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Old 25th Mar 2018, 3:41 pm   #1
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Just thought I would show off my Dansette Junior project, I love this little piece of nostalgia before and after pictures
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 3:47 pm   #2
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Hopefully all the pics are there
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Old 26th Mar 2018, 7:38 am   #3
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Superb job.
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Old 26th Mar 2018, 8:02 am   #4
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I had one of these when I was a youngster.

Thanks for the pictures of the start and finish with a very smart result. Can you tell us about the journey Leslie?
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Old 26th Mar 2018, 6:59 pm   #5
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That's come up very nice indeed. Well done.
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Old 26th Mar 2018, 9:21 pm   #6
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Thanks for the pictures of the start and finish with a very smart result. Can you tell us about the journey Leslie?
Thanks for the feedback.
I recently bought this locally for peanuts, it was in working order but running a bit slow.
So I set about dismantling it cleaned up the mechanics and re lubricated the motor bearings, redressed the idler and re lubed the turntable bearing.
The amp only consists of a few components and one valve, I only replaced one capacitor it needed a new mains lead and I replaced the TC8H cartridge with a BSR X5H so I could play stereo records on it.
It sounds ok just what you would expect from such a simple amp.

Next I set about the cabinet first I gave it a good clean, after cleaning I could see that the rexine was actually in very good condition but it was badly faded and stained in several places.
So I decided to refinish the rexine using leather restorer which I have used in the past and always had good results.

I also resprayed the front grill.
Because it looked so nice I decided to splash out on new brass fittings and I think it was worth it and finishes it off very nicely.
The front Dansette logo is just a cardboard copy but I have a new one on order.

I love the way this one has turned out and its so small and cute
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Old 26th Mar 2018, 11:31 pm   #7
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Thanks for that Leslie. The resin has come up so well that I thought you had replaced it.
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 3:44 pm   #8
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Old 21st Jul 2018, 12:43 am   #9
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Where did you find the hinges? I have a Pilot portable that needs the nickel version of those. THe originals are rusted beyond saving...
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Old 22nd Jul 2018, 4:34 pm   #10
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Hi
I did a similar record player, I got the hinges from Dansette.com in the UK.
Iím surprised Voice of Music, in America doesnít seem to have them, they have most other parts.
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Old 22nd Jul 2018, 11:38 pm   #11
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Very nice! Worth a few hundred quid in that condition!
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Old 23rd Jul 2018, 6:55 am   #12
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Hello and good morning. Thank you for the photos it looks outstanding. The Red ones always look the best to me.
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Old 23rd Jul 2018, 10:31 am   #13
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I think you can quite rightly be proud of that.

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Old 1st Aug 2018, 8:37 pm   #14
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Where did you find the hinges? I have a Pilot portable that needs the nickel version of those. THe originals are rusted beyond saving...
I found them on e bay and I am very pleased with the quality etc.
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Old 1st Aug 2018, 8:40 pm   #15
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Thanks for all the compliments this one is a keeper for sure, it gets lots of interest when people visit.
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