Today I received.....

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Re: Today I recieved.....

Post by daveejhitchins » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:20 pm

And today: I Found this:
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From Right to Left:
John Huddleston, Rob Northern, John's sister (sorry I don't remember her name :( ) and Jane Huddleston.
Me behind the camera :D
And, of course, I don't remember which exhibition it was :lol:

In the front - an Elk with one of our AP4's in place :D :D Although I think the box behind says AP3!!

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Re: Today I recieved.....

Post by Slo » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:04 am

Got a nice big box from mark yesterday morning with a nice shiny external datacenter inside it =D> so thanks mark will be a week or two before I will get to try it out tho, slave to the money and all that.


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Re: Today I recieved.....

Post by 1024MAK » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:07 am

Snap!
Yesterday I got an external Datacentre from Mark as well =D>
I also got my second EUP PCB, thanks Martin =D>

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Re: Today I recieved.....

Post by nOmArch » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:00 pm

One external Datacentre,

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One Modem,

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Many thanks to Mark and Dave!
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Re: Today I recieved.....

Post by aerworuld » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:20 pm

Nice one! :)

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Re: Today I recieved.....

Post by martinw » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:34 pm

Exile :!:
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Although it doesn't seem to want to run with the second processor attached .....

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Re: Today I recieved.....

Post by pstnotpd » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:47 am

Not Acorn related (yet?) but something I've been staring at for months now.
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Re: Today I recieved.....

Post by CMcDougall » Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:53 pm

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a 'bootleg' of a 20yrs old tune that only had 10 copies on Test Press/dub plate. Was not paying £160 for one tune on eBay, so got 3 other trax aswell :lol: :D

http://www.discogs.com/release/4074066 :wink:
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Post by andyt31 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:00 pm

CMcDougall wrote: a 'bootleg' of a 20yrs old tune that only had 10 copies on Test Press/dub plate. Was not paying £160 for one tune on eBay, so got 3 other trax aswell :lol: :D

http://www.discogs.com/release/4074066 :wink:
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Re: Today I recieved.....

Post by paulv » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:04 pm

An A300 series 4-socket backplane :D

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As per this thread.

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Re: Today I recieved.....

Post by sweh » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:50 pm

From RobC (finally arrived!)
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Which means I can now plug the printer in!
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(Hmm, the printer seems to need "*FX6"; I think I need to change a DIP switch... if I can find them!)
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Post by RobC » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:14 am

sweh wrote:From RobC (finally arrived!)
Glad it eventually got to you!

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Re: Today I recieved.....

Post by martinw » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:37 pm

A second set of Watford dual 40/80 up and over floppy drives for my B+ .....
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..... and the ribbon cable was just long enough to reach =D>
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Also included in the purchase were the cute little cardboard pull out protection things 8)

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P.S. The dual side by side Cumanas are only 40 track and drive 0 is on the blink :cry:

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Re: Today I recieved.....

Post by aerworuld » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:47 pm

Hey Martin, which level of Chuckie Egg you got going on there?

(Very nice setup, BTW)

Stuart :)

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Re: Today I recieved.....

Post by martinw » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:05 pm

Hi Stuart,

It's just the level on Chuckie Egg that comes up at the start if you don't start playing.

Thanks, yeah, it's taken a wee while to get to the stage it is now, but I am pretty pleased with it as I sometimes think how much it would have all cost back in the day, thousands I would guess :!:

The IKEA desk is a strong old thing thank goodness, even though it's got a glass top :shock:

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Post by aerworuld » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:38 pm

Haha definitely!!

I know what you mean about how much it would have cost back then. That's one of the reasons I love collecting up bits for my Elk now; I keep thinking back to reading Electron User as a lad and all the add-ons I dreamed of but never quite made it to.

Now is a second-chance!

Fair-play to you mate, as they say ;)

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Post by nOmArch » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:11 pm

aerworuld wrote:which level of Chuckie Egg you got going on there?
That would be Level 4
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Re: Today I recieved.....

Post by VincentVega » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:30 pm

Not strictly Beeb-related (though I'll be using it on my Beeb), I got myself a Weller WS81 soldering station as an early Xmas present to myself. I've only briefly got it out of the box, but it looks like a first-rate bit of kit. The iron is nice and light, and the base unit is pretty hefty.

This is replacing a £20 piece of junk I got from Maplin that stopped working properly. Perhaps I'll finally get around to getting my GBS8200 card up and running.

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Re: Today I recieved.....

Post by andyt31 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:02 pm

GRAM Business Systems Electron disk interface. I believe its the same as the Slogger 400. Came with the Pegasus 400 ROM and T2PEG. No idea if it works yet. Got it for free with a box of 'PC' parts. :mrgreen:

It needs a good clean as it came from a smokers house.

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Re: Today I recieved.....

Post by MartinB » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:19 pm

Nice freebie =D>

Interesting pic :-k. It obviously is a Peg 400 to all intents and purposes but the PCB is different to the ones we re-lifed. The tracks on yours suggest it's been layed out with early PCB CAD whereas the Pegs we found were very much hand-drawn. Also, your PCB has a part number where ours simply said "PEGASUS disk system".

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Post by andyt31 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:32 pm

Ooh R@RE! :lol:
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Post by MartinB » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:53 pm

Oh yes, L@@K R@RE! I'd say :D

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Re: Today I recieved.....

Post by retroclinic » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:12 pm

You're forgetting the OMG!!!11!!!!11ELEVENTYONE!!11! :lol:
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Post by CMcDougall » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:34 am

andyt31 wrote:GRAM Business Systems Electron disk interface
8)

ebay, £974 :-k
mind to put rare in title, might get £979 :wink:
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Re: Today I recieved.....

Post by paulv » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:52 am

There's a slight difference on that board by the look of it. An extra jumper just below the IDC connector. Any ideas as to what it's for?

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Post by andyt31 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:02 am

Ive started a new thread for the disk interface : http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5865
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Re: Today I recieved.....

Post by aerworuld » Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:21 pm

A Nightingale from CJE that will let the beeb take over from the C64 to fulfill my BBS/MUD addictions :)
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Post by aerworuld » Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:03 pm

...And here's Arcade BBS through the beeb :)
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Re: Today I recieved.....

Post by nOmArch » Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:34 pm

Nice! That's good motivation to put a power cable on the modem Dave sent me and get up and running.

btw have you seen the BBS Documentary by Jason Scott*? It's really good and is sort of like the 'Triumph of the Nerds' series but about BBS's.

I will be watching the final two episodes tonight.

*Of 'Get Lamp' fame.
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Post by aerworuld » Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:41 pm

nOmArch wrote:Nice! That's good motivation to put a power cable on the modem Dave sent me and get up and running.

btw have you seen the BBS Documentary by Jason Scott*? It's really good and is sort of like the 'Triumph of the Nerds' series but about BBS's.
I haven't seen it! Thanks for tip ;) now i'm on a mission...

*edit* BTW, I've found a manual for the Nightingale online, will put it up here just in case you don't have one :)

Not all the menu options from Nostromo seem to be showing up when connecting with the beeb - it just shows Messaging services but none of the external files, so I'll see what i can work out..... otherwise, game on!
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