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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
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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.

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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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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
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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:02 pm

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Our Black Friday Sale starts today! From right now until Midnight on the 30th of November, you can save 10% against the entire Bowaters Models Range! That includes our newly released Gauge 1 Continental Coaches all the way to our ever popular 16mm FR Coaches! The discount is applied automatically at checkout! To view our range, visit www.bowatersmodels.co.uk
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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by MRail » Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:41 am

Thanks Jon,
Just ordered my next pair of WHR shorties.
Nearly completed the first, for evaluation.
Still finding it a little on the long side for my line.
Thinking of carving the open down to a 4w version to run mid-set.
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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:03 pm

MRail wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:41 am
Thanks Jon,
Just ordered my next pair of WHR shorties.
Nearly completed the first, for evaluation.
Still finding it a little on the long side for my line.
Thinking of carving the open down to a 4w version to run mid-set.
Not a problem at all! They've ended up in Batch M-0030 which is the one after the current one. The current one filled up rapidly on Monday! So I should be able to get them sent out tail end of next week.

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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:42 pm

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With the final kits cut and the rest either packed or waiting on final parts to arrive, Bowaters Models is done for 2020! And what a year its been. We officially are closed from December 18th until the 8th of January 2021 (3 weeks). We won't be doing any cutting or sending out new orders however we will be answering enquires and emails as well as working on some new kits! What new kits I hear you ask? Well Jon has a small list to be getting on with which are as follows!

15mm Scale - MNR Foxdale Coach
16mm Scale - B&SRR Coach 15/16
16mm Scale - B&SRR Baggage Car 31 (Render of which is included below! Sadly without the etched details due to software limitations)
16mm Scale - SR&RL Pullman Car 9 Rangeley (Jon's biting the bullet and getting it done!)
16mm Scale - SR&RL Combine 11
16mm Scale - SR&RL Coach 17/18
16mm Scale - Statfold Barn Plymouth 7/8
7/8ths Scale - Bowaters Paper Railway Hudson Hunslet 'Victor'
1:32 scale - Additional Southern Railway and Pre Grouping Wagons plus brake vans

As well as all that, Jon's going to be starting detailed looking at additional Gauge 1 Coaches covering LB&SCR, LSWR and Southern Railway Prototypes! Which ones will be confirmed once the prototypes are built some time early next year.
We thank all our customers for their custom this year and we look forward to serving you next year!
However, Jon is also taking this opportunity to say a massive thank you to the members of Guildford Model Engineering Club's Garden Railway group for all the help, support, feedback and general encouragement given over this year. It is very safe to say, without their words of wisdom, the Gauge 1 range would not be what it is today (and will continue to grow into) as well as loaning the occasional steam engine for photographs and test running. A massive thank you to you all! In particular, a massive thank you Chris, Roger, Richard, Kim, Both Grahams, Adrian, Gerald, Alan, Bill, James, Matt and all the other members who's names Jon forgot while writing this who during the Zoom calls who gave valuable feedback as well as early constructive criticism during all the G1 development process to date.
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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:02 pm

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We're back and what a way to say we're back! We're delighted to reveal the latest Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad/Bridgton and Saco River Railroad Passenger Cars! Covering Sandy River Combine 11, Coaches 17/18 and Bridgton Coaches 15/16 and Baggage Car 31. All kits come complete with bogies in either 32mm or 45mm and Accucraft couplings complete with a representative interior.

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To follow later this year will be Pullman Car Rangeley which will be one of the highest detailed kits we have ever produced in 16mm scale (hence why its taking so long).

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All are priced the same as the existing coaches at £120 in MDF or £140 in Plywood. All kits are available now and we will ship worldwide! We have also edited the Passenger Coach Multipacks to include the newly released coaches including adding a Bridgton Passenger multipack for the first time! To view the full ranges, click on the links below!

Our latest releases - https://shop.bowatersmodels.co.uk/colle ... t-releases
B&SRR - https://shop.bowatersmodels.co.uk/colle ... r-railroad
SR&RL - https://shop.bowatersmodels.co.uk/colle ... s-railroad
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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:03 pm

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Available now from Bowaters Models! Our next 15mm scale coach this time covering the Foxdale coach from the Isle of Man! Available in both MDF and Plywood, this coach is the perfect addition for the Accucraft Caledonia and is a one coach train in its own right!

Priced at £100 in MDF and £120 in Plywood coming complete with bogies and Couplings. Customers also have a choice of two different buffer beams to allow for prototypical and 16mm coupling heights. Please note, the bogies come with Glass filled resin wheels as standard.

Available from our website today! - https://shop.bowatersmodels.co.uk/produ ... dale-coach
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Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

Post by angr607 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:29 pm

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Now live is our Spring sale! Save 10% off all Bowaters Models products on our website! All kits are available in both MDF and Plywood! To view the entire range, visit our website at www.bowatersmodels.co.uk ! The discount is applied automatically at checkout!

We've been asked, 'Can I order during your current sale and collect my order at Peterborough?' Yes. Yes you can. Just add a note to your order and or drop us a message at the time of ordering and it will be prepared for collection at the show! This applies to the entire range not just the models currently reduced! We will continue to accept orders for the show up till at least a month before the show date (if we can fit more orders in, we will). Have any questions? Let us know!
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