Merlin Tonto Cartridges

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Merlin Tonto Cartridges

Postby Chr$ » Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:17 pm

I nabbed these just now:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114849674216

The BT Merlin Tonto branded box must be rare, so will be a nice original addition to my Merlin Tonto assortment. I am rather hoping that the 20 cartridges have Tonto/OPD stuff on them that I can check out and rescue. I will report back here with findings.


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Re: Merlin Tonto Cartridges

Postby vanpeebles » Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:18 am

Anything interesting? :)


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Re: Merlin Tonto Cartridges

Postby Dave » Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:45 pm

A custom Transform case. ;)


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Re: Merlin Tonto Cartridges

Postby Chr$ » Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:54 pm

Dave wrote:A custom Transform case. ;)

Cherry on the cake. Main reason for bidding!

They're in the post to me.


Collector of QL related computers, accessories and software even though I don't really understand how they work!
Original QL's: many (plus quite a bit of other old stuff and 170+ original software titles)
Custom XT cased QL system with Gold Card, Qimi mouse, Hermes and MFM HDD
QXLII card installed in a PC
Q40 and Q68 also present

Ask me about near NOS re-felted good quality Microdrive Carts - many available.
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Re: Merlin Tonto Cartridges

Postby Chr$ » Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:00 pm

Oh well, pretty boring in the end.

The cream Transform BT branded box is a peach, like that.

Of the carts - 3 were jammed/unreadable. Looks like it was just a random lot that someone threw together. Most contain Spectrum stuff. 5 were BT Merlin Tonto format carts and they all contain .aba files (no underscore in OPD file names). The files are from 1988 and are manager report spreadsheets that contain a lot of acronyms and figures. There are a couple of manager names and some of the headings involve 'exchanges', so perhaps they used to belong to BT.


Collector of QL related computers, accessories and software even though I don't really understand how they work!
Original QL's: many (plus quite a bit of other old stuff and 170+ original software titles)
Custom XT cased QL system with Gold Card, Qimi mouse, Hermes and MFM HDD
QXLII card installed in a PC
Q40 and Q68 also present

Ask me about near NOS re-felted good quality Microdrive Carts - many available.

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