Orcades Model Show Spectacular 2017

Planes, Trains and Automobiles:- and so much more

The Orcades Model Club has this year produced an incredible show which took place over the weekend at the Kirkwall Grammar School. The displays were so numerous it filled the main hall and beyond. Whatever your interest there was something in the exhibits on show to catch your eye. Everything from cars, ships,planes, militaria, Warhammer, Gundam, farms, houses, dolls, train sets (working), Lego, shop bought and home crafted.

James Falconer at Orcades Model Show

James Falconer at the Orcades Model Show (photo F Grahame)

James Falconer bought his first car when he was 15 years old and since then has amassed an amazing collection. All of his models work and some use strimmer engines in them.

Pearl Wishart at the Orcades Model Show

Some of Pearl Wishart’s doll collection (photo F Grahame)

Pearl Wishart was given a doll by her grandaughter over 25 years ago. That got her started on her collection. She has over 100 now so only brought a small selection to exhibit.

The members also contribute an item to the raffle. This year Peedie Models  donated a trophy for the best display. This will become an award for each Orcades Model Show.

Orcades Model Show

Thomas Foreman winner of the trophy for Best Display 2017

This year the trophy was awarded to Thomas Foreman. His display was of historical and fantasy model figures. The judges considered that his work would be an inspiration to other young model makers.

The proceeds from the show will go to local charities.

You can watch a short video of the exhibition here.

To find out more visit the Orcades Model Club Facebook page

Putting on the Show was helped by Zoe’s Home Pet Care Thurso and Jewson’s of Kirkwall

Reporter: Fiona Grahame

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