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New for this year are two novels, pictured in the right centre section of this page. 

 'Time to Kill'

is a paranormal ghost story with elements of time travel plus a maniacal murderer and a 1930s valve radio that seems to be possessed...

 

'The Mind of Charles Allen' is the story of one man's lifelong fight to bring a murderer to justice - but along the way he has to fight inner demons of his own.

For more details of any of  the books, click on

And if you'd like to know more about my books or

about my other hobbies and activities, click here:

Tony Thompson's website

 Something for everyone interested in vintage radio, regardless of knowledge or aptitude. History - programmes - personalities - Bakelite - famous makes - quiz pages - links - technical data - radio principles - nostalgia - restoration techniques - auction buying tips - safety - and lots more

The five links at the top of the page lead to dozens of pages on the general subject

of valve radio. Click on any one to make a start and explore, or choose a subject from the navigation below or the link bars at bottom right.

VINTAGE RADIO WORLD/VRW PUBLICATIONS: WELL OVER 100 PAGES OF USEFUL DATA AND INFORMATION

UPDATED FOR JULY 2016

WOOD  BAKELITE  CHASSIS  ETHICS  VALVES  DIODE, TRIODE  TETRODE, PENTODE  STANDARDS PHOTOGUIDE  VIDEOS  PILOT  BUSH  EKCO  COSSOR  PHILCO  BAKELITE HISTORY  PROJECTS  BATTERY DECALS        DESIGN  BEGINNINGS  SUNRISE  SUNSET  ENDINGS  RADIOGRAMS  MAGAZINES  PW  RADIO TIMES  OUT OF PRINT  LUXEMBOURG  RADIO SERIALS  A GOOD READ  RADIO HISTORY  POPULAR WIRELESS SERVICE DATA CIRCUITS A-D CIRCUITS E CIRCUITS F-G CIRCUITS H-L CIRCUITS M-N CIRCUITS P-Q CIRCUITS R-S CIRCUITS T-Z  PERSONALITIES  FJ CAMM  FJ AND PW  WELLS COATES  JL BAIRD  MARCONI MAKES OF SET  AERODYNE LEAFLET  USEFUL LINKS  SUPPLIERS  CURRENT MAGAZINES

All books available on Amazon and by order from most good bookshops. 

 

 

A LITTLE LIGHT READING!

'Time To Kill'

This is a story of the supernatural - a 'haunted' valve radio features prominently. But can radio receivers really be haunted?

EXCERPTS

Click this button for brief excerpts

'The Mind Of Charles Allen'

A gripping story of one man's fight for sanity

 and to stay alive as he attempts to identify a gruesome murderer.

Robert Laing is a pen name

for Tony Thompson

 

 

 

VINTAGE RADIOS

My guide to the subject of valve radio

collecting and restoring. An ideal introduction

to this fascinating subject.

 

 

VINTAGE VALVE RADIOS

From basic principles to full chassis and cabinet restoration. Beginner-friendly, simplified and virtually maths-free. The theory starts from the atom and goes on by stages to cover the entire range of components and circuitry to be found in valve receivers.

 
 
VINTAGE RADIO world: SIXTEEN YEARS OF WEB PRESENCE