As we travel to venues across the country, we are amazed and delighted by the effort that so many of you put into promoting our hobby. To honor and encourage those efforts, we’re pleased to announce that the Blue Comet Award — our annual award to the person or organization who does the most to promote the O Gauge hobby to the general public — is returning in 2018 for its seventh season.

This year we continue the new tradition we began last year: the uniquely decorated Blue Comet Award engine and caboose will be passed to the 2018 winner to operate for one year, before passing it on to the next winner in the same manner as hockey’s Stanley Cup.

Blue Comet Set

The goal of the Blue Comet Award is to encourage O Gauge model railroaders — 2-rail, 3-rail, and tinplate — to make the hobby more visible to the public and to bring new members of all ages into the hobby. If you or your O Gauge group have set up a holiday display, group open house, or any other public promotion of O gauge model railroading in the past year, you could be the next winner of the Blue Comet Award.

For contest rules, visit

Submission deadline for entries is Friday August 31, 2018.


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