Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Ezra Pound.

Looking for Ezra Pound's Home in Venice.

It turns out that there are two Calle de Querini in venice and one of them is where Ezra Pound lived with his mistress Olga Rudge.

And it's not this one in the Campo San Zaccaria.

But this one in the Dorsodoro Region on the Rio de la Fornace.

And it still has Olga's name on the bellpush.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Four days in Venice.

Four days in Venice.

 The Grand Canal.
             La Fenice Opera House.
 The Rialto.

St. Marks Square.


Monday, 7 November 2016

6T9 Valve Audio Amplifier.

The inspiration for this project was given by Mark Houston who wrote up his experiences of making and modifying the Spare Time Gizmo amplifier described in Nuts and Volts magazine. Marks experience was that with a few mods the quality of this cheap valve audio amplifier could be able to out perform many of the expensive Solid State counterparts.

The Printed Circuit Board arrives.

The components arrive and now the assembly can begin.

Continuing the assembly.

The Iron arrives, now for phase two of the assembly.

Assembling the 6T9 Tube amp ready for wiring.

Putting the pcb into the tray and aligning and securing it into the created holes was a slow process.
Now it all has to be wired up.


With all the wiring done it's onto the testing stage.


My next step is to clean all the wiring up and mount it all into a more respectable case and dispense with the Oven Dish. Something like this from Hammond Manufacturing. 

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Car rally in Gloucester.

Ford Popular.

Standard Vanguard.


Ford Consul.

Austin England.


Armstrong Siddley.

Morris 13.


Wolsey Hornet coupe.

Amilcar C4 1923.

Armstrong Siddley Stoneleigh 1923.

Jensen Interceptor.

Austin Continental.

Ford Consul.

Plymouth Savoy.

Pontiac saloon.