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  1. Hello everyone Congratulations to Ben and his team on this announcement (which has managed to escape my attention until today, I'm sorry to say)! The Cartic-4 has been High Polling in the 00 Wishlist Poll since 2014, although in 2019 - the last Poll to run - it dipped into Middle Polling by just one vote! We wish Revolution every success with the vehicles. Brian (on behalf of The 00 Poll Team)
  2. Hello D9001 Here are the placings... 2013 - Low Polling 2014 - Low Polling (but slightly higher) 2015 - Low Polling (but slightly lower) 2016 - Low Polling (but slightly lower) 2017 - Poll didn't run 2018 - High Polling 2019 - High Polling (about same as 2018) Brian (on behalf of the 00 Poll Team)
  3. Hello Andy I attended with Advance Ticket this morning. I wore a mask inside - except for a few moments where it was easier to speak to someone on a stand, where I was 'distanced' anyway. I was surprised how few masks were in evidence. I didn't go anywhere in the hall that was 'crowded' although - being an early bird - there wasn't much crowding in evidence anyway. I was out by 10.00am (before 'normal' opening time) as I have to match hobby with 'caring duties'. As is usual, I was fully focussed on seeing the handful of layouts that I wanted to see. And they were well worth my entrance fee! As I left, cars were queueing to get in, so I guess it got busier later. Brian
  4. Hello everyone Congratulations to KR on this announcement! The Palbricks have been creeping up the echelons of the 00 Wishlist Poll over the years and were only just off High Polling in 2019 (the last Poll to run). The wagons are certainly a type I want for my own layout. Brian (on behalf of the 00 Poll Team)
  5. Hello everyone All the best to KR on this announcement! The units were High Polling in the 00 Wishlist Poll 2019 (the last Poll to run). Brian (on behalf of the 00 Poll Team)
  6. Hello everyone Like many here, I have had 'bits go missing'. However, here's a story that some may not believe... Many moons ago, I was servicing a Hornby County loco (the 4-6-0 type, ex-Dapol). If you have one, you will know that the tender to loco coupler arrangement employs a very small spring - I guess, from memory, possibly in the region of 2mm diameter by 10mm length. The spring pinged of into mid-air and simply disappeared. A day or so later, I was running trains and brought a freight train from the hidden sidings onto the scenic section. As the train moved slowly past, I noticed something on a Bogie Bolster...the spring had landed perfectly upright in hoop-la manner right over a stanchion! Brian
  7. GWR 00 Rolling Stock Mini-Polls Nos.1-14 - Overall Results, Top-to-Bottom Hello everyone Your Mini-Poll Team is very happy to present you with a set of overall results. We have presented them in the usual ‘Poll Team style’ as per the old Wishlist Polls but please note: There were 14 Mini-Polls run over several weeks but for just a few days each Some of the Mini-Polls were run under slightly different voting formats Some of the ‘voter suggested items’ polled up to six votes but are not shown in these Results Although we had a ‘solid core’ of regular voters, others dipped in and out (so to speak) Therefore, the voting was ‘not on a level playing field’ as would have been the case with main Polls. However, having said that, we still believe that the results are a fair representation and wouldn’t be materially different had we run them in one fell swoop – although some of the