Division 6 Contests

2017 Division 6 Contest Chairman: Jim Ruisinger Mail_To

2018 Contests
Date Location Model Contest Photo Contest  
14 January South East Library, Groveport Open freight car WITH LOADS
(Gons, flats, open hoppers, etc.)
Open freight car WITH LOADS
(Gons, flats, open hoppers, etc.)
Cancelled
11 February Hilltop Library, Columbus Non-revenue car
(M-O-W/Work Train cars, Speeders, etc.)
Non-revenue car
(M-O-W/Work Train cars, Speeders, etc.)
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11 Mar South East Library, Groveport Non-Steam Locomotives Non-Steam Locomotives Camera Icon
8 Apr Smoke Stack Hobby Shop, Lancaster Line side RR structures stations, freight houses, switch towers, engine houses, roundhouses, shanties, fueling facilities, water towers, etc.) Line side RR structures (stations, freight houses, switch towers, engine houses, roundhouses, shanties, fueling facilities, water towers, etc.) Camera Icon
17–20 May MCR Convention, West Chester, Ohio Modeler’s Choice Modeler’s Choice  
16 June
(Sat.)
Marion Union Station, Marion Favorite Train Favorite Train Camera Icon
4 Aug
(Sat.)
Bellevue (Bus Trip) Division 6 Sponsored Structure
(Division 6 Convention or Project Structures)
Railroad derelicts (items for the rip track) Camera Icon
9 Sep Portsmouth Steam Locomotive Steam Locomotive Camera Icon
14 Oct Chillicothe Cabooses, Cabin Cars (for you PRR freaks)…(Bobbers, Transfer Cabooses, Crummies, Drover Cabooses) Cabooses, Cabin Cars (for you PRR freaks)…(Bobbers, Transfer Cabooses, Crummies, Drover Cabooses) Camera Icon
4 Nov TBD Closed Freight Car Closed Freight Car  
9 Dec Upper Arlington Library, Upper Arlington Passenger Cars Passenger Cars Camera Icon
2017 Contests
Date Location Model Contest Photo Contest  
15 January Hilltop Library, Columbus Open freight car WITH LOADS
(Gons, flats, open hoppers, etc.)
Open freight car WITH LOADS
(Gons, flats, open hoppers, etc.)
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12 February New Albany Library, New Albany Non-revenue car
(M-O-W/Work Train cars, Speeders, etc.)
Non-revenue car
(M-O-W/Work Train cars, Speeders, etc.)
Camera Icon
12 March Smoke Stack Hobby Shop, Lancaster Non-Steam Locomotives Non-Steam Locomotives Camera Icon
9 April Zanesville Club, Zanesville Line side RR structures stations, freight houses, switch towers, engine houses, roundhouses, shanties, fueling facilities, water towers, etc.) Line side RR structures (stations, freight houses, switch towers, engine houses, roundhouses, shanties, fueling facilities, water towers, etc.) Camera Icon
18–21 May MCR Convention, Louisville, KY Modeler’s Choice Modeler’s Choice  
17 June
(Sat.)
Marion Union Station, Marion Favorite Train Railroad derelicts (items for the rip track) Camera Icon
20 August Hocking Valley Scenic RR, Nelsonville Division 6 sponsored cars
(Division 6 convention cars or project cars)
None Camera Icon
9 September Mark Maynard’s, Portsmouth Steam Locomotives Steam Locomotives Camera Icon
8 October Lion Building, Sunbury Cabooses, Cabin Cars (for you PRR freaks)…(Bobbers, Transfer Cabooses, Crummies, Drover Cabooses) Cabooses, Cabin Cars (for you PRR freaks)…(Bobbers, Transfer Cabooses, Crummies, Drover Cabooses) Camera Icon
19 November COMRC, Worthington Railroad Bridges and Trestles Railroad Bridges and Trestles Camera Icon
10 December UA Library, Upper Arlington Passenger Cars Passenger Cars  

