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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by CanonMan » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:12 pm

1024MAK wrote: What is it with some people "I don't have a battery to test". It uses two standard AA cells! Available in every supermarket and pound store.... :?

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It saves them writing "It's knackered and I know it" :lol:

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Post by 1024MAK » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:16 pm

CanonMan wrote:
1024MAK wrote: What is it with some people "I don't have a battery to test". It uses two standard AA cells! Available in every supermarket and pound store.... :?

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It saves them writing "It's knackered and I know it" :lol:
Yeah, I guessed that. Or they are just too lazy.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by JudgeBeeb » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:18 pm

Dodgy Gumtree Seller wrote:but the [battery] inside is definitely flat
And, therefore, by now, leaking.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by jimmydeath » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:28 am

Slogger ROMBox on Ebay at £20 with 9 hours to go.....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACORN-ELECTRO ... 2202346547

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Post by danielj » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:23 pm

That's certainly something in the "rather rarer" end of the spectrum...

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

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Post by bear » Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:52 am

Multiwizard wrote:anyone heard of the LOBO MAX-80 computer?
Yeah. You might think of it as a TRS-80 on steroids, or what the TRS-80 might have become if Tandy had fired all the accountants and let the engineers run amok. I have one, but no software, and it hasn't got any kind of ROM BASIC so for the moment... it sits. It can use 5.25" or 8" disks; the "normal" config would've been 8", unless you planned to avail yourself of the TRS-80 (LDOS) compatibility mode.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by Multiwizard » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:15 am

bear wrote:
Multiwizard wrote:anyone heard of the LOBO MAX-80 computer?
Yeah. You might think of it as a TRS-80 on steroids, or what the TRS-80 might have become if Tandy had fired all the accountants and let the engineers run amok. I have one, but no software, and it hasn't got any kind of ROM BASIC so for the moment... it sits. It can use 5.25" or 8" disks; the "normal" config would've been 8", unless you planned to avail yourself of the TRS-80 (LDOS) compatibility mode.
Thanks for all the info, always nice to know... :D


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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by schombi » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:20 pm

If anybody is interested in original Archimedes software. I just started an auction for a bundle: 132052338509
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Post by VincentVega » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:39 am

A Master in a "Viglan" [sic] case:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-Master-sy ... Sw44BYbsqD

Looks like it has the 80186 second processor as well.

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Post by atcurtis » Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:23 pm

These look like fascinating beasts... http://r.ebay.com/WVIZFj
Looks like someone took an ordinary A7000 motherboard and designed a custom backplane to turn it into a 1U rackmounted server.

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Post by 1980s_john » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:41 am

Spotted the following printer which was used with the Merlin M2105 (Electron based system):

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-COMPU ... 2418588290

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Paul Fray Control Systems I/O board

Post by sdsolle » Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:45 pm

Stumbled across this on eBay, and it brought rather a smile to my face:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Paul-Fray-Ltd ... 826850547/

I don't think the seller realises it's an Archimedes podule – there's no mention of anything remotely Acorn-y the listing, and since Paul Fray mostly made Eurocard expansion boards for a rack-mounted Beeb compatible control system, I bet they think it's some random industrial controller.

Thought I'd mention it here in case anyone's after a piece of vintage Arc I/O – I worked for Paul Fray Control Systems many moons ago (on the 8-bit stuff, not the 32), and I'm fairly sure this is the board that's effectively Beeb innards reworked as a podule – a 6522 and a '7002 ADC, perhaps?

Shame they don't have a higher res picture :)

Edit: This isn't my auction, but if I still should have posted this in the for sale/freebies section, apologies :(
What's the protocol? Do I delete and repost, or do mods have magic moving powers? Or is it OK here?


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Re: Paul Fray Control Systems I/O board

Post by steve3000 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:30 pm

sdsolle wrote:I don't think the seller realises it's an Archimedes podule – there's no mention of anything remotely Acorn-y the listing, and since Paul Fray mostly made Eurocard expansion boards for a rack-mounted Beeb compatible control system, I bet they think it's some random industrial controller
...well it is listed as "Tested and working"... So surely the seller must know, unless he hasn't really tested it? :?: [-X

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Post by sdsolle » Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:45 pm

steve3000 wrote:...well it is listed as "Tested and working"... So surely the seller must know, unless he hasn't really tested it? :?: [-X
Haha – looks like they sold an "Acorn CM-43/2-5073 2M/G MAIN PCM Motherboard 0192,105" before Xmas.

