Manager Gary Stevens recently visited Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway whilst on holiday in Wales. Thomas Smith Fasteners supply many vintage and heritage railways with imperial bolts, including the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway.
They operate two unique narrow gauge railways with completely different personalities.
Together, they offer the chance to explore the beauty of Snowdonia from over 40 miles of narrow-gauge railway.
Gary chose to take his family on the Caernarfon line but got off at the lovely village of Beddgelert. His daughter Annabel got her picture taken on the footplate of the train.
A great day out for all the family which is highly recommended.
For more information, visit the Ffestiniog railway website: http://www.festrail.co.uk/
We recently had a request for a small quantity of Super Duplex stainless steel hexagon bolts from a customer in Norway.
These bolts were being used for subsea design work in the Norwegian Sea. The customer was delighted to receive the goods within 7 days of placing the order.
Abbie McCain, 15, won the Thomas Smith Fasteners sponsored pony race at Knutsford Races on Sunday 17th May, riding Little Bull. Abbie’s sister Ella finished 2nd, making it a great afternoon for family McCain.
Abbie is a good rider, whose future career as a jockey is keenly anticipated. The picture above shows Abbie and her father Donald McCain, a leading racehorse trainer.
Gary Stevens, manager of Thomas Smith Fasteners (pictured above with daughter Annabel), was on hand to present the prizes for all three pony races.
Thomas Smith Fasteners is to sponsor at the Knutsford Races point to point steeplechase this Sunday (17th May).
Manager Gary Stevens will be in attendance and will be presenting prizes to the winners of the pony races. Thomas Smith Fasteners is sponsoring one of these races for up and coming jockeys.
Knutsford Races is a point to point steeplechase race meeting that is a great family day out in the Cheshire countryside. In addition to the steeplechases and pony racing there are plenty of other activities for all of the family such as amusements and funfair, specialist trade stalls and bookmakers.
For more information, visit the Knutsford Races website.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Thomas Smith Fasteners recently won the contract to supply all of the fasteners for a new agricultural building. These pictures tell the story.
Since 2014, all fasteners in a permanent construction, whether domestic or commercial build, need to follow and be approved to CE standards.
Thomas Smith Fasteners were delighted to help out a new client in Abu Dhabi, UAE, who had an urgent requirement for special UNC bolts in Zinc/Nickel Plated.
These bolts, which were required for a power station, were manufactured in our machine shop before being sent to our local platers for the Zinc Nickel finish.
From receiving the order we were able to turn-around in just 4 working days.
Another satisfied customer!
The others say obsolete – we say they are right up our street!
To complement our vast range of BSW (Whitworth) & BSF Bolts and Setscrews, Thomas Smith Fasteners is excited to announce that we now stock a large range of Nylon Insert Nuts Type P.
These nuts are becoming obsolete around the fastener trade but we are aware they are critical components of certain assemblies.
Our range starts at 1/4″ dia to 1″ and can be purchased on our online shop or you can contact us via email or telephone for larger quantities.
Never say we don’t listen to our customers!
After numerous requests, we have now introduced BSW and BSF Socket Head Assorted kits to our range, which are now listed on our online shop.
The kits start from 120 pcs to 526 pcs and are packed in a durable box.
We manufacture a wide variety of special fasteners in our onsite workshop, as these two recent examples demonstrate!
Our fasteners often have special head shapes or threadforms, for example these forged square square head blanks:
But some of our specials have no head and no threads, such as these clevis pins:
We can produce special fasteners in most materials (steel, stainless steel and exotics) and grades, and offer threadforms including Metric, BSF, BSW, BA, UNC & UNF.
To enquire or for further information, please contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you in finding the right fastener to fit your requirements.