Lang Lathes Johnstone Scotland

  1. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    It will be about 280mm I reckon, mine is 290 over the saddle so...
     
  2. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    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.

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  3. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Forum Supporter

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    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 :D
     
  4. spencer 427 Member

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    I have seen the lang lathe and stood next to it. It's a monster...
     
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  5. spencer 427 Member

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    I dont have a lang lathe...yet.
     
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  6. Spark plug

    Spark plug Member

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    I can see a race starting here, who will be the first to own a Lang A4 @pressbrake1 or @spencer 427
     
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  7. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Forum Supporter

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    Tbh its a race the exporters win.
    If a big lang a4 comes up its gone
     
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  8. Spark plug

    Spark plug Member

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    for quotes like this, we need an unlike button :(
     
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  9. fizzy Member

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    I think DSG are still making some pretty big lathes.
     
  10. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Me touching the Poremba toolpost at work! Pretty big I must say
     
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  11. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Forum Supporter

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    Unfortunately not.
    They have sold their favoretto way grinder so not good news
     
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  12. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Forum Supporter

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    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
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  13. Spark plug

    Spark plug Member

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    looks bigger than an L4? That things huge, such a shame going to waste under that tarp.
     
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  14. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Forum Supporter

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    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!
     
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  15. Seadog

    Seadog Forum Supporter

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    Where are they?
     
  16. spencer 427 Member

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    It was awesome.
    I have never seen a lathe so big. What a machine.
     
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  17. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Forum Supporter

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    It was mad when all of us were standing on the headstock with room for more
     
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  18. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    How did you get on to them? Were they previously known to you, word of mouth etc?
     
  19. spencer 427 Member

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    Yer. Just to give an idea of its monster mass. 20200212_124635.jpg
     
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  20. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Forum Supporter

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    Old iron community and they needed a worm wheel made so they called me
     
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