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Subject: Paul's Minibus

From: "Paul Schreiber" <synth1@...
Date: 1999-11-14

I've found a 1U tall, 19" wide panel design from 0.090 thick aluminum that
will be rigid enough for mults. I don't think the 0.035 difference will
matter all
that much, being in-between MOTM rows. My sheet metal supplier makes 500
a month of these as patch panels for a telcom company.

I would sell this as a "semi-kit": just the panel and jacks. You would
decide yourself how to wire it up.
(Wire not provided). I may make a small number of units up for fully
assembled systems.

Any interest? If nothing else, makes connectiong to my Pro 2000 easier! (as
opposed to
Larry's Magic Kenton Ears)

Paul S.

-----Original Message-----
From: J. Larry Hendry <jlarryh@...>
To: <>
Date: Saturday, November 13, 1999 9:48 PM
Subject: [motm] First "magic bus" cut

>From: "J. Larry Hendry" <jlarryh@...>
>Well, I finally got around to turning talk into action tonight and cut and
>drilled out the first one of "Larry's magic bus" as the thing got dubbed
>some time ago. Essentially, this is a horizontal multiple panel that is
>designed for the big ole' wood case approach. The bus is 7/8" tall and 42"
>wide (that's 24 MOTM units). I duplicated Paul's spacing (as close as I
>could tell) for Switchcraft jacks on the MOTM panels. So, each jack is
>spaced on 7/8" centers with the end jacks centered 7/16" from the end.
>When this multiple and normalling patch bay is installed directly under one
>row of MOTM modules it will look almost like one more row of jacks on the
>bottom of each panel. Now, I just need to get busy and make some more and
>look for a paint shop.
>I do like the way it turned out since the space allocated for each jack is
>7/8" both wide and tall.
>Larry (and his crazy magic bus) Hendry