G Scale Society Annual Modelling Competition 

The annual modelling competition will be open to all members of the society and any models in G scale will be eligible for entry.

  • Individual Senior and Junior members may submit one entry only in EACH of the classes applicable to their membership.

Members entering the competition must provide a general overview of the model entered that will clearly identify it as scratch built, kit built or a modified proprietary model for the information of the independent competition judges. Entrants may also provide written/photographic information about their entry. This must not contain any information that can reveal the entrants identity.

Entry Classes

Senior Members 

Class 1. Motive Power –  Anything on rails that will move under its own power;

Class 2. Rolling Stock – Anything on rails that rolls and can be drawn by a locomotive, up to five vehicles can be entered as one complete rake;

Class 3. Dioramas or Buildings – Must be no more than 750 mm square to keep entries within manageable proportions.

Each of the three Senior members classes will be divided into two categories, (a) scratch built or (b) kit built/modified proprietary. A certificate will be awarded to the winner and runner-up in each category. The category winners will compete for the trophy in their class. 

Junior Members,  

Entrants must be under 18 years of age on 19th May 2019, entrants may submit one item only per class; Motive Power, Rolling Stock, or Scenic Item.

In the Junior Members competition Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates will be awarded to the three models adjudged to be best in that order. In addition a trophy will be awarded to the Gold certificate winner for them to retain. 

Each Senior class winner will receive a trophy to mark their achievement and the modeller adjudged to have produced the overall winner will be awarded the Mike Longdon Cup to hold for one year together with a trophy for them to retain, to mark their achievement. 

The Alan Day Trophy will be awarded to the model that, in the judges’ opinion, makes the best use of a proprietary item as a base. This trophy will also be held for one year with a trophy for the winner to retain. 


Rules of entry on the day.

All entries must be submitted no later than 12 noon on the 19 May 2019

The judging, by independent judges, will commence after the entry closing time and entrants must not contact or interrupt the judges until after the results have been finalised. 

The results will be made public at One pm, (with the exception of the Mike Longdon and Alan Day trophies), in the form of notices placed adjacent to the winning models. 

The models must be left in-situ so that visitors to the show can see the results. Following the AGM the winners of the Alan Day and Mike Longdon trophies will be revealed and at the same time all the trophies and certificates will be presented.

The models may only be removed from display after the Annual Prize Draw winners have been drawn, (approximately 4pm).

So if you haven’t already started or selected your entry, now is the time! Come along to Nottingham and enjoy a really great day out, and maybe win a trophy or two! Good luck to everyone.

Paul Partridge