Updated 1956 Goto 6"
Posted 11 March 2008 - 10:43 PM
I am no photographer,but here are some pictures showing some of the restoration. Lew, you need to stop by and get good pictures (I have a Tinsley waiting for you)
Posted 11 March 2008 - 10:54 PM
Posted 11 March 2008 - 11:48 PM
Posted 11 March 2008 - 11:49 PM
The Goto looks absolutely amazing!! It looks brand new and better than ever. It's a good thing you've got a cathedral ceiling in your living room! Perhaps you can cut a hole in the ceiling for a dome and make the Goto the centerpiece of your living room, instead of a coffee table. Boy, do you have an understanding wife!!
I'd love to come over and take some pictures of it for posterity (and pick up the Tinsley). Just say when.
Posted 11 March 2008 - 11:58 PM
I will be around this weekend.
As you know, this is just a temporary spot for the Goto. I am glad I took the time to set it up. Learned quite a bit. Set up is obviously difficult due to the weight, but there were other challenges I am glad I learned about.
"New" was not what I was looking for. I spoke to Goto about the original bright nickel they used. Most of it I like, the "wheel" I am not too sure about. May have some additional work done on it.
Posted 12 March 2008 - 02:10 AM
Hello Steve, my english is to poor to express, what I'm feeling
Mine too, and I've only been here 38 years!
This is one of the most beautiful scopes I've ever seen. That drive looks like something out of The Time Machine movie.
Posted 12 March 2008 - 03:55 AM
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Posted 12 March 2008 - 09:45 PM
Now, where exactly do you live, what time do you go to work and come home, can I get a trailer up to your door and finally do you have any large dogs?
Posted 12 March 2008 - 09:52 PM
Trailer to the door-close
When you roll the scope, on your Genie GL-10 lift piece by piece, towards the door, you will need to raise it about 14 inches to the elevated tile floor. When you set it back down, it is going to go through the floor. Really tough from there.
It is 12ft at max height. All kinds of issues here.
Posted 12 March 2008 - 10:00 PM
Posted 12 March 2008 - 10:05 PM
Pons kept that scope in prestene condition...and you somehow made it look better than new..
I am *moved*.
You are to be congratulated.
Rob(Git her in a house)
Posted 12 March 2008 - 10:37 PM