AGM 2020 and Model Competitions

The AGM for 2020 will be held online, using Zoom, on Saturday 19th September at 11am UK time.

To help us compile the attendance register you will need to register by email. About two weeks before the AGM an email address for registration will be given here and sent to members for whom we have an email address. Then we will email the joining details of the Zoom meeting to those who have registered.

We will also publish a "try out your connection" link and time, so members who are less sure about Zoom can test things ahead of the meeting.

The AGM will have "formal business" where the reports to the AGM are considered, and elections to Committee and other Association posts. Questions to the Committee will be taken during this part of the meeting.

After the formal business, the model competition results will be announced, and then members will be able to chat about matters.

Update to the AGM documents emailed to members: the financial figures were an earlier draft, not the final version. This link contains the correct, final, version of the figures.


The Model Competition 2020

The Model Competition for 2020 will be run online, with online voting from members. The intention is to hold voting prior to the AGM, so awards can be announced at the online AGM. Entries for the 2020 categories are permitted to enter the regular competition classes when they are able to resume, hopefully in 2021.

The following five categories will be open for entries and votes from members:

In addition, a number of awards will be made by the Committee.

Details on how to vote will be emailed to members. We anticipate voting being open Midnight BST Sunday 6th to Midnight Wednesday 16th September.

We will compile all the entries so they can be downloaded and viewed by members, with a link from this webpage for the download, as well as sending an email advising members of how to view the entries and place their vote.

How to enter the model competitions

Entries should be made by email, to the address below. Each entry should include your name, membership number, the model category (from the five above). It should consist of a short description in text (no more than 150 words) and up to four photographs. The closing date for entries is 23:59 (midnight) BST, Sunday 29th August.

Photographs should ideally be against a simple plain background. For example, place locomotive or rolling stock on a section of plain track, and use a neutral plain background, rather than on a layout. For building, signals, etc, these may be installed on a layout and not possible to remove, in which case, try to minimise background clutter in the shot. Please be sensible about file sizes, 2Mb photos are higher resolution than we need. We don't know what the email address will reject as "too big" but a total email size for message and attachments of 10Mb might be considered an upper limit.

Competition entries should be emailed to: Entries must be received by 23:59 (midnight) BST, Sunday 29th August.