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The Brute: A 3-channel Audio Amplifier For Leslie Speaker Emulation

This post describes the design and construction of a 3-channel, 30 watts per channel, audio amplifier. Although my amp incorporates two antique HY60 power modules, construction details are given for construction using the modern TDA2050A, capable of yielding 32 watts. The amplifier is intended to be used as a Leslie Speaker Emulation driver unit, delivering [...]

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Revealed! Calls for Army to be reinforced before Channel Tunnel was built!

Our correspondent can reveal today that before the Channel Tunnel was built, widespread fear of invasion via the proposed Tunnel, prompted calls for increases in size of Armed Forces to protect the nation.

Fears increase of invasion by proposed Channel Tunnel (Punch Jan 9th 1907)

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Take That!

Geordies have a reputation for being friendly and honest. Now it’s not for me to say Yea or Nay to this, as I’m a Geordie myself. My experience, having worked in most areas of the country, is that we are all in The British Isles, well, a pretty mixed bunch, with no particular area having [...]

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Dog Heaven

I like dogs. I’ve always liked dogs – even when as a child, having had part of my thigh ripped away by a dog. My love affair started with Wendy, long, long ago. (see http://www.joebrown.org.uk/wp/?p=461)
Much later I owned a beautiful Doberman Pinscher bitch, much doted on by my father.

A few years ago, when I announced [...]

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Hackit & Bodge Coat of Arms!

Look! At last! The management have decided to employ a coat of arms. The crest will adorn a range of dreadful tat dredged up locally here in Cullercoats, as well as imported at minimal cost from sources in the far-east which have signed a declaration of employing only sweated, underpaid, and child labour.

The decision was [...]

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