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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by DutchAcorn » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:22 pm

RobC wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:18 pm
DutchAcorn wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:04 pm
The seller simply has no idea that the Challenger is more than just a disc drive and will not have tested beyond that?
Doubt it as the Challenger plugs into the 1MHz bus rather than the disk drive port. So, I don't think it can work with a regular DFS.

Of course, it's possible that the seller has tested it on another machine.
Then again, it may be a lemon. I just noticed the analogue port is missing.
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by Lardo Boffin » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:36 pm

I messaged the seller and it is a normal 80 track drive in the Challenger case and so would connect to the disc interface. He did not check to see if the RAM drive board was present.

So - not really worth a look then unless you want a Beeb with solidisc sideways RAM and a reasonable looking Challenger case. :oops:
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by Lardo Boffin » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:50 am

Possibly interesting fairly rare adventure games?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-Micro-Ga ... %7Ciid%3A1
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BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by Lardo Boffin » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:40 pm

Wish I had some money to burn.

I would not want it shipped by My Hermes though! :shock:
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BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Acorn 6502 coproc
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by Lardo Boffin » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:25 am

Dust cover for the Master. I have just bought one.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Dust-Cov ... %7Ciid%3A1
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BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Acorn 6502 coproc
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by markjw » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:46 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:25 am
Dust cover for the Master. I have just bought one.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Dust-Cov ... %7Ciid%3A1
all gone now - new old stock, that old 01 phone number for Twillstar's shop in Southall

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by Kazzie » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:28 am

There are currently two listings for Acorn System 1s on eBay (from the same seller):

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-system ... 4079166693

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-system ... 4079151013
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by CMcDougall » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:03 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-system ... 4079166693

system1 for £2,050+ anyone

cheaper one for £775 also ..... :?
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by Kazzie » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:13 pm

CMcDougall wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:03 pm
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-system ... 4079166693

system1 for £2,050+ anyone

cheaper one for £775 also ..... :?
Yeah, that's why I decided to build my own. :roll:
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by z0m8ied0g » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:10 pm

CMcDougall wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:03 pm
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-system ... 4079166693

system1 for £2,050+ anyone

cheaper one for £775 also ..... :?
The sickening thing is that they paid 80 quid for both of them at auction.
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by danielj » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:34 pm

I'm assuming not ebay auction :D

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by shakesc » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:50 am

Tempting Risc PC

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-RISC-P ... 1431.l2649

and a A7000

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-A7000- ... rk:23:pf:0

Looks like same bidder on both (excluding me !)

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by marcusjambler » Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:39 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-ACOR ... :rk:3:pf:0

Interesting Serial number on this Beeb :lol: [-X

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by Lardo Boffin » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:04 pm

marcusjambler wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:39 pm
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-ACOR ... :rk:3:pf:0

Interesting Serial number on this Beeb :lol: [-X

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I saw that one. Is it German?

http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org ... ronDe.html

Although the link above suggests it should be an electron.
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BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Acorn 6502 coproc
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc
USA Model B
BBC Master, Datacentre + HDD, pi co-proc, econet, NULA

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by marcusjambler » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:33 pm

it should be an electron
:lol:

You can see where someone has peeled it off the Elk :roll:

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by Kazzie » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:08 pm

For the polystyrene and cardboard collectors among you:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNUSED-Acorn ... :rk:8:pf:0

A boxed, unused Acorn Electron
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by Lardo Boffin » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:23 pm

Atom, issue 5
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Acorn 6502 coproc
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc
USA Model B
BBC Master, Datacentre + HDD, pi co-proc, econet, NULA

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by klintworth » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:47 am

Yes, definitely an export model with some of it's shielding removed!
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by DutchAcorn » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:01 pm

Boxed A5000 on ebay. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-A5000- ... 3087354575

Typical case of caveat emptor.

It comes with a RiscPC keyboard, which won’t work on the A5000. Seller knows this (I told him) but he decides not to mention.

The seller helpfully suggests that it does not work because of a previously installed graphics podule. So he probably knows the two jumpers on the Genlock interface are missing. Ofcourse it is more likely that it is seriously damaged by the battery leak so he mentiones that in a side note. Very fishy.
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by RobC » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:12 pm

DutchAcorn wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:01 pm
It comes with a RiscPC keyboard, which won’t work on the A5000. Seller knows this (I told him) but he decides not to mention.

The seller helpfully suggests that it does not work because of a previously installed graphics podule. So he probably knows the two jumpers on the Genlock interface are missing. Ofcourse it is more likely that it is seriously damaged by the battery leak so he mentiones that in a side note. Very fishy.
To be fair, that looks like an A4000 keyboard to me (which should work).

There is a picture of the battery area but it's hard to tell how much damage has been done. My track record with A5000s is really poor so I'm probably not the best person to give advice on this :(

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by danielj » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:18 pm

Battery is under the HDD and you can't see it :? - I'd not touch that personally!

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by DutchAcorn » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:37 pm

RobC wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:12 pm
DutchAcorn wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:01 pm
It comes with a RiscPC keyboard, which won’t work on the A5000. Seller knows this (I told him) but he decides not to mention.

The seller helpfully suggests that it does not work because of a previously installed graphics podule. So he probably knows the two jumpers on the Genlock interface are missing. Ofcourse it is more likely that it is seriously damaged by the battery leak so he mentiones that in a side note. Very fishy.
To be fair, that looks like an A4000 keyboard to me (which should work).

There is a picture of the battery area but it's hard to tell how much damage has been done. My track record with A5000s is really poor so I'm probably not the best person to give advice on this :(
I’ll have to humbly take back my suspicions, the keyboard is indeed compatible and the seller has updated with an attempt to fix the missing jumpers. Regardless of the obvious risk of buying a faulty A5000 I no longer believe the seller has ill intentions.
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by flaxcottage » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:24 pm

DutchAcorn wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:37 pm
.. I no longer believe the seller has ill intentions.
Absolutely. The seller is known to many of us on the forum. :D
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by IanS » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:09 am

flaxcottage wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:24 pm
DutchAcorn wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:37 pm
.. I no longer believe the seller has ill intentions.
Absolutely. The seller is known to many of us on the forum. :D
Possibly, the reply I got (about the missing links) came from Bethany.

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:08 pm

Anyone local? 20mb hard disc for £25!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20MB-Hard-Di ... %7Ciid%3A1
Atom, issue 5
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BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by Kazzie » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:40 am

An enterprising individual has manufactured some replica System 1 PCBs:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-System ... 3127339142

And also a keypad:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Keypad-kit-f ... 3130115415

And some seven-segment-LED-based replacements for the NSA1198 calculator-style display used in the System 1 (and other early kit computers):

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alternative- ... 3127252506
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by hoglet » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:28 am

Kazzie wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:40 am
An enterprising individual has manufactured some replica System 1 PCBs:
I've been look at these all week, thinking I really want to buy a set.

They are made by trev-ham, who is a member here:
search.php?author_id=10986&sr=posts

He seems to have done a really nice job in replicating the original board layouts.

But then I asked myself what I would actually do with an Acorn System One, which would cost over £100 to construct?

I looked around and could find no software for this at all.

Anyway, they are all sold now, so it's moot.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by MartinB » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:13 am

He’s re-listed another set Dave.... :-k :wink:

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by VectorEyes » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:42 pm

Decent looking Master and a CUB for £99, currently no bids. If I lived in Lancashire I'd be watching this one, but sadly I'm not even on the right side of London!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-Master-S ... 3701400217

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