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    We are here. I've done the model for a PDP-11/03...

    We are here. I've done the model for a PDP-11/03 switch bezel and paddle switch, on Thingiverse. I have a few other unfinished DEC panels in the works.
    If I had a need to do an IBM PC (or clone)...
  2. Wondering if dousing the sides of a roll of...

    Wondering if dousing the sides of a roll of unoiled tape with WD40 (from the 4l container, not the spray can) would help much, or some other very lightweight oil, and keeping it in a ziplock bag when...
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    Museums including the Smithsonian coat precious...

    Museums including the Smithsonian coat precious items such as coins, leather, machinery and so on in stuff called 'renaissance wax' to reduce oxidation. Has anyone tried it on PC cases and plastics?...
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    One way to check whether tape files have text on...

    One way to check whether tape files have text on the front is to use my ptap2dxf utility which can dump out a graphical representation of the paper tape.
    For example say you had a directory full of...
  5. Thanks Pete, the GSP option on your items seems...

    Thanks Pete, the GSP option on your items seems to be working for me. I think I'm not the only one who appreciates it. I was at a loss for your previous idea of using a US friend as a proxy as I...
  6. As has been mentioned, the bootable Linux on USB...

    As has been mentioned, the bootable Linux on USB drives are a great way to try it out: https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/linux/create-a-bootable-ubuntu-usb-flash-drive-the-easy-way/

    Also if you run...
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    All this talk about a new DOS forum, well, if...

    All this talk about a new DOS forum, well, if it's going to cover DOS emulators then I'm all ready set to go with this nifty punched card tray!!!
    Er, hang on, just which DOS are we talking about...
  8. I'm sorry to hear that. Just curious, you also...

    I'm sorry to hear that. Just curious, you also sell other non computer-related items to overseas customers (with customs forms presumably needed) and am just wondering if you have the same level of...
  9. Fantastic, thanks Matlock and cbscpe for your...

    Fantastic, thanks Matlock and cbscpe for your detailed evaluations, that really helps a lot, and I guess it will help Mr Skullmeat too. I've just sent off an enquiry to the oz distributor (who is in...
  10. I follow these small qbus system builds such as...

    I follow these small qbus system builds such as this one, saipan pete's, diane's and the LSI11box with much interest as I have enough of the same components to put perhaps two together.
    Can I ask...
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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,...
  14. 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...
  16. "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...
  19. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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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