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Andrew Bartlett20/01/2021 17:29:25
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Hi All,

I've just been bequethed a Stuart Triple unfinished by my Great Uncle who passed away some 18 months ago now.

He also left me a significant amount of machine tools and tooling, sadly I don't (yet) have the skill to finish the Triple but have just purchased my first set of castings for a Stuart 10V.

That said I will be needing some assistance from your good selves no doubt for example I have been looking around for someone to move the machines that I have been left to no avail most places tell me they are commercial only or don't bother to reply.

I am a Mechanical Engineer with a background in additive manufacturing and design for manufacture with an emphasis on the automotive sector so if I can be of any assistance to anyone with AM work I will certainly keep an eye on the forum.

I look forward to joining a community that my uncle spoke so highly of.

Rockingdodge20/01/2021 18:22:54
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Hi Andrew, welcome, if you can give us a location where you live I have no doubt someone close to you will have availed themselves of a good reliable m/c mover wink

Roger

Brian H20/01/2021 18:37:37
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Hello Andrew and welcome. My first engine was a 10V and very please I am with it.

I t sounds as though your skills will come in handy to some of the members on here.

As Roger says, if you can give us an idea where you and the workshop equipment are located , say, near a major town or even a county then someone will be able to help.

Brian

Andrew Bartlett20/01/2021 18:47:53
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Whoops sorry,

Location is South Wirral, the equipment is located Liverpool.

Thanks very much.

Andrew

Howard Lewis20/01/2021 20:26:09
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Hello Andrew, and Welcome.

If anyone can come forward with an engine hoist (Folding crane ) and some strong enough slings, with a little help it should be possible to load the machines into a van or pick up truck (sheet and tie down and wedge for the journey ). Boxes of spares / material etc can be used as dunnage to reduce the risk of movement. Ratchet straps can be invaluable for this sort of work

Even without lockdown, I am too far away, and my crane will not fit into my downsized car, to be able come and help. So can only make hopefully helpful noises from afar.

A lathe like a Myford ML7 can be lifted and moved by two men,although the offset motor makes it a little unwieldy.

A milling machine will, need more care, and may well demand the use of a crane.

Whatever you are moving, you will know the need to take care not to injure yourselves or the machinery.

A lathe can balance better by positioning the Tailstock and saddle along the bed.

A Mill is best moved with the the sling around the head, so that the centre of gravity is below the slinging point.

No doubt there will be plenty of round bar available that can be used as rollers to move a mill along the floor. A lathe is best placed on a sturdy platform to moved in similar fashion.

If yiu sling bthe lathe,take care not to crush leadscrew or any other shaft. It may be frowned upon by many but sometimes a sling behind the chuck and Tailstock end of the bed is a safe way to lift it.

When you get set up, making the 10V will give you the experience, skill, and confidence to start work on completing the Triple. That would be a splendid memorial to your Great Uncle!

Good luck with the move and setting up your shop.

Howard

Oldiron20/01/2021 20:49:06
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Hi Andrew Welcome to the forum.

I believe people have had great service from Landylift Machine Movers. Call Steve Cox on 07836 736496 or email landylift@aol.co.uk for quote. Machinery removal and transportation service based in West Yorkshire, UK coverage. Crane can lift 1100kg at 1.2 metres and 420kg at 4.0 metres. Vehicle can carry 1100kg on 10 foot x 7 foot flatbed.
Now using flatbed Transit with rear mounted crane, ideal for narrow drives etc.
Competitive rates, careful, reliable, fully insured service. Small amount of dry secure short term storage. Machinery bought and sold from a single item to a complete workshop.

No connection on my part. I hope this helps.

regards

Edited By Oldiron on 20/01/2021 21:17:20

Andrew Bartlett21/01/2021 16:43:27
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Hi All,

Thank you very much for the advise, I think the Myford I can move myself as suggested by Howard (Thanks) and will contact LandyLift as suggested by Oldiron (Thanks) for the Chester CUB 620 as that one looks a swine now I've had a closer look.

Again thankyou for the advise

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