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Old 14th Oct 2009, 5:08 pm   #81
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Trevor, Dont foreget Andy Hood(Forum name - Andyvandy) - he's sharing the driving with me on Sunday. Regards, David
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Old 17th Oct 2009, 3:06 pm   #82
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Trevor & Guys, Poor Andy has had to drop out - nasty cold. Hope he gets well soon.
My wife Anne & I intend to set off at 6am, and hope to be turning off the motorway outside Kilmarnock about 10 - 10.30
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Old 17th Oct 2009, 5:48 pm   #83
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Trevor & Guys, Poor Andy has had to drop out - nasty cold. Hope he gets well soon.
My wife Anne & I intend to set off at 6am, and hope to be turning off the motorway outside Kilmarnock about 10 - 10.30
Regards, David

Hi David
No worries, hope Andy gets well soon.
Safe journey to you both.
Trevor

All is now set up and ready for you all, I could be wet early on but it should brighten up as the day goes on.
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Old 17th Oct 2009, 8:35 pm   #84
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I hope you all have a brilliant day. I'm really impressed with the amount of work you have put into this Trevor.
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Old 18th Oct 2009, 6:50 pm   #85
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Hi Trevor,a big Thank You for today.We both enjoyed it despite needing to leave pretty early.Great to meet other like minded folk.
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Old 18th Oct 2009, 7:56 pm   #86
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Trevor and Anne, thank you so much for a warm welcome warm soup and the company of all that attended.
Traffic on the way home was a nightmare with all the roadworks but the trip was more than worth it

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Old 18th Oct 2009, 9:03 pm   #87
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Smile Scottish meet- three cheers for Trevor and Anne

A wonderful day at Trevor's, a fantastic turn out from near and far and not even the Scottish weather could dampen this event. It was great to be able to meet the faces behind the forum names, and the world was put to rights on many subjects. Anne kept up the Scottish tradition of hospitality with food and drink for all throught the day while M.C. Trevor entertained with his eclectic collection and tales from the TV trade. Star of the show (appart from our hosts) was the pre-war Ecko that Fernesh brought along. Trevor was able to cure it's focus problem with one deft application of the soldering iron! Sorry about the quality of the attached pics, I'm sure others who attended will post better ones. Once again many thanks to Trevor and Anne for a great day.
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Old 18th Oct 2009, 9:24 pm   #88
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Like David and Mark I'd like to add a very big thank you to Trevor and Anne.
The weather on the week leading up to the event had been excellent but decided to change not long after we all gathered but Trevor's preparations with gazebos and heaters keep everyone warm and dry and Anne must have spent a lot of time preparing a wonderful supply of tastey home made soups, sandwiches, cakes and biscuits, not to mention pots of tea and coffee to keep our stomaches happy.

Needless to say the V310 was displaying a superb picture complete with nicely defined 3Mhz bars. None of my pictures do justice to any of his sets but I don't think any of them was displaying less than 2.5Mhz and that included his amazing Decca 1000. Until today my impressions of the MW6-2 and its optics box of tricks has been limited to my parent's Philips 1400A which displayed poor (non-existent) d.c. restoration, poor flyback blanking, poor contrast, poor linearity and poor focus. By contrast Trevor's 1000 was
a revelation to me in that it displayed none of these faults The squint test card image in the next post is of the 1000's picture projected on a 3 foot wide screen. Again the photo doesn't do justice to the sharpness of the actual image.

The day was full of little highlights. David Boynes little pre-war Ekco gave beautiful results after the focus pot had its end connections swapped and when we were sitting enjoying tea and biscuits in the gazebo Trevor appeared holding his Perdio portable displaying another beautiful Test Card C despite having no cable connection to anything! Lest this event be thought dominated by tellys an enquiry about the gram deck of Trevor's RGD/Quad radiogram resulted in a perfect transcription of "Run Rabbit Run".

