Ex-Pat wrote:...And some people's interpretation of "brand new tooling/model" sometimes unfortunately just means a revamp of an existing model!
Both Rails and TMC have fairly nailed their colours to the mast on 'brand new tooling, all new model', and since both have already gone out and commissioned all new models, that is credible. Announcement at Glasgow feeds suspicions of Scottish, or at least northern half of the UK, oriented items; no shortage of attractive choices of subject.
I am inclined toward the ambitious end of the product choices, locos, MU's and the like. (There's a vid. in which the owner of TMC explicitly says 'loco'. )This because of the competitive landscape: retail competitors like Hattons, Kernow, Model Rail, NRM, all have their exclusives, better ensure we have some of our own rather than just relying on independent manufacturer supply choices and capability to stock our shelves, and keep the customers coming in for a look.