Every year Model Rail magazine asks you to vote for your favourite models of the calendar year. For 2017 we added ‘Product of the Year’ to the competition. The votes have been counted and all of the winners for 2017 are revealed here…

 

OO Gauge Steam Locomotive

1st: Hornby Peckett 0-4-0 ST 26.8%

2nd: Hornby Merchant Navy No.21C3 Royal Mail 21.2%

3rd: Kernow GWR ‘1361’ 0-6-0ST 12.1%

 

Hattons ‘58XX’ 0-4-2T 10.9%

Bachmann Stanier 2-6-0 9.1%

Dapol Black Label ‘A4’ 4-6-2 7.1%

Oxford Rail ‘Dean Goods’ 5.9%

Bachmann ‘Coal Tank’ 4.4%

Heljan ‘1366’ 0-6-0PT 1.2%

Minitrains Bagnall 0-4-0 IST 0.9%

Heljan ‘1361’ 0-6-0ST 0.6%

 

OO Diesel and Electric Locomotives

1st: Dapol Class 68 39.2%

2nd: Bachmann Wickham Trolley 22.5%

3rd: Dapol Class 122 17%

 

DJ Models Class 71 11.9%

Golden Valleys Hobbies ‘Janus’ 0-6-0DE 8.4%

 

OO Multiple Units

1st: Bachmann/Kernow ‘4-TC’ 48.6%

2nd: Realtrack Class 156 34.5%

3rd: Bachmann Class 450 16.9%

 

OO Coaches

1st: Kernow MRC LSWR ‘Gate Stock’ Twin Pack 44%

2nd: Bachmann 60ft ‘Birdcage’ Coaches 40.3%

3rd: Bachmann Thompson Coaches 15.8%

 

OO Wagons

1st: Hatton’s ‘Warwell’ Wagon 24.3%

2nd: Hornby Maunsell Cattle Wagon 13.4%

2nd: Kernow MRC Tiger China Clay Hopper 13.4%

3rd: Irish Railway Models Ballast Hopper 10.5%

 

Oxford Rail ‘Warwell’ 9.8%

Hornby GWR ‘Toad’ Brake Van 7.2%

Dapol IDA Container Wagons 6.2%

Hornby 21T Coke Hopper 3.9%

Oxford Rail ‘Carflat’ bogie wagon 3.9%

Heljan Class B Tank Wagon 3.6%

Peco Narrow Gauge Slate Wagons 13.6%

 

OO Gauge Manufacturer of the Year

1st: Hornby 29.6%

2nd: Bachmann 17.3%

3rd: Kernow 13.4%

 

Hattons 8.7%

Irish Railway Models 8.7%

Dapol 7.8%

Oxford Rail 5.7%

RealTrack 3%

DJModels 2.7%

Heljan 2.7%

Golden Valley Hobbies 0.3%

Peco 0.3%

Minitrains 0%

Roco 0%

 

O Gauge Steam Locomotives

1st: Dapol ‘A1X’ 0-6-0T 67.4%

2nd: Minerva ‘57XX’ 0-6-0PT 19.6%

3rd: Minerva Kerr Stuart ‘Victory’ 0-6-0T 13%

 

O Gauge Diesel and Electric Locomotives

1st: Dapol Class 08 54.1%

2nd: Heljan Class 37 16.3%

3rd: Heljan Class 45 14.3%

 

Little Loco Company Class 15 12.2%

Heljan Class 05 3.1%

 

O Gauge Rolling Stock

1st: Dapol GWR Collett non-gangway Stock 62.8%

2nd: Dapol 12t Vent Van 37.2%

 

O Gauge Manufacturer

1st: Dapol 61.1%

2nd: Heljan 24.4%

3rd: Minerva 8.9%

 

Little Loco Company 5.6%

 

N Gauge Locomotives

1st: Graham Farish ‘Castle’ 4-6-0 56.8%

2nd: Graham Farish Class 40 43.2%

 

N Gauge Rolling Stock

1st: Graham Farish Hawksworth Autocoach 73.7%

2nd: DJ Models Mermaid 26.3%

 

N Gauge Manufacturer of the Year

1st: Graham Farish 80.6%

2nd: DJ Models 19.4%

 

Overall Manufacturer of the Year

1st: Hornby 30.7%

2nd: Bachmann 21%

3rd: Dapol 14.6%

 

Hattons 6.8%

Kernow 5.9%

Oxford Rail 5.4%

Irish Railway Models 4.9%

RealTrack 3.4%

DJModels 2.4%

Graham Farish 1.5%

Little Loco Company 1%

Peco 1%

Golden Valley Hobbies 0.5%

Heljan 0.5%

Minerva 0.5%

Minitrains 0%

Roco 0%

 

Tools

1st: Gaugemaster Wheel Cleaning Brush 27.2%

2nd: Proses BS-HO-02 Ballast Spreader 14.1%

3rd: Proses LB902 Rotating Loco Cradle 12%

 

Proses SS-01 Snap and Glue magnetic clamps 8.7%

3CP Curve Plotting Tool 7.6%

Gaugemaster Gm solder station 7.6%

Golden Valley Hobbies Voltage and Polarity multi-tester 6.5%

Proses T-HO-01 Flexible Track Holding Clamps 6.5%

Sparmax pistol trigger airbrushes 6.5%

Proses VT-001 DC/DCC Track Voltage Tester 3.3%

 

Scenic Accessories

1st: Mike Pett Supercast figures 30.8%

2nd: Dapol Modelling Water 25.3%

3rd: Deluxe Materials Making Waves 21.5%

 

Sankey Scenics Deep Pour Water 13.9%

Noch ModellWasser 8.9%

 

Track

1st: Peco Code 75 Bullhead Track 87.1%

2nd: DCCconcepts Lecacy Bullhead Track 12.9%

 

Buildings and Accessories

1st: York Modelmaking laser-cut building accessories 40.6%

2nd: Gaugemaster GWR Gas Taper Post Lamps 28.7%

3rd: 4Ground OO_TS-102 Handford Crossing Signal box 10.9%

3rd: 4Ground Spear Point Fencing 10.9%

 

Osbourn’s Austerity Box 5%

Dawson HallGlenfinnan Station and Signal box 4%

 

Electronics/Controllers

1st: Woodland Scenics Just Plug Streetlights 45.1%

2nd: Bachmann Railcontroller 34.1%

3rd: Heathcote Electronics Single Track Crossing Kit 20.7%

 

Kits and Rolling Stock Accessories

1st: Precision Decals Waterslide Transfers 60%

2nd: Just Like the Real Thing 21t Mineral Wagon 22.4%

3rd: Kit MARC Models LNER/Belgian Coal Wagon 17.6%