TU56 DECtape takeup reel needed

Henk Gooijen henk.gooijen at hotmail.com
Fri Dec 17 10:39:11 CST 2021

One of my future projects is building a 60% scaled TU56 to go with the PiDP11/70 ...
This might be of interest on  Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4635976

Henk, PA8PDP

Van: Mike Katz via cctalk<mailto:cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Verzonden: vrijdag 17 december 2021 15:44
Aan: Jay Jaeger<mailto:cube1 at charter.net>; General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts<mailto:cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Onderwerp: Re: TU56 DECtape takeup reel needed

I am also in need of emtpy reels.  I purchased a TU56 that had been
taken apart to restore and the restoration had never been finished. The
empty reels were not in the box of parts.

Has anyone tried 3D printing these?

On 12/17/2021 8:01 AM, Jay Jaeger via cctalk wrote:
> On 12/12/2021 1:08 PM, Alan Frisbie via cctalk wrote:
>> I just unpacked the rack with my TU56 DECtape drive and discovered that
>> the movers managed to break the takeup reels.  This, despite many layers
>> of foam padding, stretch film, and warning signs.  On the other hand,
>> this was the only item that suffered any damage at all.  Not too bad for
>> three moving van loads!
>> Can anyone help me with an empty DECtape reel or two?
>> Thanks,
>> Alan Frisbie
> Were they left on the drive during shipping?
> Anyway, I can probably find one lying around that I could spare. (Or,
> if you have a bunch of tapes, maybe sacrifice a scratch?)
> Location?

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