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Bowman M158 bitza.

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Joined: 4:30 PM - Nov 29, 2007

9:21 PM - Feb 14, 2018 #1

Last year I won a forum auction for a load of odd parts. Included were a few parts from a Bowman M158. Boiler, engine frame, crankshaft, small gear.

I had the parts in a container in the drawer and took them to STIA to sell on again. No one bit so I have decided to restore the engine..

Auction picture and what I started with. 

The boiler post an hour with the soldering torch and some Brasso. The dome had been had at with too much solder and too cold. a new steam pipe was fitted and I'll cut it off later.

More as and when parts turn up or are made.
"A bad day of live steam, is still better than a good day at work" - Gordon Howell

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Joined: 12:23 PM - Mar 22, 2010

10:33 PM - Feb 14, 2018 #2

Looking good so far ☺👍

To be honest, if I'd noticed it at STIA I probably would have bit ...😯 My head was on a swivel lol

I probably missed a few things, was a great day!
All the best,

{ Ben }

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