I give good advice on the Elmo ST1200's, that stupid retractable film guide at the take up end, remove it, it serves no purpose other than advertise that the Japanese were edging closer to more useless stuff on the GS1200. I wizened up to this totally useless bit of
nonsense when spools, their own brand started catching and holding the spool while my precious film unfolded onto the floor, this was in '77. no time was wasted in removing this rubbish,I might have been the first to do this, by putting back a roller and just using the black button to release the threading mechanism, Ian at Perry's was well amused, but I was heartily fed up of this totally useless add on that was again a threat to film put through this projector. I have never, ever had to do modernisations to my old Eumigs, only Elmo.I mentioned it years ago on a previous
forum, but no feed back. On the whole, I have found the ST's to be a far more reliable machine than the GS, less prone to failure, check out the GS rate of cock ups, no doubt a revelation with pic /sync, but to my mind over rated. On Elmo St1200's, the motor etc was okay
it was those awful tracks and silly guide, as mentioned let them down, indeed one tires of buying film with those damned Elmo floating scratches. Elmo to my mind are vastly over rated, Jap crap.