Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

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

Peter Butler wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:34 pm
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!

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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