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Title: Brass deck hinges
Post by: The Old Fart on June 01, 2018, 04:22:09 PM
I'm trying to find all brass hinges, ordinary or piano type, for the deck hatches on my boat.


Open width 10-12 mm.


All I can find is plated ones, which rust too easily.
Title: Re: Brass deck hinges
Post by: dougal99 on June 01, 2018, 05:04:07 PM

Various brass hinges here:


https://www.alwayshobbies.com/materials/fixings-and-hinges
Title: Re: Brass deck hinges
Post by: The Old Fart on June 01, 2018, 05:49:24 PM
Thanks, That's my local model shop. I'm looking for solid brass, not plated.
Title: Re: Brass deck hinges
Post by: Howard on June 01, 2018, 06:00:53 PM

 try doll house makers.
          Regards Howard
Title: Re: Brass deck hinges
Post by: The Old Fart on June 01, 2018, 06:03:46 PM
Been looking all afternoon. Only plated ones in the uk. Needs to be all brass.
Title: Re: Brass deck hinges
Post by: Colin Bishop on June 01, 2018, 06:11:38 PM
You could have a look here:
http://www.originalmarquetry.co.uk/product_details_1160.htm
Big range and they seem to distinguish between brass and brassed (plated)
Colin
Title: Re: Brass deck hinges
Post by: steamboat66 on June 01, 2018, 10:05:28 PM
model boat bits?
Title: Re: Brass deck hinges
Post by: The Old Fart on June 04, 2018, 07:57:51 PM
Thanks for all the replies, I'm going to have a go at milling my own hinges.
Title: Re: Brass deck hinges
Post by: tigertiger on June 05, 2018, 01:48:00 AM
Thanks for all the replies, I'm going to have a go at milling my own hinges.
 


I think you might have too. Brass is possibly too soft for a very thin working hinge, which is why they all seem to be plate. All of the solid brass hinges I see are fairly heavy in comparison with piano hinge.. For a model, where the forces used are very small, very thin brass should be OK. The other thing that will be hard to find are brass (not brassed) screws.


It would be good to see your work on this, I am sure others will be interested too.
Title: Re: Brass deck hinges
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on June 05, 2018, 04:46:44 AM

What about stainless steel????


Also try DIY clock makers, such as Grandfather clocks for brass hinges.
Title: Re: Brass deck hinges
Post by: The Old Fart on June 11, 2018, 11:50:45 AM
So i've made my own all brass hinges.


This one has a 25mm drop to secure to inside of boat. Tube silver soldered to it, then milled out 3mm slots at 3mm intervals.  The hatch had the tube silver soldered to the top, milled out to match upright. Cleaned up with a square file. Brass rod inserted for the hinge.