tim53 - I'm an admirer who's been following Tinky's journey for years.
You make a good point about "135" being thought to be the quantity of Axial C8 models, given the fact that Tinky is SN 135 and it is not AXIAL. (this is clearly indicated in the registry BTW) So I stand corrected - Thank You!
As a nearly aside... It's always been in the back of my mind that I'd heard somewhere that a few of the Axial models were retrofitted by the factory to the newer focus mechanism after the model change. I've no facts to back this up, but recall it as being done, only on user request. Had you ever heard that story?
It always seemed to me that Tinky may have been one of these. It's rear cell appears to be of the earlier vintage, containing the machining to accept the Axial Focus mechanism. Are you aware of how many Tri-Colors have this appearance?
Lastly - Was any connection to KBEW Blue Earth Minn. ever established to Tinky? They were in operation in 1976. In that year, KBEW-FM ceased operation, while KBEW-AM continued. I have yet to find any reference to "Tinky" that applies however.
Thanks for the word, the pics, and the correction.
Photos of Tinky always make me smile.
Edited by RSX11M+, Today, 03:28 AM.