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OO + N gauge 24.5t hopper wagon announcement (Crowdfunded) Now LIVE!

ORDER Page Now Live under ‘Crowd-Funded Editions’ tab at the top of this home page!

When i subtly said a couple of years ago that i was looking at this wagon, little did i know what a floodgate of requests i would receive to allow me to consider actually going ahead with it.

I did say that i would not do any more crowdfunding models unless it was for a third party, but this one has really hit home and i have decided to try and get it going.

With this in mind i formally announce today the OO and N gauge HUO 24.5t hopper wagon. Please note that i have ‘taken a flyer’ and the model is now in cad/cam stage and i am really hoping that this is completed so i can get 3D resin prints on display at the upcoming Warley 2017 show (no promises though).

OK, details….. The model, should it reach crowdfunding levels to pay for the tooling etc, be made in both OO and N gauge, and feature a fully detailed hopper and chassis. And will be released in a single deco wagon 001, and 4 x 4 packs (packs 002-005) at a slightly lower price than the combined price for 4 single models.

Each 4 pack will have models with different running numbers and be slightly different in decoration to each other (repair panels etc painted on). Please note you will be able to pre-order these models via the DJM web site by the weekend

No money is required up front, only when the model in either gauge goes to tooling. The model will only go to tooling once the threshold to allow this has been reached by enough customers pre-ordering.

Prices for Crowdfunded models ( To diagram 1:148 Lot 2609 Built Shildon 1956) are as follows;

OO gauge
Single model £18.95 (BR Bauxite Finish)
4 x wagon multipack 2-5 £75.50 (BR Grey finish)

N gauge
Single model £17.95 (BR Bauxite Finish)
4 x wagon multipack 2-5 £69.95 (BR Grey Finish)

Please note that for every wagon sold a donation will be made to the NWPG without who’s help this project would be more difficult to process, and i thank them profusely for their help in making the plans available for both this type and the originally announced type, which will allow me to re-visit the model and make a second or even third version in a couple of years.

All prices do not include postage to you, and this will be notified once the project is tooled ready for production.

For those that wonder what this will cost, the price for crowdfunding these is based on 2000 units for N gauge and 3000 for OO gauge, and includes tooling, unit cost, shipping to the UK, and of course VAT.

Please feel free to order as many as you wish for yourself and friends, and spread the word. For example if 500 people in OO gauge ordered 1 x 4 pack each the project would be over the line and a ‘go’!

Thanks and cheers
Dave Jones

DJM Attend Fareham Show 7 & 8th October

I recently had the pleasure of a small display and sales stand at the Fareham & district Model Railway show.
It was a very impressive display from the grand selection of layouts and i was very taken by the high standard of the modelling and running.

For the first time this year i sponsored a shield for the best modelling part of a layout and this was co-judged by both myself and a representative of the show (said to protect the guilty ;-)), and we jointly decided that the OO modern image layout ‘Croydon North Street’ was the winner.

And here the boys are from Croydon North street, receiving the shield from yours truly.

I also helped out and sponsored the show bus service that shuttled members of the public from Fareham Railway Station to the Sports Centre and back.

A lovely bus, in great condition, and i look forward to doing the same again next year.

As for the show, well i know i would say this but it truly is an exceptional show with a great atmosphere organised and put on by some really nice guys and girls, and well worth the visit.

Maybe i’ll see you there next year?

NEW OO gauge J94’s announced

With the success of the OO gauge J94 model released late in 2016, it is time to announce more liveries on this model over the next 12 months.

These models are available to order from your stockist over the coming week or so, but will be a staggered delivery over the next year. Artwork is currently being finalised and i will show it here and on other forums when i am totally happy with it.

Due to market forces, including shipping, Chinese price rises over the last few years for labour and raw product, these models now have an RRP of £104.95 each.

DJMOOJ94-006 M.S.C. #85 Grey with black outlining and white lining
DJMOOJ94-007 NCB Kent #12 Lined Black Livery
DJMOOJ94-008 NCB #69 No’ 2 Area Durham, Black with red lining
DJMOOJ94-009 NCB ‘ANTWERP’ Maroon with white buffers
DJMOOJ94-010 68049 BR Black late logo , Tall bunker

N gauge King progress 26th July 2017

Sorry for the slight delay, but here is the position on the N gauge king project as of today 26th July 2017

So far we are still short of the required numbers, and 10 model sales short of going to tooling.


However, today i have decided to use what little monies i have available and authorise the start of the N gauge cad/cam conversion from the OO Hattons one.

I do this with hope that this will push the project along, and over the line.

Order yours at the bottom of the page this
link takes you to…..

It is worth noting that all this comes from only 444 modellers, so is rather astounding to correlate this against numbers of reserved models.

Next update in 1 week.


N gauge King GWR 4-6-0 Reaches 50% Crowdfunding

Great news!!! As of this bank holiday weekend, the N gauge GWR 4-6-0 ‘King’ steam locomotive has reached 50% of the crowdfunding target needed to make this project a reality.

Order here………

This proposed model uses the Cad/Cam work from the aborted Hattons OO version and is an opportunity not to be missed using the Crowdfunded method, to get the model made quicker.

The detail, based on a slightly simplified revised cad/cam, will still be market leading for OO let alone N gauge, and what you see above is what i’m going to try and emulate as much as possible in N gauge. And yes, i am still aiming for a no gap front bogie (with a separate bogie in the packaging for those with tighter curves).

As much detail will go into the tender design as well, however it may need revising slightly due to the need for a decoder and a speaker within it.

Order here………….

At present, using a coreless motor within the locomotive pointing backwards to a gearbox within the firebox driving the rear axle, i do not see any reason why the cab detail as pictured here on the OO cad/cam cannot be included, within molding constraints.

Order here…….

To pre-order and be part of history to be in a select group that has successfully crowdfunded an N gauge Steam Locomotive, and one that is as evocative as the GWR ‘King class, please visit the DJM products page at  and from the list at the bottom of the page, select and follow the process through.

An N gauge Crowdfunded King………. Be part of it!

Worlds First 100% successful Crowdfunded R.T.R. locomotive has arrived!

I am delighted to say that as of today (Tuesday 9th May) the Crowdfunded OO gauge class 71 locomotives have arrived in the UK.

Currently with the distributor, these models will be with Crowdfunders in the UK within 48 hours, with some being dispatched today.
Both Hattons and Kernows special editions will be with their respective stockists within about 5-6 days from today.

Many thanks to those that made history with this model and i hope they give you many years of pleasure, knowing that a model of this quality and detail wouldnt have been possible without your input.

Thank you

Dave Jones DJModels Ltd

Instigator of crowdfunding the Class 71 in OO gauge, Pendolino, class 92 and King class steam locomotive in N gauge.

Worlds first 100% Crowdfunded RTR Model departs China!

Hello every one,

I’m delighted to say that the Class 71’s , The worlds first RTR models in any gauge 100% crowdfunded by you, the buying public are complete, assembled, and are all on a ship heading this way.

Arrival here will be posted nearer the date, and i’ll also explain then, the distribution system so that you know roughly to a day or maximum 2, when the UK models will arrive with you.

May i take this opportunity, once again to thank you all for your patience and kindness, in taking a very big ‘leap of faith’ with DJModels and the Crowdfunding concept, and hope that the model gives you all endless hours of pleasure knowing it wouldn’t have happened without you and your like minded fellow modellers.

You’ve made history, and you should all be extremely proud of your achievement.

Thank you
DJModels Ltd

N gauge King Crowdfunding project has started!

Hi everyone,

I have decided to go ahead and gauge interest in a crowdfunding scheme for an N gauge 4-6-0 King locomotive.

Here are some details regarding the ‘going live’ crowdfunding N gauge King.

I’ve decided to go ahead with this, to gauge serious intent from the N gauge community.
therefore i’m going live today and the sign-ups will have until Sunday 17th June 2017 to register an interest.

The 5 models chosen will be totally exclusive to crowdfunders and not be repeated again.
Models will be certificated and have the following specifications.
The model will use the OO cad/cam inherited from Hattons shrunk down to N gauge.

Coreless motor
Next 18 DCC decoder socket
Sound speaker fitment space in tender
Removable tender coal load
traction tyres on rear axle but with non traction tyres replacement axle set in box
2 types of bogies for customer choice for track clearance
etched name and number plates
polished steel effect con rods
darkened RP72.110 wheel sets
close coupling (if possible) on tender rear.
12 wheel pick up (tender and loco)
etched fire irons
separate hand lamps within accessory bag
Loco drive onto rear axle from motor
Maximum weight possible within technical boundaries

How much?
Crowdfunding cost per locomotive £135.50 (no limit to the amount of Kings the crowdfunder can purchase.

RRP for loco when on sale in other guises £159.95

Payments for each model will be in stages if crowdfunding meets the amount needed to make project viable.
only then will deposit invoices be sent out…..
Initial deposit £30.00 (this is non refundable)
then 1st EP tooling deposit £50.00 (non refundable)
lastly the remaining total plus £8.00 shipping = £63.50 (non refundable)

Please note the funds are non refundable due to the nature of the crowdfunding and the tooling needing £100,000.00 So please only put your name down if you are serious about owning what will be a fantastic model. Payment by credit card is recommended.

No invoicing is done until or unless the minimum amount of Crowdfunding is reached for this model.

From the end of June, providing crowdfunding reaches its required level, final design will start, taking approximately 4 weeks using the OO gauge cad/cams as the starting point. Once completed tooling to 1st EP standard should take 6-8 weeks. 1 month for review and comments, then the 2nd ep (production standard) tooling should take the same 6-8 weeks.
Decorated models will be produced using the 1st EP models to keep the wait to a minimum.
Production will be 4 weeks
shipping 4 – 6 weeks including land transport to distributor, then 48 hours to ship to UK customers.

All phases of the project will be covered by tooling / production photographs and reports when there is news to be shared, and the ship name will be notified to allow us all to follow the consignment progress across the world.

Please visit and the sub page ‘pre orders and other’ to sign up for a King!