Can You Help?

I have been contacted by a fellow who used to work at Philips who is trying to get in touch with some old friends.  Please see his note below: ” My name is Robert Clarke. I worked for Philips Electronics in Commerce Way, Croydon, U.K., from 1971 to 1985. I …

Dynatron Memories by Our Man on the Inside.

The following missive was received from a very reliable source.  It gives an insight into Dynatron that many of us would probably never be aware of.  I am greatly indebted to ‘our man on the inside of Dynatron’.  Robert My work history started as an Apprenticeship at Pye in Cambridge. …

The Class 40 Diesel Locomotive

The British Rail Class 40 is a type of British railway diesel locomotive. Built by English Electric between 1958 and 1962, and eventually numbering 200, they were for a time the pride of the British Rail early diesel fleet. Despite their initial success, by the time the last examples were …

The Great Train Robbery

One of the most infamous robberies of all time, 1963’s Great Train Robbery involved the hijack of a London-bound train, and the theft of millions of pounds. Late on Wednesday 7 August 1963, a Traveling Post Office train left Glasgow for Euston. On board, staff sorted the mail and parcels prior …

Converging the Philips G8 Chassis

PRESET ADJUSTMENTS Notes marked * apply to signal panels only 1. Set HT (R1370) and over-voltage protection (R1396) Connect the receiver to a 240v. a.c. supply having a rating of at least 1000VA and adjust the set controls for a normal picture.  Connect a D.C. voltmeter between the chassis and …

Converging the Philips G6 Chassis

Applicable to the Philips G6 (Single Standard) Chassis PRESET ADJUSTMENTS IMPORTANT: Due to the possibility of inter-action between certain preset controls, it is important to make adjustments in the following sequence: 1. Third harmonic tuning (L5515) Caution. An insulated trimming tool must be used to avoid shorting the core to …

Wanted! Philips TV/VCR Information

I am always in search of data and material pertaining to Philips produced B/W and Colour TVs and VCRs from the 1962 to 1982 period (and their derivatives e.g. Pye etc.). If you have any Service Manuals/Circuits/Advertising Blurb/Images/Reviews/Memorabilia/Restoration Project Stories that relates to UK, Continental or Worldwide Philips models/sets (or …