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Awards

Congratulations again to all Trainfest award winners! These model railroad hobbyists have put countless amounts of work and time into their projects and have truly earned the recognition that they have received. The competition at Trainfest is tough. Those named the best in any given category at Trainfest, are certainly among the best anywhere.

Layout Awards | Display Awards | Module Awards | Chairman & Committee Awards
Honorable Mention Awards | Spirit of Model Railroading Award

Trainfest Layout Awards

2013

Best of Show – Layouts

1st Place – Layouts

Kosma Gypsy Trolley Line
Presented to Christine & John Kosma
recognizing their unique Trolley Layout.
Midwest Division TCA
Presented to Jim Kleinschmidt, chairman,
recognizing their O gauge layout.

 


2012

Best of Show – Layouts

1st Place – Layouts

Mod-U-Trak
Recognized for their railroad with
integrated scenery representing real
locations on the Milwaukee Road
in Wisconsin.
Ontario and Quebec Railway
Recognized for their super detailed
model railroad.

Photos by LaRoy Chisley


2011

Best of Show – Layouts

1st Place – Layouts

S Scale Work Shop
Recognized for their attention to detail,
from the weathering of the structures
and rolling stock, to the overall effect
of the scenery.
Colorado Narrow Gauge (On30)
Jim Zeren and Bob Smoczynski -
Recognized for their technique used in
the creation of the rocks, trees
and detail to the track work.

Photos by LaRoy Chisley


2010

Best of Show – Layouts

1st Place – Layouts

Lake County Soc. of Modular Engineers
Mike Ciesielka, accepts the award for
the overall layout scenery and display.
Wisconsin Garden Railroad Society
Terry Seese and club members accept
the award.

Photos by Richard Cecil


2009

1st Place – Layouts

Best of Show – Layouts

Independent Hi-Railers – Midwest Division Design Modelers

Photos by Scott Porinsky


2008

Best of Show – Layouts

1st Place – Layouts

Kenosha Garden Railroad Society Kosma’s Gypsy Trolley

Photos by Kenosha Garden Railroad Society and Ed Padgett


2007

Best of Show – Layouts

1st Place – Layouts

Wisconsin Bits & Pieces Wisconsin Michigan Model Railroad Club

Photos by Scott Porinsky, Dave Poquette and Ed Padgett


2006

Best of Show – Layouts

1st Place – Layouts

Northwest Trainmasters M&M N Gauge modular layout

Photos by Dave Poquette


2005

Best of Show – Layouts

1st Place – Layouts

WIZ Kidz Z scale layout Northwest Traction HO layout by Eric Bronsky

Photos by C. Auclair and Dave Poquette

Trainfest Display Awards >>