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Hello from Keynsham!

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:11 pm
by CJS
Hi All,

Joined the forum a few weeks ago having lurked for some time before deciding to buy a Beeb which had some issues. Thanks to all those who've already helped with my ROM select and Disk Drive issues!

A bit about my potted computer history:
I started with an Atari 800XL computer in the mid 80s - played classics like Pole Position and Pac-Man until it "broke" and wouldn't load games anymore. Played with computer programming - mainly copying listings out of magazines!

I had a BBC Model B donated to me in the early 90s - was cassette only, and I didn't make enough money through paper rounds and Saturday jobs to get a disk drive. Mainly used for writing rudimentary Basic programs and playing games.

When I was at Uni, bought a second hand A4000 and used it for writing up essays etc using TechWriter. Sold the BBC and A4000 to fund the purchase of a second hand A7000, which I got onto the internet after much fiddling. Sold it a while later - but I don't remember why - possibly to buy a Sony PS2!


Nowadays - (re-)collecting older (but not old enough to be called retro IMO) Nintendo and Sony gaming consoles some of which I used to own but foolishly sold, and also buying the miniature versions of other consoles from the 90s. Recently bought an Atari 600XL from EBay which required a touch of soldering, and upgraded to 64KB so I could play my favourite games of the 80s.

Having stalked several EBay listings for a few months, finally bit the bullet and bought a Beeb - and subsequently a large number of bits and pieces, I've now settled on what I want (for now!) - A Beeb with gotek floppy, Sideways ROM/RAM upgrade, some form of "Hard Disk" function, Pi Co Processor. Still a few things to do / collect, but getting there.

Looking forward to participating in some conversations and helping out if I can.

Chris.

Re: Hello from Keynsham!

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:34 pm
by 1024MAK
Welcome on board Chris!

:D :D :D

I’m glad that you are enjoying the forum :D

Put yourself on the map by sticking a pin in it at this link (although I do know where Keynsham is, as I was there about two weeks ago! :P )
You can make your confession here :mrgreen:
You can list your Acorn machines vitals here

Mark

Re: Hello from Keynsham!

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:54 pm
by CMcDougall
welcome Chris :)

Re: Hello from Keynsham!

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:54 pm
by davidb
Welcome! :D

Re: Hello from Keynsham!

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:23 am
by Multiwizard
Hi Chris,

welcome to this great Forum... :D


Greetings from my little Dutch Atomic Attic, Wim... :-)

Re: Hello from Keynsham!

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:16 am
by tricky
Seems like you have big plans for your beeb.
Have you been looking through the list of new retro hardware?

Re: Hello from Keynsham!

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:46 am
by daveejhitchins
Welcome to the Forum, Chris . . . Enjoy . . .

Dave H :D

Re: Hello from Keynsham!

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:54 am
by Kazzie
Welcome on board!

Your Nintendo/Sony collection sounds a bit like the Nintendo/Sega collection in my house. :) There's a thread where others have shared their kit-accumulating confessions here.

Re: Hello from Keynsham!

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:27 am
by flaxcottage
Welcome, Chris. :D

I haven't heard of Keynsham since the days of radio Luxemburg on my trannie and that guy selling a method for winning the pools. :lol:

Re: Hello from Keynsham!

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:54 pm
by Andrew_Waite
flaxcottage wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:27 am
Welcome, Chris. :D

I haven't heard of Keynsham since the days of radio Luxemburg on my trannie and that guy selling a method for winning the pools. :lol:
Welcome!

I remember my father talking of Horace Batchelor of Keynsham (spelt K – E – Y – N – S – H – A – M).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydQ8I-qLH4o

Re: Hello from Keynsham!

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:51 am
by Elminster
Welcome to the forum

Re: Hello from Keynsham!

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:22 am
by CJS
tricky wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:16 am
Seems like you have big plans for your beeb.
Have you been looking through the list of new retro hardware?
Hi.
Yes I have seen it... and I think that is now part of my beeb addiction problem! So many things to try and no longer teenager levels of pocket money to keep my aspirations under control. :D

Re: Hello from Keynsham!

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:31 am
by CJS
Kazzie wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:54 am
Welcome on board!

Your Nintendo/Sony collection sounds a bit like the Nintendo/Sega collection in my house. :) There's a thread where others have shared their kit-accumulating confessions here.
Thanks for the pointer to that thread... gives me some badly needed evidence that my "collection" isn't excessive at all!

Re: Hello from Keynsham!

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:44 am
by 0xC0DE
CJS wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:22 am
So many things to try and no longer teenager levels of pocket money to keep my aspirations under control. :D
I know the problem well :mrgreen: