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FERNSEH 16th Jan 2020 8:24 pm

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That's the other side panel re-veneered. The left side panel will be the one with the on-off switch.

DFWB.

FERNSEH 25th Jan 2020 9:29 pm

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Assembly of the side panels has started. The Attachment shows the inside of the right side panel.

DFWB.

line sync 26th Jan 2020 10:08 am

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Keep up the good work david , your doing a great job.

Robin

FERNSEH 29th Jan 2020 4:25 pm

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First picture. That wasn't too difficult after all. Today I refitted the timebase controls door ball catch to the front panel.

Second picture.
Over the weekend the left side panel was reassembled. Also the cabinet floor plinth. Not too sure about that one and it's possible a new one might be have to be made. The old plinth had received some attention from the woodworms.

DFWB.

mark pirate 30th Jan 2020 5:02 pm

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The old plinth had received some attention from the woodworms.
No point in risking it, after all the hard work you have put in the last thing you need is a re infestation!
:beer:
Mark

FERNSEH 30th Jan 2020 9:21 pm

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"No point in risking it, after all the hard work you have put in the last thing you need is a re infestation!" Mark.

Hi Mark,
It's an easy enough part to replicate. Took a look at the reassembled plinth this morning and it is a horrible looking thing, and as you say there might well be some wee things living in it.

DFWB.

beery 31st Jan 2020 1:46 pm

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Originally Posted by FERNSEH (Post 1212289)
The old plinth had received some attention from the woodworms.

DFWB.

Well certainty the plinth has to be very strong on such a heavy set. Maybe a new one would be safer even just from a structural point of view.

Cheers
Andy

FERNSEH 1st Feb 2020 4:49 pm

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At last it's beginning to look like a Baird T5 again.

DFWB.

FERNSEH 7th Feb 2020 9:39 pm

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Final assembly of the cabinet started today. The cabinet parts shown in the attachment have been glued into position. The timebase controls door opens and closes as it should.

DFWB.

FERNSEH 8th Feb 2020 10:18 pm

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The left side panel was fitted today.

The cabinet floor was test fitted but will not be screwed and glued into position until all the guide blocks for the two power supply units are fitted.

DFWB.

FERNSEH 12th Feb 2020 4:56 pm

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It's the new cabinet floor that is receiving attention to today. With a little fettling it's now a perfect fit. But before it is screwed and glued into position the wooden blocks which locate the two power units must be fitted first.
The cabinet floor certainly stiffens up the cabinet structure.

DFWB.

FERNSEH 14th Feb 2020 1:20 pm

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I now have to determine the exact positions for the Power supply units and the central wooden block that supports the focus coil assembly.

DFWB.

FERNSEH 22nd Feb 2020 9:49 pm

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Real progress today. At last this is for real and not test fitment of parts.
Apart from the blocks which are screwed and glued into position and used to locate the panels all the other parts are removable to do any servicing or replacement.
When did you ever see a spirit level used to repair a TV set?

DFWB.

Freya 22nd Feb 2020 10:08 pm

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A fine achievement so far, keep it up :thumbsup:

FERNSEH 23rd Feb 2020 12:49 am

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Hi Steven,
The job for next week will be to drill holes in the upper panel for the controls and tuning scale. Also, more cabinet trim parts to fit. It really is looking like a T5 now.

DFWB.

FERNSEH 26th Feb 2020 5:05 pm

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More progress today. The control panel assembly is complete and has been test fitted into the cabinet. Not much more to do to the cabinet now.

DFWB.

peter_scott 26th Feb 2020 5:40 pm

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It's going to look very good!

Peter

FERNSEH 27th Feb 2020 10:17 am

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Hi Peter,
There is almost enough spare parts left over to construct another T5. Just have to go looking for another wreck to rebuild.
The loudspeaker doesn't look very nice but it does work OK. Makes a good sound.

DFWB.

FERNSEH 27th Feb 2020 5:48 pm

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The cabinet mirror lid was one of the many original parts which was salvaged and refurbished.

DFWB.

Heatercathodeshort 27th Feb 2020 9:53 pm

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What an epic journey! The men in white coats are just around the corner waiting to pounce. The cosmetic parts of a restoration is always the most difficult.
Seriously, well done! John.


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