Busy bees at RCM

I’ve spent most of today down at the Retro Computer Museum with the rest of the chaps as we ready a large collection of equipment for our next gaming event at the end of this month.

We’ve been invited by the Snibston discovery museum at Leicester to showcase some of our computers as part of their retro computer gaming event being held over the weekend of 26th & 27th November.

Over the past few weeks we’ve been sorting and testing (including PAT testing everything) and today was all about getting it ready for transportation.

Making a mess of our main room as all computers and consoles are packed away leaving various monitors and tv’s. Some of these old CRT as flippin heavy….or are TFT’s making us weak 🙂

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All in all we’re showing 60+ computers and consoles including everyone’s favourites 8 bit like the c64, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32, ZX Spectrum, Oric, Atari, TI99a, MSX, Amstrad and 16 Bits like the Amiga’s, Atari ST, Acorns.

They’ll be plenty of consoles from the Atari 2600, 5200, 7800, Intellivision, Vectrex, NES, Sega Master System, Genesis, Snes, Jaguar, CD32, 3DO, PSX, PC Engine, Gameboy, Lynx, Nomad.

We’ll also have some of the rarer classics like the Jupiter Ace, ZX80, M5Sord, Campus Lynx, Commodore SX64 and many more.

Various comps ready to be placed into their transport boxes like this Tatung Einstien and Amstrad 464+

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The piles of crates starts to mount up as Andy ticks them off the list.

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Lunchtime and at the chip shop with Jim who I’ve snapped with my iPhone camera with my new C64 camera app 🙂

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Packing continues but couldn’t resist a quick go on the wonderfully quirky Nintendo Virtual Boy.

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Richard’s still non working 21″ DIY ‘frankenstien’ Vectrex should be working in time for the event he says. Hope so as I can’t wait to see it running. Spare a thought for my back though, this thing is heavy!

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I thought I knew everything at RCM but then Stu whips out this TRS 80 from the storage shelves! Just oozes retro style 🙂

By the end of the day, everything is almost ready but we’ve still got a few weeks to finish off a few bits n pieces. Tired but very happy!

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