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Looking for "STation" Atari ST stand... Remember?

Postby blakespot » Tue Oct 12, 2004 9:47 pm

I used to have an Atari 520ST and had this GREAT system stand. It was called the STation. Here is a sketch of the unit:

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I am looking to reacquire a 520ST (and upgrade its RAM to 1MB - not a fan of side-unit disk drives) and want to buy one of these stands. I can find nothing on the web about it. I got mine back in 1987 and sold it a couple years later. Ordered it from STart magazine. STarts at the time would have the ad in there.

Can anyone tell me more about it - who made it, etc? OR where I might find one? Thanks!


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Now there's a reward...

Postby blakespot » Thu Oct 14, 2004 1:42 pm

I'm now effectively offering "a reward"...

http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=414697





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Photo put in place

Postby blakespot » Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:19 pm

I just replaced the rough sketch I had made of the STation system stand with a photo of an ad from an '86 Antic mag. Please help me find one!

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Postby simonsunnyboy » Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:35 pm

Never seen one of those but I remember that my brother did build a PC-style casing out of cardboard for the SF354 and to be used beneath the monitor.

If it doesn't need to be an original one, you can surely build a similar one yourself. Looks like a wooden case and monitor stand to me.
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Postby aktiv8 » Thu Oct 21, 2004 1:45 pm

It's just a thought - would it not be possible (and easier?!) to get hold of an old slimline PC case (e.g. the old 386/486 slimline cases) and work with that?

I know many slimline cases (mine did for example) have x2 floppy bays. Shouldnt be to difficult to "cut into shape"

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Postby PaulB » Thu Oct 21, 2004 9:30 pm

It doesn't quite look the same as mine, but i have something similar.

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From left to right: Power supply, Floppy 1, floppy 2. Someone has crudely wired the two floppys together at the back and the wires look a bit of a mess but i have tested them on my 520ST and it all worked fine. The unit is made of metal and is very heavy!

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Postby blakespot » Thu Oct 21, 2004 10:47 pm

Well I am quite interested in this exact unit, as I used to have one of these and I want one for nostalgic reasons. It is metal, painted flat gray.

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Postby PaulB » Thu Oct 21, 2004 11:09 pm

The whole unit is made of metal that has been factory coated in a light cream sort of colour. I guess the colour would be similar to the colour you get on PC tower cases.

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