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  1. Kimbo

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    It does seem a shame that what appeared to be serious competition for the 'Big Names' in UK model railway manufacturers has not survived. I have several "DJ Models" loco's and am happy with them as they seem well designed with thought given to both DCC decoder and sound fitment at conception, something that has at last it seems is getting the message through to said "Big Names" that this is what the market wants. I guess it will become clear in due course exactly why Dave Jones finds himself in this position, and what has ultimately brought about the failure of what seemed to be a promising enterprise, though no doubt the "Big Names" will be pleased or relieved to see the demise of a competitor. If there is an upside to all this, it has to be that it's spurred on the likes of Kernow, Rails, Hattons etc. to directly approach the Chinese factories with their own commissions, quite a few of which would be unlikely to have been produced by the "Big Names", at least for the foreseeable future, since the bigger the manufacturer the more need for large production runs to justify boardroom salaries and the running of a large enterprise. The loss of 'DJ Models' would seem to be an indirect gain to us modellers, particularly those who would shy away from scratch built or kit models, further encouraging "Retailer Commissions" of models which the "Big Names" would be unlikely to attempt.
    Keith.
     

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