Bowman stationary engines up close

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A closer look at some of the most sought after steam toys ever made - Bowman Steam Engines, the brainchild of Geoffrey Bowman-Jenkins.

The full compliment of Bowman stationary engines at Exeter 2011

Bowman steam toys

A later Bowman - the M175

A Bowman M135 and its partner - a model 839 dynamo


The engine unit of an M101, note grooved flywheel.

The hefty power unit of the Bowman E101

The Bowman M101 and Mamod workshop

The Bowman M167

The M140 twin - Bowman's 'Pocket Rocket'

The M140 pictured here is basically a twin cylinder version of the M158 The engine being used in Bowman's steam boats).  The Chimney is a dummy and just sits on the steam dome. This engine is not common and is very sought after by collectors even more than the M122 in my view.

Bowman's flash machine the M122

The E158 shows the characteristic green painted cylinder, common on Bowmans with no covers

An E158 and M140 in steam together

Another M158 in steam

The M140 stored in it original plywood box

The sturdy plywood boxes were a Bowman feature and amply protect the engine. If plywood was not used then engines were packed into distinctive striped cardboard boxes, this came about as due to the demand for their engines they could not keep up with the demand for the wooden variety!

Bowman engines instructions

The M122 specifications in the Bowman catalogue

The big M101 recently acquired in September 2008

An ad for the Hobbies Lion - essentially a kit version of the 101

An M122 displaying one of my own custom decals

The Bowman Circle dedicated site, edited by Colin Laker. Well worth a visit!

Bowman Circle