Camp 18 Restaurant

PACIFIC MODEL
LOGGERS' CONGRESS

ELSIE, OREGON
March 5th, 2016
Our 2016 event marks our 12th anniversary PMLC. For ten years we hosted our successful and popular gathering, and we’re working to make our 11th anniversary the best one yet. You won’t want to miss it! Watch this space for more news as we get closer.

Pacific Model Loggers Congress
Preserving logging history in three dimensions
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ATTENTION LOGGING AND WOOD
PRODUCTS MODELERS AND HISTORIANS!

HEAD UP TO THE WOODS AND SHAKE OFF
OLD MAN WINTER.

There is no pre-registration. Doors open at 9 am, and we wrap up around 6 pm.

WHERE: Camp 18 Restaurant and Museum, Elsie, Oregon –
that’s about 18 miles East of Seaside
VIEW MAP TO ELSIE, OR

The Pacific Model Loggers’ Congress is a one-day gathering of authors, historians, photographers, loggers, model railroad enthusiasts and other persons who share an interest in logging in general, and Pacific Northwest-style logging in particular. Look at it as a one-day convention that’s easy on your precious leisure time and money.

For 2016, we’ve scheduled a full day of special speakers, clinics, a model contest and dealer sales area.
Here's the tentative rundown on the days activities, subject to revisions, adjustments and timing changes as needed:

9:00AM Open the Doors, begin model contest check-in, begin display model setup
9:30AM Welcome remarks
10:00AM Clinic #1, Harvey Schroeder, building evergreen trees; something we all need!
11:00AM Clinic #2, Alfred Mullett, subject TBD
12:00PM Lunch Break
1:30PM Clinic #3, “TBD
2:30PM Clinic #4 “TBD
3:00PM Clinic #4, Modeling clinic, TBA
3:30PM Optional Clinic #5 - Specific time and subject TBD
5:00PM Awards and Closing Ceremony

Dealers:
We’re exploring the addition of a few more dealer tables at our event due to some space that is potentially open to us.
If you’re interested in learning more about this, please contact Lon Wall at (503) 857-2800 at your nearest convenience.

We Love Our Dealers! See the “Dealer News” link for more details about the dealers you’ll see at the show.

Due to space restrictions we have a limited number of dealer tables available, and the following dealers are among our crowd of usual suspects:
Martin Hansen -- Historic locomotive photos
Timber Times -- Phil Schnell and Steve Gatke
Bruce Strange -- Large-size photos and memorabilia
Pete Replinger -- Railroad books, photos
Tom Pryor -- General logging-related hobby merchandise
RS Laserkits -- Rich Shapard, laser-cut craftsman kits in scales from Z to O
Larry Winters -- Brass and other locomotives and models
Coastmans Scenic Products -- Roger Rasmussen, RTR tress and kits Al Hall --

THE CONGRESS ON VIDEO!
Pacific Model Loggers Congress YouTube video of 2012 Event
We have a short Youtube video that was shot at our 2012 event.
This is your opportunity to take a look at some of the fun and features of our annual gathering.
Click here to view it!


We have a couple of other videos about Camp 18 that you may be interested in seeing.
They give you an idea what you’ll find on site during a Camp 18 visit.
The original spar tree, erected in the late 1980s, was dangerously rotted and in need of a new replacement.
This video gives an overview of cutting, transporting, prepping and raising the new spar tree while safely removing the old one.
Click here to watch the YouTube Video

Like the first spar tree, the original hayrack boom had rotted away.
This video shows the process of lifting the new hayrack into place and securing it as part of the new spar tree display. Hayrack boom
Click here to watch the YouTube Video


Look for more award photos from the 2014 show coming soon!

MODEL CONTEST NEWS!
Pacific Model Loggers Congress 2009 Award Plaque - Model Train and Mini-Diaroma Show in Elsie  Oregon
Continuing our tradition this year, we’re giving model contest winners First Place
and Second Place plaques and Third Place certificates. Our award plaques are
cedar,with classy laser etching by Rich Shepard of RS Laser Kits, and you'll
receive the award the day of the event.

Our model contest includes individual models and dioramas, and we’re continuing our new “Equipment Set” contest class

NEW CONTEST CLASS PROVES POPULAR WITH ATTENDEES
Model Railroad Show

Our 2012 event was the first for our new Equipment Set contest class. This photo shows an overview of some entries in the new class.
You can read the rules and specifications for the Equipment Set and the rest of the contest by clicking here or going to the Contest info link
.

Camp Cars Contest Class!

See our Contest Info page for complete information about this fun new category for contest models.

Honor Awards
We continue our tradition of presenting two annual honor awards.

The Dean of the Woods award is given for outstanding service in the preservation of wood products history.

The Memorial Award,” sponsored by Timber Times Publishing, is given in remembrance of our friends who have passed.
This award is given to the model contest entry that typifies the spirit of our hobby.


SHOW INFORMATION

Admission is $15 per person at the door. There is no pre-registration.

LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!
We've made significant improvements to the room and contest model lighting in the Camp 18 event room, so the dimly-lit contest area is a thing of the past. You'll almost need sunglasses from now on.

Dealers: Space is very limited and our dealer tables sell out very early after the show each year. We occasionally have cancellations so if you’d like to be “on the list” call Lon Wall at (503) 857-2800. We’re exploring options that would allow us to expand our dealer sales area and that would open up more table availability. Likewise, if you’d like to be “on the list” please let us know by phone
or email us via the Contact Us Form by clicking here.

All vending is strictly limited to logging-related items, and will be available on a first-reserved, first-served basis.

Meals are available at the Camp 18 Restaurant, and they’re darn good, too!
Breakfast starts around 7 am and is served until 2 pm, lunch starts at 11 am, and dinner selections are served starting at 5 pm.
Be sure to check out the famous Camp 18 cinnamon rolls – they’re huge and delicious!

For general information, phone Lon Wall (503) 857-2800, or Jeff Johnston (541) 485-8203.
E-mail us with questions or for more info.


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