[rescue] FREE Sun, SGI, TRS-80 (Boston)

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Thu Oct 9 14:26:55 CDT 2003

On Thu, 2003-10-09 at 15:03, Bob Keyes wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Oct 2003, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
> > This is in the original 330 case, right ?  Has 3 VME slots and the
> > boards drop down in vertically under a cover on the top.... (versus
> > the old VME chassis which had the cards slide in from the rear),
> > correct ?
> Yea this is the top-inserting case.

Nice case... if only it had an extra VME slot or too... I have a
3400 cpu (sun3x 33mhz 68030 ... last and fastest of the sun3/3x line),
memory, rare VX/MVX graphics, and the like.... but I need a bigger
VME chassis (than the 3 X/110 chassis I have) to play with them... :-(

> > I'm "local" to Cambridge (Sharon, MA).  I don't have a good vehicle
> > for hauling, but a friend of mine has a pickup truck.
> the 330 is about 90 lbs my guess, as i can lift it but i'd hate to have to
> carry it. other stuff..well more of a space issue than weight.

I had one once (missing the top cover) and sold it... they can be
moved, but they aren't pleasant to do so with :-)

> > I really shouldn't be taking on more equipment, but this stuff is
> > old and hard to find these days.  I'm really interested in ALL of
> > it... but as I have so much now I'm resisting unless no other good
> > homes appear for the stuff....  just wish I had more time and space
> > (I have a pretty good amount of space... time is what seems to be
> > most lacking (despite being unemployed currently :-) ).
> I understand your sentiment. That's how I feel, but in cambridge space is
> really expensive. maybe you have room in sharon? yea I am unemployed too.

I understand that... I definately have more space here.... just don't
want to fill it (if you know what I mean :-) ).  Unemployment bites !

> > Since there isn't anything I really need... let me know if there are
> > no takers, and I'll come up with my friend and his truck and rescue
> > this stuff.. then whatever I don't end up adding to my collection I'll
> > attempt to find new owners for.... its much better than the trash bin !
> I am sure they'll be something left for you to take, and I am adding to
> the pile. I am going to be selling a few things to, like my gdm-1962b
> monitor. Maybe an ss5 or ss20 (trying to decide which one to keep. I am
> limiting myself to a single old sparc).

I'd keep the 20... it is faster and more expandable (you can put up to
quad hypersparcs in one).

> There's so many respondents for various things that its difficult to keep
> who has bids on what straight! for some reason the 3/60 seems to be
> popular.

The 3/60 is popular with old Sun collectors.... big problem is shipping,
you might have a lot of biters on it, but finding one local might be
hard.... I personally wouldn't mind the 3/60 (as I have a 3/50 and 2
3/80)... and especially the monitor (no doubt ECL monochrome.... hard
to find these days).... but if someone else locally takes it so be it..
I have some old Sun's and while I'd like to have that one too, I don't
have much time to play with the ones I have.... but I definately won't
see it scrapped... (saw too much of that years ago and kicking myself
for not saving a few more pieces of old gear).

Let me know what is left and I'll setup a time between you, me, and
my friend who has the pickup.

-- Curt

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