1014 The G.W. County Project

Supporting Suppliers

The major ingredients of a successful project are a willing and suitably qualified force of volunteers who have the skills and determination to deliver their project for the main line, together with a cash reserve.  Luckily, we have recruited the former and our excellent Chairman and fund raiser, Richard Croucher, takes care of the latter.  However, there is also the matter of the supply of materials, tools, fasteners, components and all the myriad of bits and pieces that go to make up a successful project, which means the delivery of a restored locomotive to the operating department for the public to enjoy.  Regrettably, the source of GWR spares that we have access to are diminishing as the GWS gets into more and more new-build projects.  Therefore, we have to make the parts.  We rely heavily on contractors and suppliers who understand our needs and can meet our quality requirement, often dealing with historical material specifications as we seek to meet grandparent’s rights.  It is these suppliers, some very small one or two man operations, who contribute so much to what we do and to whom we offer our thanks.

We publish below all those businesses that have helped and advised us in the hope that other projects will be able to feed off the list and take advantage of the excellent service we have received.  Who says engineering excellence is dead in the UK – certainly not the County Project.

Name Address Contact Resource Remarks
ALCA Fasteners Ltd. Unit 34 Darlaston Central Trading Estate
Salisbury Street
Darlaston,
WEDNESBURY, West Midlands, WS10 8XB
0121 526 6010 Fasteners and bolt blanks in all grades sales@alcafasteners.co.uk

Alexander Higgens & Sons Ltd

The Hayes
Lye, STOURBRIDGE
West Midlands, DY9 8NH

01384 422304 Precision machining

malcolmhiggens@blueyonder.co.uk(Malcolm Higgens)

Allcap Unit 2
Central Trading Estate,
Signal Way,
Swindon,
Wilts.,
SN3 1PD
01793 613369 All types of engineering fastners

Brian Clarke

 

AllFix Ltd. 2 Leyland Road,
Wallisdown,
POOLE,
Dorset,
BH12 5HB
01202 519066 Belleville washers paul.dickinson@allfix.co.uk
AMF Engineering Ltd. Unit 6,
Harewood Forest Industrial Estate,
Longparish,
ANDOVER, Hants.,
SP11 7AR
01264 720608 Fabrication, laser cutting, machining.

jamie.parnham@amf-engineering.co.uk

Armstrong Oilers North Yorkshire Moors Railway
NYMR Motive Power Dept
GROSMONT
North Yorkshire,
YO22 5QN
01947 895880 Lubrication systems Dave Lee
info@armstrongoilers.com
Axle Haulage Ltd Units 72-76, Union Street
DUNSTABLE, Beds, LU6 1EY
Tel: 01582 679091 Heavy haulage of loco components e.g. wheels and frames. E-mail: bjordan@axle-haulage.co.uk 
(the Boss) or peterling@axle-haulage.co.uk (the contact)
Bridport Foundry Ltd Grove Works
West Road, BRIDPORT, DORSET, DT6 5JT
01308 459040 Non-ferrous castings bridport_foundry@btconnect.com
Boro’ Foundry

Stour Vale Road
Lye, STOURBRIDGEW Midlands, DY9 8PR

01384 422277 Non-ferrous casting & machining

nick@borofoundry.co.uk
(Nick Norton)

Capital Springs

Commerce Way,
EDENBRIDGE, Kent. TN8 6ED

01732 867130 Special springs Tony Watts
sales@capitalsprings.com
CRJ Skinner Welding Specialists 2 Lawns CloseWIMBORNE, Dorset, BH21 2JR Mob: 07970657929 (Until 8.00 pm)Tel: 01202 841109 (working hours) Cyril and Jens do specialist repairs of cast iron parts info@crjskinnerwelding.co.uk
Chemiclean Penn Farm Industrial Estate
New Road
Purton
SWINDON , Wilts,
SN5 4HF
01793 772410 Specialist Cleaning Services including hot degreasing enquiries@chemicleanltd.co.uk
David Hunt Castings Budds Lane ROMSEY, Hants,
SO51 0HA
01794 511259 Non ferrous castings David Hunt

E C Pitcher Ltd

206 Stafford Street
Walsall, West Mids, WS2 8DW

01922 622523

Fasteners

sales@ecpitcher.com
(Simon Pitcher)

E J Mocroft
Master Patternmaker
12 Ludlow Road
The Poplars
KIDDERMINSTER,Worcs,
DY10 1NR
01384 892390 Patternmaking ejmocroft@hotmail.co.uk
Engineering Solutions & Supply Ltd Unit 5A, Bone Lane
NEWBURY, Berks, RG14 5SH
01635 582582 Precision machining  nick@engsol.co.uk
FabTech Engineering Ltd London Hill Farm London Road STOCKBRIDGE, Hants,
SO20 6EN
> 01264 810257 General metalwork and fabrication rob@fabtechengineering.co.uk
GB Springs 191 Lordswood Road Harbourne
BIRMINGHAM ,
B17 9BP
0121 427 1314 Springs Paul Stone
www.gbsprings.co.uk

Heritage Steam Supplies

Unit 34 Brunel Way
Segensworth East
Fareham, Hants, PO15 5SF
01489 570737 Steam engine fittings and consumables

neil@ibhs.co.uk 
(Neil Wilson)

