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RE: 1983 Ferguson 3850 - Thorn 1615 "Restoration"

There were still a few customers we had with rental sets that refused to have a colour set, by the early 90's we were struggling to find sets. One customer wanted a remote set so we converted a Panaso...

In forum Black & White Television

3 days ago
RE: 1974 HMV 2726 Coloumaster; Thorn 4000

@jayceebee The place I first worked at were very narrow minded about Thorn sets. the excuse was that they didn't carry the spares. When they bought out a local firm's rental accounts they disposed of ...

In forum Colour Television

4 days ago
RE: 1974 HMV 2726 Coloumaster; Thorn 4000

What a result ! I have followed this thread with great interest! I think I only saw a couple of 4000 sets 'back in the day'. I avoided them when they appeared in the disposal places as a lot were inco...

In forum Colour Television

1 week ago
RE: Rainy Sunday entertainment, Bush TV22 corpse

Incredible work Lloyd! I saw the chassis at retrotech and passed it by thinking it was far too gone even to yield any useful spares! Then later when I spoke to you when you were carrying it out I thou...

In forum Black & White Television

2 months ago
RE: 1973 26" Grundig 5011 "Super-Color"

I quite liked this model as you say some engineers didn't like Thyristor line output stages and true sometimes they could be a trial, you only had to miss a (say) dry joint and the repair wouldn't las...

In forum Colour Television

3 months ago
RE: A Pye LV20 at last!

@sundog It was the reputation of the EF50s valve holders that put me off buying a set that needed restoring. I heard so many owners having problems with intermittent faults caused by bad contacts on t...

In forum Black & White Television

3 months ago
A Pye LV20 at last!

Around 1971 when I was 10 I went with my mate and his parents to visit his grandad who lived in Sutton Bridge. His Grandad had the best job in the world to a 10 year old he operated the Sutton Bridge ...

In forum Black & White Television

3 months ago
RE: Visionhire Cable

Here are a couple of photos of a BR cable point where it entered the house. This is one of my Mum's neighbours' house, it must be among a few now remaining “boxes” left. The estate was built in 1974 a...

In forum Trade Talk

3 months ago
RE: Philips French radio, BF-121

@lloyd Excellent! Nice to see you too Lloyd I had a great day! Lots of new toys to play with I just need to repair the "cloaking device" before I sneak them into the house! Rich

In forum Radio

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

@wayned I think it is an age thing. I found about 20 packs of new ones and about half had cracks in one or both ends, the wire leg would just drop off when touched.

In forum Black & White Television

3 months ago
RE: Pye and Philips

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 restorat...

In forum Black & White Television

3 months ago
RE: RetroTechUK is back on the 8th May 2022

I also enjoyed the day, best yet I would say! I spoke to a few forum members and picked up some useful parts that should help with the restoration of my Bush A774. Including a back cover. Thanks Neil...

In forum Events & Other Websites of Interest

3 months ago
RE: Philips French radio, BF-121

@lloyd No Worries I have sent you a message with contact details. Rich

In forum Radio

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

@wayned That is very handy to know ! Thanks for posting. I have done the tripler trick with a GEC in the past but I like the idea of making a bespoke one that is easier to hide in situ! I would never ...

In forum Black & White Television

3 months ago
RE: Philips French radio, BF-121

@lloyd Hi Lloyd I have found the badge. It's a bit smaller than you describe, I thought that all of the enamel badges were the same size regardless of tape recorder , radio TV etc but maybe yours bein...

In forum Radio

3 months ago
RE: Philips 17TG100U

@doz A very good approach to getting the set going and entertaining! I enjoyed watching that! I heard those type of Philips coils gave trouble do they short between windings or go partially open? I ha...

In forum Black & White Television

3 months ago
RE: Visionhire Cable

@cathovisor I'm not sure if relay got as far as Stanground in the late 1980's the main gas supply hadn't got that far! I had a few mates from tech who worked at relay, I also knew the service manager...

In forum Trade Talk

3 months ago
RE: Visionhire Cable

The Pye Studio colour would have been an early G11. V.H. had loads, they came out the year I passed my driving test and kept us busy ! Relay was very popular in Peterborough the Hospital building alon...

In forum Trade Talk

3 months ago
RE: Visionhire Cable

@mfd70 Visionhire took over British Relay in Peterborough in the early 1980's. That plug looks very much like the plugs used on B.R TV sets. They didn't keep the wired relay system for long after the ...

In forum Trade Talk

3 months ago
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