The Black Label A4 arrived just before the end of 2016 and was not included in the 2016 awards. The autocoach and B-set are new to the Dapol brand as opposed to re-liveries.
Thank you Andy.
Upon reflection if these were disallowed then nominations for this manufacturer would be somewhat thin upon the ground.
I also observed that Bachmann are nominated for innovation in using the next-18 socket for DCC? Surely DJ models have always specified this and it has been used in Europe for some time. Even Dapol recently laid claim to it!
Is this not an NMRA standard from many years ago, rather than true innovation?
ModellU have also produced invitational 3D figures for many years now (I have been puzzled as to why they have not been included before actually)
The voting system will of course even out the results, those, who like myself tend to the pedantic shall vote for our chosen nominations, and the majority result shall prevail. Which of course will be the true reward for the victors.