Post by tony on May 2, 2014 8:06:20 GMT
After a good debate at the start of the year on the proposal to change the rules for all classes in allowing other mediums into the competition, I have made a decision on this matter.
the proposal was brought about by competitors who enter the civilian vehicle classes (classes 46 to 53) and there concerns that new kits of civilian vehicles were carrying more additional parts that were not made from plastic.
they had concerns about disqualification at SMW and were seeking a rule change.
there was also a proposal to have this rule change across all the classes in the competition.
after reading all the posts that were made and listening to the comments made on this matter I have decided to amend the rules concerning those classes.
below is how the special rule will allow this into those classes and with the help of the judges at SMW we have also amended the classes for civilian vehicles. the feeling on the proposal to extend this to all classes was maybe going to far to quick, and we will have to see how this works for the classes 46 to 53 and there is always a possibility to extend this rule change to all classes in the future.
this is how the exemption will look in the rules and definitions for this year 2014.
SPECIAL RULES FOR THE FOLLOWING CLASSES.
Civilian Vehicles Category:
Due to the preponderance on the market of kit parts and accessories in produced other mediums (i.e. white metal, die cast, resin and photo-etched), entries in Classes 46 to 53 may contain such items. The use of any such parts must be stated on the entry card and should specify whether the parts were provided in the kit or are from an aftermarket source.
Also the use of appropriate stands & trestles will be allowed for display in the civilian vehicle classes. But any other additions will render the entry a diorama.
and this is how the changes to the classes and scales will look in the classes.
46 1/30 Scale and smaller. SK, ASD, ASC, V
47 1/29 up to and including 1/21 Scale. SK
48 1/29 up to and including 1/21 Scale. ASD, ASC, V (Revised Class)
49 1/20 Scale and larger. SK, ASD, ASC, V (Revised Class)
50 Commercial Vehicles (HGV, Buses and Fire engines) in any scale. SK, ASD, ASC, V
51 Motorcycles, any scale. SK, ASD, ASC, V
52 Custom cars, Hot Rods and any vehicles not covered above. Any scale.
SK, ASD, ASC, V, S
53 Any motor vehicle, any scale. SD and S. (Revised Class)
As I stated this was done with the help of competitors and judges and hopefully will help in spreading all the entries into the right classes. I will be monitoring this over the course of the run up to SMW and during the competition as well.
I will be making a formal announcement at the AGM on the 10th May.