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Title: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on June 01, 2010, 05:28:42 PM
i've been dropping cabs into The Storage™ for the last couple of months without arranging them properly. the place belongs to my good friend patrik and is used to store a harvester for his father's agriculture. however, normally there is a nice huge raised wooden space reserved for my cabs behind the harvester, but when his father "parked" the machine at the end of the last farming season, he didn't do this very well, so we weren't able to bypass the harvester anymore with the trolly to get the games behind it. with the battery taken out of the engine for its winter sleep, all we could do was drop the games in front of it. now that the summer season is about to begin and the harvester will soon be needed again, we decided to remove the cabs, drive out the harvester and put my cabs where they are stored much better. :)

let's get this show going!!! :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

some of the cabs out in the open - you should have seen the looks of the kids passing by :o :o :o

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4659732589_63b7a016da_b.jpg)

here's the harvester which has been blocking the access

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4659733543_4576208acb_b.jpg)

first row from left to right: stratovox, a generic tv ideal (which i want to get rid off), out run mini, german donkey kong, qix and tank

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4660355478_1f2f5aae6a_b.jpg)

second row from left to right: death race, atari basketball, breakout, night driver and rampage

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1308/4659732259_4f97d5a900_b.jpg)

third row from left to right: domino man, galaga, ms pac-man, championship sprint and pac-land

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/4660356318_d43159c598_b.jpg)

who needs workout at a gym when he has tons of arcade games to move around? ;D

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4061/4659731629_cbd7e48d60_b.jpg)

view from the top - what a sight! :-*

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4660354484_8a99d7c57b_b.jpg)

we've arranged the games in The Storage™ roughly in the order i'm planning on bringing them up into my apartment to get the full restoration treatment! my estimate for The Storage™ to be empty is the year 2017 ...  ;)

Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: ckong on June 01, 2010, 05:48:46 PM
I am impressed, truely. One question: how many cabs do you have in total now? Are you planning to have them in sort of a gameroom, or is your apartment the final resting place for these beauties? Or are you planning to make a gameroom in your apartment?

Anyway, I will have to visit you sometime to check out (and play on) your great cabs.  :D  I hope that I don't have to wait until 2017  :lol:
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: scr33n on June 01, 2010, 06:11:41 PM
Wooowww a love this pic  :-* :-*:

(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/5982/ully.jpg) (http://img337.imageshack.us/i/ully.jpg/)


a new 2010 'Starcade' episode ... in Germany  :wink::

 :spaceace:

I am impressed, truely. One question: how many cabs do you have in total now? Are you planning to have them in sort of a gameroom, or is your apartment the final resting place for these beauties? Or are you planning to make a gameroom in your apartment?

Yes we want to know, Ully  :pac: :ghost:

+ 100
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on June 01, 2010, 06:45:16 PM
how many cabs do you have in total now?

i've just updated my klov / vaps account (http://www.arcade-museum.com/members/member_detail.php?member_id=401475): 35 games in total  :shock: 8) :-*

Are you planning to have them in sort of a gameroom, or is your apartment the final resting place for these beauties? Or are you planning to make a gameroom in your apartment?

let me start at the end: no, i'm not planning on making a gameroom in my apartment for one important reason: i will be changing the school where i'm teaching either this or next year, which also means i'll be moving out. the place where i'm living right now is big (and cheap for the size of it), but the location is far from perfect and i don't even have a balcony or a garden for my cats. however, i've said multiple times to my friends that i'm only going to move one more time for the rest of my life, which means wherever i'm moving next - THIS IS IT!!! this location will have to be chosen extremely well, because i need a huge gameroom and a garden. whether i have to build something for the games or whether i find a house with a huge basement (which i would prefer) - i don't care, as long as it can house all my games :). i'm sure i will find something in the end, and if i don't, i can still sell off my games - who cares about moon patrol? ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: gyruss on June 01, 2010, 07:16:02 PM
What an awesome sight, you will need one hell of a room for all those games :o
I used to have the same generic tv ideal (with Hyper Olympic) as you have. I even asked you some questions on KLOV about it. Glad I got that ugly piece of junk out of my house (still like Hyper Olympic though) ;D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on June 01, 2010, 07:59:53 PM
looks impressive !

looks also like a lot of restauration in front of you  :lol:
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on July 17, 2010, 10:41:54 AM

news from The Storage™:

because it's time to harvest the corn next week and the harvester needs to be cleaned inside the shed, we need to protect my machines from all the flour particles that will be flying around wildly. in order to do so, i've bought a couple of huuuge plastic tarps which we are going to put on top of the machines. let's fold them up first because otherwise they are too big to handle!

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4142/4801510910_41941147e7_b.jpg)

fortunately, patrik's daughter ronja is a lightweight and she l-o-v-e-s :-* climbing on stuff, therefore she's the ideal partner for the task of pulling the tarp over the machines

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4120/4800877347_9e7d337804_b.jpg)

halfway there!

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4082/4800877447_c1245521c4_b.jpg)

we need another tarp to cover the rest of the games

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4116/4800877593_451890af8e_b.jpg)

mission accomplished :spaceace:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4093/4801509888_2e5be9e9d1_b.jpg)

because the harvester is going to be cleaned with compressed air, we need to add some weight to those plastic sheets!

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4134/4801510078_c5e900815c_b.jpg)

thx a lot, ronja! it would have been much more difficult without you :)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4134/4801509788_de27bfd226_b.jpg)

all the holes have been stuffed!

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4117/4801510398_1850673a2d_b.jpg)

bring on the harvest :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4074/4801510278_e58d48b91d_b.jpg)

Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Belike on July 17, 2010, 11:16:31 AM
Nice job you did there, that girl is really cute! ;D
Please note that you have to make space for 2 more cabs next week. ;)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Muerto on July 17, 2010, 12:35:03 PM
Good point ully, on covering up the machines!

- and of course everybody knows what this is:
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4117/4801510398_1850673a2d_b.jpg)

RAMPAGE!!!!
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on July 17, 2010, 12:50:07 PM
Please note that you have to make space for 2 more cabs next week. ;)

no problem they will be parked in The Storage Part Deux™ for a while ;D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Level42 on July 17, 2010, 04:03:56 PM
You already have my deepest sympathy for the day you will be moving to the new house....carrying all the cabs you have upstairs (how many, about 12 or so ?) back down again will be one huge exercise !

Just for fun, call in a professional moving company to request a price for the removal, I'd love to see the sight on his face when he comes into your living room and you saying, this stuff all needs to be moved  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: DarthNuno on July 17, 2010, 04:19:41 PM
...cannot resist when I see this this  ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum2/guts.jpg)

 ;)

Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: jcp on July 18, 2010, 02:50:35 PM
Wow, that will be a good 2020 warehouse raid  ;D !
Anyway, great games, sadly there are in storage, and storage is not the best way to save a game (humidity, temperature, wolves  :lol: ...).
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on July 18, 2010, 04:08:35 PM
Anyway, great games, sadly there are in storage, and storage is not the best way to save a game (humidity, temperature, wolves  :lol: ...).

agreed, not to forget the owl that lives inside that building :ghost:. hopefully i will find a house with a gigantic basement over the course of the next two years which would solve that problem - let's see!
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on July 18, 2010, 04:14:36 PM
You already have my deepest sympathy for the day you will be moving to the new house....carrying all the cabs you have upstairs (how many, about 12 or so ?) back down again will be one huge exercise !
Just for fun, call in a professional moving company to request a price for the removal, I'd love to see the sight on his face when he comes into your living room and you saying, this stuff all needs to be moved  ;D ;D ;D

i've been thinking about this a lot, andre! it's not that i'm afraid of the cab's weight and the stairs, i'm more afraid of the damages that might occur to my restored machines while carrying them down over those staircases and around those bends. that's why my plan of attack for now is to wrap the games in cardboard and plastic and have them transported down professionally by something like this:

