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Vintage Telescope Spare Parts Exchange

Started by daylight, 05/19/2019 12:02AM
Posted 05/19/2019 12:02AM Opening Post
Would it be okay to start a spare parts exchange for vintage instruments here on Astromart? 

I have a collection of miscellaneous spare parts and pieces for various vintage/classic instruments. In trying to make sure they all end up where needed most, I thought maybe it might be a good idea to start a thread where people could get help better understanding what parts they need/have for a vintage scope project and in finding or donating those parts. Those with extras can jump in when they see someone who needs a part they have and can post descriptions of miscellaneous parts they are willing to donate or trade (if it's for sale for much more than the cost of shipping, the item should be posted to the classifieds). Sometimes, one doesn't even remember what or where a part came from and this would be a great place to post a picture to learn more about it. I would like to see everyone able to find the parts and information they need for their restoration projects.

I just wanted to check to see if or where this could be done on Astromart. I don't want to violate any TOS, any ideas or suggestions on how best to start a spare parts exchange/thread/group here?
Posted 05/19/2019 03:03AM #1
I think you will find that the same problem will exist here that occurred on CN assuming there are enough participants to make it viable here. People posting ads in the forums is against the TOS here as well as on CN. Per the TOS here sale/want ads belong in the classifieds just like on CN. As long as you observe the TOS rules you are unlikely to have problems on either site. If you dont you will have problems. You will find as well that Herb is generally far less tolerant of violations here than CN is.....

20" MidnighTelescopes f/5
8" f/16 Muffoletto Achro
Meade 6" AR6 f/8.0 Achro
Celestron C11
Parallax PI250 10" F/5 Newt
Vixen FL102S,NA140SS,R200SS
80mm Stellarvue Nighthawk with WO APOupgrade lens, 90mm f/16.67 Parallax Achro
LXD75/LX200, Mini-tower, GP-DX, CG5 ASGT, LXD650, GM-8, G11, GM-100, GM-150EX, GM-200 and a Gemini G40
4" portable AP convertable 44" or 70" pier
Stellarvue M7 Alt-Az, TSL7 Pier/Tripod
12.5" f/5 MidnighTelescopes DOB Swayze optics
Statham GA
Posted 05/19/2019 04:06AM | Edited 05/19/2019 07:22AM #2
Posted 05/19/2019 04:28AM | Edited 05/19/2019 07:22AM #3
Posted 05/19/2019 01:00PM #4
Originally Posted by Kenzie Young
Moved

Moved? What are you trying to do, perhaps I can help?

20" MidnighTelescopes f/5
8" f/16 Muffoletto Achro
Meade 6" AR6 f/8.0 Achro
Celestron C11
Parallax PI250 10" F/5 Newt
Vixen FL102S,NA140SS,R200SS
80mm Stellarvue Nighthawk with WO APOupgrade lens, 90mm f/16.67 Parallax Achro
LXD75/LX200, Mini-tower, GP-DX, CG5 ASGT, LXD650, GM-8, G11, GM-100, GM-150EX, GM-200 and a Gemini G40
4" portable AP convertable 44" or 70" pier
Stellarvue M7 Alt-Az, TSL7 Pier/Tripod
12.5" f/5 MidnighTelescopes DOB Swayze optics
Statham GA
Posted 05/19/2019 09:49PM #5
Joining Rolo and the rest.
Posted 05/19/2019 10:13PM #6
Originally Posted by Kenzie Young
Joining Rolo and the rest.

Not sure what that is but good luck with it......

20" MidnighTelescopes f/5
8" f/16 Muffoletto Achro
Meade 6" AR6 f/8.0 Achro
Celestron C11
Parallax PI250 10" F/5 Newt
Vixen FL102S,NA140SS,R200SS
80mm Stellarvue Nighthawk with WO APOupgrade lens, 90mm f/16.67 Parallax Achro
LXD75/LX200, Mini-tower, GP-DX, CG5 ASGT, LXD650, GM-8, G11, GM-100, GM-150EX, GM-200 and a Gemini G40
4" portable AP convertable 44" or 70" pier
Stellarvue M7 Alt-Az, TSL7 Pier/Tripod
12.5" f/5 MidnighTelescopes DOB Swayze optics
Statham GA
Posted 05/19/2019 10:20PM | Edited 05/19/2019 10:21PM #7
Originally Posted by Greg Shaffer


Not sure what that is but good luck with it......
Some sort of "code"??  Unfortunately my deciphering tool is broken as well.   smile