Well, it arrived this morning courtesy "AnyVan" the find yourself a courier website. I've used them 5 or 6 times now and have always been happy with the service.
It is a bit tattier than the vendor's pics showed but not too bad, nothing that a few hours work on the cabinet (by my man!!) won't sort out.
The chassis, however, could be problematic. It has been so damp that the brass bits have started crystallising and are becoming brittle. I unplugged the EHT rectifier and two of the pins stayed in the holder - I'd rather it that way round but it doesn't bode well for the rest of the holders etc.
. One thing in its favour is that it is completely original with not one post-war component fitted. All the small single bolt fitting caps are present as well as the cap block and even the paper cover over the large electrolytic with the negative bias rail on its can. (Like the one R B-L said in his book, proves that his 907 had never been used).
The other bits of good news are that the dial is intact, the CRT heater has continuity and the EHT winding on the mains Xfmr measures 4.5kΩ which is about right, hopefully with no shorted turns. I have asked how long it has been stored in a dry place, just to make sure that it has had time to dry out thoroughly - it seems pretty dry but better to make sure!
I'm not going to start on it straight away as I have other things on the go but I needed to examine it - well, you do, don't you
Unfortunately, I had to saw off the brightness knob as the screw slot had split and it was hardened so I could not drill it out. All the other knobs came off after a fair use of penetrating fluid so I will post in the wanted section. The other strange thing is that the pointer is missing. The drive cord had snapped and I thought that the pointer was probably lying in the bottom of the cabinet but no, it ain't there. Still, they're easy to make! Here are some pictures: