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.
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:
||Open the Doors, begin model contest check-in, begin display model setup
||Clinic #1, Harvey Schroeder, building evergreen trees; something we all need!
||Clinic #2, Alfred Mullett, subject TBD
||Clinic #3, “TBD
||Clinic #4 “TBD
||Clinic #4, Modeling clinic, TBA
||Optional Clinic #5 - Specific time and subject TBD
||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!
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.
Click here to watch the YouTube Video
Look for more award photos from the 2014 show coming soon!
MODEL CONTEST NEWS!
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
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.
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.
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.