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WANTED: RM Nimbus PC
« on: February 19, 2009, 10:27:25 PM »
Hi all,

I'm looking for an RM Nimbus PC, a working one, please!
(preferably with the MS-DOS disks, too)

For those who don't know what one is, here's a pic of one:

I live in the UK and don't mind picking it up.

Cheers
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Re: WANTED: RM Nimbus PC
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2009, 10:33:42 PM »
Wow, just like we had at secondary school :o

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Re: WANTED: RM Nimbus PC
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2009, 11:07:22 PM »
Wow, just like we had at secondary school :o
Hence why I want one ........ brings many memories to me.

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Re: WANTED: RM Nimbus PC
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2009, 08:26:46 AM »
Wow, just like we had at secondary school :o
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Re: WANTED: RM Nimbus PC
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2009, 09:43:24 AM »
Yep, we used those at High school too... It was effectively a 186 PC wasnt it? I remember getting some naff CGA PC games to work on it towards the end of my High School days...
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Re: WANTED: RM Nimbus PC
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2009, 05:42:58 PM »
Ours were diskless - booted from the LAN.

Weird little machines.
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Re: WANTED: RM Nimbus PC
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2009, 07:27:17 PM »
our school had them running something called "Smile" a package of cheesy educational type games. :D

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Re: WANTED: RM Nimbus PC
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2009, 06:01:20 PM »
The RM Nimbus was only sold to schools and most have been binned they are very hard to get hold of and as you say they are the only machines that really used the failed Intel 80186 chips


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Re: WANTED: RM Nimbus PC
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2009, 06:21:56 PM »
theres a guy in birmingham with some me and andy went and see him but he wanted a bit for the stuff we had ..
andy may be a bit better help than me on this
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Re: WANTED: RM Nimbus PC
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2009, 07:55:29 PM »
MS-DOS versions of Nimbus' - ye gods, you lot were *spoilt* :)

At the school I went to (81-86), the only reason you got access to the computers were if you were "special needs" (ie. in the lower two bands of the 6-tier class system) and they were full of really crappy educational software.  Which, from memory, booted off a CP/M disk in one drive and the other had the software on.

The size of the disks might give the age away .. 8" floppy disk!!!

The failings of my own education gave rise (oo-er, it's not floppy now!) to a year's 6th form doing CLAIT (I really messed up!) and we were "taught" Wordstar on the same types of machines.  Some weird network thing was installed so that you could print to the same printer but you had to wait your turn (literally putting up your hand so you could print next!).

Eeeh .. them were t'days :)

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Re: WANTED: RM Nimbus PC
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2009, 12:29:07 PM »
We had the RM 480Z LINK before we got the Nimbus ...... lol! Them things were odd to say the least.

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Re: WANTED: RM Nimbus PC
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2009, 12:29:55 PM »
Im going to contact the guy that i got a load of mac stuff off a few months ago.
He did have quite a few!

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Re: WANTED: RM Nimbus PC
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2009, 12:30:32 PM »
Cool 8)

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Re: WANTED: RM Nimbus PC
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2009, 12:34:45 PM »
we had a black Link machine in junior school, it had a huge disk drive :D

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Re: WANTED: RM Nimbus PC
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2009, 05:28:46 PM »


RML 380Z - that's the badger - not the 480Z (wrong colour after a quick Google search)!

BIG disks going into BIG disk drives :)