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Robert Feenstra
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Scott 16A capacitors

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Feenstra Jan 30. 6 Replies

While I wait for some re-chroming to get finished on my Scott 16, I decided to start on my 16A.Question: There are a LOT of Tobe and Sangamo molded capacitors in this thing.  What are they, Mica or…Continue

New member - Scott 16

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Webb Jan 7. 32 Replies

 I just got into this fascinating hobby.  Just redid a couple of radios I grew up with - a Majestic 1941, and Philco Model14 - 1933, chassis only. Now working on a Philco 96, 1930.  I decided I…Continue

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Robert Feenstra replied to TONY DeBOER's discussion scott radio
"I sent a friend request.  you should have received an email which has a link to accept the request.  I'm interested in your radio so I'd like to correspond via email. "
Sunday
Robert Feenstra replied to Jos Callinet's discussion SCOTT PHILHARMONIC MODEL XXX - Serial No. D-751 = MUST TEAR DOWN TO FRAME TO RE-CHROME CHASSIS
"I am doing a similar thing with a Scott 16.  I have the amp/power supply chassis in to a re-chrome shop now and am waiting.  Have to be a little careful with the shields as they may be aluminum.  Removing the old chrome may be a…"
Sunday
Robert Feenstra replied to TONY DeBOER's discussion scott radio
"Tony, I also sent you a friend request.  Please accept the request so that I can email you."
Saturday
Robert Feenstra and Y2K Bruce are now friends
Feb 12
Robert Feenstra replied to TONY DeBOER's discussion scott radio
"I live about 2 1/2 hrs away and could be interested if Y2K Bruce doesn't take the radio.  Keep me posted!"
Feb 11
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Scott 16A capacitors
"I had an open filament in the 6B8 - bad solder on the pin.  It tested ok on Bob Dobush's tester but went dead when put in the radio.  Now at least I get something happen in all switch positions.  It's drastic and quite…"
Jan 30
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Scott 16A capacitors
"Thanks for the history.  The manual suggests that it should do something even in the radio positions.  Instead, the audio goes dead and there is a hum.  I haven't traced the "chinese RR tracks" on the schematics to see…"
Jan 28
David C. Poland replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Scott 16A capacitors
"You may find it functions only on phono setting - I don't really know.  FYI - some history. That 4 tube 'Music Control" on the Scott Labs Metropolitan 16A is the H H  Scott (Herman Hosmer Scott) Dynaural noise reduction…"
Jan 28
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Scott 16A capacitors
"Thanks Norman. when no one replied regarding my original question, I decided to power up without changing all the Mica lookalikes.  All is fine except for the Music Control.  I'll dig into that sometime in the future.  it's…"
Jan 28
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Scott 16A capacitors
"A lot of what look like mica capacitors in the scratch suppressor (music control) circuit are actually molded wax paper capacitors that will need to be replaced. Norman "
Jan 27
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Scott 16A capacitors
"The Scott 16A lives again!  All tubular, electrolytic, but not the  caps that look like mica's, were replaced (stuffed).  AM has been re-aligned. FM need s a little work yet.  "Music Control"  needs something…"
Jan 27
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Scott 16A capacitors

While I wait for some re-chroming to get finished on my Scott 16, I decided to start on my 16A.Question: There are a LOT of Tobe and Sangamo molded capacitors in this thing.  What are they, Mica or molded paper?  Do they hold up or should they all be replaced?See More
Jan 20
Russ Webb replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"I use high-temp silicone (red) to make my molds. It should last for hundreds of castings. It is also very expensive."
Jan 7
mike hadley replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"Robert; you could adapt the molding method to suit your resistors if you felt that way inclined, the joint seam would require a little cleaning up, quite easy with epoxy putty, The main problem I found was matching the original colours, all depends…"
Jan 7
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"Thanks Mike.  The resistors in the amp/power supply are typical molded carbon, only larger than the molded resistors of the 60's  and later.  There are no dogbones.  I haven't been under the tuner but I doubt they are…"
Jan 7
Joseph W Strickland left a comment for Robert Feenstra
"Robert; You are doing a great job on your 16! I too am amazed at the reduction in size of modern electrolytics. Lately I have been working on some Fisher tuners from the early 1960s. I am able to find high voltage rated individual electrolytics that…"
Jan 7

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At 7:10am on January 7, 2018, Joseph W Strickland said…

Robert;

You are doing a great job on your 16! I too am amazed at the reduction in size of modern electrolytics. Lately I have been working on some Fisher tuners from the early 1960s. I am able to find high voltage rated individual electrolytics that easily fit inside the typical size multi-section electrolytics used in those products. Mike Hadley has an excellent thread on making the dogbone resistors and also making replacement bezels. Of course if you can find someone who has already reproduced the one you need, go for it. It is encouraging to others to see how well many of these radios are being restored!

Keep us updated.

Joe

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