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.
2 thoughts on “‘U’ have decided… the 2016 wish poll results have been counted and verified, the Southern scores are…”
Reading the results I can’t argue with the high polling for the U, it’s the gaping hole in the list of available southern locos. I also have a longing for proper LN, But I’m surprised that the Leader is doing so well.
Here’s hoping we’ll see some of these coming out over the next few years