(http://www.umzug.ch/images/umzug/autokran_0566.jpg)

of course, this is going to cost more money than the pizza i'll have to buy for my "mover friends", but it'll be much faster and hopefully better for the games!
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on July 18, 2010, 04:47:49 PM
That truck is maybe a little too much  :D
something like this you can rent here in holland for +- 125€ / hour

(http://www.akmoy.nl/Modules/FA/Foto_Data/ladder%20lift.JPG)

i think you can get the stuff down in one hour i think ?

i cannor imagine the costs of the truck you showed  ;D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on July 18, 2010, 06:50:17 PM
thx! that's exactly what i've been thinking of, etienne, but i don't know the correct term for it, therefore the wrong picture ;). the firm from which i rented the van for my england roadtrip also has one of the machines you pictured, i'll probably go with them because they are nearby and it shouldn't take more than 1 or 2 hours to get the job done.
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on July 19, 2010, 05:22:49 AM
we call it a "ladderlift"
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: vib_ribbon on July 19, 2010, 07:36:59 AM
"Cherry Picker" in UK.
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Laschek on July 19, 2010, 08:11:23 AM
Come on, moving the cabs up and down stairs etc. is half the fun in this hobby  ;D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on July 19, 2010, 09:45:49 AM
sure sascha, do you want to come over when i'm moving? 8)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Laschek on July 19, 2010, 12:16:20 PM
I knew you would say that  ;D

Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: baritonomarchetto on July 19, 2010, 12:45:07 PM
[...] who cares about moon patrol? ;) ;) ;)

Are you kidding  :o? Ah, sure you are  ;D

Ully, i would mask the face of Ronja on those photoes: you know, we are all good people here but the site is open to everybody ;)

Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on July 19, 2010, 05:41:38 PM
Ully, i would mask the face of Ronja on those photoes: you know, we are all good people here but the site is open to everybody ;)

thx for your concerns, but honestly: what's the worst that could happen?
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: baritonomarchetto on July 20, 2010, 09:53:06 AM
I wont go deep on this, but it's a general rule to keep children as much guarded from internet hazards as possible: there are people "out there" that can kill for a "stolen" world of warcraft saber  :(
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on August 19, 2011, 01:47:33 PM

something new was dropped off at the storage today :arrow:

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6185/6058511779_63b9f48147_b_d.jpg)

i haven't had the time to unpack it yet, but you guys are more than welcome to make a guess (there are two or three persons out there who already know what it is, so you are not eligible to compete!)

thx a lot to pieter "gyruss" for letting me in on the latest bulk buy from paul50s!!!
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 19, 2011, 03:14:17 PM
galaga ?
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on August 19, 2011, 03:56:31 PM
galaga ?

hopefully not - because i already have one :D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: scr33n on August 19, 2011, 03:59:37 PM
galaga ?

Mmmh impossible, Ully already own Galaga  ;) :spaceace:

it's difficult  ??? ... a little help ??
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: scr33n on August 19, 2011, 04:01:18 PM
galaga ?

hopefully not - because i already have one :D


Oooppsss  :oops: Ully was faster than me  :P
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: scr33n on August 19, 2011, 04:13:19 PM
Maybe a cabaret?

Tempest ???

(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/7996/tempestcabaret.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/819/tempestcabaret.jpg/)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU3br5b0Ubo

Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Belike on August 19, 2011, 04:39:55 PM
It's not easy, cause there is a cardboard I guess under that plastic. ???
Ice cold beer?
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on August 19, 2011, 04:49:43 PM
it's difficult  ??? ... a little help ??

agreed, but that's the only picture i have so far. i'll probably unpack it tomorrow, but here's a hint:

knock, knock - anybody home?
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Alpha1 on August 19, 2011, 05:15:44 PM
Q*Bert
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on August 19, 2011, 06:24:10 PM
Q*Bert

we have a winner! :spaceace:
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Belike on August 19, 2011, 07:18:48 PM
Ully, you......... ;D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: scr33n on August 19, 2011, 07:59:15 PM
Ully, you......... ;D

 :D :D

Nice cab Ully congratulations  :spaceace:
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Muerto on August 19, 2011, 09:05:24 PM
Hehe, i knew that!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 19, 2011, 09:19:04 PM
I think i lost count of what you already have or dont have  :D

I was thinking galaga, since i know that there was a batch sold again at pauls to members here..

Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on August 19, 2011, 09:47:46 PM
I think i lost count of what you already have or dont have  :D

me too :D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on August 24, 2011, 12:38:12 PM

while i was at the storage today waiting for a game to be picked up (yes, i actually sold one :D), i unpacked the q*bert to have a firsthand look at the game :arrow:

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6191/6075829125_7079bb747b_b_d.jpg)

all in all, i'd say the machine is in average condition: the bottom has probably suffered some water damage and basically all the artwork stuff (except for the marquee) needs to be replaced. nevertheless, the price was ok (but stellar, but i can live with it) and there's nothing there that can't be brought back to life!

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6197/6075829579_77cf7795aa_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6090/6075829397_8701cddd26_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6210/6075829817_1e05483687_b_d.jpg)

q*bert is in da house eh in the storage! :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: scr33n on August 24, 2011, 12:59:22 PM
Great cab  :-* :-* :-* congratulations!!!

It works?

Maybe you already know ... but  :arrow:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180705969549?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/2322/qberth.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/27/qberth.jpg/)

great art quality  :spaceace:
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on August 24, 2011, 01:01:09 PM
didn't know that, max, however the questions is:

am i going to spend almost 100 bucks for NOS stuff or 45 dollars for silk-screened repro-stuff from arcadeshop? what do you guys think?
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: liquidx on August 24, 2011, 01:05:06 PM
didn't know that, max, however the questions is:

am i going to spend almost 100 bucks for NOS stuff or 45 dollars for silk-screened repro-stuff from arcadeshop? what do you guys think?


The risk with NOS artwork is that the glue is basically useless after so long in storage so you need to start playing with your own adhesive etc…
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: scr33n on August 24, 2011, 01:12:02 PM
didn't know that, max, however the questions is:

am i going to spend almost 100 bucks for NOS stuff or 45 dollars for silk-screened repro-stuff from arcadeshop? what do you guys think?

