:P regular 1amp is in and playing stations!...Whats your prognosis doc?
Overall sounds pretty good. If the regular fuse ever pops "at power on," you can go the SLO BLO route. If that ever pops, then start looking for a problem.
First, with regard to picking up stations, a lot depends upon the antenna (particularly how much wire) you have connected to the set.
Also (we have not discussed this before), you have what is known as a Tuned Radio Frequency (TRF) type of receiver. This type of receiver generally is not quite as sensitive or selective as the later superhetrodyne receivers which have a local oscillator, converter, and one or more IF stages.
All of your selectivity is having to be done directly at the frequency that the station is on rather than at an Intermediate Frequency (IF) like 455 kHz.
Now I don't have specific experience with this particular receiver, but I just don't expect it to be all that sensitive or selective. That's why radio designs migrated to the superhetrodyne configuration.
On the other hand it should play local stations pretty good as long as they are not crowded too close together. It also should play any locally generated signals just fine (something like an SSTRANS being used to broadcast your own music in the house).
I hope, despite the potential frustrations while making all those resistor swaps, that this was a good experience that will serve you well in future projects.