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Hello from a new user

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Hi, quick introduction

I'm here because I really wanted to buy an old Land Rover to restore. However that is well beyond my capabilities, and my wife's patience. So instead I bought a non-working Atari ST for £30. I figured I could offload it for parts if I couldn't do anything with it.

My plan is to collect working examples of all the computers I owned or used before about 1995. Starting with a ZX81, and ending with a SUN sparcstation.

I'm fine with basic soldering and (for example) replacing capacitors doesn't strike too much fear. Which is a good thing, as I think that might be the first job.

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aled wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:41 pm I'm here because I really wanted to buy an old Land Rover to restore. However that is well beyond my capabilities, and my wife's patience. So instead I bought a non-working Atari ST for £30.
Knowing how problematic these machines are, the Land Rover may have been a simpler project :lol:
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:swave:

Welcome to the forum!

Used to have a Defender 90 with a TD5 engine but think the computers are less likely to be stolen for parts!

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aled wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:41 pm I'm here because I really wanted to buy an old Land Rover to restore.
Well that's a new one. :lol:

Welcome!
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JezC wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:05 pm Used to have a Defender 90 with a TD5 engine but think the computers are less likely to be stolen for parts!
Just make sure you keep the blitter out of sight when you compute in a bad neighbourhood.
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exxos wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:03 pm Knowing how problematic these machines are, the Land Rover may have been a simpler project :lol:

I do hope you're joking
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aled wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:18 pm I do hope you're joking
Nope!

Hello, however! :lol:

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aled wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:41 pm
My plan is to collect working examples of all the computers I owned or used before about 1995.
:welcomewave:

This is pretty much what I did, I just need a TRS80 Model 1 to complete that collection.

I may have 'accidentally' purchased one or two others along the way...

Beware, you start out with good intentions, then it's all like "well that'd be nice too" and "Ooooh that seems really interesting" and before you know it your small collection isn't :)
Collector of many retro things!
800XL and 65XE both with Ultimate1MB,VBXL/XE & PokeyMax, SIDE3, SDrive Max, 2x 1010 cassette, 2x 1050 one with Happy mod, 3x 2600 Jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Approx 20 STs, including a 520 STM, 520 STFMs, 3x Mega ST, MSTE & 2x 32 Mhz boosted STEs
Plus the rest, totalling around 50 machines including a QL, 3x BBC Model B, Electron, Spectrums, ZX81 etc...
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rubber_jonnie wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 10:54 pm
aled wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:41 pm
My plan is to collect working examples of all the computers I owned or used before about 1995.
:welcomewave:

This is pretty much what I did, I just need a TRS80 Model 1 to complete that collection.

I may have 'accidentally' purchased one or two others along the way...

Beware, you start out with good intentions, then it's all like "well that'd be nice too" and "Ooooh that seems really interesting" and before you know it your small collection isn't :)
Yes, space is going to be a problem, I have a room about 8x9 feet that they will all have to live in.
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