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Help! => Specific Engine Help => Topic started by: sbwhart on June 26, 2015, 06:52:32 AM

Title: Wanted Copper Tube
Post by: sbwhart on June 26, 2015, 06:52:32 AM
Hi

I have a friend who is building a 71/4" Gauge model of a LMS Crab 2-6-0 Loco and he is trying to obtain a length of copper tube for the boiler 8" to 81/4" OD * 20" in Length with a wall thickness 4mm or 5mm

He has a piece of sheet he could roll into a tube but would like to try and obtain a length of tube to save a bit of work.

Location NW of England

Thanks

Stew
Title: Re: Wanted Copper Tube
Post by: Bluechip on June 26, 2015, 08:46:09 AM
M-Metals have 10SWG which is about 3mm [?] or try LiveSteamModels, they may get it ??? Not stocked it seems ...

Dave
Title: Re: Wanted Copper Tube
Post by: Stuart on June 26, 2015, 11:28:13 AM
Stew

I doubt if you will get a short length of that size or gauge / thickness

But by ek Evan annealed you would need a stout set of rollers , to get it round.

And a humugus lot of heat to silver solder it up


Have you tried black gates  ?

Sorry cannot be more helpful

Stuart