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Old 14th May 2021, 7:55 pm   #61
BrianAllen
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Default Minimod Enclosure/Casing

Soon to start building my Minimod, does anyone have any ideas for a casing/enclosure?

Thank you.

Brian
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Old 14th May 2021, 8:20 pm   #62
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Default Re: Minimod Enclosure/Casing

Here is mine.

I needed something that I could leave next to a 1930s woody which wouldn't look out of place.

I used 4mm banana plug sockets for aerial and ground, omitted the LED to conserve battery life and used a proper battery holder.

Its made of pine (stained) and veneered on top from some off cuts

My woodworking skills aren't stellar, so if I can put this together, anyone can.

Gabriel
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Old 14th May 2021, 8:24 pm   #63
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Default Re: Minimod Enclosure/Casing

Wow, that looks great Gabriel; I would never have thought of using wood.

Thank you.

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Old 14th May 2021, 9:58 pm   #64
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I used an old cigar box.
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Old 14th May 2021, 10:13 pm   #65
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Gabe that looks great.

What’s the battery holder called? Do you have a link to it? Any more photos of your build?
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Old 14th May 2021, 10:51 pm   #66
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Default Re: Minimod Enclosure/Casing

Here are my two: https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...=177559&page=3 - post 47.

The boxes are from Ebay and are:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201599890...QAAOSwieZZd5p1
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Old 14th May 2021, 11:51 pm   #67
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Originally Posted by SeanMcGee View Post
Gabe that looks great.

What’s the battery holder called? Do you have a link to it? Any more photos of your build?
Battery holder link:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PP3-9V-Pa....m46890.l49286
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Old 15th May 2021, 6:12 am   #68
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Default Re: Minimod Enclosure/Casing

Sean, some more photos as requested. The top is a replica of the bottom, with the addition of the veneer.

Moderators: there is an ongoing thread on minimod 2021 in another section, and it may be worth merging this into the other
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