Model Engineer Exhibition 2010
Report by COLIN BISHOP and DAVID ABBOTT
Not all classes had entries and the full results are shown in the separate table. David’s photos show the standard of work on display so I will just confine myself to general comments on some of the more outstanding models.
Nearly all of them had provided comprehensive documentation and in some cases information sheets for the public which is very commendable. There is just one point worth making in that the judging team do not have unlimited time at their disposal and simply want to be satisfied that the model has indeed been properly researched and the results ‘taken on board’ so the documentation should be aimed at demonstrating this in a readily digestible format. It is possible to provide too much information as well as too little! Good appropriate documentation can frequently lift a good model into the next award category.
Brian Paddison’s lifeboat display
This was a very popular attraction with his Trent class RNLB George and Mary Webb also being a candidate for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and missing out on that top slot by just a whisker. Brian was on hand during the exhibition demonstrating all the working details of his superb model that has full cabin and engine room detail.
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Marine Classes Competition Results
Class C1: Working scale models, Scale 1:1 to 1:48
David Watkin Kapitan Stoewahse Pilot Cutter Very Highly Commended
Ronald Devine Steam Launch Miranda Commended
Class C4: Non working scale models, Scale 1:49 to 1:384
Brian King Bouvet, French pre-dreadnought battleship Gold Medal and Earl Mountbatten of Burma Trophy
David Brown HM Submarine Thrasher Silver Medal
David Brown HM Submarine K14 Silver Medal
David Brown HM Submarine J.1 Bronze Medal
David Brown HM Submarine Tiptoe Highly Commended
Class C5: Sailing ships of any period, working
Richard Chesney Thames Sailing Barge Sirdar as in 1938 Highly Commended
Geoffrey Yarham Fishing vessel Albatross Commended
Geoffrey Yarham Sailing vessel Flying Foam Commended
Class C6: Sailing ships of any period, non-working
Robin Burnham 27 foot Naval Whaler Gold Medal
Alan Ludbrook Syracusia ancient ship Silver Medal and H. C. Evans Trophy
John Garnish 14th Century Mediterranean Cog Silver Medal
Michael Gilbert Southwold Beach Boat 1893 Silver Medal
David Hawksley English First Rate c1706 Bronze Medal
Robin Burnham Cornish Pilot Gig Bronze Medal
Michael Puttock HM Schooner Sultana Bronze Medal
Class C9: Marine Kits
George Bandurek HM Cutter Sherbourne Silver Medal and Model Boats Kit Class Trophy
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