2016 Division 6 Contest Chairman: Bob Lee

2016 Contests
Date Location Model Contest Photo Contest  
17 January St. John’s Church, Grove City On Line Structure On Line Structure Camera Icon
14 February St. John’s Church, Grove City Steam Locomotive Steam Locomotive Camera Icon
6 March Reynoldsburg Methodist Church, Reynoldsburg Diners/Lounge Car Diners/Lounge Car Camera Icon
28 April–1 May MCR Convention, Dublin, OH Modelers Choice Modelers Choice Camera Icon
15 May Reynoldsburg Methodist Church, Reynoldsburg MOW Cars MOW Cars Camera Icon
18 June Marion Union Station, Marion Model’s Choice Model’s Choice Camera Icon
14 August Bowling Green Township Hall, Brownsville None None  
10 September (Sat.) Mark Maynard’s, Portsmouth Refrigerate Car Prototype–Refrigerate Car, color or black & white Camera Icon
15 October (Sat.) Mill Creek Central Live Steam, Coshocton None None  
13 November CA&C Depot, Mt. Vernon Tank Car Model–Tank Car, color or black & white Camera Icon
11 December UA Library, Upper Arlington None None  
2015 Contests
Date Location Model Contest Photo Contest  
11 January St. John’s Church, Grove City Caboose Caboose Camera Icon
8 February United Methodist Church, Reynoldsburg Diesel Locomotive Diesel Locomotive Camera Icon
8 March St. John’s Church, Grove City Freight Car Freight Car Camera Icon
12 April B&O Station, Outville Steam Locomotives Steam Locomotives Camera Icon
14-17 May MCR Convention, Lexington, KY Modelers Choice Modelers Choice
13 June (Saturday) Marion Union Station, Marion Modelers Choice Modelers Choice Camera Icon
12 July Layout tours, Lexington/Ashland Passenger Car Passenger Car Camera Icon
13 September Layout Tour, SW Columbus None None  
11 October Mark Maynard, Portsmouth Open Load Open Load Camera Icon
15 November St. John’s Church, Grove City Works in Progress Works in Progress Camera Icon
6 December Library, Upper Arlington Covered Hoppers Covered Hoppers Camera Icon
2014 Contests
Date Location Model Contest Photo Contest  
19 January Upper Arlington Library, Upper Arlington None None  
23 February Ned Harlow’s, Reynoldsburg Small structures, on or off line Small structures Camera Icon
30 March Columbus Model Railroad Club, Columbus Boxcars with loads, doors open Boxcars being loaded, or
Photos of interior tie-down
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4 May Reynoldsburg Methodist Church, Reynoldsburg Steam Locomotives Steam Locomotives Camera Icon
14 June (Saturday) Marion Union Station, Marion Modelers Choice Modelers Choice Camera Icon
13-19 July NMRA Cleveland 2014, Cleveland Modelers Choice Modelers Choice  
3 August Zanesville Club, Zanesville Flatcar with Load Flatcar with Load Camera Icon
13 September (Saturday) Portsmouth, Ohio Diesel or Electric locomotives Diesel or Electric locomotives Camera Icon
12 October COMAC, Worthington Works in Progress Works in Progress Camera Icon
16 November Coshocton Model Railroad Club, Coshocton Tank Car Tank Car Camera Icon
2013 Contests
Date Location Model Contest Photo Contest  
27 January Columbus HO Model Railroad Club, Columbus Revenue Cars Unique Revenue Cars Camera Icon
7 April St. John's Lutheran Church, Grove City Steam Locomotive Steam Locomotive Camera Icon
15-18 May MCR Spring Convention, Operations Dayton, Dayton, OH Modelers Choice Modelers Choice Camera Icon
15 June (Saturday) Marion Union Station, Marion Modular Layouts Motive Power Camera Icon
14 September (Saturday) Portsmouth, Ohio Coal Handlers Coal Handlers Camera Icon
13 October Canal Winchester Non-Revenue Cars Non-Revenue Cars Camera Icon
17 November Coshocton Model Railroad Club,Coshocton Structures Unusual Structures Camera Icon
2012 Contests
Date Location Model Contest Photo Contest  
23 January Columbus HO Model Railroad Club, Columbus Snow Plow. Snow Plow or Railroad snow scene. Camera Icon
19 February St. John's Lutheran Church, Grove City Favorite Locomotive. Favorite Locomotive. Camera Icon
25 March Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, Reynoldsburg Basic Bridge. Basic Bridge. Camera Icon
26 – 29 April MCR Spring Convention, Highline to Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Modelers Choice. Modelers Choice.  
16 June Marion Union Station, Marion Weathered rail car. Weathered or Graffitied rolling stock. Camera Icon
18 August Cincinnati No contest. No contest.  
8 September Portsmouth, Ohio Detailed Passenger car. Passenger car. No Entries
21 October COMRC, Worthington Your rolling stock. Your rolling stock. Camera Icon
18 November St. John's Lutheran Church, Grove City Model promoting NMRA Month. Picture promoting NMRA Month.  

 

2011 Contests
Date Location Model Contest Photo Contest  
23 January Columbus HO Model Railroad Club, Columbus Chapel Car – Appropriate letting, weathering, and interior detail. Old County Church. Camera Icon
27 February St. John's Lutheran Church, Grove City Back Woods Engine House – Appropriate tracks, interior and exterior details. Old Engine House or Roundhouse. Camera Icon
27 March Zanesville Club, Columbus No Contest. No Contest.  
28 April – 1 May MCR Spring Convention, Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH Modelers Choice. Modelers Choice. Camera Icon
11 June Marion Union Station, Marion Favorite Train. Favorite Train. Camera Icon
6 August Byesville Scenic Railroad, Byesville No Contest. No Contest.  
10 September Joint Division 9 & 6 Meeting, Portsmouth Stock Car – Single or double deck, weathered, with or without stock. Stock Car. Camera Icon
23 October Coshocton Club, Coshocton Barn diorama – farm scene featuring a barn and appropriate animals. Old barn. Camera Icon
20 November North Division Tour THUMBZ. Railroad Oddies.  

 

2010 Contests
Date Location Model Contest Photo Contest  
31 January Columbus HO Model Railroad Club, Columbus Weathered Railroad Bridge (not a trestle). May be kit or scratch built. Model may stand alone or be included in a small diorama. Train crossing a bridge.
14 March Grove City Hall Small scenic tunnel portal diorama. Should include: track, roadbed, tunnel portal, nature scenery and imagination. Prototype Tunnel Entrance. No entries
24 April Park of Roses Recreation Center, Columbus, Ohio Thumbs. Let your imagination run loose. Railroad Oddities.
13-16 May MCR Spring Convention, Charleston, WV Convention Contest Convention Contest Camera Icon
12 June Marion Union Station, Marion, Ohio Diorama no large than 2’x4’, can be smaller. Should include more than one building; rail access, or main line passing (may be closed). Industrial Pictures.
1 August Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, Reynoldsburg Tractor/Trailer Rigs. Any type. Appropriately detailed load on or in trailer (rear doors open, if the load is inside). Tractor/Trailer Rigs. Heavy industrial loads; odd configuration; convention trucks.
12 September No Business Meeting No Contest. No Contest.  
17 October St. John’s Lutheran Church, Grove City Tank Cars. Any tank car type including pickle cars and/or other wooden tank car configurations. Tank Cars.
21 November First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, Urbana Heavy Industrial Buildings. Rolling Mill, Grain Elevators, Saw Mill, Auto Plant, Paper Mill, etc. (with rail access). Heavy Industry.  

 

 

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