About Us

CJM Models – Established 1st September 1987

Twenty six years is a long time for any business and it is indicative of a journey, an evolution, a story of success, CJM is no different.

Business is about planning, setting objectives, achieving targets, development and maximising potential. CJM is all of those. It is also a great deal more, it’s about passion, craftsmanship, artistry and creation. Each model having been lovingly produced by hand using the finest components to the most exacting standards. In many respects a work of art.

CJM was conceived out of a desire to improve upon the models that graced my own model railway. It is that background that set the objectives for CJM “Accuracy”, “Finish”, “Performance” and “Reliability”. So began a journey…eurotunnel_750px

Along the way there have been key moments the meeting of Bernard Taylor in 1988. Involvement with Eurotunnel in 1992. The creation of the Saturn chassis in 1998. As well as many other people and companies that have helped CJM evolve.

Throughout the web site as well as seeing that evolution you will marvel at CJM’s range of models. There are few words and many pictures yet they convey the bespoke nature of the business, the passion and the objectives set in 1987 that are as important today.

Virtually all the models depicted in this web site belong to customers. Many have been customised to their exacting requirements. Each one has taken many months to create and all achieved or exceeded their expectations.

It is this level of acclaim that is your guarantee of satisfaction, if you still have doubts read the customer reviews tagged to each page as appropriate!

Chris Marchant – Proprietor

CJM Models – The Early Years

CJM has it’s origins in repainting and detailing propriety models primarily from Graham Farish. Below are some examples of these early models.

Class 37 and 40 from 1987

Class 37 and 40 from 1987

CJM class 20 and class 91 Heavily super detailed from circa 1990

CJM class 20 and class 91 Heavily super detailed from circa 1990

CJM re-sprayed Fleishmann SNCF 22xxx, 22403 TTU 'Neuves-Maisons' in RFD/SNCF livery. Used in pairs prior to class 92's on freight through the Channel Tunnel circa 1994

CJM re-sprayed Fleishmann SNCF 22xxx, 22403 TTU ‘Neuves-Maisons’ in RFD/SNCF livery. Used in pairs prior to class 92’s on freight through the Channel Tunnel circa 1994

CJM Models – Today

Today CJM has moved far beyond the early days of repaints. Now, with its own range of highly detailed models fitted with CJM’s own super smooth, ultra powerful Saturn chassis we are redefining the standards that can be achieved in N gauge. With each new model added to our range this standard is pushed further! Throughout the product and gallery pages the superb scale detail, paint finish and weathering techniques are cruelly enlarged for all to scrutinise and admire.

CJM still hold true to its roots and will paint, super detail and re-chassis your chosen class 37, 47, 50 and 55, transforming what otherwise would be a standard model into a hand crafted master piece. Below are images of a fully transformed 37 and 47s.

CJM Lightly weathered 37251 "Northern Lights" in Swallow Intercity livery.

CJM Lightly weathered 37251 “Northern Lights” in Swallow Intercity livery.

 

CJM Class 47 - 47711 "Greyfriars Bobby" in Weathered Large Logo Blue with 47711 "County of Hertfordshire" in Weathered Revised NSE Livery

CJM Class 47 – 47711 “Greyfriars Bobby” in Weathered Large Logo Blue with
47711 “County of Hertfordshire” in Weathered Revised NSE Livery

 

CJM Class 92 - 92007 "Schubert" in RFD European livery

CJM Class 92 – 92007 “Schubert” in RFD European livery

In 1994 CJM introduced its first all new loco and chassis, the Class 92. Since then many more locos have been introduced each building on levels of detail and accuracy. The Class 50 is the latest and has surpassed every purchasers expectations! After painstakingly producing these models for 12 months, even I marvel at the finished result!

CJMs Latest new loco! The CJM class 50s in all 3 NSE liveries.

CJMs Latest new loco! The CJM class 50s in all 3 NSE liveries.