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Re: STFM case remake

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:28 pm
by exxos
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Prob some far east factory that longs gone and been replaced by a Pokemon card printing company)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:

Re: STFM case remake

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:37 pm
by DrF
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:

Re: STFM case remake

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:42 pm
by exxos
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 :)

Re: STFM case remake

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:51 pm
by DrF
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.

Re: STFM case remake

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:48 pm
by alexh
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?

Re: STFM case remake

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:44 pm
by exxos
Maybe I got it wrong and thinking of something else... or my interdimensional travels are confusing things again :shrug:

Re: STFM case remake

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:58 pm
by rubber_jonnie
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.

Re: STFM case remake

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:08 am
by exxos
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...

Re: STFM case remake

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:58 am
by Icky
I have been reading this thread with interest. I know this is talking about the ST case but I have harboured a desire to remake the Mega STE / Atari TT case and have been looking around at options as mentioned throughout this thread.

I was looking to start small as the part I really want to start with is the HDD lid as the mould would be smallish.

Whilst looking around at the options in this thread and on the tinterweb I came across this https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.instru ... _page=true where they were able to admittedly recreate a small fish using epoxy as part of the moulding process.

Unfortunately the mould blocks available are not as big as the HDD lid size but it might be a possible avenue.

Re: STFM case remake

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:34 am
by DrF
A slight off topic, did anyone way back think it was a good idea to make some kind of backing plate adaptor for a ST board and stuff it in a large PC ATX case? I would think someone would try something like that in the 90's.

Sure I seen kits for other computers like that. If not maybe I found a something to do :lol: