ANTIQUE-RADIO-LAB
Welcome, please log-in to participate in this (your) forum, by logging in you agree to abide by the rules of this forum. Until you make your FIRST Login and post, you cannot PM a Member.
ANTIQUE-RADIO-LAB

Antique Radio Forum for Collectors antique-radio-lab.forumotion.com
 
HomeHome  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  FAQFAQ  PublicationsPublications  SearchSearch  
CAUTION!!! When New Members post and leave a link to click on It may be Malicious so DONT, until they have posted a lot of times.

Share
 

 Marconi model 85

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Dan Walker
Junior Member 50+ Posts
Junior Member 50+ Posts


Join date : 2016-12-02

Marconi model 85 Empty
PostSubject: Marconi model 85   Marconi model 85 Icon_minitimeJanuary 23rd 2017, 8:47 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
  This is my latest find. It is a Marconi model 85. I now have it recapped , and aligned. I had to replace the dial string , so when I took it apart to do that I cleaned the glass and what  a difference in brightness.
 None of the lettering came off.
    The cabinet won't need a lot of work, just  gojo , trade secret  and straighten up the grill cloth.
 I also have to make a convex oval glass ,which I have never done before, but I have seen others so it can't be that hard.  I do have the small piece of wood missing on the bottom.
 Dan in Calgary
Back to top Go down
Cliff Jones
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
Cliff Jones

Join date : 2010-11-22

Marconi model 85 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Marconi model 85   Marconi model 85 Icon_minitimeJanuary 23rd 2017, 9:29 pm

How sensitive to reception is it?

_________________
I'm a Science Thinker, Radio Tinkerer, and all around good guy. Just ask Me!
Back to top Go down
Dan Walker
Junior Member 50+ Posts
Junior Member 50+ Posts


Join date : 2016-12-02

Marconi model 85 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Marconi model 85   Marconi model 85 Icon_minitimeJanuary 23rd 2017, 9:50 pm

The radio is very sensitive. I can pick up all the normal stations that the rest of my radios
pick up and more stations that are a lot farther away.
On short wave I am surprised at the clarity of the signals.
 I know that sometimes it depends on the weather conditions, but late at night I get very good reception.
   There is no hum on or between stations.
    I can't wait until summer gets here so I can get to the cabinets I have waiting.
 Right now I have 6 chassis done and they are beginning to fill up my shop, so I suppose I will take them to the garage so I have more room.
 I just picked up a Sunbeam automatic toaster and I am going to get to work on it.
   They are real challenges to work on.
   Dan in Calgary
Back to top Go down
Dan Walker
Junior Member 50+ Posts
Junior Member 50+ Posts


Join date : 2016-12-02

Marconi model 85 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Marconi model 85   Marconi model 85 Icon_minitimeFebruary 2nd 2017, 6:13 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]tt[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]p[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]s[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][/u[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]rl]://i37.servimg.com/u/f37/16/52/06/39/lens_f10.jpg" />

 This is the plastic dial cover I made for the Marconi model 85.
I used a heavier plastic than most of the guys use  ,because I had quite a span to cove [91/2 inches.
  I layed the plastic on the opening and had it in the oven at 200F for 20 minutes , and when I could see it was drooping I took it out. Then I pressed the round cover over it . Since I used a heavier plastic , that didn't do much , so I used a heat gun and pressed all around the edges but they still didn't move much..
  I then cut around the outside edge and it fits very well.
  Not bad for a first try.
     Today I used go jo on the cabinet and then Trade Secret.. Tomorrow  I will wipe it down and install the dial cover , speaker and chassis.
 After that I will post some photos.  it is coming along very well and I really like these Marconi radios.
   Dan in Calgary
Back to top Go down
Dan Walker
Junior Member 50+ Posts
Junior Member 50+ Posts


Join date : 2016-12-02

Marconi model 85 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Marconi model 85   Marconi model 85 Icon_minitimeFebruary 3rd 2017, 6:37 pm

Well I got it all back together and it looks very nice. the eye tube works very well, just as it should. he[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]re are some photos of the co[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]mpleted radio, except I have to refinish the knobs when it gets warmer.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]all_do16.jpg" border="0" alt="" loading="lazy" />

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
Cliff Jones
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
Cliff Jones

Join date : 2010-11-22

Marconi model 85 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Marconi model 85   Marconi model 85 Icon_minitimeFebruary 3rd 2017, 6:42 pm

Impressive Talent. What type of Plastic? and where did you get it from? What was the Thickness?

_________________
I'm a Science Thinker, Radio Tinkerer, and all around good guy. Just ask Me!
Back to top Go down
Dan Walker
Junior Member 50+ Posts
Junior Member 50+ Posts


Join date : 2016-12-02

Marconi model 85 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Marconi model 85   Marconi model 85 Icon_minitimeFebruary 3rd 2017, 7:05 pm

I bought the plastic from a local place called industrial plastics. It is a special plastic for heating and forming. The thickness is 0.40. that is twice as thick as most of the guys use , but I had a wider span to cover so that is why I used  something that thick.

   I was a little harder to work with but it is sturdy enough.
 Now I have to find room for the radio in my basement. It is getting full.
   These photos are about a year old and there is more in there now

Dan in Calgary

  [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
Cliff Jones
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
Cliff Jones

Join date : 2010-11-22

Marconi model 85 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Marconi model 85   Marconi model 85 Icon_minitimeFebruary 3rd 2017, 7:58 pm

cheers drunken

_________________
I'm a Science Thinker, Radio Tinkerer, and all around good guy. Just ask Me!
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




Marconi model 85 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Marconi model 85   Marconi model 85 Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
Marconi model 85
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» All A class models Error code 29

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
ANTIQUE-RADIO-LAB :: Radio Repair Bench :: Radio Cabinet, and chassis Refinishing-
Jump to: