Computer One - Disk Interface for ICL OPD / Merlin Tonto

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Computer One - Disk Interface for ICL OPD / Merlin Tonto

Postby RWAP » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:37 pm

I also came across a document I uploaded to my website in March this year which is puzzling...
http://www.rwapsoftware.co.uk/oneperdes ... 0Notes.pdf

This must have been published as part of a Quanta magazine I guess; but I don't have the slightest idea as to where it came from!!

I was looking for the ROM dumps referred to in the document, which I guess might be held by Quanta - or does anyone have one of these so that we could dump them?

There has been a little revival of interest in the OPD / Merlin Tonto since I set up a Facebook group, and we have found a replacement PSU !


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Re: Computer One - Disk Interface for ICL OPD / Merlin Tonto

Postby jivrt » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:22 pm

Not a clever name for a computer if you know spanish


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Re: Computer One - Disk Interface for ICL OPD / Merlin Tonto

Postby dilwyn » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:33 pm

RWAP wrote:This must have been published as part of a Quanta magazine I guess; but I don't have the slightest idea as to where it came from!!
I was looking for the ROM dumps referred to in the document, which I guess might be held by Quanta - or does anyone have one of these so that we could dump them?

I'm not 100% sure, I think that the document came from former Quanta webmaster, Dan Abbot, as he was very interested in these machines. Unfortunately, I'm not in touch with him these days - might be worth asking the Gilpins if they can put you in touch with him, or if they know if Quanta has any further files.


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Re: Computer One - Disk Interface for ICL OPD / Merlin Tonto

Postby RWAP » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:08 pm

dilwyn wrote:I'm not 100% sure, I think that the document came from former Quanta webmaster, Dan Abbot, as he was very interested in these machines. Unfortunately, I'm not in touch with him these days - might be worth asking the Gilpins if they can put you in touch with him, or if they know if Quanta has any further files.


I thought Dan was a possibility, but I have not heard from him in a long long time (and I looked for emails from Dan about this but couldn't spot anything). I have emailed the Quanta chairman and will see if I get any joy...



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