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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 4:14:22 PM on 5 December 2016.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Cromer, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
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Had my Head stuck inside this one through to the wee hours of the morning!!!!
Its not ready for a movie night yet ,,But its getting there thanks to what the people here have taught me !
Thanks Pete

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 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:47:51 PM on 5 December 2016.
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 GTC
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Klaatu barada nikto.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 10:00:14 PM on 5 December 2016.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Cromer, NSW
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Hello G,,,,yes thats right!!. I couldn't sleep last night so got into that junk room at the end of the house played with that old Pye.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 5:48:24 PM on 6 December 2016.
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 Location: Penrith, NSW
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What is it with Photo Bucket ?
It never shows the pictures. It just loads data non-stop.

This is the ultimate tease. I see the thumbnails but never the full-sized pictures.

Wayne.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 6:42:02 PM on 6 December 2016.
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 Location: Cromer, NSW
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Hi Wayne,,,
???? Must be your computer settings,,Because I've checked on other computers and the thread also has comments that relate to the photo's,,,,Refresh your browser,,, Chrome,,,Opera,,,all working fine,,so try a refresh,,,Thanks pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 10:00:26 PM on 6 December 2016.
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Looks fine to me (Firefox), first photo is a bit blurry though.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 11:42:15 PM on 7 December 2016.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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I see the thumbnails but never the full-sized pictures.

What version of O/S and what browser are you using?

Also, how many windows do you have open simultaneously?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 2:38:12 AM on 8 December 2016.
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 Location: Cromer, NSW
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Hi,,,,G,,,,,
my mac is broken down, So I'm using an old Widows 7 lap top on Opera,,, 6 windows open now and all good
>>>>pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 8:31:27 AM on 8 December 2016.
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 GTC
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Pete, I was responding to Labrat's problem per post #4. Smile


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 9:29:05 AM on 8 December 2016.
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Sorry G,,,,,Gosh I feel like Ruth Cracknell from Mother & Son "))))))))))))))


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 5:12:47 PM on 8 December 2016.
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 Location: Werribee South, VIC
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That's a nice looking PYE. What chassis does it have? Looks like it could be a W101 or very similar. I've just finished fully restoring a 17" 1956 table top W101 but a I'd love to get my hands on a console version. They work very well once all those paper caps and out of tolerance carbon resistors are gone. It's nice to see period correct vision on it. I had the three stooges playing on mine the other day.

Cheers : Ian T.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 5:56:23 PM on 8 December 2016.
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 Location: Cromer, NSW
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Hello,,,Ian,,, its a w201-H,,,,I have 3 of them, A !7 inch on legs W101 & a 21 inch on legs too And its a W101 and This Console.

The Console was one owner and is Original """" Caps still working!!!""" How strange is that?,,,,But although it still works they would need replacing,, So I only powered up for a short amount of time...I was amazed that it still works after all these years;

I wont work on it at the moment because , I'm working on a 1964 Precedent & can't start anther project until I have it finished.

but yeah,,,I like the Pyes ,,,The way the Chassis slides out is great! & I like how the Pyes look too.
>>>>>>>>>>>>pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 4:31:57 PM on 9 December 2016.
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 Location: Werribee South, VIC
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Hi Pete. If you have a look at the thread "Pye W101 restoration you'll see some pictures of my restored W101.

It's come up quite well, both cabinet and electronics.

I particularly liked this one as it has the little wooden flap door to hide the Contrast,Brightness and hold controls.

I've just obtained some period correct legs for it which need stripping down, staining and finishing with Cabothane when I get a moment.

I'm amazed that yours works so well with a belly full of paper caps. I've replaced all of them in mine but the Electrolytic filter caps are all still original. They did require reforming but came up fine.

I found a lot of high value 1/2 watt resistors, however nearly all of the 1 watt ones were o/k.

It's going to get pride of place in the corner of the lounge room once finished.

Cheers : Ian T.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 10:27:34 PM on 9 December 2016.
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 Location: Cromer, NSW
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Ian !! I had a look at your TV,,,,Very nice ,,,,,clean sharp image on the Screen,,Is yours a 1956 Model?? All mine are 57 and 58 with the knobs to one side. Max Dupain did the photographs for the advertising for yours & mine in 57,58,,These can be found online,I have seen them before.
strange how my Pye stills powers up ,Thats never happened to me before,,The channel Changer was all loose & I fixed that the other night,,But I dont want to get involved with my Pye yet because I'm up to my neck in a 1964 Precedent,,Im fixing. I'm only a learner with electronics ,But I get guidance here.
My back ground was a mechanic and then I got out of the motor industry and went into furniture ,Cabinet finishes ,Mainly Danish,,.scandinavian stuff, no money in Antiques anymore

Yeah I like ya Tv Ian,,,,Its a beauty ! PYE'S are good,,,But some had bad Cabinet Builders .All kinds of odd Timbers in some of them. They would put a dark Rosewood Stain on to hide the boo boos ! hhahah
I think Kreisler & Thorn had beautiful finishes,,But they may have been a lot more costly in there day.

>>>>>>>>pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 10:36:11 AM on 13 December 2016.
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 Location: Werribee South, VIC
 Member since 30 September 2016
 Member #: 1981
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Hi Pete. Yeah the cabinet on mine was in pretty bad condition. The veneer had split in many places and large chunks were missing at the back of the cabinet and the speaker opening.

I used dark oak filler to replace the missing veneer and applied more stain to those areas to blend/hide them. Dark stains are more forgiving in this respect.

I had to completely dis assemble the cabinet, removing the front gold trim, the little wooden flap door. the tube, tube escutcheon and lastly the safety glass.

The tube escutcheon was originally a sort of pale gold colour which looked horrible. I sprayed it mat grey which looks much better.

I've just got the legs to do now but Xmas will get in the way of that I reckon.

By the way it is a 56 model. Probably explains why it has that mantle radio look.

Cheers : Ian T.


 
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