Today I received.....

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Commie_User
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Commie_User » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:37 pm

Two high-end VCRs from a local junk shop, well worth £35 for the best machines I've yet seen. (With the right tape, it's just like DVD.)

The guy said he house cleared them from a dead professor's place, who used them for his gargantuan porn bungalow. They still seem OK to touch.

Though how do I go about taking off the paint or correction fluid he used to mark the record buttons? One job's neat but I want to get this one off. He may have had a shaky hand that day?
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by sbadger » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:38 pm

Commie_User wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:37 pm

Though how do I go about taking off the paint or correction fluid he used to mark the record buttons?

my best bet 111 trichloroethane - aka tipex thinner

edit:Nice find btw! :)
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Elminster » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:33 pm

The official Extech kit was well over £100 but I picked this up for £25. Cheap but if I need to measure more accurate than on or off, I probably need the Rigol anyway.
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by colonel32 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:06 am

Nice, very reasonably priced Voltmace Delta 14 joystick:

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Andy1979 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:27 pm

Andy1979 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:17 pm
1024MAK wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:43 am
So if you have two 8K byte ROM images that you want to use, put them in a 32K byte EPROM as if they were 16K ROM images (that is pad the 8K byte ROM image upto 16384 bytes, then combine with the second padded image) :wink:
Thanks Mark. Sounds like to make most use of the space I should put two 16K ROMS in the 32K, then that leaves me with more free 16K sockets to experiment with. Will have a play once the eraser gets here, and if I get stuck I'll start a separate thread.
Today the EPROM eraser arrived. Despite build quality in line with xmas cracker toys it works a treat. I've put View and ViewSheet into one 32K EPROM by reading the original separate ROMs and combining them into one file using the 'copy /b' command in Windows. I've put MMFS 1.41 on a 16K EPROM, leaving me with another 2 free ROM sockets. I'm thinking DFS and Commstar.

Next job is to solder up an RGB to SCART cable - waiting on a big bag of resistors to arrive from Amazon before I can finish that. Means I can bring the keyboard half of the Master Compact down from the loft (currently far too hot to spend any time in) and use it with a spare LCD TV.

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by CMcDougall » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:01 pm

A brand new still sealed in box typewriter 'thing'
had a search on Google, & the manual has never been seen before, dated 15Nov1983.
& it all works with thermal paper, that was also
still in a black bag too!
Really should stop saving things destin for skip...
The PSU is 20v AC (actually 18.6), so good for electrons :D
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by davidb » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:49 pm

CMcDougall wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:01 pm
A brand new still sealed in box typewriter 'thing'
Looks like a nice keyboard, anyway!

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