Virtual Modelling competition @ GOG Virtual Show

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by Nick Dunhill, 22 August 2020.

  1. Nick Dunhill

    Nick Dunhill Western Thunderer

    The Virtual Show on 31st October 2020 will include a Virtual Modelling Competition. Entries will be viewable in a Flickr Album via a link on the Virtual Show Technical Area. Winners will be chosen by public vote on an accompanying voting form.

    Categories are the same as for the Guildex competition:

    A - Locomotives

    B - Rolling Stock

    C - Scenery

    D - Modern Image

    Entry is easy:

    1. Send up to 4 pictures (jpegs only) of your model AS EMAIL ATTACHMENTS in a single email to

    2. Write a brief description of your model (150 words maximum) in Microsoft Word and attach it to the above email.

    To vote for your favourite in each category just click the link to the voting form and make your selection. The winner in each category will be announced at 4 pm at the Virtual Show. The winner in each category will receive a trophy by post.

    Entry is open now and will close on 24th October 2020. Models entered into this Virtual Competition will also be eligible for entry into the next Guildex. The competition is open to non-members of the Guild.
    Last edited: 22 August 2020
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  2. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Just to clarify the very last line Nick, this does mean as a non-member I could enter one of my 7mm buildings?
  3. Nick Dunhill

    Nick Dunhill Western Thunderer

    Yes it does. Delighted to have it.
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  4. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Is more than one entry permitted?
  5. Nick Dunhill

    Nick Dunhill Western Thunderer

    Of course.
  6. oldravendale

    oldravendale Western Thunderer

    I reckon you'll have a shed load of entries, Nick. That's a great thing, IMHO.

    The competition at Guildex is always interesting but when one has other concerns over the two days remembering to bring something to display or with which to compete escapes me! I'll be in this year, though.:D

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  7. Al Tait

    Al Tait Western Thunderer

    That's the first couple of entries sent, Is there a time limit on when things have been completed? I should have entered my 26 last year but didn't as I didn't realise non members could enter!
  8. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    Having failed to enter the Guildex competition all the time I was a Guild member, I think I’ll drop some builds in for fun.
  9. Nick Dunhill

    Nick Dunhill Western Thunderer

    Hi Al. There's no time limits at all, but entries must be in my inbox by 24th Oct to give the organisers and myself a chance to get the show pages in order and tested to destruction!

    Hi Heather send as many entries as you like! No limits and yes it was very remis of you not to enter in the past ;)! (hope you're well.)

    Hi All, please send more Modern Image entries. RTR conversions/superdetailing jobs very welcome.
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  10. oldravendale

    oldravendale Western Thunderer

    Hello Nick.

    Are the LMS Twins Modern Image? Just so I know which section to enter them in, you understand.

  11. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    I wondered the same. The evergreen "define modern image" question!
  12. Nick Dunhill

    Nick Dunhill Western Thunderer

    It depends on the number of entries in the Locomotives category vs Modern Image category I would say. And I get to choose!:p

    Gratefully recieved though.
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  13. Nick Dunhill

    Nick Dunhill Western Thunderer

    I've seen fights to the death on the GOG Forum about this question, rattles thrown out of prams and season tickets thrown on the pitch.

    It's much nicer here without civil war!
  14. oldravendale

    oldravendale Western Thunderer

    I don't want to start the third world war, Nick. But I'll submit some stuff and you can decide where it goes. In the best possible taste, of course.

  15. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    To my mind if we have to term anything modern image it could be said to be post '55 ? . We had the start of electrification of lines, re-signalling, new freight rolling stock and diesel locomotives. But at the same time I'd class a BR standard 9F as 'modern image, these just get in by being introduced in '54 the last one '60 :D

  16. Nick Dunhill

    Nick Dunhill Western Thunderer

  17. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    Off topic, I know, but years ago I proposed the UK railway modelling scene should devise similar date breaks like the Germans do with epochs. I think one of the UK mags uses some kind of period notation.

    Back on topic now. Nick, I presume the various links will be made public nearer the time of the main event?
  18. Nick Dunhill

    Nick Dunhill Western Thunderer

    Yes the links for photos of models and the voting form will be on the Virtual Show front page. It'll be obvious (honest!) but they won't appear before the day of the show.
  19. Osgood

    Osgood Western Thunderer

    This caused me to stray even further off topic by pondering via the www what epoch an Ewok from Star Wars might belong to.
    So far I have found two options - 1627 or around 9 million years after the Big Bang. At this point I gave up.
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  20. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    Well, not much point me making anything new then now...