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John Hilton23/10/2019 22:08:47
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I am now starting the tender for 3.1/2 gauge County Carlow.

The plans specify 18g brass sheet, and the sides are made from 20 inch lengths.

So can anyone suggest a supplier I might try. All my usual sources seem to stop at 12 inch lengths.

Very many thanks


Baz23/10/2019 22:21:37
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Pretty sure GLR will do 24 inch lengths but not on their website, you may have to phone and ask.

Rockingdodge23/10/2019 22:25:35
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Try M-Machine at, they price by the foot but will cut to your requirements and charge accordingly.


Adam Mara24/10/2019 09:18:54
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I might be able to help if your are unsuccesful in obtaining elsewhere. My son is an engraver and uses 600mm x 1200mm engraving brass sheets for solicitors signs and similar. I know he uses 1.5mm or thicker normally, but I think there may be 1.0mm or 0.9mm. PM me if you are interested, I'm on holiday in deepest Dorset at the moment, and won't be in touch with him until the weekend!

Neil Wyatt24/10/2019 09:51:15
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I made the platework for Southam from the remains of a meter square brass sheet that was quite light gauge, so definitely available.

D.A.Godley24/10/2019 15:32:46
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I am sure you will find what you require if you talk to ; John Keatley (Metals ) Ltd , Shadwell St , Birmingham ,

B4 6HD 0121 236 4300. .

I have no connection other than that of a satisfied customer .

roy entwistle24/10/2019 16:36:04
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If you you need to bend it, engraving brass is not suitable, it will crack


Kevin Murrell24/10/2019 16:59:16
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Fixed web link: **LINK**

Mike Crossfield24/10/2019 17:54:00
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Try Ian T Cobb at He stocks a wide range and will cut to pretty much any size.


Dave Shield 124/10/2019 18:44:50
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Use M-machine, Very good service

roy entwistle24/10/2019 18:46:46
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Clock makers usually use engraving brass, not suitable if you have to bend it


Mike Crossfield24/10/2019 20:03:59
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Despite the name of his website, Ian Cobb supplies a range of different brass, not just engraving brass.


Essm24/10/2019 20:05:48
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Blackgates Model Engineering in Dewsbury will cut any size you need and charge by weight

roy entwistle24/10/2019 20:38:06
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I was just making sure that the OP new what he was asking for


John Hilton05/11/2019 09:35:30
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Just to update this post.

Thanks to everyone for your suggestions.

Eventually I went with John Keatley metals. (Thanks D A Godley).

They were happy to supply a few other small bits of steel I wanted (like 30mm lengths) and prices for the brass were very good.

They even saved me £20 Plus VAT on postage by discussing what I was using it for and suggesting an appropriate cut to the Brass.

Well recommended, and they even answer the phone!


D.A.Godley05/11/2019 22:16:10
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Posted by John Hilton on 05/11/2019 09:35:30:

Just to update this post.

Thanks to everyone for your suggestions.

Eventually I went with John Keatley metals. (Thanks D A Godley).

Well recommended, and they even answer the phone!


John ;

So very pleased you found what you required and that they saved you a few pence , it always helps . I had absolutely no doubt that they would be able to satisfy you .

regards ,


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