Perth Supermeet, 21st April 2018
The Forth & Clyde Area Group and the Grampian Area Group are again joining forces to arrange a second Scottish Supermeet on Saturday 21st April 2018 in Perth, Scotland. The venue is the Moncrieffe Community Hall, Glenlyon Road, Perth, PL2 0AG. 10am to 4pm, Saturday 21st April. Admission £5, which tea, buns and biscuits, and the merry banter.
Details in the February Newsletter, non-members welcome. Layouts, demonstrations and general conversation around matters 2mm.
There will be 4 layouts on display at various stages of construction:
- Kirkallanmuir by Jim Watt
- Callaton by Mick Simpson
- Glen Ammen by John Galbraith
- Sauchenford by the Forth and Clyde Area Group
There will also be Tony Heywood's test track, which will be available for
2mm finescale models.
Tables will be available for those who may wish to bring some bits and pieces to display. We will also hold a couple of short demonstrations during the day.
- Laurie Adams on his etched Steven's point rodding system (examples will be available for viewing on Kirkallanmuir and Sauchenford.)
- Jim Watt on his computer based system for producing buildings using etching, laser cut wood and home made paper kit.
There will be a Bring and Buy stand, with 10% of the proceeds going to
The Dunallander Project Group will also have some of Neil Ballantyne's stock for sale to support the ongoing project of finishing off Neil's layout.
Moncreiffe Community Hall, is near the junction with Glenearn Road. There is very limited parking outside the Hall, which is unlikely to be available on the day for visitors. There is parking available at the Tesco superstore about 100 yards away, on the other side of the Edinburgh Road. Or limited on-street parking in the general area. For those on public transport, approximately 1 mile to Perth railway station, and the No 5 bus from King's Place, near the railway station, will take you to Glenlyon Road.
( NB - the Association Central Shop will NOT be present at this event. )
Skills Day, Chelford, Cheshire, 19th May 2018
Saturday 19th May 2018 at Chelford Village Hall, Chelford, Macclesfield, SK11 9AS
This event will focus on skill-building, with demonstrations, talks and workshops on a variety of subjects related to 2mm modelling, and is aimed in part at assisting those entering the Diamond Jubilee Layout Challenge. The Association Central Shop will be present, as will a selection of traders.
More details will follow later.
Railwells, Wells Somerset, 11th/12th August
11th & 12th August 2018 at Wells Town Hall, Wells, Somerset. More details to follow.
AGM 2018 Burnmour, Co. Durham, October 2018.
This event is planned to be held at St. Barnabas Church Hall, Bournmoor,
County Durham. Further details to follow in due course.
The 2017 AGM was held at the same venue as the Farnham and District Model
Railway Show, on October 14th.
The Annual Model Making Competition
Competition classes are listed below. All competition entries should be on display by 12 midday. In addition to the competition classes, a display table for models is provided; please bring items along for display. All entries must be accompanied by a completed entry form (it would be helpful if this could be completed in advance - a copy can be found here). This will assist the Stewards in logging the entries and assist the Judge and Members by describing the entry in detail and the methods of construction used.
Note - the Dreadnought Trophy will not be awarded in 2017.
Competition classes are:
- The Groves Trophy - For the best locomotive produced during the year, judged on appearance, its running and mechanical excellence.
- The Neil Ballantine Quaich - For the best converted or modified proprietary locomotive.
- The John Barker Trophy - For the best rolling stock model. A model may be entered once only. Passenger and Goods vehicles are eligible, but goods stock entries must comprise a minimum of six axles.
- The Malcolm Stone Award - For the best non-rolling stock model, preferably with a railway flavour. Kit conversions are not excluded. Models, which were entered in previous years, may be re-entered, providing they have not won an Association award in the past.
- The Willis Cup - For the most ingenious and useful development to aid 2mm scale modelling produced during the year.
- The Steve Sykes Award - For the best pre-grouping (ie. pre-1923)
model (any category: locomotive, rolling stock or scenic/building).
The following are not competition classes, but are decided at the AGM.
- The Members' Choice Cup - For the best model judged by a ballot of members attending the AGM.
- The Chairman's Trophy - Awarded by the Chairman for what is considered the best model never to have previously won an Association prize.
- The Mike Bryant Cup - This is awarded to the person considered by the Chairman to have given the most outstanding services to the Association during the past year.
- The Geoff Balfour Memorial Award - Given to the person who is considered to have best promoted 2mm scale modelling and the Association through writings in the British modelling press during the past year.
- The Geoff Jones Layout Trophy - For the best layout (or part)
exhibited at an Association event during the current year
The AGM 2016 was be held on Saturday 15th October 2016 at Keen House, 4 Calshot Street, Kings Cross, London N1 9DA.
The results of the 2016 Competitions and Awards were as follows (photographs of entries can be found in the galleries);
Groves Trophy - Nigel Ashton for GWR 'Duke' locomotive 3287 'Mercury'
The Neil Ballantine Quaich - Alan Whitehouse for Class 123 Diesel Multiple Unit
The Dreadnought Trophy - David Eveleigh for North London Railway carriages
The John Barker Trophy - Andy Carlson for 'Putting a Tiger in Your Tank' - 3 tank wagons
The Malcolm Stone Award - Andrew Gibson for Underbridge TJC3-155 at Swinton
The Willis Cup - Laurie Adams for Point Rodding system
The Members Choice Cup - Ian Smith for GWR 'Metro' tank locomotive
The Chairmans Trophy - Tom Knapp for Paget London Christian Mission Building
The Mike Bryant Cup - Steve Cooper for Shop 2 Shopkeeper
The Geoff Balfour Memorial Award - Ian Smith for MRJ article on Baulk Road Trackwork (MRJ 244)
The Geoff Jones Layout Trophy - Tony Simms for Brafferton
Held at the St.Barnabas Church Hall, Bournmoor, Houghton-le-Spring, Co Durham, on Saturday 3rd October 2015.
Annual Model Making Competition 2015
The results of the 2015 Competition were as follows. Photographs of entries are found in the galleries:
- Groves Trophy - Alan Pearson for NCB Austerity 0-6-0ST with Lambton cab
- Neil Ballentine Quaich - Nick Mitchell for 90632 A Central Division WD 2-8-0 in the early 50s
- The Dreadnought Trophy -John Aldrick for GWR dia K22 Full Brake
- The John Barker Trophy -Anthony Yeates for Highland Railway open wagons
- The Malcolm Stone Award -Alisdair Campbell for Caledonian Railway Northern Division Signal Box
- The Willis Cup -Not awarded (no entries)
- The Members Choice Cup -Alisdair Campbell for Highland Railway 4-4-0 Loch Maree
- The Chairmans Trophy - Alan Pearson for rake of ex-NER Hopper wagons
- The Mike Bryant Cup -Mick Simpson for many years service as Magazine Editor
- The Geoff Balfour Memorial - award John Greenwood for article in MRJ on the North Cornwall Railway
- Geoff Jones Layout Trophy - John Greenwood for Wadebridge