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Lardo Boffin
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by Lardo Boffin » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:22 pm

Atom, issue 5
Elk
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 jms2 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:55 pm

Anyone know what this Elk expansion unit is? I'm not thinking of buying it, just intrigued.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Retr ... Swa0ddmbLH

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by Slo » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:03 pm

Its a disk drive interface for the plus 1/rombox that fits on the back of an elk. Surprised hes asking 70 quid for it if he doesnt know what its for or does or even works which it probably wont seeing as he cant find the power lead for the computer (that old chesnut)

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by Pernod » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:07 pm

jms2 wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:55 pm
Anyone know what this Elk expansion unit is? I'm not thinking of buying it, just intrigued.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Retr ... Swa0ddmbLH
It's the Cumana Floppy Disk System, see http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org ... ystem.html. It's not much use without the utility disk, which is not archived. You can use with the Slogger EDFS though.

The battery is for the Real Time Clock, see my emulation at viewtopic.php?f=4&t=14384#p192576
- Nigel

BBC Model B: ATPL Sidewise, Acorn Speech, 2xWatford Floppy Drives, AMX Mouse, Viglen case, BeebZIF, etc.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by jms2 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:57 pm

Thanks Nigel, I had not seen that interface before. Having the cable coming out of the bottom is unusual but neat.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by Lardo Boffin » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:01 pm

Atom, issue 5
Elk
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 darren-s » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:15 pm

Iyonix PC on ebay low bids at the mo https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Iyonix-PC/27 ... SwAHFeUnrU

If I was nearer Luton I'd be tempted myself ....

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by sbadger » Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:37 am

Risc Ix Boot strap & Development discs

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184190048250
So many projects, so little time...

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by stevebubs » Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:31 pm

Are these imaged anywhere?

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by egel » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:30 am

sbadger wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:37 am
Risc Ix Boot strap & Development discs

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184190048250
Let's try to decipher what is written on the disk boxes:
Left:
Core 10
Boottrap 1

Middle:
Dev 3
Env 2
Emacs 2
X11 2
X ????
Fortran 77
X D??????? 1.39

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by adutchuser » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:21 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184197857527
Not mine but one of the photos seems to have the original owners postal address

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Post by adutchuser » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:26 pm

egel wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:30 am
sbadger wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:37 am
Risc Ix Boot strap & Development discs

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184190048250
Let's try to decipher what is written on the disk boxes:
Left:
Core 10
Boottrap 1

Middle:
Dev 3
Env 2
Emacs 2
X11 2
X ????
Fortran 77
X D??????? 1.39
X D??????? 1.39 = X Desktop
X ???? = X Page ???? -> YPages => Yellow pages User domain type tool if I recall

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by Lardo Boffin » Mon May 11, 2020 2:14 pm

A copy of 6502 co-proc Elite. First one I have seen on eBay!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Elite-6502-S ... %7Ciid%3A1


Already a bid at £120!
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Atom, issue 5
Elk
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 Lardo Boffin » Mon May 18, 2020 12:22 pm

I don’t have words.
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Atom, issue 5
Elk
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 Yrrah2 » Mon May 18, 2020 12:54 pm

Really :shock: :shock:
Happy with my BBC Master
www.mybbcmaster.nl

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by billcarr2005 » Mon May 18, 2020 12:57 pm

Astonishing :shock:

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by markjw » Mon May 18, 2020 9:14 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 12:22 pm
I don’t have words.
crazy price - want to bet we see another auction for Elite soon - 'extremely rare £599 BIN'

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by roobarb! » Tue May 19, 2020 2:07 am

markjw wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:14 pm
Lardo Boffin wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 12:22 pm
I don’t have words.
crazy price - want to bet we see another auction for Elite soon - 'extremely rare £599 BIN'
Crazy money indeed, but that buyer was in it from an hour after it was first listed. No messing around, they wanted it.

I actually came here to mention this new-old-stock export BBC B, serial 02-UNB09-1004784. Most interesting because it is in unassembled condition, but also because it is in Nova Scotia right now. I don't know how often these crop up, but it interested me.

Crazy money again, mind.
BBC Model B - 32K, Issue 4, IFEL RAM/ROM, Speech System, Turbo MMC
A3010 - Unknown condition, hiding in the loft!
Risc PC - Fine last time I saw it!

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by berendvosmer » Tue May 19, 2020 6:23 am

Nice kit.

Interesting, I don’t recognize the layout. Especially I notice the ROM chips aren’t in the usual position.

What issue number is this?

Regards,

Berend Vosmer

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by 1024MAK » Tue May 19, 2020 7:04 am

Export model, so not does not have a U.K. board issue number, intended either for the USA or German market (hence the shielding). A lot were either modified for the U.K. market, or as it appears here, sold as DIY conversion kits.

Mark

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by tricky » Tue May 19, 2020 7:39 am

Looks like it has the speech chips, which would make it USA, but I could be wrong.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by RobC » Tue May 19, 2020 7:53 am

tricky wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 7:39 am
Looks like it has the speech chips, which would make it USA, but I could be wrong.
Yes - the serial number and case markings indicate it's the US model rather than the German one. They do come up on eBay from time to time - I picked up an example of each recently at more typical Beeb prices. The one thing you really notice is how heavy they are compared to standard Beebs.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by Kazzie » Tue May 19, 2020 2:33 pm

All things considered, I'd expect an unassembled Beeb in Nova Scotia to be the US specification, rather than the German one. ;)

It appears that the US Model B was marketed in Canada with a $1500 price tag - that's in 1985 money! :shock: (See issue 8 of the Atom Users' Group Canada newsletter.)
BBC Model B 32k issue 7, Sidewise ROM board with 16K RAM
Archimedes 420/1 upgraded to 4MB RAM, ZIDEFS with 512MB CF card
Acorn System 1 home-made replica

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by markjw » Tue May 19, 2020 2:49 pm

roobarb! wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 2:07 am
markjw wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:14 pm
Lardo Boffin wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 12:22 pm
I don’t have words.
crazy price - want to bet we see another auction for Elite soon - 'extremely rare £599 BIN'
Crazy money indeed, but that buyer was in it from an hour after it was first listed. No messing around, they wanted it.

I actually came here to mention this new-old-stock export BBC B, serial 02-UNB09-1004784. Most interesting because it is in unassembled condition, but also because it is in Nova Scotia right now. I don't know how often these crop up, but it interested me.

Crazy money again, mind.
hopefully both Elite and the BBC kit will end up in the hands of collectors rather than someone just out to make a profit

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by Lardo Boffin » Mon May 25, 2020 9:38 am

As set of key caps for the Master:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-BBC-Ma ... Sw0mFey3p4

Nothing to do with me, just looked useful.
Atom, issue 5
Elk
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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