RESULTS OF WINNEBAGOLAND DIVISIONAL MODEL CONTEST
September 27, 2014
Marinette Best Western - Riverside
It was a good show with seven good quality models and five models in the Model Showcase. Four models were at the Merit Award level.
MODEL CONTEST participants included:
Gary Bothe of Kewaunee, WI, 54216
Charles Valentine of Seymour, WI, 54165
MODEL SHOWCASE participants included:
Mark Johnson of Marinette, WI, 54143
Paul Leow of Marquette, MI, 49855
DON STEFFEN BEST-OF-SHOW (POPULAR VOTE) and 1st Place, Display.
Steam Tractor Display by Gary Bothe
Cnst 30; Dtl 14; Conf 14; F&L 19; Scr 11; Total Points 88 Merit*
RICHARD EGGERT BEST-OF-SHOW (POINTS) and 1st Place, Freight Car
Westside-style Tank Car in On30, by Gary Bothe
Cnst 32; Dtl 14; Conf 16; F&L 17; Scr 11; Total Points 90 Merit*
1st place, Diesel Locomotives Gas-Mechanical Industrial Switcher in On20 by Gary Bothe
Cnst 32; Dtl 12; Conf 15; F&L 20; Scr 8; Total Points 88 Merit*
2nd place, Freight Cars Q&TL-style Rock Cars, On20, by Gary Bothe
Cnst 31; Dtl 15; Conf 27; F&L 17; Scr 10; Total Points 88 Merit*
1st place, Caboose D&RGW-style Shorty Caboose in On30, by Gary Bothe
1st place, Structures NY,NH&H Anchor Bridge, HO, by Charles Valentine
Cnst 30; Dtl 17; Conf 18; F&L 10; Scr 13; Total Points 88 Merit*
1st place, Traction NH 4400 Multiple Unit Cars, HO, by Charles Valentine
Merit* - above the Merit Award level cutoff of 87.5 points
Models were judged by:
David Allen - NMRA # 68744
John Leow - NMRA #109038
Modeler's Showcase Models included:
A military display of a Sherman tank, five USSR tanks and an Israeli BF 109 fighter plane by Charles Valentine
A passenger caboose under construction by Paul Leow
A Chippewa Hiawatha Train by Mark Johnson
The contest had very good average quality with five of the seven models
being above the merit award cutoff level of 87.5 points.
Two of the models had articles about them in the Narrow Gauge & Short
Line Gazette. Gary authored the steam tractor display article in 1980
and the rock car article in the July 2014 issue. I really enjoyed
seeing the models which were the subjects of these good articles.
Charles Valentine's models were constructed of cardboard - complete
with compound curves, odd shapes and what not. It was a learning
experience for me.
A final note - only a Contest Entry Form is needed for Popular Vote and
for Model Showcase entries.
Until next time - in Manitowoc for the regional contest -- be well.