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Title: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 06, 2010, 11:57:04 PM
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/news/Belike_Warehouse.jpg)

Yesterday I found a Double Dragon cab for sale not too far from Budapest in the nice historical city of Eger and because we planned some excursion and bathing for Sunday, it was a perfect reason to take a look at the sellers place .
Eger is 140 km. from Budapest and it has a beautiful old downtown and a Castle in the  middle of the city.
It became famous in the middle ages when the Defenders ;D of the castle could stop the Osman(turkish) empire to conquer our ancient country.
We started with my GF. around 9 in the morning
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwEu1C5N3I/AAAAAAAABBk/vCX9YR_XoJk/s800/K%C3%A9p%20003.jpg)

In Hungary there were heavy rains in the past 3 weeks, so 10 thousands of peoples had to leave their homes
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwE6bb5jAI/AAAAAAAABBo/hXYlF_PPyGA/s800/K%C3%A9p%20005.jpg)

The hungarian way to transport hay ;D
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwFEceOK0I/AAAAAAAABB4/KYLo_N80Sl0/s800/K%C3%A9p%20015.jpg)



Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 07, 2010, 12:08:35 AM
We hopped into the local plaza for breakfast and the first place we saw was an Arcade! ;D
(Star Wars Trilogy, House of the Dead 4, Sega Rally, Gunblade, Time Crisis)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-tsTCvmqWIyY/TAwFRaUwVqI/AAAAAAAAEGs/aLCOV66JPXY/s800/K%2525C3%2525A9p%252520029.jpg)

We arrived at the seller's palce, it was a near collapsing old warehouse
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwFdb17zHI/AAAAAAAABCI/DFp6WhoNb7U/s800/K%C3%A9p%20040.jpg)

The first 2 cabs I saw was Turbo Outrun and Ikari Warriors in an opened part of the warehouse

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwFpu-IUSI/AAAAAAAABCc/lQUCUJ3oClQ/s800/K%C3%A9p%20043.jpg)

Than the guy opened the door and the first thing I recognized  was some green insect on a sidepanel ;D
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwF9JOMuPI/AAAAAAAABCs/fgr3dpJNpDI/s800/K%C3%A9p%20050.jpg)



Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 07, 2010, 12:21:01 AM
This pic is 18+, when I moved a cab to take a better look at the Galaxian, a mumificated bird was fallen to my head :o
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwGIr2X7gI/AAAAAAAABDA/5zjKORbwa4M/s800/K%C3%A9p%20054.jpg)

The ghosts looking around what else we could find here, than they realized that it was a Pole Position 2 with the bird mummy ;D
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwGURWlRiI/AAAAAAAABDE/XhwdKXDhPY8/s576/K%C3%A9p%20058.jpg)

OK, i see there is also a Vindicators 2 in the pic, but please be patient ;D
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwGd6ULFbI/AAAAAAAABDU/YyycM9rzSPY/s576/K%C3%A9p%20056.jpg)

Here it is
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwGrygJhHI/AAAAAAAABDk/118DKaoXFgE/s576/K%C3%A9p%20060.jpg)

We went out and took a look at the bigger opened warehouse, there were tons of different cabs and slot machines and I saw this:
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwGy8B3U_I/AAAAAAAABDo/nA3zuWAGulk/s800/K%C3%A9p%20069.jpg)


I think it's a Dig Dug, but it was impossible to reach :-\


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 07, 2010, 12:30:22 AM
I tried to reach the dig dug from the other side, but I failed >:(
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwHAZytN5I/AAAAAAAABD8/qy9DEkiw5e0/s576/K%C3%A9p%20073.jpg)

Stepped on the Outrun to reach higher
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwHKDADfMI/AAAAAAAABEI/IuJNcjmjSUM/s800/K%C3%A9p%20076.jpg)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwHPnnrxqI/AAAAAAAABEM/H78Rl_RKVtg/s576/K%C3%A9p%20079.jpg)

Found the marquee of the Turbo Outrun(monitor missing, control panel terrible condition) it was very nice, I took it ;)
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwHaG1VhXI/AAAAAAAABEg/_otcpx-zVbQ/s800/K%C3%A9p%20082.jpg)

