Nostromo Motion Tracker - real parts

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shoeben82

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So i'm starting a 'little' winter project, collecting as many real parts for the Nostromo Motion Tracker. Will collect as much as possible before starting it!

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I'v sourced an original Panasonic Commando 505 'portable' TV which was used as the main unit of the tracker

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The original prop had a 7' drain cover made by Stadium and has a key in the top from an old Vauxhall car - luckily i found these too!

Tracker1.jpg Key1.jpg Drain cover.jpg


On top of the tracker is a guage that for a long time had remained a mystery but thanks to members on the RPF it was identified. Thanks to Birdie and Droidboy for their assistance! Luckily i found a lady in Canada who was breaking a Pioneer QX-949 and had the gsuage in question - $30 later (majority was shipping to UK!), the gauge arrived!
This is mine that arrived :)

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And from the original prop

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There is a dial on top of the tracker that was identified as a Beckman 10 turn Potentiometer. I have however read it may be a 15 turn, unsure so any advice woud be appreciated! I managed t source a 10 turn model.

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The parts i'm struggling to identify and may have to make are - the main probe, wierd vent like knob thing, screen and display panel and some flat circular discs on the side. Any help would be appreciated!!

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There are lots of little rectangular chips all over the tracker, about 60 in total. Very grateful for Steve L (FB) that has kindly replicated them until i find out what the original pieces are!

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Funky

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Love this! I started buying the pieces a few years back but my project lost steam. You've inspired me to revisit the project.
I'm very interested in your progress!
 

Funky

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I pretty much have what you have (Steve lived about 8 miles from me until I moved to Texas). The two pieces you have that I really need are the Pioneer QX-949 and the Potentiometer. :cry
 

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