But Arcadeshop sell only the sidearts or not  ???  :arrow:

http://www.arcadeshop.com/pics/qbert-side-art.jpg

so:

- Arcadeshop.com - SIDEARTS SET $65

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/207/qbertsideart.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/88/qbertsideart.jpg/)

- Ebay user Tokatrade - NOS ARCADE 2 OVERLAY COMBO PACK from $45 to $97 - try to make an offer  :P

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/2322/qberth.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/27/qberth.jpg/)

hey and don't forget:

- Translucent leaf switch push button (short) RED - 2 x $3 = $6

http://www.arcadeshop.com/pics/tlspb.jpg

(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/6271/tlspb.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/844/tlspb.jpg/)

Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on August 24, 2011, 01:22:26 PM
But Arcadeshop sell only the sidearts or not  ???

nope, i've asked stephen, they also have the frontart set (cpo and front), it's just not listed, but definitely available. as colin stated, the glue might be a problem with NOS artwork and since i have to order from arcadeshop anyway, i might as well order that set along. it's more than half of the NOS stuff. i know, it's a reproduction, but from my experience arcadeshop quality is just great!

hey and don't forget:
- Translucent leaf switch push button (short) RED - 2 x $3 = $6

thx for the tip, max, i will have to check the status of the ones on the machine first though!
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 24, 2011, 02:07:42 PM
question still remains, does it work ?
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Belike on August 24, 2011, 02:18:42 PM
question still remains, does it work ?
Try to knock in, maybe somebody/something will answer. ;D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on August 24, 2011, 04:35:04 PM
question still remains, does it work ?

as far as i know it doesn't but those q*berts often suffer from power supply problems (and acid damage). will have to do more checking tomorrow - especially i'd like to know whether that knocker is present or not! knock on wood ... ;D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 24, 2011, 06:42:33 PM
well, thats not a problem, just mame it untill you find a board, or have it repaired

you soon got some pc's as far as i know  ;)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: scr33n on August 24, 2011, 07:10:30 PM
well, thats not a problem, just mame it untill you find a board, or have it repaired

+1  :wink: ;D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on August 24, 2011, 07:22:43 PM
you soon got some pc's as far as i know  ;)

8) one is already reserved for zookeeper!
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Muerto on August 24, 2011, 07:48:32 PM
(http://www.southdacola.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/78-OMG-A-Branch.jpg)

Youre going to (http://www.opdenkelder.com/muerto/sig/mame.png) it!!!!!!1
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on August 24, 2011, 07:57:37 PM
Youre going to (http://www.opdenkelder.com/muerto/sig/mame.png) it!!!!!!1

impossible to find a zookeeper board - really impossible!!!
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Q*ris on August 24, 2011, 09:46:49 PM
Boy, I have a lot of catching up to do on the forum, so many things happened.
Congrats Ully!!! I know it's one of your (many) dream cab so C_E_L_E_B_R_A_T_E (by not maming it for instance). ;)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on August 24, 2011, 11:39:01 PM
q*bert won't be mamed, no need to! all the parts are out there (and hopefully inside my cab as well). just need to check!
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: zapposh on August 25, 2011, 06:22:22 AM
What an amazing collection in storage! Some of these cabs are in quite good condition by the looks of it.
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on August 25, 2011, 06:22:31 PM
What an amazing collection in storage! Some of these cabs are in quite good condition by the looks of it.

thx man, i'm always impressed myself when i walk in there! :)

however, those games need to find a nice comfy home as soon as possible, they don't deserve to be put away into storage ...
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on August 25, 2011, 06:38:22 PM

went to the storage again today to check on my youngest baby, i'm afraid it'll crawl away if it doesn't get enough attention, love and tenderness :P :-*

anyway, here's the famous knocker we've been talking about that much - note that there is a fuse missing (however, a couple of fuses are lying at the bottom of the cab)!

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6192/6079803581_f55a018e97_b_d.jpg)

a couple of loose wires on the neckboard!

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6206/6080339852_a3af512b74_b_d.jpg)

rusted original power supply - i'll most likely install the switcher kit from arcadeshop which eliminates a lot of issues

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6210/6079804251_0b063c92e5_b_d.jpg)

boards all look nice and clean!

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6201/6079804769_8b0dfeb53e_b_d.jpg)

don't you just love that gottlieb logo on the coin door?

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6065/6080338836_534752c352_b_d.jpg)

this is where it gets nasty - and difficult to restore :-\

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6086/6080338342_3ecb2aa1d3_b_d.jpg)

@etienne: are you going to reproduce those gottlieb stickers as well? do we have a better template than the rest which is on my cab?

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6088/6079803115_688ec13174_b_d.jpg)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 25, 2011, 06:59:23 PM
I can take that also, but i do need the rest of the etiket, i can only guess a little of the missing part...

so if you manage to fine me a source, i can still make that.
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Robinholland on August 25, 2011, 07:08:57 PM
No problem water damage  ;D
Take the saw  :wink:

Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on August 25, 2011, 07:25:35 PM
No problem water damage  ;D Take the saw  :wink:

8)

honestly, i don't think that's water damage. most of the q*bert cabs look like that because of the poor wood they used and because they didn't "extract" the leg levelers far enough!
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Robinholland on August 25, 2011, 07:40:43 PM
You cab is good repaireble
I did this with my pacman cab
(http://gallery.me.com/andre.huijts/100675/DSCN3029/web.jpg?ver=12982094980001)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on December 19, 2011, 08:50:06 PM

a new guest has moved into the storage at the weekend - a european qix cabinet! in fact, this is my second qix cabinet, but the first is in worse condition, wiring harness / control panel have been hacked and i don't have a bezel or a marquee for it. so when sascha put his cab up for grabs (along with a second qix boardset), i immediately jumped for it. the cab is in very good condition, just a few dings on the sides. control panel, bezel and marquee are PERFECT, once i have the space to work on multiple games at the same time this should be done in less than a week! enough said, here are some pictures :arrow:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7007/6539335913_f267c0fc6c_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7027/6539336667_1a58642e11_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7030/6539337641_db637a0346_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7167/6539335409_6db61fb27a_b_d.jpg)

the sides are going to need a few touch-ups, but apart from that nothing major! :)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7144/6539339067_c3f43cfdb0_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7015/6539338451_39bf70d059_b_d.jpg)

as a comparison, here's the left side of my other qix taito cabinet :arrow:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2371/3597000273_f715f7c8a1_b.jpg)

much worse, would be quite difficult to touch up the art on this cabinet

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3624/3597808146_697169318e_b.jpg)

but the structure itself is very solid

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2478/3597000471_af8d2ee1b6_b.jpg)

as i've said: no marquee, no bezel and a hacked control panel!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3590/3597807986_417aabb4bb_b.jpg)

well, what am i going to do with the second cab you might wonder? the thing is: there are no stencils for the euro taito cabs (yet), so i'm going to scan the sides and ask brian from gamestencils.com to cut me some stencils. my idea is to completely repaint the second cab with a different color scheme and put in a taito game which came as a kit only: arkanoid! there is some crazy kickass-looking arkanoid artwork out there which will help me turn this second taito cab into a nice little jewel! :-*

Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on December 19, 2011, 09:08:32 PM
That sounds like a good plan  :spaceace:

Arkanoid is a great game
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Q*ris on December 19, 2011, 09:59:27 PM
 :spaceace:! go for the taito row!
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Belike on December 19, 2011, 10:13:58 PM
I love that balck and white combination, looks really nice. ;)
I have an untested Qix pcb, I don't know if it is original, but I donate it to the project if you need it. ;)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on February 09, 2012, 06:21:29 PM

this morning i had two free hours at school, so i went home to relax a little bit. i had barely sat down at the breakfast table when i got "a call" to head over to the storage immediately because someone had parked right in front of my storage unit. here's what i saw :arrow:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7155/6847232663_8d9d1fd9e4_b_d.jpg)

what is that british dude doing right there?
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Luigi on February 09, 2012, 06:48:00 PM
what is that british dude doing right there?

