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Aug 1967 Ferguson 3700: Another BRC/Thorn 2000 Chassis for the collection

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Posted : 29/01/2018 8:15 pm
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As I said above you're all too good at this. Well I think the cat is out of the bag  ermm, TV is out of the box with regards to the chassis..... Thread will be moving to the TV section shortly with a modified title.

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Posted : 29/01/2018 8:20 pm
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And what a beauty too....it could pass for only being 4 or 5 years old !

What's that additional black cable below the mains lead for? (bottom left).

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Posted : 29/01/2018 8:26 pm
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We've got to see its face......! And hang it all, now that we can see the whole chassis, it looks rather familiar! - That's why I want to see what it looks like from the front. ? 

 
Posted : 29/01/2018 8:45 pm
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Posted by: PYE625

And what a beauty too....it could pass for only being 4 or 5 years old !

What's that additional black cable below the mains lead for? (bottom left).

You really are to be commended for observational skills Andrew. That's exactly what I thought when I got it out of the box. Its a long phono lead directly soldered to the audio out on the i.f. panel. I've also found a big 250uF/35V callins on that module with its head blown off.

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Posted : 29/01/2018 8:48 pm
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[..]  hang it all, now that we can see the whole chassis, it looks rather familiar! - 

Well all the 25" 2K chassis' should look familiar, they're all the same. The sets only differ in user controls, CRT mask and subtle cabinet fascia. Its only the 19" chassis which differs with its piggy-back regulator module sitting above the chroma and video modules.

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Posted : 29/01/2018 8:52 pm
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Its a long phono lead directly soldered to the audio out on the i.f. panel.

To record Top of the Pops no less !!

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Posted : 29/01/2018 8:53 pm
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We've got to see its face......!

Here you go one last teaser.....It could be any model, they did look all the same until you opened the doors

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However this one is a duplicate of one I already have, only this one is A1 condition.

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Posted : 29/01/2018 8:57 pm
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I'm a bit late to the game but I suspect it's a Ferguson 3700 judging by the position of the loudspeaker or could it be the Rediffusion badged version.

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Posted : 29/01/2018 9:02 pm
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I'm a bit late to the game but I suspect it's a Ferguson 3700 judging by the position of the loudspeaker or could it be the Rediffusion badged version.

John.

Well there's no fooling the resident Thorn Guru, well done  ? 

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Posted : 29/01/2018 9:05 pm
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Thread now relocating to the TV section

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Posted : 29/01/2018 9:06 pm
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Looks smart with the black fascia.... I like the HMV variant too though.

Phew !   It'll take the heat off my stuffed Baird for a while.   ? 

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Posted : 29/01/2018 9:12 pm
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I'm with you on that one Andrew, the HMV 2700 with all the Chrome.  <homer-Droooooooool>

By the way, for those not aware, the black is leatherette.

Both this and my other 3700 are in excellent condition, where this one tops the other one is the cabinet top, this one is in much better condition though I've brought the other one up to about 90% with lots of polishing. The other 3700's CRT is quite low but I plan to fit a new CRT in that shortly, whereas this one as can be seen further back, has superb emission.

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Posted : 29/01/2018 9:15 pm
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So.... where did it come from.....who what when....lol, how has it survived so impeccably all these years?  

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Posted : 29/01/2018 9:17 pm
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Phew !   It'll take the heat off my stuffed Baird for a while.   ? 

I had to walk away from my Baird as it was sapping my confidence. I decided to come back to it to fight it another day. So we have two stuffed Birds Bairds.

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Posted : 29/01/2018 9:18 pm
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So we have two stuffed Birds Bairds.
 
Haha !  

 

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Posted : 29/01/2018 9:22 pm
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Hi Chris

it looks in excellent condition, isn't it amazing how many of these 2000's have survived.

I'll look forward to your progress with it .

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Posted : 29/01/2018 9:25 pm
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Hi Chris

it looks in excellent condition, isn't it amazing how many of these 2000's have survived.

 

Hi Gary,
Indeed, however have you noticed they are either HMV 2700/2701 Colourmaster or Ferguson 3700/3701 Colourstar that always crop up. You hardly ever see the Ultra, Marconiphone, Rediffusion and never the totally rare Baird M720, oh would I love to find an M720.

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Posted : 29/01/2018 9:32 pm
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Posted by: Chris
never the totally rare Baird M720, oh would I love to find an M720.
 
To be honest, that's what I was thinking was in the box at the start. One day perhaps, Chris.

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Posted : 29/01/2018 9:36 pm
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Are the system switches intact?

John.

 
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