Well, we all love to talk film and show off our pictures and discuss the various versions,
For a little change i thought I'd show off my "Scilly" collection. I only call it this because in my younger days I kept sending off for price and availability of Elmo spares for our 1200HD's. Once I got hold of the parts book with all the part numbers,(ideal for me being a motor trade partsman all my life), I just sent off the part numbers of what I wanted. I didn't actually need them I just thought that one day they would be handy. The one item I did buy but wish I bought many more was the 24fps roller drive. Although I did proudly have new ones re-manufactured to 100% perfection, in fact the ones I had made all sold, it was a £600 gamble. Thanks to many of our collector friends I took pre orders and they all sold, (you will see the two black ones here that I kept for my own use as well as new rubbers to replace any worn ones on both 24 & 18fps). The metal used was much stronger but lighter & the rubber used was a top quality long life material. The pitch where the belts fit are exact size to the original. Nothing was simply rounded off, I wanted them to be as per the original. I used the genuine Elmo one I had purchased as the pattern to copy.
Keith Wilton reviewed it in one of the FFTC mags, it was, for me, a very proud few weeks. All the spares I have are genuine Elmo and may, (just maybe), one day will come in handy.
BTW, picture 5 is the odds and ends stuff from old machines. Everything else is new