I thought it would be useful to compile a quick list of potential suppliers for this project. I didn’t necessarily buy from any of these places they just sold things that looked like they might be useful in the build. My current aim is to keep a list of all the things I use and put together a parts list at the end. I’ve only included sellers that obviously sell online, there are dozens more that you can phone up and order parts from. I’ve not included eBay, Amazon, AliExpress, etc deliberately as they are obvious locations for hard to fine unusual items.
- Buy Metal Online – sheet only as far as I can see
- Metal Supermarket
- College Engineering Supply – limited, includes precision ground mild steel bar.
- EKP Supplies – specialist for screws but does some metal (ground bar) as well. Many (model) steam engine parts.
- GLR Kennions Ltd – specialist supplier for model engineering. Sells ground bar.