Division Meeting and Model and Photo Contests

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:  Tom Gordon presents "Model Railroad Technical GeekSpeak Deciphered."  This presentation will attempt to unravel the types of technology, varieties of electronics and versions of TLA's (three letter acronyms) in order to help the modeler understand just what all this stuff is, and how it is supposed to interoperate.

Bring and Brag:  Hand held controllers for use on your railroad 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.

Fall Model and Photo Contests will be held during the meeting.

Model contest entries do not have to be scratch-built models.  Super-detailed kits are welcome entries.  There are a number of categories, including motive power, revenue cars, non-revenue cars, passenger cars, cabooses, and structures.  Models may take first, second, or third place awards without earning merit awards.  Merit awards are given to those models which receive a score of 87.5 points or better.  Photo contests are held in conjunction with the model contests.  There are four categories -- B&W model, color model, B&W prototype, and color prototype.  Photos should be mounted on matte material.  Minimum print size is 5" x 7".  Minimum mount size is 8" x 10". A contest entry sheet must accompany each entry.

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

For questions about the model contest, contact AP Chair Charlie Mason, MMR at candmjmason@hotmail.com.  For questions about the photo contest, contact Photo Contest Chair Paul Voelker at voelkerpv@msn.com.