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The results from the annual Wishlist Poll for for 2018 for new 00 models are now available. The purpose of The Poll is to provide an easy way for modellers and collectors to tell the major manufacturers and commissioners of ready-to-run railway models what they would like to see made from new tooling (excluding models announced, tooled or made since 2000).

My kit built U Class, could this be a candidate for an RTR?

Once again the the SR U class 2-6-0 tops the SR/BR(s) list and was this year 4th overall (it topped the SR list and was second overall at the last poll in 2016), the GWR Manor 4-6-0 was 1st this year.  The second place SR loco was the humble Q Class 0-6-0 ,  which as it was in 2016, was 11th overall this year. The top 10 for SR/BR(s) were as follows (overall position / number of votes):

  • U Class 2-6-0 (4/271)
  • Q Class 0-6-0 (11/ 315)
  • Bulleid Leader (14/310)
  • K Class 2-6-0 (18/281)
  • Z class 0-8-0T (19/277)
  • D Class 4-4-0 (25/267
  • SR Milk Tank Wagon (30/247)
  • SECR Wagons, Vans and Brake van (31/244)
  • LSWR Wagons, Vans and Brake Van (39/235)
  • Isle of Wight ex LBSC/SECR 54ft Bogie Coaches (41/233)

The complete results file can be downloaded here 1. Results – The 00 Wishlist Poll 2018 – Most Wanted and by category here 2. Results – The 00 Wishlist Poll 2018 – By Category

You can join in the discussion regarding these results can be here on RMweb.

As always it will be interesting to see how many of these items feature in the manufacturers plans in the coming years.

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Usually kicking off in October each year  the annual Wishlist poll is however taking a break for 2017, but should be back in 2018.

The Poll Team have advised that the short break will be helpful as the results of the last few years have been pretty consistent and  that some manufacturers are still in a bit of a ‘catch up’ mode with some of their already announced plans.  The poll has in the past been a useful indicator of what might appear in the manufacturers plans as since last years poll 15 new items have been announced in ’00’  alone, including many SR / BRs related as reported on this blog.  For example: of those 15 items announced 12 have been from the high polling segment, and the other 3 from the middle polling segment. Five of the items polled in the overall top 50.

The Poll Team aim to run the poll again next year by which time we will, no doubt, have further new announcements from manufacturers such as Hornby and Bachmann / Graham Farish, at the likes of the Warley National Model railway exhibition (25/26th November) and ,as is now custom, in January next year, which I am sure will include items to please us SR / BRs modellers that we would have been once again voting for anyway, so watch this space…

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The results from the annual Wishlist Poll for for 2016 for new N and/or 00 models are now available. The purpose of The Poll is to provide an easy way for modellers and collectors to tell the major manufacturers and commissioners of ready-to-run railway models what they would like to see made from new tooling (excluding models announced, tooled or made since 2000).

In 00 the SR U class 2-6-0 tops the SR/BR(s) list and was second overall (the BR Standard 78xxx 2-6-0 was 1st) . The top 10 for SR/BR(s) were as follows (overall position / number of votes):

  • U Class 2-6-0 (2nd/400)
  • Q Class 0-6-0 (11th/ 339)
  • P Class 0-6-0T (24/285)
  • Z class 0-8-0T (26/275)
  • Lord Nelson 4-6-0 (32/256)
  • 4 COR EMU (34/255)
  • A1X terrier 0-6-0T (35/254)
  • Class 442 Wessex EMU (39/249)
  • K Class 2-6-0 (40/247)
  • SR Maunsell Kitchen / Restaurant First Coach [Dia 2650/1/5/60] (45/244)

The complete 00 results file can be downloaded here 2016-00-most-wanted and by category here 2016-00-results-by-category

In N gauge the N15 King Arthur 4-6-0 topped the overall most wanted. The top 5 for SR/BR(s) were as follows (overall position / number of votes):

  • N15 King Arthur 4-6-0 (1st/102)
  • Lord Nelson 4-6-0 (7th/88)
  • Rebuilt Merchant Navy 4-6-2 (10/79)
  • S15 4-6-0 (11/75)
  • Class 205 Hampshire/Berkshire 3H (11/75)

The complete N results file can be downloaded here 2016-n-most-wanted and by category here 2016-n-results-by-category

A full discussion about the results can be found on Rmweb here. 

