I'm sure there are one or two of you out there..do you remember in the good old days when we used to be able to send orders for "wireless" components to suppliers for things like one or two resistors, a couple "condensers", two or three transistors, etc. I recall Premier Radio was one, I made a lot of purchases with them. To get to the point, I am toying with making up a simple servo controller to run a servo motor driving a level crossing barrier on my layout. I have a circuit which should make up on copper strip board. Is there anywhere I might purchase a set of the components I need, other than individually on fleabay? Probably not in this day and age, but thought I might ask.
There is Cricklewood Electronics in north west London, I've been using them for years, they do a lot of odd semiconductors that are normally quite hard to get.
Sadly gone are the days when you could go down Lisle Street or Tottenham Court Road for unmitigated junk. Now I have to wait till the likes of the Luton and Dunstable radio rally to top up my junk these days, the only problem it seems to be getting very expensive these days for the simplest things.