It’s the start of 2019 and two separate votes for UK Model Railway Awards have opened.
Voting for the 2018 British Model Railways Awards promoted on RMweb and British Railways Modelling Magazine is now live and open for voting until 20th January with the winners being announced in the Spring edition of British Railways Modelling Magazine and on RMweb.
As well as giving you the chance to vote for your favourite models and manufacturers of 2018, the categories also celebrate excellence and innovation in the wider British model railway scene such as websites, retailers and exhibitions.
Also voting has also opened in the Model Rail Magazine Model of the Year 2018 (MOTY) which is live until January 18th
There have of course been a number of excellent Southern / Southern Region related models released during 2018 so I urge you to support the production of these models by choosing your best in the relevant category and voting accordingly. These Southern models are as follows:
- Dapol Maunsell Brake Third Coach
- Bachmann H1 / H2 4-4-2
- Dapol ex LSWR B4 Class 0-4-0T
- Hatton’s ex SECR P Class 0-6-0T
- Hornby Lord Nelson 4-6-0 (BMRA only)
- Heljan 07 Class 0-6-0
- Kernow Model Rail Centre Bulleid Diesel 10201/2 (MR- MOTY only)
- Kernow Model Rail Centre Bulleid Diesel 10203
- Hornby Maunsell Restaurant Diner
- ’00’ works ex LSWR D15 4-4-0 (MR MOTY only)
I am also very humbled to see that this little corner of the blogosphere of mine has once again been nominated in the British Model Railways Awards (it was voted 6th in last years awards) within the website of the year category, so and this is a bit of a, well a big, shameless plug, please feel free to vote for it, if you have enjoyed my ramblings over the last twelve months.
Also if like me you have received excellent service from a particular retailer such as Kernow Model Rail Centre please also vote accordingly.
Please make sure you vote counts to support the Southern / Southern Region models that have been produced in 2018 by voting here in the British Model Railway Awards open until the end of Sunday 20th January and by voting here in the Model Rail Magazine Model of the Year (MOTY) open until Friday 18th January.
Here endeth the shameless plug(s)….