Harry Evan's HO scale model of the Bliss Feed Mill won First place in structures and Best of Show at the WISE Divison's meet in East Troy, Wis. on September 19, 1999. Congratulations, Harry!
Pictured above is Wayne Hammelman's HO scale model of Interurban #72 for Wayne's freelanced KKVLH&T Co. which won Best of Show at the WISE Divison's meet in Milwaukee, Wis on October 17, 1999. Wayne's KKVLH&T Co. layout was displayed at Trainfest '99, and featured #72 in action.
Tim Scott won Best of Show at the WISE Division's Beginner's Meet in Milwaukee, Wis. on December 5, 1999 with this HO Scale Prairie Pool grain elevator. The meet had over 60 modelers in attendance but only three models in the contest.
Bob Green won Best of Show at the WISE Division's Meet in Milwaukee, Wis. on January 16, 2000 with this Milwaukee Road F3 A-B set in 1:29 scale (G gauge) which he painted. The meet had over 75 modelers in attendance.
Bob Danielsen won Best of Show at the WISE Division's Meet in Milwaukee, Wis. on February 13, 2000 with his Hayden Manufacturing Co. in HO scale. It was the first time he had entered a model contest (he also took home a first place in structures). The meet had around 55 modelers in attendance - a lighter attendance due to the weather.
Jeff Hagen won Best of Show at the WISE Division's Meet in Milwaukee, Wis. on March 5, 2000 with his Hudson Coal Co. in HO scale. This meet was held in conjuction with the Traintime 2000 at the Milwaukee School of Engineering and had over 85 modelers in attendance.
Jim Spice of the NMRA's North Shore & Western Division came up from Chicago and won Best of Show at the WISE Division's Meet in Milwaukee, Wis. on April 16, 2000 with his D&RGW "Snow Crab" M.O.W.car which also took First Place in non-revenue and received a merit award. The car was scratchbuilt of stripwood and styrene.and features working "wing walls" and mechanism, complete brake gear, and many detail parts following an article by Wayne Wesolowski in Model Railroad Craftsman.
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