Bruce Engineering - Model Engineer's Supplies
Materials & Consumables
Bakers Fluid flux
for soft soldering
High temperature (1200 deg C) ceramic matting in 2mm or 3mm thickness, cut length to your requirement.
Boiler kits for gas firing
These small boilers are easily assembled and provide convenient source of steam for small stationary engines or miniature marine applications. Enquire for boiler material kits for locomotives, etc.
in round, hexagon, square and rectangular sections in a wide variety of sizes. Standard length 2’ for posting.
from ¼” to 1”, standard length 2’
to order cut to size.
for non-return valves, etc.
Bronze Bar PB102
in round and hexagon in a variety of sizes, 12” length
Bronze Bar PB66
leaded, round various sizes, 12” length
round to 100mm diameter, minimum length 3” cut to length.
square 2” and 3”, minimum length 3” cut to length.
Comsol high temperature soft solder
Copper tubing bending
grade 1/16” to 3/8” diameter (plus some metric sizes)
thin wall 1/16” to ¼”
in assorted thickness packs (for steam fittings, etc)
for silver soldering, Easyflo, Tenacity 4a, Stainless Steel etc.
in various thicknesses for steam, oil and water.
plain metric 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10mm from stock.
Shelbach currently unavailable
in small quantities in various thicknesses.
Loc’n’Seal thread locking sealant
from Loctite in convenient small tubes.
Loctite thread locking, bearing retainer
in small bottles. Loctite Multigasket and Superclean cleaner/activator.
steam oil (1000sae and 460sae), slideway lubricant, cutting and tapping fluid, soluble oil and honing oil.
in various sizes from 1/8” to ¾”
Nuts and Bolts
wide range of BA fastenings in hexagon (inc. small head), roundhead and countersunk styles. Cap head bolts, Some metric sizes, including stainless steel studding.
A wide range of sizes, available in Nitrile rubber, Silicon or Viton. For use as piston rings, joint seals, gauge glass seals, etc. Sizes from 1/8” to 1 ½” in stock.
round or hexagon in PB102 and round PB106 leaded.
small snap head rivets from 1/32” to 1/16” diameter, in packs of 50 with larger quantities on request
snap head from 1/16” diameter to 3/16” for boiler making and general use. Standard packs of 50, 3/16” in packs of 25.
snap head 1/16” diameter to 3/16”, general purpose.
BA screws in steel or brass, with hexagon, round or countersunk heads. Sizes from 12BA to 2BA in standard packs of 25.
Special range of metric screws and nuts, specially made for model engineers. These high quality nuts and bolts have small hexagons and are ideal for fine scale models.
Silicon Rubber Tubing
ideal for tender to loco water connections, brake pipes, etc. Available in 5’ lengths from 5/32” to ¼” internal diameter.
Genuine Johnson Matthey silver solder products to cover most model engineering requirements. Easyflo 2 is the most popular, available in 1.5mm and 2.5mm rods as well as foil and wire. Silverflo 24, Silverflo 40 and Silverflo 55 rods also stocked. Silverflo 55 also available in ready mixed paste form. Fluxes stocked, EF2, Tenacity 4A and Stainless flux.
Wide range of genuine Stubbs silver steel in metric and imperial sizes.
Soft Solder paste
‘Nealtin’, a convenient ready to use, low temperature flux solder mix.
from 1/32” to 5/32” diameter in various lengths.
Stainless steel balls
for safety valves, clacks, pumps, etc.
Stainless steel rod
nominal 12” square sheets for making spark arrestors. Other sizes to order.
Stainless steel springs
in a variety of diameters and wire gauges, to give spring rates suitable for safety valves, axlebox springs etc.
Stainless steel studding
in metric (M3, M4) sizes.
Steel Stock in round, hexagon and square
plus a variety of common sections(including angle), all in bright drawn mild steel.
in BA sizes (2BA, 4BA)
packs of 10 from 5/64” to 1/8” nominal diameter.
Thinwall copper tubing
supplied straight cut to length.