CJM Model Refinishing

CJM Models Grafar PGA Yeoman Photo

CJM is now able to offer a service where by we can take your completely standard model produced by any of the major manufacturers such as Graham Farish, Dapol, Minitrix, Bachmann etc and with a bit of CJM magic transform it from a mass produced stock model into a one off CJM Refinished authentic looking work of art! This service is offered to both Wagons and Locomotives, where varying degrees of work can be performed, including new CJM high power twin flywheel drive chassis with cab interiors, varying degrees of weathering, etched name plates, or maybe even a complete respray in your own livery of choice!

CJM has now introduced two exciting new bolt-ons to it’s already extensive arsenal of techniques to bring your models to life.

Locomotive Refinishing

CJM has it’s own fleet of superbly accurate highly detailed models all mounted on the massively acclaimed CJM Saturn chassis. There are of course many classes of loco missing from the range that other major manufactures produce, the only problem being they can look out of place along side a CJM model on your layout. CJM now offers a service where by we can refinish your chosen locomotive to CJM high standard of workmanship. This can be done in various ways… A Splash of Authentic Weathering, A Saturn Chassis, Some detail Parts, or maybe even a complete repaint the choice is yours!

Below is examples of some of the work all ready carried out

Graham Farish Class 08 BR Blue & Class 09 EWS

These Grafar 08 shunters have been updated with new numbers, electrification
flashes, data panels with a full detail paint and weathering, to match specific
photos of the real thing. In addition the chassis have been rebuilt and now run
superbly over complex track work. Typically a job of this type on your loco
costs around £100.00.

CJM Model Refinishing - Class 08

Grafar Class 57 – 57003 “Freightliner Evolution”

Standard Grafar body, weathered, varnished and mounted on a CJM Saturn chassis
with addition of cab interiors and painted drivers. Total cost £225 + P&P

CJM Model Refinishing - Grafar Class 57 -

Grafar Class 57 – 57011 in Direct Rail Services Livery

Standard Grafar body, weathered, varnished and mounted on a CJM Saturn chassis
with addition of cab interiors and painted drivers. Total cost £225 + P&P

CJM Model Refinishing - Grafar Class 57 - 57011

Kato RS2 Locomotive

The Kato RS-2 loco in a very faded 2-3 colour livery without lots of masking /
transfers is available as a complete faded rusty model for £395.00. Something of
a bargain as the base model in the States retails for around $100! Comparison
with the ARC 59 in the background which shares the same base colours gives an
idea of the fading weathering involved. Imagine a B R Blue 37, 47 or 50 on a
scrap line so treated! Would you need a CJM chassis? If not then this could be
yours for similar money. Please note with locos “standard RTR finishes” this
technique really doesn’t work, so a respray is required and even wagons have a
special base coat applied to apply these techniques on.

CJM Model Refinishing Kato RS2

Wagon Refinishing

It is claimed and proven by the Eurotunnel display layout in Folkstone that the CJM Saturn chassis can pull up to 2kg in weight up hill from a standing start, now that is a lot of wagons by anybody’s standard! Although there are many very good wagons on the market, they can look out of place being pulled by a fully spec’d and weathered CJM loco. A glance at the prototype and its obvious wagons and locos are dirty work horses and so should look dirty, for this reason CJM can offer a weathering service for your rolling stock.

On this page we have set out to demonstrate how a considerable degree of life and authenticity can be brought to your wagon fleet. Over the coming months CJM will weather and display a wide range of different wagons with just a touch of weathering to completely filthy.

The wagons are treated in a similar way to CJM locos using a Badger 150 dual action Brush and some 7 or 8 shades of heavily thinned colour to add grime and bring out the detail in all the right places.

CJM has amassed a large range of photographs of the real thing and these are used to ensure that the model has an authentic look. Additionally the subtle use of light grey’s are introduced to convey the appearance of “weight” in much the same way as with the locos.

Clearly these are fully finished proprietary models and therefore do not benefit from the scale colour techniques employed on CJM loco’s. That said the techniques used ensure that the finished model is imbued with the authentic look.

They represent outstanding value and these prices can only be achieved by painting in multiples of ten or more. typically a rake will consist of 2 light, 5 medium, and 3 heavily weathered wagons.

CJM Advanced Rust Bolt On

Not all wagons / locos, in fact very few just get dirty they have a knack of getting rusty quite quickly. I remember when measuring / photographing 67004 which had not been in service very long, just how much rust was appearing around grills, body seams and the under frame!

Whilst the models depicted in this section could be described as extreme with a little perusing of the web and a decent website it is not hard to find wagons or locos particularly those working in a quarry / mine or scrap line for that matter looking just as sorry for them selves. Many of the photos have been enlarged to show just how intricate these effects are and how corrosion, peeling and fading paint are all worked together to produced a model of amazing character. Plainly these effects are immensely time consuming and very protracted (they are not cheap)   but for a diorama setting on your layout or for adding that extra dimension to your loco or wagon fleet they are a must!

All the models so far produced have been on a special commission basis as part of an order for similar wagons in light, medium and heavy with a couple of these thrown in for good measure, on this basis they added an additional £50 – £60 added to the bill. Typically a completely reworked wagon would work out around £50.

