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Contest Results from 2017 Regionial Convention

Ames, IA


3rd PlaceDave Roeder MMRHO Diesel CRGX 2 Railserver D-35 switcher
2nd PlaceAl Warren MMRChicago and North Western GP 35 #853
1st PlaceAl Warren MMRFort Dodge - Des Moines Line GE 70 Ton Diesel

Freight Cars

Honorable MentionDavid LowellCIM 7070
Honorable MentionJon MarxPeter Piper Pickle Packer NG Pickle Car
3rd PlaceJon MarxSandusky and Columbus Short Line Wood Gondola
2nd PlaceJon Marx1905 Big Four Wood Gondola
1st PlaceDean SmithET&WNC Hopper #12

Non Revenue Cars

3rd PlaceDave Roeder MMRCHTX 8 - 250 ton crane - Colossal Transport Solutions
2nd PlaceMike Engler MMRWelding Car
1st PlaceLarry DiehlWork Caboose with oil tank BR&BPRR #8


Honorable MentionJohn Hotvet MMRSR&RL Caboose 551 in On2
3rd PlaceDavid LowellCIM 34
2nd PlaceLarry DiehlTransfer Caboose BR&BPRR #7
1st PlaceDave Roeder MMRHO Caboose Webster Groves & Fenton #4005

Passenger Cars

2nd PlaceDave Roeder MMRPPCX 800490 Passenger Car - two tone green
1st PlaceBrad Slone MMRCombine #203


Honorable MentionAll Warren MMRRock Island Station
Honorable MentionTodd SummersKinZua Valley Stockyard Repair Day
3rd PlaceDavid LowellAvenue Tower
2nd PlaceDave Roeder MMR1955 Towboat - Mississippi river - HO scale
1st PlaceMike Engler MMR"O" Scale Gas Station

Railroad Pass

2nd PlaceRyan Moats MMRColorado Central Rail Road Pass #102
1st PlaceRyan Moats MMRBlackhawk and Central City Rail Road Pass #81


3rd PlaceLarry DiehlIdeal Hosiery
2nd PlaceLarry DiehlBitterroot Station
1st PlaceMike Engler MMRRenner City Mine

Color Model Photograph

3rd PlaceGerry Leone MMR#25 Enters Mill Creek
2nd PlaceDon Morice#2608 on the mainline
1st PlaceGerry Leone MMR#25 switches Pierce

Black & White Prototype Photograph

3rd PlaceDon MoriceCB&Q #4960 at Speed
2nd PlaceLarry Alfred MMRSentinel
1st PlaceGordy MillerSierra RR Roundhouse

Color Prototype Photograph

Honorable MentionLarry LeavensCP #8559
3rd PlaceLarry LeavensLoading Grain at Louis Dreyfus
2nd PlaceLarry LeavensHLCX #7193
1st PlaceDon MoriceRio Grande photo freight at Labato Trestle

Switching Contest

BrakemanAndrew Merkel

Light Iron

Dean SmithET&WNC Hopper #12

Jock Olivant

Mike Engler MMRO'Neill's Fabrications HO

Best In Show (Photo)

Larry LeavensCP #3027

Best In Show (Model)

Mike Engler MMRO'Neill's Fabrications HO

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