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Old 12th Nov 2018, 11:28 am   #1
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broken bakelite repair with missing piece repaired with bumpersoft filler and epoxy glue followed by high build primer adn then since it was trash anyways i painted it in a non original colour
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Old 12th Nov 2018, 8:47 pm   #2
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Old 12th Nov 2018, 11:31 pm   #3
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Nice work ...... looks a lot more 'Rock n' Roll' in red livery !
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Old 13th Nov 2018, 12:41 am   #4
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Nice work, I think the red works well on that set, makes the dial print stand out nicely,

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Old 13th Nov 2018, 8:42 am   #5
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Nice job and better than scrapping a nice looking set.

What is it, looks a bit Philips, but don’t think it is?

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Old 13th Nov 2018, 8:17 pm   #6
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Hi
thank you all for the kind words
yes the "hot rod" red really makes the dial stand out.. i dont like to invent on vintage radios i like to respect their originality but this time i did it just because it was a scrap set and i had nothing to loose. nobody would care about repairing it because it was so broken.

It is a siera radio wich is basically a rebranded philips
you can actually use a philips chassis inside this cabinet, they are identical
the chassis model is S270u
i recapped it and put a diode in series with the dead rectifier tube, also changed the dropping resistors and it works fine!
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Lovely!
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Ola, nice work, I think the red looks very nice and good to see a set saved.

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Old 14th Nov 2018, 9:19 pm   #9
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Ola Andrewausfa , merlinmaxwell and all others

here is another broken scrap radio i was given by an old repair tech
and it got saved
the brown doesnt match very well but i can always correct it later
it was broken and had burn-damage on the inside because ot the dropper resistor

it works fine after a recap ,some tubes and a new mains dropper
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the bakelite was so bad that i could not polish it around the knobs due to wear of the fingers rubbing while turning the knobs so i had to sand and clearcoat the entire radio. thats why it has the glossy look

the radio is a schaub libelle but the schematic doesnt match the radio because this variation was produced for the portuguese market
the closest schematic i found to guide me through the repair was for a schaub "Viola"
viola means acoustic guitar in Portuguese
in the dial you can see 2 bands : OM and OC
Onda Média = medium wave
Onda Curta = short wave

the grille cloth is not original, it is a scrap piece from other radio i restored, i think it was from a large telefunken

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