Now that we have reached the wiring stage, we have been looking for suitable black double-screened coax cable and connectors. Continue reading “Sponsorship for internal wiring”
We are finding that the main problem with Marconi equipment dating from the 1950s is failure of the non-electrolytic capacitors, most of which were made by TCC. Continue reading “TCC capacitors”
The split-unit mobile SPG (Sync Pulse Generator) that we have is unfortunately missing both its mounting frames with the anti-vibration inserts.
There are always a number of “smaller things” that need to be done to move the project forward.
We were intending that the left-most position of the four “forward” engineering positions – the one for the “Vision Engineer” should be equipped with a BD819A precision monitor and a separate waveform monitor.
Obtaining the correct vision mixer has been a long-term endeavour, but finally one has been found. The unit seen in previous pictures was of a similar design but not the correct one.
We need some way of being able to view the pictures from the engineering area, so we decided to move the precision monitor from its original position next to the three camera control units to a separate installation next to the work desk – the space will be filled with another picture and waveform monitor later.
As is usual for any vehicle that has a few years behind it, the electrics are “interesting” to say the least. Generations of mechanics have practiced their crimping techniques on the wiring!
There are two lockers above the driver and passenger seats, these have two sliding doors – unfortunately one of these doors was missing (and it would happen to be the one with the curved front edge!).
Although we had done some work on the cab area earlier on (seats, basic painting and others) there was still some work to do.