Miss categorized DEC box on ebay

Mattis Lind mattislind at gmail.com
Thu Dec 21 12:40:17 CST 2017

2017-12-21 19:23 GMT+01:00 Bill Gunshannon via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org

> I've never seen a blue tinted front cover from DEC.  I've never seen one
> like
> that with screw holes exposed from the front.  And if you look real close
> it
> appears to have little rubber feet on the bottom.
> Which still leaves the question of what if anything is inside that box.
> $250
> is a lot to pay for a QBUS backplane and a PSU.  I've paid less for entire
> running systems.

FYI this is how my BA11-M front look like:

Apart from the PDP-11/03 badge and the color they are identical..


> bill
> ________________________________
> From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org> on behalf of Noel Chiappa
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> Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2017 11:07 AM
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> Cc: jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
> Subject: Re: Miss categorized DEC box on ebay
>     > From: Bill Gunshannon
>     > At best, it's a third part QBUS box.
> I assume that was 'third party'?
> No, that's a real DEC front panel. They could have put that on an off-brand
> chassis, but I would _guess_ not.
> (The outer housing I can see looks like the slide-in ones DEC used to hold
> the BA11-N/BA11-S, but I don't recall what the housing for the BA11-M's
> looked like.)
> For some reason the BA11-M's seem to have been going for more than the
> BA11-N's. Dunno why, maybe the original LSI-11's have some sort of appeal?
>         Noel

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