Perhaps a few other "oldtimers" have built or played with a Heathkit oscilloscope. I built lots of their kits.
My Model 10-14 scope let out a muffled pop and a cloud of smoke, with that awful burnt electrical odor, earlier this year.
It was a sad day when that happened, but a joyous one when a new Rigol digital scope showed up on the doorstep. It is truely so cool to be able to adjust the gain and timebase after the fact, and study the waveform at my leasure.
At 60MHz & 2GSa/S it is definitely not the high end of the line-up, but it works great, and I'm back in the game.
It was very hard for me to toss the old scope, and not to pop the cover. Its been too long since I did any tube work, though, and too many other projects in the que. Besides, it rattled when I carried it out to the trash, never a good thing for a fine piece of electronics.
I'm also not sure which weights more, the old scope, or my car.