Desparately seeking Cromemco chassis (UK)

James Attfield james at
Mon Jan 2 15:09:21 CST 2017

Wishing all here a very Happy New Year!

Along with some other folks in 2017 I have decided I am going to ripple
through all of my vintage systems and warm their beautiful and friendly

I won't have a problem with my BBC Micro, Atari 1040ST, Amiga 500's, 2000's,
3000 and 4000 and the PowerMac's but what I really would like is to bring my
Cromemco back on line. I have the cards (DPU, 256KZ, 16FDC plus sundry
others e.g. Quadart, IOP) and drives (Tandon TM100 5" and dual TM848 8") but
although I have a naked Blitz Bus I lack a decent chassis. This is a plea
for any kind soul  with a spare or unwanted chassis who is prepared to let
one go to help me out. Ideally a CS/3 chassis would be preferable however a
Z2D, Z2 or even a System 1 chassis would be gratefully given a loving and
permanent home.

Naturally, given the weight of same, I expect I would have to pick up or
arrange transport so regretfully any offers would have to be UK-based. The
CS/3, and the Z2/Z2D had power supplies designed to handle a fully loaded
bus of 21 S-100 cards (although I never handled one with more than 12 or so)
and were one of those rare systems which could pass Navy certification i.e.
survive being stood on by a rating in full gear and boots so were quite

I would also be very interested in a 64FDC and any 5Mb or 20Mb IMI drives as
I have a WDI-II controller, alternatively an STDC controller.


James Attfield
West Midlands, UK

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