Wheel Lathe
Manufacturer John Hetherington & Sons, Manchester
Built 1924
Company LMS NCC
Preservation 1982




The LMS NCC wheel lathe came from York Road Works.

It is capable of turning wheels up to 7 ft diameter.

The motor and controls were made in 1924. It is a 400 volt, direct current, 45 horsepower motor, and it must be speed controlled. The control box was originally a huge steel box with a slate panel supporting electrical contactors, adjustable and fixed resistors. It is now operated by six push-buttons on a small panel which is mounted near the operator.

The electrics were restored in 1982, largely by member John Taylor.

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