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The Geoff Carter Cup

Geoff Carter pictured at SkegEx in 2008, with a typical collection of small models

Geoff Carter pictured at SkegEx in 2008,
with a typical collection of small models
(Photo: nzmeccano.com)

The Geoff Carter Cup is presented by the South East London Meccano Club annually to the builder of the best small model, and commemorates the life of our former Secretary and his celebrated skills in the Meccano model building world, with particular emphasis on small models.

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Rules

  1. The cup should be awarded annually at the summer meeting of SELMEC (this being the nearest meeting to Geoff's date of birth of 9th July 1933).
  2. Only small models will be eligible for entry to the award. A small model shall be determined by its size, the main criteria being that it would be possible to fit at least six similar models into a medium sized suitcase. As a further guide at least one dimension should not exceed 5½": the other two can exceed that dimension if required. The Committee will judge (if necessary) whether any particular model is too big for the competition.
  3. The Secretary will have a supply of labels so that members entering for the cup can indicate the model being entered. The label should be placed in front of the model with the builder's name and model name.
  4. The cup will be awarded by secret ballot with one vote per member, including those entering the competition. The votes will be counted by a Committee member and the model with the highest number of votes will be the winner.
  5. In the event of a tie, a member of the Committee not in the competition will have the casting vote.
  6. Entries to the Secretary's Challenge will also be eligible for the Geoff Carter Cup.
  7. The recipient of the award will keep the cup for a period of one year, returning it (in the same condition that it was received) at the next summer meeting, unless advised otherwise by the Committee.

Winners

2017

John Gay
Scooter

Chris Warrell awards the Geoff Carter Cup to John Gay for his Italian-style scooter.

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Chris Warrell presents the Geoff Carter Cup to John Gay Scooter

2016

Eric Smith
Vacuum Cleaner

The Geoff Carter Cup is awarded by Ralph Laughton to Eric Smith for his miniature vacuum cleaner.

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Ralph Laughton presents the Geoff Carter Cup to Eric Smith Vacuum Cleaner

2015

John Gay
Racing Car

Ralph Laughton presents the Geoff Carter Cup to John Gay for his 1940s racing car.

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Ralph Laughton presents the Geoff Carter Cup to John Gay Racing Car

2014

Chris Fry
The Peloton

The Geoff Carter Cup is awarded by Frank Paine to Chris Fry for his platoon of cyclists.

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Frank Paine presents the Geoff Carter Cup to Chris Fry The Peloton

2013

Jim MacCulloch
Mobile Crane

The Geoff Carter Cup is presented by Frank Paine to Jim MacCulloch for his Coles mobile crane mounted on an AEC Matador chassis.

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Frank Paine presents the Geoff Carter Cup to Jim MacCulloch Mobile Crane

2012

Les Chatfield
Traction Engine

Frank Paine awards the Geoff Carter Cup for the first time to Les Chatfield for his small traction engine inspired by a Matchbox toy.

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Frank Paine awards the Geoff Carter Cup to Les Chatfield Traction Engine

 

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