Croydon MRS Modelling Competition

Had the honour of judging Croydon Model Railway Society’s modelling competition last night along with Greg Marshall, Chairman of Beckenham & West Wickham Club.

Some nice models and congratulations to all who took part.

Thank to Croydon MRS members for making us welcome.

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Yesterday I spent a very enjoyable day at the Stratton Leisure Centre in Swindon meeting my fellow 3mm modellers.

Being secretary this is my task for the year in organising the event. I’m pleased to say that everybody who should of turned up did and we had quite a few entries for the modelling competition.

95 members in total attended the event and with the sports hall to play with there was plenty of room.

In addition 4 layouts plus one in progress were brought along, so we will focus on these first

Nick Salzman brought along Lananta his new layout and I must say it is most impressive

Croydon MRS came along with Hemlock – looking good and operated by my good friends Mr P and Mike Davey.

Nigel Cullimore brought his BR blue period layout North Ealing which I marvel out how some much is crammed into such a compact space.

Next we have Richard Popes Chipping Compton, very Titfield Thunderbolt!

Mike Corps Heybridge Wharf – no words needed

As you have seen 3mm layouts can match anything in the major scales – long may it continue!

Now the competition- a lot of entries this year – all winners in my opinion đź‘Ť


And we have coaches

Plus wagons

Maybe the odd building or too

Oh and I guess those modern image things (well 1950’s/60s)

All winners as I said – especially Paul Hopkins who came away with a glut of certificates.

Part of 3mm history Clive Thompson former proprietor of 3SMR handed out the trophies and certificates (that’s him on the right) – thanks Clive.

As I said the sports hall is big (there are 95 people there guv honest)

Finally I would like to dedicate this post to Mr Geoff Gay for his kind words about my blog and for winning in the competition

Well done Geoff


Croydon MRS competition 

Followers of my blog  may recall that last year I had the honour of judging the competition for Croydon Model Railway Society. Again I was invited to judge the competition and the fine models submitted by members.

There were some worthy winners but in saying that all the entries submitted are winners and I awarded a few highly commended too. 

Thank you to Croydon MRS and the members for inviting me to judge.





Croydon Model Railway Society – modelling competition

On Wednesday night I had the privilege of being asked to judge the Croydon MRS modelling competition.

A very high standard of entries again this year and I was asked to judge alongside Terry Kempton from Orpington Model Railway club.

A lot of work had gone in to the entries
And congratulations to all that entered.

Here are the pictures












My thanks to Croydon MRS for a most enjoyable evening.