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The
Keith Nock
Memorial Trophy

Expo 2019 Winner - De Graafstroom
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The Keith Nock Memorial Trophy

The late Keith Nock

In September 2016 the Uckfield Model Railway Club's long standing President and Chairman, Keith Nock, passed away. He was one of only two remaining founder members.


The Club was originally formed in Keith's living room in the 1970s and he was the only person to have maintained membership throughout. He was well known to many in the town as "Mr Hobby Box" thanks to his ownership of The Hobby Box model shop in Framfield Road, Uckfield which he started and ran until his retirement in 2005.


In tribute to Keith's long service to the Club it was felt by the membership and his family that the presentation of an award in his name at the Club's annual model railway exhibition would be appropriate given Keith's support and enthusiasm for the Club's showcase event.


As we already have a "Best in Show" award as voted for by our visiting public, the Keith Nock Memorial Trophy is presented each year to a layout at the show which in the view of the membership and our exhibiting colleagues is their best in show. Purposely there isn't any criteria to judge against as people have their own views on what makes a layout their favourite, whether it is scenery, stock, operation, atmosphere etc.


The 2019 Exhibition and third recipient of the Keith Nock Memorial Trophy was voted to be the P87n3.5 narrow gauge layout De Graafstroom constructed by Vincent de Bode, Peter van der Kooij and Claude Moinier, with Midland in Bristol by Richard Ellis the runner up.


The Keith Nock Memorial Trophy with the team and layout

The Keith Nock Memorial Trophy with the team and layout.
(click main picture for more images of De Graafstroom)


Keith Nock Memorial Trophy Presentation

Keith Nock Memorial Trophy Presentation

De Graafstroom in the Weald Hall

De Graafstroom in the Weald Hall



Previous Recipient

Foxcote New Pit

Foxcote New Pit
(click for 17 pictures)


2018 Award

Foxcote New Pit (2mm/ft finescale)
Jerry Clifford

Lightermans Yard

Lightermans Yard
(click for 21 pictures)


2017 Award

Lightermans Yard (2mm/ft finescale)
Kent & Essex Area Group
of the 2mm Scale Association



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