Here is the start..
I have started to make two versions of the L5050/AD34, But will only do the connector and printed surface for one
Base of box. You can see that it can take 8 cells the diameter of D, E or F, but F are too tall (contents of the AD4)
Compare box made of cut down Oatcakes (works for several batteries, just trim off different depths) and two part box (chocolate box style) made from cereal packet
make a "Portable 61" out of Pizza box. AD3, B103, B136, B135, B137 etc all need corrugated or stronger card and bigger sheets than most cereal packets.
You can easily fit 8 x 8 way or 6 x 10 way AA holders ...
Fitting the AD34 / L5050 in the Radio, taller than 135mm will not fit, there is a metal lip and wooden block to position the batteryorThe purple arrow shows where the two pin socket is. Centre of side, the two holes vertical.Finally add the HT, the "Portable 61"/L5039
It uses two "wander plugs" on the two sides. I do have scan of an Ever Ready one and photos of Exide, Ever Ready and Vidor versions at least. So I can make a set of Vidor Inkjet printouts to stick on Pizza box.
Oatcake and Pizza powered Radio?
I need to make a 2nd "Portable 61" and another AD4 for my Vidor CN420A (Regatta?). The AD4 in the photo is for my Mullard D11. Another AD4 is in the Vidor Vanguard. They are made with real F cells as "Dunnes" was selling PJ99 for only €3.50
Note the battery holder in Photo for D Cells isn't useful as it's series. I will make a 6 way parallel holder. I have a load of 996 springs