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Title: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: ckong on March 04, 2010, 11:47:16 PM
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/Paul%20fifties/CIMG3095.jpg)


Today it was time to collect a few machines which have been on my wish list for quite some time now, and fortunately they were not too far away. And I also got a few machines for other collectors. Most of you know in the meanwhile where they were: at Paulís 50ís place.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/4cabs.jpg)

Statistics:
Date: 4 March 2010
Author: ckong
Target: Pac-manís and Galaga  
Trip: Holland Ė Germany - Holland
Total length: 352 kilometers
Duration: 12 hours (with brakes)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/3%20cabs%20purchase%20at%20paul/googlemaps.jpg)

Not much of a road trip, so I will keep it short. I left at 8 AM this morning to a place in Hengelo where I have a temporary storage. There I changed from vehicle.

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/3%20cabs%20purchase%20at%20paul/CIMG3158.jpg)

Old:

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/3%20cabs%20purchase%20at%20paul/CIMG3159.jpg)

New. Looks familiar, doesnít it Andrť?

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/3%20cabs%20purchase%20at%20paul/CIMG3161.jpg)

I noticed that it still is wintertime

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/3%20cabs%20purchase%20at%20paul/CIMG3170.jpg)

I arrived at Paulís place at 11.20 AM, and the weather was clearing up.

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/3%20cabs%20purchase%20at%20paul/CIMG3174.jpg)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/3%20cabs%20purchase%20at%20paul/CIMG3175.jpg)

I didnít have time to take photoís from his warehouse, but you can see enough of them here: http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=1384.30  

Paul was alone at the time of loading of the cabs, but he still helped me with the loading. Thanks Paul, you rescued my back. After the cabs were in the van, it looked like this:

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/3%20cabs%20purchase%20at%20paul/CIMG3176.jpg)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/3%20cabs%20purchase%20at%20paul/CIMG3177.jpg)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/3%20cabs%20purchase%20at%20paul/CIMG3178.jpg)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/3%20cabs%20purchase%20at%20paul/CIMG3179.jpg)

Soon after the loading (I first went back inside to check out his beautiful pinball machines again) I went home again. One thing you see quite often in Germany: windmills. This is because of the longlasting subsidy people get for building and operating windmills, so there is a high certainty that they will have a return on investment.

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/3%20cabs%20purchase%20at%20paul/CIMG3209.jpg)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/3%20cabs%20purchase%20at%20paul/CIMG3218.jpg)

Back in Holland

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/3%20cabs%20purchase%20at%20paul/CIMG3219.jpg)

The weather is really nice now. Oh look, another classic:

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/3%20cabs%20purchase%20at%20paul/CIMG3223.jpg)

After having a late lunch, nothing special, just a sandwich and milk, I arrived back home at about 3.45 PM. I started to unload the Pac-man cabs for a nice line up and a group photo (which will be famous in 25 years  ;D ):

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/3%20cabs%20purchase%20at%20paul/CIMG3231.jpg)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/3%20cabs%20purchase%20at%20paul/CIMG3230.jpg)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/3%20cabs%20purchase%20at%20paul/CIMG3240.jpg)

One Pac-man is for Ronald Reagan and one Ms. Pac-man is for Gyruss. In the van there still is a Galaga, but she is a bit shy and didnít want to come out. I loaded my cabs back in the van again because they will be stored in a temporary storage, where I left for after dinner.

Here is a photo of pac-man and Galaga together. By the way, all Pac-Man cabs at Paul have a Ms. Pac-man marquee and gameboard. But the cabs are original Pac-Man cabs.

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/3%20cabs%20purchase%20at%20paul/CIMG3245.jpg)

And mine is a real early one, it has serial number 199 stamped in it (which number also is on a little ticket on the inside.

Thatís it, mission accomplished, and I now have a Galaga, a Pac-Man and a Ms. Pac-Man for my future gameroom. They will all need some restoration work, both technical and cosmetical (new paintjob, including art stenciling. Ully, I might need your expertise when I am ready for that.).


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 05, 2010, 06:36:29 AM
wonderfull !
thanx for sharing the story ckong!


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: Superully on March 05, 2010, 07:18:08 AM
nice lineup with the pacs, erik! but i must correct you in one tiny detail: GALAGA is definitely NOT a SHE ;)

btw, i had planned to pickup my games tomorrow, but the weather forecast is so horrible ("everyone who doesn't necessarily has to hit the road should stay at home") that i will probably cancel!


