Welcome to another thread of my restorations. It's funny to think that last year in April was when I got started in all this metalworking seriously and restored my big vice, the Record 34P. From then I got the miracle bender (not out of need but because it was cheap), the grinder, then my Fobco drill which is funny as I hadn't intended to buy a drill press but it was stupidly cheap so it's joined the family. The last piece of the puzzle in my mind is a lathe, I want to be able to turn. That is where the title of the thread comes in. I have secured the purchase of a Colchester Bantam - I'm going to buy it tomorrow and start stripping bits from it, slightly out of concern that someone else will try to outbid me as the price is a little... reasonable to say the least. A friend is going to help me move it back home, 90km north. Does anyone know what it weighs? In my mind I think it is 350kg. We're going to try and do it in one, but if that fails then I will split it in two and do the lathe and cabinet separately. Also, will we be able to use an engine hoist, and how do you do the thing with the T point? (Don't worry, I'm not going to lift it by the old bar-through-headstock bearing killer method). It's a 3ph machine which presents problems, but I'm going to just buy it, get it home and then I can start playing with options for powering it. I'm thinking of buying a separate 1ph pump and powering it separately to run coolant - is this possible/a good idea? I'm going to need your help with this one lads. Pics to follow.