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Robert Feenstra
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Phantom Deluxe in NJ

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Seickel Apr 19, 2020. 1 Reply

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Philly BOL Schematic

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Feenstra Nov 23, 2020. 65 Replies

What schematic best represents the BOL Philharmonic?  The schematics I find seem to be for the pointer dial.  How much difference is there?Also, my BOL has had roughly half of the capacitor changed…Continue

Cabinet

Started this discussion. Last reply by mike hadley Mar 10, 2020. 17 Replies

Does anyone recognize this cabinet?  Is it a Scott cabinet?  I can't find it in the archives.…Continue

Masterpiece VI

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Ketron Feb 16, 2020. 10 Replies

The bass control on my MPVI is totally non-functional.  I can't even get resistance readings with contact directly to the resistance elements.  I can't determine if the 2 ganged controls are linear…Continue

 

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George liked Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
Aug 28
Dave McClellan replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"I received my selection of O-rings from Grainger today. I first tried ONE 1/16 x 2 5/8". It stayed on the pulleys but slipped. So I added a two more. They are actually about 0.068" in diameter, so three is close to 1/4". These stay on…"
Jun 21
Dave McClellan replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"Will it work without a belt tensioner? Mine has been removed. If so, yes. "
Jun 21
David C. Poland replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"I have several Walsco brand # 1119 belts in my GC box of belts. Appear to be equal to the GC #119 above. Seems pretty flexible still. Looks just like the GC brand in construction.  Want to try it?"
Jun 20
Scott Seickel replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"Interesting dilemma, but I still see it as an alignment problem or possibly the circumference of one edge of the belt is slightly different from the other one. "
Jun 20
Dave McClellan replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"I did add shims to the bracket holding the tuning shaft pulley using my stock of thin brass of various thicknesses. I could tilt the pully either up or down a small amount. It made no difference, except which side of the pulley the belt climbed. The…"
Jun 20
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"+1 on Scott's suggestion."
Jun 20
David C. Poland replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"Try Kent for a belt tensioner from a parts chassis? The model Sixteen is the only E H Scott using a dial belt. The GC belts are a laminated combo of cloth and rubber layers."
Jun 19
Scott Seickel replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"In your picture the belt is riding up on the flange away from the tuning knob.  I would loosen the screws holding that assembly and try some thin metal shim stock under just the edge of that assembly to get the belt to ride towards…"
Jun 19
Dave McClellan replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"There is a slight amount of play (wiggle) in both pulleys. It is difficult to determine if the two shafts are parallel by eye. The two plates are definitely firmly attached by the 4 studs so no relative movement of the plates should occur. "
Jun 19
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"My 16 did not have a belt tensioner either but the belt stays perfectly centered on the 2 pulleys.  The slight domed shape of the pulley between the flanges helps to keep it that way. Are the two shafts perfectly parallel or is there, perhaps,…"
Jun 19
Dave McClellan replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"Are the GC belts mentioned new cloth or rubber? The belt tensioner appears to have been removed in my radio, so Zenith type cloth belts cannot be used. I tried trimming the width of the 8.6" Elliot Electronics belt (quite difficult) but there…"
Jun 19
David C. Poland replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"There are 2 belt numbers, so  evidently there is an early and a late dial for the Scott Sixteen. General Cement Guide:  circumference around pulleys       Cut length. inches Type one:  #119                        9  17/32 "                          …"
Jun 18
Scott Seickel replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"If the belt is climbing out of the pulleys, then they are way out of alignment.  Might want to see if there is a way of correcting that. "
Jun 18
Dave McClellan replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"I ordered and tried both the 8.8 and 8.6 and neither work. In both cases, the belt climbs up one or both pulleys and will not stay in the groove. I cut and spliced an O-ring that is about 2.5" inner diameter. It works, but is kind of stiff,…"
Jun 18
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Pointer dial Philharmonic inside

"Very nice!  None of the chrome on my radios look that pristine."
Jan 26

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Philharmonic AM/FM

Posted on June 21, 2019 at 12:24am 100 Comments

Ever since I first heard of EH Scott radios and joined this forum, I've been looking for a Philharmonic to "fall into my lap". Well, when Ron R. sold me his Marine SLRM I saw his AM/FM Philharmonic sitting in the corner.  When he offered it for sale, I knew I would own it, I just didn't know how soon.  Now, a couple of months later, it's here in my possession.  Thank you Ron!

This will be a major project including some re-chroming.  I want to do the radio and Ron proud!  I…

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At 2:53pm on September 17, 2020, Chuck Wolf said…

I just bought a E.H. Scott Philharmonic in a Warrington cabinet......I will go get it, as soon as, the fires in Oregon and California subside......I'm mostly a coin-op guy, jukeboxes, slot machines, etc., so I don't know if I'm going to keep the Scott radio or resell it?

At 4:44pm on August 29, 2019, Robert Feenstra said…

No, not yet.  I expect another 3 weeks or so.  If it looks good, I'm ready to send them the tuner chassis and parts.  I'll wait with the coil covers.

Yes, I've met Andy.  Joel and I are quite familiar with the Frauenthal, and Joel is very familiar with the organ.  Don't have anything to do with the restoration, however.  I'm not sure what sample set Joel has for his Hauptwerk in his house.  He's using an old 3 manual Allen console.

At 2:36pm on August 29, 2019, Thomas Day said…

Robert: Have you gotten the chassis back yet? You mentioned a friend of yours that knows Dennis and I. Dennis is the 'house' organist for the Buster Keaton Society in Muskegon We meet the first weekend in October closest to Buster's birthday with conferences at the Museum and a silent at the Frauenthal theatre on Saturday night. Starts Friday and ends Sunday afternoon. The organ at the Frauenthal suffered water damage last year and is being rebuilt by Andy Struble with some additions from Hauptwerk and a Paramount sample set. It should be ready by the time of the convention.

  The Barton had been a composite of pipes and electronics for years, so this rebuild is replicating what was there with newer technology. Eight ranks of pipes in house left chamber and electronics in house right chamber, which is too small to house pipes. 

Thom

At 2:27pm on August 10, 2019, Thomas Day said…

Robert: As far as we know the Allen is in storage at the theatre. The speakers are still in the chambers, but not being used with the Kimball. It has its own set of 20 Klipsch and 4 other speakers  located in the chambers. 10 on House left, main side and 14 on house right, solo side. The amplifiers are in the console and all new 4 conductor cable was run to the chambers. 12 4 conductor Neutrik plugs and sockets connect everything.

At 10:32pm on October 17, 2018, Todd Scrivens said…

Robert,

Thank you for the warm welcome.  My apologies for the delay in my reply but i'm not only new here but relatively new to discussion groups, forums etc. You are absolutely correct when you said that a lot can be learned here.  Been here a short time and I've already learned a lot.

Todd 

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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