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by Aran.E99
26 Mar 2020, 02:43
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Model M 'CTRL', '*', '.' Keys
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: [WTB] Model M 'CTRL', '*', '.' Keys

A seller in Germany pulled through and got me the keycaps I needed. Many thanks!
by Aran.E99
20 Mar 2020, 14:14
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23351
Views: 1593066

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Had that Maltron on my watch list for a week now but I'd only buy it to resell so hopefully whoever bought it gets some good use out of it! I only posted it so I would not buy it myself ;) I allready have a kinesis contoured, I don't think I could learn yet another physical layout ... Which is at t...
by Aran.E99
17 Mar 2020, 17:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3515
Views: 224611

Re: Alps Appreciation

4sStylZ wrote:
17 Mar 2020, 15:15
What is the rule for others country ?
I've only had 3 AEKII's (all late model UK/ISO variants, assembled in Ireland) and they all had white damped switches.
by Aran.E99
14 Mar 2020, 14:18
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Model M 'CTRL', '*', '.' Keys
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: [WTB] Model M 'CTRL', '*', '.' Keys

Still need the keys.
by Aran.E99
12 Mar 2020, 17:03
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23351
Views: 1593066

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Had that Maltron on my watch list for a week now but I'd only buy it to resell so hopefully whoever bought it gets some good use out of it!
by Aran.E99
10 Mar 2020, 17:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model M Ctrl+C not working
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: Model M Ctrl+C not working

Definitely sounds like a membrane issue. Double check that the ribbon connector/header isn't corroded as this will most likely cause issues.
by Aran.E99
07 Mar 2020, 17:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Zenith Z-150 Restoration; Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 1500

Re: Zenith Z-150 Restoration; Conversion

Half of the switches are soldered in but I'm having issues with 2 or 3 terminals being too short as they snapped during desoldering so I might have to bore out a few PCB holes. Sorry for the constant teasers but I've at least gotta show this off before I finish soldering (I know, seems a bit silly t...
by Aran.E99
06 Mar 2020, 19:58
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Model M 'CTRL', '*', '.' Keys
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: [WTB] Model M 'CTRL', '*', '.' Keys

I didn't know about keyboardco. I had a look and sadly seems that they don't sell individual specific caps but still useful if I need other bits so thanks for that.

I'll let you know what happens Icarium!
by Aran.E99
05 Mar 2020, 00:57
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Wang 725-3770 (US or UK layout)
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: [WTB] Wang 725-3770 (US or UK layout)

How much would you looking to get for it?
by Aran.E99
04 Mar 2020, 19:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Zenith Z-150 Restoration; Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 1500

Re: Zenith Z-150 Restoration; Conversion

Finally got the switches back in the plate! now I need to decide if I handwire it or use the PCB + a converter. My issue with handwiring is that pulling the keycaps will result in the switches coming out. On the other hand, half of the traces are gone on the PCB so I may end up using the PCB but par...
by Aran.E99
03 Mar 2020, 20:02
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23351
Views: 1593066

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Another Univac board (missing a key). If only one of these would come up in the UK...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/223935327887
by Aran.E99
02 Mar 2020, 19:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Zenith Z-150 Restoration; Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 1500

Re: Zenith Z-150 Restoration; Conversion

Thanks! I hate putting projects off. I've also had to halt my music too which is sad but that's just how life goes. I'm glad I came back to this build since I ended up selling a Model F as parts because I didn't have time to finish it.
by Aran.E99
02 Mar 2020, 19:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Zenith Z-150 Restoration; Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 1500

Re: Zenith Z-150 Restoration; Conversion

Hi again! Can't believe I left the project this long but uni work was (still is) a priority so I had to set some projects aside. I've finally decided to get back to work after an unfortunate incident with alcohol which ruined my main board leaving me with a grotty G80 as my daily driver. I'm somewha...
by Aran.E99
02 Mar 2020, 18:47
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Model M 'CTRL', '*', '.' Keys
Replies: 7
Views: 369

[WTB] Model M 'CTRL', '*', '.' Keys

Looking to buy 3 Model M caps (CTRL, number pad asterisk and dot), ideally from someone in Europe. I know that Unicomp sells individual caps but postage cost and time is a turnoff.
by Aran.E99
29 Feb 2020, 15:19
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23351
Views: 1593066

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Feels like I have seen this Focus 727 with Blue Alps appearing on Ebay many times within few months from the same seller in Ireland. And maybe the seller has just had many of these, but few times I have bid on his/her Blue Alps board, then it gets relisted for much higher price, disappers, gets rel...
by Aran.E99
28 Feb 2020, 19:08
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Wang 725-3770 (US or UK layout)
Replies: 2
Views: 223

[WTB] Wang 725-3770 (US or UK layout)

