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Here is a list his awards won at the National Convention.
Photos can be viewed at: Jim Allen Award Pictures
Congratulations to Jim!


Craft: First Place: Jim Allen for his locomotive carrying case
Diesel: First Place: Jim Allen for his ATSF TR-4 cow and calf engine set
Freight Car: First Place: Jim Allen for his Hot Metal car
Non-Revenue Car: First Place: Jim Allen for his On3 Water Car
Display Category: First Place: Jim Allen for his Forest Scene with Holt ‘Caterpillar’ tractor and log buggy
Locomotive, Scratch-built: 2nd Place: Jim Allen for his Single-Truck, 2-Cylinder Shay
Locomotive, Scratch-built: 3rd Place: Jim Allen for his On3 Rio Grande Southern Beyer-Garrett 2-8-0 + 0-8-2 steam engine
Structure, Scratch-built: 3rd Place: Jim Allen for his Flying “A” gas station (with the DC-3 on pedestals)
Thumbz model: 2nd Place: Jim Allen for his Grandpa Percy with walker
Thumbz model: 3rd Place: Jim Allen for his Big Breakfast egg-carrying flatcar

Additionally, Jim also won the:
• Iwata Air Brush Motive Power Award for his On3 Single-Truck, 2-Cylinder Shay
• NMRA Magazine Award for Most Photogenic Model for his Flying “A” Gas Station
• The NMRA Contest Chairman’s Award for his RGS On3 Beyer-Garrett locomotive

April 13-15, 2018

The 2018 Midwest Region convention, will be hosted by the South Central Division.

The convention will be held at the Radisson Hotel in Madison, WI located near Interstates 39, 90 & 94
and near the West Town Mall.
517 Grand Canyon Dr, Madison, WI 53719

See the South Central Wisconsin Convention website for more details as they become available.

Questions? Email Capitol400@charter.net

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Sunday morning, April 15, 2018 during the spring convention at the Radisson Hotel in Madison, WI. The exact time is TBA.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the region's members will be held on Saturday evening, April 14, 2018 during the scheduled convention banquet at the Radisson Hotel in Madison, WI