Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Tue May 21, 2019 2:21 pm

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With the launch of our new webstore, Bowaters Models has seen new levels of profitability and a completely new way to get our products to you our customers. Combined with other signifcant improvements in the business, we can offer a wider range of products to you a lot faster than we have in the past. However, our new webstore does duplicate against our section of the Narrow Planet webstore we also maintain. Keeping both stores running requires a huge amount of work in the background effectively doubling our workload every time we release a new product.

Therefore, we have made the decision that we will be only supporting our own store as of the end of June. As such we will be removing everything from Narrow Planet on that date. We thank the team at Narrow Planet for their support over the time we’ve been there and we’re looking forward to the future operating our own store. We will be continuing to work with Narrow Planet on upcoming projects as appropriate and will continue to share a stand at the larger garden railway shows such as Peterborough.
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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by philipy » Tue May 21, 2019 2:31 pm

Good luck with it Jon, glad the business is on the up. I now suspect that may have accounted for a certain recent delay ;)

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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Tue May 21, 2019 3:44 pm

philipy wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 2:31 pm
Good luck with it Jon, glad the business is on the up. I now suspect that may have accounted for a certain recent delay ;)
Just a little bit. Currently working on sorting said delay out!!

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Post by tom_tom_go » Tue May 21, 2019 5:01 pm

Forum helping you promote your business :thumbup:

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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:15 pm

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At Peterborough, we released our South African Railways Goods stock and brake vans. We’re not revealing our Passenger stock! We have 6 kits due for release on the 15th of June. Covered the L4 and L5 variants, these 6 kits are perfect for the Accucraft South African Railways locomotives as well as our own upcoming Class 91!

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All are available in both MDF and Plywood. They also come with Accucraft Chopper Couplings and HGLW bogies in the gauge of your choice (32mm or 45mm gauge) which are produced under license. They are also available without those items. Plus all kits come with UK postage and packing as standard. Postage to elsewhere in the world is at cost. Priced from £75 each, these coaches will look great on your Garden Railway!

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More information will be available on the product pages once we release them.

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The planned range is as follows:-

BMP-000A SAR Apple Express Train Pack (6 Coaches)
BMP-001 SAR L4 1st Class Coach
BMP-002 SAR L4 3rd Class Coach
BMP-003 SAR L4 1st Class Brake Coach
BMP-004 SAR L4 3rd Class Brake Coach
BMP-005 SAR L5 1st Class Coach
BMP-006 SAR L5 3rd Class Coach

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L4s - £75 each. L5s - £90 each. L4 Brake Coaches - £95 each. Add £15 per kit for plywood and take £15 off per kit for no bogies and Couplings.

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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:09 pm

FORUMS FIRST LOOK

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Yes, that's right. We're doing a forum first look reveal on this one. And it's a big one. We regularly describe Bodysgallen as the Queen of our range. Unsurprising as she's one of the biggest models and also a Pullman. Well, now its time for her replacement to make its appearance! And appropriately, its another Welsh Highland Railway Coach. This time? GLASLYN

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The longest coach in the range (760mm long) and also the one we're most proud of! Using our tried and tested multimedia approach we use on complicated coaches, this coach is the perfect addition to your WHR set. Considering we also make its matching service coach 2010, the pair along with any two or more of our existing WHR range will be perfect for your garden railway. Minimum radius is 5ft although as with the rest of our range, it can go around tighter by moving the bogies towards the end of the coach. The coach will come complete with decals, couplings and bogies and with a little paint, glue and your time could be ready to go on your garden railway soon!

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Available in both Plywood and MDF, this coach is due to be released at Exeter and we can't wait to see it on other people's garden railways!

Disclaimer:- The model shown is the first prototype. We are aware there are issues with it and they are being addressed. However, if you do spot any, please let us know either on our facebook, on the forum or via our email. Our email is info@bowatersmodels.co.uk
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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by JMORG » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:50 pm

Looks awesome Jon! Just got to see it painted now
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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:15 pm

JMORG wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:50 pm
Looks awesome Jon! Just got to see it painted now
I’m aiming for Exeter for that one. It’s in progress shall we say!

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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:04 pm

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Newly released today! Our South African Railways Passenger Coaches! Covering the major L4 and L5 variants, these kits follow the Bowaters Models philosophy of being easy to assemble yet providing a excellent model to the customer out of the box. We're releasing 2 L4s, 2 L4 brake vans and 2 L5s. All the kits have a laser cut construction with 3D printed parts used where appropiate. They also come complete with Accucraft Chopper Couplings and HGLW Bogies in either 32mm or 45mm gauges. We are also releasing a Apple Express multipack featuring 6 of the coaches. These coaches complete the range at present although we do have a addition multipack planned when Jon returns from a course at the end of next week covering T&P Operations on the Avontuur line.

The pricing is as follows:-
L4s - £75 each in MDF. £90 in Plywood.
L4 Brake Coaches - £95 each in MDF. £110 in Plywood.
L5s - £90 each in MDF. £105 in Plywood.

