Carry on Trucking –
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.
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Dan Cranefield writes about the time that MCR23 was pressed into service when the LMCR was damaged.
Continue reading “How engineers kept Z Cars on the road”
We have moved the content of the old “projectvivat.co.uk” site to the BECG website so it will be kept with all our other projects. The old site will be redirected to this one in due course.
Please see the “
Project Vivat” page for the entry point to the pages.
Vivat Videos and Photos
This page was imported from our old website “projectvivat.co.uk”, please excuse any rough edges!
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.
We’ve been busy with some more work on Project Vivat, See the
Vivat latest news page for more details.
At the rear is the power input panel. This was missing when we retrieved the vehicle from the school but the frame of it was located afterwards and returned to us.
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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.
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