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When I was young we had a model shop called ‘Doreen DuRose’ on Ainsworth Lane in Bolton. I passed the shop everyday on my way to primary School. I bought and built lots of Airfix models, particularly airplanes and then hung them from the ceiling in my bedroom.
During the cold, dark nights of Winter I have been building some Airfix airplane models, just like in the olden days! I spent time building and painting the finished models and then hanging them from my ceiling in my radio shack. Up to now I have a Spitfire, Hurricane, Mitsubishi Zero, Messerschmitt 109, American Mustang and now my latest and biggest model…the Lancaster Bomber.

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The radio equipment in the Lancaster Bomber always fascinated me, the R1155 receiver and T1154 transmitter (sometimes known as the R1154) Before I got my licence and about 16 years old I was given a complete T1154 transmitter. For ages I kept it in my shack with the intention of getting it going again. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the Internet then,  I just could not find any information or circuits to make it work again. In the end I took it all apart and used the parts and meters in my own equipment, at the time it seemed like the right thing to do. Now I regret not keeping hold of this piece of history.

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