Unloading at least 1 cab? :D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Level42 on February 09, 2012, 06:54:37 PM
I think I recognize that van.....there is carpet inside IIRC :P
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Muerto on February 09, 2012, 07:42:40 PM
ARH! come on, tell us!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on February 09, 2012, 08:00:54 PM
ARH! come on, tell us!!!!!!

have to take some pics first, unfortunately our photographer had to take care of his kids ;)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Muerto on February 09, 2012, 08:22:19 PM
Hmmmm, then take care of them all ready!  ;D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on February 09, 2012, 08:59:23 PM
I think I recognize that van.....there is carpet inside IIRC :P

i couldn't see because it was loaded up to the roof with stuff: cabs and tons of boxes!!!
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Belike on February 09, 2012, 09:43:19 PM
I'm just wondering what could be in those boxes. ;)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: zapposh on February 09, 2012, 09:44:48 PM
So, what's inside? :)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on February 10, 2012, 11:30:46 PM
So, what's inside? :)

i guess it's time to reveal - but first the story behind the deal!

more than three months ago, bruno posted a le bon coin space wars ad (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=2282.msg41908#msg41908) on the forum. space wars are already damn rare in europe, but this one was a version noone had ever seen before - a spanish version created by sonic. although i'm a huge fan of the original cab design, the artwork on the spanish version simply rocks! i was thrilled from the first moment i laid my eyes on that cab, but of course there was a downside to it: it was located in freaking southern france, in perpignan to be more precise, almost 1200 kilometers from my place. because of that, a roadtrip was out of the question. i got in touch with the seller nevertheless, but was told that the cab had been sold to someone else already, so i quickly forgot about the game (did i really?). move forward two months ... a few days before christmas the ad popped up again on "le bon coin". once again i contacted the seller and asked what had happened. obviously the original buyer did not pick up the cab, so i immediately seized the chance to grab it the second time around. there was only one problem: how the heck should i get the game up here to germany?

i got in touch with kevin "hatster" from southern france who's a good friend of dave the deliveryman (the guy who transported the 20+ nos monitors around europe) and asked if he would be heading up north anytime soon. the answer was YES! dave had planned a trip to england in late january / early february, so i asked christophe (the space wars seller) if it would be ok for him to keep the game until then and he agreed - he even agreed on a lower price :).

some days later, when i got back from a relaxing day in the sauna, i read about the closing and the cab sellout of the arcade barn in the uk!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7057/6853378349_46d01dd9a5_b_d.jpg)

although i was sad to read that such a great arcade had to close down, i also saw the opportunity to get some more games i was looking for. i would probably not have gone for them if i hadn't known that dave was going to get some games from the arcade barn for kevin anyway and therefore i asked him if he had enough space in his van to squeeze in a few more games besides the space wars. once again, the answer was YES!

my initial plan was to ask rav if i could have the games stored at his place for a later personal pickup, but i also asked dave if it would be possible to transport the games directly to my place in germany. i guess three times a charm, his answer was YES! :)

after a week on the road, it is finally time to open up dave's van (one more note in advance: the robby roto on the left is not for me) :arrow:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7201/6853379193_3662f360b4_b_d.jpg)

as i've said before, there are no pictures of the actual unloading process because noone was around to take pics (well, who is at 10 o'clock in the morning on a weekday?). therefore, here's game number two already at its (current) location inside a storage. ladies and gentlemen, may i present to you ... :arrow:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7184/6853378777_b8109a206e_b_d.jpg)

here are those two games side by side - isn't it a wonderful sight?

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7180/6853380389_b2d8c48327_b_d.jpg)

but we're not done yet because there's another game in dave's van which needs to be unloaded!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7165/6853379693_a7226a8b47_b_d.jpg)

to further my atari system 2 collection (which already consists of paperboy and championship sprint) i got myself an APB - All Points Bulletin. and because i didn't want the cabinet to stand around at by itself in the storage ;), i put it right next to my space invaders :arrow:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7021/6853381101_4e5de06822_b_d.jpg)

my austrian friend alex got himself a dedicated frogger in pretty good nick (with a willis cpo installed) which of course i will store for him until a later personal pickup!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7207/6853381947_1ed5495101_b_d.jpg)

all the games are working (or at least they were before they were hauled all across europe) - it's "only" a matter of cosmetics now (and a gameroom :P)!

i have to thank dave and especially kevin for arranging the pickup / delivery and for all those live updates i received during dave's way up north to england and down south again to germany! this deal would not have bene possible without you!!! :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Level42 on February 11, 2012, 02:30:29 AM
YES, VERY happy that you saved that Space Wars !!!!! I LOVE that cabinet and artwork !!!
I forgot is it anywhere near workinng ?? Cinematronics vectors are pretty hard to fix...thats for the top guys ;);)

RallyX is nice to have. The mouse race version on the VIC-20 was the very first homecomputer game I ever played at thr Firato electronics fair in the early 80s....

Hope you can make some more pics (inside and out) of the SPace Wars !!

APB I once played when the Atari Lynx was new but I didnt really understand it back then...arcade versions are always better....  Confrats !!!
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Belike on February 11, 2012, 09:48:41 AM
Nice adds Ully, especially that beautiful Space Wars.
Your Storage seems like almost full to me, how many cabs you have there? :D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on February 11, 2012, 09:59:32 AM
YES, VERY happy that you saved that Space Wars !!!!! I LOVE that cabinet and artwork !!!
I forgot is it anywhere near workinng ?? Cinematronics vectors are pretty hard to fix...thats for the top guys ;);)
Hope you can make some more pics (inside and out) of the SPace Wars !!

thx andré! i just HAD to save it, at least i wanted it up here and not down in southern france in some garage. i've already talked to andreas about it, if i decide to sell it, he will gladly take it out of my hands. from what christophe told me, it is working, but he said something about the screen being wobbly. his english was not the best, so i honestly didn't understand 100% what he was trying to tell me :D.

here's a couple more pictures christophe sent me, left side looks much better than the right side, the inside looks pretty clean. i will head over to the storage again today and check out those boards. i can't take better pictures from the outside for now because it's pretty cramped right now - i really have to re-arrange the games inside the storage, but i will wait until the temperatures have reached acceptable levels - like 42° ;).

full frontal view :arrow:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7037/6855433289_75bbab362f_b_d.jpg)

don't you just love the coin door with the sonic logo and the front art?

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7188/6855434711_891f0848c5_b_d.jpg)

marquee and bezel

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7184/6855434179_33161cf32e_b_d.jpg)

bezel and control panel. unfortunately - as you can see - someone scratched his initials into the panel, but i'm pretty sure it can be fixed!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7069/6855434989_745004ea8a_b_d.jpg)

cabinet's left side - in pretty good nick

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7188/6855434489_ef61641af0_b_d.jpg)

cabinet's right side - more damages to the art than on the other side :'(

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7055/6855433879_8a97b14431_b_d.jpg)

a first glance inside

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7198/6855433751_484e0bede6_b_d.jpg)

the pcbs

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7058/6855433453_1961bddb3a_b_d.jpg)

looks identical to the cinematronics version (picture courtesy of andy's arcade 8))

(http://andysarcade.de/data/coinop/videogames/vectorgames/spacewars/spacewars_pcb_lg.jpg)

spanish inspection sheet inside, it says that the machine was produced in 1978! i love details like that :-*

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7208/6855433579_3be6b7d172_b_d.jpg)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on February 11, 2012, 10:09:15 AM
Your Storage seems like almost full to me, how many cabs you have there? :D

if we move the harvester out and park it in the street ... A LOT!!! ;D

but of course this is not going to happen. as i've said, i need to do some re-arranging when it's warmer and then i can squeeze in a few more (i'd say 10 - 15). patrik is already planning on building a second level for the games, but honestly i have (and really want) to slow down a bit, i've bought too much stuff in december and january with the closing of arcade barn, the archer bulk buy and the ship raid. i just can't resist, i'm too weak :P

i'm planning on taking a month off from the hobby, going on holidays in june (haven't been away for three years) and let everything settle down a little bit - i might eventually sell a game or two ... ;)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Level42 on February 11, 2012, 10:54:32 AM
Yeah, this must be a licensed version, everything looks very original. Only difference I see that they moved the heat-sinks from the monitor outside to the inside.

