The Reinier Hendriksen Trophy

When 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.

2018

Shipmeadow (009) : Richard Doe
Shipmeadow (009) : Richard Doe
Richard Doe is presented the 2018 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue
Richard Doe is presented the 2018 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue

2017

Lambton and Verdane Regis Tramway (O-16.5) : Stuart Marshall
Lambton and Verdane Regis Tramway (O-16.5) : Stuart Marshall
Stuart Marshall is presented the 2017 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue
Stuart Marshall is presented the 2017 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue

2016

Grindley Brook Wharf : Tim Ellis
Grindley Brook Wharf : Tim Ellis
Tim Ellis is presented the 2016 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue
Tim Ellis is presented the 2016 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue

2015

Wherewithial Quay : John Bruce
Wherewithial Quay : John Bruce
John Bruce is presented the 2015 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue
John Bruce is presented the 2015 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue
Unusually a Runner Up was announced - Compass point : Chris O'Donoghue
Unusually a Runner Up was announced - Compass point : Chris O'Donoghue

2014

Pagham Harbour : Richard Glover
Pagham Harbour : Richard Glover
Richard Glover is presented the 2014 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue
Richard Glover is presented the 2014 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue

2013

Tal Coed : Chris Ford
Tal Coed : Chris Ford
Chris Ford is presented the 2013 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue
Chris Ford is presented the 2013 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue

2012

Castle Wharf Kendal : Ian Kirkwood
Castle Wharf Kendal : Ian Kirkwood
Ian Kirkwood is presented the 2012 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue
Ian Kirkwood is presented the 2012 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue

2011

Garreg Wen : Matthew and Helen Kean
Garreg Wen : Matthew and Helen Kean
Helen Kean is presented the 2011 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue
Helen Kean is presented the 2011 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue

2011

Punta Marina : Henk Wust
Punta Marina : Henk Wust
Henk Wust is presented the 2011 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue
Henk Wust is presented the 2011 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue

2009

Dunbracken : Tom Dauben
Dunbracken : Tom Dauben
Tom Dauben is presented the 2009 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue
Tom Dauben is presented the 2009 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue

2008

Bachdale & Dibley Level : John Wormington
Bachdale & Dibley Level : John Wormington
John Wormington is presented the 2008 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue
John Wormington is presented the 2008 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue

2007

Moorton Bottom Yard : Paul Windle
Moorton Bottom Yard : Paul Windle
Paul Windle is presented the 2008 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue
Paul Windle is presented the 2008 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue

2006

Polperro : Brian Taylor
Polperro : Brian Taylor
Brian Taylor is presented the 2006 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue
Brian Taylor is presented the 2006 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue

2005

Arne Wharf : Chris Nevard
Arne Wharf : Chris Nevard
Chris Nevard is presented the 2005 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue - Image © Mick Thornton
Chris Nevard is presented the 2005 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue - Image © Mick Thornton

2004

John Bruce is presented the 2004 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue - Image © Mick Thornton
John Bruce is presented the 2004 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue - Image © Mick Thornton

2003

Alain Duchesne is presented the 2003 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue - Image © Mick Thornton
Alain Duchesne is presented the 2003 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue - Image © Mick Thornton

2002

Chapel Pill : Angus Watkins
Chapel Pill : Angus Watkins
Angus Watkins is presented the 2002 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue - Image © Mick Thornton
Angus Watkins is presented the 2002 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy by Chris O'Donoghue - Image © Mick Thornton

2001

Port Foxdale : Robin Winter
Port Foxdale : Robin Winter
Robin Winter, winner of the 2001 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy - Image © Mick Thornton
Robin Winter, winner of the 2001 Reinier Hendriksen Trophy - Image © Mick Thornton

2000

Wood End : Chris Ford and Nigel Hill Wood End - Image © Chris Ford and Nigel Hill
Wood End : Chris Ford and Nigel HillWood End - Image © Chris Ford and Nigel Hill