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Offline hvontres

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #950 on: Tue, 11 August 2020, 03:09:00 »

one day I hope to have a real BS board


Get a Unicomp.

New, warranty, native USB, Windows keys, under $100. Certainly the best value out there.

+1 Fohat! I still have a 103 key UNI0446 PS/2 keyboard! Great Choice!

Do the keys on your Unicomp feel nice and crisp? I put some Unicomp VI keys on my 1986 and sometimes one or more of the keys feel like the spring isn't buckling right.
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Offline Snowdog993

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #951 on: Tue, 11 August 2020, 14:08:17 »

one day I hope to have a real BS board


Get a Unicomp.

New, warranty, native USB, Windows keys, under $100. Certainly the best value out there.

+1 Fohat! I still have a 103 key UNI0446 PS/2 keyboard! Great Choice!

Do the keys on your Unicomp feel nice and crisp? I put some Unicomp VI keys on my 1986 and sometimes one or more of the keys feel like the spring isn't buckling right.

They feel just fine. I don't have those issues at all. Maybe you need to reseat your keys if you do.

Offline hvontres

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #952 on: Tue, 11 August 2020, 15:30:08 »
Maybe they are just a bad batch then. I have reseated them multiple times and also switched back to the original keys. The originals work fine. The new ones work most of the time, but every so often, the J just won't buckle for a couple of presses and then is fine again. I think the little nub for the spring might be too short on the Unicomp stems.
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1986 Model M 1390131, 1987 Model M 1391401 , 1993 Model M2 Modded Reddragon k556(work keyboard)

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #953 on: Fri, 21 August 2020, 21:46:29 »
Some sexy stuff right there

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #954 on: Wed, 09 September 2020, 04:29:30 »
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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #955 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 19:49:08 »
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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #956 on: Tue, 15 September 2020, 03:33:14 »
I am writing a technical reference for Model F keyboards (actual state of the document can be found here: http://www.linux-tin.org/ModelFManual.pdf.
In this document, I am also showing the different variants of the Model F keyboards (2-21f). I already have 10 in there, but I am still looking for:
  • System/23 Datamaster Monoblock
  • System/23 Datamaster "Bezelmaster"
  • CS/9000 Keyboard
  • Model 200 '4704' - F62 Kishsaver, Original
  • Model F Displaywriter
  • 'Blue Button' Model F variants
  • F127, 4980 for IBM Series/1 minicomputer
The document will be released under a Creative Commons license and in case you are sharing those photos, you need to be ok with me taking those into the document.
Any help would be much appreciated

Offline sharktastica

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #957 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 13:04:44 »
Reduxed some of my better photos:
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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #958 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 19:21:16 »
The bought-cheap M5-2 I received yesterday all cleaned up and ready to go!
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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #959 on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 01:46:11 »
Wonderful collection :eek: ! that's some nice variety.

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #960 on: Sat, 07 November 2020, 16:38:38 »
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Offline BrooklynTony198

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #961 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 15:00:25 »
3 Generations of IBM keyboards. If only I owned a beamspring...
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Offline sharktastica

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #962 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 16:03:45 »
New shot of my 3151 ASCII Model M:
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Offline sleepy916

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #963 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 02:58:29 »
Unsaver, Kish, and F62.

The clearcoat has seen better days on my Kish.  ^-^


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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #964 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 07:37:16 »
Unsaver, Kish, and F62.

The clearcoat has seen better days on my Kish.  ^-^

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Wow. Talk about a grail-level set of buckling spring keyboards. Amazing!

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #965 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 11:47:57 »
Unsaver, Kish, and F62.

The clearcoat has seen better days on my Kish.  ^-^

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What a happy little BS family  :D

I'd love to find a kish someday, but I'll settle for an F62 in the meantime
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Offline sleepy916

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #966 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 00:05:46 »
Unsaver, Kish, and F62.

The clearcoat has seen better days on my Kish.  ^-^

Show Image

Wow. Talk about a grail-level set of buckling spring keyboards. Amazing!

Thanks! I got lucky with the Unsaver, if I was smart I would have bought more back when it was affordable.  :))

Unsaver, Kish, and F62.

The clearcoat has seen better days on my Kish.  ^-^

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What a happy little BS family  :D

I'd love to find a kish someday, but I'll settle for an F62 in the meantime

At least you have an Unsaver... I prefer the Unsaver to my Kish to be honest.  ^-^

Offline sharktastica

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #967 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 11:37:16 »
My Unicomp New Model M came in!

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FYI: this is a leap forward for Unicomp!

Offline funkmon

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #968 on: Tue, 19 January 2021, 16:51:17 »


This Model F 122 was born on the second of May 1984.

It's very similar to the first sets of Models M with the bigfoot feet. Sharktastic calls them Type 1.



The big difference you can see here is that the Model F has a big thick black metal backplate, so it weighs a ****load.


Other than that, fundamentally it's not too dissimilar to a 122 key Model M. It uses the standard ISO layout, and is fairly pleasant. You guys may know that every major type of F and M type slightly differently.

If you've typed on an M before, but never on an F, it's very much the same thing but pingier, smoother, and lighter by almost inconsequential amounts.

If you've typed on an F before, but never on a 122, I'll say it feels very similar to an AT than an XT. Slightly quieter, slightly thockier, closer to an M in sound than other Fs. The feel is also close to an AT. It feels more solid, more buttery. Less light and rattley like the XTs and to an extent the 4704s.


My preference is for the light and rattley keyfeel of the XT, but with the sound of the Model M. I think this keyboard is a great happy medium for a lot of people, especially those like me who hate layers and want every key to be a shortcut.


That being said, it's not for me at this time. My desk is too small, and, while for the price of this keyboard I could have upgraded my desk twice, it's just not something I'm prepared to do at the moment. I've currently got a great thing going with the Navless layout of the repro and the XT (although I do have a seldom used layer for the repro).


So anyway, those of you looking to complete a Model F collection, here's what you need to know:

It's a big Model F AT.