Saturday, March 6, 2010

Successful Model Conference Showing!

A full day in Elsie, Oregon, at the sixth Annual Pacific Model Logger's Conference. It is a comfort hanging out with people similarly afflicted with near obsessive interest in scale modeling railroad / lumber themes.A late night of firmware upgrades the night before paid off. The layout performed (surprisingly) perfectly. Pressing the button started the mill sounds and had the train slowly move back and forth on the center spur for about two minutes. Lights, action, and sound must have made for a winning combination because it got first place in the diorama division.

This was a bit amazing because the returning champion, whose model graces this years plaque, brought another amazing entry. He must have been a bit shocked when they announce him for second place. He did win best in show, which I think he deserved. I did get one other surprise, the first ever Memorial Award for modeling spirit. The presenter mentioned that I've taken the layout to various events and have my daughters help me.

A special thanks to my wing man who helped me get setup and provided lunch.

8 comments:

Eldon and Janeil Olsen said...

Will there be a report in the magazine that sponsored the Memorial award?

Great hobby. We're all waiting to see what you'll do next. Your attention to detail is amazing.

Your girls had fun playing with their cousins while you were gone.

Eldon and Janeil Olsen said...

The quality of all the entries was breath taking. Somehow Ken found a combination (sound, motion, historic location, etc) for his that was a real crowd pleaser. He had a poor display location behind a large post, but his lighting overcame the disadvantage. The winners were picked by popular vote of the 150 modelers in attendance. After it was over one of the attendees came up to me and said "you must be proud of your son". I was. Wing man

Imagitext said...

Em, my dad is cooler than your dad.

Em said...

Lynn - That's entirely based on perspective: Master's 100k Champion 2 years in a row

Eldon and Janeil Olsen said...

Now, now, children. Just as you hope your parents aren't comparing their children, you shouldn't compare your parents. Just look for the good! Each of you has unique talents and abilities.

Ken said...

I think Lynn meant to say, "my dad is crazier than your dad". In which case, Em's rebuttal is still valid.

Neil said...

love ya, bro!
Way to go!

徐迎春 said...

Cheap Nike Free Run Shoes A lot of these sneakers will be created pertaining to cheap nike free runs for sale optimum operate plus balance. These people inhale and exhale plus cheap nike free run 2 shoes will be flexible making sure that your foot or so isn't going to own every http://www.nikefreerunusa.org/ level of resistance while it's shifting.