Getting rid of my collection, Pt.1
kerr_avon at hotmail.co.uk
Mon Dec 12 21:22:47 CST 2005
Hi, it's been quite a while since I last posted to this list (about 4 1/2
years I believe) but it's good to see many familiar names still popping up.
Anyway, the last 4 years have seen some major uphevals in my life and I find
myself in the position of needing to get rid of pretty much my entire
collection of "classic" machines fairly quickly. A friend of mine did post a
similar message here on my behalf back in March, but, due to an unforseen
series of real world problems, I either lost contact with or wasn't able to
reply to people.
I'll be offering up this "junk" in batches as I sort through each afflicted
room to see what's in there, the first batch being as follows:
3Com "3Station" - 2 off
DEC PDP-11/53 (BA-23 Cabinet)
DEC MicroVAX II (BA-23 Cabinet)
DEC MicroVAX II (BA-123 Cabinet) - 2 off
DEC VAXConsole (Pro-350?)
IBM AS/400 Model 9404 - with expansion cabinet (never gotten it to fire up)
IBM RS/6000 Model 520
IBM PC/RT - CAD system including 19" colour monitor, graphics "box" & more
Pr1me 2455 - c/w terminal & kbd, but no hard/tape drives (SCSI)
SGI Iris 4D/70 GT
Tandon Pac286(?) - c/w mono monitor, kbd, printer etc
In addition, I also have an unidentified 19" SGI monitor (manufactured by
Philips, in a cream case), a pile of assorted DEC manuals, two or three
boxes of assorted Q-Bus and Unibus boards (don't ask me what they are as
they're in storage and I don't have a list) and a full tower AT case with
PSU to go.
I'm not looking to sell this gear, I'd rather give it to people on this list
with the time and enthusiasm to do something with it. That said, considering
how much petrol money it cost me to collect, I'd certainly appreciate
donations any of the following:
SCSI hard drives (10Gb or larger, or IDE drives at a pinch)
Hauppauge Media MVPs
Rio Receivers (sometimes badged "Dell")
PCI DVB-T cards
PCI DVB-S cards
Pinnacle "Showcentre"s (fat chance)
"Classic" MP3 players
or the odd fiver if you feel that way inclined. :-)
All this equipment is located in Birmingham (UK) and has to be collected, I
do not have the means to deliver and it's far too heavy to even consider
posting (with the possible exception of the "3Stations").
As I said, I need to shift this stuff fairly quickly - as soon as humanly
possible really (this side of Christmas would be just perfect). The absolute
deadline will be sometime in Feb, anything that hasn't gone by then WILL go
in the nearest skip I can find - no matter how rare/desirable it may be.
Please contact me off-list if you're interested in any of this stuff.
TTFN - Pete.
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