Click on any of the thumbnails below to see a larger photo.
had a great table
eight stunning entries. The competition was wonderfully inspiring
challenging, and the members loved checking out every single one:
After a very close Popular Voting, the lucky winners were:
HO Southern Pacific Maintenance of
Way Crane, Water Car, and Coach
HO Southern Pacific 4-8-2
HO Ore Car - scratchbuilt
wish we could have
given awards to every one of you who participated. In the end, NMRA contests are really about
participation and sharing - so Thank You to *all* that entered a
you put on a great show and inspired
the rest of us. We hope you enjoyed our admiration of your
Click on any of the
thumbnails below to see the other worthy entrants in the December 2006
Coast Division Model Contest:. You are all winners to us, just
for your participation:
Contest and Show and Tell Chair: John
We had a great showing at
Tell Table at the December
Coast Division Meet!
December's participation in Show and Tell was, frankly,
also stunning. Thank You to all who participated, you added
our Holiday Cheer immensely. We appreciate the time you
spent to bring your works of art to share with us all.
Click on any thumbnail below to see the Show and Tell
Thanks again to all who participated, and we look forward to seeing
what shows up at the coming Meets.
Coast Division Model Contest and Show and Tell Chair: John Sing
Results of the December 2006 Switching Contest :
all who participated!)
The winners in the Brakeperson category (5 car problem) are:
| Joe Driscoll, 5:15 minutes
- First time! Promoted to Senior
Chip Morningstar 7:25 minutes
The winners in the Senior Brakeperson category (6 car problem) are:
Tom Crawford, 5:46 minutes
| Alan Havens, 7:05 minutes
|| Denis Stokely, 8:10 minutes
Congratulations to all, and a special thanks to our Coast Division
Switching Contest Chair: Mark
Schutzer, who keeps the Allen Fenton Timesaver switching
puzzle running smoothly like a (fast) Swiss watch.
The Timesaver :
Is a fun, devilish little switching puzzle devised by the late, great
model railroader, John Allen.
Click on these links above to learn more about the Timesaver,
about John Allen, or his world famous HO Gorre & Daphetid
model railroad, which inspired an entire generation of model
railroaders worldwide. John Allen lived in Monterey,
California, and was a long time member of the Coast Division until his
passing in 1973.
Results of the December 2006 Photo Contest :
all who participated!)
The theme was: "Trains as Art":
There were eleven entries. All of them were artistic,
creative, and every one is worthy of award and mention.
Thank you to
all who brought your photo to share, we all love seeing your
Click on any of the thumbnails below to see a larger copy of the Photo
Contest Entry. By popular vote, the lucky Photo Contest
"Rotary" - by Pat LaTorres
|"Switch Points" - by Rod Smith
|"Climax Fire Box" - by Bennett Woll
It was tough competition! Click on any of the
thumbnails below to see and enjoy the other great entries. All of
you are winners just for participating! We hope you enjoy the benefits
of a few minutes
fame, and the ongoing admiration, of your fellow NMRA modellers and
Coast Division Photo Contest Chair: Pat LaTorres
Upcoming Model Contest
Model Contest Results for March 2007 will be
by Popular Vote. Arrive
and enter early to get more votes!
March 2007: Freight
car, Caboose, Maintenance of Way
Display/Diorama, Self-propelled Cars & Traction
Steam locomotives, Diesel & other locomotives, Passenger Car
December 2007: "Favorite Model" (open category)
Optional: NMRA Judging
is available at the Coast Division Meet to any Model Contest
- Achievement Program Merit Points
- Regional/National Contest entry preparation 'dry-run' and friendly
- Or, just to see how you would have done (smile!)
Please contact the current Coast Division Model Contest Chair, John
Sing, or current
Program chair if you would to have your model judged at the upcoming
Upcoming Photo Contest
"Trains in Action"
This means action
photos of prototype trains and/or equipment.
(Note: photos of static equipment is not included in this
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!
Results are determined by Popular Vote. Bring your photos early to get
the early votes.
Photo Contest Chair: Pat
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