02 March 2020
After months of negotiating, KR Models is expanding its business into ’N’ gauge with models of the GWR ‘King’ 4-6-0 6000, and BR ‘Shark’ ballast plough. These products are being developed using the CAD drawings originally developed by DJ Models to allow KR Models to expand its business into ’N’ gauge and deliver this scale to these much-requested models.
Both are at an advanced stage of CAD drawing work. KR Models is liaising with its factory in China to ensure that these models will be as accurate as possible. Names and numbers are to be confirmed, but they expect to offer GWR and BR colours on the ‘King’, while the ‘Shark’, which has a much broader spectrum of liveries to choose from, will be available to suit different eras from the 1950s to the early 2000s.
Expressions of interest/pre-orders are open now for the ‘Shark’, and the ‘King’ will be open soon. KR are currently working towards delivery in 2021, depending on the level of interest. The addition of these new ’N’ gauge products doesn’t divert our interests away from OO gauge, with work continuing on GT3 and the Fell diesel.
Keith Revell commented: “The GWR ‘King’ is a missing link from the ’N’ gauge market and the opportunity came for us to be able to take on the near-complete CAD drawings. These were originally developed for DJ Models by a factory in China and we are working with our factory to see the model through to completion. It is an exciting addition to our portfolio and one which will allow us to move forward promptly with the final phases of the models development as well as the ’Shark'. We welcome constructive feedback about the CAD drawings as this will help us to provide the most accurate model possible, please send to [email protected] ”