1095RE: Tandy systems
- Aug 4, 2005On Thu, 4 Aug 2005, Kelly Leavitt wrote:
> All kidding aside, I have quite a Tandy business machine collection,I am looking at eventually adding more Tandy machines, to include any
> including complete Model II, Model 12, Model 16b, Model 6000s. I also have a
> Model 4 and 4p that work. A model 100, 102 and 200. For the PCs, I have a
> model 1000sx.
of the non-Coco systems prior to the Model 1000s. Currently, the only
functional unit I have is a 128Kb Model 4 (non-gate array), which was my
2nd computer. I also have a 64Kb gate-array Model 4 with floppy drive
problems, and a functional Model 1 monitor. I've been promised a complete
Model III system with printer, hopefully by the end of the summer. My
first computer was a Model III, which I gradually upgraded to 48Kb, 2 SSDD
floppy drives, RS-232 interface and a 300bps modem.
I have two 5Mb primary hard drives for the Model III/4 systems, one
with a defective controller and the other untested.
I'm particularly interested in finding (and making operational) a
6000HD system. I learned Unix (XENIX, actually) on one of those in 1985,
and wrote a BBS for it which ran for a couple of years in the Tacoma, WA
area. I understand that hard drives were a common failure point on the
6000s, and indeed that's what eventually took down our BBS system. We had
an optional 4-port serial board installed, and four 2400bps modems online.
Most of my recent acquisitions have been CP/M based systems. I have an
Osborne 1 (original tan case), 2nd revision Osborne 1 (blue/white) and an
Osborne Executive. Also a Kaypro 2, Kaypro 2X and a Kaypro 10.
I also have 3 Apple IIe systems and parts which I have to test and
consolidate. Two are vanilla IIe systems and the third is the enhanced
version. I'll probably put together one of each, and make the third
available for a trade.
I'm slowly putting my collection online: URL at the bottom.
Mike Loewen mloewen@...
Old Technology http://ripsaw.cac.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/
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