The Broadcast Engineering Conservation Group (BECG), a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), is pleased to announce that we have bought a building at Hemswell Cliff near Lincoln to house our collection of historically significant broadcasting equipment.Continue reading “BECG buys building to house its museum”
There’s not a lot happening with our P5 generator truck at the moment for various reasons, COVID and the purchase of the Hemswell building being just two.
When ABC/Thames returns from Hutton’s coachworks after the bodywork repairs and re-spray, it is intended that P5 will be the next to make the trip to Melton Mowbray.
As detailed in the last “news update”, ABC / Thames has been at A&G having its gearbox repaired, it also needed the brake light switch rebuilding.
Both of these turned out to be “a bit of a saga”!Continue reading “ABC / Thames news”
Recently we had a face-to-face trustees meeting (our first one since before the pandemic). This meant that Richard could deliver the video termination panel for Vivat that he made during the pandemic lockdown.Continue reading “Vivat video termination panel”
We are delighted to announce that we have bought a former BBC mobile generator vehicle at auction. It came up at the CVA Doncaster commercial vehicle and plant online auction on 20 October 2020. The auctioneer contacted us because of Ruth Slavid’s article in Commercial Motor. We are grateful for assistance from Mark Forrester and his company, Euromunicipal, who are regular customers of CVA and bid on our behalf. At very short notice we managed to secure enough funding, but with a struggle and only just.Continue reading “BBC P5 Generator NGF728”
With the Covid-19 restrictions curtailing our working weekends severely, it’s not been possible to make as much progress on our projects as we would normally manage.
That doesn’t mean to say that nothing is happening!Continue reading “We’re still here!”
Bryant Unlimited kindly donated a drum of double-screened video coax and their remaining stock of crimp PL259 connectors for our Vivat project.
The owner of Bryant Unlimited has decided to retire and close the company, however some of the staff have formed new companies to continue to supply parts of the Bryant portfolio, the old Bryant website currently has the details.
We wish them well and thank them for their donation.
We have added some new articles recently:
- Jeffrey and Paul have followed up their BVWS article Carry On Trucking with a new one looking at Vivat in particular: Long Live Vivat!
- Trevor Brown has kindly sent us some more articles from CQ-DATV:
- Dan Cranefield continues his reminiscences with Early Location Drama in Colour, which dovetails with Richard’s Roving Eye article as it also discusses the conversion of Roving Eye 5 into the LMCR.
Richard’s Roving Eye article continues to evolve, with more history appearing!
- REII photographs at Fairoaks Airfield, Chobham for a stunt flying programme from Brian Balshaw.
- REII photographs from Pat Jessup.
- NYN 286Y is transferred to Pebble Mill, for Top Gear.
- Some re-arrangement of the sections to improve the time-lines.
- More on the proposed CRE rebuild.