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#1 2016-06-23 06:35:14

macman142
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From: Western Australia
Registered: 2016-03-09
Posts: 15

Macman142's collection (hoard)

So I'm a hoarder at heart with far too much stuff but I can't help myself when there's another item I decide I need to have...! This applies to most of my collections, but particularly to my Apple collection...

There's an ongoing process of selling off unwanted items that don't particularly interest me, or items I've ended up with multiples of. My particular interest is in collecting the compact Macintosh variations and that's where it started for me. But that has carried into the iMac G3 colours (another favourite) and beyond. For a time there, this era (coloured iMac era) was particularly easy to come by and cheap to purchase (often free).

Long term plan is to dedicate an area of the games room to a wall-length display, but finding suitable, attractive shelving units is the sticking point at the moment.

Unfortunately, so much stuff means that although most are complete setups, not all actually work due to capacitors or hard drives most of the time. That's the downside of having a larger quantity over focussing on repairing and maintaining a few select machines.

The collection currently:

Apples
IIe

Compacts
Macintosh (early 128k)
128k
512k
512k enhanced
512k ED
512k ED (platinum - Australian)
512k ED (platinum - European)
Plus 1MB (upgraded from 128k)
Plus 1MB
Plus 1MB (platinum)
Plus (platinum, 4MB)
Plus ED (platinum - European)
SE (1986)
SE (1988)
SE FDHD
SE SuperDrive
SE/30
Classic (M1420)
Classic ED (M0420)
Classic (w/speaker grille)
Classic II
Performa 200
Colour Classic (and Color Classic)
Performa 250
Color Classic II
Performa 275

68k desktops
IIvi
IIvx
LC
Performa 400
Centris 660av
LC575
LC580
TV

68k laptops
Portable
PowerBook 160
PowerBook 180
PowerBook 190

newtons
Newton 110
Newton 120
eMate 300

PPC desktops
Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh
5400/180 Directors Edition (black)
5500/250 (black)
6100/60av
6100/66
6100/66 Dos Compatible
6200
6360 (Performa)
6500/300
7100/80AV
7220/200
7600/200
9600/300

WGS 6150/66
WGS 9150/120
ANS 500/132

G3 and G4 desktops
PowerMac G3 (desktop)
PowerMac G3 (minitower)
PowerMac G3 Server (minitower)

iMac G3 Bondi (233)
iMac G3 Blueberry (266)
iMac G3 Grape (266)
iMac G3 Lime (266)
iMac G3 Strawberry (266)
iMac G3 Tangerine (266)
iMac G3 Snow (600)
iMac G3 Graphite (700)
iMac G3 Indigo (450)
iMac G3 Ruby (450)
iMac G3 Sage (450)
iMac G3 Blue Dalmatian (500)
iMac G3 Flower Power (500)

PowerMac G3 B&W Server (450) - Studio Display 15” (LCD, VGA)
PowerMac G4 cube (450) - Studio Display 15” (LCD, ADC)
PowerMac G4 graphite (400) - Studio Display 15” (CRT, VGA)
PowerMac G4 (466) - Studio Display 17” (LCD, ADC)
PowerMac G4 quicksilver (1.0 DP) - Cinema HD Display 23” (LCD, ADC)
PowerMac G4 mirror drive doors (1.25 DP) - Cinema Display 20” (LCD, ADC)

eMac G4 (1.42)
Mac mini G4 (1.5)

G3 and G4 portables
iBook G3 Blueberry (300)
iBook G3 Tangerine (300)
iBook G3 Graphite (366)
iBook G3 SE Indigo (366)
iBook G3 SE Key Lime (366)
iBook G3 SE Graphite (466)

iBook G3 12” ice white (500)
iBook G3 12” opaque (800)

iBook G4 12” (1.33)
iBook G4 14” (1.42)

PowerBook G3 (233)
PowerBook G3 (333 & 400)

PowerBook G4 15” Titanium (500 & 867)
PowerBook G4 12” (867 & 1.5)
PowerBook G4 15” (1.25 & 1.67)
PowerBook G4 17” (1.0)

Last edited by macman142 (2019-06-12 08:07:58)

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#2 2016-06-23 07:06:14

mcdermd
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From: Corvallis, OR
Registered: 2014-05-12
Posts: 1,020
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Re: Macman142's collection (hoard)

I know your pain, sir.


