Picked up the Newing-Hall NC engraver today from Worthing. It's a lot heavier than the photo implied, and almost as solid as the Adcock & Shipley 1ES that we have, although not as heavy.
It's going under cover up the farm until I get some space cleared and machinery moved (sound familiar Tim? ) but I have the programming computer and the NC control cabinet off, so can have a play.
The control codes are not standard, they are as created by Newing-Hall, and the software is proprietary. I have the machine manual, plus a digitising tablet that would make a damm good table top! it is nearly 3ft square...
Hope to play with the composing unit on the weekend.