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by forter4
07 Aug 2020, 18:01
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23899
Views: 1871943

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/293679463453?u ... fresh=true

D1 this time...I like this one better than the D2 because the legends are in the middle bottom
by forter4
31 Jul 2020, 18:06
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23899
Views: 1871943

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/283963853594?s ... Track=true

This looks exactly like the one that sold a few weeks ago...kinda skeptical

Unless he has a whole storage full of these and takes the pics at very specific angles
by forter4
28 Jul 2020, 18:02
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] DCS Alps Pingmaster (7/28 Update! Completely Revamped kits! Again!)
Replies: 5
Views: 2205

Re: [IC] DCS Alps Pingmaster (7/28 Update! Completely Revamped kits! Again!)

Updated the kits back into one base kit that includes both alphas and modifiers as we decided to combine both text and icon mods from the Japanese and Chinese variants of the Pingmaster We think this is more faithful to the name, and honestly should have been this way from the beginning. And we unde...
by forter4
20 Jul 2020, 02:58
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23899
Views: 1871943

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-29-Keypunc ... _cvip=true

Ok, who's the one who bought this for $1,500?
by forter4
16 Jul 2020, 02:42
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23899
Views: 1871943

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by forter4
15 Jul 2020, 00:37
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23899
Views: 1871943

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Is the demand for IBM 5140's based purely on their Brown Alps?
by forter4
14 Jul 2020, 03:34
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23899
Views: 1871943

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sperry-Univac- ... 4361145751

This one was around $100 just this morning; now up to $200. I wonder if anyone picked up the other Univace I posted that was at a BIN for $500
by forter4
13 Jul 2020, 17:07
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23899
Views: 1871943

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/193150820696

Very nice keycaps. Shape of them looks like they could be SKCC switches?
by forter4
09 Jul 2020, 02:52
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Key Cap Identification
Replies: 1
Views: 2776

Re: Key Cap Identification

Deskthority wiki has the accompanying keycaps within the respective wiki pages of each switch family (Alps SKCC, Alps SKCL/SKCM, Cherry MX, Micro Switch SW, Beamspring, etc...) I've actually been perusing through a bunch of those pages to see which keycaps are compatible with Alps SKCC switches. The...
by forter4
08 Jul 2020, 20:01
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23899
Views: 1871943

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Sorry, second one: IBM Model F 3178 with a Gold badge https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-MODEL-F-3178-BUCKLING-SPRING-KEYBOARD/164235482970?hash=item263d32975a:g:Lx0AAOSw6IFe3Pkd There's no gold badge as such. It's the yellowing on the protective plastic that makes it look like gold. Also that price is a...
by forter4
08 Jul 2020, 19:24
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23899
Views: 1871943

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Sorry, second one:

IBM Model F 3178 with a Gold badge
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-MODEL-F-31 ... Sw6IFe3Pkd
by forter4
08 Jul 2020, 19:20
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23899
Views: 1871943

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by forter4
08 Jul 2020, 04:51
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23899
Views: 1871943

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Boxes reminds me of this, which has been up for some time now: https://www.ebay.com/itm/163503556563 It looks to me like someone took the APL keycaps, put them on their keyboard and put the non-APL ones back into the box. Had to look up what APL keycaps look like jesus, that's pretty fuckin shady
by forter4
04 Jul 2020, 23:39
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] DCS Alps Pingmaster (7/28 Update! Completely Revamped kits! Again!)
Replies: 5
Views: 2205

Re: [IC] DCS Alps Pingmaster (7/4 Update! Completely Revamped kits!)

Based on feedback, we separated the Alphas from the modifiers to give people a choice between Icon and Katakana mods

Also, we unfortunately had to remove the BAE =/
by forter4
04 Jul 2020, 20:40
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23899
Views: 1871943

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Sanyo MBC-885 with FLS 3rd gen switches: https://www.ebay.com/itm/303613783321 This is around when everyone was standardizing on IBM compatibility, so maybe it's XT protocol, unlike the earlier 550, which was just serial ASCII. This is not XT Soarers compatible. If you want one, get this one. But i...
by forter4
29 Jun 2020, 21:41
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] Buckling Spring 9009
Replies: 4
Views: 2025

Re: [IC] Buckling Spring 9009

Yea, always down for more options for vintage boards
by forter4
28 Jun 2020, 22:28
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23899
Views: 1871943

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

//gainsborough wrote:
28 Jun 2020, 19:22
Noooooooo don’t advertise them! Haha
LMAO...yea, I don't really post the boards that I'm trying to get hahaha
by forter4
28 Jun 2020, 00:19
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Retrobriting Beige Cases
Replies: 6
Views: 1680

