OO Gauge Steam Locomotive of the Year 2015 Winner

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O2
I am extremely pleased to have won this prestigious award as designer and manufacturer of this delightful OO gauge model.
A big thank you must go to Chris at Kernow Model Centre for believing in me, and letting me have the chance to get my teeth into this project again, after starting up with my own business.

Chris Trerise, owner of Kernow Model Rail Centre said “This really is fantastic news! The whole team at Kernow MRC would like to thank all of our customers for their support and compliments re the Adams O2. This would not have been possible without them – here is to the next model!”

OO Gauge Manufacturer of the year (3rd Place)
I’m also very grateful to those that voted for me in the OO gage manufacturer of the year section and awarding me 3rd place after the very worthy Bachmann and Hornby. I am very humbled by this and thank all of you who took time out to vote for me. Thank You.

Congratulations must go to Graham Hubbard of Bachmann for his rightfully deserved ‘Lifetime Achievement Award‘, our collective UK outline modelling would be in a much worse place without his major input!

Class 71 update, 22nd January 2016

I am pleased to say the slight retooling of the class 71 has been completed and it looks even better than before, and is now undergoing final testing.
The changes are quite minor, but the overall effect improves the details and look of the locomotive

Something interesting has raised it’s head during testing, and that is due to the efficiency of the coreless motor, under dcc control, there is some back EMF produced resulting in the loco having a flywheel effect and coasting (like inertia settings on some controllers) to a stop. This is easily removed under CV settings for the decoder, and instructions on how to do this if required will be included in the instructions that come with the loco.

Paint sample colours have been approved, and finished deco samples are currently being produced and will appear here in a few weeks time.

OO Gauge Q6 0-8-0 Steam Locomotive announcement.

When I announced and started this project, I was hoping that I would be alone in the market place in producing this much requested locomotive.

Unfortunately, as is sometimes the case, Hornby were also working on the model. It happens, and although wastes a four-figure sum in development monies spent to date, I’d rather lose that now than lose a six-figured sum in a few months time when I would have been ready to go to tooling.

With the pool of models available to manufacture that would bring a return to pay for tooling and make a modest profit shrinking seemingly by the day, it was always something that could happen, and i am very pragmatic about the situation.

I have always used the phrase ‘the first to market is the market winner’ on duplicated models, but recently with other models in development this opinion may have changed. However I think with the case of this particular locomotive it’s a true enough statement, as my model would be at least a year away.

So it is with regret that I withdraw this locomotive from my range. The pictures of the Hornby version show it to be a lovely model, and I know it will sell very well. I urge all those who have pre-ordered the DJModels version to get right behind the gorgeous Hornby model.

I will continue development of the N gauge version of the Q6 with a view to bringing it to market in the next 12-18 months.

I will also continue development on both the proposed N and OO gauge HUO 24.5t hoppers, which will go very nicely with this locomotive.

Thanks You
Dave
DJModels Ltd

Hatton’s show first J94 sample weathered by Mercig Studios

Hatton’s said “We have had the first sample through of our Limited Edition J94 from DJ Models.  It has been sent to Mercig Studios for weathering and now looks just as it should from the factory.  I’m sure you will agree it captures the ‘oily cleaned’ finish of 68012 from the final days of the Cromford and High Peak Railway perfectly and we can’t wait to see the rest.  The livery itself is to be changed slightly with some tweaks but still looks great.  The rest of the samples should be with us over the next few weeks and these are still on course for a Q1 2016 release.”

DJM to make first Irish OO ballast wagon for Irish Railway Models

New Company Irish Railway Models Announce Exciting RTR Wagon Projects
with DJ Models in 4mm Scale

Irish Railway Models, a new and innovative Model Railway Company specialising in Irish outline 4mm scale products, has teamed up with David Jones of DJ Models fame to bring Irish modellers what they’ve been demanding for many years; quality freight rolling stock to compliment the excellent range of Irish outline RTR locomotives.
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Hattons / DJM King of Kings latest cad/cam breaks cover

The latest cad/cam’s (well 5 showing some truly juicy detail) have been released by Hattons for publication.

This model, made for Hattons by DJModels raises the bar in detail to unseen levels in British RTR OO gauge models.
Feel free to order your model via Hattons web site……. http://www.ehattons.com/stocklist/3094212/1000588/1000640/0/DJ_Models_Dave_Jones_OO_Gauge_1_76_Scale_Steam_locos/prodlist.aspx

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