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CHALLENGES OF THE POTOMAC DIVISION

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The staff of the Potomac Division's Potomac Flyer offers a challenge to the Potomac Division membership to share various items with fellow members of the Division in the Division's Newsletter. The results of these challenges are shared on this page after publication in the Potomac Flyer. A big thanks to those who submit entries!

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 CHALLENGE  MONTH

THE CHALLENGE

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

JUNE - JULY AND AUGUST - SEPTEMBER, 2021
"SHOW ME YOUR LAYOUT"
25
OCTOBER - NOVEMBER, 2021
"SHOW ME YOUR FAVORITE PIECE OF ROLLING STOCK"
15
DECEMBER - JANUARY, 2021/2022
"SHOW ME YOUR FAVORITE TRACK SIDE STRUCTURE"
13
FEBRUARY - MARCH, 2022
"SHOW ME YOUR FAVORITE MOTIVE POWER"
22
APRIL - MAY, 2022 "SHOW ME YOUR FAVORITE NON WATER LANDSCAPE FEATURE" 12
JUNE - JULY, 2022 "SHOW ME YOUR FAVORITE WATER LANDSCAPE FEATURE" 14
AUGUST - SEPTEMBER, 2022 "SHOW ME YOUR FAVORITE HOMETOWN INSPIRED ITEM ON YOUR LAYOUT"
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       Challenge 1 - Show me your Layout

Twenty Five Potomac Division Members participated in Challenge 1 and here are the submissions they made. What started as a simple complete these questions form resulted in a tremendous response from the membership requiring the Potomac Flyer to split the Layout submissions in two parts to publish all of them. The following are the members that submitted layouts and you can see their submission by clicking on their name. You can also see the write up published in the August- September OR October - November 2021 Potomac Flyer, the Potomac Division's Bi-monthly newsletter,  or if you left click on the Layout's title found to the right of the layout picture. Thanks to those that submitted entries!

Alex  Belida Brian Sheron John Sethian Ron King Bill Lyders
Andrew Dodge Ernie Little Martin Brechbel Tim Tolson
Al Pulgiese Gil Fuchs Max Munger Tom Potthast
Bernie Halloran Jerry Stanley Nick Kalis Robert Prossor
Bill Demas John Paganoni Randolph Ghertler Dale Latham
Bob Rodriguez Ken Nesper Rick Wright Brad Stanford


   Alex Belida's Eureka and South Pass Railroad  Alex Belida's Eureka and South Pass Railroad     Andrew Dodge's Colorado and Midland Railroad

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        Al Pulgliese's Pugsburg Railroad           Bernie Halloran's New York Kittantiny and Western

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         Bill Demas's Westmoreland Railroad         Bob Rodriguez's Nickel City Line Railroad

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     Brian Sheron's Long Island Railroad   Ernie Little's Norfolk Southern Connector Railroad

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         Gil Fuchs's Haifa and Jerusalem Railroad         Jerry Stanley's Hobby Barn YGW

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        John Paganoni's- Central Vermont        Ken Nesper's Three Layouts

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    John Sethian's PRR Nassau Division   Martin Brechbiel's South Mountain Branch Cumberland Valley RR

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         Max Munger's Western Pacific Railroad         Nicholas Kalis's Oahu Sugar Company 

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         Randolph Ghertler's The Shelf Layout         Rick Wright's CONUS Lines 

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         Ron King's Misty Creek Railroad      Tim Tilson's Soo Line  

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     Tom Potthast - Frisco St. Louis Terminal     Robert Prossor's Pennsylvania Railroad

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     Dale Latham - Piedmont Southern RR       Brad Stanford's NC and StL

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        Bill Lyders's Whitewater and Virginia

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Challenge 2 - Show me your favorite piece of Rolling Stock.

Fifteen Potomac Division Members participated in Challenge 2 and here are the submissions they made. The following are members that made submissions and you can see their submissions by clicking on their name. You can see the write up published in the October - November, 2021 Potomac Flyer, the Potomac Division's Bi-monthly newsletter,  or if you left click on the Rolling Stock title found to the right of the picture. Thanks to those who submitted entries!

