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Can someone recommend a supplier for pattern numbers I need some 3/8" high, I have googled it I can find other sizes but not that size

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John Burn & Co, but I'm not sure if they exist any more - it seems they were absorbed by someone else when I searched - but could be worth a look.to see if you can find them.
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Try this company I found on line. Paul
Artisan Foundry Shop
Artisan Foundry
7 Baileys Lane
Hale Village
Liverpool L24 5RG
P: 0151 425 2376
E: info@artisanfoundry.co.uk
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I have used plastic letters intended for model railway signs. Try Ebay item 302953062991 for example. Stick them on with 5 minute epoxy. Not an ideal solution, but it works for pattern identification numbers.

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Hi all

Can someone recommend a supplier for pattern numbers I need some 3/8" high, I have googled it I can find other sizes but not that size

Thanks Chris
I have bought pattern letters from John Burn which were the cast lead ones. They are very good. The only problem is you have to buy each letter in a pack of ten which can get expensive depending how many you need.

For the most recent pattern I needed I used Plastic ones which are about 3/8 but other sizes are available.

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Slaters Plastikard Ltd http://www.slatersplastikard.com

I tried to upload a picture of them but image upload doesn't seem to be working for me at the moment.

This was the finished result. They are more than suitable for a small run of castings and cost very little.

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I agree with using Slatters letters. I glued them on with JB weld, and tooled the surface while still soft (you probably have 15-20 minutes working time with JB weld) to remove any excess adhesive. Ultimately they are plastic so won't last forever in a foundry environment, but yes they are very much cheaper.
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Hi

Thanks for the great advice, I did look at the web site for Artisan Foundry Shop but could only see bigger numbers, love the idea of the plastic numbers for model railway, think I will go that way as only plan on taking one cast off it

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A chap on the net was using the letters that push into boards for making temporary signs if thats any help
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I have bought pattern letters from John Burn which were the cast lead ones. They are very good. The only problem is you have to buy each letter in a pack of ten which can get expensive depending how many you need.

For the most recent pattern I needed I used Plastic ones which are about 3/8 but other sizes are available.

They were from,
Slaters Plastikard Ltd http://www.slatersplastikard.com

I tried to upload a picture of them but image upload doesn't seem to be working for me at the moment.

This was the finished result. They are more than suitable for a small run of castings and cost very little.

Hi
Was just looking on there web site, can not see 10mm sized number do you no what part number you order?
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Sorry, those ones shown on the casting are listed at 6mm high (but look bigger) Ref 1106

I still can't upload a picture of them for some reason, just goes to a blank page.

As a guide, the nut in the picture above is .820" across flats.
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