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    No, we just eventually get full.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClassicHasClass View Post
    No, we just eventually get full.
    Lol

    Or the wife puts her foot down and wants the spare room back (and the garage, and the shed and apparently, the kitchen isnt a workshop extension !)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary C View Post
    Or the wife puts her foot down and wants the spare room back (and the garage, and the shed and apparently, the kitchen isnt a workshop extension !)
    I finally had to give the dining room back, but I still have the cellar, the garage, 1/2 of the office, and a very tolerant wife.
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    Things are coming together.


    Microvax 3100 is now home
    a microvax 3300 BA215 mini tower with two RF30 disk drives
    A vaxstation 4000 model 96, all ram slots full with a couple of rz26's
    a vt420 with keyboard
    a VT525 with keyboard and an XGA video to VGA converter
    various cables including the video cable for the 4000

    No idea if any of it works yet, but the system was running until about 12 months ago, just depends if there is any removal damage, though the room I got the stuff from still has a 3300 and several 4000's (a 96, two 90's, two 60's, a couple of expansion chassis, and a VLC) plus several VT420's and some huge (too big for me) VDU's so there should be some spares up until it all takes its final trip to the disposal company.

    I think the actual getting my hands on stuff is at lease 50% of the fun !

    One day I want to get my hands on the DP6 that came all the way across the pond from the RICM
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary C View Post
    One day I want to get my hands on the DP6 that came all the way across the pond from the RICM
    There were actually two DPS6 systems. The deal is that they come back to RICM when they are finished with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m_thompson View Post
    There were actually two DPS6 systems. The deal is that they come back to RICM when they are finished with them.
    Ah, thats good news. We tend to get all 'security' about computer disposals and I would hate for them to die. Thing about the old RICM DPS's is they are in proper honeywell cabs whereas the in service units are in custom cabinets along with the intel multibus systems.

    Hopefully, when they do come back, we will also send over all the spares we have as well.

    Going to be a few years yet as we have no plans to replace them, and closure is a while off yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary C View Post
    Hopefully, when they do come back, we will also send over all the spares we have as well.
    That was our hope as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m_thompson View Post
    That was our hope as well.
    And when I retire, I plan to do a tour of the states. Hopefully pop in !

    But again, thats not quite near enough yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary C View Post
    And when I retire, I plan to do a tour of the states. Hopefully pop in!
    I visited the computer museum in Stuttgart, and the Deutsche Museum. There are so many other museums and collectors in Europe that I would like to visit.
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    Other than the Deutsches Museum, what other computer museums in Munich do I need to put on the list?

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