Martin Brechbiel Mat Thompson Stan Knotts Bernie Kempinski
Ernie Little Robert Reid Jim Novaco Mark Gionet
Brian Sheron Michael Fleming Alex Belida Bill Mosteller
Ken Nesper Ron King Paul Hutchins



        Martin Breichbel's Pickle Car        Ernie Little's Norfolk Southern Hogshead Tobacco Car

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    Brian Sheron's Spent Fuel Transport Car  en Nesper's Wood Reefer

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         Mat Thompson's Hooker Tank Car            Robert Reid's Ventilated Box Car

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      Michael Fleming's Pullman Passenger Car           Ron King's Conoco Tank Car

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        Stan Knott's VA&ST Box Car            Jim Novaco's Snow Plow

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       Alex Belida's Densmore Tank Car            Paul Hutchin's Norfolk Southern Gondola Car

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    Bernard Kempinski's USMRR Conductor Car        Mark Gionet's B&M Milk Car

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        Bill Mosteller's Virginian Gondola 


Challenge 3 - Show me your favorite track structure.

Thirteen Potomac Division Members participated in Challenge 3 and here are the submissions they made. Again several stepped up to the Challenge and the following are the Members that made submissions. You can see the write up published in the December, 2021/January, 2022 Potomac Flyer, the Potomac Division's Bi-monthly newsletter,  or if you left click on the Track  side title found to the right of the picture. Thanks to those that submitted entries!

Ken Nesper
Alex Belida
Bob Rodriguez
Mark Gionet
Brian Sheron
Martin Brechbiel
Andrew Dodge

Robert Reid
Dale Latham
Ernie Little

John Paganoni
Mat Thompson
Brad Stanford

  Ken Nesper's Trackside Houses     Brian Sheron's Trackside Marina

  Robert Reid's Trackside Produce Company    John Paganoni's Montville Station

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     Alex Belida'a Steam Log Derrick      Martin Brechbiel's Coaling Platform, Water Tank, anc Railcart Shed

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     Dale Latham's Engine House        Mat Thompson's Christopher Paper Mill 

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     Bob Rodriguez's Dubois, PA Station      Andrew Dodge's Engine House on Boreas Pass

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     Ernie Little's Girder Bridge       Brad Stanford's Coaling Station


     Mark Gionet's Proctor Station

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Challenge 4 - Show me your Favorite Motive Power

Twenty two Potomac Division Members participated in Challenge 4 and here are the submissions they made. Again several stepped up to the Challenge and the following are the Members that made submissions. You can see the write up published in the February - March, 2022 Potomac Flyer, the Potomac Division's Bi-monthly newsletter, or if you left click on the Track  side title found to the right of the picture. Thanks to those who submitted entries!

Martin Brechbiel Cam Green Mat Thompson Alex Belida
Nick Kalis Ron King Mike Fleming Bernie Kempinski
Bill Mosteller Ernie Little Bob Sprague Rick Wright
Bernie Halloran John Paganoni Tim Barr Rich Steinmann
Andrew Dodge Doug Kirkpatrick Deane Mellander
Todd Hernann
John Hooper Bryan Kidd


                                                                                                                                       

   Martin Brechbiel's Double End Tank Car         Cam Green's GP-7

                                                                                                                                                                                       

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      Mat Thompson's ALCO 602          Alex Belida's Climax

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      Nick Kalis's Engine 9            Ron King's 2-8-0

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     Mike Fleming's UP Fairbanks-Morse Erie Built

  Bernie Kempinski's C&O H-8, Allegheny 2-6-6 and D&RGW SD40T-2

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   Bill Mosteller's Subway Car   Ernie Little's Norfolk & Western 611 J-Class 4-8-4

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           Bob Sprague's 2-8-0 and 0-6-0

          Rick Wright's Cab Forward and Allegheny

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  Bernie Halloran's ALCO PA     John Paganoni's "Fire Engine"

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          Tim Barr's MLW DL-535 &K-28

     Rich Seinmann's MU 745

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         Andrew Dodge's Ten Wheeler and Mogul

