Division Meeting and Contests - Schedule Change

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Due to a scheduling conflict, the April and May meetings will be held the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  We will go back to our normal meeting date, the 2nd Tuesday of each month, in June.  

The Spring Model and Photo Contests will be held during the April meeting.

Clinic:  Perry Lamb presents "Basic Scenery for your Model Railroad."  A quick and easy way to get the basic scenery, both color and texture, for your model railroad using basic products.

Bring and Brag:  Think anything “narrow”.  Bring something narrow gauge, a narrow trestle, a photo of a narrow pass, etc. or whatever you have been working on and want to share.

The Board of Directors meets prior to the Division meeting.  The BOD meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.


The Spring Model and Photo Contests will be held during the meeting.

Please bring models and photos, along with completed contest forms and other paperwork, to the contest room beginning at 7:00. The judging of the Model Contest is conducted by teams of experienced judges using a point scoring system providing a grade between zero and 125 pts. Five factors are judged including construction, conformity, detail, appearance and scratch built. The final point score is the basis for award ranking.  Attaining a point score of 87.5 pts or 70% entitles the entrant to a Merit Award which counts towards Master Builder Awards in the NMRA Achievement Program.

Required contest forms:

Contest Entry Form (#901)
Judged Model Contest (#902) - Not required for the Photo Contest

Members may bring their favorite models, Cars or Structures to display.

For questions about the model contest, contact AP Chair Randall Watson at randallvwatson1@bellsouth.net.  For questions about the photo contest, contact Photo Contest Chair Paul Voelker at voelkerpv@msn.com.