Indeed I love sheets and little things like that !
You can see that this sheet was normally for pinball machines :) And it was initially apparently intended for another country than France, since they marked it out....

That kickplate artwork is brilliant indeed !

The right side seem to have faded a lot....but even if you don't restore anything on the outside, it still looks great !
I would remove the game PCB's at least and store in your home....this is no "average" hardware....
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Level42 on February 11, 2012, 10:57:06 AM
Did you notice the weird place for the "type plate":
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7069/6855434989_745004ea8a_b_d.jpg)
Top left corner in front of the bezel, don't forget to make a macro-shot of that :) Wonder if it says "licensed from" or anything....
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: gyruss on February 11, 2012, 11:11:28 AM
hahaha, you crazy German! Congratulations.
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Q*ris on February 11, 2012, 11:42:53 AM
hahaha, you crazy German! Congratulations.
+1000!!!!  ;D ;D ;D  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: zapposh on February 11, 2012, 11:55:59 AM
You should open an arcade barn with such a collection.  :)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: gyruss on February 11, 2012, 12:01:19 PM
so Ully, how many cab's do you have atm, or are you afraid to talk about it? ;D ;)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Level42 on February 11, 2012, 12:06:24 PM
No....he just lost count.... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 11, 2012, 12:35:13 PM
Nice adds Ully, especially that beautiful Space Wars.
Your Storage seems like almost full to me, how many cabs you have there? :D

I was thinking the same  ;D

is there still space for more ?

Anyway, great catches Ully!
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: DarthNuno on February 11, 2012, 12:54:12 PM
it was located in freaking southern france, in perpignan to be more precise, almost 1200 kilometers from my place. because of that, a roadtrip was out of the question

You disappoint me on that point...  ::)  ;D

Seriously, that SW rocks! Although I already have an (empty) Cinematronics Space Wars, I've also requested to the seller more details about that cabinet. But I would not be reasonable to own two! I'm happy it's someone from the 'club' who own it now, congratulation  :)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on February 11, 2012, 12:58:04 PM
You should open an arcade barn with such a collection.  :)

patrik's asking me all the time if i don't want to build my gameroom in his barn, BUT i want to be able to enter my gameroom whenever i want in whichever clothes i want and not have to drive there for a couple of minutes!

so Ully, how many cab's do you have atm, or are you afraid to talk about it? ;D ;)

why should i be afraid to talk about it? 8) i know it's crazy, i know i'm crazy, but my gigantonormous gameroom vision still stands and as long as i don't know where i'm going to end up, i will hold on to that dream. and my plan of retirement at the age of 50 still stands as well, so i definitely won't get bored then ...

as for the games, there are some conversion kits (e.g. system 1) and convertable cabs (e.g. bubble bobble, arkanoid) included in the count, but i'm coming close to 70 now :o i'm pretty sure i'll have to sell some eventually, but for now who cares? :D. by the way, you can always check my vaps account (http://www.arcade-museum.com/members/member_detail.php?member_id=401475) for an updated list of my games (well, almost updated)!

as long as my house doesn't end up like this (http://www.jammaplus.co.uk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=18916&KW=tour&PID=156881&title=tour-of-my-house-gamesrooms#156881) i'm fine!
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on February 11, 2012, 01:00:11 PM
it was located in freaking southern france, in perpignan to be more precise, almost 1200 kilometers from my place. because of that, a roadtrip was out of the question

You disappoint me on that point...  ::)  ;D

i have one coming up in spring / summer which is half that much, but totally worth the trip considering what game it is and the condition it is in ... ;D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on February 11, 2012, 01:38:37 PM
just got back from the freezing storage!

Did you notice the weird place for the "type plate"?
Top left corner in front of the bezel, don't forget to make a macro-shot of that :) Wonder if it says "licensed from" or anything....

bad news first: that plate is no longer there, it must have got lost on the cabinet's long journey from france via england to germany (dave had to unload it at rav's place in between), so unfortunately i'm afraid it is gone, lying alone somewhere on the road ... :'(

BUT let's have a look at the back of the cab. someone screwed a not so original rude metal bar to the top of the cabinet :arrow:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7204/6856110475_d48050099e_b_d.jpg)

as you can see, it runs right across the license plate

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7198/6856109273_6cbd61b5a6_b_d.jpg)

i'm immediately removing it to see what lies beneath - nice! :-*

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7049/6856108831_745000083c_b_d.jpg)

inside i discover something incredible! remember that inspection sheet and the crossed out country of destination field?

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7208/6855433579_3be6b7d172_b_d.jpg)

i had a closer look at that field and could make out where the game was supposed to go originally: A-L-E-M-A-N-I-A! i guess the game has finally come home - after more than 30 years!!! :) :-*

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7037/6856109545_5c828eb532_b_d.jpg)

as suggested by andré, i also removed the boards for storage in some warmer climate

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7177/6856110059_5f64d8af16_b_d.jpg)

and here's what i had already suspected - original cinematronics boards!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7198/6856110733_4a91b1dd38_b_d.jpg)

but there was another surprise inside - a nice plastic bag containing some sheets of paper

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7043/6856108273_120a4b6ca2_b_d.jpg)

let's see what we've got: first, a temporary cinematronics manual along with the schematics

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7178/6856107529_e982955c38_b_d.jpg)

up next, some information about the boards and the monitor

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7039/6856107863_632917dd47_b_d.jpg)

and finally, a complete wiring diagram for the sonic space wars version :spaceace:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7066/6856107201_7bb8618349_b_d.jpg)

as you can see, the diagram "copied itself" from being folded up inside the plastic bag through all those years, but everything is still readable!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7188/6856108055_129fd69b9f_b_d.jpg)

i'm more than happy with my decision to bring the game home to germany :)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Level42 on February 11, 2012, 02:55:04 PM
Hahahah, I was about to say that it was probably Germany !!!

So "Sonic" was Sega, now isnt that coincidence !!!!

(http://media.gamerevolution.com/images/misc/sega-logo-with-sonic.jpg)

I wonder what 's the story behind that !!! Somehow there must be a connection/inspiration....

Man all this stuff makes it even better, love all thise things like original blue print drawings  !!

Dont forget to send in that card to get the full manual ! ;););)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Level42 on February 11, 2012, 02:56:54 PM
Boards look very clean by the way !!
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Belike on February 11, 2012, 05:44:35 PM
I love these kind of hidden treasures, a real pleasure to look inside a cab for the first time. :D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: strykr on February 11, 2012, 06:54:17 PM
You should open an arcade barn with such a collection.  :)

patrik's asking me all the time if i don't want to build my gameroom in his barn, BUT i want to be able to enter my gameroom whenever i want in whichever clothes i want and not have to drive there for a couple of minutes!

so Ully, how many cab's do you have atm, or are you afraid to talk about it? ;D ;)

why should i be afraid to talk about it? 8) i know it's crazy, i know i'm crazy, but my gigantonormous gameroom vision still stands and as long as i don't know where i'm going to end up, i will hold on to that dream. and my plan of retirement at the age of 50 still stands as well, so i definitely won't get bored then ...

as for the games, there are some conversion kits (e.g. system 1) and convertable cabs (e.g. bubble bobble, arkanoid) included in the count, but i'm coming close to 70 now :o i'm pretty sure i'll have to sell some eventually, but for now who cares? :D. by the way, you can always check my vaps account (http://www.arcade-museum.com/members/member_detail.php?member_id=401475) for an updated list of my games (well, almost updated)!

as long as my house doesn't end up like this (http://www.jammaplus.co.uk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=18916&KW=tour&PID=156881&title=tour-of-my-house-gamesrooms#156881) i'm fine!

