Modelling Competition 2019

The competition was judged by  Greg Marshall from the Beckenham and West Wickham Model Railway Club and Steve Driscoll from the 3mm Society.

Entries were made by Croydon Model Railway Club members in to five categories. The results for each category are as follows

The Tom Holloway Cup

For any scratch-built/hand-built locomotive or rolling stock.


Raymond Butler for a rake of Greek metre-gauge wagons (1:100).

The Chairman’s Mug

For any kit-built locomotive or rolling stock.

Winner: David Cousins for narrow-gauge locomotive “John”, built from a Peco white metal kit (009).

Highly commended: Paul Osman for a streamlined Coronation class locomotive built from a DJH kit (Gauge 0).

The CMRS Award (The Society Shield)

For any super-detailed or modified proprietary locomotive or rolling stock.

Winner: Raymond Butler for a freelance metre-gauge 0-6-0T locomotive built by modifying a Minitrix N-gauge locomotive (1:100).

Highly commended: Paul Osman for a Hornby Class 9F locomotive modified into a Crosti-boilered version with added details and weathering (00).

The Officers’ Trophy

For any item of railway modelling excluding locomotives or rolling stock.

Winner: Paul Osman for a showman’s engine and living van built from South Eastern Finecast kits (Gauge 1).

Highly commended: Martine Lewis for a Fire Brigade diorama (00).

The John Sayers Memorial Shield

Awarded at the judges’ discretion for the best model in any category by a member who has not won an award before.

Awarded to: Colin Benjamin for waiting rooms and ticket office built from a Metcalfe kit with added details and lighting (00).

A great set of entries – well done to everybody.