Anyone care to hazard a guess at how many railway modellers there are in the UK? A Hornby rep a while back suggested about a million at any one time but a couple of hundred thousand long term modellers. Pratting about with mag subscriptions suggests a figure of something over600,000. Last I remember hearing on this was that this was the 2nd most popular hobby after fishing.
Reason for asking is I am trying to persuade a firm to modify a product to make it suitable for modelling - the carrot is that, if they take it up, modellers will seek out their shops rather than the competition, hence I cannot go into much detail as yet.
I am not getting paid for this, I just want someone to make it so I can buy it. If it happens I'll post the details.