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NASG Perles Publication Award

Purpose

The award provides recognition for the efforts of a person or persons who best present the S-scale story to outsiders through an article published in a non-S publication, which promotes and publicizes S-scale. Staff writers paid by the publication in which the article appears are not eligible for any part of the award.

About Tony Perles

Tony was a published author and wrote a number of articles of various types for the S-scale press. For a while, Tony produced a line of S-scale dry transfers, and also did much of the artwork for the dry transfers produced by Clover House. He was an avid railfan and model railroader who was especially fond of S-scale in which he did his primary modeling.

Ed Loizeaux and Bill Roberts originated the Perles Publication Award in June 1987 using part of Tony Perles' estate as a foundation for the award. The Honorable Mention was proposed by Moe Berk and approved by the NASG Board of Trustees in 1998.

Award Specifics

Timing:

Presented once a year at the NASG Annual Convention, provided there are articles which qualify.

Recognition:

Cash award of $100, plus plaque/trophy. (For the 1989 Award only, an Omnicon Scale Models F7, donated by Omnicon Scale Models, was awarded in addition to the $100.)

Honorable Mention:

Up to a maximum of two Honorable Mentions may be presented once a year for articles, which qualify for promoting S-scale in a non-S scale publication, but the article(s) does not receive the Perles Publication Award. Recognition is to be a certificate. All restrictions of the Perles Publication Award also govern the Honorable Mention.

Determination:

By NASG Board of Trustees majority vote of articles nominated by Perles Publication Award Committee.

Restrictions:

For an article to qualify, it must appear in publication over a one year period, April 1 through March 31 of the following year. The publication must be on the newsstand or received by subscribers within this time period regardless of the publication cover date.

Funding:

Proceeds from the auction of Tony Perles' S-scale items and any donations to this award were put into the NASG General Fund. Any interest from the proceeds of the auction and any donations will finance the award. If the interest does not completely cover the cost of the award, NASG General Fund monies will be used for the remainder necessary to complete the value of the award.

Yearly Awards

1988

Winner:

Bob Leners

Model Railroading, July 1987 - "Layout Tour: Bob Leners' S Scale 3-Foot Narrow Gauge Rio Grande Southern" (cover and 5 pages).

1989

Winner:

Roy Hoffman

Classic Toy Trains, Fall 1988 - "The S Gauge Penn Western" (mentioned on cover and 4 pages).

1990

Winner:

Bob Werre

Model Railroader, July 1989 - "Cheyenne Mountain Railroad" (cover and 5 pages).

1991

Winner:

Vic Roseman

Railroad Model Craftsman, October 1990 - "The Central Jersey S Scalers' Modular Layout" (cover and 5 pages).

1992

Winner:

Mike Palmiter

Great Model Railroads 1992 - "Modeling New York City in S Scale" (6 pages).

1993

Winner:

Bob Nicholson

Model Railroader, January 1993 - "The Iowa Central" (3 pages).

1994

Winner:

Brooks Stover

Model Railroader, December 1993 - "The S Scale Buffalo Creek & Gauley Railroad" (mentioned in the August 1995 issue of MR on page 141).

1995

Winner:

Mike Martin

Railroad Model Craftsman, January 1995 - "The Great Smokey Mountain Rwy: A Railroader's Railroad" (4 pages).

1996

Winner:

Gil Bennett

Model Railroading, January 1996 - "Mecur & Topaz Railroad" (cover and 6 pages).

1997

Winner:

Craig O'Connell

Model Railroading - World Wide Web S Scale Pages (8 pages).

1998

Winner:

Roger Nulton

Great Model Railroads 1998 - "The Monon Route" (8 pages).

1999

Winner:

Dave Jasper

Model Railroader, January 1999 - "The Central New England Rwy" (6 pages).

Honorable Mention:

Edward Loizeaux

Railroad Model Craftsman, June 1998 - "Visiting the S Scale National Convention" (3 pages).

2000

Winner:

Frank Titman (d)

Great Model Railroads 2000 - "Spiral Hill Railroad" (7 pages)

2001

Winner:

Keith Thompson

Model Railroader, February 2001 - "S Scale Empire with a Narrow Gauge Past" (4 pages)

Honorable Mention:

Roy Hoffman

Model Railroad News, October 2000, December 2000, February 2001 - "S Curves" column" (5 pages).

