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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:16 pm

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I do love that coach and I think it is a wonderful addition to your range, but...... and there is always a but!..... of the 25 items you have had pointed out which needed correction, did no-one mention the distinctive rake of the curved end observation windows, which I think are an important identifying feature of this elegant coach?
I can understand the manufacturing issues involved in the build, but I believe that if I built one similar it would be a point of discussion amongst the Forum members.
Sorry to be picky, especially at this stage of production, but if customers are content then let it be!
Hi,

A correct point to make based on the image presented. It does however feature such a rake. However from that image its hard to see. To say we've had hell with that domed end is a complete understatement with a huge amount of time sunk into getting it as close to right as possible. 150 in comparison was a angel to work on compared to Glaslyn. We're happy enough with it to release and it seems our customers are too! We're still looking at another set of improvements to it before we start main production but that's waiting on a spare 5 minutes to be able to start working on it as the source file is now so broken it'll be faster to start again from scratch than butcher it anymore.

I hope to get it in the garden for some better images once the weather improves (enough).

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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by Peter Butler » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:48 pm

Thanks for the reply, I thought it would present a challenge and you seem to have mastered it. It isn't obvious from the angle of the picture so I will be pleased to see the final result.
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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:21 pm

Two posts in one. My mind's been else where rather unsurprisingly. See below -

Original date of posting on facebook - 16/11/2019

General notice to all customers of both the main range and any ongoing commissions. Jon, who runs Bowaters Models, is currently dealing with some personal medical issues which must take priority. This means work on a number of projects (such as our 2020 range and the Avontuur Models range) has stopped to allow Jon to focus on his health. All orders currently with us are being processed as and when things allow with Jon doing his best to get them to you by Christmas. There is currently no reason why this can’t be achieved. However please do bear with us as other priorities have to take priority encase this can’t be achieved.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

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Original date of posting on facebook - 28/11/2019

Thanks to help from family members, things are starting to progress nicely. To the point, we're comfortable enough to do our first Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale! With delivery times in time for Christmas, we're offering 10% off your entire order! It will be applied automatically by the website so if there's something that you want, now will be the time to do it! And yes, we will be planning to get everything to you by Christmas at the absolute latest! The discount is applied automatically between midnight on Black Friday to midnight on Cyber Monday.

Check out our website and see what takes your fancy!:- http://shop.bowatersmodels.co.uk

Any questions let me know. All existing orders will be processed hopefully by the end of next week depending on when me and my family (mainly my family) can get everything done. We are getting there though. Well wishes on facebook have been gratefully received towards my health which is currently being dealt with.
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Post by JMORG » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:56 am

Hope your health improves Jon, looking forward to seeing more from Bowaters!
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Post by Andrew » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:36 am

JMORG wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:56 am
Hope your health improves Jon, looking forward to seeing more from Bowaters!
Yes, absolutely - look after yourself!

With very best wishes,

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Post by angr607 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:43 pm

Thanks for the well wishes guys! Its very much appreciated!

I might be focusing on my health (its getting there) but that doesn't mean I can't have ideas! And this is one of them.

Just putting the feelers out there, who would be interested in either a shortie version of our FR stock or a brand new FR Observation Coach covering either the original 100 or 101 as built. 101 being the one we're looking at. If you're interested, let me know!!!! Potentially, health dependent, the first ones will be at Peterborough with our first IoM coach.

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Our version of 123 is shown as a reference model. 101 will be based on this abet in its original guise.

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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:49 pm

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Thanks to friends and family helping out while Jon focuses on his health (it’s very slowly getting there), we’re delighted to confirm we’ve moved our last order date before Christmas to the 10th of December! So you still have time to order in time for Christmas!!! Any orders received after this date will still be processed and cut but we can’t ensure delivery in time.

Check out our website to see what our range has to offer! From our Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway range to our ashover coaches to rolling stock from the other side of the Atlantic, we’re sure we have something for everyone! We also have a growing range of motive power for those looking for something to run on your railway!

Check out our website here - http://shop.bowatersmodels.co.uk
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Post by ge_rik » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:07 pm

I don't seem to be able to see the photos in the Bowater posts. All I get is an 'image' placeholder icon. Images from other posters appear ok . Is it just me or is anyone else getting the same?