70 games! epic. think you should probably sell the Galaga to me then  ;)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on February 12, 2012, 02:48:16 PM

oh, i forgot to mention that a.p.b. also came with the infamous chair

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7204/6862425005_b6fa2ab43a_b_d.jpg)

however, as you can see, it is in horrible condition, artwork totally destroyed, seating area cracked, severe damage to the wood ...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7070/6862424165_7dc10a8eed_b_d.jpg)

... and the whole thing is falling apart!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7198/6862424677_ee1b9b4b39_b_d.jpg)

at least it is a base to work with, but this needs restoration from the ground up - but I'm happy that I have it, it's like having a Battlezone with the step!
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Luigi on February 13, 2012, 10:18:43 AM
Congrats Ully!!

That Space Wars cab is fckng awesome!!  :o


I wonder if you first run out of space or out of money  ;D ;)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on February 13, 2012, 12:31:09 PM
I wonder if you first run out of space or out of money  ;D ;)

i'm low on both :D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on April 05, 2012, 04:24:00 PM

The Storage™ had become a dumping ground lately: games were just being dropped off at the front of the shed without filling up the holes in the back! so patrik and i decided to rearrange stuff to make space for new arrivals ... 8)

i'll also be selling / trading a couple of games, for example we moved the german donkey kong to the very front from where it (hopefully) will soon be picked up by its new owner :arrow:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7132/6901906744_2c51a8052d_b_d.jpg)

now let's move all those other games down the aisle

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7069/7048001181_2fb9a76daf_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7224/6901906026_1fc8281704_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7064/6901907134_347dde52be_b_d.jpg)

a walk amidst giants!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7264/7048002281_c0be0976e9_b_d.jpg)

we could have done a little better (wasted around 2 cab spaces), but with the giant harvester still in hibernation in front of the cabs there's only so much working space you have. for now, here's what The Storage™ looks like after shuffling cabinets around for 1 1/2 hours :arrow:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7066/6901905752_058ec1eb1b_b_d.jpg)

i can't wait for the day to come when all those games will be transported to their final destination: superully's elektro arcade  (aka superully's elektrocade)

Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Belike on April 05, 2012, 05:24:57 PM
What a nice view! ;)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Muerto on April 05, 2012, 07:13:19 PM
Sooo cool ully!!
Waiting in anticipation for the Canyon Bomber Restoration!! - or even better... sell it to me!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: scr33n on April 05, 2012, 07:17:55 PM
What a nice view! ;)

+1  :-* :spaceace:
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: gyruss on April 05, 2012, 07:56:29 PM
Crazy picture ully, it looks like an untouched US warehouse..
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: DarthNuno on April 05, 2012, 08:04:53 PM
Crazy picture ully, it looks like an untouched US warehouse..

+1

...but I thought also to PICSOU! From there  :arrow:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7066/6901905752_058ec1eb1b_b_d.jpg)

...jump and dive like him  ;D  :arrow:
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on April 05, 2012, 08:45:23 PM
Thats a great sight !

[Cannot resist mode on]

Quote
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7264/7048002281_c0be0976e9_b_d.jpg)

I never saw a Canyon bomber converted into mrs pac before...  ;D

[/Cannot resist mode off]
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on September 23, 2012, 02:15:44 PM

here's an update of what's going on in The Storage™ at the moment!

first up, in an effort to thin out my collection (because i've come to realize i'll never be able to restore / display / maintain all the cabinets i have), i've sold four more games which were picked up yesterday. however, i'm not really crying about those cabinets leaving, because (a) i know they're in good hands with their new owners at for amusement only (http://for-amusement-only.de/index.php?id=10) (b) they will be maintained / played there (c) their location is not too far from my place, so i can go there and play them when i have the urge to do so!

here's a couple of (uncommented) pictures of yesterday's pickup :arrow:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8436/8015310342_e3b12b72d5_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8310/8015309351_bb5794a29f_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8320/8015311724_1e9749a22b_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8458/8015312266_b4a3e58a69_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8313/8015312197_600d56bae5_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8311/8015309949_8dab1e3c94_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8438/8015312870_5f2d9e30a2_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8447/8015313710_b3a829765c_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8303/8015313161_cff2bf8562_b_d.jpg)

more importantly however are the changes which are about to happen at The Storage™ over the course of the next few days. here are some teaser photos :arrow:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8310/8015314616_9b8d6a81db_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8449/8015308601_fd6ee43824_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8310/8015312809_6d6eaebae0_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8299/8015311136_392d10a277_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8456/8015315024_7912391d1a_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8459/8015365571_ea92c81b74_d.jpg)

watch this space ...
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Level42 on September 23, 2012, 02:30:09 PM
Did the Night Driver go too ?
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on September 23, 2012, 02:52:17 PM
Did the Night Driver go too ?

yepp, it did, it was the hardest one to let go, because of the way it got into my hands, because you did such a great job getting this for me and because of the rarity of the cabinet, BUT sometimes you have to make tough decisions (like you did with your hard drivin') - this definitely was one. however, i've based my decision (apart from the fact that i sold it for a good price and that it went into good hands) mostly on the criteria that i'm simply no racing game fan (therefore i also sold the PP cockpit) AND that it just isn't a game i wwould play a lot. almost identical reasoning behind video pinball (the name says it all) and breakout - i'd rather have an arkanoid.

hope you're not mad about my decision to sell it ...
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Level42 on September 23, 2012, 04:53:46 PM
Well, you _could_ have asked if Erik or I was interested in it...which I'm not, but that doesn't matter....it's the idea that counts......
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on September 23, 2012, 05:05:47 PM
Well, you _could_ have asked if Erik or I was interested in it...which I'm not, but that doesn't matter....it's the idea that counts......

i know that both you and erik are out of space, so i thought "why bother asking?". rest assured, if i EVER decide to sell me WoW, you're the first guy i'm going to ask - i promised you that back then!
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Belike on September 23, 2012, 06:11:04 PM
Hmmm., Storage= Gameroom? :D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Q*ris on September 23, 2012, 08:24:16 PM
Big fan of the Night Driver side arts here... so cool.
Now up to the next level  ;)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: jcp on September 24, 2012, 02:37:23 PM
Well, you _could_ have asked if Erik or I was interested in it...which I'm not, but that doesn't matter....it's the idea that counts......
Ully, you can use the trade section in the forum too ;).
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on September 24, 2012, 05:27:45 PM
Ully, you can use the trade section in the forum too ;).

thx for allowing me access ;)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: jcp on September 24, 2012, 06:32:10 PM
I've got racing cabs : I can do it ;D !
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: atarikid on September 25, 2012, 11:52:46 AM
So basically you are going to buy a lot of new cabs and pile them on several levels?  :wink:
That should be a funny read. :)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on September 25, 2012, 07:22:57 PM
So basically you are going to buy a lot of new cabs and pile them on several levels?  :wink:
That should be a funny read. :)

not quite, basically i'm going up one level to have them all bunched together and to make them more accessible (without having to move that stupid harvester). but the main "motivation" behind it was my friend patrik who just had his fourth child (to be more precise: his fourth daughter :D). he wants to turn one of the storage rooms into a playroom for his children, therefore he had the idea to move my games somewhere else. although this means some work, the result will be worthwhile all the efforts in the end - hopefully ... :P

anyway, when i arrived at the storage after school, the scaffolding had already been set up!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8182/8023948357_0b934bacd4_b_d.jpg)

let's climb up that ladder ...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8452/8023948689_5441422f96_b_d.jpg)

man at work!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8449/8023947993_959125fb0b_b_d.jpg)

i didn't take a lot of pictures, because my help was needed for the construction, but at the end of the first day we were about 1/3 done

