WTD: RK05 rails

From: John Lawson <jpl15_at_netcom.com>
Date: Sat Dec 18 10:52:35 1999

On Sat, 18 Dec 1999, William King wrote:

> Anyone know of a source for RK05 mounting rails? I'm in need of four sets
> (cabinet side only). I've got to get the drives off my garage floor before
> I'm allowed to get any more stuff.


  Actually... unless someone has a ton of rack rails lying around,
I don't think most folks would be willing to break up working
sets... its kinda like asking for 4 left shoes..

  That being said... my RKs are in pretty much standard non
ballbearing slides, no tilt or anything fancy. Since you didn't tell
us where you are... I could only suggest that you check out some of
the larger surplus yards in your area... most places that dismantle
electronic equipment are likely to have stacks of slide units on hand.
The ones on my drives are not DEC-specific in any way.

  As an interim measure, I have successfully used plain aluminium
angle stock, bolted to the inside-facing flanges of the rack so that
the angle forms two rails from front to back, and the drives can sit
on top of them. Use 1" or 1 1/2" angle stock. I put the angle facing
down, so the bolt heads are underneath the small 'shelf' formed by
the other angle of the stock, thus no interference from bolt heads.
The units can then be easily moved if you need to. This gets the
drives off the floor, the S.O. off your back, and ensures the return
of domestic bliss *and* a happy collection.

  Cheers and Best of The Season...


> Thanks,
> Bill
Received on Sat Dec 18 1999 - 10:52:35 GMT

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