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Everybody else has done this, so thought I'd join in on the act.

Amstrad 8-bit
Amstrad CPC 6128
Amstrad CPC 464
Amstrad DDI-1 disk interface & Amstrad FD-1 external drive (external drive needs attention)
Amstrad MP-2 modulator (allows CPC 464, 664, 6128 to be plugged in to a domestic TV and tuned in via RF)
Custom 3.5" external floppy drive, it's a 720k really old PC floppy drive in a case ripped from a broken Cumand external Amiga drive

Commodore 8-bit
Commodore 64c - x2, both with Commodore C2N cassette unit
Commodore 16 - partially boxed, with Commodore 1531 cassette unit

Sinclair 8-bit, including Sinclair after Amstrad aquisition
Sinclair Spectrum 48k rubber keyboard - needs new membrane & metal shield, acquired with a really poorly done composite mod done on it!
Sinclair Spectrum +2 (grey model)
Sinclair Spectrum +2B (block model) with "Tech Shack" CF-IDE internal adaptor - my favourite Spectrum 🙂
Sinclair Spectrum +3 (drive belt replaced, but drive "read error" occurs constantly, head alignment probem ???)

MSX 1 compatible 8-bit
Toshiba HX-10 MSX (obtained at RCM Easter event)

Acorn Computers 8-bit
Acorn BBC Micro model B with MMBEEB and Audio lead mod
Acorn Electron, boxed, with colour composite mod
Acorn Data Cassette recorder (obtained at RCM Easter event)

Acorn Computers 16/32-bit
Acorn Archimedes A3010 with faulty floppy controller (I got a new drive from CJE Micros - doesn't work, but drive tested OK on another Acorn machine)
Acorn Archimedes A4000 - missing keyboard/mouse

Apple "PowerPC" range
Apple PowerMac G4 Blue/White
Apple PowerMac G4 "QuickSilver"
Apple eMac G4 1.42 Ghz
Apple iBook G3 "White dual-USB" model - x2

Commodore 16/32-bit (Amiga)
Amiga 500 - PAL OCS, KS 1.3, 512KB CHIP RAM, NO FAST RAM, red power LED, bot the original keyboard though
Amiga 500 - NTSC ECS, KS 2.0, 512KB CHIP RAM, 512KB FAST RAM, red power LED
Amiga 500 - PAL ECS, KS 2.0, 512KB CHIP RAM, 1.5MB FAST RAM, 68010 upgrade, ECS "Super Denise" chip upgrade, green power LED
Amiga 500+ - PAL ECS, KS 2.0, 1MB CHIP RAM, NO FAST RAM
Amiga 500+ - PAL ECS, KS 1.3, 2.0 & 3.1, 2MB CHIP RAM, 2MB FAST RAM (provided by ACA500), 128MB further FAST RAM (provided by ACA1220 plugged into ACA500 through port), 2x 4GB CF cards - "my favourite Amiga"
Amiga 600 - PAL ECS, KS 3.1, 2MB CHIP RAM, up to 10MB FAST RAM (depending on config), ACA620, 4GB CF CARD
Amiga 1500 - PAL ECS, KS 2.0, 1MB CHIP RAM, 4MB FAST RAM, 4GB CF CARD, DVD-ROM, twin floppy
Amiga A1011 external 3.5" floppy drive, DSDD (880k on Amiga)
2x Commodore A590 external hard drives for A500/A500+, both with 2MB FAST RAM
AlphaPower IDE external hard drive for A500/A500+ with upgrade AlphaROM 8.3 and 4GB CF card and 8MB FAST RAM
Commodore A570 external CD-ROM drive for A500/A500+ (includes CDTV ROMs)
ACA500, ACA620 & ACA1220 accellerator cards (see above for which systems they're in)

Atari 16/32-bit
Atari 520STFM with 1MB RAM (Marpet RAM upgrade) and TOS 1.04

Computer monitors
Philips CM-8833 Mark 1, features SCART (RGB), composite, TTL RGB
Philips CM-8833 Mark 2, features 9-pin RGB, TTL RGB and composite

Game Consoles
Sega Master System - Mark 1
Sega Mega Drive - Mark 1 - x2
Sega Mega Drive - Mark 2 - x2
Sega MegaCD - Mark 2, with the plastic 'extension' so it fits the MD mark 1 properly!

