BBC B Micro in a Viglen case complete with two 80 track double sided disk drives

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BBC B Micro in a Viglen case complete with two 80 track double sided disk drives

Postby martinw » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:50 am

FOC - collection from Ilford only.

http://golbornevintageradio.co.uk/forum ... p?tid=6453

It's not me BTW but I wouldn't want it to go to the tip so am just passing this on.

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Re: BBC B Micro in a Viglen case complete with two 80 track double sided disk drives

Postby martinw » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:43 pm

Interest noted on this ...

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Re: BBC B Micro in a Viglen case complete with two 80 track double sided disk drives

Postby SimonSideburns » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:35 pm

As a non-member of the forum you have linked to all I get is an error page (as I don't have rights to view anything).

Strangely, though, I did have one of my BBC Micro machines in a Desktop Viglen case though.

Would be interesting to see how well it had been done. Mine was only very simply inserted (it didn't fit too well, the keyboard connector had to be an old IDE cable shortened down and all wires pulled apart so it could squeeze through the small circular hole in the front of the case so it poked out of the front.) I never did get my keyboard encased in anything to keep it safe, however. It was so awkward to use, as none of the ports were brought to the outside of the case (and that made it pretty static which for a Beeb isn't great) but the board and floppy drives being powered by one PSU were very stable.

Any chance of sharing any of the pictures here?
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Re: BBC B Micro in a Viglen case complete with two 80 track double sided disk drives

Postby Pernod » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:55 pm

SimonSideburns wrote:Would be interesting to see how well it had been done. Mine was only very simply inserted (it didn't fit too well, the keyboard connector had to be an old IDE cable shortened down and all wires pulled apart so it could squeeze through the small circular hole in the front of the case so it poked out of the front.) I never did get my keyboard encased in anything to keep it safe, however. It was so awkward to use, as none of the ports were brought to the outside of the case (and that made it pretty static which for a Beeb isn't great) but the board and floppy drives being powered by one PSU were very stable.

You may be thinking of the Oak case. I have a Viglen case, it keeps the original base of the Beeb so all ports are still accessible, and the keyboard cable comes out from with underside PSU socket. The upper case is replaced with a unit that contains twin floppy drives and speaker.
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Re: BBC B Micro in a Viglen case complete with two 80 track double sided disk drives

Postby 1024MAK » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:40 am

Not a Viglen, but a similar metal case with disk drives is shown in one of my threads here (well, there's links to pictures anyway...).

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Re: BBC B Micro in a Viglen case complete with two 80 track double sided disk drives

Postby SimonSideburns » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:31 pm

Ah, I misunderstood.

My Viglen case was an old AT PC one.

Worked quite well as a base for the monitor to sit on, but not very accessible.
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Re: BBC B Micro in a Viglen case complete with two 80 track double sided disk drives

Postby martinw » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:46 pm

SimonSideburns wrote:As a non-member of the forum you have linked to all I get is an error page (as I don't have rights to view anything).

Strangely, though, I did have one of my BBC Micro machines in a Desktop Viglen case though.

Would be interesting to see how well it had been done. Mine was only very simply inserted (it didn't fit too well, the keyboard connector had to be an old IDE cable shortened down and all wires pulled apart so it could squeeze through the small circular hole in the front of the case so it poked out of the front.) I never did get my keyboard encased in anything to keep it safe, however. It was so awkward to use, as none of the ports were brought to the outside of the case (and that made it pretty static which for a Beeb isn't great) but the board and floppy drives being powered by one PSU were very stable.

Any chance of sharing any of the pictures here?


Sorry about that Simon, I didn't realise that was how it worked (on the Golborne Site).

There weren't any pictures on there though just a description (like the subject and content of my original post) so you weren't missing much.

Tricky is currently on the case as he is in that neck of the woods.

I'm sure once he gets hold of it he'll post pictures :)

Martin


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