No, the photo was just one that I came across on the web that I used to illustrate the post.
The one that's on the way to me is in similar condition though (I have to pay another $40-$50 in taxes and handling fees over here
I have a full copy of the manual (in electronic format) so any tweeking can be done where needed. I'm really looking forward to trying it out, and as mentioned above I've been 'looking' at them for about thirty years or more so it's about time I got my hands on one!
It would make a nice Youtube video when you build your regenerative RX, you could show it in action!
I have about 200 tubes of various types in my junk box, but another part that's getting harder to come by are the bases for them, especially the octal ones.
I did buy a few via ebay a while ago, but they were not as described, so I wasted my money on them I guess...
I have a pair of WWII No38 (I think) ex mil AM HF transceivers, complete with throat mics and headsets, which could be stripped down for valves, bases, HT caps etc, but I'm a bit reluctant to break them down since they are also getting rarer these days.
The outsides look like they've been 'through the wars', but internally they're mint.
I'm still stuck for somewhere to work on projects here, trying to build things out of a shoe box shack is no fun. I have plenty of ideas but no workspace
I have to content myself with oiling my Morse Keys and dusting my radio
To be honest, it's only by seeing projects such as yours that keeps my interest in the hobby these days. It's nice to see that there are still some 'real' Radio Amateurs left.
Keep up the building Bill. My hobby is kept alive by your handywork, and I suspect that I'm not the only one
Best 73, Mark.