Events in 2000

Reinier Hendriksen Trophy

When Reinier Hendriksen passed away in April 2000, friends on both sides of the North Sea decided to create a modellers trophy that would make his name live on.

In the Netherlands, Wim Bloemendaal, a close friend of Reinier's, came up with the idea to have a heavy glass plate engraved with a drawing of Moors End, once made by Reinier himself. He had this done by a well-known engraver in Amsterdam.

In England, Chris O'Donoghue and other friends of the Racoons Group and the Greenwich & District Narrow Gauge Railway Society paved the way for the trophy to be awarded at Expo-NG every year.

Thus, since October 2000, the trophy is awarded to the creator of the narrow gauge layout which the jury considers to be built in the spirit of Reinier's work most of all: it has to be compact, full of atmosphere and well made.

The Reinier Hendriksen Trophy through the years  

Smalspoormodeldagen Valkenburg, september 2000

The 009 Society gave a good account of itself at the National Narrow Gauge Modelling show in the narrow gauge museum at Valkenburg near Leiden in the Netherlands. The show was held on 16 and 17 September, 2000 and featured layouts of four Dutch Group members, reinforced by Wessex Group member Ian Turner who brought his well-known layout Roestok and caused a sensation with his scratchbuilt South African Garratts. Most of the photos were taken during the show by an unknown visitor who was so kind to give us a diskette straight from his camera.

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Ian Turner visits the C&DR

Prior to the Valkenburg show, Ian Turner visited the Craigcorrie & Dunalistair Railway. We ran Ian's beautifully crafted locomotives over the C&DR.

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Annual General Meeting, Redditch 2000

In May, 2000, Dunalistair had been invited by Dave Etheridge, who organised the 009 Society's Annual General Meeting at Redditch. Ted en Marcel Polet travelled to Redditch with Dunalistair on a trestle in the back of the car. Mick Thornton made photos of Dunalistair, still with his early digital floppy disk camera.

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