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.
4 thoughts on “Annual wishlist poll for 2015 opens today”
There are some really desirable suggestions on the list, personally as far as locos, the biggest gap is a U. But I’d love to see a Chonker a D15 and/or a 0395.
I am with you Iain. A Tavern Car set would be on my list for the kitsch value!
One of the biggest losses is the K class as the kit has been discontinued and they were the most flexible loco on the Southern.
The rerunning of this annual poll is a useful reminder of just how far we have progressed with SR rtr models. Ok a little patience is required but the Lineup of locos is truly unbelievable compared with 10 years ago. I have just received my O2 and my Black Motors are only a few months old. All wonderful. An amazing time to be a SR modeller in 00. And I have not even mentioned Maunsell coaches and pillbox brakevans now running and gate stock, road van etc on the way, along with yet more locos!
And the efforts of Graham and other knowledgeable enthusiasts has played a key part. Not time for complacency but a little congratulation.