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by flaxcottage
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Help - scart output
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Help - scart output

If you can, try the output on another, different make of TV. Then maybe you can determine where the problem lies.

On a B+ I have the RGB socket had a dry joint. That produced many amazing effects including what you showed.
by flaxcottage
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Obtaining An A3000
Replies: 10
Views: 210

Re: Obtaining An A3000

The more modern rechargeable batteries will be OK if they are kept charged. This means that the machine will need to be powered on at least once a month. It is when the cells become completely discharged that trouble occurs - that happens when machines are put in storage for 25 years or so.
by flaxcottage
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello - at long last
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: Hello - at long last

Welcome, Allan. :D Nothing beats the feel of a real Beeb. :lol:
by flaxcottage
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Introduction long overdue
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Introduction long overdue

Welcome to 2019 StarDot, Luke. :D
by flaxcottage
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: School Teacher - Help Me Get This Acorn Running
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Re: School Teacher - Help Me Get This Acorn Running

A Datacentre and a Master are a marriage made in heaven - up to 2GB HDD storage, DFS, ADFS, SWR and PAGE stays at &E00!!
by flaxcottage
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi there! and thanks (already)
Replies: 14
Views: 170

Re: Hi there! and thanks (already)

Welcome, Andy. :D

Good luck with the A3010 upgrading. It is a great machine once it has a hard drive.
by flaxcottage
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Returning to the fold and hello
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: Returning to the fold and hello

Welcome. That A3020 is a great machine. :D
by flaxcottage
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: List of Acorn/BBC related websites
Replies: 26
Views: 5836

Re: List of Acorn/BBC related websites

Try this ...
by flaxcottage
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2881
Views: 245330

Re: LOLPRICE

Yes, but that was the Master one complete with manual. Same software, same cartridge, different box.

Not being a games player, I haven't played LISP. Who has the high score? :lol: :twisted:
by flaxcottage
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: BBC user 1982-1990, 2019-...
Replies: 23
Views: 308

Re: BBC user 1982-1990, 2019-...

Welcome. :D
by flaxcottage
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Announcement : Update on hardware produced by me.
Replies: 17
Views: 1481

Re: Announcement : Update on hardware produced by me.

Glad everything is OK in Corfu. Hope the quality of life is what you expect and would like. :mrgreen:
by flaxcottage
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: A Website dedicated to the Acorn System Computers
Replies: 20
Views: 483

Re: A Website dedicated to the Acorn System Computers

Very interesting. I've never really seen one of these working let alone used one. They look rather Heath-Robinson and that is cool. :D
by flaxcottage
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hallo!
Replies: 9
Views: 177

Re: Hallo!

Welcome. :D

Dyslexic figners is one of my problems. :lol:
by flaxcottage
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: Introducing myself

Welcome, Dangelus. :D
by flaxcottage
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Using a Baildon Electronics IDE Podule with a CF Card
Replies: 12
Views: 189

Re: Using a Baildon Electronics IDE Podule with a CF Card

Should the CF/SD Cards be of a fixed capacity, or can I use any card? The maximum capacity should be 2Gb. You will only be able to format one 500Mb HDD equivalent unless you have something like a Whizzo ROM available, which you would have to load from floppy disk in an A3010 before you could access...
by flaxcottage
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Using a Baildon Electronics IDE Podule with a CF Card
Replies: 12
Views: 189

Re: Using a Baildon Electronics IDE Podule with a CF Card

Have you tried it?

I would do just that. :D
by flaxcottage
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Rediscovering old BBC B gems
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Rediscovering old BBC B gems

Welcome. :D

Emulators are good but nothing beats the warm smell of vintage electronics and the whir of a disc drive. :lol:
by flaxcottage
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5017
Views: 364553

Re: Today I received.....

paper-rolls.jpg A clutch of thermal paper printer rolls for my Texas PC100C printer cradle. The printer works with my TI-58 and TI-59 calculators. This printer uses paper 63mm wide, which is now obsolete. New old stock paper does appear from time to time but is horrendously expensive. These are 60m...
by flaxcottage
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master 2.5" hard drive
Replies: 40
Views: 1120

Re: BBC Master 2.5" hard drive

Thanks for that. It is hard to determine exactly what is there just from the names on the listing but there could be lots of MIA stuff. The entries entitled Derbys and Notts intrigue me since I worked for those authorities in the past and wrote a lot of software for them.
by flaxcottage
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Beeb lid never screwed on. Just me?
Replies: 14
Views: 343

Re: Beeb lid never screwed on. Just me?

I have one BBC Master with a screwed together case. That is the one I take to shows for Joe Public to use; it has an internal network interface so everything comes through Econet. It just makes the machine more robust. :D
by flaxcottage
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master 2.5" hard drive
Replies: 40
Views: 1120

Re: BBC Master 2.5" hard drive

Very nice.

It would be interesting to see what is inside the Education folder. [-o<
by flaxcottage
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 27/4/19
Replies: 24
Views: 654

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 27/4/19

If I can get the demo set up in time I'll also bring a Plotmate A4 set up and LOGO. Wonder if anyone will use it to draw a giant willy :) I was kinda surpprised no one did that when we where playing with turtles a couple of years back :) Cheers. Phill. The new ROM routines contain extensive error c...
by flaxcottage
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 1MHz bus breakout boards
Replies: 14
Views: 577

Re: 1MHz bus breakout boards

Got home today and a board was waiting for me. Thanks, Dominic.
by flaxcottage
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Taking a break
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Re: Taking a break

bbcmicro.co.uk is a great site. Well done, sir! =D> =D>

Have a good rest, you've deserved it.
by flaxcottage
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5017
Views: 364553

Re: Today I received.....

Thanks, Chris. :D
by flaxcottage
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Retro upgrades, value for money, eBay & why bother?
Replies: 47
Views: 1069

Re: Retro upgrades, value for money, eBay & why bother?

Value for money is very subjective! That is so true. Considering the MMC-type interfaces I have 3 different types, the turboMMC, a Retroclinic SPI microSD interface and a FlaxCottage special. All work very well but the turboMMC version is a 'more complete' system as it allows easy copying from flop...
by flaxcottage
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5017
Views: 364553

Re: Today I received.....

Interesting. What is this 'purple board' then. Pray do tell. [-o<
by flaxcottage
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Retro upgrades, value for money, eBay & why bother?
Replies: 47
Views: 1069

Re: Retro upgrades, value for money, eBay & why bother?

Generally the 'modern' retro kit I buy has been good value for money and very, very useful. I've had loads of your gear (as you know), stuff from Retroclinic, stuff from IFEL, stuff from Retro-Kit, stuff from Retro-Hardware, etc. All of the gear has been good. Whenever I have had any problems an ema...
by flaxcottage
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: DFS Explorer
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: DFS Explorer

That looks to be very handy. =D> =D>