Re: RPM meets

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Charlie Vlk wrote:
Even when the NMRA Contest Models are excellent, PM models are built from the owner's interest and passion and are shown for other modelers to appreciate; not to survive some complicated scoring system and get a ribbon or a punch on a ticket to a certificate. I prefer the spirit of sharing present at PM events rather than the political intrique and competition of judged contests.
I couldn't agree more, Charlie. Well said. But in all fairness, if one is to conduct a judging, one has to have rules. We could all devise interesting sets of rules; the NMRA has devised one too. The PM meets enjoy the simplification of not having judging, as you aptly state.

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