Guildex Part Two – My Loco Section Model Entry

Around 4 weeks or so ago I decided to enter my tram engine into the modelling competition in the Loco section.   Having done so, a week before the show I decided to weather it.

Weathered Connoisseur Models Tram Engine

Weathered Connoisseur Models Tram Engine

Weathered Connoisseur Models Tram Engine

Weathered Connoisseur Models Tram Engine

Weathered Connoisseur Models Tram Engine

Although it didn’t do anything in the competition I am really pleased with how it came out and I don’t regret the decision to weather it.

Guildex 2018 The O Gauge Premier Show

Last weekend I was demonstrating my Silhouette Cutter at Guildex for a couple of days. I also, as has been my habit for the last few years, entered a few items in the Modelling Competition. I had three entries in the rolling stock section and to my surprise and delight two of them took 2nd and 3rd places – First was quite rightly won by a full breakdown train.

Moving Coal entry in the Guildex 2018 Rolling Stock section of the Modelling Competition;

Rather foolishly on the day I clipped the opening end door shut on the NBR wagon so it’s best feature was lost on the judges. As it turned out if it had done something it would have only displaced one of the other entries so nothing lost.

Parkside NBR Jubilee Open Wagon.

Parkside NBR Jubilee Open Wagon.

Parkside NBR Jubilee Open Wagon.

Parkside NBR Jubilee Open Wagon.

Guildex 2018 Highly Commended in the Rolling Stock section of the Modelling Competition

The Highly Commended entry is now in the small adds because being in BR livery it doesn’t really fit with my grouping era models.

Guildex Modelling Competition 2017 Runners Up

Now for those that collected the runner up trophies.
First is the Dragon Models Lancashire and Yorkshire 30 ton Bogie van

Dragon Models Lancashire and Yorkshire 30 ton Bogie Van

Dragon Models Lancashire and Yorkshire 30 ton Bogie Van

Dragon Models Lancashire and Yorkshire 30 ton Bogie Van

Dragon Models Lancashire and Yorkshire 30 ton Bogie Van

These are followed by my diorama back drop which was made to finish off an earlier diorama which had nothing behind it.

3 Arches Diorama – 7mm scale

3 Arches Diorama – 7mm scale

3 Arches Diorama – 7mm scale

3 Arches Diorama – 7mm scale

3 Arches Diorama – 7mm scale

3 Arches Diorama – 7mm scale

1919 Yorkshire Post

3 Arches Diorama – 7mm scale

3 Arches Diorama – 7mm scale

1919 Yorkshire Post

3 Arches Diorama – 7mm scale

Finally a couple with their respective trophies

Runner Up Rolling Stock Section

Runner Up Scenery Section

Guildex 2017 Modelling competition entries

For the last few years I have entered some of my models in the annual modelling competition at Guildex and this year I did the same.
Starting off with the items that didn’t get placed.
Scratch built Dowlow Lime Wagon – this was built before I got the Silhouette cutter but I weathered it a couple of weeks ago.

Scratch Built Dowlow Lime Wagon

Scratch Built Dowlow Lime Wagon

Next I entered my trio of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Tar Distillers wagons. The two red ones being from Slaters kits and the black one built from parts cut on the Silhouette cutter. Again finally weathered in the last couple of weeks

Yorkshire and Linconshire Tar Distillers Tank Wagons

Yorkshire and Linconshire Tar Distillers Tank Wagons

Yorkshire and Linconshire Tar Distillers Tank Wagons

Yorkshire and Linconshire Tar Distillers Tank Wagons

Yorkshire and Linconshire Tar Distillers Tank Wagons

Yorkshire and Linconshire Tar Distillers Tank Wagons

Gauge O Guild Modelling Competition – Runner Up and Commended Awards

I was really thrilled that I was awarded Runner up and Commended for some of my entries into the Rolling Stock category of the modelling competition at Guildex on Saturday. It was especially satisfying that my efforts were placed from such high quality entries in the Guilds 60th Anniversary year.

It’s also a first for me, not being interested in sport or other competitive pursuits, the only thing that I have ever won before this, was a tin of biscuits in a raffle:))

The commended award was for my Condemned ex NBR Jubilee van.

It’s also a first for me, not being interested in sport or other competitive pursuits, the only thing that I have ever won before this, was a tin of biscuits in a raffle:))

The commended award was for my Condemned ex NBR Jubilee van.

LNER Condemned Van GOG Modelling Competition 2016 Comended (1/3rd place)

LNER Condemned Van GOG Modelling Competition 2016 Comended (1/3rd place)

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Besides the Condemned Van, I also submitted an LNER (ex NBR) goods train broken up into five seperate entries (comprising: models built from Connoisseur kit’s, models built from Parkside Dundas kits, models built from Dragon Models kit’s and scratch built models).

The runner up award was for the scratch built section of the train. Most of which are pictured below (there is one of the beaded jubilee vans missing because I couldn’t fit it onto my diorama).

LNER ex NBR Scratch built goods wagons GOG Modelling Competition 2016 Runner Up (2nd place)

LNER ex NBR Scratch built goods wagons GOG Modelling Competition 2016 Runner Up (2nd place)

Apparently, it was this particular model from the selection that carried the day, this was built the old fashioned way before I got the Silhouette cutter.

LNER ex NBR Scratch built goods wagons GOG Modelling Competition 2016 Runner Up (2nd place)

LNER ex NBR Scratch built goods wagons GOG Modelling Competition 2016 Runner Up (2nd place)

I was also advised that this one made the initial short list too but ultimately didn’t go any further.

NBR 4 plank Wagon with Barrel load

NBR 4 plank Wagon with Barrel load

NBR 4 plank Wagon with Barrel load

NBR 4 plank Wagon with Barrel load