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    Default Where do you store your vintage collection?

    I think most of us, myself included, have managed to collect more than we are able to use at one time. Where does everyone store their overflow? I have mine in the attic, at present:
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    Agree with the statement: more collected than I can use at one time. I will add: or is sensible to own. My favorites units (around half) and all software are stored in various closets around the house. The remainder are boxed in my garage. Don't have a picture, but envision 1/2 of a car bay that looks like your attic.

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    I have a closet with common parts I am likely to need and a storage unit full of oddball stuff and machines that I haven’t gotten around to fixing.

    I live in Texas and the garage and attic are just not options with the heat / humidity issues

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    My collection is entirely in my computer room and closets in that room.



    I didn't want to have computers all around the house (as I did before), so now the only place I have computers is the computer room. (imagine Homer Simpson saying "Computer in computer room.... makes sense.")

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    Awesome setup. Clearly, I need a dedicated room!
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    Mine have been in the basement or basement crawlspace for 20+ years. Cool, dry, and dark is best for electronics and plastics.
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    Keep them away from chemical and ozone (smog or electric ionic air purifiers).

    I keep mine in my basement mostly on shelving some setup on desks or folding tables plus a few in my room under my L-shaped computer desk (plus a few laptops I play with). Some misc overflow gear is in the garage stored in plastic tubs with lids.
    What I collect: 68K/Early PPC Mac, DOS/Win 3.1 era machines, Amiga/ST, C64/128
    Nubus/ISA/VLB/MCA/EISA cards of all types
    Boxed apps and games for the above systems
    Analog video capture cards/software and complete systems

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    My basement is partially finished. The unfinished part serves as my storage space, workshop, and play space. Added some electric and lighting. A nice standing desk with motorized height adjustment for a workbench has been a blessing for my back.

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    I have two rooms in the house, a computer room and a server room, which also has storage. Those are in the link below. Other items go into "cold" (climate controlled storage) if they're working, or "hot" if they're parts/busted and I'm keeping it for some reason.
    I use my C128 because I am an ornery, stubborn, retro grouch. -- Bob Masse
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClassicHasClass View Post
    I have two rooms in the house, a computer room and a server room, which also has storage. Those are in the link below. Other items go into "cold" (climate controlled storage) if they're working, or "hot" if they're parts/busted and I'm keeping it for some reason.
    I see you've got a "New Coke" there. I saved a bunch of cans when New Coke first came out in 1985 - but then I thought, "That's silly. New Coke will be around forever, so there's no point in saving cans!" Then I trashed them all.

    Who knew New Coke would be gone a few months later. (gone from Canada, at least - I think it lasted a bit longer in the US)

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