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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:42 pm

ge_rik wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:07 pm
I don't seem to be able to see the photos in the Bowater posts. All I get is an 'image' placeholder icon. Images from other posters appear ok . Is it just me or is anyone else getting the same?

Rik
I had a website crash which took all the old images down in one go. Hence I moved everything to google images. However it seems there are issues with that too. Give me some time and I'll see what I can do.

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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:09 pm

ge_rik wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:07 pm
I don't seem to be able to see the photos in the Bowater posts. All I get is an 'image' placeholder icon. Images from other posters appear ok . Is it just me or is anyone else getting the same?

Rik
Hopefully its now fixed. For the 4th time this year.

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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by ge_rik » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:32 am

angr607 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:09 pm
Hopefully its now fixed. For the 4th time this year.

Jon
Thanks Jon. All showing up now. Great looking models btw.

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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:25 pm

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Its nearly new years and to celebrate our 5th year in business, we're having a new years sale! Save 10% off your entire order (excluding PDF Models products and Train Packs) and save 5% off all Train Packs! We've also added a Superbarn Multipack along with adding the PDF Models Blanche as an option for Train Packs. All orders will be cut starting on the 6th of January and will be available on our normal 3-4 week turnaround! The discounts are applied automatically so you don't need to enter any codes! The savings start from Midnight tonight until Midnight on Thursday so check out the site and see what you can save!

Also Jon is very very slowly returning to working again so projects are slowly happening again. Please bear with him as it's only him doing all the work and there are still a number of tasks he can't do at the moment due to ongoing illness. BUT he has got something done in the week off he's had since we went on holiday. Join our facebook group to see it for yourself!

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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:12 pm

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Two of our engines that have slowly been built in house over the last couple of months. One for a customer and one for us to use internally. We are however thinking about offering Ready to Run as a new option. What do you think? We’d be offering it on our Barton Hall, Victor and Emma Kits at first but with plans to include our Class 91 and Upnor Castle models in time. Standard fit would include Radio Control using Deltang equipment and would come on in a range of humbrol colours. Couplings would be Accucraft Chopper Couplings as standard but as shown on the Barton Hall Model, we can fit LGB as well if the customer would like! We’re only taking expressions of interest at the moment to see if it’s something people would like so let us know!

The rough costings for a Ready to run option will be the Kit cost times two plus the RC as that fit will vary from customer to customer. On some kits, we can even do a custom design to run with switches instead of radio control (the Tank, Victor and Barton Hall being the early candidates for such a conversion). So for example, our Emma kit ready to run would could £135 for the kit, £135 for building and then the Radio Control gear on top. Note, these are just rough prices. Some will cost more to build as they are more complex while others being simpler won’t cost as much. The cost of the kit times two is our rough ballpark across the whole range.
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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by TheChestnutLine » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:23 pm

I would be very interested, especially for an Upnor Castle.
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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:47 pm

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Did you know Bowaters Models sometimes have kits in stock available for immediate delivery? Right now we have 6 kits available covering a wide range of prototypes! Available right now, we have the following:-

BME-008 Hunslet Tunnelling Engine 'Emma' in Acrylic for 32mm gauge or without bogies and couplings (45mm gauge version available to order).
BMF-011 Ffestiniog Railway Coach 22/26 in MDF for 32mm gauge, 45mm gauge or without bogies and couplings
BMF-012 Ffestiniog Railway Coach 104 in MDF for 32mm gauge, 45mm gauge or without bogies and couplings
BMF-032 Ffestiniog Railway Coach 114 in MDF for 32mm gauge, 45mm gauge or without bogies and couplings
BMF-042 Ffestiniog Railway Coach 116 in Plywood for 32mm gauge, 45mm gauge or without bogies and couplings
BMS-103 Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Box Car 120-157 in MDF for 32mm gauge, 45mm gauge or without bogies and couplings

All these are available in stock and can be found on our website! Check them out and why not add them to your railway! We ship worldwide and if we don't have it in stock, we can happily cut you one for you on our normal delivery timings!

To view what we have in stock, click here - https://shop.bowatersmodels.co.uk/colle ... ilable-now
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