View Full Version : Newby from Edinburgh, Scotland

peter scott
09-27-2013, 03:36 AM

I'm Peter Scott. I'm a retired engineer who has been fascinated by television from the time when I was a boy in the early 1950s. I am especially interested in the early development of television.

09-27-2013, 07:39 AM
Welcome to the only site for TV guys, an NTSC preservation society in many ways but
always like to read about the old 405-line and PAL system equipment.

It was fascinating to see how the different types of aerials were employed in the UK and how creative the installations can get.

cheers, Dave Goodling

peter scott
09-27-2013, 09:05 AM
Thanks for the welcome Dave.

Peter :beerchug:

Sandy G
09-27-2013, 10:27 AM
Nice t'have ya ! Welcome from the Green-but soon to change-Hills of NE Tennessee !

peter scott
09-27-2013, 01:14 PM
Thanks Sandy. Is that a Lincoln in your avatar?


09-27-2013, 02:05 PM
Sandy is rightfully proud of his behemoth avatar with the suicide doors, so I'm sure he'll appreciate your noticing it.

peter scott
09-27-2013, 02:10 PM
Thanks for the welcome Old TV Nut.


09-27-2013, 05:23 PM
Howdy from right in the middle of the USA. I'm half Scot myself.

Sandy G
09-27-2013, 05:57 PM
Thanks Sandy. Is that a Lincoln in your avatar?


Yep. It's a 1966-67 model, but mine is a '67, last of the breed. 2300 made that year, they weighed 5600LBS, more I think that a R-R Phantom V. 462 cubic inch engine, I think that's right at 8 liters...126" wheelbase, 226" overall length. Could cruise all day long at VERY illegal speeds-I've had mine to 110 indicated, & it wasn't done yet. They had room inside for 5 big people, stretch out legroom in the rear, something that's largely forgotten nowadays. A Yank Tank par excellence ! The 1966 & '67 models were essentially identical, bar some minor differences in the grille. Lincolns were cars unto themselves, very little interchanged between them & other FoMoCo products. From 1961-69, they had a frameless "Unit" body construction that they shared w/the T-Bird til '67, when T-Birds were built off the basic big Ford sedan frame.

Dave A
09-27-2013, 06:44 PM

Welcome aboard laddie. We may designate you as our John Logie Baird expert. Start your study of JLB. And to VK members, get on a plane and visit Scotland! One of the most beautiful places you can visit. I did mine in 2003 to Glasgow, Mull, Skye and Edinburgh. Castle Moy was the highlight.

peter scott
09-28-2013, 04:03 AM
What a great welcome guys!

Sandy, Do you have any full extent photos of your Lincolns somewhere on the forum?

Dave, I'm glad you liked Scotland. If any of you guys have thoughts of visiting then please let me know. I'm not really a big fan of JLB. Leastwise not as an inventor. My (television) admiration goes to another Scot, A.A. Campbell-Swinton.



Sandy G
09-29-2013, 03:11 PM
Wasn't JLB sort of an "Oddball" character, too ? I kinda have gotten that impression from "Reading between the lines" in stuff I've seen on him...If so, he wouldn't be alone...

09-29-2013, 04:31 PM
I always thought Baird was more of a tinker than inventor. I think Lee DeForest was too.

Sandy G
09-29-2013, 05:05 PM
Well, Lee DeForest was pretty much a bubble or 2 off-plumb... Tesla was just plain Bat-Shit crazy, Edison didn't believe in taking baths, Sarnoff was a megalomaniac, who drove Armstrong to suicide...Armstrong himself liked to climb towers, trees, flagpoles...