[vcf-midatlantic] PDP-8E rails?

David Gesswein djg at pdp8online.com
Wed Jun 21 21:52:08 EDT 2017


On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 04:36:18PM -0400, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>   They are fairly standard rack slides.  I don't remember offhand who
> manufactured them, but lots of companies used them.  The same ones were
> used for RX01/RX02 floppy drives.  They do show up on eBay fairly
> frequently, but don't bother searching for them as anything PDP-8, DEC,
> or even computer-related, as they were (and are) used all over many
> industries.
> 
You need to be careful about length. A number of the random slides I
picked up are too short for an 8/E. You have both how far you can
pull out when extending the equipment and length to get to the rear
mounting locations to worry about.



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