R A Barker Engineering Of Chelmsford Update

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Anecdotal comments seem to suggest that many colleagues missed the sale of R A Barker to Bruce & Jenny Rice of Chelmsford in Essex, so to bring you up to date Bruce has passed on the following information

For many years R A Barker has been known as a high quality manufacturer of fittings for steam models. In June 2010, this company was purchased by Bruce & Jenny Rice, from Chelmsford in Essex.

With forty five years’ experience of engineering, tool making and modelling, Bruce has a wealth of manufacturing knowledge, from repairing steam locomotives to rebuilding engines and boilers. 


Hardinge CNC 12 station lathe

Chucking CNC Lathe

Bridgeport CNC 12 station mill

Manual tool change Bridgeport mill

Manual Lathes and Mills

Bruce commented “R A Barker has long been known for excellent service and attention to detail. We aim to stay committed to customer needs and will continue to provide the same high quality products and service on which R A Barker has built their reputation.”

It is worth mentioning that Bruce also owns a 4” Alfred Dodman and a 6” Atkinson steam wagon and has built a 3” Burrell traction engine so there is a crossover of expertise into road steam

For Info, Photos And Quotes Call

Bruce Rice
01245 462100 or 07980 855510
or email sales@rabarker.co.uk


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