Time to report another serious accident with a mouse. This time resulting from a visit to a Facebook user group rather than a beer-fuelled ebay encounter. I haven't received it yet but here's what it looks like, sitting in the current owner's workshop:
It seems to have lost its settings, so doesn't actually work:
How bizarre - it's also a Matchmaker machine. They are the UK importer of these machines, as well as The Shiz itself. So I have 2 Matchmaker CNC machines that are matching in both badgework and paint colour. Also made within a year of each other (1982 and 1983).
Some (hopefully) superficial rust on the spindle nose cover and the ATC carousel.
Like The Shiz, it seems to be in reasonable condition.
There's a CRT monitor behind that smoked acrylic cover.
Another view of the headstock area.
Here's what a well restored example could look like, painted in brilliant white. Apparently this took many hours to achieve.
There was some guy selling a manual on ebay. Let's see what comes with the machine before splashing out on (possibly duplicate) documentation.
More examples, some more tragic looking than the others.
A (very) few extracts from manuals.
Some of the exciting features:
More pics - online album here
And ebay manual for sale - is this the same as the one that comes with the machine?
Let's make some space in the workshop. Move over, Fatty:
The "new" machine requires 1.5m of width through here. Oooof - work to be done!
Space it getting tight: