[rescue] IBM PC RT

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Jul 29 22:23:58 CDT 2016

On 07/28/2016 11:56 PM, Bill Braskey wrote:
> I have what appears to be a complete IBM PC RT (Model 6150)
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_6150_RT>, minus an OS and monitor.  It
> even has the external SCSI tape drive & 5.25" floppy drive.  I rescued it
> several years ago in a random check of Craigslist while on a 1500-mile
> driving trip, near the bizarre town of Centralia, PA
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia,_Pennsylvania>.  It has been in
> storage since I got it.
> Apparently this thing was designed for AIX 2, but I wonder if a later
> version of AIX will run on it.  The guy who gave it to me said it ran Pick
> OS when he used it, but he lost the media.  I did get all the glorious old
> IBM 3-ring manuals in the slipcases, though!
> Anyone here have any experience with this rare dinosaur?

  I'd say that's quite a find.  I have two RTs here; I really like them.

  I was unaware that Pick had been ported to ROMP.  Very interesting
indeed.  It's a shame the guy lost the media.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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