Oh god! I bet some random research department decided they'd had enough of paying pigeons pellets to peck pixels, and sold a fully working Skinner Box – which has now been stripped for parts :(
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by Chris C » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:28 pm

I have just put my 6502 EuroCube on eBay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182438001318? ... 1586.l2649

and a portable dot matrix printer

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182438059528? ... 1586.l2649
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by DutchAcorn » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:28 am

A PET tester on eBay. The last one went for over £380 but that included documentation.

Is anyone here bidding?
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Post by daveejhitchins » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:21 pm

This must some spectacular disc drive . . . Can't wait to see the photos and description :shock:

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by CMcDougall » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:34 pm

some Atom tapes & bits from Sqitzbitz
also this:
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Altra 2nd processor /editor rom, not seen /heard of this, so maybe LOLRARELOOK :?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Altra-Editor- ... 2518.l4276
wonder if it goes for >£19 original price
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Post by MartinB » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:06 pm

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Master 65C102 Internal Co-Pro


:shock: Probably gonna elicit a fair few quids......



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Post by daveejhitchins » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:38 am

CMcDougall wrote:some Atom tapes & bits from Sqitzbitz
also this:
altraROM.jpg
Altra 2nd processor /editor rom, not seen /heard of this, so maybe LOLRARELOOK :?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Altra-Editor- ... 2518.l4276
wonder if it goes for >£19 original price
Altra were a Leeds based firm, knew them well BITD, as we purchased the rights to their BASIC editor - which became the Advanced BASIC Editor.

I'll have a punt on this. If I win, I'll archive of course.

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Post by lurkio » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:31 pm

daveejhitchins wrote:
CMcDougall wrote:Altra 2nd processor /editor rom, not seen /heard of this, so maybe LOLRARELOOK :?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Altra-Editor- ... 2284613144
Altra were a Leeds based firm, knew them well BITD, as we purchased the rights to their BASIC editor - which became the Advanced BASIC Editor. I'll have a punt on this. If I win, I'll archive of course.
Is it not the same as one of the ones archived here?: viewtopic.php?t=5584

Btw, Dave, I'm loving the Pack (compaction) routine in the PRES Advanced BASIC Editor. Do you know who developed it?

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Post by CMcDougall » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:40 pm

lurkio wrote:same as one of the ones archived here?: viewtopic.php?t=5584
yip, that's it, as the ebay auction is (with eagle eyes) a 2764 blank eprom, so 8k,
& the one Martin put up as file TUBE103.zip, is also 8k & gives:
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ALTRA TUBE EDITOR 1.03 (C)ALTRA ROMS A.M.Lord 1985
& commands....
APPEND
LOADCDISLROMCLOSELVARDELMEMDIS NEWDUMP OLDEDITPRINTMEXTPRINTFILEQUITFINDROMHELPRSAVEHEXSAVELETSCLOSELIST
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so, thanks to yourself & Martin, DaveH has saved himself £19 =D>
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Post by daveejhitchins » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:45 pm

lurkio wrote:Btw, Dave, I'm loving the Pack (compaction) routine in the PRES Advanced BASIC Editor. Do you know who developed it? :?:
No, sorry . . . It came with the Altra BASIC Editor. It was originally 2 ROMs but as the Elk was always short of space we copied the CC method of 2 ROM and a PLD. I'm hoping to find the source code so that some enhancements can be added [-o<

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Post by CMcDougall » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:50 am

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/332144474026
does this exist in the archive, not on my lappy so can't check, does not look familiar...
Dodg'em Arcade Action by MS 1983 tape , models A&b
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Post by Pernod » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:08 pm

CMcDougall wrote:http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/332144474026
does this exist in the archive, not on my lappy so can't check, does not look familiar...
Dodg'em Arcade Action by MS 1983 tape , models A&b
Yep, we have it. The cover says A+ and B so probably A with 32K.
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Post by Arcadian » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:38 pm

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Post by leenew » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:09 pm

Not to be pedantic :D but we have "Dodge'Em" on bbcmicro.co.uk... the cassette case says "Dodg'em"... but shouldn't it be "Dodge 'Em"? :-k

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