Photo album and video from VCF West
jwsmail at jwsss.com
Tue Aug 9 21:37:42 CDT 2016
We had a discussion about your great work. One comment mentioned more
than once was that they can scratch because you did an exact job of how
the originals were made. And there may not be a coating today that
doesn't crinkle or shrink on other plastics. You would have to match
pretty closely the clear overcoat, and basic clear panel to stop that,
so they didn't react or shrink at different rates with age, and perhaps
do some sort of processing with the stencil material to stop it from
flaking off as well. But they are still great from what everyone said.
I emailed you offline about one for Sherman as well
On 8/9/2016 6:30 PM, Rod Smallwood wrote:
> On 10/08/2016 00:37, jim stephens wrote:
>> Youtube Channel playlist of videos.
>> Some walking around Saturday morning before the show, Charles
>> Anthony's exhibit.
>> Also a fellow who dropped by after my buying a PDP 11/34 and was one
>> of the engineers.
>> I recorded an impromptu interview with him.
>> Sherman Foy and I had a great time attending and participating in the
>> event this year.
>> Thanks to the organizers, staff and volunteers that were there to put
>> it on.
> Hi Guys
> Now that is a very interesting set of Photos. Loads of
> what appear to be real front panels complete with bezels.
> As you know I produce reproduction panels and seeing all of those was
> most interesting.
> I have the process to make the actual panels just about right.
> So to bezels. I have made one prototype resin cast PDP-8 bezel. There
> are a few things to fix but essentially its OK.
> The next example should good enough to paint. Attach it to the panel
> and we have something like a full size front.
> Next up is a Key and Lamp board. I have a sample for an 8/i lamp board.
> Its new and not wanting to reinvent the wheel I'll use it with the
> 8/i now in production
> Lever and butterfly toggle switches are the main difficulty at this
> point. But sooner or later somebody will figure out how to
> make toggle switches at reasonable cost.
> Having just about done all of the popular PDP-8's Its PDP-11's next..
> Rod (Panelman) Smallwood
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