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by Fkazim
17 Jul 2019, 12:28
Forum: eBay
Topic: NIB IBM Model M Square Metal Badge Keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 193

NIB IBM Model M Square Metal Badge Keyboard

Saw this on eBay today a really nice IBM Model M XT NIB this is a nice find and should be a great keyboard for anyone looking for a first generation IBM Model M as this is the rare XT version of the Model M. It is the only Model M that can switch protocols from AT to XT price is a bit high but may b...
by Fkazim
05 Jul 2019, 15:22
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] IBM Model F122 (even in bad condition)
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: [WTB] IBM Model F122 (even in bad condition)

This one is in quite bad condition cracks, scuffs, broken barrels missing keycaps etc.. It has beem sitting on eBay for a long time so you might be able to snag it for a good price by messaging the seller an offer. Link to the F122: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IBM-Model-F-122-key-Vintage-Mechanical-K...
by Fkazim
05 Jul 2019, 08:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)
Replies: 164
Views: 10144

Re: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)

Not sure of the year of manufacture, but I'm afraid my AT was still of the painted variety. (I had lightly sanded the original paint, before painting mine black.) And kind of scary when opening the plastic case...figuring it has the earlier more brittle plastic. (Though I don't know.) That's very i...
by Fkazim
04 Jul 2019, 22:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)
Replies: 164
Views: 10144

Re: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)

Here's a comparison of all the different models plastic types hope that helps. As you can probably tell the Model M's and the AT's plastic look pretty much identical both in colour and texture. The XT Texture is much more subtle and more of a cream colour than the white colour like the Model M and t...
by Fkazim
04 Jul 2019, 17:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)
Replies: 164
Views: 10144

Re: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)

Well main reason is because the Model M is made of flexible PVC and when I compare the plastic of my AT they both feel and look exactly the same as the plastic on the Model M and also my AT is definitely not painted to give it its texture. I can take some pictures of the plastic on my At later toni...
by Fkazim
04 Jul 2019, 16:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)
Replies: 164
Views: 10144

Re: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)

Well main reason is because the Model M is made of flexible PVC and when I compare the plastic of my AT they both feel and look exactly the same as the plastic on the Model M and also my AT is definitely not painted to give it its texture. I can take some pictures of the plastic on my At later tonig...
by Fkazim
04 Jul 2019, 14:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)
Replies: 164
Views: 10144

Re: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)

The AT still has the 2 internal of the 3 steel plates and probably weighs about the same as an XT. I think the AT is a little lighter but to be honest the plastic on the AT is far superior to the plastic used on the XT heres why. 1) The AT plastic is the same plastic used on the Model M (PVC) as th...
by Fkazim
04 Jul 2019, 10:35
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [US] 122-key Model F
Replies: 13
Views: 500

Re: [US] 122-key Model F

Here is a Model F122 in need of serious repair and restoration work it is $199 which is a bit much but you could message the seller with your offer it has been up on eBay for quite a long time so he might be generous with the price. Link to broken F122: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IBM-Model-F-122-key...
by Fkazim
04 Jul 2019, 00:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)
Replies: 164
Views: 10144

Re: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)

not sure if I would like full plastic on the AT. The AT still has the 2 internal of the 3 steel plates and probably weighs about the same as an XT. I think the AT is a little lighter but to be honest the plastic on the AT is far superior to the plastic used on the XT heres why. 1) The AT plastic is...
by Fkazim
02 Jul 2019, 23:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)
Replies: 164
Views: 10144

Re: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)

I game on my IBM Model F AT and it is absolutely fine no rollover issues its nice and clicky good key placement, normal key sizing once modified to an ANSI or in my case an ISO layout. Seriously if you like light clicky switches you can't really beat a Model F.
by Fkazim
02 Jul 2019, 12:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need help (anyone with a Focus FK-727 or 747)
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Need help (anyone with a Focus FK-727 or 747)

I don't have any Focus keyboards I got mostly IBM's sorry I could not be of much help. I'm sure you'll get some responses soon from people that do. fantastic Keyboard review video's btw keep up the great work!
by Fkazim
01 Jul 2019, 15:21
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: WTB - 3278 xwhatsit beamspring controller.
Replies: 14
Views: 624

Re: WTB - 3278 xwhatsit beamspring controller.

