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Hopper23/05/2019 02:57:56
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Wow that's a solid machine. Look at that rear toolpost! Looks good in the new livery.

Neil Wyatt23/05/2019 09:14:41
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Hi Rob,

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Rob Cook23/05/2019 19:51:37
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 23/05/2019 09:14:41:

Hi Rob,

See the website FAQs for advice on posting and linking images.


Thanks Neil, been spoilt using a zen for powered forum. Drag and drop and auto tagging images. Will read through later.

old mart27/05/2019 14:40:13
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We have a model A mk1.5 at The Helicopter Museum, Weston Super Mare. Given to the museum when Westlands left the town.

It has a very worn bed, but still turns pretty true. We have carried out many modifications and repairs over the last few years.

Avon08/12/2019 14:36:52
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I have a Model M Mk 1, which I'm about 50% through renovating. I'm also drawing it in Onshape as I go, the drawings are all public if you have an account (free). So far I've drawn the headstock and saddle.

old mart16/12/2019 19:09:58
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I was just browsing this old thread and noticed a question asked by Steve King 5 about his Smart & Brown model A. The answer was in error. His lathe has the revised apron, but the original cast iron stand. It is a Mk 1.5, not a Mk 2. The other improvement to the Mk 2 is the single control to engage the back gear, which cannot be identified in general pictures. The Mk 1 and 1.5 require a locking bolt retracting from the pulley before the back gear is engaged. The Mk 2 maximum speed is 1800 rpm, the older ones only 1425 rpm.

Steve King 517/12/2019 07:22:29
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Thanks for the input old mart

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