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B&W TV Pye and Philips

 
The_Teleman
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Just some of the spoils from yesterday Retrotech 

a PYE TV12 using the 11u chassis and a rather nice looking Philips 210 both sets being dual standard

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 Both these sets I’ve been looking out for for some years now 

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Topic starter Posted : 09/05/2022 10:58 am
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I remember seeing them both! I do rather like the PYE one, if I’d have had enough room…

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 Lloyd 

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Posted : 09/05/2022 11:47 am
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Update on the Philips 210, after a quick inspection a couple of things needed immediate attention , the mains filter capacitor and the boost capacitor both needed replacement everything els looked ok a quick look in the line cage reveals a new aftermarket loptx so that looked hopeful .A power up on the variac over the next hour I was rewarded with a good bright raster with plenty of noise but no signal this was due to a broken return spring on the tuner now I was able to tune the set in and 405 produced a fantastic picture but I couldn’t switch to 625 as the system switch was broken so I’m now on the lookout for a system switch or an old chassis with one on .

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Topic starter Posted : 09/05/2022 4:27 pm
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I saw the Pye after it had been sold, It has the same control knobs including the fairly unusual VHF tuner knob as my treasured Invicta 7070U. I would take great interest in reading about the restoration of the Pye will you be posting here? All those lovely waxies! mmm! 

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Posted : 09/05/2022 10:30 pm
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@slidertogrid I will be posting the restoration here for the PYE TV12 , I’ve done many PYE 11u sets recently so I hope that experience will stand in good stead for this one , 

the TV12u is a set I had been on the lookout for for a very long time so it will be restored with great care 

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Topic starter Posted : 10/05/2022 10:18 am
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A bit of an update on the Philips 210 series 

i had a bit of a game with the tuner , the black tuning lugs the have a screw thread for tuning 4 out of 6 had stripped threads 

I managed to find an old pye tuner that had similar ones so a major strippdown was in order to fit the replacements 

after a few hours of frustration this was done but another fault was found with the tuner , the mechanism that operates the micro switch was missing a pin that the leaver rocks on now this is part of the main structure of the tuner so couldn’t be replaced 

I ended up drilling a hole big to try and fit a pin that would allow the mechanism to operate correctly this was done by trial and error as I had to guess the correct position , I used a bent piece of metal similar in size to a small nail but a bit easier to bend into shape then it was soldered to the main bit of the mechanism 

and it now works as it should , I would of preferred to fit a good mechanism but I haven’t be lucky enough to find one yet 

the other fault that arose while testing was the sound went on both systems this was traced to T2183 BF194 being o/c base emitter 

now we are back in action again

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Topic starter Posted : 19/05/2022 12:56 pm