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N-Gauge of the Year 2009

After analysing and translating the results from a popular Japanese new release blog page, I have tabulated the top 5 releases from last year …

MICROACE was split into 3 sections as they released so many items 🙂

Jan-Apr

  1. JR Shikoku 2000 +N2000 series (163 votes)
  2. Keikyu 2100 series (84)
  3. Odakyu 8000 series (77)
  4. Tokyo Metro 5000 series (71)
  5. Hankyu 9000 series (35)

May-Aug

  1. JR West 223-0 series (86)
  2. Kintetsu 8000 series (69)
  3. Eidan 6000 series (64)
  4. JNR 80 series (64)
  5. Tokyo Metro 6000 series (59)

Sep-Dec

  1. 100-9000 series X1 Shinkansen (120)
  2. Meitetsu 5500 series (98)
  3. Hankyu 9300 series (68)
  4. Urban Development Corporation 9100 series (newer version) (67)
  5. Hokuso 9100 series (older version) (38)

And the total for the year as a whole was …

  1. JR Shikoku 2000 +N2000 series (143)
  2. 100-9000 series X1 Shinkansen (106)
  3. Hankyu 9300 series (83)
  4. Meitetsu 5500 series (65)
  5. Keikyu 2100 series (62)

MODEMO

  1. Keifuku Mobo 621 series (134)
  2. Enoshima 20 series (67)
  3. Meitetsu Mo 510 series 3 car set (27)
  4. Tokyu Deha 80 series ‘Tamaden’ (25)
  5. Toden 7000 series (2009 version) (21)
  6. Meitetsu Mo 600 series (21)

TOMYTEC

  1. Tobu 5700 series (106)
  2. Nankai 22000 series (104)
  3. Seibu 351 series (62)
  4. Toyama TLR0600 series (50)
  5. JNR 70 series (43)

GREENMAX

  1. Tokyo Metro 10000 series (163)
  2. Keikyu 1000 series ‘Stainless’ (90)
  3. Meitetsu 1600 series (85)
  4. Kintetsu 5820 series (48)
  5. Hankyu 7000/7300 series (38)
  6. JR119-5000 series (38)

KAWAII

  1. KP291A – Taki 3000 series (34)
  2. KP290B – Ku 5000 series (33)
  3. KP259B – Hoki 1000 series (22)
  4. KP259C – Hoki 1000 series (18)
  5. KP292 – Wamu80000 series (18)
  6. KP290A – Ku5000 series (13)

TOMIX

  1. C57 series SL (323)
  2. 14 series Passenger ‘Sayonara Fuji/Hayabusa’ (123)
  3. Kiha52-100 series (58)
  4. 0-7000 series Shinkansen ‘Sayonara O’ (46)
  5. 14.24 series Passenger ‘Sayonara Naha/Akatsuki’ (44)

KATO

  1. Toyama TLR0600 series (143)
  2. EF80 series EL 1st series (133)
  3. 14 series Passenger ‘Sakura’ Nagasaki section (117)
  4. EF65-500 series EL ‘P’ version (113)
  5. JR Kyushu 883 series ‘Sonic’ (61)

OVERALL

And the ‘Grand Winner’ drawn from the best of each manufacturer was …

  1. TOMIX – C57 series SL (401)
  2. KATO – Toyama TLR0600 series (187)
  3. MICROACE – JR Shikoku 2000 +N2000 series (165)
  4. TOMYTEC – Tobu 5700 series (52)
  5. GREENMAX – Tokyo Metro 10000 series (33)
  6. MODEMO – Keifuku Mobo 621 series (26)
  7. KAWAII – Taki 3000 series (12)
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January 5, 2010 - Posted by | Greenmax, Kato, Kawai, MicroAce, Modemo, Statistics, Tomix, Tomytec

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