The Sunset Limited

The LSR convention has come and gone but it won’t be forgotten. Turn-out was strong and I got to meet many new members of the division and even a few from Division 3. The energy and excitement was everywhere and very contagious too.

The clinics were well attended and it appeared that everyone came away with at least one new idea or a question answered. I would like to thank all the members that committed to and followed through on delivering so many clinics. Our hobby improves so much when members share their experience with others.

If you missed the banquet then you missed so mighty fine BBQ! There were so many awards to be presented but Ray, our contest Chairman, and San Jac President Kelly kept things moving and made it interesting. The quality of the modeling, both rail and non-rail was simply amazing.

This years youth award was presented to Asher Murray
 LSR convention Model Contest and a photo of all the winners. Seven out of the Eleven are Division 8 Members.

Division 8 Members
Who Entered The LSR 2020 Regional Convention Contest
Models

Freight Cars
Lourdes McCleary w/ Ortner Car – Place First
Geoffrey Hogno w/ Wine Barrel Transport Wagon – Place Second

On-Line Structures
Scott Parker w/ Bretts Brewery – Place First
Lourdes Mc Cleary w/ Tower One – Place Second
Scott Parker w/ Fiddle Town Station – Place Third
Scott Parker w/ O.H. Wright – Entered

Of-Line Structures
Scott Parker w/ Slick Willes Pool Hall – Place First
Bill Kurak w/ Cameron Machine Shop – Place Second
Scott Packer w/ Goldies Locksmiths – Place Thrid
Scott Parker w/ Soergil Orchard
Merited Lourdes Mc Cleary w/ Valley Coal – Merited
Lourdes Mc Cleary w/ Sinclair Gas Station – Merited
Lourdes Mc Cleary w/ Mud Flap Café – Merited
Lourdes Mc Cleary w/ L Baker Produce – Merited

Bridges & Trestles
Lourdes Mc Cleary w/ Fink Bridge – Place First
Scott Parker w/ Covered Bridge – Place Second

Displays/Modules
Virginia Grace w/ Japanese Tea Garden – Place Second

Arts & Crafts Theme
Judith Neufeld w/ Sunset at the Medusa Ranch – Place First
Judith Neufeld w/ Snow on Sunset Globe – Place Second
Divina Gato-Hogno w/ Sunset Wreath – Merited

Arts & Crafts
Best in Show Divina Gato-Hogno w/ Marlborough Train Magnet

Photography Contest Winners
Prototype-B&W Prints:
Geoffrey Hogno w/Cumbres & Toltec Engine #489 – Place First
Geoffrey Hogno w/ Durango & Silverton Engine #473

Prototype-Color Prints:
Geoffrey Hogno w/ Wellington Cable Car – Place First
Geoffrey Hogno w/ Durango & Silverton Engine #481 – Place Second Geoffrey Hogno w/ Rainbows at the Cumbres & Toltec – Place Third
Geoffrey Hogno w/ Cumbres & Toltec #484 Judith Neufeld w/ Flying High Judith Neufeld w/ Old Glory Waiting for 4141
Judith Neufeld w/ Bush 4141
Judith Neufeld w/ Getting Last Shot

Model-Color Prints:
Geoffrey Hogno w/ Log Camp at the Frisco Train Museum – Place First Geoffrey Hogno w/ Rio Magginore Liguria Italy – Place Second
Geoffrey Hogno w/ San Gimigliano Tuscany Italy – Place Third
Geoffrey Hogno w/Austaian Alps

Photography Major Contest Awards
Photography Best in Show:
Geoffrey Hogno w/ Log Camp at the Frisco Train Museum

Special Contest:
Bob Dannenbrink Open Carload
Ray Byer w/ Piggy Loader on Flatcar – Place First
William Van Pelt w/ Compressor on Flatcar – Place Second
Cliff Cheesman w/ Well Car
Cliff Cheesman w/ Hot Coil Car
Cliff Cheesman w/ Pollock Hot Car
Ray Byer w/ Pipe load times Three
Scott Parker w/ ATSF #90850 Flat Steel Plates
Kelly Russell w/ TOFC Kelly Russell w/ Dancing Under the Stars
Steve Sandifer w/ Grits Custom Delivery
Steve Sandifer w/ C&NW #46557
Steve Sandifer w/ PRR #173992
Bill Wright w/ Houston Transit Co

Participation:
Scott Parker with Six (6) Entries Totaling 661.5 Points
Tree Award: Virginia Grace w/ Japanese Tea Garden
Linda S. Little Award: Lourdes Mc Cleary w/ Fink Bridge
Most Popular Model: Bill Kurak w/ Cameron Machine Shop
Novice Best of Show: Lourdes McCleary w/ Fink Bridge
Best in Show: Lourdes McCleary w/ Fink Bridge

The Numbers of Entries in Model Contest – 17
The Number of Entries in Arts & Crafts – 9
The Number of Entries in Photos – 14
The Number of Entries in Open Carloads – 13