My Computers

Here is a list of the old computers and consoles that I have in my collection. This list was last updated on the 30th September 2018. If you have any questions about the systems below, please contact me using the details on the about me page or post a comment below.

Computers

  • Acorn Atom with BBC BASIC upgrade
  • Acorn Archimedes A3000 with 1MB RAM upgrade and the Retro-Kit VIDC Enhancer
  • Acorn Archimedes A3010 with IDE interface
  • Acorn A7000
  • Acorn Electron “Turbo” issue 4 with Slogger Turbo-Driver, Rombox, and the Slogger 400 / GRAM Business Systems disk interface
  • Acorn Electron with Plus 1 and Electron User Port & ROM/RAM board with UPURS
  • Acorn BBC Model A with 16kb RAM. No RGB, disk controller etc.
  • Acorn BBC Model B Issue 3 with speech ROMS and 1770 DFS, Torch Z80 Communicator and 6502 & Z80 co-processor wedges.
  • Acorn BBC Model B+ 64k
  • Acorn BBC Master with a RetroClinic DataCentre (USB + 16bit IDE interface with 512Mb ADFS disk and DualOS) Econet and a BeebSID
  • Acorn BBC Master Compact
  • Acorn BBC Master with PiTubeDirect & Econet. PiTubeDirect allows a Raspberry Pi host a range of old CPUs like a 286 or ARM.
  • Acorn BBC Master 512 – Has a 80186 CPU with 512k RAM. Runs Digital Research DOS Plus and GEM.
  • Acorn Pocket Book (Based on the Psion 3)
  • Acorn RiscPC 700 (StrongArm SA110J 220Mhz + 486DX4 100Mhz PC card and RISC OS 4.39)
  • Amstrad 464 Plus
  • Amstrad 6128 Plus
  • Amstrad CPC464 (With 7 slot ROM board, 64k RAM pack, DD-1 disk drive)
  • Amstrad CPC464 with ROM set to Schneider and a 6128 (Basic 1.1) ROM installed. 64kb RAM Pack.
  • Amstrad CPC664
  • Amstrad CPC6128 with a Romantic Robot Multiface 2, Pace RS232 adapter and a light pen
  • Amstrad GX4000 games console
  • Amstrad PCW8256 with switchable 256/512kb RAM card and parallel printer interface.
  • Amstrad PPC512 Portable Computer
  • Amstrad PPC640 Portable Computer
  • Amstrad NC100 with pouch and manual
  • Amstrad NC200 (You can tweet from this, see Amstrad NC200 on Twitter)
  • Apple //c (With PSU,Modulator, Mouse, Carry case and //c<->PC serial cable)
  • Apple Performa 460
  • Apple Performa 475 (System 7.5.5, 32Mb SIMM, 4Mb onboard RAM, VRAM upgrade, 20Gb HDD, Ethernet)
  • Apple Macintosh IIci
  • Apple Macintosh LCIII
  • Atari 65xe with 1050 disk drive, tape player and SIO2SD
  • Atari 130xe with 1020 colour printer
  • Atari 600XL – boxed
  • Atari 800XL
  • Atari 1040STe – upgraded to 4MB of RAM
  • Commodore 128 with JiffyDOS and a 1541-II drive
  • Commodore 64 with Currah uSpeech 64 and JiffyDOS
  • Commodore 64C
  • Commodore C16
  • Commodore +4
  • Commodore VIC-20 with 16k RAM pack, Behr Bonz multicart and a Penultimate+ cartridge
  • Commodore Amiga 1200 with 1Gb Compact Flash hard disk and a Typhoon 68030 at 40 Mhz with FPU & SCSI. 2 MB + 40Mb RAM
  • Dragon 32 x2
  • IBM Personal Computer AT 5170 (80286 + FPU, 2MB Ram Extension and 512MB SCSI Hard Disk)
  • Intel 486DX266 32Mb RAM based VESA machine. Complete with AWE 64 Gold/Gravis Ultrasound. SCSI for ZIP drive and CD-ROM.
  • MultiTech Micro-Professor MPF-1P with the MPF-IP BASIC Programming manual, monitor program source listing, experiment and user’s manual. Belonged to my father
  • NTS DreamWriter 200 (Same build as the Amstrad NC200)
  • Olivetti EO Personal Communicator 440
  • Oric-1 48k (Issue 3 PCB) with faulty modulator, but RGB out OK.
  • Oric Atmos
  • Philips CD-i 210 / 45 with FMV MPEG card, remote control, 2 joypads and 1 light gun.
  • Radio Shack / Tandy TRS-80 Model 1
  • Radio Shack / Tandy Color Computer 2 – 64k – PAL – 26-3136A – Complete with disk drive, cartridges & manuals.
  • RM Nimbus PC-186
  • Sanyo MSX MPC-100
  • SGI 02
  • Sinclair QL – Very broken – probably beyond repair.
  • Sinclair Spectrum 48k (Boxed, with manuals, interface 1, 2 microdrives and horizon tape! Composite modded and re-capped)
  • Sinclair Spectrum 48k in a dK’tronics case. Also have a DivMMC device with 4Gb SD card. Composite modded.
  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum + (Composite modded and re-capped)
  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2 (Grey)
  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2B (Black)
  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum +3
  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum +3 with +3e ROMs and 720k 3,5″ drive
  • Sinclair ZX81 in Dk’tronics case with 16k RAM pack and joystick interface.
  • Sharp MZ-711
  • Tandy WP-2 (Word processor thing that uses a Z80 CPU. Similar to the Amstrad NC100/200)
  • Tatung Einstein TC-01 with dual 3″ drives
  • Toshiba HX-10 MSX
  • Toshiba Libretto 70CT
  • Toshiba T1200 Laptop – 8086CPU. Monochrome LCD. 1 * 720k floppy.
  • Toshiba 440CDX Laptop. Pentium 133Mhz MMX, 64MB RAM. Runs MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.11
  • Worland International Sensory Aids – Viewscan Text System

