The Reinier Hendriksen Trophy

The Reiner Hendricksen Trophy - image © the 009 Society - Dutch GroupWhen Reinier Hendriksen passed away in April 2000, friends on both sides of the North Sea decided to create a modeller's trophy that would ensure his name lived 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 Model Railway Society paved the way for the trophy to be awarded at the Expo Narrow Gauge exhibition every year.

Since October 2000 the trophy has been awarded to the creator of the narrow gauge layout which the jury considers to be built in the spirit of Reinier's own work: compact, atmospheric and well modelled.

2016

Expo Narrow Gauge 2016 Grindley Brook Wharf ©Simon Cox
Grindley Brook Wharf : Tim Ellis
Expo Narrow Gauge 2016 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy winner ©Simon Cox
Tim Ellis is presented the 2016 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue

2015

Expo Narrow Gauge 2015 Wherewithial Quay ©Simon Cox
Wherewithial Quay : John Bruce
Expo Narrow Gauge 2015 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy winner ©Simon Cox
John Bruce is presented the 2015 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue
Expo Narrow Gauge 2015 Wherewithial Quay ©Simon Cox
Unusually a Runner Up was announced - Compass point : Chris O'Donoghue

2014

Expo Narrow Gauge 2014 Pagham Harbour ©Simon Cox
Pagham Harbour : Richard Glover
Expo Narrow Gauge 2014 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy winner ©Simon Cox
Richard Glover is presented the 2014 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue

2013

Expo Narrow Gauge 2013 Tal Coed ©Simon Cox
Tal Coed : Chris Ford
Expo Narrow Gauge 2013 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy winner ©Simon Cox
Chris Ford is presented the 2013 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue

2012

Expo Narrow Gauge 2012 Castle Wharf Kendal ©Simon Cox
Castle Wharf Kendal : Ian Kirkwood
Expo Narrow Gauge 2012 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy winner ©Simon Cox
Ian Kirkwood is presented the 2012 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue

2011

Expo Narrow Gauge 2011 Garreg Wen  ©Simon Cox
Garreg Wen : Matthew and Helen Kean
Expo Narrow Gauge 2011 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy winner  ©Simon Cox
Helen Kean is presented the 2011 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue

2010

Expo Narrow Gauge 2010 Punta Marina  ©Simon Cox
Punta Marina : Henk Wust
Expo Narrow Gauge 2010 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy winner  ©Simon Cox
Henk Wust is presented the 2011 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue

2009

Expo Narrow Gauge 2009 Dunbraken  ©Simon Cox
Dunbracken : Tom Dauben
Expo Narrow Gauge 2009 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy winner  ©Simon Cox
Tom Dauben is presented the 2009 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue

2008

Expo Narrow Gauge 2008 Bachdale Dibley Level  ©Simon Cox
Bachdale & Dibley Level : John Wormington
Expo Narrow Gauge 2008 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy winner  ©Simon Cox
John Wormington is presented the 2008 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue

2007

Expo Narrow Gauge 2007 Morton Bottom Yard  ©Simon Cox
Moorton Bottom Yard : Paul Windle
Expo Narrow Gauge 2007 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy winner ©Simon Cox
Paul Windle is presented the 2008 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue

2006

Expo Narrow Gauge 2006 Polperro ©Simon Cox
Polperro : Brian Taylor
Expo Narrow Gauge 2006 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy winner ©Simon Cox
Brian Taylor is presented the 2006 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue

2005

Expo Narrow Gauge 2005 Arne Wharf ©Simon Cox
Arne Wharf : Chris Nevard
Expo Narrow Gauge 2005 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy winner ©Mick Thornton
Chris Nevard is presented the 2005 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue - Image © Mick Thornton

2004

Lower Peak Wharfe : John Bruce
Expo Narrow Gauge 2004 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy winner ©Mick Thornton
John Bruce is presented the 2004 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue - Image © Mick Thornton

2003

Tramway de l'Ile de Fa : Alain & Bruno Duchesne
Expo Narrow Gauge 2003 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy winner ©Mick Thornton
Alain Duchesne is presented the 2003 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue - Image © Mick Thornton

2002

Expo Narrow Gauge 2002 Chapel Pill ©Simon Cox
Chapel Pill : Angus Watkins
Expo Narrow Gauge 2002 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy winner ©Mick Thornton
Angus Watkins is presented the 2002 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue - Image © Mick Thornton

2001

Expo Narrow Gauge 2001 Port Foxdale ©Simon Cox
Port Foxdale : Robin Winter
Expo Narrow Gauge 2001 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy winner
Robin Winter, winner of the 2001 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy - Image © Mick Thornton

2000

Wood End : Chris Ford and Nigel Hill
Expo Narrow Gauge 2000 Wood End ©Chris Ford and Nigel Hill
Wood End - Image © Chris Ford and Nigel Hill