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PYE 12U

This set was acquired recently from a guy down south and kindly collected for me by David Newman for me to collect off him at Retrotech uk The set is a TV12 a plastic cabinet version of the 11U chass...

In forum Black & White Television

3 months ago
RE: PYE 12U

One of my favourite sets! I have an 11U that's been in the family since new. There should be some extensive reports on the set in the VRAT archives. Mine has the more common PCF80 instead of the EF184...

In forum Black & White Television

3 months ago
RE: Reditune TP48: Earlier Model, Non Automatic

Update: Perhaps readers of the previous TP48A thread may recall (swampy), the unit had been poorly stored, also apparent was the state of the small Philips blue electrolytics, they were pretty much al...

In forum Audio & Hi-Fi

3 months ago
RE: Philips 17TG100U

It's all coming along very well... It looks like Bernard Smith saved Christmas in 1967! I love finding stuff like this. I wonder if he's still with us? Attachment : bernard smith back.jpg ...

In forum Black & White Television

3 months ago
1973 26" Grundig 5011 "Super-Color"

My continental section of my collection has a new addition. This Grundig 5011 is an early 70s continental, it is in superb condition. This TV employs a 110 degree Philips tube making the cabinet a ver...

In forum Colour Television

1 year ago
RE: Rediffusion "Guildford" RT 194/19 Dual Standard

Finally got round to refitting the board that I've just replaced the resistors and capacitors on and... Attachment : 20220510_205008.jpg Attachment : 20220510_205033.jpg That's a seriou...

In forum Black & White Television

3 months ago
RE: Pye and Philips

@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...

In forum Black & White Television

3 months ago
RE: Rediffusion "Guildford" RT 194/19 Dual Standard

@slidertogrid I suppose wax is what they used back in the day for capacitors and transformer insulation. The dielectric strength of paraffin wax is very impressive! For reference I've done a couple ...

In forum Black & White Television

3 months ago
RE: Rediffusion "Guildford" RT 194/19 Dual Standard

@jayceebee candle wax! Seriously! Wilko sell a large unscented candle for about £1.50. The insides are very powdery as it seems the manufacturing process melts the outside but the inside is still an ...

In forum Black & White Television

3 months ago
RE: Philips 17TG100U

First light... looks like I may need a yoke...

In forum Black & White Television

3 months ago
RE: Different Phosphor colours.

Posted by: @slidertogrid I will have to check the label on the Brimar I wonder if it was a special tube made for monitors or the like? It could have been, Rich. I know we had Brimar tubes at work th...

In forum Black & White Television

3 months ago
RE: Bought another telly, GEC BT5145

Ok, so I may have gotten a little over excited with the rubber screwdriver handle……. Attachment : A7B067CE-7588-44C8-9493-4CAB3417C8E0.jpeg I noticed the screen would flash quite brightly when ...

In forum Black & White Television

3 months ago
Turning a Bluetooth speaker into a Mullard MUS271!

Yes, I bought another project… Attachment : 3F9AA9E9-3681-45D9-8710-0809E97CDD96.jpeg Walking round the antiques shops in Grantham today I spotted several vintage radio’s, most quite reasonabl...

In forum Radio

4 months ago
If Rediffusion Reditune had Continued... Perhaps the MP22?

In light of recent comments in another thread, I'm probably going to get lynched for this, however, maybe I'll be cut some slack. In all my years' of repairs and TV restorations, I've not done anythin...

In forum Audio & Hi-Fi

4 months ago
RE: Bought another telly, GEC BT5145

It has begun! I finally got the bench cleared in the workshop yesterday, even cleaned the window too! Attachment : AF630A8C-636C-4FDB-894B-9C6ADA7B37D3.jpeg Then the beast entered the workshop...

In forum Black & White Television

4 months ago

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53 years ago

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53 years ago
Bought another telly, GEC BT5145

Took a trip to Newark earlier today, as the antiques fair (iacf) was on, the weather was awful!! Very windy, cold and occasional snow showers, which had made most of the sellers pack up early. Still ...

In forum Black & White Television

4 months ago
RE: A day in the workshop

Goodness me Rich, you have been very busy with the sets of late!

In forum Black & White Television

4 months ago
RE: A day in the workshop

Hopefully, you will no longer have the blues over the GEC. 😉

In forum Black & White Television

4 months ago