Denford viceroy saddle removal

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Artysmarty
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Denford viceroy saddle removal

Post by Artysmarty » Tue 24 Sep , 2019 19:20 pm

Hi all
I am a retired engineer but this is my first Foray into model engineering. To this end I have purchased a Viceroy 1.1 5inch metal lathe which is being delivered in a few days. My problem starts then, in getting it down to my garden shed due to its weight.

I need to split the lathe from the cabinet which is straight forward and then need to remove the saddle and apron. My Q. is can I do this in one fell swoop or do I need to split them as well.
any info as to how to go about it would be greatly appreciated.

Art

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Re: Denford viceroy saddle removal

Post by TDIPower » Tue 24 Sep , 2019 21:19 pm

When the guys come to service the Harrison M300 at work they wind the saddle off the end of the bed, I did this too when I was transporting my Boxford TUD, there is a little L shaped bracket on the underside of the TUD bed to stop it being wound off or the tale stock being slid off the end.
I just had to unbolt that, slide the tail stock off then the saddle wound most of the way off and just need a bit of a tug for the last bit.

Not sure if the viceroy has the motor mounted in the base, i just had to split the belt on a link and then i could unbolt the bed and lift it off. Looking back at this memory I do not know how the hell I did that on my own and put it in the back of the Landrover, then did the same with the base/stand, then got it out and carried it into my garage! I must have had a lot of wheatabix and shredded wheat that day!! I was 19yrs younger and fitter though.

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Re: Denford viceroy saddle removal

Post by TDIPower » Tue 24 Sep , 2019 21:23 pm

Just had a thought when I moved house 6yrs ago I discovered 4 holes in the base just under the bed/tray. These it turns out are for putting 2 bars through so 4 folks can lift and carry it, one each corner, that's how it went on the removals wagon. Didn't even bother splitting it for that.

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Re: Denford viceroy saddle removal

Post by Artysmarty » Tue 24 Sep , 2019 21:47 pm

Pete
Thanks for your input its much appreciated.
Art

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