Dave Jones, formerly frontman of Dapol (Well, “Product Development Manager” was his offical title) has announced his new solo project, with a series of ready-to-run models in three scales.
As he says on the new website:
Starting from a blank canvas and using the best design, and modelling techniques currently in use for ready to run model locomotives, I intend to produce a raft of models over the next few years with my desire for innovation, and forward thinking put into each and every model I make.
The first three products announced are the Class 17 and 23 diesels, and the LNER J94 saddle tank, all three in N, with the J94 and Class 23 also appearing in 0, and the J94 in 00. Some interesting choices there; a couple of the short-lived unsuccessful Modernisation Plan locos that are probably unlikely to be duplicated by any other manufacturer.
Exciting news, and I’m hoping to see him pick up where he left off with Dapol, with models up to the standard of the recent “Western”.