Where to get a Vax or microvax

Mike Ross tmfdmike at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 05:21:32 CDT 2015

Well if we're all putting down markers, I have an 11/780 and /730; I'd love
a /750 to round out the collection. I used to have one, back in mid 1990s
it was one of the first machines I collected... Got it up and running VMS,
then loaned it to a friend, forgot to ask for it back, lost touch with

On Jul 1, 2015 11:48 AM, "Peter Coghlan" <cctalk at beyondthepale.ie> wrote:

> william degnan wrote:
> >
> > I recently got a Microvax 3100 and a VAX 4000-200, very pleased with how
> > easy they are to work with.  I have had a lot more issues with
> > Alpahservers.  VAX/Aphas running one flavor or another of openVMS.
> >
> > I agree with Ian, think the 3100's are a good starter VAX.  My 3100
> system
> > has two SCSI external drives to beef it up.  You get what you pay for,
> try
> > to find something in nice shape that works and pay a little extra.  My
> > opinion.
> > Bill
> At one time, it was possible to get considerably more than you pay for.
> I've
> got several VAX 2000 / 3100 / 4000 systems.  All were freebies / scrounged
> /
> rescue machines.  A few have battery corrosion issues but most of them work
> fine.  Unfortunately, ebay, along with the sources drying up has probably
> greatly reduced the likelyhood of anything like them turning up for free
> now.
> If you do get something in this line, remove the battery and put up with
> it not keeping time or boot settings when switched off.
> Regards.
> Peter Coghlan.

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