[Coco] Anyone else collect other old computers/game consoles beside the Coco?
jmikeneedham at gmail.com
Fri Aug 26 18:29:02 EDT 2011
I collect Tandy Coco naturally, but I also own a TRS-80 Model 4 with 128K
expansion in perfect condition! I just got rid of most my older machines
that were mainly Amiga (still have two monitors) and C64 and C128 that I
also no longer have. I do have an old 486 in case I want to play with my
old BBS (MajorBBS) and I also was thinking about fiddling with my OS/2 Warp
4, though I have yet to get anything like a stable install of that thing.
I basically want to acquire a TI/99 and maybe a DEC Rainbow, but I am also
cutting WAY back on my collection... which reminds me... The TRS-80 Model 4
could be had for the right price :-) Here is the caveats: I would be REAL
leery to ship this unit, I think it would cost as much as it worth
($100-$200) to ship it properly, so I am only willing to sell it if the
person is willing to come to Kansas City to pick it up. But if there is any
interest, let me know off-list.
Yeah, I think we are all equal-opportunity 8 bit people (or at least I think
a lot of us dabble in other platforms). BTW: My first BBS machine was a
Tandy 1000 TX. It was a pretty reliable machine for the BBS. Wow, the days
of 1200bps modems :-)
My collection also includes a 300bps acoustic couple modem (Tandy Phone
Adapter II) and I have quite a few US Robotics Couriers too. I also used to
collect Apple II and IIgs machines, but got rid of those guys a while back.
My first ever interaction with a computer was a TRS-80 Model 1 and then in
junior high and high school, it was mainly an Apple IIe.
It is a cool hobby, however, it used to be that running a BBS was the 2nd
most expensive hobby (in the US at least) only under Model AIrplanes. I
think vintage computing collecting can be as expensive as model airplanes.
J. Mike Needham <KDØJXP>
Olathe, Kansas USA
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