Sony Playstation "original" - mark 2 (no "parallel port" for cheat cart)
Sony Playstation 2 "slim" - strange controller port fault

Microsoft XBOX "original" - black - unknown version

Nintendo Gameboy "original" - beige/grey
Nintendo Gameboy "original" - ltd. edition "black" - boxed, with headphones, tetris & instructions
Nintendo Gameboy "original" - ltd. edition "red Manchester United" version
Nintendo Gameboy Advance - white
Nintendo Gameboy Advance SP - black

Sony Playstation Portable (PSP) - PSP 1000 in black, with custom firmware

PC compatible hardware, some old(ish), some not so old
PC workstation/desktop architecture
Hewlett-Packard Pavilion t3200 - AMD Athlon 64, 2GB RAM, 1TB SATA HDD, Windows 7 Professional x64 (ready for when I get another 2GB RAM to install)
Compaq Deskpro - unknown P4 era model in black/silver - motherboard replaced, AMD Athlon XP, 1GB RAM, 80GB HDD, Windows XP Professional
"Custom" Small form factor "Mini-ITX" PC - Intel Atom Dual-core & Hyper-threading CPU @ 1.6 Ghz, 2GB RAM, 80 GB SATA HDD, Windows XP Professional
Acer Veriton M464 - Intel Core 2 Duo (unsure of speed at the moment, will update soon), 4 GB RAM, 1TB SATA HDD, Windows 8.1 Update 1 x64 Professional
Compaq Deskpro EN P3 series (unknown model) - Intel Pentium III @ 677 Mhz, 512MB RAM, 20 GB HDD, Windows "Fundamentals For Legacy PCs"
Compaq Deskpro P2 series (unknown model) - Intel Pentium II @ 400 Mhz, 384 MB RAM, 10 GB HDD, Windows 2000 Professional & Windows 98 Second Edition dual-boot
CV860A SFF PC, VIA EPIA @ 866 MHz, 512MB RAM, 4GB CF CARD, 3x LAN, Windows 98 Second Edition & MS-DOS dual boot
"Custom build" VIA EPIA 800 Mhz, 256 MB RAM, no drives, no OS installed - working but "spares & repairs" - v.noisy CPU fan
"Custom build" VIA EPIA 800 Mhz, 256 MB RAM, 20 GB HDD, no OS installed

Toshiba Satellite L30-11D - Intel Celeron 440 @ 1.8 Ghz, 1.5 GB RAM, 120 GB HDD, Windows XP Professional
Advent 5431 - Intel Core 2 Duo (unkown speed), 2 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, WIndows 8.1 Update 1 Professional x86
Dell Latitude D610 - Intel Centrino/Pentium 4 (unknown speed), 2 GB RAM, 80 GB HDD, Windows 7 Professional x86
Acer Aspire One A110 - Intel Atom (unknown speed), 512MB RAM, original 8GB SSD has died, no OS installed
"Cheap s**t" Omatek C8 netbook - AMD N70 (iirc) CPU, 512MB RAM, original 1.8" ZIF hard drive is dead, no OS installed
Samsung N145 Plus netbook - Intel Atom, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Windows 7 Professional x86

2x Dell PowerEdge 600SC - Intel Pentium 4 @ 2.8 Ghz, 4 GB RAM, both have 1x40GB IDE and 1x320 GB IDE HDD, one is running VMWare ESXi 3.5 and the other has Windows 2003 R2 Standard installed.
Acer server (unknown model) - Intel Pentium 4 @ 3.0 Ghz, 4 GB RAM, 1x Adaptec and 1x LSI MegaRAID SCSI controller, 1x 76 GB U320 SCSI hard drive, 2x 136 GB U320 SCSI HDD, Windows 2008 (not R2) Standard x86

Other non-computing hardware that may be of interest, could be considered retro?
Walkman / Personal Cassette Players
Sony Walkman WM-FX28 - features digital tuning radio (analogue radio with digital readout), alarm clock, chunky as a brick, circa 1993
Sony Walkman WM-FX212 - features figital tuning radio, auto reverse, dolby B noise reduction, circa 1996
Aiwa GS372 - features auto-reverse, dolby B noise reduction, MSP ("multi sound processor")
Aiwa PX547 - features auto-reverse, logic control, dolby B, remote control earphones, slim design, rechargeable batteries
Panasonic RQ-A200 Stero Recording Personal Cassette - recording from internal stereo mic or MIC socket (ideal for Spectrum, Amstrad etc.) & analogue radio.

