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Robert Feenstra
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Scott SLRM

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Ramirez Jun 20. 9 Replies

Purchased this radio from the Philco guru, Ron, and have been playing with it a bit.  I studied the parts list and discovered that all of the coupling caps are Mica, and the bypass caps are bathtub…Continue

Scott 16A capacitors

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Feenstra Jun 9, 2018. 17 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 Robert Feenstra Dec 11, 2018. 109 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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"Where are these?"
Saturday
Robert Feenstra replied to Harley's discussion Info on a Scott 16
"I "scan the bands" periodically with mine and also listen to some AM broadcasts on.  They are excellent radios.  Eventually I'll get my Acousticraft cabinet restored so that I can get the radio and speaker in their proper…"
Sep 7
Robert Feenstra commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"The entire chassis is now ready for re-plating.  I'll wait until I get the amp/ps parts back from the plater to check on the quality.  Probably a couple of weeks."
Sep 3
Robert Feenstra replied to Harley's discussion Info on a Scott 16
"I measured my original belt and then ordered 3 around that length and found the 8.8" to work perfectly.  Hopefully it will work for yours as well. My output transformer had been replace with some universal transformer  that, no doubt…"
Aug 29
Robert Feenstra replied to Harley's discussion Info on a Scott 16
"If you look at the schematic, you'll see 4 .5 mfd caps around the 1st AF.  According to the photos I took of mine during disassembly, these are the 4 caps that are in the can.  I used all 630 volt, .47 mfd film caps."
Aug 29
Robert Feenstra left a comment for Robert Feenstra
"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…"
Aug 29
Thomas Day left a comment for Robert Feenstra
"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…"
Aug 29
Robert Feenstra replied to Harley's discussion Info on a Scott 16
"I'm thinking the 4 caps inside the box are all .5 mfd.  Unfortunately, the schematic doesn't designate them as being together in a can. For a belt, here's a quote from my thread on my 16: I found a belt that seems to work…"
Aug 29
Robert Feenstra replied to Harley's discussion Info on a Scott 16
"Nice. Acousticraft cabinet, same as mine.  Your's looks to be in better condition than mine was.  I had to have the chassis re-chromed as there was a lot of rust.  I still haven't refinished the cabinet.  Not as nice as…"
Aug 28
Robert Feenstra replied to Harley's discussion Info on a Scott 16
"Hi Harley.  I did a 16 a little over a year ago.  Did you look in the "Scott Info Archive" under the set folders?  You'll find the schematic and instruction manuals.  I did purchase a clearer schematic from Steve…"
Aug 28
Robert Feenstra commented on Maggie Yates's photo
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"I have a 16A (chassis only) that I restored a couple of years ago.  Great radio!  I listen to it all the time in my shop.  It's probably more like 1946, though."
Aug 28
Robert Feenstra left a comment for Scott Dickson
"Welcome, Scott!"
Aug 26
Robert Feenstra replied to Troy Taylor's discussion Modified Allwave 23 questions
"I would presume that my Warrington AM/FM cabinet would be similar.  The radio and speaker is out of the cabinet right now and i could take photos if you would like.  Mine does not have the tweeters but the cutouts for them  are there."
Aug 20
Robert Feenstra and Brandon Sylvester are now friends
Aug 17
Robert Feenstra commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"Committed. The easy side has been stripped."
Aug 16
Robert Feenstra replied to Brandon Sylvester's discussion My First Scott (Phantom FM Deluxe)
"Is that original chrome or did you have it re-chromed?  I'm always looking for plating options."
Aug 15

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Philharmonic AM/FM

Posted on June 21, 2019 at 12:24am 30 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 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

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 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 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 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.

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