And the winners are…..

Thanks to Kent Hurley and the 2014 NNGC volunteers I was able to procure a list of the contest winners. I’ll identify the winnig models later. Meanwhile here is a listing of the winners. Congratulationst to all!


Black & White Model

3rdPlace Steve Harris - view of train through goose window

2nd Place Michael McClure - #60 brings in work train with steam shovel

1st Place Kenneth Ehlers - RGS #42 at San Miguel Canyon

Black & White Prototype

3rdPlaceDonna Walker - stock extra double header at sunrise

2nd Place Michael McClure - engine 481 Durango and Silverton RR on way to Silverton

1st Place Martin Pirnot - gondola at Silverton railyard

Color Model

3rd Place Ron Morse - four o'clock train to Silver Plume

2nd Place Michael McClure - Big Bertha Mine

1st Place Kenneth Ehlers - RGS # 42 at Mattherhorn Hill

Color Prototype

3rd Place Jeff Book - #487 at Chama coaling tower

2nd Place Ron Morse - Durango Silverton narrow gauge engine #482 at Silveron

1st Place Kevin Sherrow - #487 departing Chama, NM yard


Rod Locomotive

3rd Place Pete Watson - logging 2-4-4-2 in F scale

2nd Place Jim Barron - Yeon & Pelton 0-4-2Tin F scale

1st Place Art Midwood - proposed Baldwin articulated for D&RGW in O scale

Geared Locomotive

3rd Place Bill Meredith - Argentine Central #1 in S scale

2nd Place Jim Allen - On3 single truck Shay

1st Place Chuck Lind - Hungry Horse Timber Shay in O scale

Internal Combustion

3rd Place Raymond Hoppes - Army 4700 Nin HOn3

2nd Place Sam Swanson - On3 Whitcombe locomotive

1st Place Don Railton - Rehab of USX Switcher in 1/24 scale

Freight Car

3rd Place Robert Stears - 1883 D&RG reefer #119

2nd Place Robert Stears - Golden Circle dump cars #033 and #037

1st Place Thomas Atherton - Indian Spring Vinegar tank car

Maintenance of Way

3rd Place Pete Watson - Mack backwoods fire truck

2nd Place Hans Hirblinger - telegraph service train

1st Place Pat Harriman - OCM&T On30 plow flanger #9


3rd Place Ken Berlo - Sn3 RGC caboose 0403

2nd Place Jim Kulchar - Towle Bros. Lumber Company

1st Place Pat Harriman - OCM&T tool caboose #5

Passenger Car

3rd Place Paul Richardson - Purgatory & Devil River #226

2nd Place Jim Kulchar - Twiggs Lumber Company

1st Place Ross Ames - PC&N Rwy. combine #1

Favorite Train

3rd Place Richard Ferrara - 0-4-0T loco and sugar cane flat car

2nd Place John Short - "Alamosa Wrecker" derrick OP and support equipment

1st Place Don Railton - backwoods On30

Logging Equipment

3rd Place Jeff Large - logging disconnects with pole load

2nd Place John Niemeyer - West Side log car #12

1st Place John Niemeyer - West Side log car #13


3rd Place Gerald Harper - Knob Hill Mine

2nd Place Len Eberwein - stamp mill

1st Place Don Railton - abandoned car shed 1/24


3rd Place Larry Diehl - icing platform, Spoon Lake and chicken feed processing

2nd Place Bill Obenauf - Twin Mills sawmill

1st Place Mike Engler - Camp Chambers logging camp


1st Place Maple Leaf Mafia - Dolores, Colorado

Special Equipment

3rd Place Thomas Atherton - Little River Logging flat C16 wheels donkey moving

2nd Place Thomas Atherton - 3 drum loading donkey on sled

1st Place Jeff Book - 5 steam donkeys (S Scale)

Square Foot

3rd Place Larry Patch - 1/4" scale Plasticville trailer house

2nd Place Donna Walker - rescue of abandoned locomotive by museum group

1st Place Don Railton - depression era filling station Sinclair


2nd Place Donald Bronec - Nn3 Montana Southern layout

1st Place Jim Schulz - longhorn revolt


Sabrea Trembly - New Mexico modules

Best Sound

Jim Schulz - longhorn revolt

Best In Show

Mike Engler - Camp Chambers logging camp

Slow progress

I’m slowly uploading more and more of the contest room entries. I hope to get them all done and then I’ll feature the winners. I’m tryting to procure a list of the winners’ names.

The contest room photos are going up

I am slowly finding time to upload the contest room photos I made while at the show.

A big thanks to Kent Hurley for making it possible for me to make the contest room photos.

It flew by quickly

I’d intended to update the blog as the convention progresses but I was not able to do so. It was a good show. The convention committee announced there were about 1,500 in attendance. There was a bid by Minneapolis, MN to host the 2018 convention and by Sacramento, CA to host the 2019 convention. The 2020 convention will be hosted by St. Louis, MO.

As I decompress from the experience I’ll update the site and post photos of the show. I managed to get photos of all the contest entries.

Congratulations to Mike Engler for winning Best Of Show with a Railroad Camp from Sierra West Scale Models.

Jaime E. Zepeda 2012 - 2018