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Ron Bisset 123/06/2013 18:57:12
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Hi there

I'm here on behalf of my dad (an expert model maker!). He (and I!) have been looking for bright mild steel size 5/16 x 1/32 and having problems finding this size. Can anyone out there tell us of any suppliers of this BMS? We'd really appreciate any help you can give us. Thanks so much.

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Lesley

Ian S C24/06/2013 02:37:26
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Lesley, you might have to get it shorn off a bit of sheet, and the thickness would either be metric, ie., .75 mm, or gauge thickness(can't remember the number nearest 1/32". Ian S C

JasonB24/06/2013 07:37:51
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Not sure what your final use is but could you mill 1/16" off some 1/32x3/8 gauge plate which is a standard size. MSC/J&L have it.

 

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Edited By JasonB on 24/06/2013 07:38:28

HomeUse24/06/2013 09:36:19
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Hi - Might be worth getting in touch with this link - Dont know there min. order or your ammount required

Gauge plate &: Ground flat stock specialist

Ian S C24/06/2013 11:52:23
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It is mild steel that Lesley is looking for. Ian S C

JasonB24/06/2013 12:00:11
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Thats why I asked what the final use would be, if it just needs to look like steel or have certain properties then Gauge plate may do the job.

 

If you need a lot then you could also get it lazer or waterjet cut from the nearest metric sheet which is 0.7mm

Edited By JasonB on 24/06/2013 12:06:05

JasonB24/06/2013 12:46:36
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Bit closer 1/32 x 3/8 EN3B just mill a bit off the side

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Ron Bisset 124/06/2013 15:47:52
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Hi there

Thanks for all your replies. Let me try to explain what my dad is making. It's a scale model steam wagon. And he needs the bms for 4 elliptical lookalike springs. He's been looking all over the net to find bms of this size for this particular model. He is not able to mill the steel himself. He does have some 5/16 x 1/32, but can't remember where he got them from originally. He needs a few metres more for this model. He'd really appreciate any help you can give him. Thanks in appreciation.

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Lesley

JasonB24/06/2013 16:09:05
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What about spring steel its made for the job? several suppliers do 5/16 x 20 or 22swg which is about the right thickness.

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If he is only making a show model and does not need the springiness then I would go with my suggestion of getting some strips waterjet cut from sheet, Have a word with Ian at Sciss, they are model engineer friendly

 

 

Edited By JasonB on 24/06/2013 16:14:39

Joseph Ramon25/06/2013 16:13:16
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Sheet steel from an old domestic appliance and a cheap set of tinsnips?

Joey

Michael Gilligan25/06/2013 17:16:30
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Ron,

It may be worth looking at the steel "banding" that they use on heavy packages.

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Boiler Bri25/06/2013 20:29:40
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Try some of the steel banding that they wrapp pallets with.

Bri

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