Thank you all for your continued interest (now, if only one of you was a secret Mazak expert!!)
Biggles - tidal power is the one, I think. Even as I write this it's lashing down with rain again, and blowing a merry gale, again. I've lost count now, but it's been roughly 1/week since sometime in November. Fortunately, we're out of harms way (even down on the docks, ironically, as the gates can be closed to keep the water out, but the Mersey hasn't flooded anyway).
nrml - Well.... maybe.... I'm not sure I've got the tenacity that Andrew's got, and I certainly don't have as much "spare" time. But I'll give it a good go!
Rob - No e-stop needed yet... need an e-start first! I'll turn the butt plug up on the old Edgwick! It cuts a taper anyway, so that saves some time