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2022 NGN Diesel & Electric Poll - The Results

The votes are in!


Thank you to all those who took time to vote in the 2022 N Gauge News Diesel & Electric poll. This was the first poll we have run, and it has returned some interesting results.


So, without further ado, here are the results!


Top 10 overall


The LMS D16/1 Twins are the overall winner of the poll, with the Class 205 Thumper unit and Class 25/3 hot on their heals. As a point of interest however, if we were to add the number of votes cast for a re-tooled Class 37 to those for the DRS modified versions, then the Class 37 would come in 2nd place just behind the twins.

Position

Class

Votes

% of total votes cast

1

D16/1 Twins

529

3%

2

Class 205 'Thumper'

439

3%

3

Class 25/3

435

2%

4

Class 117

410

2%

5

Class 91, MK.4s & DVT

367

2%

6

Class 76

346

2%

7

Class 370 APT-P

329

2%

8

Class 325

322

2%

9

Class 20/3 & Class 105 (Joint 9th)

284

2%

10

Class 88

283

2%

Top 5 - Diesel / Diesel Hydraulic Shunters

Position

Class

Votes

% of category votes

1

Class 07

201

32%

2

Class 11

123

19%

3

Class 13

79

12%

4

Class 06

74

12%

5

Bulleid 11001

30

5%

Top 5 - Diesel / Diesel Hydraulic Locomotives

Position

Class

Votes

% of category votes

1

D16/1 Twins

529

22%

2

Class 25/3

435

18%

3

Class 20/3

284

12%

4

Class 37 - DRS Modifications

209

9%

5

Class 24/1

190

8%

Top 5 - DC Electric Locomotives

Position

Class

Votes

% of category votes

1

Class 76

346

46%

2

Class 77

138

18%

3

Class 74

94

12%

4

Class 71

86

11%

5

Metropolitan Electric Locomotives

44

6%


Top 5 - AC Electric Locomotives

​Position

​Class

​Votes

% of category votes

1

Class 91, MK.4s & DVT

367

22%

2

Class 88

283

17%

3

Class 87

258

16%

4

Class 89

250

15%

5

Class 85

211

13%

Top 5 - Prototype / Unique / Experimental Locomotives

Position

Class

Votes

% of category votes

1

HS4000 Kestrel

204

28%

2

D0280 Falcon

140

19%

3

DP2

135

18%

4

D0260 Lion

111

15%

5

APT-E

79

11%

Top 5 - Railcars

​Position

Class

Votes

% of category votes

1

AC Cars W79975-79978, Sc79979

163

32%

2

W&M E79960-E79964

84

17%

3

​Wickham RDB999507 Elliot

71

14%

4

LEV1

61

12%

5

Wickham Sc79965-79969

47

9%

Top 5 - Diesel Multiple Units

​Position

Class

Votes

% of category votes

1

Class 117

410

13%

2

Class 105

284

9%

3

Class 185

276

8%

4

Class 124 Trans Pennine unit

198

6%

5

Class 165

176

5%

Top 5 - DEMUs

Position

Class

Votes

% of category votes

1

Class 205 'Thumper'

439

42%

2

Class 222 'Meridian'

277

26%

3

Class 231

82

8%

4

Class 201

59

6%

5

Class 202

50

5%

Top 5 - AC / Dual Voltage EMUs

Position

Class

Votes

% of category votes

1

Class 325

322

16%

2

Class 755 'FLIRT'

242

12%

3

Class 304

112

6%

4

Class 310

111

5%

5

Class 331

109

5%

Top 5 - DC EMUs

Position

Class

Votes

% of category votes

1

Class 422 Wessex

247

14%

2

Class 455

161

9%

3

Class 438 4-TC

137

7%

4

Class 444 'Desiro'

130

7%

5

Class 456

115

6%

Top 5 - Electric / Bi Mode High Speed Units

​Position

Class

Votes

% of category votes

1

​Class 370 APT-P

329

29%

2

Class 397

231

20%

3

Class 802

195

17%

4

Class 803

122

11%

5

Class 395 'Javelin'

99

9%


General Categories


We asked which existing model you would like to see re-tooled or replaced with an updated model, primarily to see if there was a stand out Class N Gauge modellers would like to see updated. The top five in this category were:

​Position

Class

Votes

% of category votes

1

Class 37

311

20%

2

Class 56

221

14%

3

Class 43 HST + MK.3 coaches

185

12%

4

Class 66

146

9%

5

Class 47

120

8%

The top five features would you like to see included on RTR N Gauge models were:

Position

Feature

Votes

% of category votes

1

Onboard stay-alive

447

57%

2

Optional drop-in finescale wheelsets

130

16%

3

Increased lighting features

96

12%

4

Working roof fans

66

8%

5

Increased sound features

37

5%

Finally, we asked which era best fits your current modelling interests:

Position

Era

Votes

% of category votes

1

BR Blue

304

17%

2

Sectorisation

271

16%

3

Current Scene (2020 onward)

242

14%

4

Transition Period

214

12%

5

Privatisation (1996-2008)

179

10%



The full list of results is available to download here


Thanks to everyone who voted, we hope it provided a little bit of fun over the festive period!


Work will now start on compiling a Steam poll which will be run during December 2023.