2011 N Scale Convention Model Competition

The Model Competition is run every two years in conjunction with the N scale Convention.

Models can be entered in the following categories:

1.       Locomotive scratch built

2.       Rolling stock scratch built

3.       Structure/Non-rail vehicle scratch built

4.       Locomotive kit built or modified kit

5.       Rolling stock kit built or modified kit

6.       Structure/Non-rail vehicle kit built or modified kit

7.       Locomotive ready to run modified

8.       Rolling stock ready to run modified

9.       Diorama (Maximum size 308mm x 300mm)


All entries will be displayed for the duration of the convention except during judging.  All entrants will receive a copy of the judges’ comments.



Awards will be presented at the Convention Dinner for the best entries in each category, merit awards where the judges deem appropriate, especially for junior modellers, and the Named Awards.

·         Jim Anderson Trophy – for best Australian prototype rolling stock (scratch built or kit-bashed)

·         Brian Dwyer Memorial Trophy – for ‘Best in Show’ awarded to the most outstanding model in the competition



1.       All entries are to be N scale and the sole work of the entrant

2.       Each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form.  A receipt will be issued and must be produced to reclaim entries

3.       Entries are submitted at owner’s risk.  No responsibility for loss or damage is accepted by the organisers or the judges

4.       The judges’ decision is final

5.       Visibly unfinished models will not be accepted

6.       Any model that has received an award at a previous convention is ineligible 

7.       Locomotives includes railcars and are to be self propelled

8.       Rolling stock means any non self propelled rail vehicle

9.       Line side structure include any structure normally found adjacent to a railway

10.   Non-rail vehicle means any vehicle associated with railways but not running on rails

It is recommended that support material such as plans, photos etc. accompany your entry.

The judges may need this information to assess the accuracy of an unfamiliar prototype.


Judging Criteria

1.       Basic Construction (20/100) – how well built is the model?  Is it square without visible joins?

2.       Finish (20/100) – how well finished and painted is the model?

3.       Detail (20/100) – what level of detail has the modeller achieved?  What is missing?

4.       Level of Difficulty (20/100) – how complex is the model?  How intricate is the construction?

5.       Authentication (10/100) – has good back up documentation been provided?

6.       Conformity (10/100) – how like the prototype is the model?



Graeme Goodsell

Model Competition Co-ordinator

The entry form is attached below as a word document.

Please print a copy (double sided if possible) for each entry.

Copies of the entry form will be available at the Convention

N Scale Convention 2011,
10 Nov 2010, 16:24