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Re: Model of the year survey - N Gauge Forum best website?
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2017, 06:06:53 pm »
Of course I voted for the NGF. As for the rest of the N gauge section it's a shame the steam locos, diesel locos and rolling stock are limited option wise to what someone thinks we should like, although I appreciate they have to limit it rather than have a list as long as a giant squids tentacle!
There actually aren't that many completely new models (new toolings, not just reliveries) that were released in 2017 that are not on the list. - The most obvious omissions from the N-Gauge lists for me are the NGS Thompson Full Brake and the UM Dukedog.

Reading between the lines of a few of the comments, the other criteria to make the short list appears to be if Warners/BRM were given a free-bee review sample...   :uneasy: :hmmm:

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Re: Model of the year survey - N Gauge Forum best website?
« Reply #31 on: January 13, 2017, 07:22:36 pm »
the other criteria to make the short list appears to be if Warners/BRM were given a free-bee review sample...   :uneasy: :hmmm:

That is wholly incorrect and is an unpleasant inference; many models are included even if no review samples were provided.

However, if a manufacturer does not issue press releases, offer briefings, publish information on a website or make any other form of contact with a publisher it is quite likely they will end up on the unaware/forgotten pile.

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Re: Model of the year survey - N Gauge Forum best website?
« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2017, 07:42:37 pm »
the other criteria to make the short list appears to be if Warners/BRM were given a free-bee review sample...   :uneasy: :hmmm:


That is wholly incorrect and is an unpleasant inference; many models are included even if no review samples were provided.

However, if a manufacturer does not issue press releases, offer briefings, publish information on a website or make any other form of contact with a publisher it is quite likely they will end up on the unaware/forgotten pile.



Quote from: Andy Y on RMWEB
we had all missed it when compiling the list. Something which can happen if you haven't had a review model

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/118706-british-model-railway-awards-2016/#entry2568554
Clearly suggests that a model you have reviewed is more likely to make the shortlist...  ;)  :hmmm:

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Re: Model of the year survey - N Gauge Forum best website?
« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2017, 08:00:27 pm »
the other criteria to make the short list appears to be if Warners/BRM were given a free-bee review sample...   :uneasy: :hmmm:

That is wholly incorrect and is an unpleasant inference; many models are included even if no review samples were provided.

However, if a manufacturer does not issue press releases, offer briefings, publish information on a website or make any other form of contact with a publisher it is quite likely they will end up on the unaware/forgotten pile.

Andy

I am grateful for the support provided by RMWeb for British Model Railway Awards 2017 voting, and for providing a venue for well-informed discussion. Like everywhere on the web things sometimes go off at a tangent. I just completed a similar survey for French N gauge where they attempted to include everything that was new in 2016. I had no knowledge of about three quarters of what was listed, some of which it appears sold in single figure quantities. I think that the RMWeb choices cover a good range of what was completely new. I wonder though if an item qualifies as favourite model of the year if, say, only a dozen were sold but at £2000 each.
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Re: Model of the year survey - N Gauge Forum best website?
« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2017, 08:11:54 pm »
Voted. Bit of a shame UM wasn't listed there with the Dukedog and for N Gauge manufacturer of the year, but Revolution got my N Gauge manufacturer vote instead.

 

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