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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 11:27:34 AM on 16 February 2012.
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 Location: Birkdale, QLD
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I've been retired for 10 years and am just starting a clean up. In doing so, I found my parents-in-law HMV Little Nipper 61-51 A careful dusting down showed obvious dirt and old parts that have suffered the ravages of time and neglect. I'm aware that the analogue AM system will close down at some stage. Question is, is it worth restoring the radio and repair and replace where necessary, or just call it quits now after the physical clean up. I used to repair radios when in high school 55 years ago, so I do know something of my way around old valve radios.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 12:42:05 PM on 16 February 2012.
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 GTC
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is it worth restoring the radio and repair and replace where necessary, or just call it quits now after the physical clean up.

Worth a full restoration or not depends on your particular point of view. In my case, my small collection is pure nostalgia: they are the radios that I grew up with in my family and those of my grandparents. They all work because I want them to be useful as well. I used to build valve projects as a teenager and got back into it when I retired. I had to hit the books again, that's for sure!

There are still hundreds of Little Nippers out there in various states of repair, so there will be no financial gain in it.

Yes, AM is on the way out, and to accommodate that I have a small AM transmitter (valve of course!) which can broadcast whatever source material I want around the house.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 1:17:11 PM on 21 February 2012.
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I'm not after financial reward, just like the nostalgia of listening to Saturday night radio ("Everybody loves Saturday night") from 4LG when I was in Innisfail at high school 50plus years ago. What I would like is to get hold of the schematic for the HMV Little Nipper 61-51 so I can start its restoration.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 4:53:58 PM on 21 February 2012.
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 GTC
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If you "unhide" your email address in your member profile, I'll send you the schematic, parts list and alignment notes.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 11:03:43 AM on 22 February 2012.
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I've hopefully 'revealed' my email address so you can send me the information outlined. Many thanks for that. I guess I'll end up with a few more solder burns disconnecting and reconnecting parts, but they are honourable wounds!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 11:11:43 AM on 22 February 2012.
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Okay, I've emailed the documents.

Enjoy the resto.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 3:15:23 PM on 3 October 2014.
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 Location: Bittern, VIC
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Hello all

My first post to your forum (thank you!)
I, too, would like a schematic and parts list for the Little Nipper 61-51 if possible please.
This has been our morning ABC radio, but has recently failed.

Thanks in anticipation
Carol (on behalf of he who fixes things - Alf)
PS - think my email address may be 'hidden' but am not sure how to 'unhide' it???
Carol


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 3:50:28 PM on 3 October 2014.
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not sure how to 'unhide' it???

Use Control Panel in the top menu bar.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 4:11:48 PM on 3 October 2014.
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Aaaaah - thank you!
Carol


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 5:24:16 PM on 3 October 2014.
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Welcome to the forums Carol. I hope you manage to get your radio sorted.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 7:03:45 PM on 3 October 2014.
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Okay, documentation sent.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 8:08:28 PM on 3 October 2014.
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Excellent - thanks so very much.
Will report back with progress.

Thanks
Carol (and Alf)


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 9:03:58 AM on 16 October 2014.
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 Location: Bittern, VIC
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Thanks everyone for your support, especially GTC! The Little Nipper is back up and running, including new globes, so we can see as well as hear!
Alf and Carol


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 12:14:16 PM on 16 October 2014.
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 GTC
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Good to know. Smile


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 11:36:49 PM on 15 February 2017.
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 PBF
 Location: Brisbane, QLD
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Hi All,

Trying to get a HMV Little Nipper 61-51 working. Would anyone have a schematic, parts list etc.

Regards Peter


 
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