[Vendor] Redmaus selling thread

Hey everybody here at DT. I recently acquired these boards last weekend and I am going to sell all of them in this thread. I might be able to get even more if I sell enough this week. :P


Apple salmon alps keyboard 30$+Shipping :
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Feels smooth, and the caps lock key actually "locks" when pressed. A little dirty, but nothing broken or cracked.

Brown alps videowriter keyboard 45$+shipping: AVAILABLE
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The reason why this board is priced at 45$ is because the brown alps is simply amazing as far as tactility. The green keys above are linear, and are like a lighter vintage mx black. The alps switch on the bottom is like the above apple keyboard, a key that actually locks.

Apple buckling rubber sleeve keyboard PRICE DROP 15$+shipping:
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Feels much better than a rubber dome, feels like a less pronounced IBM model M4.

Wyse WY-50 GONE 35$+shipping
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In pristine condition, vintage cherry mx blacks, and doubleshot keys. They feel very smooth.
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good stuff Redmaus. I am interested in that Brown alps videowriter keyboard of yours. Would you kindly reserve it for me while I make up my mind?
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seebart wrote:good stuff Redmaus. I am interested in that Brown alps videowriter keyboard of yours. Would you kindly reserve it for me while I make up my mind?

Sorry, someone already did that. If it doesn't work out with them I will be sure to come to you next though!

Also, I still have more boards to post ;)
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Oh hey, I've got one of those Wyse keyboards, coupled with a real Wyse terminal. Mine is missing the "break" key.

EDIT - I have something slightly different but quite similar.
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Fujitsu keyboard 30$+Shipping:
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Fujitsu "peerless" switches. These feel like a more subtle buckling spring. Spring is lighter, and the "bump" is less pronounced. I actually like it.

2001 keyboard 50$+Shipping:
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Clicky White alps, Multicolor Doubleshot keys, and folded feet. What more do you need? ;)

Orange alps apple keyboard SOLD:
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Orange alps. A little lighter than the brown alps, better for lighter typists. Very compact and portable. The caps lock key actually locks too.

RARE GRAY PS/2 CABLE END IBM KEYBOARD!!! SELLING NOW 1/2 OFF FOR 1000 DOLLAR!! YOU SAVE 1000 DOLLAR!!!!!
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Lol Im joking. 12$ plus shipping. Very nice for a rubber dome. Would recommend as a backup keyboard.
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XMIT wrote:Oh hey, I've got one of those Wyse keyboards, coupled with a real Wyse terminal. Mine is missing the "break" key.

EDIT - I have something slightly different but quite similar.

Oh wow a real wyse terminal? That is pretty cool.
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Oh and I would consider trades, mainly for IBM model F's.
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These look neat; where did you find them out of curiosity? I may have to go exploring in Dallas. :evilgeek:

EDIT: The answer is "everywhere and nowhere". :lol:
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Wow! Where did you find that IBM? I've never seen one with an intact wrist rest and rubber band. Very tempting...
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bitbang wrote:Wow! Where did you find that IBM? I've never seen one with an intact wrist rest and rubber band. Very tempting...

Yeah, it is actually a very nice rubber dome. I would be willing to do 12$+Shipping in reality.
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Redmaus wrote:RARE GRAY PS/2 CABLE END IBM KEYBOARD!!! SELLING NOW 1/2 OFF FOR 1000 DOLLAR!! YOU SAVE 1000 DOLLAR!!!!!

Why do I get the sneaking suspicion someone has gone completely elliptical? :lol:
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Redmaus wrote:RARE GRAY PS/2 CABLE END IBM KEYBOARD!!! SELLING NOW 1/2 OFF FOR 1000 DOLLAR!! YOU SAVE 1000 DOLLAR!!!!!

Why do I get the sneaking suspicion someone has gone completely elliptical? :lol:

yes seems Redmaus wants to have a little fun in his sales thread... ;) Don't really go elliptical on us though please. But the rest of your pricing suggests ohterwise. 8-)
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Aye. With humour like that, I reckon he's on the side of good.

Nice set of Alps boards here. They could use some retrobrighting mind.
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In all seriousness now... do you happen to have a set of calipers? I want to know if the stems on the IBM rubber dome keys are exactly a quarter inch (.250") ± .005". If so, do want. They just might fit a Cherry G86, and I wouldn't mind having the board around as is if it turns out they don't fit.
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Mal-2 wrote:In all seriousness now... do you happen to have a set of calipers? I want to know if the stems on the IBM rubber dome keys are exactly a quarter inch (.250") ± .005". If so, do want. They just might fit a Cherry G86, and I wouldn't mind having the board around as is if it turns out they don't fit.

