visit to Bletchley Park / comp museum - Elliot 803

Dave Wade dave.g4ugm at
Sun Jul 14 02:06:58 CDT 2019

 Ask Peter about emulators. Pretty sure some one at the museum did an 803 emulator, (not in SIMH) but its been a while since I saw the machine running.

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> Hi all - Gatwick Airport was closed for many hours.  Without getting into all of
> the details it became impossible to make it to the museum during my
> layover.  As it was everything had to be perfect.  I went to London for a few
> hours instead.
> My goal was to see the Elliot 803 at the computer museum in Bletchley so I
> could learn more about how it worked, I found some code written for the
> 802, which would work on the 803, and I thought it might be worth the
> experience to see or maybe even operate the actual machine.  There is no
> simH that I know of for the 802/803 but I have read some attempts at it.  I
> realize I could not see the whole museum and would be rushed, but given I
> was only in London for an extended 17-hour layover, why not try?  Peter
> Onion Elliott 803 Team leader was going to meet me.
> Thanks everyone for their feedback.  I am going to try to visit next spring for
> a longer period so I can take my time.  I also would like by then to try the
> same technique I used for the LGP-30 to get that running on simH, applied to
> the Elliot 803.  I'd have to get my head back into that project.  Complicated.
> Bill

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