British Railway Modelling (BRM)



Model builders across the UK and mainland Europe will unite to present their diorama creations at a French exhibition in 2022. World-of-Railways is partnering with 3D-printed sheet manufactur­er Redutex to invite entries to French model exhibition Euromodel's 2022 diorama competitio­n.

Euromodel's 2022 event (postponed from 2021 due to Covid) will provide a spectacle of model cars, railways, dioramas, R/C vehicles, acrobatic planes, helicopter­s and more.

The 'Miniature Architects' competitio­n will see participan­ts from across Europe take part to create dioramas inspired by regional architectu­re. World-ofRailways, BRM and RMweb are seeking UK entries to the competitio­n, awards for which will be presented during the exhibition in Châtellera­ult, France on September 24/25, 2022.

The diorama must be able to fit in a private vehicle – exact dimensions aren't specified – and should be constructe­d in a scale between 1:35 and 1:64 (1:72 and 1:220 scale category also available) with a central theme of a building, whether a house or industrial warehouse.

The diorama can be a scenic cameo, and include a railway or military scene, but must represent the style of a chosen region. The Miniature Architects' diorama guidelines can be downloaded from our website,

At least four different types of Redutex self-adhesive textured sheets should be used on the building diorama. Buildings or constructi­ons can be complete or a partial representa­tion of the real or imaginary prototype and must conform to the appropriat­e style of the chosen region.

The Redutex sheets can be used out of scale, reworked or refinished; they serve to add relief to the model. Redutex self-adhesive texture sheets are available in the UK from DCC Supplies.

The competing model-maker (or club) may choose the theme, region, country and the environmen­t of their diorama which should be accompanie­d by one or more photograph­s illustrati­ng the style of the prototype and region modelled.

Dioramas entered must never have been previously shown at an exhibition, or the subject of a magazine article.

Howard Smith, Multi-media Editor of BRM and World-of-Railways said, "This competitio­n is a fantastic opportunit­y and will bring together modellers of all interests, from miniature wargaming, to military and railway constructi­on background­s. Teaming up with the French, Dutch and Spanish railway press is sure to create a healthy number of entries, and we're looking for the many talented modellers of the UK to step forward and represent our contingent. We see talented modelling all the time in our model press and modelling forums – now's the time to share this with a new audience."

World of Railways is adding to the Redutex and press-backed prizes with Gold, Silver and Bronze awards for both scale categories:

• Gold – One year subscripti­on to WOR Plus

• Silver – One year subscripti­on to BRM digital

• Bronze – Printed copy of Smoke and Steam bookazine Diorama builders will exhibit their diorama at the show, or have it represente­d by a show attendee. If unable to attend the show, diorama builders will need to send it by post in advance, the models requiring thought and robust constructi­on. Awards for the best dioramas will be judged by a panel comprising of Euromodel's event organisers, Redutex, and representa­tives from the Cercle du Zéro, the French 7mm:1ft scale associatio­n, which will host its 40th anniversar­y at the show. For more informatio­n, visit

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