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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #285 on: April 18, 2009, 07:24:17 PM »
Welcome to the forum SimonDH

Sinclair ZX Spectrum 16k (currently feeling a bit poorly!)

Mine was feeling a bit ill, until recently. I managed to get the ULA chip replaced :)

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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #286 on: April 18, 2009, 07:31:48 PM »
Hi Simon and welcome to RCM  ;D
Be sure to pray at the Shrine of Bub & Bob

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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #287 on: April 26, 2009, 01:04:22 PM »
hi im gary from southend.i love all things retro.i frrst owned an atari 2600.then a speccy,then a cbm 64.i will be at the rcm show on 31st may.i will be the slightly balding bloke in the freddie mercury t shirt...see you all there.

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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #288 on: April 26, 2009, 06:28:40 PM »
Hello Gary, been talking to you for a while on facebook so I know who you are! Looking forward to meeting you in person! Nice one! ;)

Andy
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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #289 on: April 26, 2009, 08:10:23 PM »
Aha .. so that's where the FB add came from :)  Welcome aboard Gary.

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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #290 on: April 26, 2009, 10:13:43 PM »
Another welcome from me....

See you at the event.  :)

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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #291 on: April 27, 2009, 12:18:18 AM »
Hi Gary, great to see you, will be good to meet at the event in May  ;D
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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #292 on: April 27, 2009, 07:48:44 PM »
Hi I'm Steve from Nottingham. I'm an IT Technician with a passion for all things tech especially classic systems and games.

My first console owned was a Binatone TV Master 4 and my first computer was a Commodore Plus 4.

From there I went to a Commodore 64, A500, A1200 and a variety of consoles from Atari 2600, NES, Master System, Snes, PS1, Dreamcast before jumping ship from Amiga's to PC's, starting with a 386 sx. (X-wing was to blame!).

I've never owned a Spectrum up until now (+2, and QL)

A selection of my favorite games are -   

Stunt Car Racer - Amiga
Flashback - Amiga
Prince of Persia - PC
Double Dragon - Arcade/Mame
Pilot Wings - Snes
Exploding Fist/IK+ - C64/Amiga
Californian Games - C64
Leaderboard - C64
Wonderboy - Arcade/Mame
Starwars - Arcade/Mame
Sega Daytona - Arcade
Target Renegade - Spectrum

I'm currently working on my first Mame arcade conversion after picking up a cheap Phoenix cab on eBay. Once finished, the next project is a NES PC. My wife says i have far to many PC's in the house and the arcade machine has to stay in the garage. So......I'm hoping, by putting a pot plant on top will disguise it enough to sneak into my study :-)

I'm also an avid photographer and will probably will be spotted at the opening day with Quickshot II in one hand and my EOS in the other. I always wanted to see a Vectrex in action so i'm hoping one is setup.

Look forward to speaking with you all.

Kind regards

Steve




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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #293 on: April 27, 2009, 08:04:49 PM »
Welcome Steve, yes, there will be a vectrex around on the open day ;)

Andy
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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #294 on: April 27, 2009, 08:07:33 PM »
Welcome Stiggy  ;D

Good choice of games  8)

See you at the event!
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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #295 on: April 27, 2009, 09:51:39 PM »
Welcome Gary & Stiggy  :)

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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #296 on: April 28, 2009, 01:01:21 PM »
Welcome along Stiggy  ;D

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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #297 on: May 07, 2009, 12:27:04 PM »
Gday everyone, I am Womble, 32 years old, work as a network systems consultant, originally from Cambridge but made the mistake of coming to Australia for a holiday in 2001, and never really made it back to blighty. I now live in Melbourne in the sunny state of Victoria with Mrs Womble and a spare room that is an Aladins cave of retro goodness.

Am a huge retro fan, I love the old hardware (mainly coz it is just about simple enough that I can feign an understanding of how it works), but I especially love fixing old hardware, Spectrums, C64s, STs, Amigas etc etc but mainly the 8 bitters. Alas there isn't much of a retro scene in Oz, the speccy never made it down here, the C64 was king for a while but that's about it. I did live in NZ for a couple of years recently and ironically the Spectrum was very popular there, odd seeing as it is even further away from the UK.

Anyway - my retro collection currently stands at...

Spectrum 48K (2or 3)
Spectrum 128K
Spectrum +2
C64 and restored monitor
Oric 1
Oric Atmos
Atari 520 STM
Atari 520 STFM
Atari 1040 STFM
Atari 520 STE
Atari 4090 STE
Atari Falcon 14Mb (HDD was dead so now has a CF card fitted internally)
Acorn 3000
Acorn 3010
Acorn 3020
Yamaha C5XM "MSX Music Computer" with homebrew additional RAMpak (I made it from scrap arcade boards  ;D )
--> Actually found the original music keyboard to go with this in my local Cash Converters for 4 quid, it must have been there for years)
Enterprise 64 (haven't actually every plugged this in yet, to my shame )

Additional stuff

Speccy Interface 1
Speccy Interface 2 (2 ROM games so far Jetpack and umm I forget)
Speccy Thompson RGB interface - crystal clear gfx through this puppy.
Speccy Microdrive

Atari STM124 monochrome monitor x2 (cant give these away nowadays)
Atari SC1224 colour monitor
Atari Megafile 30 HDD (actually boxed)
Umm thats about it.

To be honest my real love these days is repairing faulty arcade machine PCBs, ie the game boards that ran the old arcade boards, I have no interest in MAME machines - far too easy and there is no tasty hardware to play with.

Currently have 2 JAMMA arcade machines, one horizontal and one vertical screen.

Game circuit boards I actually own rather than faulty ones I have in my Q for other folk are

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Moonwalker
Golden Axe
Golden Axe II - The Revenge of DeathAdder
E-Swat
Bubble Bobble
1943
Armidar
Black Tiger
Galaxians
Galaga
Midnight Resistance
Ikari Warriors III - The Rescue
New Zealand Story
Psycho Soldier
Bombjack
Magic Sword
Tumblepop
Gauntlet
NeoGeo 1 Slot board - Puzzle Bobble Cart - Mrs Womble loves that.

I actually have a fair few articles I wrote for an old forum that Panther (another member on here) and I used to loiter in, it recently died tho. So my articles are effectively homeless, I did bung a few up on a blog I mostly ignore. Mainly coz the World of Spectrum folk emailed me asking where my "how to modify a spectrum to give composite video out in 10 minutes flat" article had gone. Am happy to re-home them here if there is interest.
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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #298 on: May 07, 2009, 12:30:41 PM »
Welcome Womble! ;)
Good to have you on here mate - You can post anything (within reason !) that you want here.
I would be only to happy with any technical info that you can give us too!

Andy
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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #299 on: May 07, 2009, 02:27:27 PM »
Welcome Womble.

Another Oric owner  ;D

Andy may want to chat with you about Arcade machines to repair ???

Karl