The Charley Roth Memorial Trophy

The Charley Roth Memorial Trophy

This truly magnificent trophy is made from standard Meccano parts and plated in pure South African gold.

On Saturday the 7th of April, 2001, I had the great pleasure of viewing the Charley Roth Memorial Trophy.  It was brought to the Melbourne Meccano Club, for us to admire, by Dave Feinstein of the Johannesburg Meccano Hobbyists.  

Charley Roth was a Meccano Modeller without peer.  His models were colossal and detailed to the smallest item.  His most famous model is probably the Garratt 4-8-2-2-8-4 Locomotive that was described on page 28 of the June 1990 Constructor Quarterly.  It was 17 feet 5 inches long and 4 tons in weight.

For details of the competition that produced this prize click here.

Article by Wes Dalefield, NZFMM Webmaster.

 

Listed Below are references to articles that have been published about Charley Roth's work.

SOURCE

YEAR

MONTH

PAGE

1st
Reference

2nd
Reference

3rd
Reference

DESCRIPTION

MECC MAGAZINE

1975

1

10

MODEL CRANE MOBILE GIANT MOBILE CRANE

MECC MAGAZINE

1975

4

50

MODEL

CRANE

DERRICK TOWER

LORRY MOUNTED - PICTURE ONLY - EXHIBITION

MECC MAGAZINE

1979

1

30

MODEL

RAILWAY

MISC

CONTAINER TERMINAL MULTI MODEL 900 SQFT - ARTICLE WITH PICTURES

M'MAN NMAG 47

1987

3

33

MECHANISM

BRAKE

MISC

FRONT STUB AXLE

M'MAN NMAG 47

1987

3

33

MECHANISM

AXLE

FRONT STUB & BRAKE

M'MAN NMAG 53

1989

3

2

MODEL

RAILWAY ENGINE

STEAM

0-4-0 NELLIE VERSION OF MODEL IN NM 49 - PICTURE ONLY

M'MAN NMAG 53

1989

3

2

MODEL

RAILWAY ENGINE

STEAM

0-4-0 RACK & PINION - PICTURE ONLY

M'MAN NMAG 53

1989

3

2

MODEL

TRACTION ENGINE

SHOWMAN - PICTURE ONLY - EXHIBITION

CONSTRCT Q 08

1990

6

28

MODEL

RAILWAY ENGINE

STEAM

4-8-2-2-8-4 BEYER GARRATT - 17-1/2FT LONG

CONSTRCT Q 10

1990

12

24

MODEL

CRANE

DERRICK

COLES MOBILE 250 TON - PICTURE ONLY

CONSTRCT Q 10

1990

12

25

MODEL

RAILWAY ENGINE

STEAM

4-8-2-2-8-4 BEYER GARRATT - PICTURE ONLY

MMG NEWS

1995

3

21

MECHANISM

FREE WHEEL

MODEL PLAN 97

1996

5

0

MODEL

RAILWAY ENGINE

STEAM

SHAY AMERICAN NARROW GAUGE - DECAPERM MOTOR - SEE ALSO MOM7

MODEL PLAN 105

1997

10

0

MODEL

CRANE

DERRICK BREAKDOWN

RAILWAY "BUCKERILL" - M5 MOTORS 4

ISM

1998

9

15

OBITUARY OBITUARY REPRINTED FROM JMH MAGAZINE

Three Way Rod Connector With Boss, part 231bPart 231b

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