PFB, IVO and peat wagons in the shops

Last week we delivered out our latest series of DSB PF open wagons; one series of wagons with airpreassure system; 3 wagons with “peat fentch” – one handbrake, one airpreassure brake and one with brakehouse; and final both a rerun of the brakehouse wagon and a new number. The new brakehouse PFR is fitted with 4 blocks brakes, where previous delivered has been with 8 brakeblocks.

Together with the PF series, was also our IVO cheesewagon released. The wagon is based on our IV series, with the outside shelf holders added as etched details. This wagon is with Swedish transport doc holder, so also useful for traffic outside Denmark.

Besides the newly arrived items, we are continuing with the announced new items.

TMZ is in the final stage of production. Before the Chinese new year holiday all chassis where fully assembled, and when the factory gets back to work after this weekend, the final assembly of bodies and full loco is starting. We are hoping to be able to release the first locos just before the easter.

As soon as the TMZ is finished in production, the production of the SJ Y2 rubbernoses will begin.

The CO coaches we released in early summer 2023 is very close to be fully sold out – there are a few pcs left of the 876122 and 23, but they are soon gone. The follow up coach – DSB CL – is finished in design and we have uploaded artwork drawings to the product side. The tooling is on progress and we expect to show the first testshoots in April 2024.

The projest with insulated tank wagons and the SJ Ge/Gs is so far on schedule – both expected to be released over the summer.

New items and delivery schedule

It is now been a while since we made an news post here at our website – our day-to-day news will be posted at our Facebook site, so please follow that to keep you updated.

In the late spring we have released our model of DSB CO passenger coach and they have been very well received – so well, that one of the item numbers (DK-876121) is close to sold out.
At the end of June our 2nd run of the Swedish SJ Kö/Udg (DK-873208-11) and the tow sandtågswagons (DK-873212-13) arrived. I need to be completely honest and say that the sales have not reach my expectations – It might be due to the arrival at summertime.

We attended the Modell-Hobbby-Spiel fair in Leipzig, and at the same time released our newest catalogue, which is covering for the next year – until October 2024. The catalogue is both available for download here at our website, and as printed copy at our resellers (free).

Unfortunately we are still fighting with delays at our supplier in China, and production is still running late, even though it is much, much better than last year. So I really ask for you al to be patient even models are delayed, we are all trying the best to catch up.

Today the status on presented products are:


(DK-875051x, 875052x, 875053x, 875054x)

We have decided to move this project to the first one to finish.

The locos are in massproduction – at the moment all injected parts are being prepared for spray painting. All locos will be shipped by air during December 2023, but at the moment it is still unclear if someone reach Denmark before xmess. I have asked the factory to make 2 shipment batches: 1st with Vida, Tågkraft, TX logistic; and 2nd with Swedtrac TMZ 1411.

DSB PFB & Peatwagons


To lower the preasure a bit on the production line, we got the offer to get help from “outside”, which we have used earlier and will use for these wagons too. The wagons are in production and expected to arrive late January to early February 2024.

Along with these is also a rerun of PFR with brake house and a new number.

DSB IVO cheesewagon


Will be produced together with the PFB etc and therefor to be released in February 2024.

SJ Y2 – rubbernoses

(DK-875101x, 2x)

Our supplier is expecting to deliver the first set just before the Chinese New year – so early February. But for now, it is still not final confirmed. The rest  will be finished assembled after Chinese New Year, to delivery in March 2024.

SJ Hbis


These wagons have been pushed back to give more space for the TMZ and Y2, so all parts will be prepared before Chinese new year, and finished after. So, I expect release in March/Arpil 2024

TWA-800B rerun + new numbers


As with the SJ Hbis, this production has been pushed back. We have used the time to make some tooling adjustment, so the cars will become even better. The cars will be produced in the spring, and to be released on April 2024.

The rest of new items, more updates will come when samples are approved, but expected releases will be:

SJ Ge etc  Q2 2024

Tankwagons: Q2 2024

TMX & MX (Nohabs): Q2/3 2024

DSB CL coaches: Q3 2024

CM coaches in the shops

Last week our CM passanger coaches (DK-876101~5) finally arrived. All preorders have now left our warehouse and arrived the resellers. If you still haven’t purchases one of the coaches, do not worry – there are still pleanty on shop, and we are ready to supply your local Dekas reseller.

