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Welcome to the Coast Division Contest Information and Meet Report pages!   At every quarterly meet, we have:


Click below to see the Model Contest, Show and Tell, Photo Contest, Switching Contest results, for every Coast Division Meet between December 2005 and March 2012.   We have *23* Meet Reports for you to browse.   The Coast Division Meets are still going on strong as ever, and the models and fun is as good as ever. See the Coast Dispatchers for the more recent Meet Reports.  Please come and join us at our next meet (date/directions are on the Coast Division Home Page) - see you there!

A special Thank You to all who participated and shared their models and photos with us, we look forward to seeing you participate at an upcoming quarterly Coast Division Meet.


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    Click here for the March 2012 Coast Division Meet Report, Photos, and Contest Results!

   Click here for the December 2011 Coast Division Meet Report, Photos, and Contest Results!

    Click here for the September 2011 Coast Division Meet Report, Photos, and Contest Results!

    Click here for the June 2011 Coast Division Meet Report, Photos, and Contest Results!


    Click here for the March 2011 Coast Division Meet Report, Photos, and Contest Results!

  Click here to see the Coast Division December 2010 Meet Report, Photos, and Contest Results!

  Click here to see the Coast Division September 2010 Meet Report, Photos, and Contest Results!

  Click here to see the Coast Division June 2010 Meet Report, Photos, and Contest Results!

   Click here to see the Coast Division March 2010 Meet Report, Photos, and Contest results!

  Click here to see the Coast Division December 2009 Meet Report, Photos, and Contest results!

  Click here to see the Coast Division Sept 2009 Meet Report, Photos, and Contest results!
 
    Click here to see the Coast Division June 2009 Meet Report, Photos, and Contest results!

    Click here to see the Coast Division March 2009 Meet Report, Photos, and Contest Results!

    Click here to see the Coast Division December 2008 Meet Report, Photos, and Contest Results!

   Click here to see the Coast Division September 2008 Meet Report, Photos, and Contest Results!

   Click here to see the Coast Division June 2008 Meet Report, Photos, and Contest results!

   Click here to see the Coast Division March 2008 Meet Report, Photos, and Contest results!

  Click here to see the Coast Division December 2007 Meet Report, Photos, and Contest results!

  Click here to see Coast Division Sept 2007 Meet Report, Photos, and Contest results!

   Click here to see Coast Division June 2007 Contest and Meet photos, including Special Show and Tell displays!

   Click here to see Coast Division March 2007 Contest and Meet photos!

   Click here to see Coast Division December 2006 Contest and Meet photos!

  Click here to see Coast Division September 2006 Contest photos!

   Click here to see Coast Division June 2006 Contest photos!

  Click here to see Coast Division March 2006 Contest photos!

 Click here to see Coast Division December 2005 Contest photos!



Please come and join us for any of our Model Contest, Show and Tell, Switching Contest, or Photo Contest, at any meet.  

Click on any of the Contest Photos links above to see what you would be participating in.   Participation is about the joy of sharing your model railroading pride and joys with all of us.   Thanks for bringing something to share, we love to see it!


Model Contest

Coast Division rotates the Model Contest categories annually according to the following schedule:

March: Steam, Traction, MOW/Non-Revenue and Structures

 June:  Diesel and others, Freight Cars, Display/Diorama and Caboose

September:     Steam, Traction, MOW/Non-Revenue and Structures

December:     Diesel and others, Freight Cars, Display/Diorama and Caboose  

Click on the above Contest thumbnails to see more information.

Coast Division Model Contest Chair:  Jim Eckman


Show and Tell

At every Coast Division neet, we have a Show and Tell table, in which you may bring and display anything of model railroading or railroading interest.  Models, works in progress, interesting photos from a recent railfanning trip, layout visit, or convention;  'how I did it' posters, etc.   Be creative and we'd love to see you.

Click on the above Contest thumbnails to see more information.

Coast Division Model Contest Chair: Jim Eckman


Switching Contest

At every Coast Division meet, we set up our Allen Fenton Memorial Timesaver switching layout, in which you can compete to see who can complete a switching puzzle the fastest.   You got to try it, it's fun!

The Timesaver :



Is a fun, devilish little switching puzzle originally created by the late, great model railroader, John Allen.  John Allen lived in Monterey, California, and was a long time member of the Coast Division until his passing in 1973. 

Click on the above Contest thumbnails to see more information.

Coast Division Switching Contest Chair:  Eric Moe

Photo Contest

At every Coast Division meet, we have a Photo Contest.   The theme is published in the previous month's Contest web pages above, and in the Coast Dispatcher.

This is the schedule for 2018:

Photo Contest for the next 2 years, the cycle repeats thereafter

June 2018 Black and White, model or prototype
September 2018 Working on the Railroad, model or prototype
December 2018 Diesel locomotives, model or prototype
March 2019 Unpowered rolling stock, model or prototype
June 2019 Favorite Photos, model or prototype
September 2019 Steam Locomotives, model or prototype
December 2019 Trains as Art, model or prototype
March 2020 Trains in Action, model or prototype

Model Contest repeats every 6 months
June
Diesel and others, Freight Cars, Display/Diorama and Caboose 
September
Steam, Traction, MOW/Non-Revenue, Passenger Cars and Structures
December Diesel and others, Freight Cars, Display/Diorama and Caboose March Steam, Traction, MOW/Non-Revenue, Passenger Cars and Structures

   
 

All photos should be matted (inexpensive, resusable mattes can be had at most art supply stores) and should be between 5x7 and 11x14 in size. Hope to see your work there!

Click on the above Contest thumbnails to see more information.

Photo Contest Chair:  Jim Eckman  




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