Re: Retrobriting Beige Cases

Just pop in to say thanks forter4 for the UV protectant spray information, was not aware of that and that is the first thing i will be looking for tmr ha ha, don't want my retro effort to go to waste. Otherwise I have nothing to contribute and good luck mate No problem! Good luck with your projects...
by forter4
28 Jun 2020, 00:17
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Retrobriting Beige Cases
Replies: 6
Views: 1680

Re: Retrobriting Beige Cases

Just pop in to say thanks forter4 for the UV protectant spray information, was not aware of that and that is the first thing i will be looking for tmr ha ha, don't want my retro effort to go to waste. Otherwise I have nothing to contribute and good luck mate No problem! Good luck with your projects...
by forter4
27 Jun 2020, 20:04
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23899
Views: 1871943

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Leading-Edge-D ... 4235746943

Leading Edge DC-3014...look at it while it's still under $600 lol
by forter4
26 Jun 2020, 20:09
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] DCS Alps Pingmaster (7/28 Update! Completely Revamped kits! Again!)
Replies: 5
Views: 2205

Re: [IC] DCS Alps Pingmaster

Would this set work on a dell AT101W ? I believe people actually use some combination of Costar and Matias stabilizer sets The only real hurdle would be the wire for the 2.75u right shift key. SP make their MX stab mounts closer to the middle So you would need to take the Alps 2.75u stab wire and u...
by forter4
26 Jun 2020, 03:33
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23899
Views: 1871943

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/UP-TO-15-NEW-HONEYWELL-MICRO-SWITCH-SOLID-STATE-MODULES-1SW12-R/272166408936?epid=1837693800&hash=item3f5e61d2e8:g:XP4AAOSwstxVBYCR It looks like it has two type of keycap profiles. The black keycaps look like they're from a Keytronic board. And the gray keycaps look like ke...
by forter4
25 Jun 2020, 22:27
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] DCS Alps Pingmaster (7/28 Update! Completely Revamped kits! Again!)
Replies: 5
Views: 2205

[IC] DCS Alps Pingmaster (7/28 Update! Completely Revamped kits! Again!)

Important Update (7/28): So after a bit of deliberation, we have decided to really make the set as faithful as possible to the Pingmaster, taking inspiration from both the Chinese and Japanese variants. This means that we have combined the text and icon modifiers into one base kit, but we think the...
by forter4
25 Jun 2020, 20:24
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23899
Views: 1871943

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

I've seen this happen several times with different keyboards. My unproven conspiratorial hunch has been that certain sellers are bidding up their own merch. That actually makes a lot of sense. He (or she...women can be extortionists too!) probably had the last bid of $315 hoping someone would beat it
by forter4
25 Jun 2020, 19:54
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23899
Views: 1871943

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/283925988692

Am I going crazy? I could have sworn this ended at $315 last night
by forter4
24 Jun 2020, 21:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Retrobriting Beige Cases
Replies: 6
Views: 1680

Re: Retrobriting Beige Cases

Yes, I learned of this method recently but I haven't tried it. So you just use the HP and warm water? I ordered the caps off unicomp. Ohh naw...it's the HP that's actually getting warmed up by the immersion cooker And that actually reminds me of another drawback: Make sure you don't have anything m...
by forter4
24 Jun 2020, 19:34
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23899
Views: 1871943

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

One of those HAL KB2100s that went with a Morse code encoder: https://www.ebay.com/itm/373092124182 Honeywell terminal: https://www.ebay.it/itm/164238507355 Ooof, I always wanted a Honeywell terminal, but I don't think that person will be willing to ship to the US. And even if he did, I'd imagine t...
by forter4
24 Jun 2020, 19:21
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Retrobriting Beige Cases
Replies: 6
Views: 1680

Re: Retrobriting Beige Cases

I guess I'm worse than an idiot because I've splotched up both of my retrobright attempts :lol: I've spray painted a few cases before. It an look great if you do it properly. The drawbacks are that it's not a durable, ie, it's susceptible to dings and scratches. You can spray a layer or two of clea...
by forter4
24 Jun 2020, 18:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Retrobriting Beige Cases
Replies: 6
Views: 1680

Retrobriting Beige Cases

I managed to get my hands on an M0110J keyboard, and I believe it's not yellowed at all (aside from the spacebar), but actually just the beige color Apple used before switching to Platinum I prefer the Platinum color, and was wondering if it's even possible to retrobrite a beige case that hasn't yel...

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