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Memorial Trophy

Expo 2017 Winner - Lightermans Yard
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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 2017 Exhibition and first recipient of the Keith Nock Memorial Trophy was voted to be the 2mm/ft finescale layout Lightermans Yard constructed by the Kent & Essex Area Group of the 2mm Scale Association, with Arun Quay by Gordon & Maggie Gravett 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 Lightermans Yard)

Keith Nock Memorial Trophy Presentation

Keith Nock Memorial Trophy Presentation

Keith Nock Memorial Trophy with Mayor

Keith Nock Memorial Trophy with Mayor

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