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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 1:26:25 PM on 4 November 2016.
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 Location: Creswick, VIC
 Member since 4 November 2016
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Hello all. I'm new to vintage radio restoration. I've been motivated by a friend who has an old hand, he has a good size collection and lots of radio and TV experience.
I have aquired a Van Ruyten D31 radio from another friend and would like to restore it electrically before attacking the cabinet which I'm sure will be a challenge.
Can anyone point me in the right direction of a circuit diagram?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 1:52:09 PM on 4 November 2016.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
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Welcome to the site.

I can't find any Van Ruyten schematics in the usual places. It's not a brand that's discussed much.

"Tilbury & Lewis Pty Ltd; of 51 Wangaratta St, Richmond, Melbourne manufactured "Van Ruyten" brand radios and other electrical items. They manufactured electrical equipment such as inverters [from the 1930s] until the 1960s."


 
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
 Member since 20 September 2011
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According to the Mingay's I.F. guide the D31 is a 1936, 6 valve vibrator console. I.F. 175kHz. No other details offered.


 
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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Radiomuseum lists its valve line-up as : 34 1C6 34 1B5 30 19, and notes that it's a 6 volt set.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 6:28:34 PM on 6 November 2016.
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 Location: Creswick, VIC
 Member since 4 November 2016
 Member #: 2002
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Thanks everyone for your help. I'll keep searching.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 8:34:44 PM on 6 November 2016.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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Let us know if you strike gold.


 
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