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    Rack and Pinion

    I have read all the recent posts on rack and pinion gears. MacMaster and Smallparts will not post outside of america.(why not?) Davall gears in UK are twice the price of everybody else and the fourth suggestion that I have seen on this site only make plastic gears.
    Does anybody know of a supplier for rack and pinion of a suitable size, in brass or stee,l for a focussing rack for a 5 x 7 camera who will post to the Falkland Islands?
    Somebody must make them, please help!
    Norman

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    Norman,
    I bought my rack and pinion set for this camera: http://tomasyoung.blogspot.com/2010/...ompletion.html on amazon.com. I'm almost certain you can put in an address for the Falkland Islands and have it shipped there. It's worth a try.
    Cheers,
    Thomas

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    Quote Originally Posted by NormanV View Post
    MacMaster and Smallparts will not post outside of america.(why not?)
    SmallParts do however state on their website that they ship internationally.

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    Samurai, thanks for the lead, I will try them.
    AgX, this is what Smallparts said in their email to me.
    "Norman,
    Greetings from SmallParts.com!
    The width and height of our 24" rack with a 32 Pitch are both 3/16". Price and availability for all of our products can be found on our website. I will include links below for the items you have requested. Unfortunately these items are not currently available for export outside of the USA using our available shipping options. If these products meet your needs you may consider using a freight forwarder to ship them to the Falkland Islands."
    I wonder what is so special about a bit of rack and pinion? They could just put it in a cardboard tube and post it.

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    Here is a picture of my camera
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    I have now replaced the wing nut with a specially made one.
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    Norman, if your unable to get your shipment. You could have them shipped to me in Arizona. Then, I could run them down to the nearest UPS store for you. As long as its just gears, I couldn't imagine any reason shipping would be a problem.

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    Those 24" may have been prohibitive.

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    Thank you for your offer Tim, I will bear you in mind if I have a problem with another lead that I have. Except it would have to be USPS as UPS don't deliver here.

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