Sometime previous to starting the PABX 3 project I had already acquired quite a few relay sets and a bank of line finder uniselectors, then a ringer rack became available to purchased from another THG member. Good fortune struck once again, with the opportunity to purchase a PABX 3 rack complete with shelfs and relays for 50 extensions along with another rack for the ringer and other misc relay sets, which I went to fetch in Feb 2016. I decided that I would keep a record here of my progress with the rebuild.
16th Feb 2016
Today we bolted the shelfs on the rack and loaded them up with relay sets. Not having anything to really follow it was a bit hit and miss where they went, I assumed that the finals went at the top and the 1st group Selectors underneath, having worked out the height I realised that I had to mount the groups two rows down. At the bottom of the rack I mounted the shelf that was to hold the cord circuits and the exchange line relay sets. There were three cord circuit relay sets (9 circuits) and five exchange line relay sets, I was able to make this up to seven exchange lines. I realised that the line circuits. are part of the second rack which I was hoping not to use as I wanted to use my exsisiting ringer rack which is narrower. Whilst going through the relay sets I found the foot plate ID’s so I need not have done the one I did, ‘that’s life’.
1st Oct 2018
Yes it has been a while. Earlier in the year we started to clad and insulate the ceiling of the PABX room, only to find we have a little woodworm problem, we need to treat that problem this autum so that we can finish the cladding. At the same time we are going to install heating, at the same time we are going to install heating so we will be able to work in there all year round.
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