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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby DutchAcorn » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:53 am

Boxed, unused Sinclair C5! I usually advocate the use of (retro) technology as opposed to shelving it, but there are exceptions. 8)
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby danielj » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:56 am

Balls to that Paul :D - buy it and pimp it and terrorise the bike lanes of the Netherlands! :D

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby flaxcottage » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:26 pm

danielj wrote:Balls to that Paul :D - buy it and pimp it and terrorise the bike lanes of the Netherlands! :D

d.


Quite so Paul. Upgrade the battery to a Lion type, say 24v 500W, have the CPU re-mapped to take the extra power, install an audio amp playing a track of a formula 1 car and fit disk brakes all round. :twisted:
- John

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby jonb » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:28 am

I realise this is a bit of a joke, but you really can soup it up.

For example: http://www.c5owners.com/sinclair-c5-pro ... ouchscreen

Whether or not it is safe to do so is another matter. My recollection of owning one is the chassis flexes most alarmingly when you apply the rear brake, because it is only on the right hand wheel (power goes to the left hand wheel). If you go down a steep hill, the speed it can reach will quickly outstrip its ability to slow down quickly. In the case of the linked-to mod, it does not look as if the owner has uprated the brakes. Dangerous..

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby VincentVega » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:12 pm


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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby danielj » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:29 pm

VincentVega wrote:Some Acorn Filestore units:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Filesto ... Sw3h1ZXlcQ


Oooh, this'll be interesting. Those are unobtanium! *grabs popcorn*

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby flaxcottage » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:54 pm

Yes, they are a tempting proposition. :mrgreen:

However, they are really noisy in use and have a limited capacity. :?

I reckon I'll have to fold when the bidding goes over £1000. :lol:
- John

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby 1024MAK » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:32 am

Yes, I noticed that the first bid (by me) did not last long before being outbid :lol:

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby danielj » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:44 am

How did you manage to bid the second it was listed? :D!

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby 1024MAK » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:22 pm

danielj wrote:
VincentVega wrote:Some Acorn Filestore units:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Filesto ... Sw3h1ZXlcQ


Oooh, this'll be interesting. Those are unobtanium! *grabs popcorn*

d.

£1650.78 Buys a hell of a lot of popcorn :shock: :lol:

Went just slightly over my bid :^o

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby danielj » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:23 pm

Seriously. They're not even that good.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby paulv » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:46 pm

First servers I ever hacked. There were so many way to do it :lol: :lol: :lol: Brute force was fun because it made the drives work hard and caused them to make a pretty terrible grinding noise :-o

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby vanpeebles » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:52 am

I bet there is an old cupboard in a college or school somewhere full of those old servers.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby atcurtis » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:15 am

vanpeebles wrote:I bet there is an old cupboard in a college or school somewhere full of those old servers.

Probably sealed behind drywall and everyone had forgotten that there was ever a cupboard there.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby VincentVega » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:59 pm

Acorn A500 prototype (a snip at a mere £1500):

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Working-Acorn ... Sw6KVZfQwQ

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby Lardo Boffin » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:50 pm

BBC B+ GXR. for a bargain price! Sadly don't have a B+

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-B-Micro-GXR ... Ciid%253A1

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby steve3000 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:00 pm

VincentVega wrote:Acorn A500 prototype (a snip at a mere £1500):

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Working-Acorn ... Sw6KVZfQwQ

Interesting, but that's a lot to pay for a computer which can't run much other than it's own version of Arthur. It'd be nice to know if it has ARM1 inside...

Also the description is a little bit LOL.
This machine is an Acorn A500 and is one of 100 that were built as the first prototype ARM based machines. Made in 1986, It pre-dates the A305/310 by some 12 months

The photo clearly shows the serial number which says "249" and "4/5/87". So is this number 249 of 100? And the date is just over 1 month before the first A305/A310s were available (June '87). Date of '87 is also on the PSU.

Still it's nice to see something like this available... I wonder how much it will go for...

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby Elminster » Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:52 pm

Due to manufacturing demand issues they had them manufactured in 87 and shipped to 86 by time machine.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby 1024MAK » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:08 pm

Elminster wrote:Due to manufacturing demand issues they had them manufactured in 87 and shipped to 86 by time machine.

Careful... you'll get yourself banned with jokes like that :lol:

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby simoni » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:49 pm

The photo clearly shows the serial number which says "249" and "4/5/87". So is this number 249 of 100? And the date is just over 1 month before the first A305/A310s were available (June '87). Date of '87 is also on the PSU.


The chap selling it is over on the FB forums; you could ask him some questions there I would think. I'll direct him here though too.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby Elminster » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:44 pm

1024MAK wrote:
Elminster wrote:Due to manufacturing demand issues they had them manufactured in 87 and shipped to 86 by time machine.

Careful... you'll get yourself banned with jokes like that :lol:

Mark


My wife says much the same thing

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby JonC » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:11 pm

Elminster wrote:Due to manufacturing demand issues they had them manufactured in 87 and shipped to 86 by time machine.


Should have done that with the Electron too!
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby flaxcottage » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:57 pm

Some Garland MIA titles.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-Micro-Sof ... fresh=true

I've got a bid in for the archive. [-o<
- John

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby Pernod » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:02 pm

flaxcottage wrote:Some Garland MIA titles.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-Micro-Sof ... fresh=true

I've got a bid in for the archive. [-o<

Nice, good luck with that. I'm assuming disc versions, the media is not actually shown.
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby flaxcottage » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:04 pm

Yes they are disc versions. The seller also has some other AVP titles that are MIA.

Bidding on those as well. :D
- John

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby flaxcottage » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:36 pm

Wow! :shock: :shock: :shock:

These titles went for £25+ each! Way beyond their value and what I was prepared to pay. Things are getting very silly out there in ebayland. :?
- John

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby Pernod » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:45 pm

flaxcottage wrote:These titles went for £25+ each!

But the auction is still open and at £16 for the lot.
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby Lardo Boffin » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:11 pm

£400 is a high start!
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby danielj » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:22 pm

Very, considering it's dog slow :D

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