The Wheeltapper Competition this year was held on Friday the 27th of January. When Gordon and Maggie Gravett
came along to Judge the models on show and then to come up with the overall winner.
Richard Turner(Left) receiving the Wheeltapper Trophy from Gordon and Maggie Gravett.
Richard's winning model a 1:48 scale 16 Tonne Vertical Boiler Shay.
Bachmann model Shay stripped and remodelled as seen. The cab was discarded and an open
style operating platform was created using brass tube and sheet. Other added details include brake pump, tank
and piping, timber rack, control gears, smoke stack, ropes and grease tubs. Heavy weathering is applied
by airbrush, washes and drybrush. Fully fitted with DCC and sound.
Photographs, by Anthony Mead
Below are a seletion of models that were entered by other club members for the competition.