Personal Organisers / Calculators

  • HP iPAQ with Intel PXA255 CPU and 64MB RAM running Windows PocketPC 2003 premium
  • HP 320LX Palmtop PC with 4MB RAM
  • HP Jordana
  • Palm / US Robotics Pilot 5000
  • Psion 3a
  • Sharp PC-1150 – Organiser and BASIC programming language
  • Sharp ZQ-650M – 1MB Electronic Organiser

Consoles / Pong Machines / Desktop Games

  • Atari XE GS with 5 games, keyboard and light gun.
  • Atari Classics 10 in 1 TV game.
  • Atari 2600 Jr + 4 games. Pac-man, space invaders, combat and centipede.
  • Commodore DTV64 muti-game joystick.
  • Grandstand/Tomy – Caveman
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Nintendo Game Boy Color (Teal)
  • Nintendo Gamecube, Gameboy Player, 3 controllers and a pile of games.
  • Prinztronic Videosport 800-Colour
  • Sony PlayStation 1 (Games)
  • Sony PS one (Games)
  • Sony Playstation 2 (Games)
  • Tandy Colour Scoreboard 60-9005A
  • Sega Dreamcast with a Visual Memory Unit and a VGA adapter box.

Keyboards & Synthesizers 

  • Cheetah Master Series 550 MIDI Master Keyboard – Not much info about this keyboard.
  • Casio SK-1 One of the first sampling keyboard. Circuit benders love this machine, but mine is untouched.
  • Casio VL-Tone VL-1 as made famous by Trio in the track Da Da Da.
  • M-Audio Oxygen 8 v2
  • Roland SoundCanvas SC-155
  • Yamaha DX100

Development systems

  • Ardunio Uno
  • Atmel STK500 AVR Programmer
  • Atmel AVR32 NGW100
  • Icetech SpeedMaster LV48 EPROM/EEPROM/PAL/GAL Programmer
  • mbed
  • Fignition – home-built 8 bit FORTH computer. Here is my fignition.
  • BeagleBoard Rev C4 running RISC OS 5.19
  • BeagleBone Black
  • Raspberry Pi Model B, Issue 1 256Mb RAM, with Raspbian, RISC OS and Raspbmc. Other is the 512Mb variant.
  • Raspberry Pi Model B
  • Raspnerry Pi 2 Model B
  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+
  • Raspberry Pi Zero 

Electronics Equipment

  • Hameg HM 203-4 20MHz Oscilloscope (More Info
  • J & K Electronics RGB Generator Board
  • Sinclair MicroVision portable TV

Wanted

I do have most of the machines I’ve ever wanted – but there are a few that I dont have yet. They are…

  • Grundy / Newbury New Brain
  • Sinclair ZX80
  • Camputers Lynx
  • Sam Coupe

Main monitor is a Samsung SyncMaster P2270HD. I also have a LG Flatron Wide M208WA LCD monitor as my secondary display. It has VGA, DVI, Component, SCART, S-Video, Composite and RF inputs so any machine I’ve got can run off this screen. SCART in RGB mode is fantastic. And my more ‘modern’ machines…

  • Intel i7 860 @ 2.8Ghz, 12GB RAM, 256GB Crucial BX100 SSD, 4TB SATA datra drives. Runs VMware ESXi 6 hosting my Linux hosts
  • Intel i5 3460 @ 3.2Ghz, 16GB RAM and 256Gb SSD. Running Windows 10
  • Apple iPod 2nd Generation 20GB with new battery
  • Amazon fireTV stick
  • Google Chromecast
  • Microsoft Xbox (Games)
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 (Games)
  • Playstation Portable (PSP 3000) (Games)
  • Playstation Portable (PSP 2000) (Games)
  • PlayStation 2 with 250Gb IDE Hard Disk (Games)
  • PlayStation 2 slim (SCPH-70003) (Games)
  • PlayStation 3 slim with 320Gb hard disk (Games)
  • PlayStation 4 with 500Gb hard disk and 4 games
  • PlayStation Vita with 16GB memory card
  • Nintendo DS Lite in Black
  • Nintendo 3DS XL – Super Nintendo Edition
  • Nintendo Wii + Wii Fit and USB hard disk. (Games)
  • Apple MacBook Pro 13″ running Yosemite 10.10.5 with a 2.33Ghz CPU and 8GB DDR3 RAM.
  • IBM ThinkPad X60s running Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon x32
  • The VIC-20 PC

I use a Sony STR-DB930 AV amplifier in a 3.0 setup with a trio of cheap speakers for the sound system complete with an Ion Profile Pro USB turntable. All sits on top of my Philips CDi 210.

