PDP 11/45 DEC Found at my attic! What is this?

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PDP 11/45 DEC Found at my attic! What is this?

Postby patrickdafunk on Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:14 am

Hello, I was cleaning up my attic, and I found a huge PDP 11/45 system with more cabinets behind it and loads of circuit boards and original diagrams. I hope someone could tell me more about these things and if they have any value? These things are very heavy! I am planning to give them a good clean up soon.

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Many thanks!
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Re: PDP 11/45 DEC Found at my attic! What is this?

Postby LilJoe on Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:58 am

Wow, that's a nice find. I have no idea of the value, but you are most probably looking at a four digit price tag. You can read about them here and here.
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Re: PDP 11/45 DEC Found at my attic! What is this?

Postby Clym5 on Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:06 am

Out of all the things one could find in an attic, that would be one of the best things to find! Incredible! (Maybe with the exception of an Apple 1 or something, in my eyes anyway)

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Re: PDP 11/45 DEC Found at my attic! What is this?

Postby tezza on Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:53 pm

Very nice. I'd be interested to know if you can get any of it working. Good find!
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Re: PDP 11/45 DEC Found at my attic! What is this?

Postby TheM on Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:49 pm

How does one find PDP 11 in his attic? What kind of attic is that? If I wanted an attic like that, where would be the best place to look for one?
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Re: PDP 11/45 DEC Found at my attic! What is this?

Postby cutlunch on Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:52 pm

I am a bit late but I was wandering what happened to the PDP 11/45?
If you ever want to get rid of it I would be interested in buying it.

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Re: PDP 11/45 DEC Found at my attic! What is this?

Postby andyg on Thu May 18, 2017 12:26 am

He made one post and never came back.

I just scored some PDP-11 cards and a backplane, so that front panel is suddenly looking even better.
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Re: PDP 11/45 DEC Found at my attic! What is this?

Postby Clym5 on Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:12 am

Looks like someone from VCF managed to score it. Here's a link to his VCF thread and the page where the new owner begins to talk about it.
http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.p ... this/page3
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Re: PDP 11/45 DEC Found at my attic! What is this?

Postby andyg on Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:28 am

Well spotted!

So he was actually in the Nederlands the whole time! Gaaaa.

I've taken the Harwich - Holland ferry. Very pleasant trip. It's actually a great way to get to Europe from London - a cabin is cheaper than a London hotel room, and has free Internet. So instead of paying though the nose for a London hotel room and then going through the airport security rigamarole, you take a late afternoon train from London to Harwich, get on the ferry, have a nice meal, then retire to the cabin with wireless Internet and on arrival in Holland in the morning it's a short walk to the train station from the Ferry terminal and off to Amsterdam. Simples!
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