Thousands of visitors headed to Alexandra Palace last weekend to attend the 24th annual London Model Engineering Exhibition.
The exhibition showcased the full spectrum of modelling and was packed with over 2,000 models built by individuals, clubs and societies. On show was traditional model engineering such as locomotives, steam and internal combustion engines and steam road vehicles, as well as scale model ships, aircraft, and tanks to remote-controlled trucks and James Bond and Star Wars models.
Over 45 clubs and societies were also in attendance, each vying to win the prestigious ‘Society Shield’ as voted by the clubs and societies themselves. First place was awarded to Harlington Locomotive Society, for their superb recreation in miniature of a railway locomotive works, second place was awarded to the West London Meccano Society, and in third place was Eastleigh Young Engineers.
Exhibition Director, Chris Deith said; “The exhibition is regarded as the leading show of its kind in terms of size, content and attendance and it’s thanks to the continued support of the exhibiting clubs, societies and specialist suppliers that it is possible to present such a varied event. A huge thank you also, to all the visitors who travel from far and wide to attend the event, many of whom return year after year.”
Visitors were able to take part in hands-on model building activities, see technical demonstrations, watch the Tamiya radio-controlled trucks tackle an obstacle course or take a passenger ride behind a steam locomotive courtesy of the Polly Owners Group.
Dates for the 2021 show will be announced shortly.