As always it will be interesting to see how many of these items feature in the manufacturers plans in the coming years.

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The annual Wishlist Poll for new N and/or 00 models has started today. The purpose of The Poll is to provide an easy way for modellers and collectors to tell the major manufacturers and commissioners of ready-to-run railway models what they would like to see made from new tooling (excluding models announced, tooled or made since 2000).

There are plenty of Southern Railway / Southern Region related items to vote for, hint hint. In 00 gauge in the past items including the recently announced by Hornby, for 2017, H class tank along with previous Southern related models such as the the Air-Smoothed Merchant Navy, S15 and Adams Radial tanks that were all in the Top 50 of previous polls and have now been either announced (or delivered).

There are 20 categories covering steam locos of the Big Four and BR; Diesel & Electric Locos; DMUs; EMUs; Coaches; Non-passenger-carrying Coaching Stock; Freight Stock; General Service Stock; Standard Gauge Industrial Locos; and finally London Underground.

The poll will be running from today, 10th October, until the 29th October; and the direct link to the poll is here. Full details can be found on MREmag or RMweb.
Lets hope that by voting Southern we can continue the great expansion in Southern related models being produced in the future!

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The annual Wishlist Poll for new N and/or 00 models has started today. The purpose of The Poll is to provide an easy way for modellers and collectors to tell the major manufacturers and commissioners of ready-to-run railway models what they would like to see made from new tooling (excluding models announced, tooled or made since 2000).

There are plenty of Southern Railway / Southern Region related items to vote for. In 00 gauge last year, the Air-Smoothed Merchant Navy, S15, Adams Radial and SR 45 Ton Breakdown Crane were all in the Top 50 and have now been either announced (or delivered).

There are 21 categories covering steam locos of the Big Four and BR; DMUs; EMUs; Coaches; Non-passenger-carrying Coaching Stock; Freight Stock; General Service Stock; Standard Gauge Industrial locos; London Underground; and finally Infrastructure & Lineside (such as turntables and level crossings)

The poll will be running from 26 October to 21 November; and the direct link to the poll is here. Full details can be found on MREmag or RMweb.

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Over the last few years an annual wish list poll has been run as a collaboration between MREmag and  RMweb it is no coincidence that many of the items that have appeared at the top of these polls in past years have subsequently appeared in the main manufactures ranges.

The Wishlist Poll 2014 will run from 1 to 31 October and you can take part here.

The purpose of The Poll is to provide an easy and enjoyable way for modellers and collectors to tell the major manufacturers and commissioners of ready-to-run railway models what they would like to see made from new tooling (excluding models announced, tooled or made since 2000).

There are 21 categories in N and 00 covering: Steam locos of the Big Four and BR; Diesel & Electric Locos; DMUs & EMUs; Coaches; Non-passenger-carrying Coaching Stock; Freight Stock; General Service Stock; and other railway-related items (such as turntables). Two new categories this year cover Standard Gauge Industrial and London Underground.

To act as an aide-memoire, the 9-man Poll Team has again provided The Guide. If you don’t know the build dates of the various BR Mk1 catering vehicles, or whether one particular 0-6-0 steam loco will suit your needs better than others, you will find all the answers there – and many more! This guide can be found here.

If you have any queries, please contact The Poll Team by email here

Go on…vote for anything Southern you know you want to…go on…that’s right Southern…

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The results of the 2013  MREmag and RMweb  annual wish list poll  has today been announced.
The poll provides a simple way for modellers and collectors alike to inform the major manufacturers and commissioners of ready-to-run railway models what they would like to see made from new tooling in N and 00 gauges.

