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Re: STFM case remake

Post by exxos » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:18 pm

DrF wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:07 pm
There mentioning the molds are tons so i'm not hopeful someones being carting about ST molds for 20+ odd years that weigh more than a car :(

Where would you even start to look for such things?
Email anyone who is still alive who was with Atari at the end and see if they knew where all the stuff went?
Probably auctioned off to whoever, so find the liquidators maybe they have a record assuming there still in business, serious long shots.
I've given up asking anyone anything in Atari land.. can't get any replies about the chips nevermind anything else. Think there is only best-elect who likely have them.. I mean they took piles of stuff.. AFAIK hes got 2 warehouses full of stuff hes not even looked at yet :roll:

Even so, I think its unlikely Atari HQ would have had them.. I mean it be what ever factory Atari used to make the cases.. mould probably never got anywhere else.. probably got chucked out years ago..
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Re: STFM case remake

Post by DrF » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:24 pm

exxos wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:18 pm
Even so, I think its unlikely Atari HQ would have had them.. I mean it be what ever factory Atari used to make the cases.. mould probably never got anywhere else.. probably got chucked out years ago..
Yeah :(
But if someone was keeping Commodore molds maybe there's a tiny, tiny, tiny chance.

So next bit of the plan find out where the cases come from?
Who did Atari contract that bit out to? (
Prob some far east factory that longs gone and been replaced by a Pokemon card printing company)

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Re: STFM case remake

Post by exxos » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:28 pm

DrF wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:24 pm
So next bit of the plan find out where the cases come from?
Who did Atari contract that bit out to? (
:shrug:
DrF wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:24 pm
Prob some far east factory that longs gone and been replaced by a Pokemon card printing company)
Most likely!
DrF wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:24 pm
But if someone was keeping Commodore molds maybe there's a tiny, tiny, tiny chance.
Yeah possible.. even so where ? Company still being in business 30 years later ? doubtful..

7 tonnes for a mould even so... dare not think of shipping costs , be cheaper get a new one made :lol:
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Re: STFM case remake

Post by DrF » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:37 pm

Yeah possible.. even so where ? Company still being in business 30 years later ? doubtful..
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exxos wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:28 pm
7 tonnes for a mould even so... dare not think of shipping costs , be cheaper get a new one made :lol:
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This the best I can come up with in a desperate situation :lol:

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Re: STFM case remake

Post by exxos » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:42 pm

DrF wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:37 pm
This the best I can come up with in a desperate situation :lol:
Not sure that's really helping :)
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Re: STFM case remake

Post by DrF » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:51 pm

exxos wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:42 pm
Not sure that's really helping :)
Well no but I thought you need some happiness :D
Very depressing business this.

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Re: STFM case remake

Post by alexh » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:48 pm

exxos wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:41 pm
Amiga guys found the moulds, they had a huge advantage to start with!
They did? I thought they did a Kickstarter and raised the money to make new ones?

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Re: STFM case remake

Post by exxos » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:44 pm

Maybe I got it wrong and thinking of something else... or my interdimensional travels are confusing things again :shrug:
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Re: STFM case remake

Post by rubber_jonnie » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:58 pm

I just had a look, and both the new A1200 and upcoming A500 cases were done on KickStarter.

I'd heard the moulds had been found too, but the A1200 case kickstarter raised €156,310 and produced new moulds weighing in at around 6 tons as far as I can tell.

It's not an inexpensive item, the cases are around €80, so you'd need to make sure you really wanted one.

Also, you'd perhaps want some tweaks like the A1200 case to allow for easy mounting of Goteks or original drives, and maybe CF or SD card openings, and perhaps a case with removeable cover that works for ST and STE.

A pretty big undertaking if you wanted to go ahead.
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Re: STFM case remake

Post by exxos » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:08 am

OK so maybe not going mad :)

Yes changed need to be done.. the 3D files are not 100%, hence the 3D print to verify its 100% stock first.. but 3 months later and still no case :( Even so, a second prototype would need to be done with changes.. that's another £450...
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