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  1. Many thanks to the club for another enjoyable show. Brian
  2. Hello everyone Congratulations to KR Models and we wish the company every success with the project. The vehicle was to be one of 25 'new entries' in the modern freight category of The Wishlist Poll 2019 - but has now been deleted. Brian (on behalf of The 00 Wishlist Poll Team)
  3. Hello DrDuncan If that doesn't help, let me know. I am in touch with John (as he is a fellow member of The 00 Wishlist Poll Team). Brian
  4. Hello Miss Prism Thanks for the understanding. We always try to make it clear - for Andy York's benefit. If we get 'negative comment', then Andy is not part of it. (Negative comment? The Poll?...perish the thought!) Brian (on behalf of The 00 Wishlist Poll Team)
  5. Hello Miss Prism May I make a small clarification to your statement above? You said: Some Welsh locos do feature in the last RMweb wishlist poll, which ran Oct-Nov 2018. The annual Wishlist Poll is totally independent but is hosted by RMweb - not 'owned' or 'run' by it. Andy York kindly prepares the 'computerised aspects' for us in a voluntary role; neither he nor Warners etc has any 'influence' on the content. Not wishing 'to be pedantic' - just clear. (The Poll will be running in October and those locos plus a couple more will be available to vote on. The 56xx is going back in as we have moved the cut-off date to 1 January 2005. I don't really want to answer any questions yet - there will be an 'Advance Notice' in ample time.) Brian (on behalf of The 00 Wishlist Poll Team)
  6. Hello wilwahbri The numbers are the 'running numbers' that would be found on the sides of the vehicles. The PO vehicles were Royal Mail vehicles. The two Brake Vans were originally Diag.K40 Passenger Brake Vans. What Robert shows above is a 'mail train' per se - not to be confused with a 'parcels train'. If you want to look into the subject, this book will help. Mail By Rail. Peter Johnson. Ian Allan Publishing. Brian
  7. Hello Kevin More from Glen below. Brian The milk was transported in 6-wheeled milk tankers. Express Dairies did not have any milk tank trucks for carrying Dyson Trailers (United Dairies and Co-operative Wholesale Society operated these on the SR). The original SR 4-wheeled milk tankers were operated by United Dairies and were rebuilt in 1937/8. Between 1932 and 1938 the SR operated both 4-wheeled and 6-wheeled milk tankers. Glen Woods
  8. Hello Kevin Doing that now for you. Brian
  9. Hello Kevin I contacted fellow 00 Wishlist Poll Team member and 'milk researcher', Glen Woods. His reply is below. Regards Brian Express Dairy loaded 6-Wheel milk tankers for Mottingham from Horam in the 1930s the workings were: Loaded. 7 31 p.m. Eastbourne to Tonbridge two tanks, plus van or vans churns if required, attached to the rear at Horam, detached at Groombridge. Attached at Groombridge to the 9 .0 p.m. Tunbridge Wells West to Victoria. 1 30 a.m. Victoria to Strood, tanks detached at Mottingham. Empties SX 6 37 p.m. Mottingham to Victoria. Attached to 9 10 p.m. Victoria to East Grinstead, detached at East Croydon. Attached to the 10 40 p.m. London Bridge to Brighton and Eastbourne, detached at Haywards Heath for the: 12 20 a.m. Haywards Heath to Eastbourne. 5 43 a.m. Eastbourne to Waldron. SO 6 20 p.m. Mottingham to Victoria. Attached to 8 2 p.m. Victoria to Uckfield (if vans passing these to be in front of the tanks). Eridge to detach and transfer to the: 9 30 p.m. Tunbridge Wells West to Eastbourne and detached at Waldron. Source documentation: Working Timetable supplements held by the Bluebell Railway Museum Archive I have not come across any workings or details of tank loading facilities at Mayfield. It was likely that Mayfield, like nearly every other rural station, did load milk in churns. Glen Woods
  10. Hello Ben Congratulations on this announcement! The Timber Wagons have been Middle Polling in the last three Wishlist Polls. We didn't list the Cargowaggon, but - on reflection - probably should have! I think our reasoning was that Heljan had made another version. All the best for the project. Brian (on behalf of The 00 Wishlist Poll Team)
  11. Hello Roger Firstly, very pleased to see the article in Hornby Magazine. The group may like to be aware of the posting I sent to the Books section yesterday... Brian Revised book: The Somerset & Dorset From The Footplate (Peter Smith) Hello everyone I thought you might like to know that Peter Smith's previously hardback book of the above title has been been re-typeset, proofread at the minimum by Peter himself and published by Crecy recently as a paperback. The old photos have been replaced by a 32pp art paper section towards the middle, most pages having two photos per page - and many of these will not have been seen before. The original book has been out of print for many years and I'm sure you will welcome its return. As many of you will be aware, I know Peter very well - but am posting this 'for information'. Size: 198 x 129mm (Please note that my photo may make the book look bigger than it actually is!) Pages: 288 + 32pp B&W photo section Publisher: A Goodall paperback from Crecy Publishing Website: www.crecy.co.uk Price: £9.95
  12. Hello Atso No criticism taken at all, Steve, and many thanks for your understanding of the circumstances. I have now gone back a little further in N for you concerning the J6. 2013 - About middle of Low Polling 2014 - About middle of Low Polling 2015 - About middle of Low Polling So, in 2016, it had climbed the ladder just a little. At present, I can't give you any update on whether an N Poll will run, but will advise to RMweb as soon I have any news. Brian (on behalf of The 00 Wishlist Poll Team)
  13. Hello Tony and Atso The J6 has fared as below in the recent 00 Wishlist Polls: 2013 - Middle of the Middle Polling Segment 2014 - Bottom of the High Polling Segment 2015 - Top of the Middle Polling Segment 2016 - High up in the Middle Polling Segment 2017 - The Poll didn't run this year 2018 - High up in the Middle Polling Segment Notes: 1. The Poll hovers around 720 items per year - but will be slightly bigger in 2019. 2. To assist voters with gauging where any of their voted items end up, we split the content into roughly three parts: High; Middle; and Low Polling. About 240 items in each segment. 3. As you can see from the list above, the loco has remained fairly consistently high up in the Middle Polling Segment. 4. In 2018, the J6 was 28th out of 70 LNER locos listed (which roughly concurs with its overall position). 5. We last ran an N Poll in 2016 where the J6 was in the upper echelons of the Low Polling Segment. 6. About a decade ago - when the erstwhile MREmag was running under the management of Pat Hammond - the J6 was much talked about. 7. If my memory serves me well, I did raise the question here of why the J6 wasn't faring as well as many might imagine, but the replies were inconclusive. 8. Personally, I need two for my layout. Brian (on behalf of The 00 Wishlist Poll Team)
  14. Hello again everyone Just for clarification...my photo may make the book look bigger than it actually is. If you are going to buy it, please see the size in my post above. Brian
  15. Revised book: The Somerset & Dorset From The Footplate (Peter Smith) Hello everyone I thought you might like to know that Peter Smith's previously hardback book of the above title has been been re-typeset, proofread at the minimum by Peter himself and published by Crecy recently as a paperback. The old photos have been replaced by a 32pp art paper section towards the middle, most pages having two photos per page - and many of these will not have been seen before. The original book has been out of print for many years and I'm sure you will welcome its return. As many of you will be aware, I know Peter very well - but am posting this 'for information'. Size: 198 x 129mm Pages: 288 + 32pp B&W photo section Publisher: A Goodall paperback from Crecy Publishing Website: www.crecy.co.uk Price: £9.95
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