About me

Hello and thank you for visiting RetroComputers.Online! My name is Andy Taylor and I’m a collector of retro computers and retro games. I live in Whittlesey which is near Peterborough in the East of England.

I have a mixture of systems in my collection from many manufacturers including Amstrad, Acorn, Apple, Commodore, Sega, Research Machines, Nintendo, and Tatung. My first ever computer I had access to at home was a Commodore VIC-20, then a Amstrad CPC6128 then onto PCs and Apple Macintoshes. I have been ‘retro computing & gaming’ for about 15 years now.

The first computer I used at school was a BBC Model B – a proper vintage computer. When I moved up into secondary school, we used RM Nimbus PC-186. (Not so cool machines! Well, apart from some games like Trains)

I also volunteer the “The Center for Computing History” which is the UK computing museum based in Cambridge. I was at VCF 2010 at Bletchley Park, and many smaller events between 2011 and 2019. You can read more about the museum on their website http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/

I’m also a licensed amateur radio operator. My station call-sign is 2E0GPU. In November 2016 I got onto the DMR band wagon! Take a look at my page about my radio station here : 2E0GPU.com