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by martinw
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A4000 back up and running again :D
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: A4000 back up and running again :D

Andy_S wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:15 pm
Looking good Martin :D +1 for the bl702a too, I also took delivery of one this week and am very impressed. Was surprised how light it was too, handy for me as don't have the space to leave the arc set up permanently at the moment.
Thanks Andy, yes, light as a feather 8)

Martin
by martinw
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A4000 back up and running again :D
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: A4000 back up and running again :D

danielj wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:31 pm
Love the BenQ :) good move!

d.
Cheers, 99 quid from Amazon, you can’t go wrong 8)

Martin
by martinw
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A4000 back up and running again :D
Replies: 6
Views: 198

A4000 back up and running again :D

New battery ... 089E23DE-7177-4EC3-A35D-C18012EA9BA3.jpeg Put everything back together again. Hold down delete while powering up and hey presto 8) Invested in a little LCD monitor too which looks really good =D> 82F882BC-7D27-4CF0-9AC7-87F690E775CF.jpeg 2071FBB3-92BA-4D9A-95F0-A300B3850EBC.jpeg Than...
by martinw
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Acorn Electron fan, just joined
Replies: 29
Views: 443

Re: Acorn Electron fan, just joined

tricky wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:32 pm
Welcome,
have you tried beebasm?
Confession time, who else checked Martin's maths? :lol:
I knew someone would, I would :D

I did it in my head too, no fancy calculators :lol:

Martin
by martinw
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Acorn Electron fan, just joined
Replies: 29
Views: 443

Re: Acorn Electron fan, just joined

Welcome 1100000011011110 :)

Martin
by martinw
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello I am new :-)
Replies: 12
Views: 274

Re: Hello I am new :-)

Welcome James :)

Martin
by martinw
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 10
Views: 161

Re: Hello

Welcome Tom :)

Games games games :!:

Martin
by martinw
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 217
Views: 23587

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Some nice Commodore videos as we approach the 25th anniversary of Commodore International declaring bankruptcy on the 29th April 1994. 8 Bit Generation: The Commodore Wars : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq_t-v0bDZ8&t=14s Bil Herd: Tales From Inside Commodore : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Zp...
by martinw
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Another A5000
Replies: 15
Views: 336

Re: Another A5000

Thanks Andy :)

Martin
by martinw
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Another A5000
Replies: 15
Views: 336

Re: Another A5000

Cheers Daniel, thought I’d also check my A3000 on the off chance, squeaky clean =D>
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Cheers,

Martin, All the best again !!!!
by martinw
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Another A5000
Replies: 15
Views: 336

Re: Another A5000

After reading this I thought I’d do a quick check on my A4000. So thank you, caught just in time me thinks. All the best with yours.
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What’s the suggested replacement?

Martin
by martinw
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: community projects
Topic: Earliest examples of each machine?
Replies: 41
Views: 5730

Re: Earliest examples of each machine?

I’m top of a list, well top of part of a list, I’ve never been top of a part of a list before 😎 Here’s my B+ in all of her pimped out finery 😁 A193D51D-DC02-421D-8811-CE953FF5D30A.jpeg 0C6AEF33-46D8-4CC2-BFCF-11EA0A1C46F3.jpeg 28858ED8-B487-411E-9F23-13B7C5580801.jpeg 4783C1A6-9318-47D7-ADD7-48AE984...
by martinw
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Thermionic Valves
Replies: 80
Views: 4940

Re: Thermionic Valves

Another cute valve acquired, in even cuter packaging 8)
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Martin
by martinw
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 14
Views: 251

Re: Hello!

Welcome Colin :)

Enjoy :!:

Martin
by martinw
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Should i get an A3000 or a RISCPC ?
Replies: 36
Views: 970

Re: Should i get an A3000 or a RISCPC ?

