Services offered by this Supplier:
Loco Kit Building, Painting & Weathering,
Locomotive scratch and kit building service for 4mm, O, and 1 standard and narrow gauges, with the emphasis on outside framed prototypes, and the smaller and more obscure prototypes. DJH Model Loco specialist.
My focus has always been to produce hand-build models that are robust enough for day-to-day operation, and that capture that all-elusive character of a particular class of locomotive or type. In the case of kits, this often means making replacement parts and re-engineering the drive train, to achieve the running qualities I feel that my clients deserve. One recent highlight has been the completion of an example of the Backwoods L&B 'Lyn' Baldwin in OO9, and I am currently engaged on a ground-up chassis build for one of the Manning-Wardles from the same railway, but this time in On14 gauge. Images and build stories for these models are posted upon the Modell Ost website.
For those of you with unbuilt DJH Model Loco kits, I have now considerable experience with these models, which extends to eliminating the troublesome 'American system' of using the tender as part of the current pick-up system, and instead making the locomotive self-contained.
Please also note that where practicable, all locomotives from Modell Ost in any scale will now feature my own 'torque arm' modification to the motor/gearbox unit, which improves both power transmission and also stops the motor rotating around the driven axle and hitting the chassis or the inside of the body, depending on whether the direction of travel is forwards or backwards.
If this all sounds like the model locomotive that you would like to commission, please contact me at Modell Ost. I can be reached by telephone between 10.00 am to 8.00 PM most weekdays, and from 10.00 am to 1.00 PM Saturdays, or else email me if this is more convenient.
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