Ioana is making excellent progress on translating my German NIROS 3.3 manual to English; it’s around 80% complete and the quality of the translation is excellent. She’s going to go crazy when she sees my Niros 5.0 and Engineering manuals.
I found another supplier in the USA that had five SMC tapes that should fit my M25; assuming I ever get it running again, but the supplier didn’t answer my Emails about how much it was going to cost me to have them posted back to the UK, so my friend Max who lives in Huntsville, USA (apparently he moved there for the night life), stepped in and bought them for me and will then arrange onward shipping to me when he gets them.
I’ve located a working Quattro 40 in Germany and “think” I’ve figured out how I’m going to get it back to the UK without breaking the bank. The chap selling it is on holiday for a while now so I’ve still got time to fine-tune my cunning plan.
I also want to spend some time documenting the VDU connection cables. There are two main types of cable; one for the Master Port connection, and one type for IHSS port connections. I’ve never seen these cable specifications documented, and these cables are often lost or damaged when systems are removed from site so I think it’s worth making the effort to document them now.