Found a Moon Alien 2 cocktail with a broken glass
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwHf8Z6XXI/AAAAAAAABEk/lllfarObUdQ/s800/K%C3%A9p%20094.jpg)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwIPqDCWTI/AAAAAAAABFA/dOpwIQZBui0/s800/K%C3%A9p%20095.jpg)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 07, 2010, 12:43:01 AM
Found a lot of pcbs and parts, I took all of the boards(about 25)
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwIZ1BtN6I/AAAAAAAABFE/8YzpoSWDL6U/s576/K%C3%A9p%20097.jpg)

The Double Dragon that I originally wanted to buy was also in terrible condition, no pcb, no wires, no power supply, front wooden panel is broken, control panel was curved and full of cigarette burns, so I decided to leave it there.
I had space for 3 cabs so I took the PP2 first(no pcb, wires missing from control panel)
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwIfDbA_pI/AAAAAAAABFU/9yLniBnTTVk/s800/K%C3%A9p%20099.jpg)

Than came the Galaxian(no marquee, cpo, bezel not original, otherwise it's complete with pcb)
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwIpM9ucaI/AAAAAAAABFg/wN2R0eimxfI/s576/K%C3%A9p%20104.jpg)

The third one is a Satan of Saturn(pcb missing), was one of my favourites
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwIvNct8ZI/AAAAAAAABFk/QYWVNkWkauM/s800/K%C3%A9p%20109.jpg)



Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 07, 2010, 12:52:42 AM
Please no comments! ;D
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwI5xYAAFI/AAAAAAAABF4/p8I8JR9H1oo/s576/K%C3%A9p%20115.jpg)

There was also 2 bingo machines, could be very old
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwJCsTq6BI/AAAAAAAABF8/xa-zlV2NF2k/s800/K%C3%A9p%20124.jpg)
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwJM_UpMrI/AAAAAAAABGI/TLgquvPFo2k/s800/K%C3%A9p%20125.jpg)

When we finished loading the van, we took a walk in the city around the castle
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwJhk8aXII/AAAAAAAABGg/1R6jxGTvK2o/s800/K%C3%A9p%20141.jpg)

Than we had time to visit the thermal bath in a very nice place in the middle of a forest near the city
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwJ-qb23FI/AAAAAAAABG4/pRawo3x2DPU/s800/K%C3%A9p%20169.jpg)

Arrived home about 7, I was extremly tired, so I asked my girlfriend to unload the van alone ;D(just kidding) ;D

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwKFgij_HI/AAAAAAAABHM/UIMj6nAdS28/s800/K%C3%A9p%20196.jpg)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 07, 2010, 01:01:39 AM
What is that under this ugly badge? ;DThe original! :D
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwKMSLqd6I/AAAAAAAABHU/dDldCKXzdGo/s576/K%C3%A9p%20199.jpg)

The biggest catch of the day ;)
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwKVstQuEI/AAAAAAAABHY/Bp9zJqz6toA/s576/K%C3%A9p%20202.jpg)

And the 3 babies together ;D
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwKcsD5rAI/AAAAAAAABHs/CpD8i4BhvRc/s800/K%C3%A9p%20203.jpg)

I love this sideart :D
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwKhDPP1GI/AAAAAAAABHw/hyEqVlRTxf0/s576/K%C3%A9p%20204.jpg)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 07, 2010, 01:32:48 AM
So the Roadtrip was about 300 km. long and last about 10 hours.
The 3 cabs, the more or less 25 pcbs and the Outrun marquee was 70 eur! ;)
The guy told me, there is another warehouse in the same city with working and complete cabs, he will take a look at it next week and inform me about the news. ;D
I will make a list from the pcbs I bought, I think most of them are broken, but 90% original, so if anyone need them for parts send me pm.
I think the Pole Position 2 will be hard to restore, because a lot of wires and also the pcb is missing, so if anybody have parts for this cabinet, or can take a photo from his own from inside, don't hesitate to contact me. ;D
Btw. anybody knows, that PP1 and PP2 pcbs and wireings are compatible with each other?
That's it for today. ;)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Muerto on June 07, 2010, 06:02:14 AM
Great the you where able to save the 3 cabs, but damn, the horror   :-[ :-\ :-[
Some nice games in there! - and it seemed like the Dig Dug had some heavy water damage on the top  :-\ :-\ :'(


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on June 07, 2010, 06:07:12 AM
Thats a hell of a day !

Goodluck with the babies  ;)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Level42 on June 07, 2010, 06:23:28 AM
Love the story....sad to see the condition of the cabs but you deserve  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: for rescuing a Namco/Bertollini Galaxian cab !!!! I love that one more than the Bally/Midway version !
The PP2 is very nice too, hope you can find _working_ parts.
Satan of Saturn, never played that in the 80's but it looks like a nice one !

