Sounds like progress!
That thing will tune sharp if the two tanks are properly sychronized. ie when both tanks are peaked up on the same frequency it will scream. Might want to verify turns counts on each RF transformer.
I've built a couple of these and find them to be pretty surprising.
Hang in there, Tim
In trouble shooting this radio I posted on 2 another threads about the coils I made and the variable condensers I used. On the one about the coils there is a link to a site to calculate turns, dia of form and wire size. If I plugged in the numbers I was supposed to use and the numbers I did use I found my 3" dia form to have about 50% more wire than required on all coils. The condensers turned out to be way under sized with 5 plates instead of like 20. So I will be looking to make new coils and gather up the proper size condensers before I move onto the next stage - a 2 tube version of the Radio Broadcasters Knock out radio from about 1924. Am looking to recreate what may have been done then.