Colchester Triumph 7.5”

  1. minimutly Member

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    Crap maybe, but miles better than a lot of worse crap out there, in fact if mine wasn't worn in the bedways I would love it so much I'd move it into the house with me....
     
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  2. Brad93

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    Far too late mate this is at least a 1966 going by the serial
     
  3. fizzy Member

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    Mine is hardly worn at all. Trouble is how can I justify another lathe? It will cope with most jobs big or small. Remember never buy something medium sized again :laughing:
     
  4. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    They are reasonable lathes but a lot better out there, the round heads however are much better than the 2000 that I have, I had to fit a servo to the spindle and bypass the headstock gears because they are made of cheese and the noise is unbearable.
    Still use it a fair bit, turned a 220mm Dia lump of EN8 with it today, just have to put a 2.1/2" bore in it now.
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  5. fizzy Member

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    Mine is 52mm or 2.05"
     
  6. Brad93

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    Ideally I want a Harrison m400 or m450 but this is a decent stop gap till then
     
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  7. Brad93

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    Nose does have a internal taper. 3.00” down to about 2.825”
     
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  8. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Well it’s not a L1 spindle. It’s L2. How rare is that gonna be.
     
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  9. fizzy Member

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    Unique possibly!!!

    L1 is big enough - L2 must be huge. Not going to be easy to find chucks though!
     
  10. Brad93

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    There’s about a 0% chance of finding an L2 just pop up.

    I do have a L1 backplate to sell now on the bright side.
     
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  11. Brad93

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    That’s a coke can. It’s looser than a, well, God knows it’s massive!
     
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  12. fizzy Member

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    There are a few on Ebay USA. If anyone buys it we can offer cheap shipping back from there.

    I bought 2 Jacobs Rubberflex collet chucks from the USA - buy one get one free! Bloke out there priced it with DHL - $600. Our price was £125 so well happy. He crated it beautifully as well.
     
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  13. Brad93

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    Back plates are available from Bison so it’s not all doom and gloom.
     
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  14. minimutly Member

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    Jeepers, how big are the bearings?
    Wonder how many of these were made?
     
  15. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Huge. Bearings must be 7 or 8” in diameter.
     
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  16. Keith 66 Member

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    I hate to think what the 600 group would charge for those!
     
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  17. Brad93

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    Lathe will be in Poland by now.
     
  18. fizzy Member

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    You sold it to someone from Poland?
    Just hope it's gone to a good home.
     
  19. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Sold to whoever bought it on eBay

    The buyer sent transport. A guy turned up with cash in £50s, didn’t speak much English, had a transit type recovery truck. OSB board between the Ali ramp bits the car sits on. Wonder if it actually made it to Poland.
     
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