Coming weekend we are a the DMJU fair “modeltog for alle” in Taastrup, Denmark where the CM coaches can be seen live, and purchased at the shops paticipating the fair.


It has gradually become a tradition that every year I write a bit about how the year has gone in Dekas and what we are betting on for the future – and it can only get better and brighter!

The year actually started quite well, and we chose to expand the staff with one more – Martin, who started on the 1st of March 2022. But at the same time Ukraine was invaded….

Even though we have neither production nor trade with the Easterneuropean countries, it had its impact, as the US dollar – in which we calculate tools and goods – rose sharply (about 20%), and at the same time there was a halt in the desire to buy around Europe. However, the desire to buy returned after a few months and the goods we got home, have all sold really well – for which I would like to thank all retailers and end customers.

However at the same time, China has been operating with severe Corona restrictions, which meant that the shipment of goods from the factory was constantly delayed – and still is. Here at the end of the year, however, things have brightened and I very much hope that we in 2023, can get back up to normal speed.

Unfortunately, one of the consequences of all these aforementioned problems, was that through 2023 we received very few OEM orders for new products. Which has put the company under even greater pressure – a large part of our daily income came from OEM.

So it hasn’t in any ways been the easiest year as the owner of Dekas, and it has also caused quite a few sleepless nights when the bills piled up.

However one can choose to use all this destructively, or to change direction – and I have chosen the latter.

Throughout 2022, we have participated in a significant number of fairs, and here we were very well received, usually with people expressing a desire for more Dekas models. This meant that in September, when Allan decided to stop at Dekas, I wrote that Dekas in the future would cut down on OEM and focus more on Dekas own products. This requires, however, that we both create finances to be able to invest in new molds, as well as getting better warehouse logistics.

That is why we are starting the new year – 2023 – by moving. We during February are moving from the Adeo office hotel in Albertslund, to Reskavej 6 in Korsør (in the C&P inspection building). Here we get better premises that are more suitable for what we need in the future – i.e. bigger and better storage facilities and a smaller office, and much closer to my private address in Slagelse.

At the same time, I have said goodbye to the employees – i.e. that at the end of March I am alone in Dekas – though, Ulrik Tarp Jensen is still helping with research and historical texts. This way, I have been able to ensure that new Dekas models can be go on the market – even if there are delays and it might sell a little slower, because I don’t have to pay, a not inconsiderable amount, for salaries every day.

So in the midst of all this upheaval, I am very positive about the future.

….and I am looking forward to 2023.

Happy New Year to all of you.

Kasper Bang Jensen

In this Christmas season

We have now started the last month of the year and the hunt for this year’s Christmas presents has begun. Besides that, today is also Model Railway Day.

Therefore, we had better update today’s delivery status – I must make it clear that it is a current status and it can change.

Unfortunately, the delays at the factory continues, but there is hope.

Approx. On 17 of December, our small Q wagons with brakehouse, ØSJS and HHJ will get here – whether they will arrive before Christmas is uncertain, but otherwise they will be handed over to the dealers between Christmas and New Year.

In the Christmas days, the OHJ BDn wagons will be dispatched and will therefore most likely arrive in the first week of January.

Our long-awaited CM wagons are in line of productions after the BDn wagons and we hope they can be completed before the Chinese New Year, so that we can deliver them at the beginning of February, otherwise it will be around the end of February, beginning of March.

The 2nd edition of the SJ Kö wagons is expected to be fully assembled just after Chinese New Year and will arrive in Denmark at the beginning of March.

We expect to have SJ Hbis home during the month of April, as I am hoping we get them home by boat.

Kustpilen (Y2) will probably not be here until Q2 2023 as it seems.

I must be honest and recognize that all these constant delays are hard on Dekas and our finances, and this means that it currently takes a little longer before new projects are put into tooling.

After all, I hope everyone has a happy December, and perhaps there is still room for some Dekas models under the Christmas tree 😊

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