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  1. Hello Compound 2632 It was a 'slip of the finger'. I corrected it in the cut and paste copy that I sent to the Hornby thread, but forgot to correct this one! Now done. Brian (on behalf of The 00 Poll Team)
  2. Hello everyone Many congratulations to Hornby on the 2020 announcements today! Excellent news for many! This is how the new tooling items fared in The 00 Wishlist Poll 2019 Results... Top 50 374 votes - BR Std Class 2 2-6-0 (78xxx). Overall position 3rd. 287 votes - LNER Hush Hush. Overall position 10th. High Polling 186 votes - BR Diag.24 Restaurant Buffet (RB) 182 votes - APT-P 182 votes - W1 60700 149 votes - A2/3 Middle Polling 116 votes - A2/2. (This score places it nicely above the overall half
  3. Hello everyone Many congratulations to Hornby on the 2020 announcements today! Excellent news for many! This is how the new tooling items fared in the 2019 Results... Top 50 374 votes - BR Std Class 2 2-6-0 (78xxx). Overall position 3rd. 287 votes - LNER Hush Hush. Overall position 10th. High Polling 186 votes - BR Diag.24 Restaurant Buffet (RB) 182 votes - APT-P 182 votes - W1 60700 149 votes - A2/3 Middle Polling 116 votes - A2/2. (This score places it nicely above the overall halfway mark.)
  4. Hello S&CR The 00 Poll Team has been running The Wishlist Poll in its (generally consistent) current style since 2012. Prior to that, we had some experience with some of us contributing to what was MREmag in 2010 and 2011 where for convenience sake - not 'grandeur' - we called ourselves The Loco Team. The results of what we did there and subsequently have remained reasonably consistent over the years, with the greater majority of made items having been in the upper echelons. We have never claimed that models are made directly because of The Poll results as we have n
  5. Hello Iain I'm not sure if this helps or hinders, but it may be worth looking at. Is there any reason why the 'X' crossover at each end is set so far apart? If the Up and Down run at 'normal spacing', then you would save a few inches at each end...and that may equate to fitting an extra coach into the road. All the best with this fascinating project...I'm so jealous. Brian
  6. Hello Bernard I'll put that on the agenda. Brian (on behalf of The 00 Poll Team)
  7. Hello Mike We (and Phil/Andy) didn't apply any specific rules as this was 'just a bit of Christmas fun' and developed from a 'light-hearted chat' that Phil and I had at a show in November. When you start looking, it's amazing just how many 'quirkies' there are out there...we only skimmed the surface this year. As noted earlier, the definitions of 'quirky' and 'mainstream' are open to conjecture dependent on viewpoint. It will be interesting to see if any of the items do get made. I (personally) would certainly buy Ivor the Engine! Brian (on behal
  8. Hello 34C Could you remind me of the item please? Brian
  9. Hello everyone Results - The Quirky Poll 2019Results - The Quirky Poll 2019.pdf Many thanks to all who took part as well as to Andy York and Phil Parker - much appreciated! Your comments have been noted and will be taken on board for any future Quirky Poll. We hope you find the results interesting. Brian (on behalf of The 00 Poll Team)
  10. Hello everyone Firstly, Happy New Year to you all! Thanks to all who voted. I hope to have The Results (in 'Poll Team style') for you here later today. Brian (on behalf of The 00 Poll Team)
  11. Hello Ian You took the words right out of my mouth! Brian (on behalf of The 00 Poll Team)
  12. Hello everyone Please don't forget that voting closes at 21.00 tonight. Brian (on behalf of The 00 Poll Team)
  13. Hello David Has been put on the agenda. Brian (on behalf of The 00 Poll Team)
  14. Hello Compound2632 Someone else has suggested that earlier on, so it's 'on the agenda' already. Brian (on behalf of The 00 Poll Team)
  15. Hello Hroth The B17/5s are more likely to find their way into 'the main Poll'. However, they haven't done so yet as we are running beyond 'maximum permitted load' in the LNER Locos category and the class has seldom been requested. Maybe one day. Brian (on behalf of The 00 Poll Team)
  16. Hello Dave As noted by Phil towards the start, there was a hiccup with the list. We were going to list the Kitson-Still and Sentinel Gyro, but have held them over with some other items; if this year goes well - and people enjoy it - then we will consider another Quirky Poll for 2020. Brian (on behalf of The 00 Poll Team)
  17. Hello Joseph and everyone As noted, whilst 'serious' in that we expect respondents to vote for what they would realistically wish to buy if a model were ever made, this Poll is 'a little bit of Christmas fun' and semantics shouldn't cloud your enjoyment. Take if for what it is and see what the results say on 1 January. All the best for Christmas Day to you all! Brian (on behalf of The 00 Poll Team)
  18. Hello Ben Alder Drummond's Bug has been in 'the main Poll' since 2018 where it was Middle Polling. It moved up to High Polling in 2019. Brian (on behalf of The 00 Poll Team)
  19. Hello Mark The definitions of 'mainstream' and 'quirky' will always be a tad blurred but our aim here was to list just some items that would probably never find a place in 'the main Poll'. Surprisingly. Rocket is seldom if ever suggested to The Poll Team. I searched the results of 2019's Category 21 and couldn't find a single mention. I do, however, recall that a gentleman emailed The Team requesting it as he had seen our Press Release via the Railway Museum. I got the impression from the email that he wasn't what might loosely be called 'a mainstream modeller' but more
  20. Hello Truffy Those items are in 'the main Poll'. The Hush Hush was in The Top 50 and the Class 70 was High Polling. Brian (on behalf of The 00 Poll Team)
  21. Hello again Tom Very many thanks for the helpful links - much appreciated. I will be BR Crimson. Brian
  22. Hello Tom Very many thanks for this - I have a Quint set now on order and will follow how you get on via the blog. Generally speaking, my construction skills end at opening the box, so I will be on a steep learning curve! Brian
  23. Hello ClassixT I certainly agree and I can find Mk1 non-gangwayed stock on the Buntingford branch and elsewhere during the late 50s. And the 1957 Carriage Working book shows the stock booked for 5.57pm SX Liverpool St to Cambridge. Brian
  24. Hello Norton Wood Could you tell me what minimum radius these can be made to go round? Radius 3? Are the bodysides in one piece? Many thanks Brian Additional text: 13.50 today Hello again Norton Wood I can see from your blog that the sides are all in one, but would still like to know about radii if possible. And do all knobs etc come with the kit? Cheers! Brian
  25. Hello Gilbert How about the following... In my own similar-sized railway room, I have applied 'film' to the windows. This lets in plenty of light but precludes 'prying eyes'. The film only goes up the window as high as is needed to stop those eyes and I can still 'see out' over the top when needed. I can't recall the view out of your window, but you might get away with just the lower half. It really depends on 'how prying' your neighbours are likely to be and who might see what from where. For your room, take down the vertical blinds and replace with 'up an
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