It will be about 280mm I reckon, mine is 290 over the saddle so...
I think I have posted this pic before but it is a nice illustration of the bulk of the Churchill lathe.
A picture of the 4 way toolpost from my Colchester Triumph sitting on top of the Computurns toolpost.
That 4.5 tons at ten feet centres.
Thats not heavy duty!
Ten feet centres lang A4 is in the 10 tons plus as would be a swift or baby craven. They’re heavy duty
I have seen the lang lathe and stood next to it. It's a monster...
I dont have a lang lathe...yet.
I can see a race starting here, who will be the first to own a Lang A4 @pressbrake1 or @spencer 427
Tbh its a race the exporters win.
If a big lang a4 comes up its gone
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I think DSG are still making some pretty big lathes.
Me touching the Poremba toolpost at work! Pretty big I must say
They have sold their favoretto way grinder so not good news
Crazy @spencer 427 and myself went picking today. Unfortunately the owners are hoarders that like visitors and offers on their stuff but when it comes down to it too much attachment even though the machines have been buried for years
I begged them to sell me this 40+ swing x240 lang. even crazy spencer couldn’t get them to part with any machines!
Ive got shovel hands to give scale to the tool post
looks bigger than an L4? That things huge, such a shame going to waste under that tarp.
It was quite surreal, the two brothers were just like hoarders on American pickers.
One would say yes the other no on one thing and visa versa on the next!
Trouble is they’re only in their early fifties so no chance of a mess like me out living them to get it!
Where are they?
It was awesome.
I have never seen a lathe so big. What a machine.
It was mad when all of us were standing on the headstock with room for more
How did you get on to them? Were they previously known to you, word of mouth etc?
Yer. Just to give an idea of its monster mass.
Old iron community and they needed a worm wheel made so they called me
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