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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #270 on: April 14, 2009, 08:21:13 AM »
Hi from a newbie, my name is Stuart, and I'm from Walsall in the West Midlands, work in Coventry. 42 years old, grew up with a zx81, then a speccy, moved onto Amiga, before finally getting a PC.

New to this forum, but not new to the retro scene, been a collector for a couple of years and have amassed the following machines over time, always looking at expanding further  ;D

Acorn               Atom
Acorn               Electron
Acorn               BBC Model B + disk drive
Acorn               A3000
Amstrad             CPC 464 + floppy drive
Amstrad             NC100
Apple               iie + twin disk drives and monchrome monitor
Atari                400
Atari                800
Atari                800XL + disk drive
Atari                520STFM
Camputers          Lynx
CGL (Sord)          M5
Commodore      Vic-20
Commodore      C64
Commodore      Pet 8096-SK + twin disk drive
Commodore      Amiga A500
Commodore      Amiga A1200
Dragon              32
EACA                Colour Genie
Epson               HX-20 + expansion unit
Mattel               Aquarius
Memotech       MTX512
Oric                 1
Oric                 Atmos
Sharp                MZ-80A
Sinclair                ZX80
Sinclair                ZX81
Sinclair                ZX Spectrum + interface 1 & 2 and several microdrives
Sinclair                Spectrum+
Sinclair                Spectrum+128
Sinclair                Spectrum +2
Sinclair                Spectrum +3
Sinclair                QL
Tatung                Einstein
Texas Instruments   TI-99
Timex                1000
Tandy                TRS-80
Toshiba                MSX

I've also got the following consoles

Atari                2600
Microsoft                Xbox
Sega                Master System
Sega                Mega Drive
Sega                Dreamcast
Nintendo                SNES
Nintendo                Wii
Sony                PS1
Sony                PS2
Radofin               1292
Philips               G7000
Panasonic            3DO
Atari               Jaguar
Mattel               Intellivision
MB               Vectrex
Interton               VC4000

I found the RCM purely by accident whilst surfing google, and trying to find out whether there were any retro computer shows in the UK, so I may well be at the open day in May  :D

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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #271 on: April 14, 2009, 08:45:53 AM »
Nice one! You certainly have some nice kit! Welcome on board mate - if you need anything please shout! ;)

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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #272 on: April 14, 2009, 10:29:22 AM »
Hi Panther & welcome to RCM  ;D

An impressive collection you have there!  :o
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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #273 on: April 14, 2009, 10:53:38 AM »
Does anyone know anyone else that repairs these retro machines ? My color genie does not appear to work, even though the power LED lights up, I can't get an output  :(

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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #274 on: April 14, 2009, 10:59:19 AM »
Sord M5 - Nice!  ;D I see you are a fellow Einstein owner too.
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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #275 on: April 14, 2009, 11:17:22 AM »
I know a little about a few of the machines and it is a service RCM will be offering in the very near future. I must admit though I don't know a lot about Color Genie's though?
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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #276 on: April 14, 2009, 11:24:46 AM »
Sord M5 is still boxed and seems to be pretty rare, thankfully it's in full working order  ;D

As for the color genie, that's boxed as well, but the case has discoloured (yellowed) over time, could always bring it along to the open day if your interested Andy  :P

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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #277 on: April 14, 2009, 11:30:07 AM »
Yes mate - that would be superb! ;)
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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #278 on: April 14, 2009, 11:33:49 AM »
If you want any others bringing let me know  ;D

Waiting to hear off two mates if they are coming, and then I can order some tickets !!  :D

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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #279 on: April 15, 2009, 01:35:20 PM »
I supposed I should make my mark in the official manner...

Hi, I'm Richard, I'm down in Portsmouth and there are far too many keyboards in my house.

I have an Acorn Econet of 4 machines (2 Model Bs, 1 Master 128 and an A3020 Fileserver). The Clock Box, terminators, cables and T-pieces are all home-made :)

The Master 128 has a 3Mhz 65C02 Turbo Co-Processor fitted, as well as a 180Mb IDE Hard drive and Music 500 Synthesizer.

I also have a home-made ZX Spectrum 48K, an Acorn Electron, an A4000 Archimedes, an A3000 (with no PSU), Risc PC 700, Commodore Amiga A500+ (standard issue), Sega Master System, Sega Megadrive, Super Nintendo, Game Boy.

My more peculiar systems include two SGI Indys with 200 and 250Mhz MIPS R4600 CPUs, A 64-bit MIPSEL 1U Rackmount Cobalt RaQ 2, Sun SparcStation 2, Sun SparcStation IPX, 2 Mac LC475s, a Mac Performa 6330.

My "regular" systems are a G4 Mac tower, two PCs (one Win XP, One Ubuntu Linux), and a P166 DOS Box.

I have a fascination with old systems and the electronics thereof. I have plans to build a 128K ZX Spectrum laptop from scratch, an Acorn Atom (eventually) and an ethernet interface for the BBC Micro.

I can offer to repair ill systems as long as people are willing to pay postage and wait until I have some spare time. My specialties are Acorn systems and ZX 80/81/Spectrums.

I'll also bringing *stuff* to the open day on May 31st :)

Cheers

-- Richard
 
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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #280 on: April 15, 2009, 01:51:22 PM »
Richard,
I will be asking you to look a couple of bits for me too - time permitting of course ;)
Good to have you on here (as I have said before!)

Andy
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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #281 on: April 15, 2009, 01:56:31 PM »
Welcome Phu.

I haven't seen any SGI setups for a long time.  ;D
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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #282 on: April 18, 2009, 06:38:29 PM »
Hi everyone,

I'm Simon, and I'm currently based in Shropshire.

I've been interested in computers (coding and gaming) since 1983 and still have a handful of my old legacy systems, namely:

Sinclair ZX Spectrum 16k (currently feeling a bit poorly!)
Acorn Electron
Commodore 64c/1541c
Amiga 500

I've not had chance to set up the two Commodores yet so no idea if they're still working - I retired them both in the mid-nineties! I work in IT so my current kit is all PC/Windows based - although I don't code much now.

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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #283 on: April 18, 2009, 06:40:17 PM »
Welcome Simon, good to have you on here!
Be good to finally meet you too! ;)

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Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Reply #284 on: April 18, 2009, 06:43:05 PM »
Cheers Andy,

I must get around to clearing some desk space so I can set up the '64.

I used to do all kinds of desktop publishing, artwork and music on that machine!