Model Contest – Banning (CA) Train Festival – Cash Prizes


Here is information about the Banning Train Festival’s Model Contest.  This will be a judged model contest with four $50.00 cash prizes to the winners.

The purpose of the contest is to introduce the general public to the best efforts in the hobby as represented by "contest quality" models and provide a "wow" factor for both railroad hobbyists and the general public.

These are the basics:

  • Models must exhibit a considerable degree of alteration, weathering, additional details, lettering, scratch-building or kit-bashing.
  • No proxy entries
  • Limit of two entries per category per person
  • Contest Categories:

1.     Locomotive

2.     Freight Car

3.     Passenger Car & Caboose

4.     Railroad Structure - Display footprint limited to 18 inches x 10 inches maximum for O and small scales, 30 x 20 for larger scales.


The rules, scoring criteria and an entry form are available OFF LIST from me at:

Chiefbobbb at Verizon dot net 

Don’t forget the Train Festival (October 19 & 20) will feature operating modular layouts, railroad exhibitors and vendors, a Saturday swap meet and modeling clinics so join us even if you do not plan to participate in the contest.


Bob Chaparro

Banning Centennial Train Festival


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