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: Level42 on March 05, 2010, 07:21:17 AM
Yeah that van looks VERY familiar. As I said before, you deserve a "frequent flyer" bonus from Sixt ;)

Damn man, it hurts to see those pics.......I mean I'm really happy for you guys but it's pretty shitty to be "so close" to a Ms.Pac and not be able to score one...... :-\


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: Muerto on March 05, 2010, 07:52:29 AM
Great report Erik! - ill be receiving mine next week  ;D :spaceace:


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: vib_ribbon on March 05, 2010, 08:25:36 AM
seeing that line of cabs again is just outrageous... even the 4 on their own is fab.


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: Muerto on March 05, 2010, 09:03:50 AM
hehe, this image:
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/3%20cabs%20purchase%20at%20paul/CIMG3240.jpg)

Reminds me of this:
(http://www.spyhunter007.com/Images/life_magazine4.jpg)

Which player are you Erik  ;)


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: ckong on March 05, 2010, 09:26:19 AM
What a coincedence  ;)

I'm not on the original photo, my mum didn't allow me to take off a few days from school. Nasty days!

And for some reason my wife didn't want to act as a cheerleader  :(


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: Level42 on March 05, 2010, 09:29:23 AM
We need to photoshop Gyruss & RR in there ;)



Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: Ronald Reagan on March 05, 2010, 10:08:36 AM
what a sight  :ghost: :ghost: :ghost:
I still can't believe it untill we have picked em up, and brought them home  ;D :lol:


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 05, 2010, 10:13:26 AM
Reminds me of this:
(http://www.spyhunter007.com/Images/life_magazine4.jpg)


I would like to sugest that we make a simular picture next summer with some members from DLF at "the famous Ckong gameroom opening/bbq"  ;D

I can ask my wife to be one of the cheerleaders  :P
all we need then is 4 other wifes/girlfriends

what you guys think ?


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: Muerto on March 05, 2010, 10:49:50 AM
+10000!!!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: Belike on March 05, 2010, 11:29:53 AM
Good idea, I also have a pretty cheerleader ;)


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: ckong on March 05, 2010, 11:56:54 AM
Good idea, I also have a pretty cheerleader ;)

We all have pretty cheerleaders, haven't we?  :D


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: baritonomarchetto on March 05, 2010, 01:47:20 PM
Nice cathces man! Wanna see a photo of all your machines, all toghether  :D


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: Superully on March 05, 2010, 02:23:02 PM
@erik: you can change your signature now ;) not many more games to go ...


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: gyruss on March 05, 2010, 02:26:19 PM
what a pictures, unbelievable! If everything goes right there will be an Crazy Otto in my gameroom tonight :)


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: Level42 on March 05, 2010, 02:29:13 PM
Good idea, I also have a pretty cheerleader ;)
Wel, uhm, maybe we can give Ruth a call ? ;)


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: DarthNuno on March 05, 2010, 06:06:59 PM
Yeeeeehhhaww!!!  8)

Awesome catch! Ms Pac Man & Galaga are almost impossible to find here in Europe, except if you import them directly.

I'm happy to see you didn't miss the opportunity to catch them'  ;) Congratulation, and welcome to you and other owners to the "Ms Pac Man / Galaga owners club"   ;D :)

Thanks for the story  :-*

For immediate release of course  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/4cabs.jpg)

Holy Jesus! Such pictures are usually done in USA, where you can find "easily" these cabinets... but... you're pictures are ... done in Europe! Awesome  ;)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: ckong on March 05, 2010, 08:19:28 PM
One Pac-Man and one Ms. Pac-Man just left the house with two new happy owners. Pieter and Robbert, have a save journey back guys, and thanks for participating in this deal.


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: gyruss on March 05, 2010, 11:14:46 PM
Thanks Ckong, thank you for the warm welcome at your place. We just arrived back safely. The cabs are at the moment in my livingroom  ;), where we are eating a snack and drinking beer.
We still can't believe we are the new owners of such beautiful classics! I just transfered the remaining amount of money.

BTW you have a very friendly wife and a nice house, although if you try to find it when it's dark and really snowy outside, you might get lost  :roll: :lol:

 :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost:


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: Sonic 1992 on March 05, 2010, 11:39:33 PM
I hate living so far away from all of you..   :-\   I'd love to join in on the fun!!    Great Roadtrip!!    ;D


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: funkycochise on March 06, 2010, 06:33:39 AM
Great catch.

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/3%20cabs%20purchase%20at%20paul/CIMG3178.jpg)

When I saw this picture, I believed you got cocktail versions of the cab  :oops:

Panels seems to be quite clean...

keep us dreaming  :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: Superully on March 06, 2010, 08:09:43 AM
just woke up and looked out of the window  :o - holy canneloni: 20 centimeters of snow! F**K, im cancelling my pickup of the cabs.


