Jagfest_UK wrote:Spectrum +3
Spectrum + Disk Loading = Awesome!!!!
Totally agree with this, the games load in seconds, I find the discs to be very reliable, and I managed to get a collection of over 100 games in well under a year, and of course it can still load cassettes, and if you get hold of a multiface 3, they can be transferred to disc, although unless they are 128K games, this can be a bit tricky, as the machine does not really like loading many 48k games into 128K mode, and the multiface does not allow access to the drive in 48k mode.
With regards to the drive belts, the old ones did used to perish easily, but as has been said they are easily replaced, just remember to clean the spindles too, as the rotten belt often leaves a residue on them, the modern belts are of much better quality, and should last much longer.
I have also in the last couple of years got a C64 collection going thanks to a generous gift from an old friend, and for something a bit different, I am also collecting for the C16 and Plus 4, after the latter spent many years unloved in my attic.
Personally I love the catalogue of the BBC B, it really did start to fade after the latter part of 1985, but there is still a large, superb catalogue of games that just cannot be played elsewhere.