I think I can measure the stems at around 4:25 today. US central time. :)
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Also selling, Vintage cherry mx black switches! 50$ Shipped


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Redmaus wrote:Also selling, Vintage cherry mx black switches!

With diodes included, from the look of things. You might want to confirm that, because if so, that adds to their value (though you haven't set a price yet).
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Redmaus wrote:Also selling, Vintage cherry mx black switches!

With diodes included, from the look of things. You might want to confirm that, because if so, that adds to their value (though you haven't set a price yet).

Could you tell me more about the diodes? Oh and I added the price. Thanks for catching that. :)
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Diodes enable N-key rollover. A quick way to check is to photograph the underside of a key switch - are there two leads or four? (Should be four metal pins and two plastic pegs for a plate mounted switch.) Or (carefully!) open a switch and see if there is a diode inside.
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XMIT wrote:Diodes enable N-key rollover. A quick way to check is to photograph the underside of a key switch - are there two leads or four? (Should be four metal pins and two plastic pegs for a plate mounted switch.) Or (carefully!) open a switch and see if there is a diode inside.

There are four leads. I remember seeing them when soldering.
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The two extra leads could also be just jumper wires. The easiest way is to just look into the window where a LED would go in and see if there's an orange tube in there. But judging from the pictures above, they seem indeed to have diodes in them.
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I agree. If you have any doubts open a key switch to see. But they do look like diodes.
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XMIT wrote:I agree. If you have any doubts open a key switch to see. But they do look like diodes.

Great! But now will someone buy them??? :|
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Redmaus wrote:
Mal-2 wrote:In all seriousness now... do you happen to have a set of calipers? I want to know if the stems on the IBM rubber dome keys are exactly a quarter inch (.250") ± .005". If so, do want. They just might fit a Cherry G86, and I wouldn't mind having the board around as is if it turns out they don't fit.

I think I can measure the stems at around 4:25 today. US central time. :)

Any luck on this? I have another option open, but whatever I choose, that will be final because the budget is quite limited.
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I think I can measure the stems at around 4:25 today. US central time. :)

Any luck on this? I have another option open, but whatever I choose, that will be final because the budget is quite limited.


Nope. The stems appear to be exactly a half inch. From what I can measure with a ruler. Sorry:\
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Any luck on this? I have another option open, but whatever I choose, that will be final because the budget is quite limited.


Nope. The stems appear to be exactly a half inch. From what I can measure with a ruler. Sorry:\

A half inch? That would be frigging huge. I'm not talking about the height of the stems, but the diameter.

Ideally, the distance from the bottom of the stem to the lower edge of the key skirt (not the distance all the way to the inside) would be 3/8", but so long as it's uniform and not significantly LESS than that, this can be worked with.

The reason I said calipers is that when it comes to the interference fit of parts, .005" is a big deal and not something that can be reasonably measured with a ruler. If you've ever played a reed instrument, the thickness of the very tip of a reed is typically .003" to .005", so that's the kind of measurement precision required to know if these are likely to fit.

It just seems that IBM, as an American company, would probably have designed in nice, neat fractions of an inch, just as Cherry obviously did in the G86 series (one reason I'm pretty sure the design pre-dates their move to Germany). Thus if it looks like a quarter of an inch in pictures (which it does), there are good engineering reasons why it would BE exactly a quarter inch.
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A half inch? That would be frigging huge. I'm not talking about the height of the stems, but the diameter.

Ideally, the distance from the bottom of the stem to the lower edge of the key skirt (not the distance all the way to the inside) would be 3/8", but so long as it's uniform and not significantly LESS than that, this can be worked with.

The reason I said calipers is that when it comes to the interference fit of parts, .005" is a big deal and not something that can be reasonably measured with a ruler. If you've ever played a reed instrument, the thickness of the very tip of a reed is typically .003" to .005", so that's the kind of measurement precision required to know if these are likely to fit.

It just seems that IBM, as an American company, would probably have designed in nice, neat fractions of an inch, just as Cherry obviously did in the G86 series (one reason I'm pretty sure the design pre-dates their move to Germany). Thus if it looks like a quarter of an inch in pictures (which it does), there are good engineering reasons why it would BE exactly a quarter inch.


Ah. okay. I didn't realize you wanted the diameter. I will measure again when I get home.
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I received the case and screws from Redmaus's Unitek K-155, in great shape just as described. The case was perfectly packed, promptly shipped out, with great, friendly comms throughout. I highly recommend his services!

I just wish I'd got to his K-155 before it was parted out! :o
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