The prestigious Model Engineer Competition is held with the highest regard and the awards, which are presented on the last day of the MEX, are treasured.
Now is your chance to enter the Model Engineer Competition at this year’s Model Engineer Exhibition.
Full information about the competition is contained in the Competitors’ Information booklet that is sent to every entrant as part of the information package. If you have an item and are unsure as to the Class into which it should be entered, leave that section blank and we will take care of it. The Judges have the right to move any competition exhibit into another class if they feel that by doing so its chances of gaining higher marks or a more appropriate award are improved.
Entering a Loan Model
If the item is offered as a Loan exhibit please indicate this on the form in the box identifying the Class. Loan models are not judged but are a very valued part of the exhibition. Part built models are particularly welcome in the Loan Section; visitors like to see work in progress and entry does not preclude the item being entered into competition when completed.
Where a club is exhibiting, each model should be entered on a separate entry form and clearly identified as a club exhibit by entering Loan/Club in the class section box. This ensures that we have a full record of all models on display during the show and facilitates matters of administration.
If you do not wish to deface your copy of the magazine we are happy to receive photocopies of the entry form, one for each model. We will be pleased to send out extra forms if required, so if you know of a modeller who is not a reader of one of our magazines but who you think may wish to participate, please advise them to contact Email: email@example.com or simply photocopy the entry form for them.
Your work could well be the stimulus which inspires someone else to start in the hobby; every modelling discipline needs more and more participants and it is by displaying not only the crème-de-la-crème, but also examples of work of a more achieveable standard, that encourages people (that people are encouraged) to join the wonderful world of modelling.
There can be no doubt that this event is our showcase on the world of modelling in all its aspects. We look forward to seeing a sample of your work at the show!
|A1||Hot air engines.|
|A2||General engineering models (including stationary and marine engines).|
|A3||Internal combustion engines.|
|A4||Mechanical propelled road vehicles (including tractors).|
|A5||Tools and workshop appliances.|
|A6||Horological, scientific and optical apparatus.|
|A7||General engineering exhibits – not covered by the above.|
|B1||Working steam locomotives 1” scale and over.|
|B2||Working steam locomotives under 1” scale.|
|B3||Locomotives of any scale, experimental, freelance or based on any published design and not necessarily replicas of full size prototypes, intended for track duties.|
|B4||Scratchbuilt model locomotives of any scale, not covered by classes B1, B2, B3, including working models of non-steam, electrically or clockwork powered steam prototypes.|
|B5||Scratchbuilt model locomotives gauge 1 (10mm scale) and under.|
|B6||Kitbuilt model locomotives gauge 1 (10mm scale)and under.|
|B7||Scratchbuilt rolling stock, gauge 1 (10mm scale) and under.|
|B8||Kitbuilt rolling stock, gauge 1 (10mm scale) and under.|
|B9||Passenger or goods rolling stock, above 1” scale.|
|B10||Passenger or goods rolling stock, under 1” scale.|
|B11||Railway buildings and lineside accessories to any recognised model railway scale.|
|BK1||Working steam locomotives built from a kit.|
|BK2||Working locomotives other than steam powered.|
|Working locomotives other than steam powered.
Any model locomotive in Class BK1 or BK2 , built from a commercial kit, entered into these classes will not be judged in the medal classes but can receive commended certificates and an award from a trade supplier.
|C1||Working scale models of powered vessels (from any period). Scale 1:1 to 1:48.|
|C2||Working scale models of powered vessels (from any period). Scale 1:49 to 1:384.|
|C3||Non-working scale models (from any period). Scale 1:1 to 1:48.|
|C4||Non-working scale models (from any period). Scale 1:49 to 1:384.|
|C5||Sailing ships and oared vessels of any period – working.|
|C6||Sailing ships and oared vessels of any period – nonworking.|
|C7||Non-scale powered functional models including hydroplanes.|
|C8||Miniatures. Length of hull not to exceed 15in for 1:32 scale, 12in for 1:25 scale, 10in for 1:16 scale; 9in for 1:8 scale. No limit for smaller scales.|
|C9||For any model boat built from a commercial kit. Before acceptance in this class the kit must have been readily available for at least 3 months prior to the opening date of the exhibition and at least 20 kits must have been sold either by mail order or through the retail trade.|
|D1||Scale radio control flying models.|
|D2||Scale flying control-line and free flight.|
|D3||Scale non-flying models, including kit and scratch-built.|
|D4||Scale flying radio controlled helicopters.|
|G1||Carriages & other sprung vehicles. (Omnibuses, trade vans etc.) Wagons, carts and farm implements. Caravans.|
|J1||For any type of model, mechanical or engineering work, by an under 14 year old.|
|J2||For any type of model, mechanical or engineering work, by an under 16 year old.|
|J3||For any type of model, mechanical or engineering work, by an under 18 year old.|
|All entries will be judged for standard of craftsmanship, regardless of the modelling discipline, i.e. a boat will not be competing against a military figure. Providing a model attains sufficient marks it will be awarded a gold, silver or bronze medal.|
|K1||Non-working cars, including small commercial vehicles (e.g. Ford Transit) all scales down to 1/42.|
|K2||Non-working trucks, articulated tractor and trailer units, plus other large commercial vehicles based on truck-type chassis, all scales down to 1/42.|
|K3||Non-working motor bikes, including push bikes, all scales down to 1/42.|
|K4||Non-working emergency vehicles, fire, police and ambulance, all scales down to 1/42.|
|K5||Non-working vehicles including small commercial vehicles (e.g. Ford Transit,) scale from 1/43 or smaller.|
|K6||Any available body shells including Concours, in any scale or material, to be judged on appearance only.|
|K7||Functional model cars/vehicles which must be able to move under their own power of any type. Can be either free-running, tethered, radio controlled or slot car, but must represent a reasonable full size replica.|
Rules and Particulars:
IMPORTANT NOTE: PLEASE MAKE COPIES, INCLUDING PHOTOGRAPHS, OF ALL INFORMATION RELATING TO YOUR MODEL, AS MYHOBBYSTORE LTD. WILL NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS.
Winner of the 2014 Duke of Edinburgh Challenge Trophy: 5 in gauge Patriot by Allan Crossfield.