NMRA Toronto Train exhibit cancelled

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by interurban, Jun 4, 2003.

  1. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    There is enough out there to kill you that nothing worries me..Look at this way.The food you eat,the air you breathe,and the very water you drink will lay you low..Germs? Yes we have many that will make us sick and even kill us..We have ticks, with Rocky Mountain fever and lime disease,mosquitoes carrying Mariya and other diseases mad men with guns,drunk drivers,road rage,car accidents and other such dangers..SARS-Naw,the very least of my worries...:D
  2. cpr_paul

    cpr_paul Member

    I've recently seen a notice that the Maple Leaf 2003 Train show is on...is this the same one that got cancelled, Chris?
  3. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    The National Train Show was cancelled, but the Maple Leaf Train Show lives on. Here's the info from the site

    The NMRA has chosen to cancel the National Train Show. This has been done in response to a number of the major model railroad industry suppliers pulling out of the Show. We are extremely disappointed with their lack of support and certainly feel that the decision is unwarranted as Canadian, American (CDC), and International (WHO) Public Health officials have stated the risk to persons visiting Toronto is minimal to non existent.

    We have successfully established a new Train Show on Saturday July 19th and Sunday July 20. As these plans continue, our Web site will be continually updated to keep you informed of our progress. We are currently looking at offering tours during the day on Friday and these will be offered at the Tour Desk. Advance information will be posted on our Web site, as it becomes available.

    For a link to the Maple Leaf 2003 website click here
  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    (Apologies, Val)
    Just to get the terms right, the Maple Leaf 2003 CONVENTION is still on. This includes the business meeting :mad: , the clinics, the tours (layouts, prototype, tourist, family) and the banquet.
    The train show, which is manufacturers, dealers, organizations and portable layouts/displays, has been cancelled because it was down to 25% particpation and not up to national standards.
    There is talk of having a smaller train show organized by local people.
    Apparently, 9 of the 96 tours have been cancelled or combined because of insuffiecient response (87 of them are still running, although the bus count on them may be down).
  5. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

    Re: Go to http://www.ml2003.com for updates...


    Here's the latest Press Release from the Maple Leaf 2003 crew....

    There will be a Train Show put on by the organizers of the Maple Leaf 2003.

    So visit the Maple Leaf 2003 Webpage for Updates...
  6. leghome

    leghome Member

    It is great news that the Toronto Convention Organizers have been able to put a train show together on such short notice. Fantastic work guys.
  7. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

    Re: Re: Go to http://www.ml2003.com for updates...


    Here's the latest Press Release from the Maple Leaf 2003 crew....

    So visit the Maple Leaf 2003 Webpage for Updates...
  8. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Well,We now have Monkey-Pox-never heard of it myself..But it will make you sick..:(

    See www.cnn.com under health to read all about it..Folks if it not one thing its something else..

    I still plan on going to the convention..:D
  9. leghome

    leghome Member

    According to the reports I have seen here Monkey-Pox can only be passed to humans by animals. Humans cannot pass it on to each other.
  10. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Can anyone beleive anything the C ontrived N ews N etwork puts out anymore?:mad:
  11. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    WARNING: The Surgeon General has determined that being born is harmful to your health, and may lead to death!

    Unless you are immortal, and no one cuts your head off:D :D
  12. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Train show looks like it`s on.

    It seems that many people have worked very hard to put together a train show.
    Go to Tin Goat`s Link;)
    I am Trying to put our crew together and bring the Traction L/O .
    Will know by Monday next, It looks promising.:)
  13. Mike R

    Mike R Member

    Was thinking of going in the show with a vendor booth, but cost is outside my range. :eek:
    Will try to get to Maple Leaf show as a visitor.

    Next show we will have tables in, is Muskoka [Bracebridge] Aug 9-10.
    regards / Mike:D
  14. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    well we registered

    Got a motley crew together:D so I emailed or requirments in.
    They will let us know when the floor plan is ready.
    So if you get to this show please make yourselfs known to the Traction in Action guys.
    Lets have a blast:D ;) :p

    See you there Mike??brakie??TinGoat?? Val??Robin?? David??cpr_paul??anyone else????
  15. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

    I'll be there...

    I'll be showing my unfinished OCMODS Modules with the Narrow Gauge Madness Crowd.

    I don't think that I'll have the time or energy to attend Val's B.B.Q., but I appreciate the invite.

    Any one who wants to stop by to help wire, scenic or lay track is welcome...
  16. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    I'll be there for at least some of it.
    If I bring a streetcar, can I run it on your modules?
    Are any of you going to the banquet on Saturday night? It's expensive by my standards, but usually good fun.
  17. Dave Flinn

    Dave Flinn Member

    Toronto - BBQ

    I've been off line quite a bit recently, and apparently I missed something. What's the story on Val's Barbecue? I will be in Toronto all week, from Sunday to Sunday, so please fill me in. Thanks.
  18. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Dave, it's on Saturday July 19, from 6 - 9 pm or so. I live a 10 minute drive from the convention center. PM me to RSVP and to get directions! So far we have 4 confirmed Gaugers and a possible 2 more. Hope you can make it.

  19. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi Guys. I think the BBQ is going to be on the Friday
    Val will firm that up soon.
    Hope to see all your happy face`s on some part of the weekend.
    Have a safe trip.
    Tractionaly yours.:D :D :D :D :D
    The Nut.
  20. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Well,I was looking forward to the Convention,meeting some of you and especially Val's cook out..However thanks to a unsafe driver I will not make it unless a miracle happens...As of now I don't even have a car to drive till Monday morning when I can rent one or perhaps barrow one of my son's cars till the insurance pays up..

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