AtomicElite was the entire reason I got an atom and went to lengths to get it pimped out. It’s worth the effort and I’ve since enjoyed exploring the Atom and what it can do. Fingers cross Kees will finish AtomicElite and maybe launch some new projects soon (like AtomicTubeElite!! [-o< [-o< ) Defini...
by martinw
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Should i get an A3000 or a RISCPC ?
Replies: 36
Views: 970

Re: Should i get an A3000 or a RISCPC ?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m a big fan of your videos, Martin :) I’ll have to make a new recording of Elite running on all my machines. I did one of it on 8 machines a few years ago but I’ve got rather more than that now that can ‘do’ Elite :) Thank you, it was from a wee while ag...
by martinw
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Should i get an A3000 or a RISCPC ?
Replies: 36
Views: 970

Re: Should i get an A3000 or a RISCPC ?

trixster wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:07 am
A3000. So you can play ArcElite and Zarch as they were intended.
Oh yes ...
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And the rest :wink: (see below)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulP3X2NTAhg

Martin
by martinw
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Thermionic Valves
Replies: 80
Views: 4940

Re: Thermionic Valves

Cheers John :D
by martinw
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Thermionic Valves
Replies: 80
Views: 4940

Re: Thermionic Valves

Latest addition, possibly my greatest (read cheapest (compared to it's age/significance)) find. A Grammont Fotos, from about WW1!
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Made here ...
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Martin
by martinw
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Grammont Fotos TM Thermionic Valve
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Grammont Fotos TM Thermionic Valve

Cheers, yes I was thinking about getting a few “glowing” at some point 😁 I think I only need two more to complete my collection, no magpie here 😉 until I move onto my next obsession 😁
by martinw
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: VIC 20 - very low serial number - 0415 !
Replies: 11
Views: 527

Re: VIC 20 - very low serial number - 0415 !

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:05 pm
I always wanted one of these as well. Captain Kirk!


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Beam me up Scotty :lol: 8)

Martin
by martinw
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Grammont Fotos TM Thermionic Valve
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Grammont Fotos TM Thermionic Valve

Sorry, I thought this deserved a separate topic :oops: This little old valve was one of the first hard vacuum valves ever made in WWI. DD6BBF42-2183-4154-AD63-12CDA1708F3B.jpeg 52574FA9-F784-43DC-BACF-8C2C91BD72DA.jpeg It was mislabelled on EBay so I got it for a relative song :D I noticed the small...
by martinw
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: VIC 20 - very low serial number - 0415 !
Replies: 11
Views: 527

Re: VIC 20 - very low serial number - 0415 !

Thank you JMS2, that’s really interesting information =D>

Martin
by martinw
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: VIC 20 - very low serial number - 0415 !
Replies: 11
Views: 527

Re: VIC 20 - very low serial number - 0415 !

vanpeebles wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:38 am
You really need 16k, some of the games carts are cool. Gorf was excellent.
Cheers; I'll look into that :)

Martin
by martinw
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: VIC 20 - very low serial number - 0415 !
Replies: 11
Views: 527

Re: VIC 20 - very low serial number - 0415 !

vanpeebles wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:09 am
Not bad for a freebie! They are pretty basic (no pun). I don't think they had the charm of a zx81 :)
Cost me £30, nearly free :lol: Are they as bad as a ZX81 :shock: I thought I saw colour video on the interweb :? I guess the low amount of RAM is the limiting factor ... :?:

Martin
by martinw
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: VIC 20 - very low serial number - 0415 !
Replies: 11
Views: 527

VIC 20 - very low serial number - 0415 !

I have had a slight hankering for a Commodore PET for a wee while, not sure why, then a gentleman at work offered me a VIC 20 in a box (a baby PET by all accounts), a bit yellow, but no more information. I opened it up (the box) and have come to the realisation it is pretty early/old. Late 1981 old ...
by martinw
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Thermionic Valves
Replies: 80
Views: 4940

Re: Thermionic Valves

This one (the bigger one) I think is from 1919. 97ACE75C-D3CB-4000-A767-18892181294C.jpeg You can just about see 19 across the NT10. The NT stands for Navy Transmitter as far as I can Google. The form factor is similar to the 1916 one. A lot of this early stuff was pushed forward by WWI as far as I ...
by martinw
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Thermionic Valves
Replies: 80
Views: 4940

Re: Thermionic Valves

1916 ...

http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/collections/imu ... mbnails=on

A thing of beauty, tiny too :shock:

Sad about your vintage drawer, mine are on a shelf, worry slightly about the cat :!:


Martin
by martinw
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Thermionic Valves
Replies: 80
Views: 4940

Re: Thermionic Valves

Can you tell what it is yet :?: :shock: 8)

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Martin
by martinw
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Thermionic Valves
Replies: 80
Views: 4940

Re: Thermionic Valves

Ediswan PV5DE added to the collection, looks like its early to mid 1920s according to the BBC logo.

Looking cool 😎

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Martin