TPO types may have had more votes within that scenario. We had the Diag.K22 in the NPCCS Mini-Poll as well the ‘Toplights’ one (for valid reasons) so we have shown the K22 as it appeared in the former. As you will see, The Top 10 (actually 11 due to equal votes) comprises: Four Passenger Brake Vans: K22, K40, K41, and K42 Two items of passenger stock: 56ft 11¼in ‘Toplights’ and Collett ‘Large Window’/’Sunshine Stock’ Two Dining Cars: Diag.H25 and Diag.38 Compo Diners Two Siphons G: the inside- and outside-framed versions, and the… Cordon Gas Tank Brian, John, Chris & Ian GWR Mini-Polls - Overall Results Top-to-Bottom.pdf
  8. Results – GWR 00 Rolling Stock Mini-Poll No.14: Autocoaches Hello everyone Many thanks to the 23 voters who took part. The number of votes to each item is shown in the left hand column and Comments Received are appended on a PDF as usual. Interesting to note that Diags.A26-A30 are at the top and that the Compartment Trailers are at the bottom. Please note that the results reflect the views of those who voted here and may not necessarily reflect those of the wider modelling community. High Polling 11 Auto Trailer Diags.A26 & A29 of 1928-36 10 Auto Trailer Diag.A27 of 1930 9 Auto Trailer Diags.A28 & A30 of 1930-3 Middle Polling 8 Auto Trailer Diags.Z, A6, A7 & A9 of 1915-1920 5 Auto Trailer Diags.A10 & A31 of 1920-3 & 1933-4 4 Auto Trailer Diags.E, L, P, T & U of 1905 Low Polling 3 Compartment Trailer Diag.A44 of 1955 3 Auto Trailer Diags.J & N of 1906/7 1 Compartment Trailer ‘Clifton Downs’ Sets 1 Compartment Trailer Diag.A33 of 1937 0 Compartment Trailer Diag.A34 of 1939 0 Compartment Trailer Diags.A41 & A42 of 1953 Suggestions 1 Ex-Cardiff Railway Diags.A20 & A21. 1 Ex-Taff Vale Railway Twin Sets. 1 A general note of support for TVR Auto stock. 1 One of the Clerestory Trailers. We will be back later today with: Overall Results – Top-to-Bottom. Brian (Note: These are ‘informal Polls for fun’ on Rob’s thread only and neither RMweb nor The 00 Wishlist Poll Team are specifically involved, apart from me, John, Chris and Ian in our ‘personal capacities’.) GWR Mini-Poll No.14 Autocoaches Comments Received.pdf
  9. Final Call for Votes - GWR 00 Rolling Stock Mini-Poll No.14: Autocoaches Hello everyone A reminder that your 'Polling Station' closes at midnight tonight. Results are expected tomorrow. If you haven't already voted, please have look back at my Wednesday posting on page 1704 for full details. As this is the final GWR Rolling Stock Mini-Poll, I will be publishing the Overall Results - Top-to-Bottom shortly after the Autocoaches Results tomorrow. Brian
  10. Hello Limpley Stoker You say: 5 A26/A27. No.5 is A26 & 29 and No.6 is A27. Is it just No.5 you want (the A26)? Brian
  11. Hello Matt Just noticed this! The 1958 WTT shows the 1.00pm Marlow-Bourne End as Mixed. Brian
  12. Many thanks Mike. I have looked through the Longworth book and can see those now. Duly noted as 'suggestions'. Brian
  13. Hello Mike Is that a suggestion for 13? I'm sorry but I'm not au fait with many of the Autocoaches. Brian
  14. Hello Petrox Yes, the Overall Results - Top-to-Bottom will follow shortly after publication of the Autocoaches Results. planned for Sunday Brian
  15. Hello everyone I’m not actually voting for anything here as I have no requirements. I can, however, see many of you voting as there is a wide gap in the market waiting to be filled. Will Kernow will use their Steam Railmotor as a basis for a Diag.A26 Trailer? Brian
