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Posted by Rob Koeling (Member # 35) on November 24, 2017, 07:02 AM:
Can anyone recommend someone for repair/maintenance work on Eiki/Elf 16mm projectors in the UK? Bill Parsons did work for me before, but he doesn't have availability soon. One of these machines can wait, but I'd like to have the other one in good shape before the christmas break.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

- Rob
Posted by Dave Groves (Member # 4685) on November 24, 2017, 07:56 AM:
Kevin Brown has done an excellent job on my Bell and Howells. I seem to think he does other projectors also. Give him a call on 0115 9113125 MOBILE 07970 851866. His website is K.B. Electronics. He's in Nottingham. Check his number hasn't changed.
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on November 24, 2017, 08:59 AM:
Contact Kevin on his mobile number as quoted above.
Posted by Neil Massey (Member # 5081) on November 24, 2017, 12:20 PM:
Kevin Brown did an excellent job on my Elf NT2. Frankly, it's running better now than when I bought it over 30 years ago.
Posted by Rob Koeling (Member # 35) on November 24, 2017, 01:40 PM:
Thanks guys! I'll give him a call!.

Neil, I'm just around the corner from you. Cine people are rare around here. A pint would be nice.
Posted by Neil Massey (Member # 5081) on November 25, 2017, 04:41 AM:
Rob, great idea as we do seem thin on the ground. Will PM you.
Posted by Allan Broadfield (Member # 2298) on November 25, 2017, 07:57 AM:
Definitely, Kevin Brown's the man.
Posted by Terry Sills (Member # 3309) on November 25, 2017, 08:31 AM:
Yes and the nice thing about Kevin is that he will always have the time to talk with you and gives an honest appraisal, as far as he can, without seeing the job.
Never heard a bad report of his work either. Very much recommended by all that have used him.
Posted by Terry Sills (Member # 3309) on November 25, 2017, 04:39 PM:
Duplicate post - why does that happen?

[ November 27, 2017, 01:30 AM: Message edited by: Terry Sills ]
Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on November 26, 2017, 09:03 AM:
Knowing Kevin's reputation in relation to Eiki's, I have one or two that I'd like him to fix, so in the unlikely situation that anyone is driving to him during the next few months and could stop off in Croydon and kindly take one or two more projectors, please let me know! It would be good to take no chances with couriers and I would of course contribute to petrol costs.
Posted by Stuart Reid (Member # 1460) on November 26, 2017, 01:31 PM:
Rob/Dave I'm on the south coast too, down Worthing way. I think theres a few of us dotted about, be nice to organise a South Coast meet in the new year.
Posted by Tom Photiou (Member # 130) on November 26, 2017, 01:44 PM:
I wish i was closer, [Frown]
Posted by Andrew Wood (Member # 5218) on November 26, 2017, 02:36 PM:
Hi all,

Both Kevin and Bill have done sterling work for me in the past - Kevin on my B&H 16mm projectors and Bill on my GS1200.

I couldn't recommend them more highly - they're fantastic engineers and very nice chaps too.

All the best

Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on November 26, 2017, 02:47 PM:
Kevin has recently put a new worm in my Bell & Howell which was starting to get noisy.
Now, with also a new oil wick, it just purrs.
I have known Kevin for over eleven years. He keeps my collection in great condition.
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on November 27, 2017, 11:35 AM:
I can fix and service most makes of projectors
Posted by Neil Massey (Member # 5081) on November 27, 2017, 01:02 PM:
I would like to add my praise for Bill Parsons. He completely rebuilt the amp for my Debrie D16 earlier this year and it sounds superb. Valve amplifier expertise it seems, is a rare commodity these days and he is a very nice chap to deal with.
Posted by Tom Photiou (Member # 130) on December 18, 2017, 06:58 AM:
I spoke to Mr Brown, sounds perfect and i forgot that the company i work for has here training centre and head office in Nottingham so we have people up and down so i am sorted for new year, [Wink]
Posted by Mark Todd (Member # 96) on December 18, 2017, 12:50 PM:
Does anyone know of any decent fixer in the North East please as have a poorly Elmo CL.

I don`t think there are any though.

With all the posts etc on top I don`t think I can afford Kevin B, though I hear he`s very good.

Many Thanks Mark.
Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on December 19, 2017, 02:40 PM:
Some couriers will transport projectors for remarkably low charges, but you have to take a chance by not paying for insurance.
Posted by Mark Todd (Member # 96) on December 19, 2017, 03:33 PM:
I know someone who got a lovely Bauer T610 sorted/serviced etc but then buggered on the way back, split sound board etc.

If they get to you one way OK you have done well, but if any way is likely to be a hard ride its sodds doings it will be after some serious money time trip.

Your not covered as you say Adrian for damage.

I once had a 16mm machine mashed by Amtrak that was covered though. But I think about 18 months later when they asked me to do all the estimates again etc !!! I gave up.

Are there any home OK fixers anyone knows up this way possibly ? please.

I try, and can do odd bits, but have very Arthritic fingers now.

Best Mark.
Posted by Can Sanalan (Member # 5988) on January 28, 2018, 03:51 PM:

Does anyone know of any Elf repairers in or near the South? Preferably close-ish to London?


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