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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 2:31:46 PM on 6 December 2018.
Muzzery's Gravatar
 Location: Maleny, QLD
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Hi,
Does anyone have any idea about these? I’ve bought from eBay, six of z5730m tubes . Second hand from Russia. Probably dead😂

I’m looking to buy a clock kit for my son. I don’t know if the tube types are any good, all the kits are for IN12, IN14, or IN16 tubes. Not much more info available to my eyes. I might just buy a kit, ( they’re sold without tubes) and work the tube issue out later.
I did see an article today online, about a guy in Czech Republic who started making new Nixie tubes about 2012. So perhaps I can buy new ones .
Thanks, Murray


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 4:16:16 PM on 6 December 2018.
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 GTC
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There's a guy in Sydney who has been developing a nixie tube clock kit. I'll chase that up for a status report.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 4:48:41 PM on 6 December 2018.
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 Location: Toongabbie, NSW
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Not going to help you, but somewhere in my workshop is a Nixie tube Frequency meter I made in the 1960's.
I will try and find it and see if I have any detail about the circuit/tubes for interest.
Fred.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 5:59:01 PM on 6 December 2018.
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Googling produces many finds for that nixie tube.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 6:22:25 PM on 6 December 2018.
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Thanks, I’d appreciate that greatly. At the moment all I see are China😬UK and Czech Republic vendors. I would be stoked if I can get it for Xmas.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 7:54:46 PM on 6 December 2018.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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I think there were articles in Electronics Australia or ETI with Nixie tubes. Russian tubes may work faster? I still have a Sharp ELSI-MATE PC-1201 with a 14 digit fluorescent display http://www.johnwolff.id.au/calculators/Sharp/PC1201/PC1201.htm.

Non volatile memory is handy: Yes it still works but the scriber has been busy where function letters have vanished (still have book).


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 4:36:00 PM on 7 December 2018.
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 GTC
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I followed up. He is not making kits as such, just finished clocks using his supply of nixie tubes.

This ad from Poland says IN-12 Included tubes provided. (NOS of course.)

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/172319700960


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 3:09:35 PM on 8 December 2018.
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 Location: Wellington, NZ
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My wife bought me a kit from UK made by QTC Nixie. This uses 1N14 Nixies & I think the kit is available without the tubes. It's a good kit, the clocked worked first time & it's running in my lounge at the moment😎


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 4:44:35 PM on 8 December 2018.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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I would love to build one of these kits, all transistor no IC's

https://tube-clock.com/


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 4:53:05 PM on 9 December 2018.
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I ended up buying from a uk eBay seller, kit and separate in-16 valves . Not too expensive, and might even get here by Xmas. I’ll keep the first set for myself, as another seller said I should be able to use them on his kit with a few of the leads moved around/ rerouted.


 
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