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bsoplinger

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Manufacturer search help for etched brass needed
« on: May 04, 2007, 10:10:59 AM »
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Over on the Atlas board, someone posted a link to a company that has various railings. I perused what other items they offered and found this page of etched brass leaves for trees:
http://www.scalelink.co.uk/cgi-bin/sh000001.pl?REFPAGE=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2escalelink%2eco%2euk%2fcgi%2dbin%2fss000001%2epl%3fRANDOM%3dNETQUOTEVAR%253ARANDOM%26PAGE%3dSEARCH%26SS%3dfoliage%26TB%3dA%26PR%3d%2d1%26ACTION%3dSearch&WD=leaves&PN=Foliage___Scale_1_60_to_1_100___Feuillage_HO%2ehtml%23aSLF042#aSLF042

I'm certain that I saw the exact same frets offered by another company but I can't find the URL in my folder of 'interesting train stuff.' Does anyone else know where I might have seen these etched leaves?

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Re: Manufacturer search help for etched brass needed
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2007, 10:54:50 AM »
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They sell those at www.ngineering.com.

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Re: Manufacturer search help for etched brass needed
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2007, 06:53:16 PM »
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Actually, Me thinks N-gineering imports them from these guys:

http://www.scalelink.co.uk/acatalog/Scalelink_Scale_1_152_160__N_Gauge__26.html

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Re: Manufacturer search help for etched brass needed
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2007, 10:07:27 PM »
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Actually, Me thinks N-gineering imports them from these guys:

http://www.scalelink.co.uk/acatalog/Scalelink_Scale_1_152_160__N_Gauge__26.html

That's a link from the company I posted to start the thread ;)

And that was why I couldn't find them in my list of manufacturer URLs. I get all sorts of lighting goodies from Ngineering but didn't realize they imported the frets.

Their main page for the etched goodies is http://www.ngineering.com/Photo_etched.htm
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Ngineering is proud to offer a diverse collection of photo-etched products that are of unsurpassed quality and incredible detail. Imported from Scale Link Ltd. of Dorset, England, these precision etched brass and stainless steel sheets (frets) are truly unique in concept. We believe they will allow hobbyists to create a new level of detail in their dioramas, scenery and structures that was heretofore unavailable.

Just to show that the Ngineering folk(s) are upfront about their importing of them. It was just me not being able to remember who it was. I'd rather order 1 or 2 frets from Ngineering than have something shipped from overseas. ::)
« Last Edit: May 04, 2007, 10:10:37 PM by bsoplinger »

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Re: Manufacturer search help for etched brass needed
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2007, 08:58:48 AM »
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Ngineering is proud to offer a diverse collection of photo-etched products ... Imported from Scale Link Ltd. of Dorset, England...

I'd rather order 1 or 2 frets from Ngineering than have something shipped from overseas. ::)

Nothing to 'fret' about, but just so long as you realise the leaves would be 1:148, not 1:160, so technically* they'd be 'too big' ;) :D

* for the (p)rivet counters ;D

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Re: Manufacturer search help for etched brass needed
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2007, 07:42:06 PM »
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I'd rather order 1 or 2 frets from Ngineering than have something shipped from overseas. ::)

Actually, I've ordered quite a lot from Scale Link. Never had any problems at all having it delivered to the U.S., and they have quite a wide range of interesting and useful stuff, FWIW.
« Last Edit: May 05, 2007, 07:44:56 PM by dks2855 »
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bsoplinger

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Re: Manufacturer search help for etched brass needed
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2007, 09:03:07 PM »
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Nothing to 'fret' about, but just so long as you realise the leaves would be 1:148, not 1:160, so technically* they'd be 'too big' ;) :D

Actually they told me they'd originally made them in "British N (2mm)" scale but then went and made 1:160 "because that's popular in Europe" when they answered an email I'd sent asking about the seeming duplication of items on one of the other pages of items (I think it was the building details page). I had to chuckle since the email didn't say "the rest of Europe."

All this means is that although your leaves may end up being 1:152 (I think that's what 2mm actually scales out to in inches) many of their other offerings can be had in 1:160 N scale.

I was hoping it was a company that Walthers carries so I could easily try an item or two out by just ordering from my LHS but although Walthers carries the Ngineering lighting products they don't carry the etched brass.