  Doug Kirkpatrick's W&OD Freight Motor 26       Deane Mellander's Kemtron Shay

     Tom Hermann's ALCO RS-2                                 John Hooper's H9 Consolidation


     Bryan Kidd's 3 Favorites - Streamlined Hudson


CHALLENGE 5 - SHOW ME YOUR FAVORITE NON WATER LANDSCAPE FEATURE

Twelve Potomac Division Members participated in Challenge 4 and here are the submissions they made. Again several stepped up to the Challenge and the following are the Members that made submissions. You can see the write up published in the April - May, 2022 Potomac Flyer, the Potomac Division's Bi-monthly newsletter, or if you left click on the Track  side title found to the right of the picture. Thanks to those who submitted entries!

John Paganoni
Ernie Little
Mat Thompson
Alex Belida
Martin Brechbiel
Robert Reid
Lee Stoermer
Brian Sheron
Dale Latham
Bernie Kempinski
Nicholas Kalis
Gary Eames


     John Paganoni's Tunnel and Mountain                                       Ernie Little's Town Park

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     Mat Thompson's Forested Mountains         Alex Belida's Abandoned Mines

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     Martin Brechbiel's  Codgers, Cows, and Deer        Robert Reid's Viaduct Bridge

     Lee Stoermer's Pennsylvania Amish Countryside         Brian Sheron's Flatbush Avenue

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     Dale Latham's Countryside                Bernie Kempinski's Rural Vistas

     Nicholas Kalis's Tropical Plantings          Gary Eame's Rock Walls

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CHALLENGE 5 - SHOW ME YOU FAVORITE WATER LANDSCAPE FEATURE

Fourteen Potomac Division Members participated in Challenge 5 and here are the submissions they made. Again several stepped up to the Challenge and the following are the Members that made submissions. You can see the write up published in the June - July, 2022 Potomac Flyer, the Potomac Division's Bi-monthly newsletter, or if you left click on the Track  side title found to the right of the picture. Thanks to those who submitted entries!


John Paganoni Martin Brechbiel Alex Belida Nicholas Kalis
Mat Thompson Richard Steimann Bernard Kempinski Cam Green
Brian Sheron Dale Latham Ernie Little Bill Lyders
Stan Knotts Mark Gionet

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          John Paganoni's Dam                                   Martin Brechbiel's Little Stream


     Alex Belida's Creek and Falls            Nicholas Kalis' Stream and Trestle

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        Mat Thompson's Water Scenes       Richard Steimann's Lake


     Bernard Kempinski's Mill, Dock, and Barge          Cam Green's Water Effects

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     Brian Sheron's Water Features                Dale Latham's Streams


     Ernie Little's Pond on the Farm         Bill Lyder's Waterfall

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     Stan Knott's Harbor Scene          Mark Gionet's Mountainside Creek

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"POTOMAC CHALLENGE 6 -  "SHOW ME YOU FAVORITE HOMETOWN INSPIRED ITEM ON YOUR LAYOUT"

Twelve railroaders participated in Challenge 6 and here are the submissions they made. Like before several stepped up to the Challenge and the following are the railroaders that made submissions. You can see the write up published the August - September , 2022 Potomac Flyer, the Potomac Division's Bi-monthly newsletter, or if you left click on the Track  side title found to the right of the picture. Thanks to those who submitted entries!

John Paganoni Nichola Kalis Alex Belida Mat Thompson
John Swanson Brian Sheron Doug Kirkpatrick Frank Benenati
Brian Kelly Bob Rodriguez Martin Brechbiel Chris Jones


     John Paganoni's Montville, Connecticut     Nick Kalis' Queens, NY

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Alex Belida's Newsroom Mat Thompson's Farmhouse and Bakery


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John Swanson's Punxsutawney, PA   Brian Sheron's Greenlawn, NY Station

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   Doug Kirkpatrick's Ice Cream Truck        Frank Benenati's Church and Barber Shop

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Brian Kelly's West Virginia Mining Communities Bob Rodriguez's Sheppardsfield, PA

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   Martin Brechbiel's Lemasters          Chris Jones' Neighborhood

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Thanks to everyone who provided submissions for the Potomac Division Challenges.

 





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