|Peter Davy||10/06/2019 22:24:51|
|2 forum posts|
I have a healthy interest in model engineering, and have just acquired a Scope bar bed lathe, I stripped it down into manageable bits to get it home, weighs in excess of 440 lbs. Really pleased with the quality of it, does anyone have instruction book or any spares that they no longer need?
I also have a Raglan lathe and an old but useful Maho milling machine.
|Brian H||11/06/2019 07:49:00|
1194 forum posts
Hello Peter and welcome from Mansfield, so not too far from you maybe.
There is a Scope machine on **LINK** at the moment but they only have a reproduction catalogue, not a manual.
If the Scope for sale had been 1" inch bigger in both directions, I would have been VERY tempted.
Please keep us updated on progress with it.
|272 forum posts|
Welcome to the forum, never heard of a Scope lathe before, an interesting looking machine.
What part of Lincs are you, I am near Skegness.
|331 forum posts|
Welcome along, plenty of help and advice here not to mention a good bunch of mates to chat with.
Looks a useful little machine, it will do some good work.
What raglan lathe do you have? I have a soft spot for them myself having had a 5 inch, loughborough and still have a vertical mill.
Best regards Mick
|not done it yet||11/06/2019 10:04:13|
|3246 forum posts|
Wow, that is some weight for a relatively small lathe! Does the base account for a good part of it? It appears, from lathesdotco that it was a precision piece of kit when made. Hope it cleans up well and can be returned to near original spec.
What do you call mid-Lincs? I’m definitely in south Lincs - virtually on the county boundary.
I’m like Mick, but still have a Raglan 5” and the mill. Your ‘old’ mill appears to be a quality piece of kit, too.
|Michael Gilligan||11/06/2019 10:16:49|
13823 forum posts
I rather like that tailstock on the Scope lathe, Pete
Please do let us know how well it works in practice.
|Martin Connelly||11/06/2019 17:57:00|
847 forum posts
Mid Lincs must be somewhere near Horncastle looking at Google Maps.
|Neil Wyatt||11/06/2019 18:39:52|
16435 forum posts
Welcome to the forum, Peter.
|Howard Lewis||11/06/2019 21:15:57|
|2212 forum posts|
Mid Lincs could make you eligible for membership of several M E Clubs.
members would be happy to help and advise, first hand.
Peterborough S M E have members from as far afield as Boston!
|Peter Davy||11/06/2019 22:43:21|
|2 forum posts|
Thanks for the comments, I am just south east of Sleaford. I have both a Raglan Little John mk 2 and the 5". I have been cleaning up a few bits of the Scope lathe this evening, what is evident is that this must have been quite a costly machine when new, but then from a firm that made instruments it was built to a quality not a cost. some of the castings are quite complex and there are some very nice features. Will try and get some photo's for you all.
|Martin Connelly||12/06/2019 20:19:55|
847 forum posts
My wife is from Helpringham.
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