Ever since I saw Bowmans for the first time on the pages of Mooseman I knew I wanted one some day. And if I could have a choice, I would go for the M122 or the M101.
When a bowman m122 in quite good condition showed up on ebay, I finally had the chance of getting one. With my maximum bid of 155 GBP I won the auction, and finally had my first Bowman engine.
It's a very nice engine, and quite powerful too. In the ad from the 1930's it's advertised as being able to lift 122lbs, which is 50.8kg.
You don't stop the gear wheel easily when the engine is running, it's quite powerful. When I got the engine it was in quite good shape. The only thing missing where the levers on the drip feed lubricators, so I'll probably have to get new ones for that. The flexible tube to the chimney was broken, so I'll have to fix that too. Furthermore it only needs a good clean.
On the image below you see the Bowman decal which is still in very good shape:
On this image you see the drip feed lubricators:
Drip feed lubricators