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Something to complete the setup I had as a kid and reconstructed over the past few years.... a complete, boxed copy of Acornsoft COMAL! It was an immensely kind donation by a fellow forum member and absolutely over the moon to receive this!
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dhoggan wrote:
Thu Jul 14, 2022 6:04 pm
Something to complete the setup I had as a kid and reconstructed over the past few years.... a complete, boxed copy of Acornsoft COMAL! It was an immensely kind donation by a fellow forum member and absolutely over the moon to receive this!

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Going to have to change my signature line now :-)
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Today I finally received my first keyboard surround set production mock-up from my printer. The colours aren't quite right, however the shape, material, thickness and look & feel seems spot on compared to the original set I've been kindly loaned.
Some minor colour changes required.
Some minor colour changes required.
Once I have the colours finalised, I'll be opening a new post on the For Sale thread to gauge interest.
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Colours look pretty good I think. Definitely the reflection even off the black is as irritatingly authentic as the original!!
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Looks very nice indeed! =D>
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Well, this is actually "Yesterday I received....."

An Atari Jaguar and Falcon030.

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The Falcon's hard drive had sticky bumper syndrome so I had to open the drive up and free the head arm before it would work. I'll also have to fix the NVRAM/clock battery issue and it'll need the (CPU) clock patch installed. Oh, and I'll also need to make up a monitor cable as I'm having to use an RF cable at the moment.

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I suspect that I won’t actually be ‘receiving’ this until xmas…

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Looks lovely though!
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stephen_usher wrote:
Mon Jul 18, 2022 5:06 pm
Well, this is actually "Yesterday I received....."

An Atari Jaguar and Falcon030.
Wowzer! bet they cost a few quid! that Falcon looks mint!
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Actually last week, but I forgot to post here.

Finally completed the collection. Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. I've owned Star Wars from new. Christmas present from mum & dad when I was a nipper.

All on Floppy and all working great!
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SpaceFlightOrange wrote:
Wed Jul 20, 2022 7:41 pm
stephen_usher wrote:
Mon Jul 18, 2022 5:06 pm
Well, this is actually "Yesterday I received....."

An Atari Jaguar and Falcon030.
Wowzer! bet they cost a few quid! that Falcon looks mint!
£300 for the Falcon and £100 for the Jaguar.
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Extended edition…..

I couldn’t resist the new bargain price of £19.99, didn’t put an offer in as the price was less than my last offer….
It says that there are only 11 left……grab a bargain now if, like me, you wanted this book but couldn’t justify the original price.
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I received this mug as a birthday present from our son. It’s very special because he had drawn to Electron by himself. So this is really a very rare Electron mug. From his girl friend I got the mouse pad with a picture of our dog Misty, doing what she can do best :lol:
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roland wrote:
Sun Jul 24, 2022 1:21 pm
I received this mug as a birthday present from our son. It’s very special because he had drawn to Electron by himself. So this is really a very rare Electron mug. From his girl friend I got the mouse pad with a picture of our dog Misty, doing what she can do best :lol:

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Indeed what a nice early birthday present(s)... =D>
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Literally just arrived:

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SD card adapter and RAM expansion for MSX, MSX2, MSX2+ and MSX Turbo R

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… the book “ISO Pascal on the BBC Microcomputer and Acorn Electron”
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I am becoming a real retro guy with my next birthday present from my wife:
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stephen_usher wrote:
Fri Jul 22, 2022 7:49 pm
SpaceFlightOrange wrote:
Wed Jul 20, 2022 7:41 pm
stephen_usher wrote:
Mon Jul 18, 2022 5:06 pm
Well, this is actually "Yesterday I received....."

An Atari Jaguar and Falcon030.
Wowzer! bet they cost a few quid! that Falcon looks mint!
£300 for the Falcon and £100 for the Jaguar.
£300!!! Blimey, I have seen them go for best part of £1000 at auction.
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Lardo Boffin wrote:
Tue Jul 26, 2022 4:48 pm
stephen_usher wrote:
Fri Jul 22, 2022 7:49 pm
£300 for the Falcon and £100 for the Jaguar.
£300!!! Blimey, I have seen them go for best part of £1000 at auction.
Indeed. Much LOLPrice on eBay.
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stephen_usher wrote:
Tue Jul 26, 2022 4:51 pm
Lardo Boffin wrote:
Tue Jul 26, 2022 4:48 pm
stephen_usher wrote:
Fri Jul 22, 2022 7:49 pm
£300 for the Falcon and £100 for the Jaguar.
£300!!! Blimey, I have seen them go for best part of £1000 at auction.
Indeed. Much LOLPrice on eBay.
Don't suppose the person who sold you these has a few more boxed Falcons in the attic? :wink:
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arkiruthis wrote:
Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:31 pm
Don't suppose the person who sold you these has a few more boxed Falcons in the attic? :wink:
Hehe. Nope. This was his original machine from ~93. He obviously only used it for a couple of years as the date of the newest file on the hard disk was 1995. Then again back then the lifetime of a machine was often ~2 years before they were deemed too obsolete.
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Not so often I get a "find" nowadays, but one of the neighbours was clearing out the garage as the house is being sold so I asked...
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The VCR was already in the dustbin!
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I received 2 boxes of BBC B stuff as remembrance of a work colleague who died this year, from one of his good friends.


