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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Post by JudgeBeeb » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:06 pm

The error has been corrected now. Unfortunately, I think the seller might have had more success if he left the picture of the house.
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Post by Boydie » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:47 am

I think you've missed the point with the first photo. The bottom right shows the exact piece of pavement where he found it.

Just out of shot there's a dog still eating the first 14 pages and cover.

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Post by danielj » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:03 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152788962164

Working and untested! Superposition!

:)

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Post by flaxcottage » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:35 pm

Yes, I saw that. I presumed that a light came on on the A3000 and the ring main fuse did not blow. :lol:
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Why do I keep collecting Acorn gear? I'm going to need a considerably bigger man-cave. :?

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Post by paulv » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:03 pm

danielj wrote:https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152788962164

Working and untested! Superposition!

:)

d.
Didn't you know amongst the many Acorn first, the quantum SoC was one of them! :lol: :lol:

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Post by JudgeBeeb » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:27 am

There is so much wonder in the universe; why should you want to imagine that there is more?

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:19 pm

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-BBC-micr ... 5232.l9681

Erm...

Apparently it is tested and fully working. Given the inability to read the case I would take that with a pinch of salt.

And nice flip flops!
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Retroclinic Datacentre + HDD, Viglen twin 40/80 5.25" discs, acorn cassette, Acorn 6502 coproc
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc
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Post by flaxcottage » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:04 pm

This one had me in stitches! :lol:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hydra-Backpl ... SwUchaHDIg

LOL price too. :shock:
- John

Why do I keep collecting Acorn gear? I'm going to need a considerably bigger man-cave. :?

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Post by paulv » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:39 pm

flaxcottage wrote:This one had me in stitches! :lol:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hydra-Backpl ... SwUchaHDIg

LOL price too. :shock:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=14093&p=187777

That's the original thread for this... At one point it was up for £2999 as well. £999 is still a silly price based on the fact that the arbitration hardware that is on a separate back plane is missing. The Hydra board in that state is pretty much a curiosity that you could frame but it wouldn't ever work in a machine in that condition...

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Post by vanekp » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:36 pm

LOL an electron emulator with games https://www.ebay.nl/itm/Acorn-Electron- ... Sw7GRZL8yu
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Post by steve3000 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:46 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253359708480

Love what he's done there! Definitely a rare combination :lol:

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Post by sweh » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:03 am

steve3000 wrote:Love what he's done there! Definitely a rare combination :lol:
That is... impressive!
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Post by Lardo Boffin » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:11 pm

sweh wrote:
steve3000 wrote:Love what he's done there! Definitely a rare combination :lol:
That is... impressive!
Its used and working! In what way?
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Retroclinic Datacentre + HDD, Viglen twin 40/80 5.25" discs, acorn cassette, Acorn 6502 coproc
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc
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Post by flaxcottage » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:26 pm

Interesting how this eBayer has photographed his/her collection of discs but with all the contents covered. The discs will probably be what will interest bidders!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-BBC-Mi ... SwD45aldYz

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Why do I keep collecting Acorn gear? I'm going to need a considerably bigger man-cave. :?

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:53 am

flaxcottage wrote:Interesting how this eBayer has photographed his/her collection of discs but with all the contents covered. The discs will probably be what will interest bidders!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-BBC-Mi ... SwD45aldYz

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Ooh! Bitstik discs. They are rare.
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Retroclinic Datacentre + HDD, Viglen twin 40/80 5.25" discs, acorn cassette, Acorn 6502 coproc
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc
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Post by Boydie » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:40 am

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Ooh! Bitstik discs. They are rare.
Bet whoever buys/bought his Bitstick will be miffed. :lol:

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:32 pm

BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Retroclinic Datacentre + HDD, Viglen twin 40/80 5.25" discs, acorn cassette, Acorn 6502 coproc
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc
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Post by daveejhitchins » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:35 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:Welcome pack for beeb. RARE! :lol:
I like the fact that another 5 (People who viewed this item also viewed) are shown below :lol:

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:49 pm

daveejhitchins wrote:
Lardo Boffin wrote:Welcome pack for beeb. RARE! :lol:
I like the fact that another 5 (People who viewed this item also viewed) are shown below :lol:

Dave H :D
That is a nice touch. 8)
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Retroclinic Datacentre + HDD, Viglen twin 40/80 5.25" discs, acorn cassette, Acorn 6502 coproc
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc
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Post by Commie_User » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:14 pm

Commodore 64 at £400 in the last hour of bidding. 'Appears unused': https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-64 ... SwDqlar9dF

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Pfffft!
Yeah, cos you cleaned it, probably retrobrited as well and slung it in a bag. I've heard stories of people taking the plug off, even though computers came with plugs fitted by then. Still, one born every minute. :(
It's highly likely that it was bought new with good intentions, never used then placed into the loft with everything else (there was a lot of stuff in that loft.) There are no storage marks on the computer itself, the keys and rubber feet show no wear and the whole thing looks like new (even the power supply had no plug in place yet.) The cables and joystick have been stored in plastic bags and they too are in excellent condition.

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Post by Commie_User » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:10 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-64 ... 0011.m1850

590 quid Buy It Now, if you missed it!!!

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Post by Prime » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:01 pm

This seems to be neither of the things the seller describes it as :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Newt ... 2905419358

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Post by steve3000 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:36 pm

Humm...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cassette-DAT ... 2002990346

From the description: "They don't make cassette recorders any more but we found this player that will load data tapes into a BBC Microcomputer..."

So why's this cassette recorder available online and in stock at my local Argos store (for almost half the price of the above)?

http://www.argos.co.uk/product/5740413

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Post by topcat96 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:03 am

@steve3000

Or go to http://www.amazon.co.uk and get a Groov-e Retro Series Shoebox Cassette Player and Recorder with Ear, Mic and REM sockets for £24.99

I know which of the two I'd rather have by the side of my Beeb ... and it's definitely NOT the 4d-pi-Shop one from fleabay.
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Post by steve3000 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:09 am

:D Exactly!

I started looking as my Acorn data recorder is not behaving at the moment, so I don't want to be left unable to use my cassette collection... but seems like there are at least a coupe of modern recorders available off the shelf with the right connections :)

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Post by CMcDougall » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:55 am

steve3000 wrote: description: "They don't make cassette recorders any more but we found this player that will load data tapes into a BBC Microcomputer..."3
are those not the cheap rubbish ones from Lidl / Aldi , I think they where £9 brand new about a year ago :lol:
if anything, use a Sony walkman with heads worth more than £9 :roll:

even the USB decks are £20ish, but, my needles on my Technics SL1200s are £25+ just for the needle,
so the stylus must be made of metal shavings and the 'ripping' is not from vinyl to file, but your vinyl in bin after one play!! [-(
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Post by crj » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:15 pm

The computer end of the lead is a five pin plug so should be compatible with any of the 1980's home computers that had a three, five or seven pin DIN socket.
A 5-pin DIN plug "should" fit a 3-pin DIN socket? Really now?

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Post by pau1ie » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:21 pm

crj wrote:A 5-pin DIN plug "should" fit a 3-pin DIN socket? Really now?
You just need a bigger hammer.
I'm working on http://bbcmicro.co.uk

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Post by Prime » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:28 am

That depends if it's actually a 5 hole shroud with only 3 pins populated because 5 pin plugs and sockets are more common. The monitor connector on the Dragon 32/64 is like that.

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Post by VincentVega » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:45 pm

Presumably this is the computing equivalent of that Simpsons episode when Homer put "speed holes" in his car. I give you cooling holes, Beeb-style:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-BBC-Mi ... SwfZta3KYD

Oh dear.

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