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Bespoke Machining Services for Miniature Railways

Britannia Eccentric Rod  Doosan Machining Centre
In addition to our most recent addition of a state of the art Doosan DNM 4500 machining centre, equipped with the Renishaw Probing system (see image left), we currently have two further Bridgeport machining centres, and a variety of CNC lathes, including power tooling capacity for complex work.
Through 12 years plus of experience in production of precision parts for our extensive range of miniature railway products, 17D have developed the know-how and capability to handle a wide range of general engineering work.
On this page you will find some examples of bespoke work we have undertaken, and further details below of the many live steam components we can machine.


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   A non-exhaustive list of parts we can machine:
  • Chimneys 
  • Cylinders 
  • Valve-gear 
  • Covers 
  • Axle-boxes 
  • Wheels 
  • Hangers 
  • Horn blocks 
  • Pistons 
  • Axles 
  • Pistons 
  • Detail Parts 
  • Rods 
  • Buffers 

Where possible we avoid castings, machining fully from solid material, as it is quicker and easier to set up for accurate results, and thus a less costly way of producing quality repeatable parts.

 Additional services available include:
  • 3D Printing
  • Specialist tig welding
  • Mig Welding 
  • Powered sheet metal rolling 
  • Cutting of large diameter / section steel bar 
  • Sheet bending 
  • Steel fabrication
  • Laser Cutting  service 
  • Foundry Services 
  • Steel / Metal stock from major stockholders

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