Lots of S-100 card docs avail/wanted

From: Joe R. <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: Wed Jan 12 09:45:52 2005

At 09:53 PM 1/11/05 -0500, you wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Dave Dunfield [mailto:dave04a_at_dunfield.com]
>> Sent: Monday, January 10, 2005 11:45 PM
>> >> ** Two of the S-100 homebuilts are actually complete TRS-80's
>> >> implemented on S-100 cards - they run the TRS-80 ROMs unmodified
>> >> (with disk system) and load/run TRS-80 software!
>> >
>> >Holy crap II! That is fucking cool! Pictures!!!
>> I thought so too - Very unique S-100 systems - I will be getting them
>> up and running, and will let you know how they work out. They
>> are mostly
>> homebuilt cards (except for memory).
>> >I want pictures of those homebrew TRS-80 S-100 systems.
>> That has to be
>> >the coolest S-100 system ever (next to the Atari S-100 stuff
>> I've got ;)
>Are these Z80 TRS-80 systems, or the 68000 systems? There actually were some
>S-100 like systems (same connector, different board form factor) of the
>model 16/6000 series. They were used in large (for the time) dialup systems.
>I think they had 2+meg of ram and 2 or 3 four port serial cards. I have
>never seen these, only heard about them.

   I think I may have one of these. Years ago I picked up a large metal
chassis that I was told was a TRS-6000 and IIRC it did have TRS cards in it
but it was NOT in the usual plastic chassis (I have one of them too). I
pulled it apart and looked at it and as best I can remember it has 3 Mb of
RAM, a 68000 CPU and a Z-80 CPU and a LOT of serial ports. I also got a
huge stack of TRS-6000 disks and docs with it. I thought perhaps it was a
TRS-6000 that someone had taken apart and mounted in a metal chassis but
your message makes me wonder. It's been years since I looked at the thing
and I don't remember what form-factor cards are in it.


Some were even modified to run
>68010 CPUs. There are instructions out there somewhere for this mod, but
>no-one seems to have them readily available. They "lore" is that these
>instructions were saved in the swap area of one of the install boot
>diskettes. I was able to find and extract the games that were hidden there,
>but never these instructions.
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