NMRA conventions and train show events feature a model and photo contest where entries are displayed to be viewed and enjoyed by other model railroaders and the general public. Any NMRA member may enter models and photos into these contests.
The following are the contest winners from the 1996 MCoR Regional Convention model and photo contest.
Steam Locomotives First Place 1996 Dean Windsor HO Class “A” shay
Steam Locomotives Second Place 1996 Ron Morse HOn2½ Gold tram engine
Steam Locomotives Third Place 1996 Joe Mock O PRR K5
Diesel and Other Locomotives First Place 1996 Al Warren HO GE 70ton Diesel
Diesel and Other Locomotives Second Place 1996 Al Warren HO SD45-2 B
Diesel and Other Locomotives Third Place 1996 Joe Mock MO Mining loco
Freight Car First Place 1996 Cinthia Priest HO wing car
Freight Car Second Place 1996 John Spencer HO hopper
Freight Car Third Place 1996 Ron Morse HOn2½ Gold tram ore car
Caboose First Place 1996 Ken Breher HO
Caboose Second Place 1996 Ron Morse HOn2½
Caboose Third Place 1996 Caboose Kibitzer Award Lee Durham HO Drover’s caboose
Structures On-Line First Place 1996 Best of Show Russell Watts HO “Black Bear” bridge
Structures On-Line Second Place 1996 Bruce Brantner HO covered bridge
Structures On-Line Third Place 1996 Al Warren HO DT&I standard station
Structures Off-Line First Place 1996 Al Warren HO 135′ timber overpass
Structures Off-Line Second Place 1996 Al Warren HO house in construction
Structures Off-Line Third Place 1996 Bruce Brantner HO fire house
It takes a long time to add and format the photos for each of these model contest gallery pages. To get the new gatewaynmra.org website online a month or more earlier, the Division officers decided to initially publish the model contest pages without the photos, and to add them over time. For those with an immediate need to view small photos of the winning entries for this contest, you may view a pdf of the old webpage for this contest page.