news to get away from this type of discussion. This is not the forum for this.
Can we get back to HOn3 modelling?
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The US infection rate and death toll ( the highest publicly disclosed in the world) are because too many of us did not take it seriously in the beginning. What we are seeing are the results of that.
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My reply from the Sn# group...
While I agree it is BS, I don't know that I would call it cowardly. I'm one of the people that is in the group of so called "conspiracy theorists." While I believe the virus is real I think it's less of a threat than the seasonal flu and that it is being blown out of proportion for political reasons I can understand the reasoning for not attending. If big box stores like Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe's and even convenience stores can remain open then why not small businesses and tourist RR's stay open. If masks work then why social distance? If social distancing works then why the masks? I believe in common sense; stay home if you feel sick or if you have symptoms, wash your hands regularly, and cover your sneeze and cough. I've tried my best to keep this "neutral" so please take that into consideration when reading this. Thank you!
Tiadaghton Valley Railroad & Coal Co.