Front Panel Tech Note 2
rodsmallwood52 at btinternet.com
Mon Jun 15 02:54:08 CDT 2015
Thank you for the information.
Your two machines (colour sat apart) do fall into my A and B Types quite
Seeing the one with the one with the missing toggle switches reminds me
that I have
an enquiry out re getting some made.
I dont know if I have asked you before ( I have a serial brain in a
parallel world) but I'm looking for some boards to get my 8/e
I alreay have an M-8310 and a 549057 (Keys and lamps) along with core
On 15/06/2015 08:10, Pontus Pihlgren wrote:
> Hi Rod
> I'm sorry I haven't replied sooner, you are not forgotten. It is just
> that my second 8/e was much harder to reach than I had hoped for. (I'm
> shipping out a set of computers that are in the way).
> DOH! I just recalled.. I have pictures online, these are my machines:
> Type A:
> Type B:
> As you see, the Type A, which I believe is older, has straight switch
> position lines, no dividers and a "box" arround the switch.
> The Type B has angled switch position lines, dividers, but no box
> arround the switch.
> Type B has noticably less saturated colors.
> I can take better pictures of the Type B panel which is accessible, but
> I'm not sure it will help.
> On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 10:46:47PM +0100, Rod Smallwood wrote:
>> Hi Pontus
>> Please define which two the colours differ between.
>> Is the current version with the vertical switch position correct?
>> If that is the case then the other one with angled switch position
>> lines and dividers between groups of lamps must differ.
>> The two colours are referred to as Amber and Terra Cotta.
>> If they differ then they must have different names.
>> As I am a bit colour blind the matching is done by our two
>> screen printing
>> ladies who are art graduates and qualified colourists.
>> (in general females have better colour vision)
>> If you have an example of a Type B ( angled switch position
>> lines and dividers)
>> that shows the difference in colour I'd really like a copy
>> before we ship any type B
>> On 11/06/2015 08:01, Pontus Pihlgren wrote:
>>> The color is quite different between the two. I can take comparative
>>> photos, but I suppose it will be quite meaningless as a guide.
>>> On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 06:47:25AM +0100, Rod Smallwood wrote:
>>>> Asof now I know of two variations
>>>> 1, Selector switch positions 1 and 6 lines can be vertical
>>>> or at an angle to the vertical
>>>> 2, Vertical divider between groups of three lamps
>>>> Anybody seen an 8/e panel with anything else?
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