NMRA 2021 in Santa Clara California

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NMRA 2021 in Santa Clara California

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Hi All

I hope you had a great New Years.

The 2021 NMRA National is supposed to be in Santa Clara, California this year.
With Covid badly ravaging California right now, I don't expect that this show will happen.
If it did try to happen, I don't know if our border will be open so I could cross it to go to the show.

Perhaps Richard B. when he has a moment could update us on the status of the show.
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I think we can forget about this. Our rollout of the vaccine is slow af. I just don't see a show happening.
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Just got word, the 2021 NMRA National Convention has been cancelled.
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Announcement of Cancellation
Santa Clara, California—The host committee of the 2021 national convention of National Model Railroad Association, Inc., NMRA 2021 Rails By The Bay, announced today that it has canceled its convention that had been scheduled for the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel & Conference Center on July 4-11, 2021. A multi-day video virtual event—which will retain the name NMRA 2021 Rails By The Bay—is under development.
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Richard-B wrote: Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:05 am Announcement of Cancellation
Santa Clara, California—The host committee of the 2021 national convention of National Model Railroad Association, Inc., NMRA 2021 Rails By The Bay, announced today that it has canceled its convention that had been scheduled for the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel & Conference Center on July 4-11, 2021. A multi-day video virtual event—which will retain the name NMRA 2021 Rails By The Bay—is under development.
Sad news but not unexpected.
It is not safe to hold shows right now and will not be for a few months. Some states are having events right now(Plano Texas last weekend) but you wouldn't get me anywhere near them. I value my health and life more than a train show.

Perhaps the show can be rescheduled a few years in the future.
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Bill Dixon
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This week would have been the convention in Santa Clara. Of course Covid caused it to be cancelled.
Had it still been on, I would have been on the road, leaving southern Oregon about now, looking to arrived in Santa Clara sometime this afternoon.

However the live event did not happen, but they are holding the convention as a virtual event online with Zoom.
I have taken the week off to zoom my mind away with clinics and whatever else I can find.
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I am the facilitator/host for the 'Small Scales' BoF (Birds of a Feather) Session...
http://pcrnmra.org/NMRA2021/bof.html
Small Scales breakout room for those into N, Nn3, TT, TTn3, and Z scales. Hosted times: Thursday, July 8th, 12:00 – 2:00 PM (Pacific)
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Is that like breaking out of jail, or children breaking models at shows, or breaking out in sweat in summer heat? Curious TTNuts want to know.
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Bill, is there a link or some place to find the Zoom meeting(s)?
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It looks like only crickets attended the show.

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