Let's ring in the New Year with another locomotive giveaway! This time its an Atlas GE B23-7. While the loco is 10+ years old, it still runs well. However, the new owner may want to give it a thorough cleaning, new brushes, etc.
You can win this loco by helping me rename this blog. My sister-in-law (Thanks Kate!!) mentioned to me over the holidays that I needed to give my blog a catchy, more descriptive name in order to drive more visits to the blog and, of course, generate more revenue through ad clicks (support of the blog advertisers is appreciated). While "UPRR Geneva Subdivision" means something to me and to some model railroad enthusiast, the casual blog surfer has no idea what the blog is about. So, I am looking for a catchy blog name that will generate interest and will communicate that the blog is about a high quality n scale model train layout.
The contest will have two parts. The first part will be submission of new blog names. Only blog names submitted by blog followers will be considered. So, to be in the contest, you will need to be registered as a follower of my blog and then submit your blog name through a comment to this post or any subsequent post. You are not limited in the number of blog names you can submit.
The second part will be voting for the new blog name. I will select my favorite five submitted blog names and then everyone will be able to vote for their favorite name. You will not have to be a follower to vote and you can vote multiple times, but no more than once per day.
Of course, the winner of the Atlas GE B23-7 will be whoever submitted the winning blog name. They will also win the satisfaction that they named the best N scale blog on the web, which we all know is worth much more than a locomotive :)
I'm not sure how long each part will last, but I am thinking a couple of weeks for each. I will post when each part will end a couple of days beforehand so any last minute submissions or votes can be made.
I will be posting a video of the overall layout to inform and inspire you. I hope this contest is a lot of fun for everyone and helps give the blog a great name. Please feel feel to let others on the web know about the contest, the more participants the better!
Here's the loco. The contest starts now!
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