Lincs Amiga Group - 10th Anniversary
October 2016 saw the 10th Anniversary of the Lincs Amiga Group
(LAG). LAG was formed in 2006 by a few former members of the
Scunthorpe Amiga Group (SCAG). To celebrate the 10 years, this
months meeting (number 51), would be a larger 'bash' style
event, in a larger room, with extra displays, special guests, a
raffle, a cake, and more reason for new people to attend.
Approximately 20 people attended, and everyone had an enjoyable
This page contains photographs of the day, showing many of the
retro and modern machines which people brought.
Click on the photos for a larger version.
LAG Members and Visitors playing with their Amigas
Trevor Dickinson of A-EON visited us, wearing his boing-themed
clothes. He's a very enthusiastic guy and was interesting to
Matthew Leaman of AmigaKit visited with a table of merchandise.
This is the first machine I saw on the day, and has nothing to
do with Amigas! This little machine was built by James aka Haemogoblin.
It contains a Raspberry Pi with a small LCD screen and a
wireless keyboard, in the style of a Commodore SX-64.
Terl befuddled by the Raspberry Pi.
The CD32 playing a game:
Myst FPGA Computer
The Myst can emulate a variety of machines. Here it is
emulating an Amiga with a choice of games.
Rockape with his A1200/060
Rockape was trying, unsuccessfully, to access the internet
wirelessly on his A1200.
An A1200, complete with a nice Philips CM8833 MkII monitor.
A500 Plus Cartoon Classics
An A500+ setup, with a GVP Hard Drive, an A570 CD ROM drive,
and Cartoon Classics box/games.
Darren Stevens' Retro Table
Darren brought some interesting non-Amiga gear to show off.
First up, a Memotech MTX512. This is a computer you don't tend
to see very often. It is Z80 based, and is built into a very
nice, easy to open metal case. Darren reckoned it was launched
far too late to be popular. This one had some very well written
manuals with it, as well as some software/games on tape. It
partially worked at LAG, but unfortunately the keyboard went a
The Hewlett Packard 71B is a handheld computer/calculator. It
can be programmed in BASIC.
The rear of the HP 71B. This one was used by the DHSS
(Department of Health and Social Security) in the UK, and
contains their memory module.
Galaxy Invader game:
Playing a racing game on the projector
eMac running MorphOS
The Apple eMac has a G4 Processor, and is shown here running
MorphOS with Odyssey Web Browser.
Demos running on the projector
The newest AmigaOne computer, the X5000, on display at the
A-EON and Amigakit stand.
b00zi playing games on the A1200
Mike Clarke (ex Psygnosis)
Mike (on the right) dropped in to talk to us about his time at
Psygnosis. He used Amigas until quite recently.
Vampire upgraded Amiga 600
Apple QuickTake 150
The QuickTake is a mid 1990s digital camera, manufactured by
Kodak for Apple. This one belongs to James. It takes low
resolution photos (by today's standards), and can transfer them
to a Macintosh computer.
Raffle Prize: Boxed A500 setup
This good condition A500 system, complete with box, and
accessories was available to win in the raffle.
It was won by yours truly :).
Rockape drawing the raffle winners
Celebration boing-ball cake
Michael aka Rockape - the group leader
Well done Rockape for organising a fun event :).
More playing with Amigas