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Trainman4602
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West Coast Steel Rail

Post by Trainman4602 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:01 pm

Where do the west coast , or any club buy steel rail. RMI has it but I am looking for other sources as well.
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Re: West Coast Steel Rail

Post by fly5150 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:58 pm

Midwest Scale Rail can get it, but in large quantity only. Call Carl.

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Re: West Coast Steel Rail

Post by Pontiacguy1 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:03 pm

Was a group down in Florida that imported a bunch of it, from Belgium I believe. That was about 4 or 5 years ago. About 4 clubs went together to make up an order, and the Florida club(s), whom I can't remember right now, did the leg work and led the effort. CSME and Mid-South each bought a few thousand feet of it, and also someone out in Oklahoma, if I remember correctly. I think they had to get 10,000+ feet to be able to get the mill to run it.
Before this, MSLS had purchased it from RMI, several thousand feet of it. Before getting it from RMI, we had some that was milled in England on hand, but only a few hundred feet of it. The English stuff has been exhausted for several years now, and I don't think that source is open any more.
FYI: The stuff we got from Belgium bends a lot more consistently through our rail bender. The stuff we got from RMI would bend really good on one piece, and the next piece run through on the same settings would barely be moved at all. But, we made it work and it has held up just fine.

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Re: West Coast Steel Rail

Post by Fender » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:19 pm

Not Belgium, but Switzerland. Montanstahl AG sells it. But you will need to buy a container-sized quantity.
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Re: West Coast Steel Rail

Post by NP317 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:59 pm

Train Mountain (Oregon State) and Kitsap Live Steamers (Washington State) are both purchasing and using steel rails.
Worth contacting them for their source.
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Re: West Coast Steel Rail

Post by Glenn Brooks » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:12 pm

I think KLS bought their rail from Train Mountain.

Also, Periodically, one or two vendors advertise rail on Discoverlivesteam.

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Re: West Coast Steel Rail

Post by ccoleman » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:44 pm

I am looking at getting about 6000 feet of rail too from Switzerland. I have contacted them for quote but have placed order yet. Would make more sense to combine an order too reduce freight costs. Message me if you are. Interested.

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Re: West Coast Steel Rail

Post by Fender » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:29 pm

ccoleman wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:44 pm
I am looking at getting about 6000 feet of rail too from Switzerland. I have contacted them for quote but have placed order yet. Would make more sense to combine an order too reduce freight costs. Message me if you are. Interested.
Be forewarned, it is sold and priced by weight, not length. Since the weight/ft varies a little, you may get a different quantity than you expected.
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Re: West Coast Steel Rail

Post by all10wheels » Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:31 pm

Check out Cannonball Ltd. They sell west coast rail out of Oklahoma area.

Cannonball Ltd.
11501 E. Waterloo Rd.
Arcadia, OK. 73007
Phone: 405 524-4400
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Email: trains@cannonballltd.com

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