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).
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.