I am moving. This induces a phase of decluttering. I am getting rid of a load of my vintage computer gear. Mostly 3 Beebs (including 1 Hybrid Music 5000 system), a SPARC, and a Commodore 64.
It occurs to me that readers of my blog are amongst the most likely people to want any of it.
I have tried to divide the stuff into sensible bundles, splitting things up will be a right pain. I haven’t quite decided what set of Beeb stuff to keep yet, and I’m trying a couple of other channels to get rid of stuff. Some things have been tested, but far from everything.
BBC Model B. Containing…
ATPL Sideways ROM RAM board containing…
Wordwise; graphics extension (Computer Concepts); AMPLE; INTERWORD;
2 (I think) sideways RAMs.
User Guide (worn, bit still hanging together).
Graphics extension ROM User Manual.
Music 4000 keyboard (and manual, and at least 1 disk).
Music 5000 synthesizer (and manual, including originally supplied ROM ID and passcode).
Viglen twin 5.25 inch disk drive unit, 40/80 switchable.
Hmm. This machine must have some sort of DFS installed. I didn’t look underneath the ATPL board.
[update 2008-10-28: the Music 5000/AMPLE stuff is now promised. If someone really wants me to split off the Model B, any other ROMS, the disk drive, or the UG then I suppose I could]
Twin Voltmace joysticks (2 joysticks joined into 1 analogue connector).
Beeb to Centronics printer cable. 2 off.
A Canon BJ-10ex printer.
DFS User Guide (I might want to keep this).
BBC Master 512
And what I guess is a complete set of disks for the 512 side of things:
512 DISC 1, DOS PLUS BOOT
512 DISC 2, GEM APPLICATIONS
512 DISC 3, GEM DATA
512 DISC 4, MISCELLANEOUS
THE 512 MOUSE DRIVER
Those 512 disks are originals. Discs 2, 3, 4 I seem to have a second original set of, and also a set of copies, for backup.
And various 512 related books:
“Master 512 Technical Guide”, Robin Burton; DABS. I only just discovered that this contains the schematic for the 80186 board. Shows how often I opened it.
“Master 512 User Guide”, Chris Snee; DABS. This is an aftermarket book, in particular it is not…
“Master 512 User Guide”, Acorn. This is the manual for GEM and DOS+ (I assume it came with the machine).
“The 512 Mouse Driver”, Tull Computer Services. I suspect I have the mouse (below). Disk listed above.
Mouse. With analogue connector. Says “ACORN P/N 0143210” on bottom. May or may not be the appropriate mouse for “The 512 Mouse Driver”, above.
GEM running on a Beeb has to be seen to be believed.
[2008-10-28: All the 512 stuff is now promised]
BBC Master 128. PAT certificate for 1992. Containing…
PCB 4.03 ROM. PCB Autoroute 1.04 ROM. And discs (copies) for these.
And various related Master books:
(Master) Reference Manual, Parts One and Two; Acorn.
(Master) Welcome Guide; Acorn.
“The New Advanced User Guide”, Dickens & Holmes. More appropriate than the AUG for the Master.
ViewSheet manual. The Masters come with ViewSheet in the builtin ROM.
View complete and boxed, except for the ROM (that is, the program itself). So no ROM, but what do you get? Vintage 80s box, “into view” introduction book, reference manual, 3 A4/3 reference cards, printer generator manual, disc, and printer generator software on cassette tape. The Masters come with View in the builtin ROM.
Master 128 Elite on disc (copy). It’s in colour, and quite cool.
BBC 6502 2nd Processor (the classic “Tube”). 2 off. [2008-10-31: now promised]
HIBASIC CERDIP EPROM. This is plugged into my Model B, but if you convince me to let go of both my 2nd pros (so I have no need of it) then you can have this too. You can’t have my DNFS.
6502 second processor user guide. 3 off. *sigh* yes, 1 more manual than I have 2nd processors.
BBC z80 2nd Processor (Acorn, not Watford).
An awesome set of manuals for the z80 stuff: “Z80 second processor user guide”, “z80 BBC BASIC user guide”, “CP/M 2.2 with GSX Graphics”, “Graph Plan”, “CIS COBOL language reference manual”, “CIS COBOL with ANIMATOR and FORMS-2 user guide”, “Accountant”, “Nucleus System Generator”, “File Plan”.
And what I assume is a complete set of z80 2nd pro disks. They are copies not originals and they are rather unhelpfully labelled “z80 2nd pro disc 1” through to “disc 7”. Also “system” and “basic” discs (which I suspect might be copies of discs 1 and 2). I think this set of discs includes a working copy of CP/M kermit that I downloaded from the internet and somehow coaxed onto a floppy.
[2008-10-28: z80 stuff is now promised]
Complete BCPL development system for the Beeb: ROM (real, plastic), 2 books, disks. [2008-10-28: now promised]
BCPL User Guide (the manual for the BCPL kit, but alone, without ROM or disks).
PHX 1 ROM. PHX was the communications ROM used in the Cambridge Computing Service User Area Beebs (mostly, but not exclusively, for talking to UK.AC.CAM.PHX). PHX 1 is the early crappy version.
Needs repair: Microvitec CUB monitor. 2 off. Both of them smoked when I plugged them in. *sigh*
DIN to DIN monitor cable for a Beeb. 3 Beebs, but only 1 monitor cable. Sorry.
“Illustrating Basic”, Alcock. Sadly, not Illustrating BBC Basic.
Ahkter Disk Drive User’s Manual.
Commodore 64, tape deck, some games.
SPARC station I. The “pizza box” original. Associated peripherals:
A couple of big fat SCSI cables and big fat SCSI drives (big, except in storage capacity). A good variety of connectors with strange pin configurations here, but there’s enough to connect all the disks to the SPARC, but I think the daisy-chaining order is constrained.
ISOLAN UTP II Transceiver (2 off), and one cable to connect to the SPARC station I AUI.