Railex 2018 Awards

Photographs by Anthony Mead unless stated otherwise.

This year over the weekend of the 26th/27th of May the judges at Railex 2018 were all the other layouts that voted for what they considered to be the best layout. The out come of this for Best Layout winning was Hornsey Broadway exhibited by Kier Hardy.

Tim Peacock(left) congratulating Kier Hardy

A view of the winning layout, photograph by Kier Hardy, more photographs can be found Here

For the Best Model on a layout Paul Karau went round the exhibition to pick what he thought was the Best Model. The out come of this was the row of shops Hornsey Broadway exhibited by Kier Hardy.
As part of the prize he was presented with certificate and a voucher for £50 from Eileen's Emporium

Derek Russan from Eileen's Emporium(right) congratulating Kier Hardy

The Row of Shops

The row of shops are scratch built from plastic card and represent a style of prefabricated building that was commonplace post-war. Originally designed for a limited lifespan as a quick and easy way to reinstate those lost during bomb damage, many examples still remain in use today.
At this location there were originally 2 rows of shops, each consisting of 5 separate businesses with just half of the development remaining. Beyond the corrugated fencing can be seen the foundations of the second block, most probably dismantled during the 1960s. The remaining businesses consist of a taxi office, 2 units occupied by a café, a newsagent, and a florist. Each unit features interior detail and lighting.