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Just secured a Model B

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Just got a model B but can't pick it up for 2 weeks :(
Oh well it will give me time to get things ready for its arrival, caps for PSU, RGB lead, etc.
A big brother for my Electrons :D
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Good news.

When you start using the Beeb you'll find that it has, by default, all the extras that you need to add to an Electron to make it useful. :twisted:

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flaxcottage wrote:Good news.

When you start using the Beeb you'll find that it has, by default, all the extras that you need to add to an Electron to make it useful. :twisted:

Puts on tin hat and crouches in newly dug trench to await barrage from Elk owners. :P :lol:
:twisted: WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE :twisted:

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flaxcottage wrote:When you start using the Beeb you'll find that it has, by default, all the extras that you need to add to an Electron to make it useful. Puts on tin hat and crouches in newly dug trench to await barrage from Elk owners.
And what ever you do DO NOT MENTION THAT ELKS make good sources for keyboard switches, at the cost of the demise of the Elk....

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You can add peripherals to an Elk to give it the functionality of a Beeb, but there is nothing you can add to a Beeb to give it the beauty and charisma of an Elk ;-)
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I particularly like mode 2 running at 500-odd MHz... :D

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danielj wrote:I particularly like mode 2 running at 500-odd MHz... :D

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For me it is the Elk keyboard that is special. Much much better than the BBC's. Clickclickclick lovely.
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Hahaha. Oops. :D
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george.h wrote:And what ever you do DO NOT MENTION THAT ELKS make good sources for keyboard switches, at the cost of the demise of the Elk....
Absolutely not. :shock:

There is no need to sacrifice either Elks or Beebs to replace keys. We have the technology to clean and repair them. =D>

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george.h wrote:And what ever you do DO NOT MENTION THAT ELKS make good sources for keyboard switches, at the cost of the demise of the Elk ...
No. That would be silly. Neil clearly stated he got a model B. :D
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Excuse me, chaps - if an Elk key is the same as a Beeb key why do they feel so different? Are they the same form factor but different mechanically?
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Same keys as the M128. B had a better feel.

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jonb wrote:Excuse me, chaps - if an Elk key is the same as a Beeb key why do they feel so different? Are they the same form factor but different mechanically?
Err, because they are not all the same.

There are/were a number of different keyboards produced for the Model A/B during production.

Elk keys are the same as the keys on most Master computers.

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^^ For more information on different switches, see this link.
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DutchAcorn wrote:
george.h wrote:And what ever you do DO NOT MENTION THAT ELKS make good sources for keyboard switches, at the cost of the demise of the Elk ...
No. That would be silly. Neil clearly stated he got a model B. :D
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