Re: Whitworth supply
- At the risk of restating the obvious... have you tried insturment
restorers, either automotive or aircraft? There was an article recently
in one of the Brit car mags' I think "Classic and Sportscar " about a
shop specializing in truely arcane restorations/ recreations.
Of course, with dies and a small lathe, you could cut your own,
particularly if brass would do. Slow and tedious, but one way out.
Not instrument restorers as such. I did try three watch restorers though,
with the same negative results. On top of that I tried a company called
'Clerkenwell Screws who supply many watch makers as well as a retail outlet
in Tottenham Court Road in the centre of London - they too supply a huge
variety of screws for all sort of purposes - they too could not help. The
problem lies not with the Whitworth thread - as you rightly point out there
are many companies specialising in the supply of small parts for restoration
work - it's the size! The chap at Clerkenwell said he hadn't seen one of
those 'for years'.
However I'll try your lead, just in case. Thanks for the thought.
- May I suggest we try Flying Zoo. The spartan series 2-6-0 and 4-4-0 were made
by Sugiyama who also built the Lambert Geese and the recent Jonan baby
Heisler and Climax. Flying Zoo works with Sugiyama (they sold the last run of
Geese when Lambert backed out) and should be in close contact. If Sugiyama
doesn't have any screws they should be able to make them as well as anybody .