Our next show attendances are as follows:- Llangollen Garden Railway Festival 11th May, SKLR End of Season Gala 28th and 29th September, G1MRA AGM 12th October (TBC) and the Exeter Garden Railway Show 26th October.

Laser Cutting to Order

Do you have laser cutting you want to be done? At a affordable rate and reasonable time scales? Bowaters Models would be delighted to discuss it with you! We already produce work for a number of people in both Garden Railway Scales and smaller but will consider all jobs sent to us! Send us your artwork in either DXF or DWG format for a quote! The biggest our machine can handle is 900mm by 600mm (for now). We have a range of materials in stock and normally can turn your order around in upto 2 weeks depending on our main workloads. Naturally if it will be longer, we will let you know at time of quotation.

We are able to cut the following materials. Please note, these are the materials we know we are able to cut. Naturally, if you wish for another one, let us know and we'll see what we can do! Please note, we have a CO2 Laser and therefore are not able to cut metals at this time. We are however able to engrave them and Slate. All of our commonly used materials are in stock with anything marked with a Asterisk we are able to order in specially for you:-

MDF (900mm by 600mm Sheets)

1mm* (600mm by 400mm), 2mm, 3mm and 6mm*

Plywood (900mm by 600mm Sheets)

0.4mm*, 0.8mm, 1.5mm, 2mm*, 3mm, 4mm*, 5mm* and 6mm*

Plastic Acrylic (500mm by 500mm Sheets in Clear but larger can be sourced for you on demand. We are also able to source a number of different colours as well!)

1mm*, 2mm*, 3mm, 4mm*, 5mm*, 6mm*

Interested? Drop us a email at info 'at' bowatersmodels.co.uk and Jon will be delighted to talk to you! Alternatively, drop us a message on our contact form - Click Here


“Working with Jon was a delight from start to finish. Whether it was explaining how to prepare my artwork or advising on material choices, Jon’s customer focus was second to none. I’m very happy with the end result, exactly as I had hoped.” James Hilton