I'd like to pose, what I would consider an 'ethics' questions to members here: If this thread belongs in another area, then please move it: My question: In large modular model railroad set ups, at various regional shows, there will exist modules, now owned by an individual, but built by another. The current owner will, if pressed, allow that the module was/is built by another, but has no compunction accepting the awards/prizes/acollades for said module, and will continue to accept the awards/prizes, as the module wins contests at other events. Is this 'ethical'? Does anyone else have an issue with this? ...and.. should a module, that has already won awards, remain in contention for further awards, at the same event the following years? The example, that has inspired me to pen this post, has another wrinkle: not only is the module NOT built by the current owner, but, when the animation on said module 'breaks' (as it often does) the repairs are not made by the current owner, but by the original builder! So, again, my question is, does everyone here think that this is 'unethical', or is everyone ok with this practice? to my mind it seems as if one is 'buying' an award.