2002

Winner:

Dick Roberts

Railroad Model Craftsman, October 2001 - "Joel Shank's Sn3 Rio Grande Southern" (cover and 7 pages)

Honorable Mention:

Mark A Edwards

Classic Toy Trains, December 2001 - "11 Pieces of Christmas" (5 pages).

2003

Winner:

Kenneth Ehlers

Model Railroader, October 2002 - "Rocky Mountain Narrow Gauge Empire" (8 pages)

2004

Winner:

Roger Carp

Classic Toy Trains, November 2003 - "S Gauge His Own Way" (4 pages)

Honorable Mention:

Paul Scoles (d)

Narrow Gauge & Shortline Gazette, January/February 2004 - "Klamath Local" (cover and 6 pages).

2005

Winner:

Jesse Bennett (d)

Model Railroader, July 2004 - "Great Northern Pacific"

Honorable Mention:

Paul Scoles (d)

Narrow Gauge & Shortline Gazette, January/February 2004 - "Klamath Local" (cover and 6 pages).

Honorable Mention:

Edward Loizeaux

Great Model Railroads, 2005 - "The Other Side of the Catskills".

2006

Winner:

Craig Raymond

Finescale Railroader 2006 Narrow Gauge Annual - "RGS in Sn3" (12 pages)

Honorable Mention:

Dick Karnes

Railroad Model Craftsman, April 2006 - "Kitbashing an NYC Class DEf 2-D-2 Locomotive" (2 pages).

2007

Winner:

Brooks Stover

Railroad Model Craftsman, December 2006 - "The Buffalo Creek & Gauley R.R." (9 pages)

Honorable Mention:

Vic Roseman

Classic Toy Trains, January 2006 & February 2006 - "Build a Lightweight S Gauge Layout"" (2 parts - 10 pages).

2008

Winner:

Art Fahey

Railroad Model Craftsman, September 2007 - "The Making of Wharf Street" (5 pages)

2009

Winner:

Jim Martin

Railroad Model Craftsman, May 2008 - "The S Scale Workshop" (7 pages)

2010

Winner:

Paul Scoles (d)

Great Model Railroads 2010 - "Diamond Stacks To The Sierra Nevadas" (8 pages)

2011

Winner:

Brooks Stover

Great Model Railroads 2011 - "Steam's Last Days on a West Virginia Shortline"

Honorable Mention:

Roger Nulton

NMRA Magazine, March 2011 - "Master Model Railroader Earned".

Honorable Mention:

Keith Thompson

The Keystone Modeler, Autumn 2010 - "PRR's P5A Electric Motor in S-Scale" (2 pages).

2012

Winner:

Brooks Stover

NMRA Magazine - "One Prototype, Two Modelers, Two Scales"

2013

Winner:

Gaylord Gill

NMRA Magazine, November 2012 - "Creating an Award Winning S Scale Display Layout"

Honorable Mention:

Dick Karnes

Railroad Model Craftsman, November 2012 - "Operations on the NYW&B".

Honorable Mention:

Pete Smith

Railroad Model Craftsman, November 2012 - "The Loon Lake Railway & Navigation Company".

2014

Winner:

Brooks Stover

NMRA Magazine, April 2014 - "Modeling B&O's EL-3 in S Scale"

2015

Winner:

Paul Dolkos

Great Model Railroads 2015 - "Right-sizing Mountains and Industry"

Honorable Mention:

Bob Stelmach

NMRA Magazine, April 2014 - "Using On30 as a Basis for S Scale Modeling".

Honorable Mention:

Nigel Bowyer

Continental Modeller, August 2014 - "Forest City & Southern".

2016

Winner:

Dick Karnes

Great Model Railroads 2016 - "Building a "What If" Railroad Under Catenary"

Honorable Mention:

Brooks Stover & Gaylord Gill

NMRA Magazine, April 2016 - "S Scale Modeling in Southeastern Michigan".

Honorable Mention:

Bob Werre & Steve Doyle

Great Model Railroads, 2016 - "The Burlington Route along Route 66".

2017

Winner:

Dan Munson

Railroad Model Craftsman, March 2017 (a photo of Dan holding his award can be seen on page 8 of the October 2017 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman magazine) - "Kaw Valley Line"

2018

Winner:

Dave Rickaby

Model Railroader, December 2017 - "The Best of the Badger State"

2019

Winner:

Brooks Stover

2019 Model Railroad Planning - "Same Railroad in a Smaller Space"

2020

Winner:

Trevor Marshall

Railroad Model Craftsman, October 2019 - "Canadian National Brass RS-18 Rebuild"

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