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Useful Suppliers and Contacts

A place on this page cannot be bought, it is awarded by STEAM PLATES
after first hand experience of people going out of their way to give excellent service.

Tony Vale
Model Engineers Odds and Sods
1 MacArthur Road
Cradley Heath
West Mid.s
B64 7RP

Fastners, Materials, Tooling new and used

E Mail
Website www.

Mobile 07831 682232

Tel. 01384 565951


(Non Ferrous Metals)

33 - 35 Shadwell St
Birmingham B4 6HD
Phone 0121 236 4300 / 9386
Fax 0121 236 8576

E mail

Model Engineer friendly and a veritable Aladdin's Cave of Brass,
Copper and other non-ferrous offcuts sold by weight

We buy most of our tooling from ARC Eurotrade and recommend them on all counts.

For online catalogue, address and contact details visit the
ARC Eurotrade website by clicking HERE


Nuts, Bolts, Tools and a whole lot more......

One of the few firms still manufacturing in the UK Midlands.

Machine Screws, Self tappers, Solid Countersunk, Socket Screws,
Hexagon Head, Square Head, Security Screws

And if they haven't got it, they'll make it or get it next day.....

Valley prices are often a great deal lower than other companies.
Buying smaller amounts is not a problem.

65 Rovex Business Park
Hay Hall Road
B11 2AU

Tel. 0121 693 0031
Fax 0121 693 0032
Mobile 07976 722467

B. H. Leake and Sons Ltd

Rubber Tyres bonded to your Traction Engine Wheels!

Tyres can be bonded to wheel rims or wheels and
ground, tapered or grooved to your requirements.

80 Dogpool Lane,
B30 2XH

Phone 0121 472 0657
Fax 0121 414 1135

E mail

A very good service and something that is very hard to find!

RANGE Steels

Ferrous Metals cut to order

Situated in Nechells, Birmingham

Phone 0121 359 7666

Contact Debbie

Metal Spinning

Len Elliot

1 Springhill Passage
Hockley Birmingham

Len is a nice helpful guy, a real tradesman happy to do 'one off' jobs for the Model Enginner.
He works 7 days a week but you won't get him on the 'phone after 12.00!

Phone 0121 454 3589

Central Metals and Plastics Ltd

Plastics, Ferrous and Non Ferrous Metals but not Brass or Steel

Unit 17 Rea Business Park
Inkerman Street
Birmingham B7 4SH
Phone 0121 359 4485
Fax 0121 359 4164

(An abslolute MUST for huge CAST IRON bar offcuts in both round and square section, CHEAP!)

Metal Supermarkets

Flat, square, hexagonal and round Ferrous and Non Ferrous stock cut to length.
Nylon and other plastics.

10 Madeley Road
B98 9NB
Phone 01527 68818
Fax 01527 68414

Unit B
Bayton road
Phone 024 7636 6567
Fax 024 7636 6320

For Steam Oil, Cutting Fluids and Lubricants
at prices that no one can beat......

Hallett Oils

The Coach House
Clark Road

Tel/Fax 01902 710783
Mobile: 07958 344202



Precision Ball and Roller Bearings, Torrington Bearings,

Oilite Bushes, Oil Seals, Circlips, Loctite Adhesives.

52 - 54 Goldsmith Road
Kings Heath
B14 7EL

Tel. 0121 444 5391

Fax 0121 443 5229

E mail

F. H. Warden (Steel)

Steel Stockholders and Shearers

Unit 16 Maple Business Park
Walter Street
B7 5ET

Tel. 0121 327 7575

Fax 0121 327 7121

Springmasters Ltd

Just about every type of Spring you could imagine.

Model Engineer friendly.

Arthur Street
B98 8LF

Tel. 01527 521000

Fax 01527 528866

For online details visit the
Springmasters website by clicking HERE

Nutters Fastenings Ltd

All types of fixing for the Model Engineer

Pop Rivets and tooling, Rivet Nuts, Drills, Allthread, Nuts , Bolts, Self tapping Screws, Self Drilling Screws, Washers, Wood Screws, 'R' Clips, Push on fix washers, Cotter (split) pins, Eye bolts, Socket Cap Bolts, Recoil inserts ( Helicoils) , Coach Bolts, Coach Screws, Worm Drive Hose Clips

Unit 42 Mount St. Business Centre
Mount St
Birmingham B7 5RD

Tel. 0121 328 9027

Fax 0121 328 3768


A.C. Belting Ltd


Chain and Sprockets

Coveyor and flat belting


Vee and Wedge belts


Power Take-Off spares

Wheels and Castors

58 Kingsholm Road Road

Tel. 01452 410968

Out of hours 07816 818050


MG Metal Fabrications

All sheet metal fabrications by time served craftsman Malcolm Gameson.

Welding, shearing, rolling etc.
Iron railings, security doors and window grilles to measure.

Model Engineer friendly, approachable and full of ideas to help with problem solving!
Malcolm will make you anything in sheet metal, especially to a drawing.

MG Metal Fabrications are at;

Unit 2
Rumbush Farm
Rumbush Lane
B94 5LW

Tel. 07979 807688

Malcolm Gameson made all of the sheet metal parts for this 7.25" driving truck.


For Model Engineer friendly powder coating service contact Steamplates

Charity Docks
Furnace Road
CV 12 9AP

George Brannigan of Nuneaton (ex Boiler Maker for Reeves 2000)

George makes excellent quality Copper Boilers conforming to all the latest standards and directives.

His prices are keen and he does not have to charge VAT - A huge benefit to the buyer.

George's waiting list is much shorter than most firms.

I had 2 'Elidir' Boilers made by George. They are very well built and were delivered
in less than 5 months! I can thoroughly recommend George for your next Boiler.

George's Mobile phone number is 07817 269164

Miniature Pressure Gauge Company

Hayden St, Hockley, Birmingham

To visit their website, click HERE