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Offline Dan Rowe

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Miniature nuts & bolts & threaded rod
« on: September 02, 2012, 12:58:36 AM »
This is a list of small bolt sources and information I maintain and try to keep current.

Please report any other information or broken links so I can update the list in the first post.

Thanks Dan

Canada

Newman Tools
Very small taps and die and info. both UNM metric instrument screws and the old series 0000-160, 000-120, 00-90 etc.
http://www.newmantools.com/taps/micro.htm

France

L'Octant
Downloadable catalog (French) A good selection of metric small head bolts in brass, steel and stainless. Also a lot of other very handy stuff in the catalog. See page 137 for the scale bolts.
http://www.octantenligne.com/
For English readers here is a brief list of materials.
Laiton = brass
Acier = steel
Acier INOX= stainless steel
Acier bruni = black steel

Germany

http://ghw-modellbau.de/
German model engineer site small model hex bolts and very cool brass shapes

https://knupfer.info/shop/index.php/modellschrauben-alle-masse.html
German source of metric model hex bolts .06mm - 4mm

A German source of small scale bolts.
http://www.modellbauschrauben.de/index.php

A nice source of small metric stainless hex nuts and bolts with small pattern hex size.
http://shop.autographmodel.com/screws-with-thread

United Kingdom

B.S. 57 : 1957 -- Full BA thread standards
http://www.ba-bolts.co.uk/pdfs/BS%2057-1951%20-%20BA%20Screws%20&%20Nuts%20etc.pdf

http://www.ekpsupplies.co.uk/
UK model engineer site 0BA- 14BA hex bolts and small rivets in steel brass and copper.
http://www.ba-bolts.co.uk/smallhex.html
BA hex bolts with one size smaller hex. 10 BA bolts have a 12 BA thread.

https://www.ba-bolts.co.uk/index.html
Threaded rod steel, SS, brass, and phosphor bronze various sizes.
Small pattern UNC-UNF square nuts 0-80 to 10-32

http://hobby.uk.com/catalogsearch/result/index/?mode=list&q=coachbolts&x=0&y=0
Small coachbolts 1.6mm to 3mm with square nuts.



http://www.pollymodelengineering.co.uk/
Download catalog with a good selection of BA and metric small screws in brass and steel. The metric ones have rolled threads. Photo and data thanks to Peter Burnett.

1.6 Bolt A/F 2.43mm.
1.6 Rivet Head A/F 2.45mm.
1.6 Nut A/F 2.43mm.
1.4 Bolt A/F 1.96mm.
1.4 Nut A/F 1.96mm.
1.2 Bolt A/F 1.95mm.
1.2 Rivet Head A/F 1.96mm.
1.2 Nut A/F 1.97mm.

United States

https://jimorrisco.com/blog.asp
A source of brass 2-56 to 0000-160 nuts and threaded rod, for those really small jobs. Also taps & dies and very good small nut drivers. Hex sizes for tools and nuts are model hex pattern.

http://www.microfasteners.com/
A variety of types of fasteners not a lot of scale model hex available in small sizes. 00-90 & 0-80 taps and dies.

https://model-motorcars.myshopify.com/collections/small-parts-hardware/bolts
Small 0.5mm- 2.5mm and 00-90, 0-80  scale hex bolts, taps nuts and small rivets, clevises and carriage bolts. A bunch of other cool maybe useful stuff.
Model Motorcars and Scale Hardware.

https://godshallscustommachining.com/collections/frontpage?page=4
https://godshallscustommachining.com/collections/frontpage?page=5
Very good selection of 0-80 through 10-32 scale hex head bolts in brass steel and stainless. Also a nice selection of small hex and square stock to make custom bolts.

https://www.reactivemetals.com/mini-nuts-bolts
00-90 and 0-80 scale hex head, cheese head and flat heat in brass with several finishes including black oxide. Good pricing on large orders.
 
http://www.minitaps.com/
High quality micro taps and optical screws. The slotless 1.2mm and 1.16mm rimless repair screws make very good carrage bolts. The checkout does not work email or call so they can check stock.
 
http://www.rivetsonline.com/drive-screw/steel-drive-screws.html
Drive screws steel and stainless 00 aqnd 0 screw sizes various lengths to make mini carrage bolts. Or attach small nameplates.


Cheers Dan
« Last Edit: December 29, 2021, 09:21:23 PM by Dan Rowe »
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Re: Miniature nuts & bolts & threaded rod
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2012, 01:57:31 AM »
Ooooh this is useful stuff!
Thanks for posting it Dan!
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Re: Miniature nuts & bolts & threaded rod
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2012, 02:02:23 AM »
Yes!  Thanks Dan!

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Re: Miniature nuts & bolts & threaded rod
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2016, 05:09:30 PM »
Hi George,
I use http://www.microscrews-shop.nl/, the site is in Dutch but the owner speaks/writes fluent English. I can vouch for the quality of bolts, shcs, set screws, nuts and drill bits.
For those of us outside EU he will remove VAT if you email your list (his webshop can't handle no-VAT sales)

messing=brass, rvs=stainless
Gerrit

Thanks Gerrit for a new source of small bolts.

