CFR Remodelling and Expansion 2020.

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Sean, I’m now fitting out the new control cabin:-
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This workbench was assembled and installed:-
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Let us pray that it will not be too long before you and the GC are back up and running though I feel that this years Model Railway event will be lost.
Jon, at the rate things are going there might be no Model Shows this year including the Peterborough Show in November. I hope I’m wrong.
 
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Unfortunately things don't bode well on the exhibition front. Although, if you think about it, next year you'll have 2 lots of pocket money to spend;)
Just spent all day tearing down and refitting my garden fence. Just new panels, the wooden posts are almost as good as new, even after 15 years
 
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Jon, at the rate things are going there might be no Model Shows this year including the Peterborough Show in November. I hope I’m wrong.
As it stands right now, the Cambridge MRX in September is not cancelled....
 
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Hope we are all wrong about Shows, but I think there is a real possibility of no more this tear. Yes let us hope we are wrong.
 
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Hope we are all wrong about Shows, but I think there is a real possibility of no more this tear. Yes let us hope we are wrong.
It will all depend on the next few weeks.. If too many think it is all over, then the numbers will go up, and we will be back indoors until Christmas. - That is those who do not need to stay isolated.

Personally, I can't see the likes of a 'Warley' or 'Ally-Pally' happening this year. :(
 
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I do think 'we' will be able to get back to doing some 'stuff' though..

I predict we might be able to go back to railways (as volunteers) to do some maintenance / remedial works?? - The entry of the Public, and how to run railways, within 'social-distancing guidelines' may be a step too far.
I doubt we will be able to stay, so it will be 'day-trips' to do what we can to support our causes..

(All without batteries in the crystal-ball, of course). o_O
 
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I do think 'we' will be able to get back to doing some 'stuff' though..

I predict we might be able to go back to railways (as volunteers) to do some maintenance / remedial works?? - The entry of the Public, and how to run railways, within 'social-distancing guidelines' may be a step too far.
I doubt we will be able to stay, so it will be 'day-trips' to do what we can to support our causes..

(All without batteries in the crystal-ball, of course). o_O
Just got a text from my mate in Crete who visited UK the week before shut down. He reckons the problem has been handled very badly In the UK, I could of course not possibly comment. On the plus side for him all the Bars are back open!
 
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Just got a text from my mate in Crete who visited UK the week before shut down. He reckons the problem has been handled very badly In the UK,
That's quite easy to say from Crete - after all, there aren't 70 million people living there :confused:
 
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I try to look at the statistics per 100k people... that allows apples to apples. In the US some less populous states figured they would not have to be careful, it just took longer for them to have it spread and their death rate is double the other states... and at one point New York city was 10 times the rate where I live in California...

To quote Forrest Gump: "stupid is as stupid does"
 
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I try to look at the statistics per 100k people... that allows apples to apples. In the US some less populous states figured they would not have to be careful, it just took longer for them to have it spread and their death rate is double the other states... and at one point New York city was 10 times the rate where I live in California...

To quote Forrest Gump: "stupid is as stupid does"
You're absolutely right, Greg, but the UK media studiously avoids such meaningful comparisons.

On the per capita basis, the UK is third highest, and I can't help thinking that the average population per square mile may have a bearing.

There will be other factors, of course, some of which we may never fully know or understand. One of the questions that is not easy to answer is how many of our population were abroad at the outbreak and were re-patriated around the time of lockdown (we were still re-patriating Brits some three or four weeks after the Pandemic was declared).

My eldest son is an expat, and has stayed in lockdown in Nigeria - perhaps he's been safer there :eek: That one is also more difficult to answer as nobody in Nigeria believes the government statistics :oops:
 
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Trouble with statistics, is that they can be interpreted in many different ways.
 
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Trouble with statistics, is that they can be interpreted in many different ways.
Yeah, a bit of a hi-jack on Casey's thread, we ought to let him get it back on track.
 
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On the per capita basis, the UK is third highest, and I can't help thinking that the average population per square mile may have a bearing.
I have to agree, we are rather well populated.