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One for the radio hams.

  Toneman 19:09 20 Jun 2012

I'm sure there are one or two of you out 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.

  Aitchbee 19:21 20 Jun 2012

I remember TANDY (radioshack) were good for those sorts of things, but I don't think they are now in business. Maplins might keep the item in stock.

  canarieslover 19:31 20 Jun 2012

Try RS Components. RS It's a few years since I last used them but they seemed to have everything in the way of small components then.

  VCR97 19:54 20 Jun 2012

Maplin, although the range isn't as good as it used to be.


  Toneman 19:59 20 Jun 2012

Thanks folks, I'll try your suggestions.

  morddwyd 20:19 20 Jun 2012

I sent a reply to this thread which didn't appear, so this is just a test

  morddwyd 20:20 20 Jun 2012

H'm. That's curious.

  caccy 20:33 20 Jun 2012

Try CPC FARNELL they hold a good range of electronic components

  Toneman 22:04 20 Jun 2012

Thanks all, shall have to get to one of them with my list!

  spuds 07:55 21 Jun 2012

Bring back the old 'ham' shops I say. Nothing like an hour or two rummaging in a variety of boxes, and asking the assistant or shop owner what the item was?.

But going on what others have perhaps mentioned, I find CPC Farnell fairly good, especially on special offers, and RCS are getting rather expensive, Maplins like wise. Maplins have certainly lost their edge in stocking the components that they once did.

  morddwyd 09:48 21 Jun 2012

caccys's reply at 8.33 is exactly the one I tried to send (twice!) at 8.18.

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