Colchester Bantam Mk1 1600

  1. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Yes, it certainly helps having the online community to kick-start me into more work. I was having a play on a lathe at polytech the other day, made me want to get my own finished so I can play on one at home, too!
     
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  2. Carl Wilson Member

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    There is nothing like having a machining capability when it comes to engineering type hobbies.
     
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  3. Ton-up

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    You are going to use it then, it looks too good to use Chad!
     
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  4. dobbslc

    dobbslc Forum Supporter

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    What's a back lit sight glass?
    Nice lathe DK!
     
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  5. Carl Wilson Member

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    Yes I'm interested in these back lit sight glasses.
     
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  6. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    I thought a backlit glass was one of the ones where the sight glass had a piece of reflective metal so you can see the oil level more clearly rather than staring into the abyss of the gearbox! I may have the term wrong!
     
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  7. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Oh definitely.

    I’m wondering though, there’s a Newall DRO for the bantam, does it work if there’s a taper turner attached to the lathe? The place it sits is a bit crowded...
     
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  9. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Rack on - had actually forgotten about the rack until I saw it on my shelf! One less thing to lose the screws for...

    Found these pics on my phone - long way I’ve come, these are from Feb 2018.
     
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  10. Carl Wilson Member

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    Brilliant progress. Rock on and rack on.
     
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