this link shows you what I bought
The bits below and the video show you what it turned in to.
This is what it turned into - with the blinkenboard as a basis for the project:
A control panel "just about" alive again and driving/being driven my a modified SIMH
The SIMH code came from Jorg. It runs on a beaglebone black, has a wee cape that allows
fpr RS232. It pretty much works out of the box and does just what it says on the tin.
This is a video of the panel in operation. 2 stuck switches at present - still to be fixed
wee video of the board in operation
The rear of the blinkenboard - the 3 x 40 pin connectors that lead to the 11/70 control panel
The top of the board. Wirewrap. Jeorg was developing the add on as I was wrapping
Showing most LEDS on - a little wiring bug had to be fixed... to get em all on
The PSU for the contol panel, the blinkeboard and the beagleboard
I am still trying to find out what this message means: