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MAY 31 UPDATE: OLD BOISE MODEL RAILROAD CLUB'S TEMPORARY CLOSURE

Friends of OBMRC,

As you and your family are preparing to return to whatever the ‘new normal’ will bring us – we thought it was time to give you an update on the Old Boise Model Railroad.
 
Back in January, after recovering from our Annual Holidays Shows (Thank you for your support!) we were preparing some off-season maintenance on the layout and making plans for additional enhancements around the track.
 
We had also planned our next Public Open House for the weekend of March 28 to coordinate again with the folks from Kidfort and Treefort. It seemed like a no brainer and gave us a couple of months to get things in order.
 
Then, on February 28, we had the "Great Flood of 2020."  An upstairs sink drain got clogged up and ran over and down towards the basement - taking out part of our ceiling, leaving a shallow pool on the floor and some of the layout with very wet plaster.

Our membership jumped in, cleaned up, dehumidifier, and did simply yeomen’s work – but as the ceiling really had to come down in many places due to dampness and damage – we had no choice but to postpone our Spring Open House.
 
And we thought that was the worst of our problems...
 
Then came COVID-19 and the Stay-at-Home order. Meanwhile, more cleanup, insurance adjustments and an in-ceiling drain design were going on in the background, though no more than 3 of us were able to be at the layout at any one time. Virtual meetings became the norm and eventually we had a plan. All we needed was a little help from the powers that be – and now it looks like we can be part of the Phase 3 or 4 re-opening – still limited on staff and visitors – but at least re-opened and running!
 
We will be sharing another update soon, but our tentative plan is to be open to the public (restricted access – social distancing) on Saturday, the 4th of July. 

Questions?  Please contact us:  oldboisemrc@gmail.com

 

Hours: TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

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Pioneer Building 6th and Main Boise ID United States

 

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