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Old 14th Oct 2019, 6:54 pm   #1
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Default Nixie Numeric Tube N/YH-4 Russian

Looking for some Russian numeric nixie tubes number is a backwards N that been told is a y then followed by H-4 so reads NH-4.

any one got any for sale need a few for a clock

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Old 14th Oct 2019, 7:01 pm   #2
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The usual translation of those characters would be "IN-4"
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Old 15th Oct 2019, 1:11 pm   #4
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If you specifically want 1N-4s you might struggle, especially at what you might consider a 'sensible' price'. Nixie tubes are going the same way as NOS audio valves. Interest in nixie clocks has gathered pace in recent years and the stocks - which mostly come from what was Soviet Bloc countries, mostly from Ukraine - are finite. Nixie clock builders - like amplifier enthusiasts - seem to have deep pockets. As stocks of the rarer tubes dwindle, prices rise exponentially to what the market will stand.

That said, there are three NOS 1N-4s here at £23.25 the lot post free from Kiev, Ukraine (though four are shown in the picture):

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/16340018551...0aAhWPEALw_wcB

If you want end viewing nixies, an alternative to 1N-4s would be 1N-1s. There are six NOS for £8.74 plus £5.15 P&P at this listing from Russia:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/in-1-Nixi....c100005.m1851

Another option that might suit could be 1N12s, which are end on viewing, but are oval(ish). Lots of six NOS tested ones are available at this link for £12.20 + £7.20 P&P from Ukraine:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/27267554864...IaAv1OEALw_wcB

Hope that might help a bit.

Good luck in your quest Alan.

I made a couple of side viewing nixie clocks with tubes that were four for £1.00 from Service Trading Co in the late 80s. Those days are long gone.
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Old 15th Oct 2019, 6:17 pm   #5
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A word of caution Iíve built several PV electronics nixie clock kits over the years using various ex soviet Nixie tube types and the only tube type Iíve had consistent problems with are IN-4ís which seem to last 4-6 months before failing. After 3 sets from various vendors Iíve now given up on the IN-4 clock. I hope you have better luck with yours. They do look great when working though!
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Thanks guys I will check out alternatives. Found some on ebay for the project.
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Hello.

I have these if they will do the trick. Only 4 hough.

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I have often thought about a Nixie clock, but why do the IN-4 tubes fail after such a short time? Not much inside to go wrong.
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Hello.

I have these if they will do the trick. Only 4 hough.

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how much shipped buddy?

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I've thought about getting a Nixie clock but the only ones I've seen are at hipster prices.

There are some reasonable mini valve amps, but I'm not sure if the valves actually do any work or are just mock ups for show.
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Just PM me your address I and I will get them to you. I will never use them.

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