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Here is a list his awards won at the National Convention.
Photos can be viewed at: Jim Allen Award Pictures
Congratulations to Jim!


Craft: First Place: Jim Allen for his locomotive carrying case
Diesel: First Place: Jim Allen for his ATSF TR-4 cow and calf engine set
Freight Car: First Place: Jim Allen for his Hot Metal car
Non-Revenue Car: First Place: Jim Allen for his On3 Water Car
Display Category: First Place: Jim Allen for his Forest Scene with Holt ‘Caterpillar’ tractor and log buggy
Locomotive, Scratch-built: 2nd Place: Jim Allen for his Single-Truck, 2-Cylinder Shay
Locomotive, Scratch-built: 3rd Place: Jim Allen for his On3 Rio Grande Southern Beyer-Garrett 2-8-0 + 0-8-2 steam engine
Structure, Scratch-built: 3rd Place: Jim Allen for his Flying “A” gas station (with the DC-3 on pedestals)
Thumbz model: 2nd Place: Jim Allen for his Grandpa Percy with walker
Thumbz model: 3rd Place: Jim Allen for his Big Breakfast egg-carrying flatcar

Additionally, Jim also won the:
• Iwata Air Brush Motive Power Award for his On3 Single-Truck, 2-Cylinder Shay
• NMRA Magazine Award for Most Photogenic Model for his Flying “A” Gas Station
• The NMRA Contest Chairman’s Award for his RGS On3 Beyer-Garrett locomotive

The 2017 Midwest Region convention, will be hosted by the Rock River Valley Division on April 28-30, 2017.

The convention will be held at the Holiday Inn at 7550 East State St in Rockford, IL located near I-90 & Rt. 20/State St

See the RRVD Convention website for more details as they become available.

Click here for a convention flyer and schedule.

Click here for a registration form.

Celebrate 41 Years Of The Monon Historical Society
September 30 - October 2, 2016.

The convention will be held at the Ramada Inn in Hammond, IN

See the registration flyer for more details .

Click here for a convention flyer and schedule.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Holiday Inn at 7550 East State St in Rockford, IL located near I-90 & Rt. 20/State St. at 10:30 am central time.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the region's members will be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the Rockford Holiday Inn (I-90 & Rt. 20/State St) at 10:00 am Central time.