The sound mixer we are currently using in Project Vivat is a portable mixer (type BD510) and not the one that would have been fitted. It’s much simpler than the correct one but it’s all that we had to hand.Continue reading “Sound mixer for Project Vivat”
Paul’s latest “lockdown” report:
Here is a picture of the new Marconi Mk III camera test facility that I’ve put together.Continue reading “MkIII Camera Test Facility”
Here is a photo of one of the restored Mk II/III PWM EHT units. Continue reading “MkIII PWM EHT Module”
Latest photo – I managed a few more hours today.
Whist waiting for answers to some ‘real work’ questions, I’ve gone for ‘first light’ on the PWM.
This weekend I’ve been working on the ‘final’ Vivat PWM – this is the ‘US spec’ one that we changed the mains transformer on. The electrolytic capacitors are stamped ‘1953’, so it’s a good early one from MkII days.
Carry on Trucking – Jeffrey Borinsky
While many enthusiasts collect radios and televisions, broadcasting equipment is a more neglected area. The Broadcast Engineering Conservation Group (BECG) is a group of people who rescue, restore and conserve historic UK television equipment, focusing on the engineering aspects. We aim to use this to present television history to the public. Continue reading “Carry on Trucking”
Dan Cranefield writes about the time that MCR23 was pressed into service when the LMCR was damaged.
Vivat Videos and Photos
Here are some (old) videos and photos that show how the project is progressing. More items will be added later.
See our “Latest News” page for an overview of how we are getting on! Each entry contains a description of the work and more photographs.
Initial vehicle preparation video
This video by Dicky Howett was shot in 2010 and 2011 and shows some of the early work that took place, mainly stripping old paintwork.
Later videos on YouTube
These three YouTube videos by Dicky Howett show various aspects of the refurbishment of the exterior and interior of the truck.
This first one contains some of the material from the original video above but also includes some later items.
Repairing corroded steps and other body parts.
Fixing the Formica on the ceiling panels.
Time for some more smaller jobs!
Continue reading “Miscellaneous 2”