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#1 2015-10-03 02:36:18

tkc8800
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From: Adelaide
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tkc8800's collection and intro

G'day all,

I was given the link to this site a year ago by iMic, it's taken me just a little while to register but better late than never!

I'm a retro collector from Adelaide, rather than re-posting details of my collection, most of it can be seen on my site here: http://tkc8800.com

I have a few Apple machines in my collection: Apple II Plus (U.S), Mac 128k (512k board), Mac 512k ed, a recently acquired Mac LC475.  But just recently I picked up an SE/30.  I've wanted an SE/30 for quite a while and I managed to snag one off ebay a few days ago.

With my retro collection I tend to switch focus between camps, so I haven't been in the Apple camp for quite a while, hence the delay getting onto this site.  I've recently acquired a few Commodore machines which I've been focused on but getting the SE/30 has brought me back into Apple world for a while.  The SE/30 requires some work, it's not fully functional but I'll post about that in another thread.

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#2 2015-10-03 04:16:14

iMic
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From: Adelaide, Australia
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Re: tkc8800's collection and intro

I've never been more envious of a computer collection than yours - especially the IBM 5150. The things I would do for a classic IBM, or even a 286 / 386 for that matter with an MFM/RLL drive. Finding that kind of kit in Adelaide though isn't exactly the easiest thing to do.

In any case, welcome to ThinkClassic. smile While most of the members here focus on vintage Apple hardware, we're interested in just about every make and model of classic kit.


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#3 2015-10-03 04:55:44

mcdermd
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From: Corvallis, OR
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Re: tkc8800's collection and intro

Welcome, tkc8800. Loving the VT100. Reminds me of seeing Dad at work when I was a kid.


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#4 2015-10-03 05:10:22

LCGuy
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From: Sydney, Australia
Registered: 2014-05-13
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Re: tkc8800's collection and intro

Welcome! Nice collection you have there...especially the Altair! yikes I wouldn't imagine there's many here in Australia.

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#5 2015-10-03 08:13:38

tkc8800
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From: Adelaide
Registered: 2015-10-03
Posts: 25
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Re: tkc8800's collection and intro

iMic wrote:

I've never been more envious of a computer collection than yours - especially the IBM 5150. The things I would do for a classic IBM, or even a 286 / 386 for that matter with an MFM/RLL drive. Finding that kind of kit in Adelaide though isn't exactly the easiest thing to do.

In any case, welcome to ThinkClassic. smile While most of the members here focus on vintage Apple hardware, we're interested in just about every make and model of classic kit.

Hey Michael,

Yes the old IBM's aren't too common anywhere in Aus especially Adelaide.  They do pop up on ebay from time to time.  I've had an IBM5153 CGA monitor on my wish list for ages, still waiting for one to pop up.

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#6 2015-10-03 11:37:55

Washerman
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Registered: 2014-08-24
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Re: tkc8800's collection and intro

Greetings to you tkc8800, from another Aussie big_smile

Love your collection, everything looks so clean and fresh!

Speaking of old IBMs, something that's distracted me from Thinkclassic lately has been this ...

e65b1e.jpg
(AT keyboard pictured, only have a clone XT keyboard for it at present)

Been after an early IBM setup myself, and when I bought some 5.25" disks from a local seller, they happened to offer me this and a 5170 big_smile Nearly jumped out of my skin!

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#7 2015-10-03 13:57:55

Schmoburger
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From: Australia
Registered: 2015-04-21
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Re: tkc8800's collection and intro

Welcome aboard mate from yet another Aussie... but a Newsouthwelshman this time. Awsome collection right there, and rest asssured there is no judgement here with regard to the wandering eclecticinterests... whilst we are Mac folk, many of us arent *just* Mac folk. smile

I primarily have have Macs but I've also got rather an affinity for early 286, 386, and 486 era Compaq stuff too... got an SLT286 laptop (i use the term loosely), a SystemPro anchor, a Prolinea 486/33s, an early Presario AIO, a Deskpro 486/33m and a couple of others, as well as an odd assortment of other old things like an Apricot, a C64, Amiga, an Amstrad, and a few other random old PC's built for specific things such as a 286 I built to play Air Warrior, LSL, CC3D and Their Finest Hour. My computing roots were back in the 386 days, before I discovered the greatness of Macintosh so I've always had a soft spot for DOS and non-IBM stuff too. DOS in particular has always felt intrinsically familiar and homey.

Washerman, that IBM is minties! It's practically gleaming... nice score! big_smile


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#8 2015-10-04 08:06:28

ClassicHasClass
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Re: tkc8800's collection and intro

Nice collection. Good to meet you!

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#9 2015-10-04 08:37:59

tkc8800
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From: Adelaide
Registered: 2015-10-03
Posts: 25
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Re: tkc8800's collection and intro

Washerman wrote:

Greetings to you tkc8800, from another Aussie big_smile

Love your collection, everything looks so clean and fresh!

Speaking of old IBMs, something that's distracted me from Thinkclassic lately has been this ...

http://i62.tinypic.com/e65b1e.jpg
(AT keyboard pictured, only have a clone XT keyboard for it at present)

Been after an early IBM setup myself, and when I bought some 5.25" disks from a local seller, they happened to offer me this and a 5170 big_smile Nearly jumped out of my skin!


Yeah, that's the sort of surprise that makes your day.

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