Where are model bolts available

For the Buying/Selling/Trading of items of interest to those of us in the Live Steam Hobby.

Moderators: Harold_V, WJH, gwrdriver

Post Reply
tom stamey
Posts: 22
Joined: Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:58 am

Where are model bolts available

Post by tom stamey » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:05 pm

Looking for 4-40, 5-40, 6-32 model bolts by the hundreds at reasonable prices. Anyone know of a source.? Thanks

Tom Stamey
tomstamey@sbcglobal.net

765nkp
Posts: 656
Joined: Sun May 06, 2007 9:24 pm
Location: st louis, mo

Re: Where are model bolts available

Post by 765nkp » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:47 pm

American Model Engineering. Everything I have ordered from them is nice, and fast shipping too.

User avatar
ccvstmr
Posts: 1643
Joined: Sat Jan 04, 2003 10:37 am
Location: New Lenox, IL

Re: Where are model bolts available

Post by ccvstmr » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:18 pm

Tom,
American Model Eng'g Supply was taken over by Wayne Godshall. If you go to Wayne's website: http://www.godshallscustommachining.com/ you'll find a link there to the AMES part of the business. Should find a complete listing of all model bolt sizes and various lengths as well as nuts. All available in either brass, steel or stainless. As noted, they're quick to ship if they have the desired sizes/materials in stock. Be prepared, if you have a lengthy list, the total cost adds up fast. Never hurts to have a few extra nuts and bolts around. Just sayin'... Carl B.
Life is like a sewer...what you get out of it depends on what you put into it!
I don't walk on water...I just learned where some of the stepping stones are!
I love mankind...it's some of the people I can't stand!

User avatar
BigDumbDinosaur
Posts: 827
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:19 pm
Location: Midwestern United States

Re: Where are model bolts available

Post by BigDumbDinosaur » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:07 pm

ccvstmr wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:18 pm
...never hurts to have a few extra nuts...around.
Definitely no shortage of them! :D
—————————————————————————————————
I'm an old guy. What's your excuse? ☻

10 Wheeler Rob
Posts: 1472
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:44 pm
Location: East Hartford, CT

Re: Where are model bolts available

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:13 pm

Micro Fasteners also sell those sizes.

My recommendation is use the stainless steel ones where any strength and corrosion resistance is needed. I only use brass for decorative purposes mostly. But hex heads may be larger than American Model Engineering.

You can get stainless small hex nuts from McMaster-Carr. They carry a reduced size hex series mostly used in electronics industry.

Rob

tom stamey
Posts: 22
Joined: Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:58 am

Re: Where are model bolts available

Post by tom stamey » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:17 pm

I went to Godshaw's web but there is no listing of AMES parts and prices. So I emailed him for one.

steamup
Posts: 13
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:41 pm

Re: Where are model bolts available

Post by steamup » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:59 am

The AMES website is still up and running. Order form is to Godshaw's address. Note the price list is out date but they will notify of any price increases at order.

http://www.americanmodeleng.com/id41.html

Post Reply