My Computers

Beeb #1 – BBC Micro Issue 7 from RetroClinic
Purchased in January 2014

I purchased this BBC Micro Model B at the start of January 2014. It has been lovingly refurbished by Retroclinic and has one of their marvellous Retroclinic Datacentres fitted in it. I bought an Econet upgrade kit for this Beeb and fitted it on 23 January 2014.

Read more about this Beeb here.


Beeb #2 – BBC Micro Issue 7
Purchased in 2011

I purchased this BBC Micro sometime back in 2011. I am currently in the process of refurbishing this Beeb, as it has been hiding away in storage for several years now. It is missing the disk controller and was missing its OS ROMs until I found a replacement. It also looks like the capacitors in the power supply will need replacing too, as it still has the original caps installed.


Philips P3202-342
Purchased in January 2014

I purchased this computer in January 2014. It’s an interesting machine, with very little information about it available online. I have written a full page about this computer, which you can read here.


Acorn A5000
Purchased in February 2014

I purchased my Acorn A5000 from CJE Micro’s in February 2014. At the time of purchase, I also bought an Acorn keyboard, mouse and Econet interface to go with it. Once it arrives, this will be my first 32-bit Acorn computer, having only owned 8-bit computers such as the BBC Micro and BBC Master previously. It’s been over ten years since I last used an Acorn A5000, so I’m rather looking forward to getting my hands on my very own one. I have written a full page about my A5000, which you can read here.


The Acorn A7000 Triplets
Purchased in June 2015
I purchased this collection of three Acorn A7000s from eBay in late June 2015. They are all in various states of disrepair, and will need a good looking at before they’ll be usable.


Acorn RISC PC 600
Purchased in June 2015
I purchased this RISC PC in late June 2015, around the time I bought the three Acorn A7000s. Unfortunately, like the A7000s, this RISC PC doesn’t seem to work either.