Mejzlik Modellbau - Lone Star - MBS - McMaster
Sullivan lines are stocked in the UK by Irvine Engines. They are only available ready made up in certain lengths and diameters. It should be possible to obtain them in the UK from your model shop, but Irvines will only stock items which they can rely on selling. I have a sample of these lines in kit form from Irvines but no news as to their general availability.
I understand that some, or all, of the Sullivan products have been taken over by Brodak. I can confirm that they have retooled the 5" line reel originally produced by Sullivan.
Irvine Engines, Unit 2, Brunswick Industrial Park, Brunswick Way, New Southgate, London. N11 1JL.
Tel: +44 (0)20 8361 1123
Fax: +44 (0)20 8361 8684
Brodak Manufacturing & Distributing Co., Inc.
Phone (724) 966-2726
FAX (724) 966-5670
You can request a catalogue by phone. Price is $4.00 in the US.
Brodak products are available from:
PS Aero Products 2000, 46 Hillside Gardens, Edgware, Middx. HA8 8HE.
Tel/Fax: +44 (0)20 8958 6731.
SIG Manufacturing Co. Inc., P.O. Box 520, Montezuma, IA 50171-0520
Toll Free Orders: 800-247-5008
Modeller's Hot Line: 800-524-7805 (Tech Support)
Catalogue available at:
I have used LEEDA 'Predator' fishing trace in 20lb breaking strain, which is a 7 strand uncoated line of about 0.011" diameter and a bronze colour. A 30 meter reel (enough to make up a set of 52' 6" lines) cost £6-00 from my local fishing shop.
Gary Church (GARYCHURCH@withammac.fsnet.co.uk) reports that he is using a green coloured coated line called 'Toothy Critters' which is available from Hinders of Swindon (Tel: +44 (0)1793 333900) in 40 or 50lb breaking strain which measures 0.015" and 0.018" respectively.
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