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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #870 on: September 15, 2011, 10:03:08 AM »
Some nice stuff there . . . ;)
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« Reply #871 on: September 15, 2011, 11:32:49 AM »
Oric Microdrive...mmmmmmm! Very nice.


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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #872 on: September 15, 2011, 02:12:14 PM »
I've just bought something I've wanted for a long time:

sob...sob....want one :(

was it of eBay ??? I watched it but i'm banned from buying  :(

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #873 on: September 16, 2011, 03:30:50 AM »
Just sniped a rather lovely Amstrad CPC6128 with colour monitor on eBay and its local enough for me to pick up, postage would have cost a bomb. Wonder if the disc drive works.

Plus, unusually for me it is in full working order, aside from the untested floppy drive.  ;D
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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #874 on: September 16, 2011, 11:45:08 AM »
Just sniped a rather lovely Amstrad CPC6128 with colour monitor on eBay and its local enough for me to pick up, postage would have cost a bomb. Wonder if the disc drive works.

Plus, unusually for me it is in full working order, aside from the untested floppy drive.  ;D

Dive belts are cheap, and a piece of pi$$ for someone of your skills to fix (I managed it, so anyone can  ;D), also possible to fit external 3.5" drive and easier to get stuff on 3.5" disk too.  :)

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #875 on: September 16, 2011, 12:15:49 PM »
Dive belts are cheap, and a piece of pi$$ for someone of your skills to fix (I managed it, so anyone can  ;D), also possible to fit external 3.5" drive and easier to get stuff on 3.5" disk too.  :)

Should be possible to fit a 3.5" internally, with a little bit of hacking, I did this to one of my Spectrum +3 machines.

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #876 on: October 06, 2011, 02:13:57 PM »
Psion 3C freebe from someone at work.
Elan Enterprise 128 from ebay.

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #877 on: October 06, 2011, 06:23:06 PM »
Psion 3C freebe from someone at work.
Elan Enterprise 128 from ebay.
You probably would've saved some money if it had been the other way around. :D

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #878 on: October 06, 2011, 10:57:22 PM »
Psion 3C freebe from someone at work.
Elan Enterprise 128 from ebay.
You probably would've saved some money if it had been the other way around. :D

True but still paid less than £100 for the Enterprise, though the £45 shipping from Hungry is prolly the most I ever paid.
Still cheaper than what I paid for the Sord M5 recently....

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #879 on: October 17, 2011, 05:23:31 AM »
Am still in my Amstrad fetish mode after getting my 6128 and colour monitor some weeks back, so I pounced on an auction here for a an Amstrad FD-1 3" Drive plus the DD-1 Controller. Looks utterly mint but almost certainly has the rotten drive belt as the seller claims it is untested. Thing with Amstrad gear is a lot of it actually is untested as without a monitor its a pain to test stuff.

Then last night I spied an auction locally for a very very mint looking 464, the one I have currently is rather shabby (cracked clear tape deck cover and piece of case missing on the back) so I sniped that too. Again sold as untested as the guy has no power supply or monitor. Will sell off my fully working shabby one and hopefully I will break even on the deal.

Also got a few 3 inch disks and a couple of drive belts, always thought the 3 inch drives were a bit crap but they are actually very robust.

Its been a bit of a mad week for purchases, parts for my Op Wolf gun recoil mech from the US and a faulty TMNT PCB which went for a song.

Now I just need a month off work to actually play with stuff :)
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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #880 on: October 17, 2011, 08:38:45 AM »
Just bought a Multi-cart for the Aquarius - random..... Will be available for use at the Snibston event...(hopefully)

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #881 on: October 17, 2011, 03:23:31 PM »
Hi Simon, do you mind letting me know where you got that from?

Thanks

Steve

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #882 on: October 17, 2011, 03:56:47 PM »
Hi Simon, do you mind letting me know where you got that



There is a guy on Atari age making and selling them,jaybird3rd I think?

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #883 on: October 17, 2011, 04:00:21 PM »
Cheers Mike

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #884 on: October 17, 2011, 08:05:55 PM »
Hi Simon, do you mind letting me know where you got that



There is a guy on Atari age making and selling them,jaybird3rd I think?

Yep thats the one....