Hello and welcome to the new website for DJ Models!
Some of you will know me by my past endeavours within the model railway business, but really I should use this space to tell you about myself.
I’ve been a modeller since I was a very young lad with an OO gauge Hornby loco on an oval of track stuck on a door for a Christmas present. Subsequently nurtured by my dad, my skills became better to such an extent that when I switched to N gauge around 1975 I started as a 10 year old exhibiting my layouts up and down the country.
In 1982 I won the inaugural ‘Prime Ministers Cup’ as the best under 18 modeller in the country. Around this time I was also the exhibition manager for the biggest one day model railway show in the UK, and Model Railway manager for the International Model Exhibition (the biggest 2 day model show in the world).
Subsequently I made architectural and loco models as a small business until around 2005 when I was asked my opinion on a new N gauge class 73, and the rest as they say, is history. I have been extremely lucky to bring into British outline RTR models lots of award winning innovations and models.
So why do this now? Well for some time I have felt that there can be a large step change again in quality, reliability, detail and features on current RTR N, OO and O gauge locomotives and rolling stock.
And, unlike some critics on web forums, I decided to put my money where my mouth is, literally, and go it alone with this venture. It will not ever be a huge range, but what I will say is that whatever I produce, it will have all my hallmarks on every model, with, where possible the internet discussion on RMweb that many of you come to expect from me.
I expect to be able to give better communications, sales service, after sales service and back up than any of the current manufacturers today.
I will either be posting on RMweb or on this website any up to date details, and then obviously to magazines etc. I will not be posting to Facebook as it uses too much time and is, in my opinion, a poor way of communicating, and neither will I be using Twitter.
If you want to ring me, then this is also possible and I will do my best to answer every call personally. But please bear with me if I take a while to get back to you as I am bound to get busy at times.