You know how it is go looking for a bit of tooling and come away with a lathe…. Turn up on site and find this lovely old lathe looking rather unloved but all intact. Make some furtive calls whilst on site to someone who knows all about these beautiful stable of lathes @pressbrake1, for some reassurance and thoughts on how deep to dig in the pocket. No power on site so can't progress down that road, make an offer it's accepted. Go and sit in that car and think long and hard how I am going to explain the purchase to the good lady . How to counter the obvious statements like "you already have a (expletive) lathe" and yet "another bloody project" Go back a few days later armed with how much it weighs circa 1.2T and get it prepared for moving. Scotch the idea of trailer, bite the bullet and ring the haulier with a big wagon. Meanwhile after another call for advice splash out on 6m of 100 x 100 x 10 steel angle to be strapped to the undersides of the feet (other options where put forward, but I chose this route). This is to create a sled and make manoeuvring it about easier ! Spend the next few days trying to make room and suss out where it is going to fit Hope that on collection day the weather stays dry and we don't have any mishaps..