Not only is space for a layout a problem for me but also for
a workshop. I had always reckoned on a lathe and milling machine
being one of my first self indulgent purchases upon retirement
but with very limited space it had to be a mini lathe and micro-mill.
The mill I converted to CNC and it has proved to be a most valuable
asset in the development of models.
The model I chose was the Proxxon MF70 which at the time was
the only mill with the 20,000 rpm maximum spindle speed required
for miniature milling cutters.
I use the mill for prototype frets in NS and Brass, fly cranks,
chassis blocks in Tufnol and mould patterns in wax and acetal.