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  1. I was a bit disappointed when I clicked on this...

    I was a bit disappointed when I clicked on this thread, I was thinking big craven etc. It seems when thread title says monster, big , huge it means big compared to a emco 3!

    I did get angry once...
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    Id be interested to see a picture of said...

    Id be interested to see a picture of said machine.
    I wonder why they don’t seem like they were available for the uk market. Seen a fair few of the facing lathes
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    Thats what initially caught my eye, an English...

    Thats what initially caught my eye, an English lathe with the steering wheel on the wrong side!
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    I did some minor research and Churchill were an...

    I did some minor research and Churchill were an importer of American machinery
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    Churchill redman made monarch clone?

    Hello just seen this churchill red man lathe for sale.
    Looks very monarch to me, any insights?
    Regards pb264084
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    You can see a pressure regulator for the head...

    You can see a pressure regulator for the head lube on the drawing.
    Id be suspecting that
  7. WTB landis collapsible tapping head and dies

    Hello as title. I also own a 1.75” landis head and need whit dies for it.
    Im in uk though may have to suffer buying from another continent!
    Thanks
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    On the front of the knee there is a brass plug...

    On the front of the knee there is a brass plug with a direction arrow above it . Unscrew it and you can see a spindle, this is where you set motor rotation with the phases
  9. Thread: Turcite uk

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    [QUOTE=thermite;3397969]Not when they are bending...

    [QUOTE=thermite;3397969]Not when they are bending you over, they do not.

    Short necks, and won't even offer to reach-around.

    You did say "machine movers"?

    Yes thats what they are called here....
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    We have had a chat and found the riggers/ machine...

    We have had a chat and found the riggers/ machine movers were playing silly boys between us causing a fall out.
  11. Thread: Turcite uk

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    Machine movers suck

    Machine movers suck
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    One does not pay for a machine before its been...

    One does not pay for a machine before its been disassembled if you or your contractors are not involved
    Ive been there before having to sue someone to get my money back after they broke it
    I don’t...
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    Remember a few years back machtool sent one back...

    Remember a few years back machtool sent one back to England!
    We’ve hit a point where theres f/a left and little vmcs tickling bits of ally to death isnt the be all and end all and not much use for...
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    Joe corner has sold to someone else after Ive...

    Joe corner has sold to someone else after Ive booked said heavy truck and crane.
    He gave me quotes for me to check out to find said movers are not interested or cannot do it in the time scale...
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    If vendor completes his mission and gets the...

    If vendor completes his mission and gets the thing out and to a place where I can load I have secured a 100tm hiab on an artic.
    The quotes I have had have ranged from £5000 unloaded in pieces...
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    The people who quoted £1700 cant do it until...

    The people who quoted £1700 cant do it until September
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    Cranes are 5 ton and 3 ton Bed is 13 ton ish ...

    Cranes are 5 ton and 3 ton
    Bed is 13 ton ish

    Total machine weight 23 ton so arm must be pretty heavy
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    A rigid vehicle with a crane that big will have...

    A rigid vehicle with a crane that big will have very little carrying capacity
    Also a lot of height is required.
    Birmingham council will not grant a dispensation to block the road so it will just...
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    Unfortunately thats the only door

    Unfortunately thats the only door
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    Blocking the main road and loading in such a area...

    Blocking the main road and loading in such a area
    I can’t afford an escalation of costs
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    Its all going wrong! Main road was put in...

    Its all going wrong! Main road was put in directly in front of premises after machine was installed and I cannot get anyone to take on moving job!
  22. Thread: Turcite uk

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    Just hoping for the planets to align. Will do...

    Just hoping for the planets to align.
    Will do machine tool repair but its main use will not be, if there was money in way grinding the machine would have not come up for sale!
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    Bit of a thread update. I decided not to deal...

    Bit of a thread update.
    I decided not to deal with unislide for reasons I will not post publicly, so I decided to try chinesium turcite which Ive heard good reports about.
    1.5mmx4” strip 6’ long...
  24. I apprenticed as a machine tool fitter and...

    I apprenticed as a machine tool fitter and builder nearly thirty years ago before the final death throes of the British machine tool industry. My employer moved to east Europe in 2002 and tbh since...
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    A once proud Scottish company that made just...

    A once proud Scottish company that made just about the finest and heaviest lathes ever
    Made.
    They made their own crucible steel for the spindles and even made their own precision roller spindle...
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