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Carlsson's Collection
« on: September 08, 2011, 04:32:58 PM »
This is off the top of my head... apologies to those of my truly retro computers/consoles if I forgot any. Apparently I didn't bother listing IBM PC compatibles newer than 1993, and also the only console newer than that I've got is a rarely used PSP.

Acorn
Electron
BBC Micro x2
BBC Master
BBC Master Compact

Atari
800
130XE

Commodore
PET 3032 x2 (1 fully working + 1 partly broken)
CBM 8296D (partly broken, missing floppy drives and keyboard)
CBM 610 (256K)
CBM 710 (partly broken, missing keyboard)
VIC-20 x5 (3 fully working + 2 partly broken)
C64 x3 (2 fully working + 1 partly broken)
C128 x2 (one untested)
C128D
Amiga 1200 x2

Sinclair
ZX-81 (in parts, 3rd party keyboard, not original case)
ZX Spectrum 48K

Video Technology
Creativision x2 (one with bad controllers)
Laser 2001 (home computer version of Creativision)

Z80 + TMS 99x9 based machines
These are not compatible but similar enough for me to group them
CGL M5 (Sord in UK version)
Philips VG8235 MSX2
Sega SC-3000

IBM PC clones and compatibles
Victor Technologies Vicki (8088 desktop)
Olivetti PC-1 (all in one form factor)
Amstrad MegaPC (80386 + Sega Megadrive)
Data General One Model 2T (early laptop)
Commodore 286-LT (laptop, technically on loan)

Other brands
Basis 108 (Apple ][e clone with Z80 co-processor)
COMX-35
Matra Alice (French TRS-80 MC-10)
Oric 1 (partly broken)
Philips P2000c (luggable CP/M computer)

Video games
Luxor VES (?) = Fairchild Channel F in Swedish edition
RCA Studio II
Conic M1200 (RCA Studio II clone)
Sega Megadrive

Technically the Creativision should probably be listed under video games rather than computers, but since it came with touch keyboard, has a connector for tape recorder and only needs a Basic cartridge, I like to think of it as a computer to a higher degree than I'd consider an Atari 2600, Videopac G700, Intellivision, Colecovision etc as computers.

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Re: Carlsson's Collection
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2011, 05:15:55 PM »
Very nice Carlsson, a few in there I've not heard of  :)

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Re: Carlsson's Collection
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2011, 05:31:01 PM »
The sad truth is that the rarer a system is, the harder it is to find resources and other users. Many of those are systems collectors would love to have in their collection but once you acquired it, there is not much you can do with it and one might start to consider it dull. Of course that only applies to those of us who occasionally want to play with their computers instead of just seeing them grow dust on a shelf and hopefully retain their market value.

Fortunately pretty much all on the list have some kind of community/dedicated forum even if the amount of activity, documentation and software varies. Many belong in the category "systems I'd like to develop something for" but for practical reasons I tend to stick to a select few systems (Commodore 8-bit) whenever I am doing retro programming.

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Re: Carlsson's Collection
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2012, 04:50:52 PM »
Very few changes in the past year:

* One BBC Micro is probably on its way to a new home.
* One Creativision also is seeing a new ownership.
* ZX Spectrum 48K not only broke, but it is also missing.
* I'm having a Philips Videopac G7000 on long term loan.
* I picked up another loose C64C, but who doesn't?
* I got a VTech Laser 500 in a nice leather suitcase.
* I picked up a boxed Atari 520STM (no floppy) for £~3.75.