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'

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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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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:44 pm

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With the removal of the SAR range, time to move on and what a way to move on from. Coming soon from Bowaters Models will be a range of rolling stock covering the Burma Mines Railway in 16mm scale! Designed by Richard Williams, these stock are amongst the highest detailed models currently available from Bowaters Models and are definitely a sign of things to come! Suitable for both 32mm and 45mm gauges, these wagons are the perfect addition to your garden railway for those looking for something different! Each wagon scales out at a scale 25ft long each. For those wondering, there are at least 1-2 more kits to go with these in the works for a release at a later date including a 4 wheeled version of the Bogie Van!

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For those wondering, the minimum radius of these stock with the chopper couplings being used as supplied is 4ft. However, when you remove the springs from them, they will happily go around 38 inch radius curves.

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The prices for them are as follows - The Flat Wagon is £45, the Coke (Open) Wagon is £50, the Tank wagon is £55 and Bogie Van is £65. All prices are for MDF with Plywood being £15 more. Please note, the MDF Bogie Van kit does include some Plywood parts to better represent the prototype. They are not on the website left with a planned release of the end of the month of July

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

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

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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:49 pm

We're delighting to announce we've finally released the first phase of the Burma Mines Railway Range along with our 7/8ths Scale Bowaters Paper Railway redesign.

-Burma Mines Railway-

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Designed by Richard Williams, these stock are amongst the highest detailed models currently available from Bowaters Models and are definitely a sign of things to come! Suitable for both 32mm and 45mm gauges, these wagons are the perfect addition to your garden railway for those looking for something different! Each wagon scales out at a scale 25ft long each. For those wondering, there are at least 1-2 more kits to go with these in the works for a release at a later date including a 4 wheeled version of the Bogie Van!

For those wondering, the minimum radius of these stock with the chopper couplings being used as supplied is 4ft. However, when you remove the springs from them, they will happily go around 38 inch radius curves.

The prices for them are as follows - The Flat Wagon is £45, the Coke (Open) Wagon is £50, the Tank wagon is £55 and Bogie Van is £65. All prices are for MDF with Plywood being £15 more. Please note, the MDF Bogie Van kit does include some Plywood parts to better represent the prototype

-7/8ths Scale Bowaters Paper Railway Rolling Stock Mark 2-

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Designed in house by Jon, this stock represents a massive improvement over the original with a significantly improved design along with the correct pattern Bogies for the wagons in question. Covering the same 4 wagon designs, these wagons are suitable for both 32mm and 45mm gauges. These have a minimum radius of 5ft using chopper couplings with a much smaller radius being suitable using 3 link couplings. While there is no suitable motive power kit available yet, we are working on upscaling our Hudson Hunslet Victor kit in 16mm to 7/8ths scale to match these wagons. Details on Victor will follow at a later date. Same with our 16mm versions, these wagons come with Accucraft Chopper Couplings which are the correct style for the prototype. We are looking at some dumb buffer versions as a future release.

The prices for them are as follows - The Flat wagon is £60 in MDF and £75 in Plywood. The Pulp Wagons are £65 in MDF and £80 in Plywood. All kits are available without bogies and couplings.

You can find both ranges on our website today!

Burma Mines Railway - https://shop.bowatersmodels.co.uk/colle ... es-railway

7/8ths Scale - https://shop.bowatersmodels.co.uk/colle ... 8ths-scale
Bowaters Models:- http://www.bowatersmodels.co.uk

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

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