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Author Topic: D.J.Models Mermaid wagons  (Read 7120 times)

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Offline robert shrives

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Re: D.J.Models Mermaid wagons
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2017, 03:30:03 pm »
Was it lots and now by any chance ! :D

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Re: D.J.Models Mermaid wagons
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2017, 03:39:29 pm »
Apart from the couplings, the chains that operate the side doors look to be the chunkiest part of the model.

Are these molded as part of the body or are they going to be quite easy to cut off and replace with real chain without damaging the paint work? I've only just noticed that they don't cross over, unlike the prototype. Replacing them should make a good looking model even better and makes correcting this small mistake easy to do.

To see why they're there, and why they cross take a look at the two photos about halfway down this page:
http://www.6g.nwrail.org.uk/alanhaywardpage3.html

Happy modelling.

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Re: D.J.Models Mermaid wagons
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2017, 03:52:30 pm »
Hi Steven,

They are very easy to remove if needed.

Cheers
Dave
« Last Edit: April 21, 2017, 05:56:47 pm by DJM Dave »
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Re: D.J.Models Mermaid wagons
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2017, 05:16:46 pm »
@DJM Dave
If anyone is going to the Liverpool Show tomorrow morning I will be handing the sample Mermaids back to Dave so either he or I will have them dependent on timing :D

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Re: D.J.Models Mermaid wagons
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2017, 08:41:36 pm »
4 of the Engineers Dutch livery will probably find their way into my collection.

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Re: D.J.Models Mermaid wagons
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2017, 10:21:49 pm »
To my eyes the molding looks a bit heavy I shall have to see one in the flesh so to speak.
Steve.
Hi there,

Compared to the alternative model - they are thin....

Oh Look!

It's not just that which is improved either!

They are the right wheelbase, a proper chassis and correct detail and all to a much finer standard.

Why can't people just say thanks when manufacturers improve on existing models?

I'm hoping to have enough funds to buy some once they become available.

Thanks

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Re: D.J.Models Mermaid wagons
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2017, 04:48:43 am »
I agree with last two above ScottishModeller and 37214, i have seen these models and think they are brilliant and when i can i also will be buying a good rake of them. I will be going to the Liverpool show in Crosby today with NPN who has these models and i can tell you i will be asking Dave from DJM for some has soon has possible.   

And thank you Dave for an excellent model.  :claphappy: :slaphappy:  :NGaugersRule:

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Re: D.J.Models Mermaid wagons
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2017, 03:32:15 pm »
1000 black liveried version with varied running numbers due to land in June.
Got my pre order on for 6 + 2 Sharks to go with them :D

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Re: D.J.Models Mermaid wagons
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2017, 05:51:46 pm »
1000 black liveried version with varied running numbers due to land in June.
Got my pre order on for 6 + 2 Sharks to go with them :D
When are the Sharks due?
Richard
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Re: D.J.Models Mermaid wagons
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2017, 06:41:35 pm »
Mermaids first and foremost, then when things improve financially I'll get on with the Shark.

Don't forget there's class 17 tooling in there somewhere too ;-)

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Re: D.J.Models Mermaid wagons
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2017, 12:59:27 am »
The Mermaid is reviewed in the June issue of BRM - "the finest 4-wheeled N gauge wagon we have seen to date". Nice work DJM.




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Re: D.J.Models Mermaid wagons
« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2017, 09:13:13 am »
A convincing little wagon in my opinion. I like the inner detail (rivets?) and underframe detail. The NEM pocket seems less obtrusive than other models, not sure why?
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Re: D.J.Models Mermaid wagons
« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2017, 10:15:07 am »
The Mermaid is reviewed in the June issue of BRM - "the finest 4-wheeled N gauge wagon we have seen to date". Nice work DJM.


A number of wagons will be vying for that accolade such as the Farish Covhop and judging by the first EP the RevolutioN Class B Tank, but it is certainly right up there, the underframe detail is exquisite..

The NEM pocket is a very simple unobtrusive open design very similar to what Dapol used (no surprise) on the GUV with the retooled chassis, rather than a pocket inside an outer shroud that Farish use.

Hopefully this wagon will bring the doubters onside, question is will 1000 be enough??

Bring on the Clayton I say...

Roy

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Re: D.J.Models Mermaid wagons
« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2017, 10:18:50 am »
When will orders be taken? can't find order page on website

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Re: D.J.Models Mermaid wagons
« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2017, 10:32:04 am »
DJM Stockists will have them some will take preorders. Just by way of an example: -

http://www.hattons.co.uk/stocklist/3094212/1000589/1000637/0/DJ_Models_Dave_Jones_N_Gauge_Wagons/prodlist.aspx

Roy

 

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