On 2/2/07, Guy Sotomayor <ggs at shiresoft.com> wrote:
My DS570 came just as a CPU. I've configured
everything else myself.
I'd be happy with a DS570 - my 11/70s are in H960 and lack the nice
frontpanel (though Jay West was nice enough to give me an old
frontpanel PCB minus the switches he'd harvested).
Someday, I'll track down a some defunct switchpanels and harvest
enough parts to get one or two frontpanels working (the circuit is
quite straightforward and easy to follow). The switch bodies are not
the difficult part to find - they are rather ordinary C&K bodies, but
the mounting ears are a bit unusual to me - they are meant to snap
into an approx 10mm square hole for support, with only the switch
leads going through the PCB. The 11/70 frontpanel assembly has a
perforated metal bar to accept these switches. On top of that, of
course, are the DEC triangular toggles themselves, but they mount to
standard C&K toggle pivots - one could transplant things back and
forth to reconstruct a frontpanel, presuming one has a source for the
snap-in switch bodies to begin with (all of my C&K switches are the
The cabinet that the Eagles are in is from an 11/780
(I have a lot) so
while physically correct, the color scheme is wrong.
Color mismatch or not, it's still a nice size... I have no corporate
cabs :-( I've had machines in places where I could have had several
corporate cabs, but only enough vertical clearance for one H960 (tiny
under-shop-floor basement in a 19th century building).