2214Re: [midatlanticretro] re:Lisa landfill
- Jan 26, 2006I know that nearby where I live there are supposedly "bulldozed under"
Commodore P500's. I have called QVC (the home shopping tv station)
who now occupies the property once owned by Commodore in West Chester,
PA. As you would expect they don't know much...but if anyone would
like to do an expedition on the grounds of the office complex, let
me know. I was told that they buried them "out back" but that's
about all anyone knows. Would I run around with a metal detector
and a shovel; yes I would! Anyone up for it? They could be buried
under a parking lot by now...might make a fun little video. Imagine
people digging for computers behind the QVC studio parking lot.
Taking the video concept another step..has anyone seen the "Best
In Show" movie about dog show particpants? Are we not the real-life
equivalent of that movie, being so involved with such a specialized
field as vintage computers to the point of doing a festival? Our
group has some unique personalities, yes? I for one admit that I
take this whole thing a little too far (ask my wife), but I don't
care, if you're going to pick a hobby might as well dive in!
I hope that this event is recorded for posterity. I will bring a
video camera, maybe I will have time to do some interviews at the
I posted my VCF exhibit on the VCF 3 site, I have not seen it yet,
but I assume it's in pending status waiting for the site admin to
approve and post to the public.
At Thursday, 26 January 2006, you wrote:
>regardless, how would you go about pinpointing just-- E N D --
>where they were buried (were they likely buried?).
>That place likely takes up hundreds of acres, if not
>thousands. What else groovy was landfilled? Was it
>just Atari carts? What about puters?
>--- email@example.com <lathe9x20@...>
>> Hello, Mike
>> Brass can be blackened chemically, and aluminum can
>be anodized black.
>> Check Caswell Plating http://www.caswellplating.com
>for supplies for
>> the AL. There are pictures of black gun parts
>there. Don't even try
>> to use the "instant blue for aluminum" from the gun
>dept of WalMart.
>> It doesn't last.
>> For brass finishes try
>http://www.sculptnouveau.com/, or the science
>> company at
>> If it were me, I'd look very seriously at paints
>applied with an
>> inexpensive air brush. Epoxy paint is damn tough!
>> 'hope this helps
>> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mike" <ezme@r...>
>> > I am using brass and aluminum to fabricate scale
>models. I need to
>> > blacken the metals rather than paint them. I know
>there was a liquid
>> > by the name of Ebonol or Ebanol, it seems no
>longer available. I have
>> > checked on a substitute made by JAX (Supplied in
>the Grobet USA
>> > catalog) but Can$90.00 per gal it is rather
>expensive. Is there a way
>> > to achieve a really soft black finish without the
>use of expensive
>> > chemicals? The models in question will have some
>soft soldered joins
>> > so it won't be safe to apply any amount of heat.
>> > Mike
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