Acorn ALF03 Electron Data recorder. ( Well designed and good looking piece of kit ).
Acorn electron 'Merlin'. An electron linked to a communications pack.
These I believe were used in retail shops, I believe InterFlora used them.
Early form of computers communicating orders via a telephone line.
An Acorn electron Plus 3 expansion providing a single sided 3.5" floppy drive and ADFS.
Advanced Computer Products - Advanced ROM MK II Adaptor, so basically a ROM cartridge.
Advanced Plus 3 - A Disc interface that fitted into one of the slots of a Plus 1
This was the next best thing after Acorn discontinued the Plus 3.
A closer view of the rear of the Advanced Plus 3
A view of an electron boxed. NOTE: The user manual is missing, it has been replaced with
an acornsoft game package. So it looks nice but not original for the collector.
Another electron with the ALF03 Data Cassette Recorder.
A fully expanded electron with Plus 3 and Plus 1 Expansions fitted.
The Plus 2 which never materialised was rumored to be an Econet expansion.
PMS 6502 Second Processor for the electron ( fitting into a Plus 1 ROM Cartridge socket ).
An internal view of the Advanced plus 3 unit. You could add ROM's as well so it was common
to have DFS and ADFS and maybe a T2P3 which allowed "copying" of Tape software to Disc.
The underside view of an electron, Plus 3 and Plus 1 expansion units.
NOTE: the Plus 3 has an expansion connector. This was a Shuggart for connecting
an external 5.25" drive to help with DFS and 5.25" Floppy compatibility.
A retail box for the Acorn electron. There are two designs for the box graphics.
Another view of a fully expanded electron.
A electron Issue 2 motherboard. The ULA socket was problematic and was replaced with
the chip directly soldered to the motherboard which gave perfect reliability.
This was some corrosion I found on one of my electrons. Could not tell if it was from a
leaking component or some external source. The board still functioned perfectly though.
Another view of the corrosion. I did suspect the capacitor to the left but I am not convinced.
A nice view of an electron, Plus 3 and Plus 1 expansion with covers removed.
A electron Plus 1 retail Box. Mine was bought direct and never had the fancy outer sleeve.
More retail boxes of an electron package. All in great condition.
Another view of a Electron Plus 3 expansion.
A nice electron, Plus 1 and Advanced Plus 3 setup with 3.5" Floppy drive.
Another example of an Acorn electron fully fitted out, but this time an electron Turbo.
This is noted by the switch on the side of the case which switched between standard and Turbo.
An electron Plus 1 'clone' in the form of a ROMBOX. It had sockets instead of slots.
The ROMBOX Plus had a balance of ROM sockets and conventional slots for cartridges.
Another example of a PMS Second Processor for the electron.
A good clean electron.
A view of the acorn data recorder for the electron / BBC
Another view of an electron and Plus 1 expansion unit.
A different version of the Retail Box graphics.
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