DJ Models announce Class 71 in 00

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.

Southern Region Class 71, Picture copyright courtesy of DJ Models and Ben Jones.

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.

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