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: DarthNuno on March 06, 2010, 08:14:05 AM
Same here in South Belgium  :-\ ...but I cannot cancel my trip to Paris... departure in few hours... it's gonna be rock'n'roll  :-[


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: ckong on August 13, 2010, 01:30:16 AM
I went to the storage today to pick up an Egret 3 which I have for sale. Of course I just had to check out pac-man and galaga again. I seem to remember that both games were not working after I collected them at Paul's place, Galaga was totally dead and pac-man showed a lot of 'gargle' on the screen, so today I took out the game boards to see at home if they work properly (on a jamma cab with an adapter) and if they could be the problem. Funny thing is that on the game board which was inside the pac-man, there is a sticker which mentions 'Super Ms. Pac-man'. I googled for it, but I couldn't find any info on it. There is no daughter board, but there seems to be some kind of hack done on the board. I will post pictures of it later.

I did take some detail pictures.

Is this pac-man cab really nr 199! I mean, there were thousands built.

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/Pac-Man/CIMG4048.jpg)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/Pac-Man/CIMG4049.jpg)

Who is PACKMEN? Never heard of him.  ???

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/Pac-Man/CIMG4053.jpg)

Just some more pics, because I love it.

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/Pac-Man/CIMG4045.jpg)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/Pac-Man/CIMG4046.jpg)



Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: Level42 on August 13, 2010, 10:23:55 AM
Yeah, that's funny. IIRC Packman is also used in the manuals. Guess they had decided to change the u in Puckman, but didn't drop the k yet....

VERY nice low serial number, wow !!! Thousands built ? How about 100.000 ?  :shock:


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: Robinholland on August 13, 2010, 08:46:28 PM
WOW  :o
My pacman has sn 441 :roll:


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: ckong on November 17, 2016, 04:37:29 PM
Many years have gone by, and I'm still enjoying my Pac-Man (Ms. Pac left me a few weeks ago  :'( )

Anyway, some time ago I got a multi pac kit and I thought it would be nice to have a matching marquee. So, I handed some artwork to MacGyver (who else) who arranged a reversed printjob for me, with the art printed on the sticky side (how do they do that?), I got myself a 4mm thick glass plate and apllied the art today. Difficult job, because you will see each air bubble and dust particle, especially at all the white parts. But after some sweat and a lot of rubbing this is the result. Looks nice, doesn't it?

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/Pac-Man/Multipac%20Marquee_zpso6ksvxte.jpg) (http://s50.photobucket.com/user/ckong65/media/Pac-Man/Multipac%20Marquee_zpso6ksvxte.jpg.html)


The flash light makes it look very bright. Fortunately that is not the case in reality.

Next up are two Nintendo VS. bezels, Dr. Mario and Vs. Super Mario Bros, at the backside of some bronze glass plates.


(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/Nintendo%20VS/Nintendo%20vs%20bezels_zpsbwhgx5ky.jpg) (http://s50.photobucket.com/user/ckong65/media/Nintendo%20VS/Nintendo%20vs%20bezels_zpsbwhgx5ky.jpg.html)




Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: Robinholland on November 17, 2016, 04:43:31 PM
Cool   8)


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: Pinge on November 17, 2016, 06:51:14 PM
Awesome, even though I never would replace the original Pacman marquee on my cab.


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: ckong on November 17, 2016, 08:01:28 PM
Awesome, even though I never would replace the original Pacman marquee on my cab.

It's nearby and can be swapped in a minute when I feel like it.  :)


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: Superully on November 17, 2016, 09:30:14 PM
Man, has it really been SIX years?

Anyway, i like the multipac marquee. Are you running the highscoresaves version? I'm thinking about buying that one ...


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: ckong on November 17, 2016, 10:37:59 PM
... Are you running the highscoresaves version? ...

yep


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 18, 2016, 08:21:38 AM
....with the art printed on the sticky side (how do they do that?)...

Turned out nice Erik !

its reversed printed on the non sticky side of transparant vinyl, after that they applied white vinyl over that, resulting in the sticky side of the transparant vinyl showing the art through in the correct way  ;)

so the ink is sandwiched between the white and transparant vinyl.


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: anunaki on November 18, 2016, 08:34:07 AM
great job guys :spaceace:

this actually inspires me to get such a marquee for my Ms pac


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: ckong on November 18, 2016, 09:38:04 AM
Thanks for explaining, MacGyver.  :)


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: Tyrem on November 18, 2016, 02:08:21 PM


yep

but the wrong one. ;)


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: Superully on November 18, 2016, 07:16:30 PM

pah, who needs the upload?  :P


Title: Re: Road Trip - Pac-Man's all around me.
Post by: Tyrem on November 19, 2016, 08:18:32 AM

pah, who needs the upload?  :P

I dig the real versions plus Pengo and the fact that it does not start with a menu but with the last game you played. Upload is only a bonus. A cool one though. :)