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Offline Martin_J

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Boilers
« on: July 20, 2016, 07:14:53 PM »
Hello folks, new member here,
 I'm looking for recommendation for boiler makers.
The subject in question is a boiler for a BL Scotsman,
 meths fired, although the parts I have would also consider gas the gas option.
Any recommendations?
Thanks

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Re: Boilers
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2016, 08:52:57 PM »
Errrmmm...

The only people I know of are here:

http://www.cheddarvalleysteam.co.uk/products.htm

regards

ralph

Offline Martin_J

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Re: Boilers
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2016, 09:14:17 PM »
Thanks, I've asked them for a quotation.
Any others?

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Re: Boilers
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2016, 10:01:58 PM »
Maxitrak also do custom made welded copper and steel boilers :)

http://www.maxitrak.com/boilers.php

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Re: Boilers
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2016, 10:20:56 PM »
Thanks
will contact them.
Anyone with experience of BL Scotsman boilers out there?

Offline Andy B

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Re: Boilers
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2016, 07:48:39 AM »
Hi Martin,

Does the boiler you want have a cast backhead, or is it all copper?

Wstern Steam http://www.westernsteam.com/standard-published-designs-category.php?&catid=1002 list Flying Scotsman in their 2 1/2" list - but it does not say whether this is the B-L or more recent Paul Wiese design.

Andy

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Re: Boilers
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2016, 06:06:27 PM »
Hi Andy,
It's copper I belive and I have got a quotation from them by return. Very long waiting time though so they're  very busy. I am looking at all possibilities
Thanks,
Martin

Offline Andy B

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Re: Boilers
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2016, 09:18:36 PM »
Another one to try is George Brannigan - details near the bottom of this page - http://www.steamplates.co.uk/Suppliers.html

Regarding lead times, I think it is just a simple reality that there are only a handful of professional model boiler makers in the UK and they all have more than enough work on. The only chance of 'jumping the queue' is if they already have an order scheduled for one of the type you want then to make a second at the same time takes proportionately a lot less time.

Andy