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dibs
20th June 2010, 22:30
Fitzsteve beat me to it and posted some snaps, but it was a great day out and as promised, here are some of mine... (High res available on request - lowres freely donated to the community).


The beer tent lacked... err beer, but it did have lots of Amigas :)
http://www.ikvideo.co.uk/Amibay/Bletchley/DSC_0089-lowres.jpg

Inside...
http://www.ikvideo.co.uk/Amibay/Bletchley/insidethetent-lowres.jpg


An advert for retr0bright waiting to happen...
http://www.ikvideo.co.uk/Amibay/Bletchley/DSC_0095-lowres.jpg


Semi-naked Amigas (ooo-err)
http://www.ikvideo.co.uk/Amibay/Bletchley/DSC_0098-lowres.jpg



A Sam440ep still with the covers on!
http://www.ikvideo.co.uk/Amibay/Bletchley/DSC_0099-lowres.jpg


The nice man from Hyperion with the X1000 (and yes, I would like one please).
http://www.ikvideo.co.uk/Amibay/Bletchley/DSC_0101-lowres.jpg


CD32
http://www.ikvideo.co.uk/Amibay/Bletchley/DSC_0103-lowres.jpg


Someone getting the "hall of fame" tour
http://www.ikvideo.co.uk/Amibay/Bletchley/DSC_0104-lowres.jpg

Thanks to everyone for a very enjoyable day out.

- dibs -



PS Lots more to follow (Pet, Dragon, Sinclair, Colossus etc)




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fitzsteve
20th June 2010, 22:34
Nice pics :D

Tomse
21st June 2010, 07:57
awww my dear old trusty model of a philips CM8833-II in the front in the last pic..

I definately need to get it fixed one of these days..

now... gimme moar piccies !! naugh !! :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

dibs
21st June 2010, 08:09
Nice pics :D

thanks! Here's part 2...

The Original A1000 showing off (with only minor mods)
http://www.ikvideo.co.uk/Amibay/Bletchley/DSC_0106-lowres.jpg


Whilst here in the UK we still had ZX80's, 81's, 64's etc

http://www.ikvideo.co.uk/Amibay/Bletchley/DSC_0108-lowres.jpg


(many of the machines had SD or CF cards acting as pseudo-tapes/disks, this was in a C64 but I spotted Amigas, Dragons and BBCs with similar add-ons)
http://www.ikvideo.co.uk/Amibay/Bletchley/DSC_0109-lowres.jpg


What's wrong with this picture? Look closely at the keyboard...
http://www.ikvideo.co.uk/Amibay/Bletchley/DSC_0110-lowres.jpg
...that's right, it's a PC wearing a PET disguise (running an emulator of course!).


The Mansion House
http://www.ikvideo.co.uk/Amibay/Bletchley/DSC_0112-lowres.jpg



Some very rare Dragon prototypes (the middle one apparently had a chequered history, but was rescued via the other bay)
http://www.ikvideo.co.uk/Amibay/Bletchley/DSC_0114-lowres.jpg



Dragon Dissected!
http://www.ikvideo.co.uk/Amibay/Bletchley/DSC_0115-lowres.jpg



The BBC were there too - look out for the VCF on "Click!"
http://www.ikvideo.co.uk/Amibay/Bletchley/DSC_0116-lowres.jpg



A Spectrum on the Internet?? Oh yes it is...
http://www.ikvideo.co.uk/Amibay/Bletchley/DSC_0117-lowres.jpg


Now some of the Park - the is one of the amazing decoding machines that "read" punched tape and cracked the key (or at least gave the "top 10" estimates of what the key could be, depending on the thresholds set). Visit Bletchley Park for the whole story...
http://www.ikvideo.co.uk/Amibay/Bletchley/DSC_0124-lowres.jpg


Disk drives. No, really - these are disk dives. The one in font is a whopping 200MB (most here were 80MB).
http://www.ikvideo.co.uk/Amibay/Bletchley/DSC_0134-lowres.jpg


An electro-mechanical computer (now known as WITCH). It made fantastic clicks, whirrs and "proper" computer sounds as the banks of relays ticked over and the punched tape reader chunker-chunker-chunkered on... Apparently used to assist in development of Britain's Nuclear Power Stations.
http://www.ikvideo.co.uk/Amibay/Bletchley/DSC_0135-lowres.jpg


Transistors? Not yet...
http://www.ikvideo.co.uk/Amibay/Bletchley/DSC_0141-lowres.jpg


We didn't have time to see everything in one day, so the annual pass (cheaper than a day ticket) is highly recommended.

We're looking forward to the next trip!

- dibs -

r0jaws
21st June 2010, 08:24
Some really excellent photos there, you spotted a few things I missed altogether. That online Speccy would have been great to see.
It would have been nice to have been able to have more time to mooch about, but we spent the vast majority of our time in the miggy tent.

fitzsteve
21st June 2010, 08:45
Woodycool was saying that someone had posted a tweet from that Speccy, cool eh?

UberFreak
21st June 2010, 10:46
Anyone recognize the cartridge in that C64?

Elron Nightshade
21st June 2010, 11:27
speccy online! amazing! beautiful!! I MUST HAVE!!

tokyoracer
21st June 2010, 11:54
Wow, though I hope I don't sound really offensive here but it seems a dissapointingly small crowd for such an event. And that 4000 is one hell of a yellow machine lol.

I wished I could have been there though.

Hell_Labs
21st June 2010, 14:13
Wow, though I hope I don't sound really offensive here but it seems a dissapointingly small crowd for such an event. And that 4000 is one hell of a yellow machine lol.

I wished I could have been there though.

The retro scene is largely internet based, I'm not surprised at the low turnout.

So is "state of the art" the only demo they had a copy of or what?

xc8
21st June 2010, 14:20
Anyone recognize the cartridge in that C64?

IDE64

Chris

dibs
21st June 2010, 18:59
Woodycool was saying that someone had posted a tweet from that Speccy, cool eh?

I thought so too (Speccy online yes, tweeting? lost on me)- but here it is anyway! :D

http://www.ikvideo.co.uk/Amibay/Bletchley/DSC_0119-lowres.jpg

xc8
21st June 2010, 20:33
Woodycool was saying that someone had posted a tweet from that Speccy, cool eh?

I thought so too (Speccy online yes, tweeting? lost on me)- but here it is anyway! :D
...]

It was a nice idea but I avoided to enter my twitter account there... :roll:

Chris

r0jaws
21st June 2010, 22:47
.....So is "state of the art" the only demo they had a copy of or what?

LOL, it did seem to feature rather a lot. :D

DonAmiga
22nd June 2010, 22:51
Hi Great Stuff, Thanks for posting pics. would have liked to have been there.
:thumbsup:

multivac
26th June 2010, 14:56
A great weekend indeed and thanks for posting the pics.

Numbers through the gate were well up on a normal opening day, however it's a shame more retro fans did not attend.

PymerOne
19th July 2010, 21:23
Anyone recognize the cartridge in that C64?
Yeah i seen it (or something similar) in a friend's machine...can ask him for name and specks of that gizmo if you want?

Grtz, Pymerone.