Rack-mounting a TU56

william degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 12:51:46 CST 2016

David Gesswein

On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 1:35 PM, Tony Duell <ard.p850ug1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have been given an H960 rack :-). I intend to use it for my PDP8/e system
> (currently piled up, not connected), which consists of the :
> PDP8/e processor, Full of cards, memory extension, EAE, 32KW core, boot
> diode matrix ROM, RK8e, RD8e, RX8e, PC8e, etc.
> PC04 paper tape punch/reader (acutally, I converted a PC05, but that
> doesn't
> matter here)
> RK05 (well, there's an RK8e in the backplane and I have a spare RK05 so
> I might as well use it)
> RX01
> TU56 (single drive version, ths is not a TU55 as some have suggested!).
> Various PSUs and step-down transformer for the TU56 and PC04
> I think I have the right slide rails for the first 4 units too...
> Anyway, does anyone have experience of rack-mounting a TU56? It clearly
> doesn't go on slide rails, it bolts directly to the rack (hinge down the
> front
> panel for access). I have the manuals from Bitsavers, they imply there is
> some
> kind of spacer block that goes under the TU56. Does anyone know what that
> is exactly so  I can attempt to make one if it is needed.
> -tony

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