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Phil Parker

The Quirky Poll

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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)

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Glad there were pictures didn't have a clue what half of this stuff looked like!

 

And in truth most of it was so ugly I didn't vote for it!

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On 24/12/2019 at 18:49, newbryford said:

 

I almost read that as a badly timed "still no 158"...............................

Have we started again?

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LEV1 , PPM and Boat, all float my boat! as it were.

 

LEV I  as it is always worth a Leyland, PPM as it saved me guarding the town car! Boat as I would like to see the DCC button for a gravity wind powered hand braked passenger carrying vehicle. esp the change direction choice! Sound should of course include the squeals of pleasure of the passengers and driver.

 

Festive greetings

Robert   

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Spooner's Boat for me!  Does it come with one of those pound shop battery fans as a propulsion system?  And how do you tack against a headwind on the Cob?

 

I'm drawn to Harrison's Hurricane as well; the thing was obviously never going to work and was a noble failure, exactly the sort of thing I'd have designed!  You can sort of see what he was getting at, but there is no tractive weight.  What is perhaps surprising is that another approach to the problem of getting the biggest driving wheels you could inside the loading gauge, Trevithick's 'Cornwall', actually worked rather well with the boiler beneath the driving axle.

 

A cool yule, y'all...

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Thanks for including in the fun the ACV vehicles, with their several London area and London Underground connections.

 

For a future selection, how about the Adkins-Lewis Neverstop Railway vehicles? - several vehicles later repurposed as Ashover Light Railway coaches.

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The list on the first page of this topic has the Sentinel Gyro-electric but I can't see it in the actual poll.

 

If we're talking weird and quirky I'd have put the Kitson-Still in there.

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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)

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An entertaining poll, Brian, thanks for doing it!  Possibly include Seaham Harbour No.18 (the Lewin engine) in its original form , or one of the other somewhat odd looking Lewin narrow gauge locos for next year?

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Listowell and Ballybunion monorail for next year?

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The giraffe car should be dcc equiped to enable one to pop-up and retract the giraffe's head at will.

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4 hours ago, Phatbob said:

The giraffe car should be dcc equiped to enable one to pop-up and retract the giraffe's head at will.

 

With sound ?

 

Adrian

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20 minutes ago, figworthy said:

 

With sound ?

 

Adrian


Only if it includes an "ouch!" when you mistime retracting the giraffe and it hits its head! :jester:

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What about a train for which it has has probably carried more RMweb members, than the rest of the list combined?

 

I give you the 1949 cars of the Southend Pier Railway.

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Only just noticed this......

 

I've selected my favourites, but I was disappointed to see that though Collets plasticene-faired Castle and King got a mention, the equally preposterous streamlined B17s didn't!  Next time, perhaps?

 

 

 

 

 

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On 24/12/2019 at 11:49, Flood said:

Is this a Hovertrain or a Monorail?

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Forget Monorailcat, here is Hovercat:

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On 24/12/2019 at 08:12, Devo63 said:

How about for next year adding Dean's 4-2-4T? Something that could scarcely leave the shed without derailing must be quirky enough for a lot of people.

Lionel in three-rail does have an O gauge giraffe car, it may even have smoke and sound although I do not know where the smoke exits the car.

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An A-W D1 any day of the week, and you only need one to collect the whole fleet. :)post-14192-0-60687600-1474608183.jpeg

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10 hours ago, JCL said:

An A-W D1 any day of the week, and you only need one to collect the whole fleet. :)post-14192-0-60687600-1474608183.jpeg

 

An ideal prototype for Heljan!

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On 25/12/2019 at 07:53, Joseph_Pestell said:

Some of these are not that much more quirky than some recent models proposed (Fell, GT3).

 

A Michelin for me. Where do I send the deposit payment? Marklin did do one for French HO in the 1990s. Sold quite well as I recall.

Michelin railcar.jpg

 

This is one of my stalled projects at the moment- the Marklin model is of a Type 11, while the one I'm doing, trialled on the Oxford to Cambridge line was a Type 9. The railcars were tiny to start with, mixing H0 with 4mm might be pushing the tininess a bit far.

 

A type 22 was also trialled a few years later.

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19 hours ago, Hroth said:

Only just noticed this......

 

I've selected my favourites, but I was disappointed to see that though Collets plasticene-faired Castle and King got a mention, the equally preposterous streamlined B17s didn't!  Next time, perhaps?

 

 

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)

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