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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 9:43:55 PM on 2 June 2013.
Redxm's avatar
 Location: Tamworth, NSW
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This has been a long time coming. We extended the shed to build this display room, over a period of nearly 2 years.

Having everything displayed I will add a couple more shelves above the consoles.

Radio Display Room
Radio Display Room
Radio Display Room
Radio Display Room
Radio Display Room
Radio Display Room
Radio Display Room


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 10:03:59 PM on 2 June 2013.
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Very nice display. There's quite a few Philips portables down the bottom there.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
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 Location: Blue Mountains, NSW
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Great room, I can only wish! Love that bottom shelf stacked in three deep, obviously your favourite.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 7:45:16 AM on 3 June 2013.
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Yeah, I have a thing for the Philips/Fleetwood/Mullard tin portables. I'm trying to obtain 1 of each model/manufacturer.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 4:32:06 PM on 3 June 2013.
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I have a Fleetwood with indicator valve. The right hand bakelite end is cracked and chipped. Are the Philips/Fleetwood/Mullard bakelite ends identical? I have been on the lookout for a derelict radio for a replacement. Occasionally seen on eBay.

Mine worked well before it was boxed up for a move, just suffering from intermittent cut-out presumably from poor connections in the valve sockets.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 5:57:06 PM on 3 June 2013.
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 Location: Tamworth, NSW
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Fleetwood with magic eye would be the Philips 168 equivalent. The ends are interchangeable, however there are a few variations of colour

In amongst those radios, there are actually a few 'parts' radios. I havent had time to assess them as of yet, I just grab what I can, when I can.

98% sure I would have what you need, if you are prepared to wait a week or two till I can work out whats what.

Shoot me your details to my email address and that will remind me to look, a photo would be good so I can try and match colour.

If I have the end you need, say $5 plus post

Ben


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 8:50:15 PM on 3 June 2013.
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OK thanks - I am pretty sure it is black, but will have to find it in its box to confirm. Have some octal and seven pin valves if there is anything that would make a fair swap.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 8:56:45 PM on 6 June 2013.
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Having brought the Fleetwood back into service, got to considering its safety. It is a battery/AC portable with AC supplied through a two pin plug in the back of the radio that automatically cuts out the batteries through the action of the plug opening shutter. But having a metal case, wondered about its safety.

Opened it up and found no connection (>2Mohm) between the chassis and the metal case. So it appears to be an early attempt at double insulation and appears to be safe with AC. This is consistent with the manual (from Kevin Chant) which says that the chassis is isolated from the case.

The external aerial and earth are inductively coupled through a winding on the 3inch ferrite rod antenna, so no chance of getting a wallop from those connections.

Other interesting feature is that the manual shows that the B batteries are connected to B+ from the rectifier and after the filter caps through a 6.8K resistor ie set up to recharge when running on AC. Once had a Ferris transistor portable car radio with an arrangement to recharge the 9V battery.
This is interesting because any circuit that I have seen for recharging dry cells uses essentially AC biased with a positive voltage so that it cycles only partially into negative.


 
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