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Introducing the OGR “Wear Are You” Contest

Yes, you read the title correctly! OGR is going to have a special contest at the TCA Eastern Division's October 2021 York Meet, and your eligibility to participate depends on what you are wearing at the meet. Permit me to explain:

We decided to change things up a bit this time, and instead of a crew manning an OGR booth during the event, Ed Boyle, Allan Miller and Dave Minarik will be roaming the halls waiting for you to approach them and say hello or introduce yourself. They will be wearing OGR shirts and caps, so they should be easy to spot. They will be on the lookout for those of you who are also wearing a bit of O Gauge Railroading attire—shirts, caps, tags, bags, jackets. . . you name it. . . just as long as you are wearing something that lets those around you know that you are a fan of OGR! (No undergarments please...LOL.) No purchase is necessary to participate, so homemade is fine.

Be creative if you want to take that approach, but if you do choose to purchase one or more items of official OGR attire, just visit our website (www.ogaugerr.com); click on “Web Store” in the top menu bar; scroll down; and you're on your way to getting one or more quality items that show your support for OGR and our great segment of the hobby. Even better, if you are planning to attend the October York Meet, you will be well on your way to winning one of the great prizes we will be offering to participants.



Here are the simple procedures and rules:

  1. While at the fall York Meet, and wearing OGR apparel or tags inside the trading halls, keep an eye out for Allan, or Dave. When you spot one of them, use your (or a friend's) cell phone camera to take your photo with the OGR staff member. Make sure the picture clearly shows you standing next to Allan or Dave.

  2. One important caveat: This meet-and-greet and photo must be taken inside (where permitted) or at the doors of the trading halls during the meet's normal operating hours. Photos taken at any OGR grandstand meeting, before- or after-hours gathering, hotel lobby, fairgrounds parking lots, food vendor stands or restaurants, or any other such location will not be eligible.

  3. Email the photo ( NO TEXTS ) as soon as possible (before the end of the meet weekend) to info@ogaugerr.com, along with your name, email address, mailing address, and phone number.  Allan, and Dave will not be doing this for you, so make sure you get those pictures and info to us via the email address provided.  You can also email them to adman@ogaugerr.com, that is me!.



Once we receive your picture and info, we will post the photo (not your personal info) on the forum and automatically enter you as a winner in our contest. Yes, everyone will win something for simply participating. We will use our computer to pick what you will win, which could be, but is not limited to, shirts, hats, tote bags, books, videos, and subscriptions to the magazine. But wait! There's more!

All participants will be included in TWO Grand Prize Drawings of $500. Yes, $500 to use in any way you care to. Only two Grand Prizes will be awarded.

Okay guys and gals! You have plenty of time to prepare for this event. Join us in the Wear Are You contest and have some fun promoting OGR, building friendships, and winning a free prize.

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Nice. A fresh idea. And someone wins…

I’ll add that I enjoyed visiting  the OGR booth and seeing the OGR celebrities and my conversation with Ed.

I really enjoyed seeing Ms. Trotta in person. She’s such a talented person.   I liked seeing her personal creations, even without a Lionel train or model depicting our hobby 😁😄☺️

@Seth Thomas posted:

Nice. A fresh idea. And someone wins…

I’ll add that I enjoyed visiting  the OGR booth and seeing the OGR celebrities and my conversation with Ed.

I really enjoyed seeing Ms. Trotta in person. She’s such a talented person.   I liked seeing her personal creations, even without a Lionel train or model depicting our hobby 😁😄☺️

EVERYONE WINS in this case!  This is why we need those pictures and your contact info!

@CarGuyZM10 posted:

Is it one entry per person, or one entry per OGR celebrity you are photographed with?

None of us is a "celebrity." We're just ordinary guys who love this hobby and try in our own ways to share that love. The exception might be Dave, who is the drummer in a very popular and long-standing rock band (The Clarks). Check them out online to learn more about them. Anyhow, you'll also never find a more modest guy about his many diverse talents than Dave. I can assure you of that.

So just look for one of us ordinary train guys who will, at one time or another, be in most all of the halls.

I'll have my BLUE OGR shirt on one of the days.

But I'm wondering if Ed, Allan and Dave will get pulled apart all weekend long!!  But I'm sure with my celebrity status, they all will be looking for meeeeeeee!!!

Or, maybe this will be a Candid Camera Show.  Where Ed, Allan and Dave won't even be there and the cameras follow unsuspecting forum members around in their search for them!!   

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WHAT???  A chance at a $500.00 grand prize PLUS being a prize winner just for participating??  Come on guys and gals ... let us know in this thread if you plan on participating in the contest.  This will give us some idea of how many prizes to order.

Thanks!!

My wife and and I are certainly going in on this.  See you there

They will be on the lookout for those of you who are also wearing a bit of O Gauge Railroading attire—shirts, caps, tags, bags, jackets. . . you name it. . . just as long as you are wearing something that lets those around you know that you are a fan of OGR! (No undergarments please...LOL.) No purchase is necessary to participate, so homemade is fine.

For those extremely dedicated members, do tattoos count?  Asking for a friend!

Well, I definitely don't have any tattoos, and that wouldn't apply to me. I will of course be wearing my apparel during the meet, night time I think I'll pop on my Steamtown hat. I'm glad we don't have to text the pictures over to a text message address. My phone likes to take big sized photos anymore. It had at one point been fine with the camera adjustments for pixel size, but it has gone through so many updates that those original options aren't available anymore.

I will also be bringing my Canon along for other photos outside of York, so if we have dinner, I can snap and upload those when time permits(unless I leave it at home or in the room by mistake).

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