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Every year we hold a modelling competition open to all members. This year's competition was held on Friday 6 July 2018.
The results of this year's competition were:
Locomotives, kit-built, best overall and perpetual trophy winner - Geoff Brown, Century Models NSWGR 30 Class loco and Tender 3090, 0 scale
Locomotives, scratchbuilt - Peter Betts, Freelance scratch built Rail Bus on proprietary chassis, 0 scale
Rolling stock, improved proprietary, best overall and perpetual trophy winner - David Taylor, Two Excursion Carriages, 009 scale
Rolling Stock, kit-built
Bluett, ACM Composite Coach, H0 scale
Rolling Stock, kit-bashed - Murray Simpson, NSW Steam Crane 1081 with KF Boom Support Wagon, HO scale
Structures, improved proprietary, best overall and perpetual Deric Netting Trophy winner - Bruce Walker, Coal Stage for Valley Heights (Model Train Buildings), H0 Scale
Structures, scratchbuilt - Bruce Walker, Station Pedestrian Stairs, H0 scale
Structures, kit-built - Geoff Brown, Peter Boormanís NSWGR 5 Ton Crane, H0 scale
Miscellaneous, kit-bashed, best overall and perpetual trophy winner - Murray Simpson, AEC Lorry with Water Tank, H0 scale
Miscellaneous, scratchbuilt - Andrew King, Electrical Design and wiring of "Blue Mountains" including documentation
Dioramas, scratch built, best overall and perpetual trophy winner - Richard Jarvis, Blue Mountains Rock Cutting section, H0 scale
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The winners of the Alex Mathieson Trophy for the best overall senior modeller and the President's Encouragement Award will be announced at the Annual Dinner on 8 September 2018.
year we had a total of 24 entries from 9 modellers, which is better than last
year, with 9 members present to vote on the models.
We know a few of our other regular entrants and attendees were otherwise
engaged with family duties due to the school holidays.
Next year we must try to schedule the competition out of the school
holiday period. It was
disappointing not to have any entries from our Juniors but perhaps this was also
due to school holidays.
year the majority of entries were in the Rolling Stock category with 7 entries,
nearly all in HO scale, though David Taylorís Two Excursion coaches were in
009 scale. This was closely
followed by Structures category with 6 entries and Miscellaneous category with 5
of the entries were on Blue Mountains layout, or associated with the building of
Blue Mountains thus far, including three sections of the layout in the Diorama
category. We hope that the further
work needed to finish off the scenic aspects of the layout will generate a lot
more entries next year.
Congratulations to the winners and our thanks to Peter Cooke and Stephen Buck for being scrutineers for the voting. The Trophies will be presented at the Annual Dinner on 8 September 2018.
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