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8179/8023949293_910bf85d6a_b_d.jpg)

for now, we're only doing half of the upstairs level, because it will be more than enough for my current "storage cab lineup", but it's good to know that we can expend whenever we feel the need to do so! by the way, the games will (probably) be lifted up with the help of a forklift truck once construction is done, later we're going to use a pulley to get the games up and down!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8029/8023947022_4494f9c8a6_b_d.jpg)

end of day 1
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: slowcade on September 25, 2012, 07:33:10 PM
Very nice! I'm happy that you don't need to worry about that big harvester anymore.  :)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: ckong on September 26, 2012, 06:36:48 AM
I´m wondering, will there be a day somewhere in the future, let´s say over 25-30 years, that a lonely adventurer, explorer and barn shed raider will go and wander of to long forgotten and crumbled down places and buildings and then ....... discoveres a huge collection of great, yet unrestored, cabs, never touched by hand of man for the last 25-30 years.  ;) ;D  It might give us, by then (very) old guys, still great road trips reports to read.  ;D

But on a serious note Ully, if Patrick is turning the ground level into a playing room for the kids, then that would mean that there will be an electricity plan and heating. And the upper floor looks like a good place to turn it into a game room, with the necessary insulation works etc. of course. Could you not make a deal with Patrik which makes you able to actually turn the upper floor into a game room. As I said, heating and electricity should be nearby and should be pretty easily be extendabel to the upper floor. I guess you will need heating anyway to avoid damp and humidity during the winter.
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Muerto on January 26, 2013, 08:41:16 AM
Just curious, when is the next project due? and which game?
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on January 26, 2013, 03:08:10 PM
Just curious, when is the next project due? and which game?

i'm slowly (but surely) working on both dk and jr "behind the scenes", i'll post pics of the machines once i'm done. putting up restoration threads is so time-consuming ...

in the meantime, a new "member" has arrived at the storage,. in fact, it was already delivered in october, but i've been to lazy until today to upload some photos! :P

ladies and gentlemen, meet THE REACTOR!!! :twisted:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8323/8417070484_04b1d835c9_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8218/8415974475_bfa8b8ce10_b_d.jpg)

a can almost hear the bass pounding ...
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Muerto on January 26, 2013, 03:16:55 PM
Finally!!! that would be KILLER looking next to your Missile Command!!!!
Cant remember, but does it work?
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 26, 2013, 03:44:36 PM
i'm slowly (but surely) working on both dk and jr "behind the scenes", i'll post pics of the machines once i'm done. putting up restoration threads is so time-consuming ...

Cmon! i know its time consuming, but its part of the fun !

we (or i must say i, because i cannot speak for anybody ofcourse) miss those threads!

(and helping out technically where i can  ;) )
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: scr33n on January 26, 2013, 05:57:31 PM
i'm slowly (but surely) working on both dk and jr "behind the scenes", i'll post pics of the machines once i'm done. putting up restoration threads is so time-consuming ...

Cmon! i know its time consuming, but its part of the fun !

we (or i must say i, because i cannot speak for anybody ofcourse) miss those threads!

+1 !!!!!!!

and congrats for The Reactor  :spaceace: cool cab
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on January 26, 2013, 07:07:58 PM
Finally!!! that would be KILLER looking next to your Missile Command!!!!
Cant remember, but does it work?

agreed! now "all i need to do is restore it" ... :P

regarding the function of the game: it's not working when plugging it in, but rav had the boards on his test bench and they're working there. it's definitely a power supply problem, someone has hacked in a switcher, but the wiring is a mess, so this will probably be something i can fix myself!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8084/8417716026_3f3d238bb2_b_d.jpg)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 26, 2013, 09:54:19 PM
And when you will restore this, you need to try the electric derust method on that PS plate:

http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=4087.0

Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Belike on January 27, 2013, 09:02:28 AM
A Reactor :o
The first one I ever saw, congrats. :spaceace:
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: baritonomarchetto on January 27, 2013, 09:26:46 AM
I am missing your restoration threads Ully ... stop eating, stop sleeping (it's all time lost) and, please, start a new resto  :D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on April 10, 2013, 03:43:22 PM
let me quote myself from another thread :arrow:

as for my nintendo row, i'm still missing a few games i'd like to add (e.g. radarscope and sheriff), but one can't have it all, can you? btw, i forgot punchout of course - must have one 8)

believe it or not, only a few days after i posted this (if i remember correctly the number is 3), a nintendo game shows up on ebay classified ads. the description was poor, no original pictures, but only screenshots, so i didn't even know whether he was selling just the pcb. got in touch with the seller via phone, asked for some pics, phoned again and sealed the deal. the only problem was: the machine was basically located at the end of the world, but i know someone who lives there ;) - toralf "timepilot" to the resuce. i asked him if he could pick up the game for me, put it on a pallet and send it down south. luckily, toralf agreed to do so. thx a lot for your help in this one, toralf :-*

it took a while for everything to come together, but i was in no hurry at all. yesterday, when i entered The Storage™ for a different reason, something was waiting there for me. i didn't know it had already been delivered, i wasn't at home when it arrived. fortunately, patrik was and he opened the door for the shipping company.

here we go, the latest member of my (still) growing nintendo family :arrow:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8108/8637878738_23c355aabe_b_d.jpg)

christmas in april!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8536/8636772595_d7ce4739b4_b_d.jpg)

a first peak inside

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8540/8637878742_ae1115b6e2_b_d.jpg)

hell ya - punch me, baby!!! 8)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8258/8636772257_018c80296e_b_d.jpg)

the game has been sitting in an unheated garage for the last 20+ years, but the condition is still pretty good (missing sideart = no problem!)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8546/8637878234_af628fdb49_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8544/8637877402_e6937167a5_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8106/8636771367_b01a783605_b_d.jpg)

let's have a look inside: dual monitor setup ...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8398/8636772039_f0a4f3da4f_b_d.jpg)

... and the rest of the electronic components: everything seems to be there!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8239/8637878278_7f8ec3ee90_b_d.jpg)

time to flick the switch!!!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8115/8636771835_0fdaae9004_b_d.jpg)

oh - my - god!!! fully working :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8393/8636771349_ca8b3a5c43_b_d.jpg)

why don't we talk about another game now, let's say radarscope or sheriff. my nintendo row is still missing a few games and who knows what's going to show up on ebay classified ads over the course of the next few days ... ;)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Ronald Reagan on April 10, 2013, 03:44:18 PM
thats one hell of a cab
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: anunaki on April 10, 2013, 04:31:35 PM
yeah Punch Out is Masterrrr  :spaceace:
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: jcp on April 10, 2013, 04:35:17 PM
I'm not into Nintendo stuff, but Punch-Out is a damn good game !
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Muerto on April 10, 2013, 06:39:31 PM
Welcome to a very exclusive club of Punch Out!! owners  :spaceace: :spaceace:
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on April 10, 2013, 07:50:45 PM
Great addition !
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Level42 on April 10, 2013, 08:08:31 PM
I want to play it.....I never did BITD AFAIR....I want to know what it's appeal is because so far I am not really that much attracted to it......

