Kato T-Trak Contest - Hosted at Trainfest 2019

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Kato 2019 T-Trak Contest

Hosted at Trainfest 2019 in Milwaukee, WI
November 9 - 10
Wisconsin State Fair Park
8200 W. Greenfield Avenue West
Allis, WI 53214



Show off your T-TRAK module and you could win big!

This year, Kato USA will be hosting its first ever North American T-TRAK module contest! We're looking for people from all over the globe to show us - and the rest of the model railroading community - their hard work and inspiration in building T-TRAK modules!

What is T-TRAK?

T-TRAK is a modular model railroad system based on standards using Kato UNITRACK as its core for measuring module size, track placement, and electrical connections. This standardardization allows for a wide range of flexibility in design yet still maintains interoperability with all modules built per those same standards - meaning that T-TRAK modules can always be connected and run together no matter their age or origin!

When is the contest?

Kato USA will be hosting this contest this year at the 2019 Trainfest midwest train show in Milwaukee, WI. Entrants will have their modules combined to create one big modular layout that will be on display to all attendees, so that the general public can see and appreciate the hard work of everyone who participates! In addition, Trainfest attendees will have an opportunity to vote on their pick of "People's Choice" module, one of the two prizes that will be given out to participants of this contest!

How to Enter:

Applications can be submitted via mail or e-mail, and must be submitted before Monday, October 21st 2019. There is limited space available for applicants so if you're interested in participating, we suggest you send your application in early! Multiple modules may be submitted but again due to the limited space, entrants who submit multiple modules may be asked to pick one or two of their favorites to actually bring to the show. See the full application and contest details below.

Entry Guidelines:

Download the contest application here: Download Link

All submitted modules must be a single width straight track module built to the specifications below and must use Kato UNITRACK. They must be brought to Trainfest for judging and inclusion in the T-Trak modular display to be eligible to win. Applications must be submitted in advance for all entered modules (we can't accept last minute entrants, sorry!). In addition, entrants will get free admission to Trainfest so that they can participate in the show*!


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This contest is open to contestants of all ages, races, and nationalities - children under the age of 18 may enter with signed parental consent. No purchase necessary. Final judging for all modules will be impartial and the presence, or use, of Kato products will not affect your chance of winning. All entries must be submitted prior to the entry deadline to be considered valid. Entered modules must adhere to the provided N Scale T-TRAK guidelines to be considered valid for entry. Individuals may submit multiple entries, but Kato USA, Inc. reserves the right to limit contest entries due to the maximum number of modules that can be entered. Maximum number of entries for this contest is 100 modules. Kato USA, Inc. reserves the right to end the application process for the contest early if this number is reached prior to the entry deadline. Each individual is eligible to win one prize only, either “People’s Choice” or “Best of Show” awards. Entries must be present at Trainfest to be eligible to win on Saturday, November 9th 2019. Modules must be retrieved and removed immediately after the end of the show on Sunday, November 10th, 2019. It is considered the responsibility of the entrant to remove all property from the facility. Kato USA, Inc. accepts no responsibility for damages or loss to any modules or materials submitted for the contest.

1 free admission granted per entrant. Entrants under the age of 18 will be given free admission for themselves and 1 parent or guardian only.

Kato USA, Inc. 100 Remington Road Schaumburg, IL 60173