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It’s hard to miss the roadside sign for Camp 18 Museum and Restaurant. Look for a giant, beautifully done log cabin surrounded by logging artifacts of all kinds.
Portable logging structures for dining, saw sharpening and other functions are always popular contest entries.
This kitbashed cat yarder represents a later development in logging technology.
An enthusiastic full-house crowd enjoyed the technical and historic presentationa at the event.
This nicely-done two-drum donkey gathered a lot of attention.
Event co-host Lon Wall entertains the crowd during the model contest awards and raffle prize presentation.
Mike Bloomer’s beautifully done water tank mini-diorama included a leak frozen in suspended animation.
The mini-diorama contest class is growing in popularity and its variety offers a lot of different creative opportunities.
The rail equipment contest class covers a lot of ground. Kitbashed kits and scratchbuilt efforts populate this entry category.
Pete Replinger did a fine job on his model of the Simpson #2 Mikado, complete with its signature green paint and pinstriping.
A PFM 70-ton Shay was rebuilt as Sugar Pine Lumber Company #10 by Jeff Johnston.
Alfred Mullet presented his as-usual entertaining and informative clinic on the Sumpter Valley’s logging operations.
Pam Berrian-Johnston’s powered speeder, assembled from a BTS kit, showed signs of years of being “rode hard and put up wet.”
Even more speeders were on display in this well-attended contest class.
This well-done modern-era yarder was built mostly from wood, a modeling medium we don’t often see used for this type of equipment.