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HFMRC modellers take the prize at York!

Cornish Modellers Take the Prize at York
Club membersTony Bates, Matt Stobie, Howard Ward-Ure,Mike West & Steve Howe receive the award from Malcolm Scrimshaw, York Exhibition Manager Photo: Steve Flint courtesy of Rai
Members of the Helston & Falmouth Model Railway Club collected another award for their layout 'Gweek North Quay' at the recent York Model Railway Show. The Mike Cook Memorial Cup is awarded to the layout that, in the organiser's view, would have been most enjoyed by the late Mike Cook who organised the York show from 1962 to just before his death in 2011.
The model represents the station and quayside at Gweek on the mythical narrow gauge ‘Helford Valley Railway’ which was proposed to link Helston and Penryn, but was never actually built.
Club member Steve Howe, one of the team behind the project, said “We were delighted to be asked to appear at the York Show which is one of the highlights of the railway modelling calendar, after our layout appeared in the ‘Hornby Magazine’ last year. It’s a real accolade to get this award and I’m pleased that it raises the profile of the Club and railway modelling as a creative and absorbing hobby.”

Gweek North Quay wins new award

Gweek North Quay wins new awardMembers of the Helston & Falmouth Model Railway Club were presented with the Chairman's Shield for their 'Gweek North Quay' layout at the Rail-Ex Taunton exhibition on 28th October 2017.

Another successful show!

Over 400 people visited the Helston & Falmouth Model Railway Club's 2017 Spring Exhibition at its new, larger venue at the Helston Community College.  Feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with visitors praising the quality and variety of layouts, the 'how to do it' demonstrations, the wide range of traders and, not least, the excellent catering available on site.

Another successful show!

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Another prestige award for the Club!

Following hard on the heels of their success at the Great Electric Train Show, the Helston & Falmouth Model Railway Club has been awarded another accolade at the National Model Railway Show held at the NEC where their layout 'Gweek North Quay' was awarded the Glasscot Trophy presented by record producer and model train enthusiast Pete Waterman for the Best Narrow gauge layout in Show.

The exhibition, organised by the Warley Model Railway Club, is the largest show of its kind in the UK and attracts some fourteen and a half thousand visitors over its two day period.

This latest award comes just one month after 'Gweek North Quay' was awarded a 'Best in Show' trophy at the prestigious Great Electric Train Show sponsored by Hornby Magazine.

Another prestige award for the Club!