This is the pallet staff in place with both plates screwed down. A puff off my blower and as you can see it spins freely, as does the rest of the train. So I’m thinking the low amplitude is again the hairspring. It seems to be catching on itself as there looks to be a definite click to it when it’s in motion, it’s not massive but it’s visible.
Theories and thoughts appreciated, cheers
Called an assortment or a mess, I,ll dig in my bag of 2000 staffs, I just may find some to suit your balance wheel.
If not an exact match, you can get by with broaching for J and G while K isn't as significant.
Making a staff is a last resort and expensive and whoever makes one should fit it onto the wheel and poise it as well.
I,ll start digging, be happy to gift wrap and send you some, fingers crossed.
That's very helpful! Appreciate the effort to draw it out!
My spring needs some adjustment then as it doesn't sit over the hole as you rightly said trying to get the Arbor hook engaged and get into its hole at the same time is what's causing my problem. I did think about manipulating the spring but didn't know if I would damage the MS.
I will have a go at centering it whilst I wait for a new Arbor and spring to arrive.
Thanks again for all the help, it's been invaluable!