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I've yet to unpack, but I do know there's a BBC B, a load of software, a joystick a Citizen 120d and other stuff. There may even be a floppy drive.
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Sent to me by an old school friend, who saw I was into retro computers on Facebook. He says that he doesn't know if it works or not, and has no way of seeing the output. Luckily, I do, and I have a modern PSU too so there's no chance of frying the RAM chips.
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...via the airwaves, for the last time ever.
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The week before last I received some more parts and have been making up MMC, joystick and paddle adapters and burning EPROMs ever since!
Now I am ready for when the events start again - maybe November for me for non-ABUG.
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The paddle adapters on the right are for ATARI paddles, but require the minor mod listed in the thread.
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The Blue MMC adapters are just upside down and are angled the opposite way to the B ones as the space is on the opposite side on a master.
The straight ones are "universal" although if you don't have anything big plugged in next to the user port, any will fit and beeb (except the compact).

I found a curious thing with a couple of 256MB (not GB) cards that I had. If I use a user port extension cable (repurposed cable from when I used to pipe the MMC adapters to the back of the machine) then the 256MB cards come up with FORMAT ? errors or even just hang. They are fine without the extension and all other cards 128MB..8GB are fine with it!

Thanks again Hoglet for MMFS, although I still use SmartSPI on a few machines, notably the ones with early solidisk memory expansions, the ongoing support for MMFS makes it the best choice. I confess that I do like that SmartSPI has one ROM for all beebs ;)
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Drive 1 and Drive 2 for my Apple:

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Now I just need the cool little green screen monitor to sit on top. 8)
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Lardo Boffin wrote:
Tue Aug 02, 2022 4:35 pm
Drive 1 and Drive 2 for my Apple:


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Now I just need the cool little green screen monitor to sit on top. 8)
Nice!
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Decent bundle in the post today:

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Some capacitors, an MMC adaptor for one of my Beebs and a Concerto cartridge for my Atari 7800 which gives me SD card support for 7800 and 2600 games, plus also includes a slot to drop in a spare POKEY for extra sound on games that support it.

Very impressed with the delivery time for the Concerto, it arrived from the US in just 8 days :)
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A dead BBC Micro (again) I didn't try and turn this on at all, it was very much a forgotten about, back-of-the-shed find and someone in the village brought it to my back door with a note - "Please try and get me working, there's a beer in it!" - I didn't find the beer, but I found a very terrible BBC Model A->B Issue 3 inside a fertilizer bag... I took the case apart, took out the PSU and motherboard, put the case in a tub of soapy water to soak, stripped the PSU and removed all the capacitors and measured them, I wanted to act out - "should I replace all the electrolytic caps?" - well, in this case, yes. Although some did test OK, they had been leaking over a long period of time. I made a table of the values;
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- the electrolyte had damaged the PCB, just as well it is single layer, otherwise this would be probably be heading to the trash.
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once the capacitors were replaced, the supply checked and everything is rock steady.
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The RIFAs are obviously replaced anyway, I don't smoke and I'm not starting now :lol: these are the pulls, note one of the 100uF caps has a corroded can (dead)
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Keyboard next
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hardly any of keys worked and there were lots of bodge wires on the back to repair repairs #-o
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removing some of the lacquer for a wire loop to take the keyswitch pin and the two tracks.
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cleaning the pins takes forever, about an hour to remove, clean and replace each pin in turn, some of them were so corroded inside, they were trashed, this is what's left... I had to dig into my stash for six replacement keyswitches.
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Beeb left running an annoying bit o'code (typed without a screen) - I haven't tested that yet.

10REPEAT
20FORX%=&8000TO&FFFF
30SOUND1,-15,?X%,1
40SOUND2,-15,?(X%+1),1
50SOUND3,-15,?(X%+2),1
60NEXT
70UNTIL0
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and I go out into the garden and have a BBQ and a beer. If I turn my head towards the house I can just about hear the "chatter" the Beeb is making. I'll test the video and disc etc tomorrow evening and by then I'll be very expectant of that cool beer :shock:

Update: the 16 MHz system crystal was drifting a lot and I replaced that, everything else on the board checked out fine. I am now awaiting a sea of beer to dive into :lol: I also gave him a TurboMMC and an SD card full of games his kids are having fun with it.
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...my first boards assembled at JLCPCB. They're POSTbox r4. \:D/
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