Mid-Central Region NMRA
Charlie Keeling Monthly Model Contest

We have a virtual model contest each month and the results are announced at our Division 8 General Meeting. Voting is personal preference. Formal judging is not part ofthe monthly contest. The contest year runs from August to June and points earned are totaled for the contest year. There is no contest in July, but at the annual Division 8 July Picnic, awards for first, second, and third are presented to the members earning the most points for the contest year. Click on Contest Rules below for complete information.

Current Contest Year

VIEW photos of models entered in the current month's contest.

Be sure to VOTE for your favorite by viewing the current month's entries and then following the voting instructions in the Monthly Contest ballot you receive by email from Division 8. Voting is "live" the two days prior to the meeting.

Monthly Winners are announced at the monthly meeting and highlighted in the The Pie Card

View photos from previous monthly contests by clicking the link for each month:

August 2023 through June 2024

MOW Equipment


Model Photos and
Prototype Photos


Steam Locomotives




Highway Vehicles


Freight Cars


Non-Steam Motive Power
(Diesel, Electric, Gasoline)




Passenger Cars




Open Loads


No Contest


Detailed contest rules and more: Contest Rules

Monthly Model Contest Categories:

  • January - Freight Cars
  • February - Non-Steam Motive Power (Diesel, Electric, Gasoline)
  • March - Structures
  • April - Passenger Cars
  • May - Cabooses
  • June - Open Loads
  • July - (no contest due to picnic)
  • August - Maintenance of Way (MOW) Equipment
  • September - Model Photos and Prototype Photos (Two separate contests)
  • October - Steam Locomotives
  • November - Displays (no size limit)
  • December - Highway Vehicles

Previous Contest Years

VIEW photos of models entered in previous contest years.

Submit Your Contest Entry

Contest Entry Google Form: Google Form
Contest Entry Form: Complete by hand
Contest Entry Form: Complete by computer

To submit your entry: Send an email (with the completed entry form and photos attached) to: division8.mcr.nmra@gmail.com (not linked)

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