DJ models / Hattons J94

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  1. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi all just received the latest Shiny from Hattons.
    It took an age to arrive 16 days but it landed safe

    It's the commission by Hattons from DJM for a limited production run of J94 based National Coal Board locomotives in various colour schemes.
    Represented is the "Backworth Colliery No4 in lined black
    The box is nicely presented out side with a soft foam inset with a yellow ribbon to assist with the removal.
    Once removed the model was inspected and all looks good comes it also with a bag of bits to install and a nice fine set of fire Irons.
    Out of the box a quick oil as per recommended in the instruction sheet and on to the track to test.
    It is smooth once running but has a slight pickup issue at very low speed and a slight tight spot so a good running in will be required
    Nice slow top speed as prototypical and a nice low speed creep,
    The finish of the Black livery and lettering is crisp and not too shiny. Also nicely finished red Rods.
    The cab has some nice detail and is well finished.
    The buffers are sprung although the springs are a bit stiff to allow them to compress when buffering up to a train of wagons.
    Behind the smoke box (magnetically held in place) door is the DCC plug a 6 pin Assy I haven't got any 6 pins in stock so can't say what it runs like on DCC yet
    See the photos

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    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    3/4 photo

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    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    3/4 rear

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    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Cab

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    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    O it's Wally approved as well

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    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    Very nice Chris, looking forward to see it run on the new layout.
     
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    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Kimbo wrote:
    Thanks Kim so am I.

    I need to find some quality time to crack on with the plank, I did a little today cleaning up the S/H points from one of my old layouts with a bit of luck will get some time in the next two weeks.
     
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    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    so, having now got this model have you ordered the next one in the "correct" scale
    http://www.hattons.co.uk/85281/DJ_Models_Dave_Jones_OJ94_001_Class_J94_Austerity_0_6_0ST_68023_in_BR_black_with_early_crest_tall_coal_bunker/StockDetail.aspx
    :avatar::avatar::avatar::facepalm:
     
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    Kimbo wrote:
    I don't need any more encouragement Kim :giggle:
    There are a few more little OO ones to arrive :faint:

    I have been resisting :facepalm: as I have the Bachmann brass works J94 already, I painted it last year and it's ready to have a number plus some weathering I fitted DCC sound to it as well.
    It's been in a display case with the other locos for the Colliery railway in O since I painted it.

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  10. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    Being a Davy Jones model, has it been designed like the Adams 02 with provisions for DCC sound ? The Adams 02 has a removable roof for fitting driver/fireman and there is adequate space in the coal bunker for a speaker (sugar cube), decoder in the smoke box door !

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Gary I haven't pulled it apart yet nothing in the instructions re sound just standard decoder fitting in the smoke box
    This was one of the first DJM announced and designed models and I don't think sound was high on the list if inclusions a few years ago.
    I think all the other commission models kept bumping the J94 back its been years coming then Hattons commissioned the NCB models and it suddenly got momentum again.
     
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    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    I'm surprised that sound was not a high priority considering Hattons had a working pre-production model of the J94 in 2014 on their in-house layout ! :eek:
    The Dave Jones/Kernows Adams 02 was on the drawing board since mid-late 2012 ! My order was placed after announcement in November 2012.

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  13. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Very nice Chris. Lovely little loco. Now ..... If it had in O Gauge :avatar:
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Really nice model, if a tad clean :whatever:

    Toto, any more loco's and youre plank will need extending just to hold the loco's. I realise some folks like to have a ratio of loco's to rolling stock, however I dont think its 1:1 :avatar:

    Paul
     
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    Toto wrote:
    If you look at his website it will come out eventually in O gauge
     

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