20 thoughts on “My Computers

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    […] describes himself as a “collector of vintage computers”. He shares his home with an impressive collection of these old-time machines, one that’s growing all the time.  Some are brands you’ll […]

    J.C

    (30th November 2009 - 23:17)

    Whoaaaa… What a great and beautiful old computers collection!!!
    Hope you’ll post more photos (especialy Acorn Archimedes A3020, Dragon32 and Sinclair Spectrum+) ???

    Great job… to be continued?
    Greetings

      andyt31

      (1st December 2009 - 07:53)

      I will add some more photos at some point!

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    retroking

    (22nd November 2010 - 12:37)

    WOW and i thought my collection was big with just over 50 different machines and 500+ games and boxes upon boxes of accessories and loads of different books and loads of joysticks and allsorts of other stuff,i cant believe yours is bigger than mine.

    Rui Sousa

    (25th January 2011 - 16:11)

    you have a great collection, but you miss there the timex 2048k, and the timex 2068K,i have one 2048k working, i’m willing to purchase a commodore 128, a atari ST, and an amstrad cpc, they are missing in my collection…

    william larsen

    (27th January 2011 - 22:14)

    in nov ’84 my daughter(age 4)and i found a macintosh computer at the newspaper recycle bins of tamalpias high school in mill valley ca.it was a prototype with a 5.25″disk drive.with it was a box of parts,motherboards keyboards and a 3.5″disk drive.they were pencil numbered #36 and#37.people often leave trash at recycle centers,this time parts of a then 8 mo old macintosh.we thought someone working for apple ,living in mill valley, dumped it.i was able to trade it (not working)for things that got a working c-64 for our family.

    Ed Satterfield

    (17th July 2011 - 21:54)

    Could it possible for you to post a pdf of the manual for the Cheetah keyboard? I am in need of one and would be greatly appreciative…

    Andy

    (18th July 2011 - 09:26)


    Ed Satterfield:

    Could it possible for you to post a pdf of the manual for the Cheetah keyboard? I am in need of one and would be greatly appreciative…

    There is a copy of the manual at http://files.retrocomputers.eu/all-downloads/view.download/18/16

    Lee C

    (9th April 2014 - 02:27)

    Hi,
    Just wondering if you might know why the Atari 1040STE seems to be incompatible with the scart leads on sale? I’m using RF at the moment, which is pretty awful on a 47″ screen. I used to develop on the Atari ST many years ago, so I am just flicking through old graphics/code discs, but the graphics look awful via RF. All the scart leads I have seen on EBay say “NOT FOR the basic model 520ST or STE models”. SO as you have the same 1040STE as I have, I thought I would ask.
    Cheers

    Andrea

    (4th August 2014 - 15:20)

    you have the collection i’ve always wanted!!! my best compliments and best wishes to complete it all 🙂 🙂 🙂

    mika

    (31st December 2014 - 13:05)

    where is yours MSX machines ?

    Andy

    (1st January 2015 - 13:40)

    I only have 1 MSX. A Toshiba HX-10.

    Beamer Smith

    (3rd May 2016 - 23:54)

    No Osborne? or Kaypros? I have both as well as an Apple “Special Edition Woz Machine” and a Tandy 100.. and I still use a Palm Tungsten T for day to day keeping in line. I have a HyTyper II (the original Centronics interface) and a few other bits and bytes.

    Stephen Mitchell

    (18th May 2016 - 06:50)

    I’ve just started my collection, first big restoration job is an Intertec Superbrain QD. Anyone with knowledge of this machine?

    Captain K

    (18th January 2018 - 15:18)

    Hi Andy, Do you want a Sharp Zaurus (4GB Linux) tilt and swivel touch screen display – palm I suppose you’d call it. Works fine, battery weak, with WiFi card, charger, software and so on? It’s from, er, 2004 I think? Used to use it when travelling to the US of A to stay online (before smartphones ;-). Ciao, Captain K

    Anonymous

    (8th July 2019 - 06:20)

    Hello,

    I’m new to old tech. I have questions about the NTS Dreamwriter 200. I can’t find a lot of info on the series. *

    How much internal memory? What can you use to expand the memory? I see it has a memory card slot, but I don’t know for what card, and a floppy disk slot. How large can the storage be to work.

    Does it run Basic? Rather or not it does, do you think it’s capable to Twit like Amstrad 200? What you did for the Amstrad 200 sounds really. Do you think this machine is equally awesome? * I’m also considering the non-folding models, but this one is catching my interest.

    I see a lot of them sold with no accessories. Could I get by without the power cord? I’m in the States if that matters.

    Thanks in advance. Hopefully this helps others.

    * Just found this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amstrad_NC100 Does this mean only the Europeans get a form of Basic. Disk drive usage is questionable. May not be what I want. Still eager for your input though.

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