East Kilbride Model Flying Club – Concours & Silent Auction - 2015

Our Concours d'Elegance & Silent Auction was once again held in the Ballerup Hall, Civic Centre, East Kilbride on Friday 13th February 2015. This year the weather was much kinder to us than last year's blizzard conditions, and this helped the attendance at this year's event. We were treated to a great variety of interesting models, with a fair number of control line models – proving once again that control line is still very popular here in Scotland.

The standard of scratch and kit built was extremely high - again proving that the building skills are still “out there”. There were two really outstanding model entered in Scale this year – a completely scratch built Maachi 39 Seaplane (Schneider Trophy Winner 1926) achieved a perfect score! Only two points behind was a balsa kit built Nieuport 28. Both model were worthy first and second winners in Scale.

The standard of all of the other models was also extremely high and the East Kilbride Model Flying Club members really do appreciate the effort our fellow modellers go to achieve exhibition standard models. It is always a very pleasant evening wandering about looking at the Competition entrants, seeing what is on offer at the Silent Auction stalls. Some of them were like small model shops!

We are indebted to Mr. Willie Kidd and Mr. Bob Todd for bringing along and running their latest petrol and steam powered engines - they created quite a small crowd – magic exhaust from both engines!

As this is the first of the major indoor events of the year, it was very nice to renew friendships and look forward to hopefully a good modelling year. Thank you to all who attended.

Competition results:

Scale Competition
Results Model Builder Club
1 Maachi M39 A.Grant Kinross
2 Nieuport 28 D.Thornton Kinross
3 Fairy Swordfish R.Paton Lanark

Open Competition
Results Model Builder Club
1 Mercury C/L A.Duff CVF
2 Arkansas Trav. W.Kidd Ayr
3 Super Trooper N.Laird Ayr

ARTF - Scale Competition
Results Model Builder Club
Winner Stintson T.Bennett Kinross

ARTF - Open
Results Model Builder Club
Winner Edge 540 C.McLean Glenrothes