This is my biggest Bowman and one of my most treasured. It is also the first engine I needed to make spare parts to complete. It required an oiler tap, a regulator handle and the boiler stay needed replacing.
The only part that I needed to repaint was the firebox.
Needless to say I'm rather pleased with the result.
This was my first expensive Bowman and one I really wanted.
This little twin shows the best of Bowman engineering in my opinion.
Although it was very dirty and had a lot of excess solder in various joints, I managed to clean her up.
She is now as you see her in the picture.
This is the latest of my acquisitions.
The Bowman M122 twin is a powerful and racy engine that for me encapsulates all that Bowman was. It is well designed and looks a thoroughbred in every way.
I had to make a lot of parts for this one including the burner, overflow plug, oiler taps and whistle handle.
It has had a full resto.
This is one of my Bowman 135s and again a favourite of mine. No Bowman collection is complete without one of these.
This was a semi resto with the base and the firebox repainted, the rest is original. (Decal courtesy of Mooseman)
The only part I needed to make was the oiler tap.
This little Bowman is not seen much. It was very much sold as an entry level engine and has a simple yet functional design.
This particular engine has only been cleaned up. No restoration has been attempted at all.
The chimney is not original, but as came with the engine, I decided to leave it, as it is part of its history.