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Postby LukeGacesa » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:06 pm

Hello, I'm Luke, 34, work at Lancaster Uni.

Just got a BBC Model B after about 15 years of not using a BBC. It appears to be in working order and came with a CUB monitor and a stand and that's it! Nod rive, no software etc...

I've ordered some new capacitors and will fit them as a precaution this weekend. The next task is to try and source some software and a drive. I have been considering a flash drive as I have seen some on eBay, and spoken on the facebook forum to a few guys about them. Any advice appreciated.

It would be lovely to own a disc drive and discs in time when money allows.

Anyway, hello!

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Re: Hello

Postby Multiwizard » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:11 pm

Hi Luke,

welcome to this great Forum... :D

Greetings from my little Dutch Acorn Attic, Wim... :-)

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Postby tricky » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:28 pm

Welcome, there is a discussion of SD drives here http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=13350&hilit=mmc

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Postby DutchAcorn » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:14 pm

Welcome to the forum Luke! A real disc drive adds to the retro experience but a memory card solution is more convenient, why not get both! :D

Does your BBC have a disc interface installed? It should say Acorn DFS (or Watfort DFS) under "BBC Computer 32K" when you switch it on.

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Postby Elminster » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:18 pm

Welcome. I see you already have some storage pointers on FB, but I am sure there are many more pointers around here [-X :)

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Postby danielj » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:44 pm

Hi Luke, welcome to the forum!


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Postby flaxcottage » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:03 pm

Welcome, Lake. :D
- John

Currently running L4 Econet with BBC B, BBC B+ 128K, Master 128K, 4Mb A3000, 4Mb A3020, 4Mb A4000, 4Mb A5000 dual FDD; UK101; HP41CX setup; Psion 3a, 3mx and 5mx; Z88; TI-58c, TI-59 and printer, HP-16C programmer's calculator and a bakery of Pis.

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Re: Hello

Postby MartinB » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:17 pm

Luke wrote:....work at Lancaster Uni.

Home to one of the best assemblers produced for the Beeb... :D

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Postby davidb » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:21 pm

Welcome! :D

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Postby daveejhitchins » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:41 am

Welcome to the Forum, Luke . . . Enjoy . . .

You could also consider this for storage . . .

Dave H :D
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Products: ARA II, ABR, ATI, AP6, MGC, AP5 . . .
For a price list, contact me at: Retro Hardware AT dave ej hitchins DOT plus DOT com

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Postby CMcDougall » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:18 pm

welcome Luke :)

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Re: Hello

Postby LukeGacesa » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:14 pm

Thanks for the warm welcomes!

My BBC is an ex-University machine. I wonder if there are a few still about, perhaps in the engineering department. I think I will do some investigating!

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