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The 00 Wishlist Polls 2013-2018 - Items Announced and/or Made

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Hello everyone

 

We thought you might like to see what has been announced and/or made from the listings of The Wishlist Polls 2013-2018. PDF attached.

 

The 00 Poll Team never publicly 'analyses' the results but we will go so far as to mention just a couple of observations...

 

1. The greater majority of items announced are coming from the upper echelons of the listings.

 

2. There does seem to be a lack of Big Four passenger-carrying coaching stock being announced. In 2018, we listed 125 items - so, there is plenty of scope!

 

Brian (on behalf of The 00 Poll Team)

 

 

 

 

4. Results - The 00 Wishlist Poll 2013-2018 - Items Announced and or Made.pdf

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Hello everyone

 

We thought you might like to see what has been announced and/or made from the listings of The Wishlist Polls 2013-2018. PDF attached.

 

The 00 Poll Team never publicly 'analyses' the results but we will go so far as to mention just a couple of observations...

 

1. The greater majority of items announced are coming from the upper echelons of the listings.

 

2. There does seem to be a lack of Big Four passenger-carrying coaching stock being announced. In 2018, we listed 125 items - so, there is plenty of scope!

 

Brian (on behalf of The 00 Poll Team)

 

Nice work, and fascinating to read.

 

A small correction - you have underlined N7s, indicating they are announced but not yet in the shops. As the one pootling around on my track suggests, if they are not in the shops it's because they first livery has sold out!

 

Paul

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Class 90 not underlined, but also not yet in the shops; or have I misread the instructions?  :scratchhead:

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Thanks Chard...looks like you are right. You cannot believe how many proof-reads we put this through as well!

 

Brian

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Hello Paul

 

Not when I checked it with Dave Jones in the latter part of 2018. We will be keeping the matter 'on our radar' though.

 

Brian (on behalf of The 00 Poll Team)

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Perhaps you should have a policy that, if an item has not been manufactured within a specified number of years from the initial announcement, it will be re-included in the Wishlist Poll automatically. As it stands, a manufacturer could have announced a loco in (say) 2001, never introduced it, and it still couldn't appear in the Poll.

 

There are a number of locos announced in the past, but never produced and never cancelled. The Dapol Beyer-Garrat is, I think, one example of this. Announced in the mid 1980s, I don't believe it has ever been cancelled.

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Hello Nimbus

 

We don't have a 'hard rule' because there are many factors to take into consideration. It's more a matter of horses for courses.

 

We had a similar situation with a much-requested Railbus, and we dealt with that one as below. The Class 74 - as noted - is 'pinging on our radar' and will be considered for re-listing when we carry out our full annual review between June and September.

 

Brian (on behalf of The 00 Poll Team)

 

Extract from 2018 Poll

 

Poll Team Note: We were under the impression that the Wickham Railbus below had been announced by Heljan. A reply to an email sent to the company in 2015 said that it would be available in 2016. That appears to be not the case, so – having had numerous requests – we have listed it as a ‘new’ item this year.

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Rail-mounted Gun: Oxford. We wouldn’t have seen it as fitting the rest of our portfolio. 

this statement is a puzzler . 

Poll Team  has forgotten about  this

 

2015  most wanted

244 Pigeon baskets 

 

It is in the 2015 lineside and infrastructure category.

 

if we are going to have 2013-2018 announced or made list  then  the  Bachmann  009 welsh slate water tank , coaling facility , lineside hut , boiler house      announced should be included as part of the lineside and infrastructure  category for 2013-2018 announced or made. this will help if the Poll Team do decide to include this category again for  the 2019 poll.  

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Hello Dana

 

Thanks for this but - as we stopped running 'Lineside & Infrastructure' after 2015 - we decided not to report on that topic as the table was 'busy enough' already. The reason we stopped running the category was that we couldn't include the vast range of items that the subject really demanded.

 

The same applies to the Rail-Mounted Gun - is it a railway vehicle per se, or a gun that happens to be on railway wheels? We believe we could list 30,000+ items, so we have to draw a line somewhere.

 

We haven't - and don't - list 009, although we did look into running that category in 2019 and had even got to a very workable draft stage. As noted elsewhere, we decided to concentrate on 'core content'.

 

Brian (on behalf of The 00 Poll Team)

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On ‎25‎/‎01‎/‎2019 at 09:16, BMacdermott said:

...We thought you might like to see what has been announced and/or made from the listings of The Wishlist Polls 2013-2018. PDF attached...

Belatedly catching up with this, I saw 'LMS grain hopper' listed among items produced. Now that's a wagon I could use, but have absolutely no recollection of such a thing newly tooled and available RTR. The Bachmann BR grain hopper, probably arrived four or five years ago, yes...

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