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by vanpeebles
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Computer ad and review compilations
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Computer ad and review compilations

You can just imagine the heat and smell of hot electronics from that huge long row of tellies.
by vanpeebles
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?
Replies: 82
Views: 3239

Re: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?

Hi Andy, how are you doing? I used to get AlchNews, years ago :D
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 1189

Re: Which soldering iron?

I was dragging solder round like a pro on a veroboard. I didn't want to either! :oops:
by vanpeebles
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 1189

Re: Which soldering iron?

Hehehe, I also like:

Hikaru: I'm a working member of society starting today. I feel the pressure. I'm the only new employee here? I wonder if I will have an opportunity to have a party with new women employees?
by vanpeebles
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 1189

Re: Which soldering iron?

I did a load of soldering last night with the Hakko, and it's a joy. It just stays hot but never burns, it's ideal for a newbie like myself. My wiring looks a bit rough and ready, just needs testing now :lol: Also the Hakko is great because it has little cartoons on their website. http://www.hakko.c...
by vanpeebles
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A blitter for the beeb?
Replies: 37
Views: 1269

Re: A blitter for the beeb?

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4307
Views: 249724

Re: Today I received.....

That looks like it belongs with the Foil Silver cover Atari 2600 or Intellivision games by Imagic.
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4307
Views: 249724

Re: Today I received.....

Good work on the toastrack, some canny games there too!
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4307
Views: 249724

Re: Today I received.....

Just needs Emma Peel to go with it! :mrgreen:
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 1189

Re: Which soldering iron?

It's to go on a veroboard. To cut a long story short I recently got a x68000 with one fitted that works fine. I got another x68000, which is faulty and I'm hoping to get it working by replacing the PSU with a modern one, and duplicating the circuit as fitted to the other one.
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 1189

Re: Which soldering iron?

Hehe well it does involve soldering :D
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 1189

Re: Which soldering iron?

Ordered a small kit of that :) The resistor is for the little board on here: https://nfggames.com/nfg/x68repair/ This is what I ordered http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2W-4-7K-ohm-Chunky-Resistor-5-Yellow-Violet-Red-Gold/122573886694?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 A resist...
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2486
Views: 180329

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

That looks very interesting :shock:
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4307
Views: 249724

Re: Today I received.....

Oh wow, now that IS lovely! 8)
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 1189

Re: Which soldering iron?

Erk, I just ordered a flux pen too. A Kester 951?
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 1189

Re: Which soldering iron?

Ordered a small kit of that :) The resistor is for the little board on here:

https://nfggames.com/nfg/x68repair/

This is what I ordered

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2W-4-7K-ohm-C ... 2749.l2649
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 1189

Re: Which soldering iron?

Can anyone recommend a good no clean flux, or what is best? I also need a 4.7k ohm resistor but not sure if I have got the right thing?
by vanpeebles
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 1189

Re: Which soldering iron?

I bought a Hakko from Dancap after recommendations on threads here, and it's bloody brilliant. I was always a reluctant solderer, and a bit scared of it to be honest, but with the Hakko it's a pleasure!
by vanpeebles
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Electron Forever (the fanzine)
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Electron Forever (the fanzine)

Looks great, the hardest part about doing a fanzine is getting regular copy. See if you can press gang some people into being regulator contributors.
by vanpeebles
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2486
Views: 180329

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Clockhoss! 8)
by vanpeebles
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4307
Views: 249724

Re: Today I received.....

"Just give me a ZX81 and I'll rule the world"
by vanpeebles
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Model B takes up smoking
Replies: 39
Views: 1261

Re: BBC Model B takes up smoking

I was purely asking as a noggin who didn't want to end up with curly teeth :mrgreen:
by vanpeebles
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Mystery object, fits Econet socket
Replies: 19
Views: 545

Re: Mystery object, fits Econet socket

Roswell Alien Technology! 8)
by vanpeebles
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Z80 on a BBC B
Replies: 30
Views: 637

Re: Z80 on a BBC B

I think they are just normal drives but part of the torch z80 set up. They are not switchable either :(

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by vanpeebles
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Z80 on a BBC B
Replies: 30
Views: 637

Re: Z80 on a BBC B

I have a Torch disk unit and rom I'd be happy to sell. The torch z80 card is missing but they are available new on ebay.
by vanpeebles
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Megadrive 1 power regulators
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: Megadrive 1 power regulators

https://mdpal60.net/wiki/megadrive/regionmod/start that seems a good one for the region mod.

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