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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 12:51:53 PM on 20 January 2018.
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 Location: Wodonga, VIC
 Member since 17 January 2018
 Member #: 2195
 Postcount: 5

Now retired and joined the local Men's Shed which is all fine. But casting about to utilise my 40-50 years ago training and experience with "steam radio" I have gathered up some instrumentation and tools to do a bit of vintage radio repair and refurbishment. I have an ample supply of vintage mantle radios from a secret source but my first job is a bit of a challenge!
I have a 1946 Tasma model 1089 6V vibrator dual band console cabinet radio to bring back to life. It is complete except for the dial faceplate and one knob. Should be interesting and I will surely seek some advice on this forum.

May vintage radio live on!

Khunmoo


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Radio Technician, ex RAAF 1967-76
Retired, but getting back to tinkering with steam radio again

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 12:55:14 PM on 20 January 2018.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
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Welcome to V-R.

A secret source? Very mysterious.

Member Marcc is down your way, as you may already know.

If you have any questions about a particular model, create a post in the Tech Talk section.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 2:27:27 PM on 20 January 2018.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
 Member since 31 December 2015
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Welcome Khunmoo!

I just did a Tasma 360 console from 1936.

I prefer battery sets, have done a few vibrator models. Managed to get them electrically and mechanically quiet!

But I do more TVs lately.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 2:33:40 PM on 20 January 2018.
Ian Robertson's Gravatar
 Location: Belrose, NSW
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Got a circuit for that thing? I can't see it on Kevin Chant's site.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 2:47:28 PM on 20 January 2018.
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 Location: Windella, NSW
 Member since 5 November 2010
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That model is not listed on Radiomuseum, however there is a model 1086 from 1946.

Its valve complement is 1M5 1C7 1M5 1K7 AND 1L5, all G suffix. Could this be it? A circuit is available if required.

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/thomand_tasma_1086.html

Harold


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 6:29:31 PM on 20 January 2018.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
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That's almost certainly it Harold. 6v vibrator set, except it's BC only as far as I can tell.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 8:21:19 PM on 20 January 2018.
BringBackTheValve's Gravatar
 Location: Linton, VIC
 Member since 30 December 2016
 Member #: 2028
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Hiya K,

I have a few Interrupters ----I no longer call them vibrators because of strange looks I get from strange people---- left to me from a secret source.

Yell out if you ever need one, I doubt very much if I will ever use them.

This applies to any other members who may be after an Interrupter, 6V and 12V, some in original boxes.

Cheers.

By the way, my secret source was a RAAF Radio Tech during WW2, passed away a couple of years ago.

I promised his widow all the goodies he left me that I can't use would go to genuine restorers who want to restore old gear for future generations.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 8:41:43 PM on 20 January 2018.
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 Location: Windella, NSW
 Member since 5 November 2010
 Member #: 770
 Postcount: 319

The model 1086 is a dual wave console radio and I wondered if the last digit in the model number may be corrupted.

Confirmation of the valves in Khunmoo's radio will be a great help in an exact identification.

Also, a reminder that the circuit info at Radiomuseum is now available for guest visitors subject to some limits. I am a member and the info I have obtained has been worth many times the initial fee.

Harold


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 9:02:06 PM on 28 February 2018.
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 Location: Wodonga, VIC
 Member since 17 January 2018
 Member #: 2195
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Thankyou all for the warm welcome and interest in my first project, the 1946 Tasma 1086 DW VIB Cons. I have the circuit diagram and I got it working quite easily simply by cleaning the vibrator points. I have replaced numerous suspect components, a few more to go. Problems remaining: 1M5 IF tube broke off the base, so I need one of those. Before that happened the only fault present is the local oscillator on BC. Works perfectly on SW. I have found the missing knob but my baggy is no dial faceplate decal. I have new glass but without artwork I am stumped. The cabinet is down the Men’s Shed getting a restore.

I now have two other radios to do. 1953 STC 5253 AC DW RG. I am just doing the radio and it is working just fine. The other is a 1948 Airzone Cub 4A1A. Case is a perfect Art Deco style Ivory, the type with the wrap around grill. Inside it was the filthiest Radio I have ever seen, maybe the gunk has preserved it somewhat.

If I need more help I will turn up on the Tech pages.

Once again, thankyou all for the welcome and comments

Khunmoo


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Radio Technician, ex RAAF 1967-76
Retired, but getting back to tinkering with steam radio again

 
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