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GEC Series 1 'Fineline'

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GEC Series 1 'Fineline'

Post by Colourstar » Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:55 pm

Quite rare beasties these days, so I thought I'd show you some photos of mine. I don't know the precise model as the sticker has fallen off! The cabinet is plastic with a woodgrain print. It was also available in trendy white too. The picture quality really is superb, helped by an excellent crt. I think it out-guns most of it's rivals of the time.

I wish I still had the Sobell version. It was a 24" model, acquired from a jumble sale circa 1986. It too had the top-mounted controls but had a fancier front design in dark blue with a sliver and black speaker grille.

Does anyone else have an example of this chassis?

Of course being Saturday teatime, The Basil Brush Show was on BBC1 when I took the picture.... :qq1

Steve
PS- Sorry about the mess. I'm decorating.
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Re: GEC Series 1 'Fineline'

Post by neil29 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:22 pm

Never had one or even seen one this close before today steve. but it's a tidy set with a good picture on it :bba .


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Re: GEC Series 1 'Fineline'

Post by PYE625 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:24 pm

A very smart set Steve..... Go on, whip the back off and lets have a deco inside :qq1

 
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Re: GEC Series 1 'Fineline'

Post by PYE625 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:10 am

PS....Who's the mop-top on the left with Basil Brush?

 
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Re: GEC Series 1 'Fineline'

Post by Colourstar » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:28 pm

It's 'Mr Roy'! (Roy North - also of ITV's 'Get It Together)

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Re: GEC Series 1 'Fineline'

Post by steve1010 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:55 pm

I had quite a few of these out on rental, very reliable sets with good pictures, all i can remember going wrong was a 1.2 meg Ohm in the feed to the height control and 2x 4.7 meg Ohm in the width circuit.
Chassis used the dreaded double sided print.

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Re: GEC Series 1 'Fineline'

Post by Alistair D » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:05 pm

Also the cathode resistor and electrolytic cap on the frame output valve.

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Re: GEC Series 1 'Fineline'

Post by The_Teleman » Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:07 pm

I remember those ! It's a GEC 2084 , we used to have loads of these on rental
when I was an Aprentice back in the 70's
Great sets & nice to work on
The blue SOBELL was the 1101 for the 20 inch & 1102 for the 24 inch again great sets
Chris


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