  16. GWR 00 Rolling Stock Mini-Poll No.14: Autocoaches Hello everyone Welcome to the fourteenth and final GWR 00 Rolling Stock Mini-Poll. I am running this here with my friends, John Lewis, Chris Knowles-Thomas and Ian Taylor on Rob’s behalf. Note from John: Auto Trailers have been variously called ‘Push-pull’, ‘Motor Train,’ ‘Auto Coaches’, ‘Auto Cars’, ‘Auto Trains’, ‘Auto Trailers’ or simply ‘Trailers’. To operate an ‘Auto Train’, you need a push-pull fitted tank engine or a Steam Railmotor (SRM) and at least one Trailer equipped with a driving compartment. This had to be coupled to the loco with the driving compartment at the opposite end to the engine. There were some Intermediate Trailers which did not have a driver’s compartment. They had to go between the loco and a driving trailer. Only the Diag.A44 Driving Trailers were given trailer series numbers. In order to generate some debate – and some ‘learning opportunities’ – please feel free to explain why you have chosen your selections. I copy all ‘Comments Received’ in order of receipt – but with names removed – and post them as a PDF with the Results. Please note that we do not welcome comments that act as an excuse to start up the old chestnut of ‘kits vs RTR’! Here’s what to do… 1. You may vote for any or all of the items listed plus suggestions at 13 & 14 (if you so wish). 2. They must be items you would realistically wish to buy if made RTR at ‘affordable prices’. 3. Submit your entries on this thread simply as (for example): 2, 4, 7 – with comments and explanations following. 4. If you vote by PM, please only list your selection of numbers without explanations. Auto Trailers with Driver’s Compartment: 1 Diags.J & N of 1906/7 Churchward Wood-panelled 59ft 6in. 2 Diags.E, L, P, T & U of 1905 Churchward Wood-panelled 70ft. 3 Diags.Z, A6, A7 & A9 of 1915-1920 Churchward ex-Steam Railmotor Matchboarded 59ft 6¾in. 4 Diags.A10 & A31 of 1920-3 & 1933-4 Churchward & Collett ex-Steam Railmotor Wood-panelled 59ft 6in 5 Diags.A26 & A29 of 1928-36 Collett ex-Steam Railmotor Wood-panelled 70ft. Steam Railmotor No.93 became Diag.A26 Trailer No.212 which has now been rebuilt back to No.93. This is the subject of the Kernow model. 6 Diag.A27 of 1930 Collett Steel-panelled 59ft 6in 7 Diags.A28 & A30 of 1930-3 Collett Steel-panelled 62ft 8in. Compartment Trailers: Driving Trailers and Intermediate Trailers which often ran together. 8 ‘Clifton Downs’ Sets Churchward's 1913 conversions of Dean Wood-panelled Low Roof Brake Thirds and Composites into Driving Trailers and Intermediate Trailers respectively. 9 Diag.A34 of 1939 Collett purpose-built compartment Driving Trailer. 10 Diag.A33 of 1937 GWR alteration of Collett Diag.D117 Brake Thirds. 11 Diag.A44 of 1955 BR alteration of Collett Diag.D117 Brake Thirds. 12 Diags.A41 & A42 of 1953 BR alteration of Collett Diags.C66 and C75 Thirds to Intermediate Trailer. Suggestions 13 Your suggestions for Auto Trailers with Driver’s Compartment not listed. 14 Your suggestions for Compartment Trailers not listed. Get your thinking caps on and get voting! I will acknowledge receipt of your vote via the ‘Thx’ tick box. You have until midnight on Saturday 18 September. However, I will stop earlier and advise if votes reach 50. I will present the results during the day on Sunday 19 September. I look forward to your selections and comments! Brian (Note: These are ‘informal Polls for fun’ on Rob’s thread only and neither RMweb nor The 00 Wishlist Poll Team are specifically involved, apart from me, John, Chris and Ian in our ‘personal capacities’.)
