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    Angry Clausing Colchester 15 Feeds/Leadscrew

    Good Afternoon!

    I've had this lathe for almost a year and haven't had time or the need to get it up and running until now. I'm having issues determining the feeds settings I need to use: . In this example, if I want to have a feed rate of 0.0015" per rotation, I have the various levers set to LCT1.
    However, when I select the Y selector, the leadscrew doesn't turn. I pulled the gearbox open to take a look inside, and it doesn't look like there is a way to drive the leadscrew in the Y selection.







    I know the lathe is filthy. I wanted to make sure everything works before spending time and money cleaning it up.

    If you have one of these lathes, what am I doing wrong?

    Thanks in advance!

    All works as expected. Leadscrew doesn't turn when not threading. :facepalm:
    Last edited by TunaGod06; 04-05-2020 at 06:13 PM. Reason: I'm dumb.

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    I have one and in the picture it looks like Your "Y" lever is actually in the "Z" position. Is it a camera trick? Have to cover the basics first.

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    Yeah I was gonna say - the leadscrew isn't supposed to turn when you're not threading.

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    Its called a Colchester Triumph 2000,very nice machine...and still in production.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.k View Post
    Its called a Colchester Triumph 2000,very nice machine...and still in production.
    That is not correct.

    The Triumph 2000 is great, yes.

    But it's a different lathe now. And is named Triumph VS 2500.
    (Variable speed)

    Colchester - The world turns on Colchester lathes.
    Last edited by rasmush; 04-06-2020 at 02:09 PM.

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    TunaGod,
    I sent you a PM.
    I'd be glad to help. I have one and love it.


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