you for finding this page
Unfortunately you are too late. Yes we did
sell full size whistle valves but since the start of 2014 we have ceased
to do so having run our stock down to virtually nil. Any remaining
valves will be sold on EBay so please don't e-mail us with "have you got
an XYZ valve"
We started selling the valves having had need of a couple for our own
use and finding no one else selling them in the UK. We imported them in
bulk quantities and for a few years sold them to the UK steam set. At
one time we also had a tie in with a whistle manufacturer.
We imported them from United Brass in the USA and had to buy several
thousand pounds worth at a time which is more capital than we want to
tie up in something that isn't part of our core business. Added to that
there is now another company in the UK selling them (for quite a lot
more than we did) with more of a focus and presence in the relevant
field our sales have slowed to an unsustainable level.
We had two choices: -
- Invest and tie up a lot of capital in restocking and spend a lot
of money and effort on advertising in areas we don't normally
advertise in or
- Sell off the remaining stock and get out of whistle valve sales.
As whistle valves is a misfit with the rest of our business option 2
was chosen and we no longer sell whistle valves. If you are a returning
customer I thank you for your previous orders and wish you luck in
finding the other UK source. Please don't e-mail to ask what the other
source is as I draw the line at advertising the competitor that prompted
our decision to drop sales of whistle valves