The Pillischer is coming along, as you can see I haven’t done the tube holder or bar yet because I have problems with them. The tube holder has been attacked with a wrench at some point and is distorted so that the tube is extremely stiff. I am not entirely sure how to sort it out. You can get the tube in and out but it takes the strength of Atlas.
There’s a spring missing from the fine focus mechanism too so that will have to be replaced. At least the paint is off. That took a lot of sandpaper and hard work.