Southern models featured well in both scales particularly in 00 with 5 out of the top ten steam locos and 7 of the the top 12  being: the Adams Radial (3rd), S15 (4th), 700 Class (5th), U class (7th) and H2 Atlantic (10th) . The often requested original air smoothed Merchant Navy was 12 after the H Class tank in 11th.  Southern Region’s class 71 and 74 were 2nd and third respectfully in the diesel and electric category. Whilst Southern coaching stock did not feature so highly the SR 6 Wheel milk tank was top of the non-passenger carrying coaching stock with the Gangwayed bogie luggage van 3rd. In the freight category the ex SECR 25t brake van came top with SR cattle wagon to dia 1529/1530 3rd and the Dia 1478 banana van in 6th. All of the above items also finished in the overall top 50.
In N gauge a Lord Nelson polled 3rd with surprisingly, considering Dapol have already announced their planned release, an original air smoothed Bulleid light pacific was in 6th.  An S15 was 9th and rebuilt Merchant Navy in 10th. As in 00 the gangwayed bogie luggage van and the ex SECR 25T brake van also polled highly  in 4th and 3rd respectively.

Over the last number of years that the poll has being run a number of the top voted items have subsequently been manufactured or announced. So although there is not a guarantee that winning models will be produced it does potentially increase the likelihood. It is known that manufacturers / commissioning retailers do take account of these results in when considering their future plans and some I know are already under consideration.

The full results can be found via the MREmag site here:

2013 Poll Results – OO Summaries (including the Top 50)

2013 Poll Results – OO by category

2013 Poll Results – N Summaries (including the Top 50) 

2013 Poll Results – N by category

2013 Poll Results – N & OO Age Groups, Eras and Thank yous

So many thanks to you all whom voted Southern this year and lets look forward to a few more Southern / Southern Region models appearing in the coming years.

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It’s that time of the year again when MREmag and RMweb run there annual wish list poll as a chance for all of us to vote for the railway models (in N and oo) that we would like to see made.
The poll provides a simple way for modellers and collectors alike to inform the major manufacturers and commissioners of ready-to-run railway models what they would like to see made from new tooling.
Over the last number of years that the poll has being run a number of the top voted items have subsequently been manufactured or announced. So although there is not a guarantee that winning models will be produced it does increase the likelihood, as it is known that manufacturers do take account of the results in when considering their future plans.

This years poll that can be found here via the RMweb forum (you do not have be a member of the forum  to take part in the poll) is running until 28th April 2013.

Whilst of course I am not in a position to influence any voting, the fact that you are reading this might mean that you have a Southern Railway or Southern Region persuasion and therefore voting in the SR categories could benefit us all…  Vote Southern!

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With respect to the Southern Railway Mogul 2-6-0 locomotive fleet most people probably immediately think of the Maunsell Moguls,  the N/N1 and U/U1 classes. Their origins lead back to the SECR for the 5’6″ driving wheeled N class followed by the later Southern built, also under the design auspices of Maunsell who was now CME of the Southern, the U class with their larger 6′ driving wheels.
The missing mogul in more ways than one is the ex London Brighton and South Coast railway (LBSC)  K class  designed by LB Billinton. First introduced in  1913 the eventual 17 members of the class were the first 2-6-0 locomotives on the LBSC and the first with a Belpair firebox, and like the Maunsell N class  also had 5’6″ driving wheels. They were generally seen as one of the most successful LBSC locomotive designs.
It is a great shame that no examples were preserved, hence the missing mogul.  It was a class of locomotive  on the wish list of the fledgling Bluebell Railway, as members of the class were still in service  when the Bluebell Railway was formed, however obtaining one was considered too expensive at the time.

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K Class number 2346 built from an old K’s white metal kit

Although  mainly employed on the central section for freight use they did occasionally wonder further west and east. I am not sure if one ever made it to Salisbury or not but the Brighton to Cardiff trains that changed engines at Salisbury could sometimes throw up a surprise loco from Brighton so it might have been possible.

A missing mogul both in preservation and also model kit or RTR form

A missing mogul both in preservation and also model kit or RTR form

My K class number 2346 shown left is built from an old Keyser (K’s) white metal kit, and makes an occasional appearance on Fisherton Sarum.

Sadly the K’s kit is not available anymore, so even in model form the class is still the missing mogul both in either Ready To Run (RTR) or kit form. Maybe now is the time to vote for a RTR K class in the current RMweb / MRE Mag wish list poll, along with perhaps voting for a few other Southern items at the same time. The results of this annual poll whilst not having a direct link to the manufacturers certainly is referred to by them when considering  their future plans.

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