2019 BRMA winners announced


A BRMA title is something that many of the manufacturers and retailers hope to pick up each year as recognition from the wider modelling community for their efforts.

All manufacturers who released any ready-to-run products between January 1 and  December 31 2019 automatically had its products, and themselves, added to the voting list in the relevant categories for N, OO and O gauge locomotives and rolling stock. More specific categories, like the layout or exhibition of the year, had to put forward nominations before going to the reader vote.

Readers of BRM, RMweb, and World of Railways have been voting in their thousands across eighteen categories since the beginning of the year. The votes have been checked and verified and we can now reveal the winners. As usual, we’ve awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold in each category.

Categories and winners

 

N GAUGE MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR

GOLD: Graham Farish

SILVER: Dapol

BRONZE: Realtrack

 

N GAUGE LOCOMOTIVE OF THE YEAR

GOLD: Graham Farish SECR ‘C’ 0-6-0

SILVER: Farish Western Pullman

BRONZE: Dapol N Class 50 Co-Co

 

N GAUGE ROLLING STOCK OF THE YEAR

GOLD: Osborn’s Models 45T Ransomes Rapier Crane

SILVER:  Graham Farish Birdcage coach range

BRONZE: Realtrack PCA cement wagon

 

OO GAUGE/4MM SCALE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE OF THE YEAR

GOLD: Hornby Peckett ‘B2’ 0-6-0ST

SILVER: Hornby Stroudley ‘Terrier’ 0-6-0T

BRONZE: Hornby J36 0-6-0

 

OO GAUGE/4MM SCALE WAGONS OF THE YEAR

GOLD: Bachmann 45T Ransomes & Rapier Crane

SILVER: Hattons Rail Head Treatment Train

BRONZE: Oxford Rail Gladiator rail-mounted gun

 

OO GAUGE/4MM SCALE MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR

GOLD: Hornby

SILVER: Bachmann Branchline

BRONZE: Accurascale / Irish Railway Models

 

OO GAUGE COACHING STOCK OF THE YEAR

GOLD: Hornby BR Mk 2F carriages

SILVER: Hornby 'bow-ended' 57' Collett range

BRONZE: Hornby 59' Bulleid coach range

 

OO GAUGE MODERN TRACTION OF THE YEAR

GOLD: Hornby Ruston & Hornsby 48DS 0-4-0 

SILVER: Hattons Class 66

BRONZE: Kernow MRC D6xx ‘Warship’

 

O GAUGE LOCOMOTIVE OF THE YEAR

GOLD: Hattons Gresley A3 4-6-2

SILVER: Heljan Class 50

BRONZE: Heljan Class 37/4 Co-Co diesel

 

O GAUGE ROLLING STOCK OF THE YEAR

GOLD: Accurascale BR 24.5ton HUO hopper

SILVER: Darstaed BR Mk 1 Suburban coach range

BRONZE: Darstaed BR Mk 1 Main line coach range

 

O GAUGE MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR

GOLD: Dapol

SILVER: Heljan

BRONZE: Hattons Model Railways

 

OVERALL MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR

GOLD: Hornby

SILVER: Bachmann Branchline

BRONZE: Hattons Model Railways

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD

GOLD: Hattons Model Railways  

SILVER: Rails of Sheffield

BRONZE: Scale Model Scenery 

 

WEBSITE OF THE YEAR

GOLD: UK Model Shops

SILVER: Model Railway Engineer

BRONZE: LNER info - LNER Encyclopedia

 

LAYOUT OF THE YEAR

GOLD: Copenhagen Fields - The Model Railway Club

SILVER: Bournemouth West - Roger Sunderland

BRONZE: Arun Quay - Gordon Gravett

 

EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR

GOLD: Warley National Exhibition

SILVER: London Festival of Railway Modelling - Alexandra Palace

BRONZE:  Model Rail Scotland 

 

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

GOLD: Bachmann Ransome & Rapier 45T crane

SILVER: Scale Model Scenery for constant product development

BRONZE: Rails of Sheffield 3D print van

 

RMWEB MODELLER OF THE YEAR

GOLD: Jamie Warne

SILVER: Simon George (HeatonLodge40)

BRONZE:  Tim Watson (CF MRC)

 

Congratulations to all the worthy winners!

For the full stats, voting numbers for each category and to join in with the conversationhead to RMweb here.

 

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