  17. Hello Phil Your comments are perfectly valid and in context. It doesn't solve anything when people write in and exclaim "Why bother voting for those models when kits already exist!". We know! Brian
  18. Thanks for the above mdvle A purpose of the main Poll and these Mini-Polls is 'education' - be that for ourselves of for the makers to take on board. I have been involved with such polls for well over a decade but have learnt much by running the Minis here! Brian
  19. Hello everyone I have often said that (in relation to Poll matters) even if an item polled, say, 10,000+ votes it wouldn't be made unless the makers felt that they could actually make a profit from it. I guess that all models need to have a 'business case' presented for approval and that will take into account complexities, research, fragility etc - unless you happen to have 'loadsamoney' and make you want! Brian
  20. Hello Neal and everyone A factor to take into account with the 00 Poll is that we listed 800+ items although we conservatively estimated that we could have listed 30,000+ items. So... the 800 are 'already towards the top of the tree' and even 'low pollers' are consequently way up in that hierarchy. The following have been announced since publication of the 2019 Poll Results. 8 The Top 50 6 steam locos 1 PCCS (post-steam era) 1 Freight (steam era) 10 High Polling 4 Steam locos 1 Diesel loco (steam era partly) 1 DMU (steam era partly) 1 EMU (post-steam era) 1 PCCS (steam era) 1 NPCCS (steam era) 1 Freight (steam era) 4 Middle Polling 1 Steam loco 3 Freight (1 steam era, 2 post-steam era) 5 Low Polling 1 Diesel loco (partly steam era) 1 PCCS (steam era) 1 NPCCS (post-steam era) 2 Freight (post-steam era) Of those 27 items, 19 were from the top half of the listings. There have only been a handful of announcements over the years of items that we didn't have listed. Some of those were 'ready for the next year' but didn't get in the current year due to overloads on certain categories. Brian
  21. Hello Neal GWR Coaches Results 2019 PDF attached. Bear in mind that the 00 Poll was widely publicised and ran for three weeks. It can't really be directly compared with the Mini-Polls which are on a 'GWR specific thread' and only run for a few days - mostly within peak holiday season. Brian GWR Coaches - Extract from Results 00 Wishlist Poll 2019.pdf
  22. Results – GWR 00 Rolling Stock Mini-Poll No.13: Non-gangwayed Coaches Hello everyone Many thanks to the 27 voters who took part. The number of votes to each item is shown in the left hand column and Comments Received are appended on a PDF as usual. Please note that the results reflect the views of those who voted here and may not necessarily reflect those of the wider modelling community. High Polling 18 Collett B-set 57ft Flat Ended Diag.E147 15 Collett B-set 61ft Bow Ended Diag.E140 11 Collett 57ft x 9ft Non-gangwayed Flat Ended Coaches 10 Collett B-set 61ft Bow Ended Diag.E145 Middle Polling 8 Collett 61ft 2in x 9ft Non-gangwayed Bow Ended Coaches 8 Hawksworth 63ft 0¾in x 8ft 11in Flat End Non-gangwayed Coaches 6 Dean Non-Gangwayed Clerestory Coaches Low Polling 5 Churchward 56ft 11¼in ‘Toplight’ Steel Panelled Non-gangwayed Coaches 5 Churchward and Collett 'Main Line & City' coaches 4 Collet 59ft 3in x 8ft 11in Non-gangwayed Flat Ended Composites Diag.E156 & Diag.2189 1 Dean Low Roof Coaches 1 Hawksworth 64ft Lavatory Brake Composites (1960) Your suggestions of any Non-gangwayed Coaches not listed. There were none. We will be back on Wednesday 15 September with our final Mini-Poll – GWR 00 Rolling Stock Mini-Poll No.14: Autocoaches. This will run until midnight on Saturday 18 September. Brian (Note: These are ‘informal Polls for fun’ on Rob’s thread only and neither RMweb nor The 00 Wishlist Poll Team are specifically involved, apart from me, John, Chris and Ian in our ‘personal capacities’.) GWR Mini-Poll No.13 Non-gangwayed Stock Comments Received.pdf
  23. Hello everyone Further on this subject... I was once in a model shop which was owned by a respected GWR modeller. A customer was saying that he had a 14xx loco and was looking for 'something passenger' for it to haul. As one would expect, the owner showed the customer a B-set and an Autocoach - dutifully explaining the ins and outs of both types. What did the customer buy...? Half a B-set! The owner glanced across the shop to me and we both rolled our eyes. Brian
  24. Final Call for Votes - GWR 00 Rolling Stock Mini-Poll No.13: Non-gangwayed Coaches Hello everyone A reminder that your 'Polling Station' closes at midnight tonight with Results expected tomorrow. If you haven't already voted, please scroll back to my posting of Wednesday about half way down page 1699 for full details. Brian (Note: These are ‘informal Polls for fun’ on Rob’s thread only and neither RMweb nor The 00 Wishlist Poll Team are specifically involved, apart from me, John, Chris and Ian in our ‘personal capacities’.)
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