[rescue] wanted: White plastic tower case shell for BA23 DEC MicroPDP/MicroVAX

Robert Jarratt robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com
Thu Dec 19 02:08:57 CST 2013

> -----Original Message-----
> From: rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org]
> On Behalf Of Mark G Thomas
> Sent: 19 December 2013 02:53
> To: The Rescue List
> Subject: [rescue] wanted: White plastic tower case shell for BA23 DEC
> MicroPDP/MicroVAX
> Hi,
> FedEx Ground has *LOST* my two boxes with 70lbs of DEC parts coming from
> AZ to PA as part of an e-bay deal. I am extremely frustrated and sad. Most
> the lost parts can be found again on e-bay, but intact cases seem to be
> FedEx says I should just "order another one".
> Fortunately the box with the BA23 chassis and some of the boards arrived
> a prior shipment, but I sure wish I had the plastic shell so I can stand
it upright
> in my office. That was one of the main reasons I went for this one.
> So now I've got this awesome but naked PDP11/73 taking up way too much
> floor real estate since I can't stand it upright without the case, without
> blocking the air vents.
> Does anyone have an extra shell, or even just the rectangular front bezel
> part? I've got mangled sides from another deal that possibly I could glue,
> with no front piece it's going to be ugly and repeatedly remind me of the
> parts.
> Mark
> Near Philadelphia, PA, US.
> --
> Mark G. Thomas (Mark at Misty.com)
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I can't help you with the parts you need, but there is a very simple
solution to keeping it vertical without blocking the vents that I have used
in the past. Just stand it on a couple of pieces of wood. I found this to be
stable enough for my purposes.



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