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John Rutzen28/06/2020 10:06:20
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Hi does anyone remember the name of a uk metal supplier mentioned on the forum earlier this year please? I looked them up and they were a fraction of the price of model engineering suppliers if you bought by the metre, now I can't find them again. Thanks

John C28/06/2020 11:08:09
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Don't know if this was the name mentioned, but M-Machine metals have always been a very good source for me:

They are in Darlington but will post.


Samsaranda28/06/2020 11:22:11
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You need to go from site to site on the net and see who is the most reasonable. Recently wanted some one inch square mild steel, nothing special, to make a special tool for dismantling a stationary engine, some sites wanted £45 plus for a metre of 1 inch square bar, found one site that supplied me 1/2 a metre for £8.50 plus carriage.
Dave W

Ivan Winters28/06/2020 11:30:45
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Don't be shy ! Who's this very well priced supplier ?

pgk pgk28/06/2020 11:49:43
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It;s often worth cross-checking with ebay, F'instance 25mm square bar EN1A x 500mm £10.79 inc post.

Someone mentioned Rapidmetals recently.. I'm waiting for their new website to open to check pricing..

M Machne is my usual go-to for a mixed order and combined postage and simplicity


JasonB28/06/2020 13:12:35
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Was it Ringwood that I mentioned - 13" of 12mm EN1a for £4.25 or 3 x 1m for £14

John, you also have a PM from the other day.

John Rutzen28/06/2020 13:40:37
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Thank you for the replies but I don't think it was either of those. I think this was a traction engine place.

John Rutzen28/06/2020 13:49:07
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Found it! Live Steam Models ltd. Some of the steel prices are very good/ metre.

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