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|John Martin||7th Div. Liaison|
|John Koob||Public Show|
|Susie Madsen||Non-Rail Program|
|Doug Burton||AP Coordinator|
More information coming soon....
|The Making of Johnson Landing Diorama||Dale Sproule, MMR|
|Rail: From Mill to Mainline||Rob Badmington|
|Wiring Your Layout||Kevin Rudko|
|Signals For Your Layout||Kevin Rudko|
|Scratchbuilding CPR Signals||Roger Walker|
|T.B.A.||Adolph Hungry Wolf|
|Railroad Advertising in the National Geographic||Paul Hobbs|
|You Thought Prototype Research Might Be Fun||Paul Hobbs|
|TTX - An Unnoticed Giant||Paul Hobbs|
The Convention will have full Achievement Program Evaluating, Regular Contest (both Non-Rail and Rail), and an area for Prototype Display with the following restrictions:
The SPECIAL CONTEST this year will be a “THUMBS CONTEST” based on either a piece of rolling stock (no Motive Power) or structure of the entrant’s choice. Structures must be no larger than 6”x 6”
ALL Entries for AP evaluation and/or Contest MUST be on legibly filled out NMRA Forms #901 AND #902.No exceptions. These are available on the NMRA Website
Models may be submitted for judging in the following regular contest categories:
To enter the Model Contest, entrants must complete separate NMRA From 901 AND 902 for every model submitted.
These forms will be collected in the Contest Log Book in chronological order with the Contest Claim Check attached. Entrants will be required to sign the claim check at the time the model is returned to them in good order at the end of the contest. Proxy entries will be accepted.
For any contest model to be formally judged, the entrant must, at a minimum, complete and submit the model with a NMRA Form 902 and or written description, depending on which category is being entered. This form may be accompanied by supplemental information, plans, photographs, etc., that the entrant feels will help the judges appreciate the model.
Failure to provide a Model Contest Entry Form will result in the model not being formally judged as part of the Model Contest. In this case, the model can still be displayed as a Showcase (display) item that will be a candidate in the Popular Vote portion of the contest, along with any other models submitted for display only.
A plaque will be awarded for Best of Show, Levity and Ingenuity. A plaque and blue ribbon will be awarded to first place winners in each category. Ribbons will be awarded for 2nd and 3rd place finishers. Honorable Mention Certificates will be awarded for models which score over 87.5 points, but do not place among the top three in any category. Models achieving 87.5 points or better will receive an Achievement Program Merit Award, regardless of what place it finishes in.
Models achieving 87.5 points or better will receive an Achievement Program Merit Award, regardless of what place it finishes in. Only NMRA members in good standing are eligible to receive AP Merit Awards.
Remember that some AP certificates require some qualifying models to receive a Merit Award. This is a perfect opportunity to complete those requirements. Go to the NMRA website to view the requirements. If you have questions about the NMRA Achievement Program, contact either:
All registered convention attendees and accompanying family will be eligible to participate in the Arts & Crafts Contest. The contest categories will be:
To enter the Arts & Crafts Contest, entrants must complete a separate NMRA Form 901 and 902 for each entry submitted.
Awards shall be given for first, second and third place in each category.
All registered convention attendees will receive a ballot form in their registration packet and will be eligible to participate in the Popular Vote Contest. All contest models, photographs, trains, craft items and display-only items are eligible for the popular vote and will be identified with a numbered tag for this purpose.
Modules will be considered to be models in the Popular Vote Contest.
A Popular Best of Show plaque will also be awarded for the item that receives the most votes regardless of category.
We hope the above contest opportunities encourage all convention attendees to participate in at least one contest. Certainly everyone can participate in the People’s Choice Contest just by completing and submitting their ballots. For those who do not wish to enter any of the formal contests, we ask you to bring and display examples of your craftsmanship for the mutual pleasure of all attendees.
Mail the form to:
Kootenay Express 2019, c/o Lori Sebelley, 44694 Ashbury Place, Chilliwack, BC V2R 2Y6
Make cheque or money order payable to Kootenay Express 2019
On-line Registration and payment coming soon