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I am easily amused, a Mega Sandwich:

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The middle one is currently powered up, but it isn't much of a change to swap over the keyboard to any of them, and better than having 2 of them gathering dust on the shelf :)
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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
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Hmm... stacked sandwich... or club sandwich?
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stephen_usher wrote: Mon Jan 15, 2024 4:56 pm Hmm... stacked sandwich... or club sandwich?
I'm going with stacked :)
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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Thanks to @stephen_usher I now have a floppy disk interface for my OPD, seen here hooked up to my QL dual floppies:

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Disk formatting went just fine, but I didn't get much further than that on account of the keyboard playing up again and some key keys being very erratic. I need to revisit the whole keyboard thing, as whilst it is possible to fit ST keydomes, it would be nice to have something that's better and will last longer.

The only problem with the OPD is the space it takes up due to the display, though it is a very nice display I have to say. More fun for another day.
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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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I'm glad it works. :-)

P.S. Oh, that's what colours it's using!
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ZX81->Spectrum->Memotech MTX->Sinclair QL->520STM->BBC Micro->TT030->PCs & Sun Workstations.
Added code to the MiNT kernel (still there the last time I checked) + put together MiNTOS.
Collection now with added Macs, Amigas, Suns and Acorns.
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stephen_usher wrote: Sun Jan 21, 2024 6:49 pm I'm glad it works. :-)

P.S. Oh, that's what colours it's using!
Me too :)

The colours are very much QL like, and the display, made by Microvitec, is really very sharp and clear I have to say.
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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: Sun Jan 21, 2024 7:20 pm The colours are very much QL like, and the display, made by Microvitec, is really very sharp and clear I have to say.
Indeed, but I can't tell on the mono monitor which colours are which, only relative brightness.
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ZX81->Spectrum->Memotech MTX->Sinclair QL->520STM->BBC Micro->TT030->PCs & Sun Workstations.
Added code to the MiNT kernel (still there the last time I checked) + put together MiNTOS.
Collection now with added Macs, Amigas, Suns and Acorns.
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stephen_usher wrote: Sun Jan 21, 2024 7:25 pm
rubber_jonnie wrote: Sun Jan 21, 2024 7:20 pm The colours are very much QL like, and the display, made by Microvitec, is really very sharp and clear I have to say.
Indeed, but I can't tell on the mono monitor which colours are which, only relative brightness.
Yes, I noticed that, though the display still looks sharp in mono.
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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It does!
Intro retro computers since before they were retro...
ZX81->Spectrum->Memotech MTX->Sinclair QL->520STM->BBC Micro->TT030->PCs & Sun Workstations.
Added code to the MiNT kernel (still there the last time I checked) + put together MiNTOS.
Collection now with added Macs, Amigas, Suns and Acorns.
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Just arrived, thanks @PhilC for the recommendation :)

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Annoyingly still no LS93 for the OSI though :(
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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