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ql, opd, upgraded hardware, chips ++MUCH MORE

Postby qlbuilder » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:23 pm

Back in the mid 1980's I bought a load of Ql stuff from the defunct Sinclair Research in Cambridge, included were lots of production, prototype and pre production bits. As my job was in electronics I became interested in the (then) revolutionary ql, but was not too impressed with some of the design aspects. I wished to have a computer which was more industrial in both build and expansion. I took the ql design and re engineered and upgraded it into a more industrial format with 3.5" disc drives, larger memory, extra rom, i/o cards, eprom programmer, decent keyboard, internal psu and expansion slots. I produced a batch of high quality pcbs and built several units for myself and sold a few to other enthusiasts. I used this system for many years until the IBM overtook. I also acquired a number of ICL one per desks, boards, modems, microdrives and circuit diagrams etc which were based on the ql. I am now downsizing and so ALL of this hardware, software, design drawings, circuit diagrams, build information and instructions, spare parts, rare chips, bare pcb's, several built systems and prototypes, add on cards and peripherals, monitors, Sinclair Research eprom based test software and anything else I come across is all up for grabs.
This is a genuine gold plated probably last chance opportunity for anyone who holds the ql in any regard to obtain a very large quantity of hard or impossible to find hardware, chips, data, design drawings, books, and real upgraded ql's etc etc. I would much prefer any prospective buyers to collect as I wish them to be satisfied as to the genuineness of this offer, also due to the volume of equipment posting would be prohibitive. It will be sold as ONE LOT ONLY as to sell individually would be too time consuming for me to contemplate. Any prospective buyer who wishes to, could in my opinion easily make more if they did so. Due to time constraints on my part this has to go this month and will not be relisted here.
The price is £400.00


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Postby QLvsJAGUAR » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:52 pm

Hi QLbuilder,
great story and thanks for letting us know.
I'm a true QL enthusiast and collector and share pictures, videos and files of my collection with the QL community.
I'm willing to buy the lot and give it a good new home. Please contact me with a PM or email to ql@bluewin.ch.
Thanks a lot.
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Postby vanpeebles » Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:44 pm

Please show us some photos for interests sake :)


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Postby Chr$ » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:56 pm

I think I'd be interested too, but they may all be better off with Urs.
But Urs, anything you don't need, pop over to Germany and let me see!

In fact, I do sometimes drive from the UK to Germany so may be able to offer a delivery service. Where are you located qlbuilder?


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Postby QLvsJAGUAR » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:39 pm

I'm in contact with QLbuilder and Chr$ and am looking forward to save this job lot.


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Postby Pr0f » Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:21 pm

It there is an empty OPD case (the bit that houses the keyboard) I could give it a home ;-)


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Postby QLvsJAGUAR » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:53 am

Brexit today Friday 31st. Luckily, last weekend, I did my 2015 km trip Home-Calais-Dover-Cambridge-Dover-Calais-Home, met QLbuilder, collected the QL job lot and also met some other QLers at the CCH. More later...


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Postby NormanDunbar » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:56 am

Brexit smexit! :D

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Postby Pr0f » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:39 am

QLvsJAGUAR wrote:Brexit today Friday 31st. Luckily, last weekend, I did my 2015 km trip Home-Calais-Dover-Cambridge-Dover-Calais-Home, met QLbuilder, collected the QL job lot and also met some other QLers at the CCH. More later...


do you have piccies of the job lot??


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Postby RalfR » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:11 pm

I also have a working OPD with a modified CUB here. In case anyone like it.... Also complete with XChange and a lot of MDVs from...hmm...Dave Walker?



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