We were delighted to receive an order from Fairbourne Railway for BSF bolts and nuts.
The fasteners are being used on their locomotive “Tony”.
The Fairbourne Railway has been running from Fairbourne village to the mouth of the Mawddach Estuary, connecting with the ferry to Barmouth for over 100 years. It started as a two foot gauge horse-drawn tramway which was then converted to a 15 inch gauge railway in 1916. The line in 1984 was completely re built to a 12.25 inch gauge.
Socket screws are also commonly known as allen bolts – a hexagon driving bit or allen key is used to tighten the screw.
A2 stainless steel offers commercial level corrosion resistance and a decorative appearance. Stainless steel socket cap screws are used in many sectors, from food and beverage industries to automotive. Our mixed packs are perfect for vehicle enthusiasts, as stainless socket cap screws are found in many popular cars and motorcycles.
The kits start from 105 pcs to 540 pcs and are packed in a durable case.
We offer a huge range of mixed fastener packs. If you can’t find what you need, contact us and we’ll be happy to help.
Our sister company Boka Bolt Supplies, based in Runcorn, has a vacancy for an enthusiastic and capable person to join the team. You will need a good academic background, a keen interest in engineering coupled with an excellent personality, good communication and computer competence skills.
The job covers all aspects of the business which will include Sales, Purchasing, Stock Control, Warehouse, Van Driving.
Training will be given as required but a background in the fastener or engineering trade is an advantage.
Pay is according to your experience and capability.
Please apply for an application form to:
Richard Garton Boka Bolts (a division of Garton Ltd) 10 Cormorant Drive Picow Farm Rd, Runcorn WA7 4UD
Following a couple of quiet years the restoration project is now back on track. The engine is now being re-assembled by the technicians at Headshop UK in Warrington.
The bottom of the engine is finished and some more seals and chains need to be sourced to enable the work to continue. The Flywheel bolts will be from our own factory at Thomas Smith Fasteners in Greater Manchester.
The combined Oil/Water pump was initially thought to be a challenge but it looks a lot simpler with everything cleaned up.
No more hold ups are envisaged with the engine rebuild. More on the progress in the coming months, keep checking out the Thomas Smith Fasteners news blog!
A grateful customer of our Glasgow branch kindly provided us with these recent photographs, showing a subsea project incorporating our bolts being prepared and then submerged for installation into the seabed.
We supply a huge range of standard fasteners and can manufacture specials to your exact specification in most materials – steel, stainless steel, super duplex, non-ferrous and exotics.
Contact us with any requirements and we’ll be happy to assist. Telephone our Glasgow branch on 01698 826464 or Wigan on 01942 520260.