This is my first post here, I live in Sydney Australia and I've recently become a Hercus 260 (Southbend SG26-075) owner. It appears my machine is a South bend badged as a Hercus 260. Hercus originally made it for the American market for South bend. So there are some features I'm not sure about. As far as I can tell from recent conversations with many Hercus owners in Australia so far it's the only one in Australia. Anyway, my experience is very limited to making reel seats on my cane fly rods at work where a Hercus lathe has been available to me. My immediate goal is to set up the gear correctly. Then learn basic machining so I can make some basic nickel silver hardware for my rods. Long term perhaps I'd like to learn how to make a fly reel to add to my rods. I look forward to learning as much as I can. Here are a few pics.