Focus 2 wrote: I obtained a British Relay Tv branded version in 1995. Excellent set.
Did Relay ever do an aerial version or was it one that had been converted from a cable set ?
The reason I ask is that I bought a batch of ex relay sets from a scrap man in I think 1982. He had three lock up garages full of sets but they were all the cable version. They were easily converted with just an IF/Tuner panel and a push button unit. (these were all the 20" plastic cabinet version).
Relay had an interesting solution to cracked and scruffy plastic cabinets. The whole set was fitted into a Fablon covered wooden box so that all you saw was the front of the set. The plastic cabinet was rather crudely held in place by wood screws at odd angles through the plastic into the wood from the inside.
It looked as if a soldering iron was used to make the holes..
The good news was that nearly every set had been fitted with a Mullard Colourex regun tube. I converted the best sets by buying panels from smashed sets from John Carters, he had plenty of those!
A friend also bought a batch and converted them by buying the remaining stocks of IF tuner panel that GEC held. He had a mate who was TLO for GEC so I think he may have got a deal!
They were reliable sets really apart from the tuning cap, neons an that power supply ! I had one that blew it's line osc chip every few months. I gave up in the end and changed the power supply panel, the osc panel, line board and tripler from a scrap set. That cured it!
I will follow this thread with interest, It looks in fantastic condition! Good luck with it!