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And the brake parts have just arrived. I think they must be working on Greenland time.
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ZX81->Spectrum->Memotech MTX->Sinclair QL->520STM->BBC Micro->TT030->PCs & Sun Workstations.
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stephen_usher wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 3:18 pm And the brake parts have just arrived. I think they must be working on Greenland time.
Woo Hoo :)
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And the shock absorber cartridges are due tomorrow.
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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.
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The keyboard pads have been replaced.

The keyboard is better to type upon but there's still not a lot of travel and the foam is still reasonably stiff. Still, all the keys work and it is better than with my pads.
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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stephen_usher wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:34 pm The keyboard pads have been replaced.

The keyboard is better to type upon but there's still not a lot of travel and the foam is still reasonably stiff. Still, all the keys work and it is better than with my pads.
Nice to know that the TexElec pads work well, but at least you have a method for making your own too.
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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Indeed, but my ones are sub-optimal.

Well, the SAAB shock absorber cartridges are out for delivery, and the RS Components delivery should also be today.
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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: Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:43 am Indeed, but my ones are sub-optimal.

Well, the SAAB shock absorber cartridges are out for delivery, and the RS Components delivery should also be today.
Ahh well, at least you tried :)

Sounds like you've got some busy days ahead.
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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With the arrival of those two deliveries it's just the adjustable voltage regulator and the PCBs in transit.

The ZuluSCSI from eBay still hasn't been dispatched so yesterday I noted with eBay about this and the vendor came back... It turns out that it's AmigaKit again. And the exact same old excuse for non-delivery as the last time (that time directly from the web site), "Unexpectedly the units were faulty and the replacements are stuck in customs." Yeah, right. Well, don't have "4 out of 9 sold" and delivery within 2 days if you don't really have the stock.
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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: Wed Apr 03, 2024 1:48 pm With the arrival of those two deliveries it's just the adjustable voltage regulator and the PCBs in transit.

The ZuluSCSI from eBay still hasn't been dispatched so yesterday I noted with eBay about this and the vendor came back... It turns out that it's AmigaKit again. And the exact same old excuse for non-delivery as the last time (that time directly from the web site), "Unexpectedly the units were faulty and the replacements are stuck in customs." Yeah, right. Well, don't have "4 out of 9 sold" and delivery within 2 days if you don't really have the stock.
Really? What a pain in the backside, really ticks me off when folks do that and Amigakit were usually good.
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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I've replied:
In which case could I please cancel my order.

The listing explicitly started that there had been nine available and four sold already. If they had not been previously tested and verified working then they should not have been listed as in stock and available and te listing withdrawn.
He needs to get the message. Unfortunately he's the only licensed seller of ZuluSCSI in the UK.
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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