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Jayceebee
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Hi. Alex, what you have there if it's identical to the 3547 is a TX250 chassis which was not released in the UK. Until your earlier posts I wasn't even aware of it's existence, the nearest we had to it in the UK was the 1540 but I can see a lot of differences. If your fault is in the line output or field osc/output stages then the 1500 diagram may be of some help although the component reference numbers will be different. Lots of close up pictures will of help us to identify them.

Good luck.

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Posted : 01/12/2019 9:58 pm
RichardFromMarple
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Interesting to see a Ferguson export model.

I presume it was for countries using system B/G, was there a similar design for use in Ireland?

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Posted : 02/12/2019 12:17 am
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Jayceebee
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I think Ireland would have been supplied with the 1400 chassis. It had a surprisingly long production run, possibly for that very reason but I don't know for sure.

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Posted : 02/12/2019 11:49 am
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Till Eulenspiegel
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Thorn designers have made a good job by giving the set a Scandinavian look to the cabinet presentation. The rosewood effect looks good. It would be interesting to know the maker of the multi-band tuner. Made by Telefunken? It's well known that the Thorn Electrical Industries made for export many variants of other TV receivers. For example there was a 625 only version of the 900 series.  The Philco PT5514 for example:   https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/philco_pt5514.html

The UKVRRR topic about the set: https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/showthread.php?t=111828

A version of the 1500 chassis was made in Australia. A topic about such sets exists in this forum.

Till Eulenspiegel.

 

 

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Posted : 02/12/2019 9:31 pm
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@till

i prommes i will take a looot of pictures of the TV set when it arrives to me, my friend lives on another island than i 😉 

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Topic starter Posted : 02/12/2019 10:06 pm
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PYE625
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The set reminds me a little of a Korting Transmare.

vintage 1970s korting transmare 54660 360 b56615f1da22bfecc75120d370c7ec9a
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Posted : 02/12/2019 10:28 pm
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Till Eulenspiegel
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Certainly looks like the same type of tuner.

Till Eulenspiegel.

 

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Posted : 02/12/2019 10:47 pm
Jayceebee
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And of course around that time Thorn imported Korting sets, releasing them via Radio Rentals as the Baird 8750

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Posted : 02/12/2019 10:51 pm
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It is a Korting Transmare.

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Posted : 03/12/2019 12:52 am
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@pye625

It is a Korting Transmare.

Yes I know. Alex's set reminds me of one, certainly the tuner anyway.

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Posted : 03/12/2019 7:39 am
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Posted by: @jayceebee

Hi. Alex, what you have there if it's identical to the 3547 is a TX250 chassis which was not released in the UK. Until your earlier posts I wasn't even aware of it's existence, the nearest we had to it in the UK was the 1540 but I can see a lot of differences. If your fault is in the line output or field osc/output stages then the 1500 diagram may be of some help although the component reference numbers will be different. Lots of close up pictures will of help us to identify them.

Good luck.

thursday evening i was down at the Radio club where we have a larger collection, they also have a ferguson in their collection similar to that my friend gave to me, so i opend it up and toke a look and some pictures, it´s same chassis af my previous ferguson, (notice the IC circuit), 

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Topic starter Posted : 07/12/2019 4:50 pm
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Jayceebee
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Another very good looking set Alex, a long way better than the cabinets on Ferguson UK monochrome models and I like the black rear cover also. If that set had been available here it would probably been given an HMV badge.

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Posted : 07/12/2019 11:30 pm
Red_to_Black
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It does look similar to the HMV versions of that cabinet styling doesn't it

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Posted : 08/12/2019 5:12 pm
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