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Werner Habbel18/02/2020 19:22:29
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as a new member of the forum, see "New in the forum from Germany" I search older articles of Model Engineer and Model Engineers Workshop which the publisher can not provide with back issuses.
Neil Wyatt gave me the advice to give it a try here in the forum.

So I am looking for Model Enginner:
Alan Hearsum: Rebuilding a Myford ML7 Lathe
2014, Volume 212. Issues 4473, 4475, 4477, 4479, 4481, 4483

Model Enginners Workshop
Alan Hearshum: Roller bearing upgrade to ML7 lathe
2013 Issues 209 November, 2010 December
2014 Issue 211 January

If someone could make copies or scans this would be wonderful. Certainly I will pay for all expenses.

Many thanks in advance and best regards

Paul Lousick18/02/2020 21:17:01
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Hi Werner,

If you take out a digital subscription you will have access to all of these issues of ME and MEW.


Brian Wood19/02/2020 10:20:17
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Hello Werner,

You said your lathe is an early Super 7. If I remember correctly, the Alan Hearshum article is for modifying the ML7 lathe with roller bearings in place of the white metal plain bearings. It is not a conversion you can apply to your lathe.

All is not lost however! Ken Willson published a conversion to taper roller bearings for the rear bearings of the Super 7 headstock in MEW 175 published in April 2011.

I made the change on my own lathe having read the article and it has performed without fault for nearly 9 years now. I fully endorse the upgrade but you do need the use of another lathe to machine recesses in the adjuster rings to be able to contain the greater depth of the bearings since they occupy more space within the housing than the angular contact bearings they will be replacing.

I can send you a copy of Ken's article but only by email. For some reason I can no longer add to my folders or post pictures on the forum so that is my only route to you. Send me your email address if you would like a copy;

My address is wood_y(at)btinterner(dot)com. All in lower case, with no spaces and be sure to include the underscore [ _ ] between the d and the y



Howard Lewis19/02/2020 15:06:23
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Werner, it look as if you need Issues 209, 210, and 211.

I have them in my hoard, and if all else fails, will breach copyright laws by photographing them and E mailing to you. But you will need to send me your E mail address in a P M.


Brian Wood19/02/2020 16:35:07
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Sorry to correct you, but If you look under Werner's other post joining the forum from Germany, he says in that his lathe is an early S7.

That being the case, the Ken Willson modification for roller bearings on the rear end of the spindle is what he needs, not modifications on a ML7 with white metal bearings.



Howard Lewis19/02/2020 16:52:46
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So its the ME issues that he needs not the MEW ones>


Werner Habbel19/02/2020 17:28:34
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Thank you Brian and Howard for your fast answers. I contated you both.
the article MEW no 175 is fine as well.

Still looking for the Model Engineer articles.


Howard Lewis19/02/2020 18:02:33
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Copies of the articles in 175, MEW 209, 210, and 211 will soon be made and sent to Werner.


Howard Lewis19/02/2020 20:12:07
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Hopefully, by now Werner will have the four articles from MEW that he requires.

Sorry that I can't help with the ME ones.


Werner Habbel22/02/2020 17:15:44
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Many thanks for Howard and Thor for their fast help with some articles and very nice contact.

Still looking for Model Enginner articles:
Alan Hearsum: Rebuilding a Myford ML7 Lathe
2014, Volume 212. Issues 4477, 4479, 4481, 4483


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