Division Meeting and Model Contests

Date: 
Tue, 10/10/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:  Joe Gelmini, MMR presents "Operations on the Georgia Great Southern."  Topics include:

  • Design considerations for operations
  • Layout Analysis
  • Types of operations
  • Developing operations documents
  • Hosting and participating in an operating session
  • Earning your Chief Dispatcher AP while having fun operating your layout.

Bring and Brag:  Locomotives, rolling stock, or anything from Georgia railroads in the past or present.  Bring your favorite or whatever you have been working on and want to share. 

The Board of Directors meets prior to the Division meeting.  The BOD meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.

The Fall Model and Photo Contests will be held during the meeting.

Please bring models and photos, along with completed contest forms and other paperwork, to the contest room beginning at 7:00.

The judging of the Model Contest is conducted by teams of experienced judges using a point scoring system providing a grade between zero and 125 pts. Five factors are judged including construction, conformity, detail, appearance and scratch built. The final point score is the basis for award ranking.  Attaining a point score of 87.5 pts or 70% entitles the entrant to a Merit Award which counts towards Master Builder Awards in the NMRA Achievement Program.

Required contest forms:

  • Contest Entry Form (#901)
  • Judged Model Contest (#902) - Not required for the Photo Contest

For questions about the model contest, contact AP Chair Randall Watson at randallvwatson1@bellsouth.net.  For questions about the photo contest, contact Photo Contest Chair Paul Voelker at voelkerpv@msn.com.

 

Operations on the Georgia Great Southern