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Old 15th Dec 2016, 6:22 pm   #1
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Default New acquisitions thread?

Hi guys,
been trawling through the forum trying to find something akin to the above,but have not found anything.

As a total amateur,I would love to see a thread like this,as it could include basic details of the work required to bring the item up to scratch,so on and such forth!.

Obviously doesn't need to be just radio based!,anything old,about to be restored/repaired/or even just cleaned up! would be of great interest to myself!.

Obviously there are a lot of 'old hands' at this vintage restoration/repair work on here,and I for one would love to read about (and see pics) of their latest projects!.

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Old 15th Dec 2016, 6:32 pm   #2
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Default Re: New acquisitions thread?

There's a "Success Stories" section:-

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...splay.php?f=34

If you're looking for basic repair and restoration information, see here:-

http://www.vintage-radio.com/repair-...ion/index.html
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Old 15th Dec 2016, 7:02 pm   #3
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There's a "Success Stories" section:-

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...splay.php?f=34

If you're looking for basic repair and restoration information, see here:-

http://www.vintage-radio.com/repair-...ion/index.html
Thanks for the pointer there Station X!,I will be sure to check them out!.

But I was thinking more along the lines of this example though...

Just acquired a 1979 Amstrad 6010,obvious work is a total case clean up,aerial cleaned,and screwed back in to its original position,battery terminals cleaned,all pots and switches cleaned,it sounds,and tunes in OK,so I don't think it needs re calibrating.
Good job I checked the plug before I plugged it in,as neither terminals inside it had been tightened whatsoever!(I checked it out with batteries first).
All in all,not bad for 20 delivered.It actually sounds better than I was expecting,in fact,I wasn't expecting it to work at all!

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Old 15th Dec 2016, 8:01 pm   #4
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Default Re: New acquisitions thread?

I wouldn't have thought that a specific section for this would be necessary. As stated, "success stories" for completed projects and the category appropriate to the item for work in progress seem to have it covered between them.
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Old 15th Dec 2016, 8:16 pm   #5
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I wouldn't have thought that a specific section for this would be necessary. As stated, "success stories" for completed projects and the category appropriate to the item for work in progress seem to have it covered between them.
I was more interested in acquisitions of all sorts,rather than just success stories though,so vintage audio gear (of all sorts),acquired just for parts,would be just as interesting to me,as a full success story!.

But to be fair,I have an inquiring mind,so I would be just as enthralled over a Howard rotovator restoration,as I would a Quad 303 resto!.
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Old 15th Dec 2016, 10:26 pm   #6
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But to be fair,I have an inquiring mind,so I would be just as enthralled over a Howard rotovator restoration,as I would a Quad 303 resto!.
And if that's what you want there are fora devoted to such things.

This forum is, as it says in the title, devoted to vintage electronics. If we try to cover all aspects of vintage restoration, collection, and so forth we will fail to do justice to any of them.
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An idea for the mods. Today, I posted in "where to get" forum, as I'd found that Maplin are selling off pre sensitised boards (of two sizes at certain stores at very low prices). A few members had not noticed this, but grabbed a chance
Perhaps ,we might have a "bargain board" forum , where if a bargain is found, then word can be spread.
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Where to get sets and parts covers anything and everything. Whether it's a bargain or not would depend on individual interests. Another section would just make two to read rather than one.
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