Discman / Personal CD
Sony DE-440 - features ESP2 anti-shock, Mega Bass & "Groove", rechargeable battery, line out, remote earphones
Maxim (unknown model) - features anti-shock, bass boost, AM/FM radio (analogue), rechargeable battery

Personal Minidisc
Sony MZ-NF610 - features NetMD, MDLP, AM/FM Radio, remote earphones
Sony MZ-G750 - features MDLP, AM/FM, remote earphones
Sony MZ-R90 - features remote earphones

Retro TV electronics
Matsui 18" CRT television (unknown model) with remote, teletext, SCART (RGB compatible) and RF
Grundig 10" portable CRT television (unknown model) with remote control, teletext, SCART (RGB compatible), front composite AV and RF
Grandia 14" portable CRT television (unknown model) with remote control, teletext, SCART (RGB compatible) and RF - french TV with french manual
Panasonic "Sky Digibox" TU-DSB30 - not HD
Ferguson VHS Video Cassette Recorder - NICAM Stereo, Long Play, NTSC Playback

Cassette Recorders (non-personal)
Sanyo "uknown model" shoe-box style cassette recorder, as used with Spectrum, Amstrad, MSX, Acorn etc. computers - definitely a late 80s/early 90s unit.
Yamaha KX-300 "Hi-Fi Seperate" Cassette Deck - features full logic control, dolby B & C, dolby HX Pro, MPX filter, manual reverse, timer record, intro scan, AMSS (auto music search system), line-in, line-out, headphone socket, manual recording level, manual balance, manual bias control, type I (ferric), II (chrome) and IV (metal) compatible, really high quality! think it's a 90s unit.

Car Audio
Aiwa CT-X319 stereo radio cassette, auto reverse, line-in jack, external amplifier connection, circa. 1999 - removed from my old Vauxhall Corsa pre-sale.

Mobile phones
Nokia 6310i in black/gold
Nokia 7110 in green with flip-down (i.e. "The Matrix" phone)
Nokia 3410 in cyan/white
HTC 7 Trophy (I use this as a spare phone - runs Windows Phone 7.8)
iPhone 4 (not exactly retro, but already superseeded by the iPhone 4s, 5 and 5c range)
Sony Ericson T65 with phone camera add-on

I think that's all my tech of interest (apart from some crappy micro-hi-fi system in my bedroom) that may be interesting.

Topic starter Posted : 22/04/2014 9:05 pm
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Forgot this .... also got a Sega Saturn, but no AV leads or games.

Topic starter Posted : 22/04/2014 9:08 pm
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Picked up an Amstrad DDI-1 and FD-1 dsk drive unit along with a ROM box for an Amstrad CPC whilst at Play Expo 🙂

Topic starter Posted : 14/05/2014 8:43 am
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Picked up an Amstrad DDI-1 and FD-1 dsk drive unit along with a ROM box for an Amstrad CPC whilst at Play Expo 🙂

Play Blackpool? Were they on the Rockrabilia stand? Wasn't the DDI-1 interface described as not working?

Posted : 14/05/2014 11:29 pm
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Picked up an Amstrad DDI-1 and FD-1 dsk drive unit along with a ROM box for an Amstrad CPC whilst at Play Expo 🙂

Play Blackpool? Were they on the Rockrabilia stand? Wasn't the DDI-1 interface described as not working?

Yes, that's right!
I wanted the FD-1 drive - I already had a working DDI-1 at home but with a knackered FD-1, I put the two working components together to get a working DDI-1/FD-1 setup.

Topic starter Posted : 12/06/2014 8:02 pm