Today I received.....

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby DutchAcorn » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:47 am

Multiwizard wrote:...The overall picture is not what it appears to be... :shock:

One item has a big surprise hidden somewhere... :D ...

Is that a 6502 second processor converted to a Universal Second Processor and then fitted with a 65C02 co-processor? :shock:
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Re: Today I received.....

Postby Multiwizard » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:36 am

DutchAcorn wrote:
Multiwizard wrote:...The overall picture is not what it appears to be... :shock:

One item has a big surprise hidden somewhere... :D ...

Is that a 6502 second processor converted to a Universal Second Processor and then fitted with a 65C02 co-processor? :shock:
I don't know if it's a converter board underneath the 65C102...

I just know the 6502 wedge contains a 65C102 Co-processor, I'm not that smart... :(


I do know I have another board to put the Co-processor onto which goes directly into the Tube port of the Master.

So I was surprised to see this one needed a power supply... (the 2 wires on the pic)

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby Lardo Boffin » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:29 am

jonb wrote:
trixster wrote:Yes, I had a lovely Elise for about 5 years but reality called and I sold it to buy the house :(


The replacement car was a four seater saloon, madder than a box of frogs. Subaru Impreza Turbo RB5 with all Prodrive options fitted. I sold that one after just 3 months because it was just too fast. I couldn't keep my foot off the load pedal!


My Jaguar XK8 went and was replaced by a BMW Estate. But it is a 330 so is actually almost as fast as the jaaag! And WAY cheaper to run...
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Retroclinic Datacentre + HDD, matchbox co-proc, Viglen twin 40/80 5.25" discs, acorn cassette
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc, Acorn 6502 coproc

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby vanekp » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:15 pm

What do these posts have to do with BBC Micro ?

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby jonb » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:42 am

vanekp wrote:What do these posts have to do with BBC Micro ?


Well, not much. On the other hand, we are a community and we do go off topic occasionally. Banter, you know..

Anyway, you'll be pleased to know the off topic posts have been moved into a separate thread.

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby crj » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:35 pm

What's more, the thread is now in miscellaneous -> general. (-8

(I remember misc.misc back in the days of Usenet. With tens of thousands of groups, it was fascinating to see the topics that didn't fit in any of them!)

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby Lardo Boffin » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:10 pm

More or less back on topic but will probably start a separate thread...

What i received yesterday while I was not at home.

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Thanks My Hermes. Im sure my kids play house is a ‘safe place’ to leave a box of electronics in the middle of winter. Idiots.

And they left the gate open.
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Re: Today I received.....

Postby Lardo Boffin » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:07 pm

A very interesting looking game!

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White Light
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Re: Today I received.....

Postby Boydie » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:05 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:Thanks My Hermes. Im sure my kids play house is a ‘safe place’ to leave a box of electronics in the middle of winter. Idiots.

And they left the gate open.


You’re lucky you got it at all. They’ve not nanaged to deliver a single thing to me in the past 10 years. These days, if my order confirmation says it’s being dispatched with them I cancel on the spot. Achieves the same redult but a few days faster.

No wonder the Greek Gods failed if they relied on Hermes.

ps Just found out Hermes was also the Greek god of thieves. Explains an awful lot.

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby flibble » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:40 pm

My BeebSCSI mini arrived today :)

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby 1024MAK » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:24 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:A very interesting looking game!

Snap!

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White Light

Mine arrived today :D

Thanks to Sarah and to Dave =D> =D> =D>

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby danielj » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:53 pm

BeebSCSIMini - Thanks Jason :)

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby lazarusr » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:14 pm

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby crj » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:14 pm

Coo! Those are modern replicas, aren't they? (No / on f0, slightly different typeface, owl keys.)

What are you up to? (-8

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby leenew » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:26 pm

crj wrote:Coo! Those are modern replicas, aren't they? (No / on f0, slightly different typeface, owl keys.)

What are you up to? (-8


Yeah... what ARE you up to? :-k

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby trixster » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:09 pm

An Amiga 3000!

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A3020 | A3000 | BBC B + 128K RAM/ROM + 20K Shadow + Pi0 + VideoNuLA
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Re: Today I received.....

Postby 1024MAK » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:17 pm

In the post today... :D
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Beeb SCSI mini component side
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Beeb SCSI mini other side
Thanks Jason =D> and of course, thanks to Simon for the project, design and support =D> =D> =D>

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ZX Max 48

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby cmorley » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:22 pm

Today I received, a rare gift from the sky (for where I live!) :)

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby CMcDougall » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:01 pm

some MIA education 51/4" discs from OneSwitch / Barrie to archive soon :D
Postman pat is soooo slow, posted : 4/12/17 :roll:
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Re: Today I received.....

Postby paulv » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:58 pm

Nothing.... Because of this...

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Two Amazon orders and a BeebSCSI are somewhat delayed :-o

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby 1024MAK » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:53 pm

This afternoon, a box of bits from CPC (mostly non Acorn related), that I only ordered sometime after 19:30 on Friday :shock: :D

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby flaxcottage » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:06 pm

@paulv ...

I thought it was Summer in Australia. :lol:
- John

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby jonb » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:15 pm

New front uprights and trunnions for the Elan.

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Unfortunately the uprights are not machined properly - chattering marks in the kingpin thread, very bad, and one of the trunnions (the brass parts) does not fit. That's £250 worth of parts, you'd hope they could machine them properly.

:evil:

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby vanpeebles » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:54 pm

Chinesey?

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby jonb » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:21 am

No, VP... they are manufactured in Coventry. Apparently the only place that makes them nowadays. There was a load of overseas manufactured uprights that were so bad the kingpin used to shear off very early, but according to my supplier these have now disappeared from the market. There was much debate on the Triumph forums about 3 years ago about these, which I read carefully.

I went to the local Club Lotus meet last night (for the first time ever) and showed these uprights to the old timers there. Much tutting and shaking of heads. Turns out the offside upright is also bad as the trunnion is a tiny bit loose (they are supposed to be a little tight when new). On the other hand, I got no affirmation that the machine markings ("chattering") on the threads was a problem. I'm pretty confused now, not being a metallurgist or machine engineer.

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby danielj » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:46 pm

Some Google hardware for the beeb/master :) Big thanks to myelin!

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby 1024MAK » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:49 pm

danielj wrote:Some Google hardware for the beeb/master :) Big thanks to myelin!

d.


You been smoking that flux again :shock:

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby cmorley » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:58 pm

Genuine 3M Textool ZIF socket copies.

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I think I've got most of what I need to build up Alex' (sixxdog_uk) model B breakout board.

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby VincentVega » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:41 pm

A new NAS (QNAP TVS-473), to replace my old TS419P-II. I have some 4GB WD Red hard drives waiting to be installed over the holiday break.

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