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Thor Andre Karlsen
Film Handler

Posts: 50
From: Fredrikstad, Norway
Registered: Apr 2012


 - posted May 12, 2012 05:26 PM      Profile for Thor Andre Karlsen   Email Thor Andre Karlsen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi!

I just got an Eiki RT-2 in the mail, I've got to say that it looks extremely well built! and that's because it is, and it's easy to work on, compared to my Singer 2210 it is like another world!

When I got it the lamp would not work, I quickly found out that the lamp socket had corroded, and after fixing that the light worked, then I thought I could put on a film, the first 16mm film I got: Woody Woodpecker Termites from Mars [Razz] I started the projector and the film just dropped down on the floor, because the film-reel started spinning, after examining the problem I found out that the pulley containing the ratchet needed oiling, after oiling that it runs like new! my guess is that it has not been used for 20-30 years.

This is the first 16mm projector I ever have started! so I'm a bit enthusiastic [Big Grin]

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frank arnstein
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Gold Coast. Australia
Registered: Jan 2005


 - posted May 13, 2012 01:06 AM      Profile for frank arnstein   Author's Homepage   Email frank arnstein   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Thor

If your machine hasn't been used for so long then it probably needs a good lubrication to many of the moving parts. Find a chart showing the points to oil and also the cam tank will probably be dry inside. It has a big felt wiper inside that needs to be soaked in oil to lubricate the cam and claw. Removal of a small cover screw on the top of the tank will allow oil to be dropped onto the pad through the hole. Put in about 20 drops of fine machine oil to prevent friction wear occuring at the cam and claw.

good luck with your EIki...

dogtor frankarnstein [Razz]

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Thor Andre Karlsen
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From: Fredrikstad, Norway
Registered: Apr 2012


 - posted May 13, 2012 07:24 AM      Profile for Thor Andre Karlsen   Email Thor Andre Karlsen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks for the reply! I have filled oil on the cam tank now, and other parts as well.

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Christian Bjorgen
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From: Kvinnherad, Norway
Registered: Oct 2009


 - posted May 13, 2012 09:19 AM      Profile for Christian Bjorgen   Author's Homepage   Email Christian Bjorgen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Congratulations, Thor, on your first 16 mm machine! I know the feeling, I picked up my first one, a B&H TQIII 1695 that came from a shop in Stavanger that was selling out old film related goods.

Fun lil' tidbit, "Termites from Mars" was the first film I got for it aswell [Big Grin]

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Thor Andre Karlsen
Film Handler

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From: Fredrikstad, Norway
Registered: Apr 2012


 - posted May 13, 2012 09:37 AM      Profile for Thor Andre Karlsen   Email Thor Andre Karlsen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thank you! its not really my first 16mm machine since I got a Singer also, but I wrongly thought that it could be converted to 230V 50Hz, but thats the 2211 not the 2210... [Roll Eyes] but of course its the first one I ever have used [Smile]

The first film you got was also Termites form Mars? what a coincidence! [Eek!]

Do you know if 16mm films is hard to find in antiques shops or similar in Norway? I have not tried yet [Smile]

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