classic radio shop
212 Roughton Road
Cromer. Norfolk NR27 9LQ
close to Roughton Road station
Phone: +44 01263 519278
Please call the above number first, as the mobile is really never used, unless i'm away
Note. call the main line first as the mobile is on only occasionally.
contact Roland at
Reel To reel tape machines
Reel to Reel recorders like vinyl in records are here to stay.
The period tape machines like Ferrograph were hand built to last and were built in the UK, just like the classic radio's of the same period use off the shelf components . With that classic valve sound and mechanical design whats not to like. Every instutution had them BBC, schools, armed forces and if you were lucky the private owner to .With the correct servicing some 50 years later they are as good as the day they left the factory
Retro with Classic designs are now very popular. There are a number of client's who collect from a certain decade, this can be for personal interest or as props in television or film, through to interior design. At times we are asked to supply good looking models but are not fully functional. If there is a particular period radio you require please contact me to your specific needs so we c
an do the hard work for you.
Our comprehesive workshop can repair, service or restore and align FM as well as AM valve or transistor radio's from the 1930's to the 1970's. With all the comprehensive service tools at hand identifying faults pending circuit diagram use normaly only takes an hour or 2.
With an hourly rate of £15 plus parts, everything is at a cost effective rate to suit you.
We can after repair continue with a extensive overall, including checking each valve via a comprehensive tester as well as electronically testing the capacitors under load, for continued use. As with any piece of electronic equipment repairs are undertaken with 6 months guarantee on parts / labour that have been carried out, of course any components that have not been replaced , repaired due to cost or at the time deemed to be within limits cannot be covered .for example a valve or transformer when tested were fine, but later with use have developed a fault. This is always a possible situation with any thing of age .
Early 1930's GEC TRF receiver arrived in the workshop for restoration, updated photo's will be given as progress continues. We have asked the client if they would prefer the original paper capacitors (cardboard box types) lower right of the chassis to be re-used by fitting new modern smaller ones into a copy of the original case. These were in fact replacements from the larger original replaced i would say in the late 1940's
See our period components range, though early days;
All radio's are specially tested on the bench, while monitoring current drawn against voltage when first checked after visual tests have been undertaken for safety and to ensure no damage to the receiver.