I added it to the list.

Dan
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Re: Miniature nuts & bolts & threaded rod
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2016, 09:04:20 PM »
Hi Dan,
another German soure, my favorit, for completion only.
http://www.modellbauschrauben.de/
Language botton, at the top right.
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Re: Miniature nuts & bolts & threaded rod
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2016, 02:31:09 AM »
Thanks for the source links. It might be good for the forum to have a "reference" section where such information can be posted and easily accessed. Perhaps it could be set up as a "Wiki" or collaborative encyclopedia.

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Re: Miniature nuts & bolts & threaded rod
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2016, 03:11:27 AM »
Paul, the "Outside Links & Suggested Readings" category is the current logical place for such links. They could be made sticky if needed to stay at or near the top of the list but someone would need to populate the various lists with links if more organization is desired. For example lists for small fasteners, specialty materials, and so on.

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Re: Miniature nuts & bolts & threaded rod
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2016, 03:44:25 AM »
Excellent list...a "sticky" would be good!

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Re: Miniature nuts & bolts & threaded rod
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2016, 04:35:30 AM »
Another that I have used.
http://www.fastener-express.com

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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2016, 04:49:27 AM »
I have also purchased 16ba nuts and bolts from EKP supplies ,also if you enquire they also have other odd sizes on there shelves. As they make these nuts and bolts themselves they are possibly cheaper than the suppliers that get them from EKP. Also you can get hex rod from old venetian blinds !!

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Re: Miniature nuts & bolts & threaded rod
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2016, 04:58:21 AM »
Thanks so much Dan. Great listings.
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Re: Miniature nuts & bolts & threaded rod
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2017, 01:29:45 PM »
Good news Model Motorcars is now the owner of Scale Hardware and is open for business.
https://model-motorcars.myshopify.com/collections/small-parts-hardware/bolts

Cheers Dan
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« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2017, 01:46:23 PM »
Hi Dan,
You beat me to it. I just got the email this morning and was going to post a note in reference. I know there's not a lot of fellows doing miniature and sub miniature work but the material is now available for those who might need it.
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Re: Miniature nuts & bolts & threaded rod
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2019, 11:27:41 AM »
This is another one I came across for the European members. They have small metric fastners and taps and dies.

https://micro-model.ch/de/812-miniaturschrauben
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Re: Miniature nuts & bolts & threaded rod
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2021, 12:35:02 AM »
I have tried the links and also manually typed in the addresses for the European sellers but get nowhere, just can't find the server message. I need a supplier of metric hex headed screws in the range of 1mm-2mm. Can anyone help. Especially useful is a supplier who is English conversant.

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« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2021, 12:44:05 AM »
Paul, thanks for the heads up on the links. I will check the list and update it soon.

Scale Hardware is in the US and has what you are looking for:
https://model-motorcars.myshopify.com/collections/small-parts-hardware/bolts

Cheers Dan
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Re: Miniature nuts & bolts & threaded rod
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2021, 02:18:00 AM »
G'day Paul......I have been using Knupfer in Germany for the past few years

1. excellent metric range, superb quality....QA appears without question
2. WEB site is auto English switching if required 
3. need to study to select Model Screws to obtain small head & not ISO/DIN  Metric
4. good costings, they do not charge the German domestic 19% sales tax on export [like others  :Doh:]
5. great to communicate with......Susanne [the owners wife] will respond promptly
6. my last purchase was made on this 5th July , posted in Germany with a tracking Number 6th July, received in Wollongong on the 15th July
7. in this order, were 2 x 150mm lengths of M3 threaded bar in brass @ E1.30 each

Their Plasma cut open-ended spanners SW3 & SW4 [3 & 4 AF for us for M2 & M3 bolts ] are jewel like

Derek......[they were unaffected by the European floods as below]

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From: KNUPFER Modell- und Feinwerktechnik <modell@knupfer.info>
Sent: Friday, 16 July 2021 6:04 PM
To: Derek Warner <dlwarner@.net.au>
Subject: Re: 2021.07.16 - Floods in Europe

Thank you for asking Derek - we're fine

We have always been spared from floods until now.

But it's very tragic when you see the pictures in the newspaper or on television.

Best Regards

Susanne Knupfer
KNUPFER
Modell- und Feinwerktechnik
Karl-Bäder-Str. 7
D-73614 Schorndorf
Tel.: 07181 45460
modell@knupfer.info


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« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2021, 07:23:11 AM »
The Knupfer link works for me and the www.modellbauershop.de/ one has now changed but still redirects me, this is the main link for them and they do now have an English option, they are who I tend to use.


http://www.modellbauershop.de/

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« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2021, 01:07:55 PM »
Dan, Derek, Jason, Thank you all very much for getting the addresses sorted out for me. Regards, Paul Gough.

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« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2021, 09:14:56 PM »
For anyone looking for small pattern UNC-UNF square nuts 0-80 to 10-32 check here:
https://www.ba-bolts.co.uk/squarenuts.html

Cheers Dan

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