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Hi everyone I’m new to this site, I have been turning on and off for 50 years, I have a Wadkin RS and have been trying for a long time to buy a new banjo as that was missing when I acquired the lathe. Any help would be appreciated
 

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I seem to remember one on evilbay. It was being sold by a guy who I think breaks them and it was something stupid like £200. There's a faceplate there now, probably the same bloke. If you find one you'll pay through the nose for it.
 

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I imagine Wallace would have something like that in his scrap pile. Might be worth asking him.
 

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Unless you get very lucky, its going to be expensive. Wadkin spares are hard to come by as people have a (possibly inflated) idea of their value. I'm currently try to get hold of the patternmakers carriage for my RS. If wallace doesn't have one I know a chap who might - but it won't be cheap.
 

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I'd love to see some photos of your RS - and a pikkie of the Wadkin tag (showing machine and test numbers).

Cheers, Vann.
 

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