Thursday, 25 October 2012

Contest Dioramas and Best in Show- Fine Scale Model Railroad Expo 2012... by Don Janes

One of the prize winners was this "HO" scale Gas Station/Car Dealer diorama... all photos by Don Janes

  As George has mentioned in previous posts, we attended the Fine Scale Model Railroad Expo in Lancaster, PA on Oct. 12 and 13.  It truly was a great show and one of the highlights for me was to see the beautiful structures and dioramas that were entered in the model contest.  There are some excellent modellers out there and as you will see from the following photos their work proves it.  The dioramas were entered in categories based on the size of their base and these ranged from one being built in an eye glass case to a large sawmill scene which was about 3ft by 3 ft.  The winners were announced at the banquet on Saturday night at the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum which is located across the road from the Strasburg Railroad complex.

This beautiful "O" scale repair shed diorama was loaded with great detail

These two photos show an "O" scale scrap dealer with a small switcher

Another view of the sawmill complex showing the great detail added to the scene

       As you can see, there were some very impressive models on display this year.  This show is well worth the trip and I know I will be taking it in again.  

1 comment:

  1. Muito show. Veja os meus dioramas. - Meu nome Jacinto, Rio de Janeiro - Brasil.