For those who haven't yet heard, or as a reminder for those who already know, the Epping Model Railway Club Inc (EMRCI) is holding its 2016 Model Display & Open Modelling Competition during its annual exhibition. The exhibition is held at the Brickpit Stadium, Dartford Road, Thornleigh - over the Queens Birthday Long Weekend, June 11-13. Models are invited for display over the three days of the exhibition, with the option of entering model/s for judging in the Open Modelling Competition.
This year, the modelling competition will include four categories:
• Kit Built (loco's, rolling stock or structures)
• Kit-bashed (loco's, rolling stock or structures)
• Scratch built (loco's, rolling stock or structures),
and for the first time, to encourage modelling input into RTR (or any other ) loco or item of rolling stock…
There is no cost to enter either the display or competition option, though modellers will be limited to one entry in each category to control numbers. To minimise disruption on the opening morning of the exhibition, models will be accepted on set-up night from 5pm on Friday evening, 10 June - or by exception (and prior arrangement ONLY eg for interstate visitors) up to midday on Saturday morning during the exhibition. Models are available for collection from noon on the final day (Monday) of the exhibition.
To encourage participation in the Competition, entry of three or more models into the Competition will earn those modellers a free entry pass for the exhibition!
The Entry form, including your receipt, is posted on the club's Homepage, at [color=#0000ff][size=3][font=Calibri]http://www.eppingmodelrailway.org.au/index.html[/font][/size] . Opening the Entry form in Excel allows you to complete the form electronically so that you can print off a completed form, or just print a blank form using the PDF option and fill it in the old way? Just make sure that you complete one form for each model beforehand, and bring a copy when you drop it off each model. We're modellers that display models too, and having the Entry form available online eliminates the stress of forgetting to list half the details of what you've done, because you're filling-in forms on the spot & under pressure![/color]
The club is keen to encourage modellers to extend their skills by opting to have their model/s judged in the Open Modelling Competition. Subject to sufficient entries, the competition will recognise the first three places in each category with a cash prize, with the possibility of including HO modelling products supplied by the trade stands in attendance - which is currently being negotiated.
Have a browse around the Club's website when you get your Entry form, or Like "Epping Model Railway Club" on Facebook to keep up with things in the lead-up to the exhibition. If you're interested in joining the club, or want to come along to our Friday night meetings or events for a look, just sing-out to a club member at the exhibition - we'll be the ones in the Bright (!) Yellow shirts!
There's now less than 2 weeks until the exhibition, so complete that project you've been working on, or dust off something that you're proud of, and enter it in the exhibition? Either way, just come along and enter something!