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    Thanks again, very much. Nah, you go ahead and...

    Thanks again, very much.
    Nah, you go ahead and eBay it - the cost of shipping beer from where I am would be excessive and I think it might never get past Customs. They would have a nice time with it...
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    Thanks! I am assuming you are measuring on the...

    Thanks! I am assuming you are measuring on the hole edges rather than centre to centre, and that the switch centre is along the centreline of the board.
    Is this close? The '0.875" more to the next...
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    Would you be able to put a caliper across the...

    Would you be able to put a caliper across the board and accurately measure its size, the hole sizes and positioning, and the switch spacing/positioning please?
    I have a future project (one of many,...
  4. Thread: ADM-3A refurb

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    I recall a thread on these HiTek broken keys...

    I recall a thread on these HiTek broken keys sometime in the last year which I can't locate at the moment but I believe I may be able to repair the cracked corners of the square tube plungers if...
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    I had very much the same thought, except to use a...

    I had very much the same thought, except to use a sewing machine. Firstly measure the wire spacing in the flex and set the sewing machine's stitches per inch to same, and sew very slowly using...
  6. "No international shipping" :(

    "No international shipping" :(
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    If you don't find an I/O Selectric you might...

    If you don't find an I/O Selectric you might consider converting a regular Selectric II typewriter to a printer.
    A while ago I put together a list of articles from various computer magazines over...
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    I find spring steel painters/dental spatulas very...

    I find spring steel painters/dental spatulas very useful for opening clipped-together plastic cases. Far stronger than plastic spudgers, not as sharp as a knife blade and a lot thinner than a flat...
  9. Someone on Github wrote a Python module for Intel...

    Someone on Github wrote a Python module for Intel HEX files so I cobbled this together. Not tested very much at all but definately works exactly as coded :)
    Python 3, pip install the library as...
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    Not keeping the following when my parents were...

    Not keeping the following when my parents were moving: a 3277 keyboard, a 3277 light pen with holder puck (I think these are pretty rare), DisplayWriter keyboard, 3741 Data Station keyboard, IO...
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    To my knowledge it hasn't been built, but it's so...

    To my knowledge it hasn't been built, but it's so basic I don't see why it shouldn't work.
    Here's a quick sketch, the idea uses the side sets of holes on the H960 rather than the front. Countersunk...
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    I recently discussed with another listmember the...

    I recently discussed with another listmember the same idea of mounting an RPi'd 11/70 console into an H960. My suggestion was to fit angle brackets to the console mounting locations, and the bottom...
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    I received a 50lb PDP-11/05 shipped...

    I received a 50lb PDP-11/05 shipped internationally from the USA that arrived with a layer of bubble wrap and piece of cardboard taped around it. I had mistakenly assumed the seller would actually...
  14. LSI-11 switch console board differences and does a repop exist?

    I was looking at this LSI-11 bundle on eBay https://www.ebay.com/itm/193172448035
    and noticed the switches and lights console board is different to the one described on PDF pages 170-171 of the...
  15. Thread: H960 rack

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    Nice rack design. Are there gussets internally,...

    Nice rack design. Are there gussets internally, to reduce lateral twisting? For the front piece, consider a piece of say 2.5mm thick wall RHS tube, it usually has radiused corners. You will likely...
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    Thank you very much! I really appreciate it!!!!

    Thank you very much! I really appreciate it!!!!
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    That sounds very good indeed. You wouldn't happen...

    That sounds very good indeed. You wouldn't happen to have any docs for the Plessey PM-1100 8KW and 16KW Unibus memory modules would you? Or 360/40?
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    I have been working on the masthead for a while...

    I have been working on the masthead for a while and indeed will have something that satisfies the 'six foot rule' (ie. it looks good from 6 feet away, and probably even closer).

    The 3D panel model...
  19. Thread: H960 rack

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    A while ago I repopped some H960 rack hardware...

    A while ago I repopped some H960 rack hardware fixtures including imitations of the original stabiliser feet.
    I guess it doesn't help you too much but for what it's worth, here is the CAD drawing I...
  20. I don't have rats or mice but instead get geckos....

    I don't have rats or mice but instead get geckos. Not the beautiful native ones but the asian house geckos that arrived in Brisbane about 40 years ago. These sure-footed little b*stards get into...
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    No, the museum hadn't offered to pay for the...

    No, the museum hadn't offered to pay for the items, only postage and expenses to send them (I quoted the two requests directly in my initial post). Once again I'm just looking for a reasonable trade...
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    Ah, good point glitch. I have no idea how their...

    Ah, good point glitch. I have no idea how their museum is set up, and if they have such restrictions. According to their site they are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and they say they do not purchase objects...
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    What if you had something...

    ...that was reasonably scarce, and took some effort and expense to get.

    And someone on this forum at a non-profit museum overseas then asked you

    "You could send everything to me, and I would...
  24. Rocker toolposts.... why are they so beloved on...

    Rocker toolposts.... why are they so beloved on american lathes?
    Give me a proper quick change toolpost ANY day.
  25. Yes, and nylon and graphite impregnated material...

    Yes, and nylon and graphite impregnated material as well. Thingiverse is a print-it-yourself site mostly for hobbyists, tinkerers, home shop rather than commercial. Not sure if delrin is available as...
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