These fantastic coaches are available now so get them while they're hot!!!

https://shop.bowatersmodels.co.uk/colle ... n-railways
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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:38 pm

So as you will now know, along with SLR Models, we have developed a working version of their new Bowaters Couplings that makes use of Accucraft components. We show these to you installed on our model of The Tank and retrofitted to a Accucraft Superior. We will also be fitting them to a Accucraft Leader and Excelsior in time. Massive thanks to Laurence Smith for his help in getting the data for these Couplings.

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So what will we be using them for? Well for a start, for our Bowaters themed motive power kits, we will be having them as an optional extra starting with the Tank and Victor later this year. We will also be making them available with our Superb project when it’s released. And a couple of others once we announce them later this year......

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As with the rest of our Bowaters themed products, we will be donating 20% of the profits from the sale of each one to the Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway Garden Railway. They’re available for £30 each per pair.

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They’re available from our site right now and can be found here:- https://shop.bowatersmodels.co.uk/colle ... ersion-kit

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We have also released our sets of Bowaters Nameplates today. Made for us by Narrow Planet, we’ve made 3 sets available for now but hopefully, we may make some others in time. They’re priced at £15 a pair unpainted. They’re available from here:- https://shop.bowatersmodels.co.uk/colle ... eplate-set

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Speaking of new products, we’ve also released our T&P South African Railways Multipack. Featuring 4 wagons and 3 coaches, this represents a shortened version of the full length trains which ran to up to 12 vehicles long! Available in both 32mm and 45mm gauges and in both MDF and Plywood. It’s available now on a 3-4 week delivery time for £380 a set in MDF or £485 a set in Plywood. Subtract £105 for no bogies and Couplings. You can find it here:- https://shop.bowatersmodels.co.uk/colle ... -multipack

And finally, we’ve reactivated the Plywood option on the website! After a couple of issues, we’re happy to now no longer restrict the flow of Plywood orders. Therefore, you can now order them as standard options again on the site.
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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:09 pm

Time to reveal what we teased on Saturday!!! The second of our two Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway releases! This time, Victor!

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Victor is a modified Hudson Hunslet which was brought by the then Bowaters Paper Railway. Not popular at first, it found its true appreciation when it was transferred with other Bowaters stock to what became the Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway in 1969. Our kit is measured from the real engine in April this year and as such is in that operating condition. However, the kit has been designed so that could with relative ease modify it into any operating condition the real engine has been in over its life.

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It features a PDF Models chassis in either 32mm or 45mm Gauge and Accucraft (UK) Chopper Couplings. It also features the new SLR Models Coupling blocks. It’s priced at £160 complete, £135 without the coupling blocks and £95 with chassis and Couplings in MDF. Please add £15 per kit for Plywood. It’s available for preorder now and will be available from August 19th.

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We’re also delighted to announce Barton Hall our RNAD diesel is now also available for preorder with the same release date. It is priced at £175 in MDF or £135 without chassis and Couplings. Drop us a message or an email to place your preorders. The cut off for this will be August 1st to allow us to cut everything in time. Any orders placed after that date may have to wait for the product launch for your kits to be processed!

To purchase, please visit the following links:-

BME-005 RNAD Barton Hall - https://shop.bowatersmodels.co.uk/produ ... arton-hall
BME-007 Bowaters Paper Railway Victor - https://shop.bowatersmodels.co.uk/produ ... way-victor
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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:14 pm

Next in our list of SKLR themed releases, is our 7/8ths Bowaters Stock!

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Covering 4 different pulp/flat wagons, these wagons use the same construction method as their 16mm cousins. Suitable for both 32mm and 45mm gauge track, these are the perfect larger wagon for your Railway. Priced at £70 each in MDF or £85 in Plywood. Check back soon to see what else we’ve been working on!

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Due to become available is:-

BMB-701 Bowaters Paper Railway 20 ton Flat Wagon
BMB-702 Bowaters Paper Railway 8 ton Pulp Wagon
BMB-703 Bowaters Paper Railway 10 ton Pulp Wagon
BMB-704 Bowaters Paper Railway 10 ton Pulp Wagon 500 series

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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:15 pm

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Long awaited and finally on their way, the next five FR coaches are finally ready. Covering the tin cars and pairing of 100/124, these coaches will be released on the 31st of August on the website with similar pricing to our existing coaches! We do have another currently on the workbench but that won’t be out for a little while yet. But safe to say it’s one you our customers have been asking for!!!

BMF-011 FR Coach 117 - £95
BMF-012 FR Coach 118/119/120 - £95
BMF-013 FR Coach 121 - £95
BMF-014 FR Coach 100 - £85
BMF-015 FR Coach 124 - £75
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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by JMORG » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:24 pm

Look awesome as always.
Does 124 have louvres? Been a while since I've seen it in the flesh.
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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by DonW » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:18 am

Fairly new on here so this is the first time I have looked at this thread. Some very nice stuff in your range.

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