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I am after some 17 gauge galvanised steel bases for ADLG/DBx etc. Does anyone know a good UK supplier?

I have tried both Precision Wargames Supplies & Supplies for Wargamers. They are great but their bases are a lot thinner than 17 gauge. When I search online the firms only offer tolerances of about 2 mm which is no good at all.

Any help gratefully received.
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No is the simple answer.

However some suggestions.

2 Precision bases stuck together?

Or try model engineering forums or live steam model railway people.

Can you buy the 17 gauge sheet and then cut it diwn with a dremel or similar?
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I posted this on "The Wargames Website". Having found this firm.

https://ppgroupltd.co.uk/services/lase ... 4XEALw_wcB

Martin contacted them here is his reply.
I called them and they will prepare a quote for me.
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vexillia wrote: Tue Aug 22, 2023 8:22 am I am after some 17 gauge galvanised steel bases for ADLG/DBx etc. Does anyone know a good UK supplier?

I have tried both Precision Wargames Supplies & Supplies for Wargamers. They are great but their bases are a lot thinner than 17 gauge. When I search online the firms only offer tolerances of about 2 mm which is no good at all.

Any help gratefully received.
By 17 gauge do you mean 17 SWG ie: 1.422 mm ?
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Wg Cdr Luddite wrote: Fri Aug 25, 2023 8:42 pm By 17 gauge do you mean 17 SWG ie: 1.422 mm ?
Oops! I should have said 19 gauge (1.158 mm). Sorry.

Using this chart https://sheetmetal.me/air-bend-force-ch ... onversion/
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I've always used this conversion chart:
https://www.wires.co.uk/acatalog/data-swg.html
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