Re: 1130 replica (was Interesting Thread)
- Hi Mike
I am journaling/blogging this project at http://ibm1130.blogspot.com with an update every few days. To make it serve as a history, I am faking the posting dates to have it appear in chronological order rather than most current post first.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Mike Loewen <mloewen@...> wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Mar 2013, diagonalboard wrote:
> > Currently assembling a replica mainframe (1130), right now building the
> > complement of peripherals using reasonable machinery I can find and
> > interfacing/emulation. Documation M600 card reader emulating IBM 2501,
> > punched card duplicator being converted into 1442 punch, HP line printer
> > emulating 1403, DEC RK05AA drive emulating ramkit disk in 1130, paper
> > tape reader and punch units emulating 1055/1134, Strobe model 100
> > plotter emulating 1627, modified IBM Electronic Typewriter model 50
> > (selectric type) emulating the console printer, non-ibm keypunch
> > keyboard emulating keyboard of 1130 console, plus realistic light
> > display panels, switches, buttons, etc.
> Awesome project, Carl! Do you have this documented anywhere?
> I have a Documation M1000L, with a USB interface that I built from
> Brian Knittel's plans.
> Mike Loewen mloewen@...
> Old Technology http://sturgeon.css.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/
- On 03/21/2013 09:16 PM, Wesley Furr wrote:
> The only thing I would like to have had that I've turned down was an HP 9000Drawing the line at machines one can't move oneself is a good thing.
> L1000...not really vintage though. I drew the line at something I couldn't
> move on my own. :-) Would probably have made a nice space heater though...
I have an IBM z/890 here. It weighs 2100lbs. No typo.
I can drive a forklift on my own. =)
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA