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 was run online, with online voting from members. Awards were 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 were voted upon by members, with the results listed below. Each link is a PDF showing pictures of each entry. The PDF files are quite large, with some over 10Mb, so may take a while to download on slower connections.
- Steam powered Locomotives and Railcars.
Winner Ian Smith for GWR Dean Goods (S14)
2nd Nigel Hunt LMS Fowler 2-6-4T (S20)
3rd Nigel Hunt L&Y 0-8-0 (S17)
- Diesel and Electric powered Locomotives,
Railcars and Multiple Units
Winner David Smith for Metrovick Co-Bo (D02)
2nd Julia Adams Narrow Gauge shunter (D53)
(only two entries)
- Coaches and non-passenger coaching stock.
Winner Bob Jones for Gresley restaurant triplet set (C25)
2nd Ian Morgan Isle of Wight ex-LBSCR coaches (C27)
3rd Alan Barnes GWR Toplight coaches (C22)
Winner Justin Colson for East Anglian Wagons c1910-1923 (W26)
2nd= Jerry Clifford 28 Somerset coalfield PO wagons (W28)
2nd= John Brenchley GWR Mink D Van (W45)
4th Alisdair Campbell Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway Civil Engineer's train (W50)
- Buildings, signals and anything else not in the above
Winner Steve Martin for Harry Gall's cottage and shop (M54)
2nd John Brenchley Tavistock GWR Station building and train shed (M40)
3rd John Brenchley Dolvin Road Cottages, Tavistock (M39)
In addition, the following awards were made by the Committee.
The Chairman's Trophy. Awarded by the Chairman for their choice of best entry in the model competition. Joint award to two entries in the model competition: Julia Adams for the 4mm gauge diesel shunter (entry D53 above) and John Brenchley for Tavistock Station (entry M40 above)
The Geoff Jones Layout Trophy. For the best layout exhibitied during the previous year. Awarded to Ian Morgan for "Freshwater".
The Mike Bryant Cup. For services to the Association. Awarded to Steve Dunkeyson for long service as Shop 3 Shopkeeper.
The Geoff Balfour Award. For articles/writing relevant to 2mm model making. Awarded to Jerry Clifford for multiple editorials in MRJ promoting 2mm modelling.