Jesse Gahring


Jesse Gahring

Jimmy Capalbo

Scott Holwick




When we announced the “Tier 4” GEVO project in 2017, we offered a limited run of ScaleTrains-branded models with our original logo to Select Retailers and even sold a limited number on our website. Since we recently changed our look with a new logo and website, we wanted to kickoff 2022 with another ScaleTrains themed model: a custom decorated ES44.

We thought it would be fun to involve our customers in the design process. That’s why we’re announcing the Custom ES44 Paint Scheme Contest.

That’s right, YOU can design the next ScaleTrains ES44 locomotive paint scheme. Simply go to our website, download our blank ES44 artwork (or print it off to hand draw), create a paint scheme design using our new logo, and submit it to us by January 10th, 2022 to be entered into our sweepstakes. You may email your entries to or send them via the US Postal Service to our physical address (7598 US-411, Benton, TN 37307).

We will select our three (3) favorite designs by January 11th. From January 14th to the 16th, you will be able to vote on which design is your favorite. The winning design will be announced at the Railroad Hobby Show in West Springfield, Massachusetts on January 29th. The winner of the sweepstakes will receive one (1) free Rivet Counter HO Scale ES44 GEVO with their design when the production run arrives in late 2022.


Contest Timeline:

  • Contest Period December 8, 2021 – January 10, 2022
  • Selection Date: January 12, 2022
  • Voting Period: January 13  – 16, 2022
  • Winner will be announced at the Amherst Railway Society’s Railroad Hobby Show in Springfield, MA at 10:00am EST on January 29, 2022.



Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who participate in the ScaleTrains ES44 Design Contest and who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. The Campaign is only open to legal residents of the United States of America and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of, Inc., its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agrees to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of, Inc. as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.

Campaign Period:

  • Contest Period December 8, 2021 – January 10, 2022
  • Selection Date: January 12, 2022
  • Voting Period: January 13  – 16, 2022
  • Winner will be announced at the Amherst Railway Society’s Railroad Hobby Show in Springfield, MA at 10:00am EST on January 29, 2022.

Campaign may end without notice. Limit one drawing entry per household.

How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by downloading the blank HO Scale ES44 locomotive artwork from, with entrants creating their own paint scheme design by either hand drawing or using a computer program and submitting the design as a .PDF file by emailing The entrant must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. You may also enter the ScaleTrains ES44 Design Contest by submitting physical artwork to the address in Section 14 and include name, address, phone number and email address. Those who enter by mail will be entered in the contest the week we receive the eligible entry. Entries that are incomplete, illegible, and/or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of, Inc. You may enter only once. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of, Inc. Entries must be postmarked by 01/10/22., Inc is not responsible for misdirected or lost mail.

Prizes: One (1) ScaleTrains Rivet Counter HO Scale ES44 Locomotive with the Winner’s custom design. The Winner of the Contest (the “Winner”) will receive a One (1) ScaleTrains Rivet Counter HO Scale ES44 Locomotive with the minimum retail value of $355.99. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at, Inc. discretion. The prize is non transferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for, Inc. to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Winner Selection and Notification:, Inc. will select three (3) entrant designs. Winner will be selected by popular vote at: Winner will be notified by email within seven (7) business days of the announcement on January 29, 2022.  Following selection of Winner,, Inc. shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within seven (7) days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT SCALETRAINS.COM, INC‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that, Inc., anyone acting on behalf of, Inc., and, Inc’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. By entering this Contest, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of, Inc. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless, Inc. from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which, Inc. may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

Terms & Conditions:, Inc. reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond, Inc’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case,, Inc. may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by, Inc., Inc. reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions., Inc. has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made,, Inc. reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law., Inc. also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify the winner’s locomotive artwork.

Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless, Inc. and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

Disputes: THIS CAMPAIGN IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participants agree that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Tennessee having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the, Inc’s website. To read the Privacy Policy, click here

Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:, Inc. 7598 Highway 411, Benton, TN 37307 USA. Requests must be received no later than June 30, 2022 at 5:00pm EST.

Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Campaign is, Inc. 7598 US-411, Benton, TN 37307 USA.