I still find it a funny story that they made this a 2 monitor game because Nintendo had a surplus of monitors that they wanted to get rid off quickly...... ;D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: joeks on April 10, 2013, 10:25:35 PM
That's a great catch Ully! Awesome condition too.
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Belike on April 10, 2013, 10:31:21 PM
I still can't believe, that 30+ years old games still working without any maintanece. :D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Q*ris on April 10, 2013, 11:10:31 PM
It's working!!!  :shock:
So cool (and rare) when it happens!
Looking forward for The Row  ;)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Donkey on April 10, 2013, 11:49:27 PM
That is awesome. Congrats!
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: TimePilot on April 11, 2013, 06:17:29 AM
Ully, pretty nice to see that the "monster"arrived very well. I'm happy to help you, no problem at all.
but this cab is really a GIANT.  :o Difficult to move...

btw.
I´m located at the end of the world...? wow, good to know... for me YOU are located at the end of nowhere. HAHA  :lol:
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Luigi on April 11, 2013, 06:47:44 AM
Holy shit...you lucky b......congrats on that find!! :)  :spaceace:
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: baritonomarchetto on April 12, 2013, 07:02:47 PM
Yea Ully! A great addition to your row!  :spaceace:

Now try to "punchout" my hi-score man!  :D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: scr33n on April 12, 2013, 07:31:23 PM
Nice cab, congrats Ully!!!  :spaceace:
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: DarthNuno on April 12, 2013, 08:20:32 PM
Congratulation... one more to build THE row!  8)

Two monitors? That beast must be as heavy as a donkey!  :ghost:
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: old school on April 12, 2013, 11:22:42 PM
Incredible and working ...

I'v got no word except
Congratulation
Nice catch
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: TimePilot on April 13, 2013, 09:30:50 AM
Two monitors? That beast must be as heavy as a donkey!  :ghost:

YES!  :shock:
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on March 17, 2014, 07:12:40 PM
a few weeks ago i got a nice personal delivery from thomas who brought along an even nicer selection of games: joust, track & field, scramble and lost tomb. but there were also two other games in that bundle and i'd like to show you a few quick photos! first up, this sweet game :arrow:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3700/13223823094_dd7e17c1bf_b_d.jpg)

vector-goddess SOLAR QUEST - nothing beats vector games!!! PERIOD!!!

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2838/13223662003_2c6a765c4d_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3817/13223495255_7062eecdf8_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7379/13223491925_7d00ef5451_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7166/13223629653_6a0d4d96b1_b_d.jpg)

well, and then i bought something which i'd been looking for for quite a while and which was at the top spot of my wanted list after getting my moon patrol. and where there's one, sometimes there are even two! ;D

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2856/13223503245_b766130593_b_d.jpg)

but who needs two tappers? therefore, the second one (the one on the right) went to my arcade buddy alex from austria

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3676/13223819354_964589e4a4_b_d.jpg)

i kept the left one, because it is one of the rare cabinets with color sideart. apparently, only about 100 cabs with that sideart were produced before switching to the more common version you see on most of the cabs today!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7210/13223478365_4e67e1352a_b_d.jpg)

condition of the sideart is pretty good, just a few nicks and dings here and there which i'll try to restore as nicely as possible. there are no reproductions available for the color sideart and i'm definitely keeping the original stuff!

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3833/13223804874_60468448e7_b_d.jpg)

tapper = arcade heaven, both when it comes to gameplay and to pure cab beauty :-*

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7268/13223810124_43964249d8_b_d.jpg)

this afternoon, i also cleaned up the storage, moved all the games i have sold (and which haven't been picked up yet) out of the main room to the adjacent unit and brought all my other games together. i put them in some kind of restoration order, at least the games i'd like to tackle next are easily accessible. the top spots are: reactor, discs of tron and tapper, i'm strongly leaning towards reactor at the monment!!!

here's an overview of what the storage unit looks like at the moment, i'll give you one free cabinet of your choice if you can name all the games present in the picture ;D

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3736/13223799344_d6c9caacfe_b_d.jpg)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Belike on March 17, 2014, 08:34:00 PM
I'm really happy, that you found your most wanted cab, that artwork looks awesome, congrats!
About your Storage, it is time to find a nice gameroom, it will be a kickass lineup. :D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: anunaki on March 17, 2014, 08:37:13 PM
very nice Tapper

+1 @ finding a gameroom
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on March 18, 2014, 08:11:07 AM
+1 @ finding a gameroom

+1000 :P

the thing is: i don't want to rent something which requires walking / driving to get to the games, i want my games either in a basement or in an adjacent building. and this is going to be difficult, but i haven't given up the dream yet. i've seen quite a few houses over the course of the last year, but none of them came even close to the place i need. a shame, but i'm still positive i'll get there eventually ...
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on December 11, 2015, 09:35:43 PM

now that i've FINALLY found myself a house, i need to reorganize my stuff! so far i've had games up in my apartment, a workspace with a small storage at my mum's place and the storage barn at patrik's place.

i've brought most of the games i'd like to have in my gameroom home already, just a few more to be brought in from the barn which will eventually be empty once the few games i still want to sell are gone / have been picked up. the workspace at my mum's place has been dissolved, i have a small but nice workspace here in the new house right next to my gameroom. all the parts will also be brought in apart from one thing: monitors! since i have so many spare screens, i simply can't find a good enough place here to store them, therefore the only thing staying at my mum's place are the monitors.

this will basically leave me with everything here - right where i want it and where i need it!!!

enough said, today i started to rearrange the stuff at my mum's place and took the opportunity to snap a few photos - here's what 9 NOS monitors look like ;D

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5671/23655980466_880c62d691_b_d.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/770/23655960986_7b0822269b_b_d.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5710/23682023645_941ba704c3_b_d.jpg)

i will hopefully find the time to rearrange the barn storage as well - and of course i'll be posting some pics once i'm done!

Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: synonym9 on December 11, 2015, 10:31:30 PM

here's the harvester which has been blocking the access

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4659733543_4576208acb_b.jpg)


Looks like one of the old Fergusons, we also has them where my mothers house is...saw them back in the mid of the 80´s the last time :)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Muerto on December 11, 2015, 11:17:40 PM
Not 1, not 2, not 3, but 9, holy mother of all that is good - eyegasm right there!!!! :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: old school on December 13, 2015, 11:37:39 AM
pfffff

i beat you 10 non working dirty old screen are more than yours only 9 nos screen



 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Superully on December 13, 2015, 06:26:40 PM
i beat you 10 non working dirty old screen are more than yours only 9 nos screen

 :lol: :lol: :lol:

wait till you see my newly-stacked storage rack - i will beat your 10 8) ;)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Luigi on February 19, 2016, 12:55:56 PM
i beat you 10 non working dirty old screen are more than yours only 9 nos screen

 :lol: :lol: :lol:

wait till you see my newly-stacked storage rack - i will beat your 10 8) ;)


I think we have waited long enough now....  ;)
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: anunaki on February 19, 2016, 06:23:50 PM
Lol luigi ;D
Title: Re: The Storage™
Post by: Belike on February 19, 2016, 06:35:56 PM
i beat you 10 non working dirty old screen are more than yours only 9 nos screen

 :lol: :lol: :lol:

wait till you see my newly-stacked storage rack - i will beat your 10 8) ;)
I think we have waited long enough now....  ;)
Nice comeback, my Friend. ;D