Indeed, it was a disappointing showing for Hornby, although it did claim one award for the popular Maunsell pull-push coaches. Farish's WD 2-8-0, Class 20, SR Pillbox brake van and LMS inspection saloons were decorated with silverware in the 'N' gauge categories and Dapol's first 7mm scale venture achieved recognition, with the range of RTR coal wagons gaining an award, as did Ixion's RTR 'O' gauge Hudswell Clark industrial tank loco.
Model Rail editor Ben Jones added: “Congratulations to all our winners. There are worthy victors in every category, but the quality of many models that didn’t win is testament to the high standards now being achieved by all our RTR manufacturers.”
The full list of Model of the Year 2012 awards winners is published in the Spring issue of MODEL RAIL magazine, on sale Thursday March 21st in all good newsagents and model railway shops.