Model of the Year

Model of the Year
Model of the Year2018-01-14T15:56:32+00:00

One of the highlights of the show for me is the Model of the Year competition, which you can find in the Atrium. The aim of MOTY is to encourage members to develop and improve their modelling skills, by competing against their peers and displaying their work.

I hope you’ll enjoy looking at the models that will be brought along – some for the competition itself, and some in the non-competitive “loans” section to show what modelling activities have been going on over the last year. I’m always stunned at the models that are entered, whether it’s new and innovative techniques, or a prototype I’ve not seen modelled before, or just seeing a project come together after a lot of hard work – and grateful to all who take the time to enter.

Perhaps this year that will be you? As the show approaches, my question to members is: is there a model you should be bringing along this year? Please do consider whether you might enter in 2018. I would love to run out of display space! If you have a potential entry, whichever class it would fall into, please do bring it along and enter it. Or encourage a friend to enter! If there’s someone in your local group whose work deserves a wider audience: why not encourage them to enter their model this time round?

Following feedback on a perceived gap in the classes offered, the Board has decided to introduce a new category this year (the Falcon Trophy) for entries other than locomotives by those who receive remuneration for their modelling, to complement the existing Allcomers Locomotive Trophy. The rules relating to entrants who receive remuneration from modelling have also changed – see below.

Select the tabs below to review how to enter the Model of the Year competition, the different classes, and what the judges will be looking for – and download your entry forms.

Richard Huss – MOTY Organiser