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Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 17 Sep 2019, 13:12
by Scarpia
It’s a Weihrauch HW30S, a very low power springer, fitted with a nice Hawke Vantage IR 2-7x32AO scope.

The limit for no-license ownership here is 10 joules but I ordered it from Germany where the limit is 7.5 J; in layman’s terms, it might kill a bird but it’ll barely break skin on a mammal (ok it’ll break skin and it’ll be a bad day for everyone involved, but it’s not hunting grade power). For comparison, the popular nitro piston Benjamin Trail delivers a whopping 34 joules !!!

So in effect, it’s a (high quality) backyard target shooter for 10-25 meters only, meaning there is no requirement for a license or lock or gun safe.

Still, with children in the house (and potentially their less-forward-thinking friends) I want a lock on it. And I’m sure this one can be bypassed easily if you know what you’re doing (or you know, own a screwdriver), but it’ll stop a 10-year-old idiot from doing something impulsive and that’s all I need.

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 18 Sep 2019, 02:12
by PlacaFromHell
Scarpia wrote:
17 Sep 2019, 13:12
It’s a Weihrauch HW30S, a very low power springer, fitted with a nice Hawke Vantage IR 2-7x32AO scope.

The limit for no-license ownership here is 10 joules but I ordered it from Germany where the limit is 7.5 J; in layman’s terms, it might kill a bird but it’ll barely break skin on a mammal (ok it’ll break skin and it’ll be a bad day for everyone involved, but it’s not hunting grade power). For comparison, the popular nitro piston Benjamin Trail delivers a whopping 34 joules !!!

So in effect, it’s a (high quality) backyard target shooter for 10-25 meters only, meaning there is no requirement for a license or lock or gun safe.

Still, with children in the house (and potentially their less-forward-thinking friends) I want a lock on it. And I’m sure this one can be bypassed easily if you know what you’re doing (or you know, own a screwdriver), but it’ll stop a 10-year-old idiot from doing something impulsive and that’s all I need.
Here in Argentina there is no regulation, no matter if you have a 100 joules monster or any kind of air rifle. Because of this I was able to have very powerful rifles when I was still a kid, like the Hatsan 125 that I bought with my brother. The last week I got this 150 bar PCP handgun in a trade. If you're not a skinny nerd like I, you can easily deal with it using a single hand.

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Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 02 Oct 2019, 20:35
by abrahamstechnology
Got this for only $20! Likely futaba switches.

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Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 03 Oct 2019, 03:47
by Elrick
abrahamstechnology wrote:
02 Oct 2019, 20:35
Got this for only $20! Likely futaba switches.

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Beautiful layout made back when keyboard design was sturdy and purposeful.

Without any RGB sickness being enforced anywhere into the frame, nice purchase. Please post new pics of it being cleaned and re-used again.

Keyboards like this should be connected up to another PC and used daily for contentment and peaceful intentions.

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 03 Oct 2019, 04:24
by abrahamstechnology
Elrick wrote:
03 Oct 2019, 03:47

Beautiful layout made back when keyboard design was sturdy and purposeful.

Without any RGB sickness being enforced anywhere into the frame, nice purchase. Please post new pics of it being cleaned and re-used again.

Keyboards like this should be connected up to another PC and used daily for contentment and peaceful intentions.
Heck yeah! Another great keyboard chassis I got is this KeyTronic (currently working on a PCB and case mod to use better switches but the case is excellent quality)
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Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 08 Oct 2019, 10:33
by Fkazim
Just picked up an NTC keyboard in fantastic condition with my preferred layout (ISO UK) :D

What switches do you guys think this has any input would be nice.

Thanks.

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 09 Oct 2019, 12:26
by kmnov2017
This looks like an NTC 6151 - White ALPS (most likely)

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 10 Oct 2019, 00:00
by abrahamstechnology
Tried the Packard Bell board out today, it uses light blue Futaba switches with grey in spacebar. They feel and sound like buckling springs but less tactile. Overall OK.
Edit: some of the switches are white.

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 10 Oct 2019, 20:47
by snuci
Okay... Which one of you guys did your homework and sniped this from me at the last second a couple of days ago? :)
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https://www.ebay.ca/itm/183978881738?&n ... ig_cvip=tr

Edit: Look carefully at the auction pictures.

