Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:08 pm

Something we are always aiming to do is improve our products and here’s the next one!

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From today, we will be adding Vacumn Pipes to our Ffestiniog, Welsh Highland, Isle of Man and South African Railways ranges! With the exception of the FR Push Pull coaches, these will be included in the price of the kit with no additional price raises! The push pull coaches (110, 111, 112/113, 114, 117 and 121) will see a £5 price increase to cover the extra vacuum pipes needed per coach (4 compared to 2 for the rest of the affected kits).

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For those wondering, we are not adding them to Upnor Castle, Conway Castle or the Class 91 yet. All of these require custom vacuum pipes that we can’t cover with the casting we have procured. Jon is still working on them but we hope to have something to show by the end of the summer.

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Just off the workbench this evening

After having a rare afternoon off today, I've managed to work out how to convert the procured vacumn pipes into the styles needed for Conway Castle, Upnor Castle and the Class 91. These are all modifications off the standard pipes the required modifications of which we will add to the instructions should we decide to go ahead with it. Naturally, what do you guys think of them! Upnor Castle will stay the same price but the Class 91/Conway Castle will rise by £5 to allow for the extra required vacumn pipes. The changes are certainly easy to undertake but care will be needed to avoid damage during the conversion.

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Upnor Castle with Vacumn Pipes

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Conway Castle with Vacumn Pipes

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Class 91 with Vacumn Pipes
Bowaters Models:- http://www.bowatersmodels.co.uk

Current Projects:-
Rebuilding the Railway!
Turning a Second hand 'Superior' into Bowaters 'Superior'

angr607
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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:54 pm

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Having evaluated everything and looked at the sales performance of the the range in question, Bowaters Models is confirming as of the 5th of July, our South African Railways Rolling stock range will be being discontinued in the range as part of a streamlining towards other projects. As such, from today until Midnight on the 5th, we will be having a leaving sale for it of 20% off all SAR rolling stock kits. Please note, this does NOT include the Class 91 as we will be keeping it within the range and are very pleased with how it’s performing. If you visit our website, the discount will be applied automatically at checkout.

Please note as a result of this decision; the vacumn pipe upgrade for SAR stock has been cancelled.

Naturally if you have any questions, please let us know and Jon will be very happy to answer as best he can/is allowed too.

Website - http://shop.bowatersmodels.co.uk
Bowaters Models:- http://www.bowatersmodels.co.uk

Current Projects:-
Rebuilding the Railway!
Turning a Second hand 'Superior' into Bowaters 'Superior'

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