Division Meeting and Model and Photo Contests

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Clinic:  John Bost  presents "Model Railroad Glues: Why they work and how to choose the right one."  More about John's clinic
Bring and Brag:  Check back for details. 

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 Jim Datka at jim@dialogue.marketing.

John's Clinic 
From club discussions and some unfortunate experiences, John will discuss: 

  • Various types of glue options, 
  • Why they work, 
  • The dangers of using them, 
  • Joining dissimilar materials, 
  • Aging issues, 
  • Dangers of some glues (MEK, Tolulene based glues, ”super” glues), 
  • Shelf life,
  • and other relevant characteristics.  

John will try his hardest to "stick" to the topic….