Precision Miniatures

Precision Miniatures

for the finest in H0 SAR models

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General Announcements

BATCH BUILD OF 6J LOCOMOTIVES

Precision Miniatures have just imported components to assemble eight 6J locomotives. By building these in a block we will realise some input cost savings. Please go to www.precisionminiatures.co.za and order yours now. They will be available in both gauges, with or without decoders and Power Packs. Deliveries will commence in mid November 2019.

Specification.
All metal construction, white metal castings, cast brass details and etched brass and nickel silver components. No resin or plastic. Fully soldered construction and mechanical fasteners. No glue.
All wheel flanges conform to NMRA RP25 standards.
Kadee 178 couplers installed. Coupler height to NMRA standard.
Standard paint finish, semi-gloss black, graphite smoke box and red buffer beams. Different paint schemes or weathered finishes by separate quote.

Option to have ESU Loksound versionV decoder, and Power pack installed during assembly. If you opt for the decoder installation it will include directional lighting.
12 month warranty on our workmanship.

Changes to Precision Miniatures Website

Customers who find themselves at www.precisionminiatures.co.za will notice a new yellow button in the section for each locomotive. Clicking on this will take you directly to the relevant Precision Miniatures page on the DJH/Modelloco website, enabling you to order the kit of your choice directly from the factory.

As, before, the ready to run loco’s will be assembled and supplied exclusively from South Africa, and will carry the Precision Miniatures 12 month warranty on their workmanship.

As an easy comparison,
a) The kits of the 19D, 6J and GCA are only available in HO (16.5mm) gauge.
b) The GMAM kit can be ordered as an HO (16.5mm) or correct HOn3.5 (12mm) gauge.
c) The ready to run versions can be supplied in both gauges. Additionally the two Garratt locos have both engine units powered. If you include a Loksound decoder installation at the time of assembly we include the directional lighting on all of the locos. The decoders supplied by us include the correct SAR whistle and Garratt exhaust beat.

Purchase Of New Kits

Since the takeover of the tooling and intellectual property by Precision Miniatures, of the SAR range of model locomotives, previously sold under the DJH/Modelloco brand, we have arranged the following for those who wish to build there own kits;

The sales of the kits, will continue to be sold, on behalf of Precision Miniatures exclusively from the factory outside Durham in the United Kingdom.  Kits will not be supplied directly from South Africa.

The kits supplied from the factory, will be exactly the same as when they were under the DJH/Modelloco brand. This means that the two Garratt models will only have the rear engine unit powered, and the GCA, 19D and 6J will only be available in HO (16.5mm) gauge.

These kits can be ordered directly from DJH at djhmodelloco.co.uk and paid for on their secure payment portal. The kits will be dispatched from the factory to customers worldwide.

There are no plans to change the specification of these kits going forward.

In Stock!

For the first time in many years we have caught up with the backlog of orders, and are now able to build locomotives to hold in stock for immediate delivery.

1) We have a 12mm gauge GCA Garratt with decoder and aux power supply available. Fully test run and ready to be shipped. Price R14950.00 plus shipping

2) 16.5mm gauge 19D with Vanderbilt tender. Decoder and aux power supply installed. Fully test run and ready to be shipped. Price R13,995.00 plus shipping

Remember that all of our locos carry a 12 month warranty on our workmanship.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SAR MODELLERS

After 20 years as one of only two DJH Engineering distributors in the world, Precision Miniatures is pleased to announce that we have recently completed the purchase of the rights and tooling for their range of SAR locomotives. We took this step to preserve and ensure the availability of these locomotives going forward, as DJH have grown and diversified that there was a risk of discontinuation.

We still have access to the design, tooling and production capabilities of DJH Engineering, and their associated suppliers.  At this time it is envisaged that the tooling will remain in England, with DJH, who are a centre of excellence for white metal and brass castings.  This move allows us to develop improvements to the existing models, and will speed up development of new locomotives. To this end, all of the CAD drawings for the 16E, along with the masters for the tooling are on their way to England. Precision Miniatures has tried to find reliable partners to do the production of this new locomotive locally, to no avail.

One result of this move, is that DJH and Precision Miniatures will no longer supply kits of the SAR loco’s, and will supply ready to run models only, with our 12 month workmanship warranty.  In future all international enquiries received by DJH will be forwarded to Precision Miniatures.

For clients that wish to purchase any of the non SAR locos in the DJH range, we are still a factory appointed distributor for these models, and will be happy to procure for you, and quote to build if required.

Take advantage of the Rand’s current good fortune!

Our last delivery of loco’s sold out in 4 days, and we would like to thank those that support us.

We will be placing a new order with our suppliers on Monday 29 January. This will include GMAM,GCA,6J and 19D locomotives. We will be paying for this consignment at the same time to lock the prices in at the current exchange rate.

Delivery will be at the end of March.

Despite price increases in shipping, and from our suppliers, the exchange rate has allowed us to reduce our 2018 prices from those of last year.

Take advantage of the Rand’s current good fortune.

Locomotive News

BATCH BUILD OF 6J LOCOMOTIVES

Precision Miniatures have just imported components to assemble eight 6J locomotives. By building these in a block we will realise some input cost savings. Please go to www.precisionminiatures.co.za and order yours now. They will be available in both gauges, with or without decoders and Power Packs. Deliveries will commence in mid November 2019.

Specification.
All metal construction, white metal castings, cast brass details and etched brass and nickel silver components. No resin or plastic. Fully soldered construction and mechanical fasteners. No glue.
All wheel flanges conform to NMRA RP25 standards.
Kadee 178 couplers installed. Coupler height to NMRA standard.
Standard paint finish, semi-gloss black, graphite smoke box and red buffer beams. Different paint schemes or weathered finishes by separate quote.

Option to have ESU Loksound versionV decoder, and Power pack installed during assembly. If you opt for the decoder installation it will include directional lighting.
12 month warranty on our workmanship.

Purchase Of New Kits

Since the takeover of the tooling and intellectual property by Precision Miniatures, of the SAR range of model locomotives, previously sold under the DJH/Modelloco brand, we have arranged the following for those who wish to build there own kits;

The sales of the kits, will continue to be sold, on behalf of Precision Miniatures exclusively from the factory outside Durham in the United Kingdom.  Kits will not be supplied directly from South Africa.

The kits supplied from the factory, will be exactly the same as when they were under the DJH/Modelloco brand. This means that the two Garratt models will only have the rear engine unit powered, and the GCA, 19D and 6J will only be available in HO (16.5mm) gauge.

These kits can be ordered directly from DJH at djhmodelloco.co.uk and paid for on their secure payment portal. The kits will be dispatched from the factory to customers worldwide.

There are no plans to change the specification of these kits going forward.

In Stock!

For the first time in many years we have caught up with the backlog of orders, and are now able to build locomotives to hold in stock for immediate delivery.

1) We have a 12mm gauge GCA Garratt with decoder and aux power supply available. Fully test run and ready to be shipped. Price R14950.00 plus shipping

2) 16.5mm gauge 19D with Vanderbilt tender. Decoder and aux power supply installed. Fully test run and ready to be shipped. Price R13,995.00 plus shipping

Remember that all of our locos carry a 12 month warranty on our workmanship.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SAR MODELLERS

After 20 years as one of only two DJH Engineering distributors in the world, Precision Miniatures is pleased to announce that we have recently completed the purchase of the rights and tooling for their range of SAR locomotives. We took this step to preserve and ensure the availability of these locomotives going forward, as DJH have grown and diversified that there was a risk of discontinuation.

We still have access to the design, tooling and production capabilities of DJH Engineering, and their associated suppliers.  At this time it is envisaged that the tooling will remain in England, with DJH, who are a centre of excellence for white metal and brass castings.  This move allows us to develop improvements to the existing models, and will speed up development of new locomotives. To this end, all of the CAD drawings for the 16E, along with the masters for the tooling are on their way to England. Precision Miniatures has tried to find reliable partners to do the production of this new locomotive locally, to no avail.

One result of this move, is that DJH and Precision Miniatures will no longer supply kits of the SAR loco’s, and will supply ready to run models only, with our 12 month workmanship warranty.  In future all international enquiries received by DJH will be forwarded to Precision Miniatures.

For clients that wish to purchase any of the non SAR locos in the DJH range, we are still a factory appointed distributor for these models, and will be happy to procure for you, and quote to build if required.

Take advantage of the Rand’s current good fortune!

Our last delivery of loco’s sold out in 4 days, and we would like to thank those that support us.

We will be placing a new order with our suppliers on Monday 29 January. This will include GMAM,GCA,6J and 19D locomotives. We will be paying for this consignment at the same time to lock the prices in at the current exchange rate.

Delivery will be at the end of March.

Despite price increases in shipping, and from our suppliers, the exchange rate has allowed us to reduce our 2018 prices from those of last year.

Take advantage of the Rand’s current good fortune.

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