This site houses my collection of articles and blog posts relating to my adventures with vintage computers (and other hobbies).

Here you will find write-ups about my restoration projects, how-to articles, events I’ve attended, and links to other useful resources.

You will find both static Pages and blog-style Posts here.

In general the substantive content is in the “Pages”. The “Posts” are generally just a brief summary of new activity, to alert people to new or changed Pages.

Vintage Computer Collection

Like many people in this hobby, my collection and interests have gone off on many tangents over the years. I am working on trying to narrow this back to a more manageable scope. Below is a list of the equipment that I am most interested in.

The core of my collection

  • DEC Straight 8
  • DEC PDP-11/70
  • DEC PDP-11/23 in corporate cabinet with SCSI SD, RL02 and RX01 drives
  • DEC Industrial 8 with TU56 and RK05 drives
  • DEC PDP-8/f with RX Classic drive
  • DEC PDP-11/10 with MOS memory
  • DEC PDP-11/10 with Core memory
  • Decdatasystem (PDP-11/34 built into the bottom of a TU10 magtape drive)
  • DEC PDP-11/04 with RX01 drive
  • Disk Smith System 80 (TRS-80 compatible). Multiple units
  • TRS-80 Models 1, 3, 4 and 12. Multiple units
  • S-100 systems. Multiple units

Items I am luke-warm about

  • MicroVAX 3600 with 2 x RA92 drives
  • MicroVAX 3100 Model 90
  • 2 x MicroVAX 3400
  • MicroVAX 3100 Model 76

Malcolm Macleod – February 2018.