After browsing what is available and then deciding that as a group we could possibly do it better. I've decided to start a new thread, concerning the construction of a members own screw cutting/turret lathe.
In my mind the lathe will require either an R-8 or Morse Taper 3 spindle. Along with having 26 inches between centers as a starting point. Personally I'm leaning to a cross-slide based on one by Edgar T. Westbury which is retractable. Also it must be within the constraints that is buildable by any of our current and new members. It would have power cross feed and be capable of taper as well as internal and external thread cutting.
Maybe we could get the administrators of this site to provide a folder within which all ideas and drawings could be deposited.