Viceroy TDS1/2 PCS

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gbsteve
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Hardware/Software: Viceroy tds 1/2 pcs

Viceroy TDS1/2 PCS

Post by gbsteve » Sat 15 Dec , 2018 18:39 pm

Hi I've just purchased the Viceroy lovely old lathe the only thing is the powerfeed is not working im hoping it's a shear pin has any one got pictures of the gearbox offending item and how they fixed it cheers Steve

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Re: Viceroy TDS1/2 PCS

Post by Pete. » Sat 15 Dec , 2018 22:22 pm

If you're going to take the front off the gearbox beware that getting the tumbler rack gear back on correctly is a bit of a trial because the gear and the spline have odd numbers of teeth so there are a lot of possible iterations to put it back together and you can't see to do it because the front plate has to go on first. If you get it wrong you'll strip teeth off in the gearbox. The lever on the side of the gearbox is held onto the tumbler pinion with a single bolt. When you remove the lever the tumbler falls all the way down until it's no longer engaged with the rack. Once you lose this engagement it's near impossible to guarantee getting it back correctly without removing the gearbox and to do that you have to strip and remove the headstock.

You can do it with trial and error but you risk not getting full tooth engagement in the box.

Bottom line is - do everything you can to get the front plate off without removing the side lever. Once you have the plate off use a centre punch or something to mark the tooth engagement on the pinion and rack, and mark the lever position on the spline.

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Re: Viceroy TDS1/2 PCS

Post by gbsteve » Sun 16 Dec , 2018 21:12 pm

Thanks Pete it sounds like a right mare of a job might have to look out for a expert down on the south coast

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Re: Viceroy TDS1/2 PCS

Post by Pete. » Sun 16 Dec , 2018 23:14 pm

Ah, you'll have to disregard everything I've written above Steve, I just did a search for the PCS and it doesn't have the full screw cutting gearbox that I'm describing. Yours has 2 round dials for coarse/fine and threading/feeding. It should be a simple matter to discover what's wrong.

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Re: Viceroy TDS1/2 PCS

Post by gbsteve » Mon 17 Dec , 2018 9:55 am

Cheers Pete but does anyone know where to look for the shear pin before i start dismantling ?

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