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    The build has begun!!!

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    mcgyver74

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    Join date : 2017-03-24
    Location : Jersey City, NJ

    The build has begun!!!

    Post by mcgyver74 on Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:15 pm

    Spent the last few evenings and most of Sunday working on my VT120, only 1 call to Bob so far Smile

    Here's a crappy picture slideshow of where I am at (yes I know there are some errors in the pictures, such as connections to the wrong pins for a few tubes, that has all been corrected...should never build while tires Smile )


    enjoy!

    http://s1024.photobucket.com/user/mhering74/embed/slideshow/

    Dogstar

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    Re: The build has begun!!!

    Post by Dogstar on Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:27 pm

    There certainly a lot of photos!
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    cci1492

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    Join date : 2016-05-09
    Age : 57
    Location : Bergen County NJ

    Re: The build has begun!!!

    Post by cci1492 on Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:06 pm

    Nice pictures. Jersey City aye, the Heights, Downtown, Greenville, McGinley Square? My wife is a teacher in Union City not far from you.
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    j beede

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    Location : California

    Re: The build has begun!!!

    Post by j beede on Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:03 pm

    I wonder how you prepped your transformer bells and laminations before spraying them?

    Bells should be sanded until you see bare metal areas, primed, and scuffed with 320 grit prior to enameling.

    Laminations should be wire brushed then painted with the thinnest possible coat of self-priming flat black.


    mcgyver74

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    Re: The build has begun!!!

    Post by mcgyver74 on Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:32 am

    Actually I live in the old Medical Center (Actually not sure what neighborhood this is, I've only been here 10 years LOL)

    As for the Transformers, I learned a lot. I sanded with 100grit till bare metal and then 200 grit to smooth them out, Did the same for the laminations.

    Sprayed with RustOleum that has texture for the end bells and a flat black for the laminations. It came out ok given that my paint skills suck LOL
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    cci1492

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    Re: The build has begun!!!

    Post by cci1492 on Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:39 am

    Nice area. I thought the bells had to be textured. Is it up and playing yet?

    mcgyver74

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    Location : Jersey City, NJ

    Re: The build has begun!!!

    Post by mcgyver74 on Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:19 am

    Not yet, Finished the base chassis yesterday and built the VTA board. Will put some more time in tonight and tomorrow night, HOPING to have it playing by Sunday Smile
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    deepee99

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    Join date : 2012-05-23
    Location : Wallace, Idaho

    Re: The build has begun!!!

    Post by deepee99 on Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:02 pm

    I like the good, solid industrial look. Wouldn't go over well with the XYL in this house, unfortunately.

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