Martin Wilson, 32 Grass Royal,Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4JW
Master Compact including; Brother HR5 9pin ribbon/thermal printer, printer
PSU, joystick, printer cable, BBC B+ manual, 32k View/DFS EPROM, lots of
disk software(games, applications, utilities) and various magazines.
Complete system ready to go. £80 including insured postage.
Electron including plus 1, Cumana Disc interface with Slogger DFS
conversion. Cased 5 1/4 40T double sided drive, View cartridge, manuals,
datacorder, cassette and disk software. Lots of Electron User magazines. £55
including insured postage.
Master 128 with 2nd 65CO2 processor, 5 1/4 80track double sided drive, Eprom
programmer, cables, books, magazines and lots of software. £80 inclusive.
Betacom Murata F20 facisimile machine £120 including insured postage.
Acorn 2nd Processor (6502).
Complete with DNFS ROM, original manual and disk. £25 including posting and
insurance. Suitable for the BBC B or Master 128 series. Master 512 owners
who desire a turbo board but have no room could go for this slightly slower
alternative. 3mhz 65C02 compared to 4mhz 65C02.
90meg BBC Hard drive with built in 5 1/4 80 track double sided disk drive.
Space for another 5 1/4 or 3.5 drive and extra hard drive. Fan cooled and
large (PC base size with monitor sitting on top and computer in front). The
internal hard drive is a Fujitsu model and larger than normal 5 1/4 size
hard drives. The host adaptor is by Viglen. You must have ADFS to use it, a
Master 128/Turbo/512 is ideal. 512 users can partition the drive for PC use.
The hard drive boots to a menu of utilities with options like DFS to ADFS,
ADFS to ADFS etc and files are easily moved from floppies onto the hard
drive. £100 or £60 plus good combined 3.5 and 5 1/4 disk drive unit(with own
PSU). Includes power cable and hard drive utils on floppy. Theres a lot of
software on the 90meg drive including games, applications, ROM images, disk
mags and utilities.
Bare 5 1/4 40t double sided drives. All fully working £9 inclusive.
Various Amstrad NC100 spares(no working displays).
Tandy XT 256k Expansion board(For XT PCs with 256k or 384k memory). Its a
standard slot card but it could be Tandy PC only. £10 inclusive.
Epson PX-8 portable laptop computer. Same sort of concept as Z88/NC100. Its
Z80 based with 64k main memory, its a full CPM computer so its like MSDOS to
use. It has a very good keyboard and display, built in microcassette
drive(electronically controlled), large Nicad pack, twin serial ports, A/D
converter, barcode reader socket. Comes complete with Basic, Wordstar,
utilities ROM and Calc/Scheduler software. The system operates with the A:
drive being the RAMdisk, B:,C: being the main ROM drives(wordstar for
example) and H: being the microcassette drive. The letters D:, E:, F:,
G:, are used if you connect external disk drives. The microcassette drive
can store 12 files per side of a cassette and is controlled by the computers
own software. As well as the main Nicad there is a backup battery for
security. It doesn't have the original Epson power supply but the previous
owner used a Sony model and I've been using a Sanyo model with no ill
effects. Certainly a nice bit of kit, extremely well made, a little bit
heavier than a NC100/Z88 mainly due to the superior build quality and nicad
pack. The serial ports will interface with normal serial printers
and modems (upto 19,200baud). Comms software is built into the utility rom
for moving files between different computers or just print it if you have a
serial printer( I don't). Includes the main system manual plus two wordstar
manuals and one Calc/Schedular manual. All thick ringbound manuals. The
serial ports use mini din plugs like the Macs. The manuals are extremely
detailed with the pinouts for cables etc. Maplins supply mini din plugs. One
microcassette included. Originally cost well over a thousand in the late
eighties. It superceded the early HX20 and is the big brother to the PX-4
(no tape drive, less expandable, smaller battery). £65 including insured
postage or swop.
ICL One Per Desk, Sinclair QL based communications computer, 128k RAM, 68008
processor, twin microdrives, Monochrome monitor, built in 2,400 modem,
speech synthesisor, telephone. Includes business software in Rompack
extension. Includes all original manuals and original microdrive cartridges.
You can program it to answer phone automatically and use the speech
synthesisor to speak to the caller( wierd!), it has RS232 connections for a
serial printer. Its all setup from different menus and unlike the QL Basic
has to be loaded from cartridge. The built in ROM contains all the
communications software etc. £50 inclusive.
14way ribbon cable, bare ended 2-4metres £1.50
25way Ribbon cable, 25way D connector to 34way IDC. This is the cable from
a Master Compact to its internal 3.5 drive. £3.00
20way Ribbon cable, 20way IDC to bare end 1.5m. Suit replacement cable to
item that uses user port(mouse/eprom programmer) £2
34way IDC to bare end 1m £1.50
34way multicoloured ribbon cable 1ft 50p
34way ribbon .66m, IDC to bare end £1.25
14way ribbon 2-4m bare £1.50
16way ribbon 1-2m bare £1.25
20way IDC to 20way IDC .66m £2.50
20way IDC to bare end 1.5m £1.50
50way IDC to 50way IDC 1m(internal SCSI cable e.g. controller to hard
34way IDC +34way IDC male to bare end 18cm £2.00
34way IDC to 34way IDC 20cm(bbc to 3.5 floppy drive) £2.50
20way IDC to bare end 2m £1.50
50way IDC connector(previously used so would need to be carefully removed
and reinserted on another cable) .75p
36way centronics plug to 36way centronics plug 1.5 metres (printer to
printer buffer type cable) £5
16way ribbon 1.5ft 75p
34way edge connector to bare end(1.5ft) £2.00
26way ribbon 2ft 75p
25way ribbon 15cm 50p
20way ribbon 2ft 50p
14way ribbon 2-3m £1.25
keyboard connector cable. 17way £2.50
12way cable like above £3
20way IDC + 7pin din plug(1.5m 20 way ribbon) to 25way D connector(female)
20way IDC(7cm 20 way ribbon) 20way edge connector £3
14way ribbon 1ft 75p
Kettle leads. Normal mains plug to large 3pin connector. As used by
Compact and PCs. £4
Compact phono to phono with lowloss cable(monochrome monitor) £2.50
Compact phono to scart with lowloss cable(videotitling etc) £4 BBC to BBC
RS423 cable(5pin domino to 5pin domino) £7 BBC to Microvitec RGB monitor
All cables inclusive of postage and packing. Most are one offs.