J Hirst & Sons Bank Top
St Mary Bourne, ~
ANDOVER, Hants,
SP11 6BG
01264 723278 Tools to imperial form Materials Government surplus fittings  
J&L Paints Unit 21,
Knightcott Industrial Estate,
Banwell,
Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset,
BS29 6JN
01934 820780 Locomotive paint supplies & advice. John Scanlon


info@jlpaints.co.uk

 

Johnson Porter Industrial Services Ltd

Unit 15, Embassy Industrial Estate
Attwood Street, Lye, STOURBRIDGE,
West Midlands, DY9 8RY

01384 897080 Casting & precision machining

martin@johnsonporter.co.uk
(Martin Johnson)

Merit Heat Treatment

R/o Enterprise House
Spelthorne Lane, ASHFORD, Middx, TW15 1UX

01784 257135 Heat treatment of parts

meritheat@aol.com
(Tony Keatley)

Multi-Tech Engineering (UK) Ltd Ackton Hall Enterprise Park
Station Lane
FEATHERSTONE,
W Yorkshire, WF7 6EQ
01977 790569 Heavy fabrication and machining richardsmith@multi-techengineering.co.uk
Noble Polythene Ltd Unit 9-11
Prince Close Walworth Industrial Estate
ANDOVER , Hants,
SP10 5LL
01264 332459 Packaging and bags
Northern Profiles Elm Tree Street
Belle View
WAKEFIELD,
W Yorkshire, WF1 5EQ
01924 291655 Profile cutting of steel plates and sheets northernprofiles@msn.com
NovaCast Ltd Station Approach MELKSHAM, Wilts,
SN12 8DB
01225 707466 Metal Casting Richard Phillips
www.novacast.co.uk
Owen Springs Aldwarke Terrace
Aldwarke Road
Parkgate, ROTHERHAM
South Yorkshire,
S62 6BX
01709 710700 Springs sales@owensprings.co.uk
Premier Patterns and Castings Ltd Unit 1, Elm Court, Crystal Drive,
SMETHWICK, West Midlands, B66 1RB
0121 544 6667 Polystyrene patterns and castings admin@premierpatterns.com
Pipaway Engineering Milton Road
Drayton ABINGDON, Oxon,
OX14 4EZ
01235 531272 Fabrication John Woodbridge
john@pipawayeng.co.uk
Preservation Patterns 26 Markham Drive Whitnash
LEAMINGTON SPA,
CV31 2PP
01926 313756 Pattern marking Derek Boyes
RCF Bolt & Nut Co (Tipton) Ltd Park Lane East TIPTON
West Midlands ,
DY4 8RF
0121 522 2353 BS Whitworth fasteners of all types. Bespoke service if required Alan Blackburn
rcf@dial.pipex.com
Railway Forgings & Castings Ltd 51 Woodcock Industrial Estate Woodcock Road WARMINSTER, Wilts,
BA12 9DX
01985 846000 Railway components forgings and casting Keith Bottomley sales@isissecurityproducts.co.uk
Full service including pattern making

Sapphire Products Ltd

Units 4 -6 Dunton Industrial Estate
Mount Street, Nechells, BIRMINGHAM, B7 5QL

0121 326 6000 Rivets sapphireproducts@boltblue.com
Shape Rubber Company Unit 1 Beeches Industrial Park Crawley WINCHESTER , Hants, SO21 2QD 01962 882877 Rubber components  
Siteweld Manor Farm
Monxton Road Abbotts Ann ANDOVER , Hants,
SP11 7DB
01264 710194 Materials Sandblasting  
South Coast Welding Supplies Unit 6
Faraday Park
West Portway Estate,
ANDOVER, SP10 3SA
01264 356474 Welding and engineering supplies welding@scws1986.fsnet.co.uk
SpiralWeld Unit 5
Imperial Park
Empress Road
SOUTHAMPTON, Hants,
SO14 0JW
023 8022 8801 Repair of steel components to OEM standard technology@spiralweld.co.uk
Summit Solder Products Rail Works
Railway Sidings,
BIGGLESWADE ,
SG18 8BD
01767 318999 Bearing metal Glenn Cherry
T&R Williamson Ltd. 36 Stonebridgegate,
Ripon,
North Yorkshire,
HG4 1TP
01765 60771 Frame filler compound sandrahodgettts@trwilliamson.co.uk
Tadley Engineering Ltd. Silchester Road,
Tadley,
Hants.,
RG26 3PX
0118 981 0621 Precision cutting of steel parts for fabrication www.tadleyengineering.co.uk
Technasales Ltd 34-36 Peabody Road FARNBOROUGH Hants ,
GU14 6EY
01252 547709 Quality tools and equipment including imperial forms Chris Campbell
enquiries@technasales.co.uk
Ufone Precision Engineers, Unit 21,
Thornleigh Trading Estate,
Blowers Green,
Dudley, West Midlands,
DY2 8UB

01204 231108

07816 219231

Conrods etc. Owen Sharples
owen@ufoneeng.com
Wessex Fixings South Way
Walworth Industrial Estate
ANDOVER, Hants,
SP10 5AF
01264 332332 General engineering supplies  
Zarges ( UK) Ltd 8 Holdom Avenue Saxon Park Industrial Estate,
Bletchley,
Milton Keynes,
MK1 1QU
01908 641118 Ladders and platforms