|In the Lone Star Region of
the NMRA we have a category in our contests for a Novice
award. A Novice modeler is considered to be a person who has
yet to score 87.5 points on a contest entry in a regional or
national contest. In the LSR we give an award to the Novice
modeler who has the highest scoring entry among all the modeling
In 2003 I was fortunate enough to win the Best Of Show - Novice
award at the LSR convention in Lubbock, TX. The 2004
convention was held in Houston, TX and again I was lucky enough to
come away with First Place - Bridges & Trestles and Dad took
First Place in Passenger Cars and that car also won the Best Of Show
- Novice award.
Photos of my 2003 entry will be posted soon...
There will be better pictures of both models online soon...but
Springs Trestle - First Place - Bridges & Trestles at the 2004
The Vista Verde -
First Place - Passenger Cars at the 2004 LSR.
Shortly after the '04 LSR Dad went to Kansas City
where he has become active in the Mid-Continent Division. He won
First Place in Diesels and Other Motive Power with his Galloping