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 15 Oct 2019, 13:57
by purdobol
orihalcon wrote:
08 Aug 2019, 15:33
I presume you're doing a mix of these caps with some Maquardt butterfly switches perhaps from another Olympia keyboard? So say white alphas with black modifiers? That's something I always thought would look nice!
Yep

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Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 18 Oct 2019, 01:46
by abrahamstechnology
Got 200 of these:
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Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 19 Oct 2019, 01:52
by abrahamstechnology
I ended up getting this for $30. Blue or White Alps.

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Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 19 Oct 2019, 01:53
by abrahamstechnology
I have over 5 boards in drydock right now. Why do I keep getting more?

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 22 Oct 2019, 09:53
by Elrick
abrahamstechnology wrote:
19 Oct 2019, 01:53
I have over 5 boards in drydock right now. Why do I keep getting more?
Because you're a 100% DT addicted fanatic, with no cure to this madness :evilgeek: .

Totally understandable in every way :D .

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 04 Nov 2019, 02:32
by PlacaFromHell
I got a Cherry G80-8000 or something for about 3 USD. I wonder if it has vintage or new switches.

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Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 18 Nov 2019, 04:55
by Elrick
Just received my G815, fresh from Logitech Central.

It's the Click Type switch, nothing extraordinary here but their customized lighting is quite good. So as usual I customize the Modifiers, Numpad, Enter, Delete and all F Keys differently.

It gives the illusion of coloured keys when in fact I could never buy any extra keys for this latest design, they're not available nor would ever be.

Suppose it's the poor man's version of changing colours via leds instead of actually buying coloured PBT or ABS keys to re-design your keyboard in any way.

Weird trying to get use to the low slant of the keyboard, their slim line approach isn't my fave concept. Now if they did this in a three inch thick case, then it would be worth the extra cost without any complaint's.

IBM Model M SSK

Posted: 18 Nov 2019, 10:15
by Fkazim
Finally I got my hands on an IBM Model M SSK for an actual reasonable price and with blue sublegends no less so happy. There's only one broken rivet. Below is a picture of the SSK.
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Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 19 Nov 2019, 11:18
by Muirium
Gotta love a good SSK. Welcome to the club!

viewtopic.php?f=62&t=2885&hilit=SSK+club

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 19 Nov 2019, 11:26
by Fkazim
Thanks I'm loving using it. Maybe I should have posted it in the SSK thread. Did not even realise there was one.

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 19 Nov 2019, 18:27
by JP!
Thanks to a tip from a member here I just got this interesting looking clone of an IBM 3278. :D
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Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 19 Nov 2019, 19:04
by Engicoder
What the heck is that? Hard to tell depth from photo but appears quite low profile, yes?

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 19 Nov 2019, 19:13
by JP!
Engicoder wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 19:04
What the heck is that? Hard to tell depth from photo but appears quite low profile, yes?
I have no idea and that's part of the fun but feel free to drop a spoiler alert if you find out or have a theory. It will take a long time arrive from Italy to the US.

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Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 20 Nov 2019, 00:30
by ZedTheMan
JP! wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 18:27
Thanks to a tip from a member here I just got this interesting looking clone of an IBM 3278. :D

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Oh wow, I've never seen anything like that.

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 20 Nov 2019, 12:28
by Muirium
Almost photoshopped level weird! The case looks two decades newer in design than the tasty beamspring clone caps!

Now, I bet it’s linear when you actually lay your paws on it. But looks amazing!

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 20 Nov 2019, 15:47
by JP!
Muirium wrote:
Yesterday, 12:28
Almost photoshopped level weird! The case looks two decades newer in design than the tasty beamspring clone caps!

Now, I bet it’s linear when you actually lay your paws on it. But looks amazing!
No doubt in my mind it will be linear. I'm betting it will be Micro Switch like the Telex 270.
wiki/Telex_270_Keyboards#PN:-952003-222

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 20 Nov 2019, 19:56
by Muirium
A good guess. The swoopy case design just looks so anachronous, more the design language of the SURF THE INFORMATION SUPER BYPASS! nineties than the Selectric serenity of the keys. It’s a striking combination.

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 20 Nov 2019, 22:03
by Prelim
bought some stuff...

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