Looking to buy a Wang 725-3770/3771 as I still deeply regret selling mine over a year ago. Any switch/layout/condition is fine but ideally I'd like one in fair to good condition. I also don't mind one without keycaps or a cable. Alternatively, I'm interested in other salmon/orange Alps boards (non-A...
by Aran.E99
05 Nov 2019, 16:06
Forum: Gallery
Topic: GEC-Marconi Rafi B8-C integrated trackball keyboard (Rafi RS 76 M switches)
Replies: 0
Views: 1301

GEC-Marconi Rafi B8-C integrated trackball keyboard (Rafi RS 76 M switches)

Hi everyone, sorry for my recent inactivity. I've been busy with uni and sadly haven't come by interesting keyboards or so I thought until I bought this interesting specimen. It contains Rafi RS 76 M switches which are full travel mechanical contact. They don't feel awful but they have a mushy and i...
by Aran.E99
05 Oct 2019, 09:31
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Wyse F6 key; Esc key
Replies: 2
Views: 1555

Re: Wyse F6 key; Esc key

Edit: snagged another Wyse board with all the caps so I no longer need the cap.
by Aran.E99
25 Sep 2019, 13:33
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Wyse F6 key; Esc key
Replies: 2
Views: 1555

Wyse F6 key; Esc key

I'm looking for a Wyse cherry mount F6 key as well as an escape key (not prioritizing the escape but I'd like it for a custom layout I want to do on a WY-85 board)

Thanks!
by Aran.E99
20 Sep 2019, 21:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M with gold square badge?
Replies: 24
Views: 1547

Re: IBM Model M with gold square badge?

I think it's safe to say that it is just a protective film (which will stay on ;D ). Thanks for confirming that other UK made M's have domed badges. I'd totally buy a custom gold badge but I think I'd need to own a black model F firsthand... Step 1. Get Model F Step 2. Paint black and apply gold ba...
by Aran.E99
20 Sep 2019, 19:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M with gold square badge?
Replies: 24
Views: 1547

Re: IBM Model M with gold square badge?

I think it's safe to say that it is just a protective film (which will stay on ;D ). Thanks for confirming that other UK made M's have domed badges.

I'd totally buy a custom gold badge but I think I'd need to own a black model F firsthand...
by Aran.E99
20 Sep 2019, 16:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M with gold square badge?
Replies: 24
Views: 1547

Re: IBM Model M with gold square badge?

That badge definitely looks similar to mine especially the faint vertical lines (not sure if that's on all square M badges). I'm guessing there was some overlap in the timeline of production but I'm still unsure how uncommon my badge is and more importantly what the history behind it is. Once I get ...
by Aran.E99
19 Sep 2019, 10:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M with gold square badge?
Replies: 24
Views: 1547

Re: IBM Model M with gold square badge?

Here are a few more images:
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I tried to get a good shot of the side but it is hard to tell if it is domed. You can see slight warping in the lettering which indicates the badge might not be flat.
by Aran.E99
19 Sep 2019, 10:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M with gold square badge?
Replies: 24
Views: 1547

Re: IBM Model M with gold square badge?

Thanks for all the replies! I will post some more pictures later when I have better lighting. If someone could post some high res photos of a regular square badge, that might help. One thing I noticed is that the badge does look gold around the edge (the small gap between the badge and the case) but...
by Aran.E99
17 Sep 2019, 11:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M with gold square badge?
Replies: 24
Views: 1547

Re: IBM Model M with gold square badge?

I thought the film might still be on it but it doesn't feel like it wants to come off. I might just leave it as it is although it would be very nice to show off the badge. I didn't think of using a hair dryer - if I decide to remove it, I will try that. Thanks!
by Aran.E99
17 Sep 2019, 10:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M with gold square badge?
Replies: 24
Views: 1547

IBM Model M with gold square badge?

Hi everyone, I finally got hold of a first gen model M (1390136) and noticed the badge was gold rather than silver. I assume this is because of discoloration/yellowing of the plastic/resin on top but I can't seem to find any other examples like it. Opinions?
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by Aran.E99
16 Sep 2019, 16:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: SKCM ALPS - Switchplate repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1029

Re: SKCM ALPS - Switchplate repair

I got a Z150 with greens a while back and found that about 15 switches were dead. I tried soaking/shaking the switchplates in Isopropyl alcohol which worked for a few but not all. I ended up disassembling the switchplates on the remaining few and using a q-tip dipped in Isopropyl to remove the oxida...
by Aran.E99
09 Aug 2019, 19:15
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Datacomp Project
Replies: 18
Views: 3172

Re: Datacomp Project

Ah that makes sense. I've had many yellow boards from the same seller so it was probably just stored better unlike the others. I've got the keycaps stored in a box somewhere so I'll see how they feel when I find them. Either way, the legends are incredibly sharp and they look brand new even though t...
by Aran.E99
09 Aug 2019, 10:33
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Datacomp Project
Replies: 18
Views: 3172

Re: Datacomp Project

I love the look of these keyboards so much. I bought a beige one a while ago that came with pine SKCM whites and beautiful doubleshot ISO UK caps. While it is very unlikely, I think the caps are PBT because there isn't a single hint of yellowing despite the conditions the board was stored in. I'd be...

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