Looking for RX01/02 rack slides

Jay Jaeger cube1 at charter.net
Tue Oct 6 11:31:17 CDT 2015

Those look like the normal narrow slides DEC typically used (not the
narrow ones that pivot used on a PDP-11/20 or the big wide ones used on
later PDP-11 mounting boxes).  I don't have any exactly like that
available.  I do have some that are the same size, and might work, but
the detent is different.  The detent is a little lever that catches on a
pin.  On the slide pairs I have available to spare, one side has a
shorter slide insert than the other - and it is possible only one side
has the detent.

If you think you might be interested, drop me a line, and I will pop out
to my storage unit and take some photos.


On 9/29/2015 7:46 PM, Charles wrote:
> Thinking I had an easy solution to the missing outer slide, I ordered a
> $40 pair of new heavy-duty rack slides from eBay. Beautiful pieces and
> ball-bearing slides, decent quality hardware too. Only had to drill a
> couple of holes in them so they'd match the drive chassis, mounted
> everything up, and then discovered that they were 1/4" too narrow, no
> matter how I arranged the brackets, and the drive wouldn't slide between
> the rack rails. Crap!
> So I bought two 24" pieces of 2 x 2 x 1/8" angle iron at the local steel
> place for a whopping $1.40, drilled four holes in each, sanded off the
> scale/surface rust, bolted them to the rack and slid the drive right in.
> You can't even see the "homemade" part unless you're really looking,
> too. Should've done that to start with. If I ever need to service the
> drive, I'll just slide it back out and set it on the bench...
> http://s1181.photobucket.com/user/DrCharlesMorris/media/PDP-8/P09-29-15_19.00_zpscspxbfyi.jpg.html
> http://s1181.photobucket.com/user/DrCharlesMorris/media/PDP-8/P09-29-15_19.001_zpsoyzjubaz.jpg.html
> However, if anyone should stumble over a set of stock RX sliding rails
> I'd be interested for the sake of originality ;)
> Jay, let me know exactly what measurements you would need. There's a
> pretty good view of the inside rail on the second pic.
> thanks
> Charles

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