The Kato RS-2 loco in a very faded 2-3 colour livery without lots of masking / transfers is available as a complete faded rusty model for £395.00. Something of a bargain as the base model in the States retails for around $100! Comparison with the ARC 59 in the background which shares the same base colours gives an idea of the fading weathering involved. Imagine a B R Blue 37, 47 or 50 on a scrap line so treated! Would you need a CJM chassis? If not then this could be yours for similar money. Please note with locos “standard RTR finishes” this technique really doesn’t work, so a respray is required and even wagons have a special base coat applied to apply these techniques on.

CJM Wagon Load Bolt On

CJM can now load your wagon using appropriate material and weight reducing techniques (without recourse to CJM power although this will enhance the effect as 20 empty wagons can be too much for many RTR locos) each load is individually produced at the time of weathering  so no 2 vehicles are identical and the overall effect greatly enhanced. Not all wagons are seen fully loaded many open wagons run empty with a residue left in the bottom. Have look on the web at MBAs and MOAs for example.

All empty and loaded effects £5.00 per wagon (when the wagon is weathered by CJM, this offer is not available separately).

Peco CDA “ECC” China Clay Wagons

Weathered to varying degrees – Light medium and heavy. Prices from £100 for 10

CJM Model Refinishing - Peco CDA ECC Clay China Wagons

Network Rail Auto-ballaster

Network Rail Auto-ballaster:- Available in light, medium and heavy weathered
finish, including rust from £25.00, Load @ £5.00 per wagon.

CJM Model Rifinishing Network Rail Auto-ballaster

Grafar PGA Yeoman Wagons

Weathered to varying degrees – medium and heavy. Prices from £100 for 10

CJM Model Refinishing - Grafar PGA Yeoman Wagons

Minitrix HAA Coal Hopper Wagons

Weathered to varying degrees – light medium and heavy Prices from £100 for 10

CJM Model Refinishing - Minitrix HAA Coal Hopper Wagons

Graham Farish HEA Wagons

Weathered to varying degrees – Light medium and heavy. Prices from £100 for 10

CJM Model Refinishing - Graham Farish HEA Wagons

Graham Farish YGB Seacow Wagons

Weathered to varying degrees – Light medium and heavy. Prices from £15.00 each.
With added rust where appropriate from £20.00 each.

CJM Model Refinishing - Graham Farish YGB Seacow Wagons

Graham Farish OBA & OCA Wagons

Weathered to varying degrees – light medium and heavy Prices from £100 for 10

CJM Model Refinishing - Graham Farish OBA & OCA Wagons

Graham Farish MEA Wagons

Weathered to varying degrees – Light medium and heavy. Prices from £100 for 10

CJM Model Refinshing - Graham Farish MEA Wagons

Graham Farish MBA Wagons

Weathered to varying degrees – light medium and heavy. Prices from £150 for 10

CJM Model Refinsihing - Graham Farish MBA Wagons

Grafar HTA EWS Wagons

Weathered to varying degrees – light medium and heavy. Prices from £150 for 10

Dapol Silver Bullet wagons

The Dapol Silver Bullet china clay wagon is greatly enhanced by the addition, even in its lightest form to eliminate the plastic coated chrome plating effect, which rather detracts from what is a much needed and good looking model. Whilst light and medium effects are comparatively straight forward, dirty is all together  more tricky and is only achieved by parting tank from chassis and of course removing the ladders which can then be made to appear thinner with judicious painting. Clearly this does mean prices are higher for more heavy effects but I believe the results more than justify this. Certainly customer reaction has been most favourable!

Several photos include an “out of the box” model for comparison.

CJM Wagon Wethering Silver Bullets

 Grafar HHA Freightliner Wagons

Weathered to varying degrees – light medium and heavy. Prices from £150 for 10

CJM Model Refinishing - Grafar HHA Freightliner Wagons

Graham Farish 90 Tonne GLW JGA Bogie Hopper Wagon

Graham Farish 90 Tonne GLW JGA Bogie Hopper ‘Buxton Lime Industries’ and ‘RMC’
weathered to varying degrees – light medium and heavy. Prices from £15.00 each
(typically £20 to £25.00)

CJM Model Refinishing - Graham Farish 90 Tonne GLW JGA

Graham Farish Intermodal Container Wagons

Weathering container flats and containers with wagon flats £20 per pair Weathering containers £5 each

CJM Model Refinishing - Graham Farish Intermodal Container Wagons

Graham Farish Megafret Container Wagons

Weathered to varying degrees – light medium and heavy Prices from £100 for 10

CJM Model Refinishing - Graham Farish Megafret Container Wagons

Dapol Cargowaggons

Various liveries weathered to varying degrees – light medium and heavy. Prices
from £150 for 10

CJM Model Refinishing - Dapol Cargowaggons

Grafar BYA Wagons

EWS livery weathered to varying degrees – light medium and heavy. Prices from
£150 for 10

CJM Model Refinishing - Grafar BYA Wagons

Dapol VTG Telescopic Steel Hood Ferry Wagons

VTG / Tiphook livery weathered to varying degrees – light medium and heavy.
Prices from £150 for 10

CJM Model Refinishing - Dapol VTG Wagons

Grafar VGA EWS Livery Wagons

Grafar VGA EWS Livery Wagons weathered to varying degrees – light medium and
heavy. Prices from £100 for 10

CJM Model Refinishing - Grafar VGA EWS Livery Wagons

Grafar RES Post Train Wagons

Rail Express Systems livery weathered to varying degrees – light medium and
heavy. Prices from £150 for 10

CJM Model Refinishing - Grafar RES Post Train Wagons