Speaking of card cages...

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Wed Mar 9 17:11:51 CST 2016

On 3/9/2016 12:20 PM, Henk Gooijen wrote:
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- From: Marc Howard Sent: Wednesday, 
> March 09, 2016 8:51 PM To: General Discussion: On-Topic Posts Only 
> Subject: Speaking of card cages...
> Has anyone ever reproduced the card guides used in the 8/A chassis?  I
> assume these are identical to those used in PDP-11s as well.  My are 
> beyond
> brittle.
> Thanks,
> Marc
> ---------
> Marc,
> do you have pictures?
Here is a photo of one of the sides of the 8/A (which I will have to try 
to straighten).  It is one of the strips of vertical bands with round 
card guides standing off for the cards to slide between.

This is a 8/A 400 cage.  The larger 8A 600 and larger cage may have 
different guides.  A friend has one of those and I will get him to 
photograph it.


> I googled but get different guides.
> Are they small, like 5mm, and colored maroon or white?
> Those are also used in the 11/44 box and expansion boxes,
> I guess every BA11-K.
> The BA11-L has white hard"plastic" blocks some 2" long
> and has slits for 4 boards.
> So, a picture or description would be helpful.
> - Henk, PA8PDP

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