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New addition to the collection

Postby EmpireAndrew » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:54 pm

It must be nearly 25 years since I first read about the forthcoming Falcon in ST User or ST Format?

I didn't immediately have the money to buy one and by the time I did, in late 1994 the writing was very much on the wall and so I jumped ship to the PC at the time for various reasons.

Now I finally have one.

It was last used in 97/98 according to the owner (who had bought it new) and has been in storage so it's properly filthy! 8O

The case is generally in good condition with a few scratches and some discoloration, the latter I can fix with some hydrogen peroxide and UV...

It has 14MB of RAM and the original 84MB Conner hard drive which seems to be dead so I'll probably replace that with a CF card.

Video output is clean though.

It was for sale locally so I got to see it working before handing over the cash, which while still overpriced in my book, was at least nowhere near the asking prices on eBay USA.

Pics to follow...
1977 VCS Heavy Sixxer (Boxed)
1990 Atari 1040STE, 4MB, UltraSatan, TOS 2.06, TT Touch -> Atari SC1435 Colour CRT Monitor
1991 Atari TT030, 2/16MB, Int 8GB Gigafile, TOS 3.06, CaTTamaran Accelerator -> 1991 Atari TTM195 19" Mono CRT Monitor
1993 *** NEW! *** Atari Falcon030, 14MB, 84MB HDD, TOS 4.04
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Re: New addition to the collection

Postby trecool » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:38 pm

Congrats!
I bought mine about a year ago... quite a feeling huh?
Welcome to the club!
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Re: New addition to the collection

Postby trecool » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:39 pm

trecool wrote:Congrats!
I bought mine about a year ago... quite a feelng huh?
Welcome to the club!

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Re: New addition to the collection

Postby trecool » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:44 pm

trecool wrote:Congrats!
I bought mine about a year ago... quite a feeling huh?
Welcome to the club!

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Re: New addition to the collection

Postby trecool » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:45 pm

Please remove .... apologies....

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Re: New addition to the collection

Postby rj1 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:40 pm

14MB is nice!

Depending on what is wrong with Conner drive, you might be able to at least try something to rescue data.
I could "fix" my 64MB CP-2064 Conner that came with Falcon by opening it and helping (using a finger) heads to move out of the parking position. It then starts and all the data is accessible. After power down, it still has this issue and needs manual "start" again.

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Re: New addition to the collection

Postby Trixster » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:51 pm

Nice one! I've only had a falcon for a month, it's a nice machine to own.
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Re: New addition to the collection

Postby Atari030 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:13 pm

I got lucky with mine, picked em up when they were being nearly thrown out. Glad I did now.

Falcons are the best of the ST series IMHO. Good score.

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Re: New addition to the collection

Postby EmpireAndrew » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:53 pm

I've got so many projects "in flight" at the moment in terms of restoration I need to clear some space so I can actually work on the thing...

Managed to get a few machines sorted out today and will hopefully manage to get another couple out of the way tomorrow.
The lack of sunlight means I have to rely on my UV lamp lit "box" to do my retrobriting which I'm way behind on for so many machines and peripherals.
Can't fit much in the box at the same time unless they're small bits, and the lamps are nowhere near the power of a summer sun!
1977 VCS Heavy Sixxer (Boxed)
1990 Atari 1040STE, 4MB, UltraSatan, TOS 2.06, TT Touch -> Atari SC1435 Colour CRT Monitor
1991 Atari TT030, 2/16MB, Int 8GB Gigafile, TOS 3.06, CaTTamaran Accelerator -> 1991 Atari TTM195 19" Mono CRT Monitor
1993 *** NEW! *** Atari Falcon030, 14MB, 84MB HDD, TOS 4.04
Amiga 500, Win 3.11 PC, Several old Macs, Newton, SGI Indy, much more and counting!

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Re: New addition to the collection

Postby Atari030 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:21 am

Luckily Aussie is blessed with an dependence of UV. :-) Look forward to seeing the before and afters.


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