This last week has been spent sorting out my Beseler enlarger. I switched it on last Wednesday and the lamp didn’t turn on – the fan worked ok and the filter indicators lit up but no main exposure lamp. I tried two new bulbs and both didn’t work. As usual I started researching on the forums and found it is a known problem with the Dichro 45s head – and seems to be unrepairable due to lack of electronic parts. Despite some useful help and info from Photrio forum users I am no further on with it. I put an advert out on FADU and a guy is selling his LPL 5×4 enlarger as he’s moving house. I am picking it up tomorrow. I am reluctant to give up on the Beseler as it’s a wonderful piece of kit but maybe I have to accept the inevitable. We’ll see!