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A First Class Award for The Great Model Railway Challenge

Posted on: November 23, 2018

The Great Model Railway Challenge went full steam ahead with an award from Gaudio.

On Channel 5 earlier this year, the Great Model Railway Challenge saw teams compete, not in spare rooms and garden sheds, but at iconic railway sites across the country.

Design That’s Off The Rails

At Gaudio, we’re committed to creating elegant and eye-catching awards for every occasion. Our team can design brand-appropriate awards, or they’ll work with you to provide an accurate design for something specific. It was fitting that this design included a classic coupling rod and a crescent weight, seen on early steam trains.

If you have a niche trophy, or just a specific vision, we’re happy to work with you every step of the way. Not only can you speak with your Project Managers, you can provide your designer with the materials to help us make your award the best it can be.

Inspired by a train wheel, the top of this award is predominately acrylic. While it doesn’t explicitly feature any branding, the bold design and use of colour gives the award a timeless feel; one that has the potential to become synonymous with the show in years to come.

Having in-house facilities means we can control quality every step of the way. When it comes to finishing techniques, this award utilises both a brushed and polished finish, alongside the acrylic detail. Acrylic is one of our most versatile materials, and the combination of acrylic with high-quality aluminium gives the award some weight, and a shiny, professional finish.

The base itself has a polished finish, complete with acrylic layers for a pop of corresponding colour. Finally, an engraving plate showcases the show’s name and the winning title.

Engraving plates are a popular choice, particularly for awards where the winners’ are announced on the night, or for perpetual awards where the winners’ details are added over multiple years. We’re happy to ship an engraving plate to you, free of charge, any time after you’ve ordered your award.

Find out more about the award or plaque Gaudio can design and manufacture for you. Call us on 01242 232 383. Alternatively, email, or fill in the ‘contact‘ form on our website. One of our Project Managers will be in touch to discuss your requirements.


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