I wouldn't get your hopes up as I asked him about stock last Christmas and he said he would have them in a few months all the way back then... so yeah lol :lol:
by Fkazim
01 Jul 2019, 15:19
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Xwhatsit for Beamspring - any available?
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: Xwhatsit for Beamspring - any available?

adamcobabe wrote:
17 Jun 2019, 00:50
Yeah, I need one too. Orihalcon told me he would have more in about 4 weeks, about 4 weeks ago. So, we should follow up with him.
Orihalcom told me last Christmas he would have them in stock in a few months :lol:
by Fkazim
29 Jun 2019, 11:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Navless IBM AT layout mechanical keyboard
Replies: 22
Views: 1074

Re: Navless IBM AT layout mechanical keyboard

That macropad you linked me looks amazing shame the switches feel bad.
by Fkazim
28 Jun 2019, 22:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Navless IBM AT layout mechanical keyboard
Replies: 22
Views: 1074

Re: Navless IBM AT layout mechanical keyboard

This looks like a cool macropad type thing that should fit really well on a Model F AT. What switches do you think this uses?
by Fkazim
28 Jun 2019, 16:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Navless IBM AT layout mechanical keyboard
Replies: 22
Views: 1074

Re: Navless IBM AT layout mechanical keyboard

Alternatively, I've found a macro pad to be a fantastic enhancement in general :D . I was going to use a macro pad for my AT but could not find any that had a similar design and switch type. For me switching from a buckling spring switch to something like blue Alps or white Alps switches would feel...
by Fkazim
28 Jun 2019, 14:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Navless IBM AT layout mechanical keyboard
Replies: 22
Views: 1074

Re: Navless IBM AT layout mechanical keyboard

I would choose the Leopold. They make high-quality keyboards. If you would go with an actual Model F AT then you would miss the F11 and F12 keys, which are used in a lot of programs. You can always remap F11, F12. My Model F AT is mapped so Control + F9 outputs F11 and Control + F10 outputs F12 wor...
by Fkazim
28 Jun 2019, 11:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Navless IBM AT layout mechanical keyboard
Replies: 22
Views: 1074

Re: Navless IBM AT layout mechanical keyboard

- compromise with 90% like FC980M or even just good quality fullsize Unfortunately I think that last option will be the best. I would choose the Leopold. They make high-quality keyboards. If you would go with an actual Model F AT then you would miss the F11 and F12 keys, which are used in a lot of ...
by Fkazim
28 Jun 2019, 09:43
Forum: For sale
Topic: Beamspring with NUMPAD!
Replies: 17
Views: 1161

Re: Beamspring with NUMPAD!

so according to my ebay(which might be inaccurate)someone actually bought it for 3000$, no offer or anything... Thats scary. might be zazxyz who knows Luckily it did not actually sell for that price. As I was watching the item I got notified of the exact price it sold for attached is an image of th...
by Fkazim
25 Jun 2019, 00:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3666
Views: 181557

Re: Fujitsu Leaf Spring?

Findecanor wrote:
24 Jun 2019, 23:55
Opinions about Fujitsu Peerless are divided. It has its fans, and its haters. If it is "very cheap" and you haven't tried it, then get it!
I would but already have Epson Fujitsu Pearless keyboard and I really don't like the feel of that keyboard.
by Fkazim
24 Jun 2019, 23:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3666
Views: 181557

Re: Fujitsu Leaf Spring?

This Keyboard is for sale very cheap in my area its made by Data General could it be Fujitsu Leaf Spring? any input would be much appreciated. Thanks. No, it appears to be Fujitsu Peerless Type 1. https://deskthority.net/wiki/Fujitsu_Peerless Ah damn no point picking it up then Thanks for clarifying.
by Fkazim
24 Jun 2019, 23:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3666
Views: 181557

Fujitsu Leaf Spring?

This Keyboard is for sale very cheap in my area its made by Data General could it be Fujitsu Leaf Spring? any input would be much appreciated.

Thanks.
by Fkazim
24 Jun 2019, 10:41
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F122 Restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 960

Re: IBM Model F122 Restoration

Thanks will check it out much appreciated.
by Fkazim
24 Jun 2019, 10:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F122 Restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 960

Re: IBM Model F122 Restoration

OK but any ideas where I could get a hold of one of these keycaps?
by Fkazim
24 Jun 2019, 10:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F122 Restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 960

Re: IBM Model F122 Restoration

Would you consider selling me some if so please could you send me some pictures of the keycaps if you don't mind Thanks.
by Fkazim
24 Jun 2019, 09:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F122 Restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 960

Re: IBM Model F122 Restoration

Khers wrote:
24 Jun 2019, 09:46
There was someone making and selling them on the forum some time ago.
Any ideas where I could get one. As I would like one for my ESC key.

Thanks.
by Fkazim
24 Jun 2019, 09:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F122 Restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 960

Re: IBM Model F122 Restoration

Wow, really nice! This is a job well done :D Thanks It was so much work though compared to the Model F XT and AT so many more flippers, Barrels, Keycaps etc... The real bitch about the F122 is those fucking three tabs underneath the F keys. Just HOW did you compress that 3mm foam sufficiently? I us...
by Fkazim
24 Jun 2019, 08:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F122 Restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 960

Re: IBM Model F122 Restoration

That's exactly what I was wondering too I really want a DT cap for my daily driver F AT.

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