Viewers Choice in the 2022 contest.
George Podas’ beautiful scratch built
Rock Island R-67 4-8-4

Got a piece you’re particularly proud of? Enter it in our model contest! It’s open to all vendors and attendees of the show. There are several different categories to enter. All submissions are judged by a panel with certificates awarded. The public also votes on one piece from the judged entries to be awarded “Best of Show.” The contest is run by O The Scale Resource Magazine, and all winning submissions will appear in The O Scale Resource Magazine.

Again this year, we welcome models for display only so bring your  projects whether completed or not.

The O Scale Resource Magazine will present the top winners with a gift certificate worth $25 towards any merchandise from our advertisers listed on the certificate as presented.

The CONDITIONS OF ENTRY which appear below are also on the forms that you will sign. If you can not meet and abide by these conditions your model will not be accepted .

Please print out the three page form below and fill out as much as possible before the event.

●Passenger Cars
●Single Structure
●Freight Cars
●Heavy Electric

  1. The model contest will be held Saturday March 18, 2023 at the March “O” Scale Meet. Models must be entered prior to 11:00 AM on that day. Once entered in the contest, the models must remain in the contest area until 4:00 PM on Saturday March 18, 2023. Models may not be picked up before that time.
  2. All models will be judged by a team of judges using nationally established judging guidelines. Categories that have only one model will not be judged, and no placement will be given. In these cases, The O Scale Resource gift certificate will be awarded to the sole entrant in that category. Best of show will be a popular vote.
  3. Judging will start at 11AM sharp. No entries will be accepted after the Judging starts!
  4. The judging CANNOT be used towards NMRA points or applied to NMRA certifications.
  5. All models must be put in the display position by the modeler, and only the modeler may handle the model.
  6. Any descriptions, photos, or other information relevant to your model will be attached to this entry for the duration of the contest, and will be made available to the judges at their request. The material will be returned after the contest.
  7. I hereby certify that the model entered is my work. I also hereby release The O Scale Resource Magazine (the contest sponsor), Pioneer Limited LLC (the show promoter), and all persons connected with the contest from any liability due to damage or loss of the model entered.
  8. I hereby grant The Model Railroad Resource, LLC photo reproduction rights for publication of this entry in The O Scale Resource Magazine and/or use on their Website or the March “O” Scale Meet Website.