Dave Jones of DJ Models has today announced the addition to his range of the Southern Region Class 71 Bo-Bo 3rd Rail electric locomotive.
Dave Jones advised: what makes this model so special is that this model will be attempted to be financed by crowd sourcing through a ‘Kickstarter’ campaign. This will allow, for the first time, a UK 00 model railway locomotive to be funded up front by the customers who will receive a model for their faith in signing up to this project.
By crowd sourcing the finance for this model I am able to start work almost immediately with the laser scanning (Thanks to the National Railway Museum) and cad/cam production, whereas otherwise it would take up to 2 years rather than the possible 1.
The model will feature a coreless motor, heavy chassis, directional lighting, etched grilles where possible, separate wire handrails, DCC 21 pin decoder socket with a large space for a sound speaker, sprung buffers, and of course alternate slide details for the class 74 at a later date.
OO71-001 E5003 BR Green with small yellow warning panel
OO71-002 E5004 BR Green no small yellow panel
OO71-003 71009 BR Blue with full yellow ends
OO71-004 71013 BR Blue with full yellow ends
The recommended Retail Price will be in the region of £139.95
DJ Models have also today announced a Class 59 Diesel, Hudswell Clake 24T 0-60-0 saddle tank and the ex NER/LNER Raven Q6 0-8-0 steam locomotive in both N and 00 gauges. Also a Churchward 63xx 2-6-0 GWR Mogul in N.