Bowande Live Steam UK Ltd develop and commission precision Gauge one model locomotives. Dedicated to delivering accurate representations of classic UK locomotives, rolling stock and accessories we pride ourselves in the attention to detail demonstrated in each model. With a collective experience of many years in the Gauge One  arena and production engineering, we are committed to introducing exciting new models at exceptional value.


Our manufacturing partner, Wuhu Brand Arts and Crafts Co.Ltd have been producing Gauge one locomotives for some years now under the Bowande brand name.  We are delighted that Bowande Live Steam UK Ltd have been appointed the sole distributor for Bowande Gauge One products in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

Meet the team

Simon Colbeck


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Simon Colbeck is a successful retail and quality assurance consultant providing advice on product development and quality assurance to many well-known brands and retailers. Formally the Head of Innovation and Quality at Marks and Spencer Simon has worked in the retail industry for over 28 years, managing suppliers and delivering quality products. 

An engineer by profession, Simon is very experienced with working with overseas manufacturing partners. A lifelong railway enthusiast and modeller Simon is a regular speaker at various railway societies.

Passionate about live steam and precision modelling Simon is committed to making Bowande Live Steam THE name

in gauge 1 modelling today 

Andrew Pullen


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Andrew Pullen is also a lifelong railway and model railway enthusiast. He has been interested in Gauge One Live Steam since 1982 and with his wife, Daphne,
founded Aster Hobbies (UK) in 1998.

With the uncertainty over Aster Hobby Co Inc., Andrew and Daphne are turning their attention to new opportunities.