Re: newbie here, sorry for interrupting....

>> I couldn't find a nice neon transformer place here in Wanganui, New Zealand
>> and can't find any leads on local places with HV xformers, so I decided to
>> make me a solid state tesla coil (Steve Gantt's plans). The worst thing on
>> this plan is importing the amidon thingy.
>Can you be more specific about the core specification? I routinely 
>use cores recovered from scrapped electronics for many purposes and 
>one does not have to be stuck with a specific core in 99% of cases.

EA-77-250. Got some specs on it lying about somewhere, should I send them
to you?

>> another question, any NZ'ers who can tell me where to get a HV xformer for
>> tesla usage?
>Your best bet for transformers is either an appliance repair shop 
>which is throwing written-off uWave ovens out to the dump, or a neon 
>sign manufacturer.

I'll ask Tisco etc about uWave, and none of the sign places here do neon
:-( Ahhh, the benefits of living in Wanganui...