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Bowman 300 chassis

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:28 am
by Tony Bird
Hi,

I have been playing with a Bowman 300 chassis

https://youtu.be/BaEyA5QuzZ8

What to do next anyone have a spare body and or Boiler?

Regards Tony.

Re: Bowman 300 chassis

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:07 am
by dewintondave
That's lovely Tony. You'll have to make a boiler!

Re: Bowman 300 chassis

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:13 am
by Tony Bird
Hi Dave,

That's lovely Tony. You'll have to make a boiler!

Believe it or not someone in another group has offered me an original boiler and another a lend of his 300 to make a copy of its body work; that is if nobody comes up with some body parts.

Regards Tony.

Re: Bowman 300 chassis

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:04 am
by dewintondave
That's a great result!

Re: Bowman 300 chassis

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:44 am
by Tony Bird
Hi Dave,

Should arrive in a week or so.

Regards Tony.

Re: Bowman 300 chassis

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:52 am
by Tony Bird
Hi,

Forgot photograph.
Edwards boiler LR.jpg
Regards Tony.

Re: Bowman 300 chassis

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:44 am
by tom_tom_go
What are the chances of finding that!

Re: Bowman 300 chassis

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:01 am
by Tony Bird
Hi,

I have bought some replica Bowman buffers from Toy Train Spares.
IMG_7241 LR.jpg
And the boiler has arrived.
IMG_7323 LR.jpg
The paint has been removed.
IMG_7329 LR.jpg
The boiler looks in reasonable condition with only a couple of issues with some bad soldering on the steam pipe and safety valve bush.
IMG_7330 LR.jpg
IMG_7331 LR.jpg
These have been removed and will be replaced along with a hand rail knob which is missing.

I have another project on the go so it might be a bit before I continue with this one.

Regards Tony.

Re: Bowman 300 chassis

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:12 am
by tom_tom_go
Hi Tony,

If those parts are silver soldered how did you remove them?

Re: Bowman 300 chassis

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:05 pm
by Tony Bird
Hi,

If those parts are silver soldered how did you remove them?

The boiler is soft soldered together, I don't think Bowman ever used hard solder. So it was just a matter of heating the boiler and waiting for the solder to melt before removing the fittings.

Regards Tony.