All in all a really great meeting and nice to put a few more faces to names.

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Old 18th Oct 2009, 9:26 pm   #89
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Old 18th Oct 2009, 9:29 pm   #90
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Yes I also thoroughly enjoyed the day. TVs were particularly good. I might have to get one. Great to meet other people with similar interests and put faces to names on the forum. Trevor and Anne put a great deal of work into this and I can only thank them. Hope this is the first of many more meetings up here.

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Sorry about the lack of pictures on my last post, file size was to big. I'll work on it!
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Old 18th Oct 2009, 9:40 pm   #92
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I would also like to thank Trevor and Anne for the warm welcome and good food etc. It was good to meet some members and I look forward to the next meet in Scotland. Cheers everyone, Norman.
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Old 18th Oct 2009, 9:48 pm   #93
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Guess by now folk ken I couldn't make it. Anne & I got as far down as Aberdeen but had to turn back - car overheating. On further inspection - heaps of bubbles blasting up through coolant resevoir - am guessing cyl head gasket is tracking between a pot & the water jacket.
However, the pics show a great Swap-Meet. Tons of gratitude to Trevor & Anne. Lets hope we can all get together again soon. I'd have loved to have seen the pre-war ekco, plus all the other great gear.
David(Hamish Boxer) tells me he's given a CD of a Ferranti 145 Screen copy to someone to pass on to me. Guess it'll turn up in a day or so.
My miserable day was compounded by finding my poorly Ferret dead in his cage this morning, after we returned.
Alex - shall try & get the TV down to you, as arranged. Sorry for the delay.
Have depleted the Glava bottle by an inch or two since sitting down to watch the Grand Prix at 5.

Best Regards to all who turned up, David
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Old 18th Oct 2009, 10:15 pm   #94
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Regarding today's Scottish meet:

Permission to shout "Hurrah" at an annoyingly loud volume.

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Old 19th Oct 2009, 9:33 am   #95
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I'd also like to thank Trevor & Anne for an excellent day (despite the rain).
It was good to meet everyone and a special thank-you to Anne for keeping folk supplied with a huge choice of fantastic home-made food !

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Old 19th Oct 2009, 2:25 pm   #96
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Trevor's 1000 was a revelation to me
Rats! I missed out on that demo. If I'd known about it I would have been interested to have seen that - not even having started work on my own Decca 1000.

I would agree that it was a most enjoyable day - many thanks to Trevor and Anne - and to everyone else who contributed to the enjoyment of the day.

Mark's comment about his return journey reminds me of a curious fact about my own journey. Having worked out actual driving time (i.e. after subtracting pit stops), it took me 2 hours 40 minutes to get from W. Cumbria to Kilmarnock on nearly empty roads, and almost exactly the same time time on the return journey having spent much of the time sat behind slow-moving vehicles - work that one out!
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Firstly,
a BIG thank you to Trevor & Anne for an excellent day; The preparation made it a super day. I enjoyed meeting everyone and the food was A1.
Came away with one or two nice bits but the memory of the day is priceless At last a meeting within "striking distance".
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Hello Everyone.
It was a wonderful day, the weather could have been better though, but the turnout was excellent and it was really good to meet with new people.
Anne worked really hard and hopefully everyone was catered for ok. I think I had mixed up a soup order but my waitress skills are not so good
The 1938 Ekco brought up by "Fernseh" was brilliant but sadly the Kilmarnock police could not confiscate it as contraband (drat).
Thanks to every one that came and the home baking and biscuits brought along.
I am sure we will do it again next year but in the summertime.
Thanks yet again to all and the kind wishes.
Bye for now from Trevor & Anne
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Old 19th Oct 2009, 8:47 pm   #100
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Got back, had a sleep and now on here. Superb day Trevor! When's the next one. Thanks to your wife too.

I might get that 819 set out and modify a computer to drive it.

Nice to meet people off the forum etc etc...

Cheers,

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