Today's TRS-80 haul
GFisher at tristonecapital.com
Tue Apr 12 09:45:34 CDT 2005
>Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 23:09:45 -0400
>From: "Mike" <dogas at bellsouth.net>
>Subject: Re: Today's TRS-80 haul
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>> I'm glad you saved them. I can't imagine there are too many around. I
>> have a Model 12 that has been "officially" upgraded to a Model 16B. Its
>> an interesting mix - Model 12 look, Model 16B workings. Last I checked
>> it wouldn't boot so that's a job for a rainy day on the bench.
>I drove from Jacksonville, Fl to Chicago, IL a few years agi for a
>station-wagon full of 6000, 16, and 16b systems, 8 in all, with one odd one
>if I recall, and some xenix and other software too. There was one
>beautifully complete 6000 with xenix, internal and external HDs. I've
>peddled a few of them including that one, and I know some need work, or
>could provide some needed parts if anyone's really stuck or can pick up
>personally or by proxy.. No extra keyboards though, two were borrowed and
>haven't returned yet....
> I have one model 12, and a II or two (my main love on the big TRS80
>side)...Hmmm, also got a few big boxes of those big brown 8" software
>manuals awaitng adpotion or tradeout.somehow...
>- Mike: dogas at bellsouth.net
It's nice to see that there are other fans of the big silver (and white) TRS-80 boxes out there. I ran a bulletin board with a Mod II for a couple of years in the mid '80s, and despite the fact that it was noisy and clunky, it never crashed or went down. I've got one that I fixed up with a good 8" disk drive, have another that needs some work, have the disk expansion box and a 15Mb hard disk that is waiting to go on line. Have some basic big brown manuals but am always looking to adopt or trade more ;-) Also looking for newer versions of TRSDOS 2 or II as all I have is 2a and I don't think it handles hard disks or conversion to 5.25 HD disks (want to do that so I don't have to listen to the 8 inchers spin all the time, boy were those Mod II's noisy!)
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