The Future was 8bit

* Penultimate Cartridge VIC20 3k - 32k/35k RAM & 40+ ROMS *

NEW v1.3 - Jumperless - divMMC Future for Sinclair ZX Spectrum *

* LIMITED edition GENUINE recycled C64, C64cVIC20 plastic SD2IEC *
External TFW8b v4 SD2IEC now available in 8 COLOURS!

v5.x Turbo Loader Cart for C64/128 - Epyx Fastload RELOADED

Premium Replacement 100-240v Sinclair ZX Spectrum & C16 PSU

NEW - Atari 2600/7800 Composite Video mod *

* Silver VIC20 & Golden C64 Mod *

*** C64p  Commodore 64 DTV based laptop.. Userguide***  

 Wow, you've ended up on my landing page. Well done you!

As I spend far too much of my time saving old computer tat from landfill, is was inevitable that I'd throw together some sort of website to show all 3 of you what I do. You just can't beat the old 8bit machines... Keeping them alive can be as addictive as keeping vintage cars on the road, but with less rust, unless its a Commodore Pet. You'll also notice, that I have a slight leaning towards Commodore machines.. But I still find time to fiddle with all maner of other makes and models of vintage computers.

Back Story... Shortly after the earth cooled...

My first computer was a Vic-20, second was an Amstrad PCW8256 (took it back a week later tho, third was a C128 (yay!).. The list went on and on.. Till I finally switched from Amiga 4000 to PC permanently..ish - Thanks to being a bit mental, and a thing called ebay.. I have managed to fill my house with all kinds of vintage computer greatness..

(13/11/17) Things are ever changing at TFW8b, I'm putting a lot of time into new products, so this means I no longer offer a repair service. But fear not if your Commodore Amiga VIC20 C64 C128 C16 or Plus4, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Oric, Amstrad, BBC, Atari, Dragon, Lynx or just about anything needs special attention, Mutant Catterpillar Games are now our repair partner, you'll find a link on the repair page. And speaking of partnering, expect a lot more TFW8b/TynemouthSoftware things soon :D Seems like a long time ago when I first built 3 SD2IEC's for my C64p project.. Left over SD2IEC sold on ebay, and now look at it, cracking new products all over the place :D We've even treated our Sinclair cousins to the divMMC Future. Who says you can only love one machine :D

I'll be updating some of the more bloggy sections of this site before xmas. I've got a special mod planned. Lets hope they don't let the magic smoke out ;D

 

Hey, this website is work in progress (yes even this new one even after all these years).. The last time I did anything close to this was a bulletin board way back in 1826.. Just after tea time, but before Eastenders.

Free feeling of smugness if you can guess what BBS I use to run