Daily Drivers: 27" iMac 2.8 GHz Quad-Core i7 (Late 2009), 21.5" iMac 2.7GHz Quad-Core i5 (Late 2013), 11" Macbook Air 1.6 GHz i5 (Mid-2011)
See the restored heroes here.

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#3 2016-06-23 07:38:41

LCGuy
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From: Sydney, Australia
Registered: 2014-05-13
Posts: 855

Re: Macman142's collection (hoard)

Nice collection you have there. For some reason I thought I remembered you importing a G3 AIO from the US, obviously I'm wrong.

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#4 2016-06-23 12:20:18

wimc
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From: Washougal, WA. USA
Registered: 2015-05-31
Posts: 42
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Re: Macman142's collection (hoard)

Thats quite the list. Think may be you forgot one or two. tongue

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#5 2016-06-23 12:50:33

ScutBoy
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Registered: 2014-05-25
Posts: 159

Re: Macman142's collection (hoard)

Nice! Lists like this let me know I'm not alone :-)

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#6 2016-06-23 15:05:33

ClassicHasClass
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From: Electron Alley
Registered: 2014-05-26
Posts: 1,117
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Re: Macman142's collection (hoard)

Wow! I feel ... incomplete. smile

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#7 2016-06-23 22:41:42

LarBob
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Registered: 2016-06-22
Posts: 19

Re: Macman142's collection (hoard)

Nice collection! Could we see a few pics of your Flower Power running? tongue

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#8 2016-06-24 02:30:45

mcdermd
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From: Corvallis, OR
Registered: 2014-05-12
Posts: 1,020
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Re: Macman142's collection (hoard)

I like my FP


Daily Drivers: 27" iMac 2.8 GHz Quad-Core i7 (Late 2009), 21.5" iMac 2.7GHz Quad-Core i5 (Late 2013), 11" Macbook Air 1.6 GHz i5 (Mid-2011)
See the restored heroes here.

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#9 2016-06-24 12:44:41

EvilCapitalist
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From: Northern Virginia
Registered: 2016-06-14
Posts: 44

Re: Macman142's collection (hoard)

I wish I had the kind of space to have that kind of collection.  I still regret selling my FP but I may end up buying another if I trim out a few more machines.


Own | SE Superdrive | Color Classic w/Presto Plus | Color Classic II w/Presto Plus | SE/30 | Classic | LC | PM5200/75 | TAM!!! | G3 All-in-one | (3) iBook G3 | iBook G4 | iMac G4 | G4 Cube
Have Owned | Too many to list...

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#10 2016-07-04 03:10:28

macman142
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From: Western Australia
Registered: 2016-03-09
Posts: 15

Re: Macman142's collection (hoard)

A working pic of the FP can be organised for sure. Thankfully, most of the G3 iMacs (and G3 and G4 Macs) all still work - or at least did last time I tried! roll

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#11 2019-06-12 08:05:19

macman142
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From: Western Australia
Registered: 2016-03-09
Posts: 15

Re: Macman142's collection (hoard)

Better late than never but here's the height of my flower power-ness. I only kept one, sold the other two (which both worked, although one was a bit yellowed on the case).

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I will be further scaling back my collection to properly focus on my favourites (ideally from ~100 machines to <50). I simply don't have the space to allocate to displaying everything the way I want to. I'd really love to be able to have a handful of Macs plugged in ready to play around with - impossible with the current setup...

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Since so many of my favourites needed re-capping, I purchased a decent quality soldering station, but have not had the time or confidence to actually use it, so more recently I sent off four boards for re-capping - SE/30, Classic II, Colour Classic and LC575. Would also love to get SCSI2SD's going in those too. The hard drive in the SE/30 is cactus, the Classic II's hard drive is very noisy but still working, as is the Colour Classic's.

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