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Wow that's a solid machine. Look at that rear toolpost! Looks good in the new livery.
|Neil Wyatt||23/05/2019 09:14:41|
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|Rob Cook||23/05/2019 19:51:37|
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Thanks Neil, been spoilt using a zen for powered forum. Drag and drop and auto tagging images. Will read through later.
|old mart||27/05/2019 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.
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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 mart||16/12/2019 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 5||17/12/2019 07:22:29|
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Thanks for the input old mart
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