Great story, great catch, hope the other warehouse has some more great stuff !
Any  original (Ms.) Pac board in that lot ?

Oh, and you guys should really fire the current trainer of your national soccer team, he sucks. I know because he sucked when he was the trainer of my favorite Dutch team as well. His brother isn't really doing much better as a coach. They were great players, but as coaches, they didn't reach very much :D


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Superully on June 07, 2010, 07:36:49 AM
wow, thx a lot for sharing this great story - nice pictures, great weather. it would have been depressing to do the same trip on a rainy day. but man, how can someone let cabs literally rot cabs away like that? why didn't you take the ikari warriors? although it looks pretty beat, this is one of the games i NEED to add to my collection. it has the wrong joysticks, but the rest is there. are you going there again to rescue it ;) ;) ;)? and that did dug needs to be freed from the warehouse as well!!!
have you had the chance to see every part of the warehouse or at least to peek into every corner? who knows what's buried underneath? and then the news of another warehouse - you must be thrilled!

congratulations on your three new babies, although they look damn old already ;). they're going to require a lot of work, but with enough patience you could make them shiny and new.

- saturn of saturn: never heard or played before
- galaxian: the namco version :o
- pole position 2: this will probably be the most difficult one to get up and running, pp boards are a pain in the a** :evil:

once again: congrats!!! and good luck with the other warehouse

btw, do you have a gameroom for your games? and what does your girlfriend think of your hobby? she seems to be very supportive ...


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: DarthNuno on June 07, 2010, 08:32:39 AM
Yhaaaaaaa! Arcade Warehouse stories are the best  :-*

What a magic moment... you're entering the warehouse ... without knowing what's inside ... and ... what a surprise ... Namco's GALAXIAN  :o ! I'm officially jealous now! Congratulation  :)

Regarding this picture  :arrow:

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwGURWlRiI/AAAAAAAABDE/XhwdKXDhPY8/s576/K%C3%A9p%20058.jpg)

What is the game behind the Pole Position? It looks like a mini-cabaret game (like some model of Gorf or Asteroids for example?)...

The Ikari looks not too bad according the pictures... this would need to be saved  ::)
I've never head about Satan Of Saturn... hey... it's an early shooter (a la "Pleiads') made by SNK in 1981. You give me the need to try it  :P

Regarding the Pole Position, you're right... the side art is very great  :) It reminds me the comic book "Michel Vaillant" :

(http://img.over-blog.com/250x391/0/08/23/57/galeries/Michel-Vaillant.jpg)

Thanks for sharing this adventure with us  :-* Homepage of course  ;)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/news/Belike_Warehouse.jpg)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Ronald Reagan on June 07, 2010, 09:32:04 AM
wow! great story with beautiful pictures. I love those old warehouse photo's with all kind of different cabs stashed up together. Must have been an awesome feeling when you entered that place. With knee high grass and dead birds haha. EPIC story
I would have gone for the Ikari Warriors myself but the 3 cabs you have taken with you are awesome too. Can you make a list of the CPO's and the PCB's you found?

I am curious about your next warehouse trip!!


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 07, 2010, 09:46:34 AM
Thanks guys, it was really a great day ;D
Andre:I didn't see any pacmans among the pcbs, but I will send a list today with pics. ;)
I don't know too much about football, I'm a fan of winter sports and F1, but I look after what we can do with this idiot coach! ;D
Ully:If I will have time and can steal a truck from my company, I will go back for the Ikari and for the bingo machines this week and I also have to try to free that Dig Dug, but I think a forklift is needed to unload the surrounding stuff, there was a huge casino machine that blocked the way. :(
My cabs are separated in 2 levels of my house at the moment, not really gamerooms but I have no other options atm.My girlfriend also like this games, especially pinballs and I can count on her anytime I need help.
This is her favourite, cause they were born in the same year(1978) ;D
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/S4Fld9OR1DI/AAAAAAAAAe4/K7_OvMuGiLs/s640/k%C3%A9p%20017.jpg)
Bruno:Yeah, it was a stunning moment to recognize the Galaxian ;D
The cab you saw in background is a Shinobi, but nothing was original in it(marquee, bezel, cpo replaced) and the sidepanels was painted to blue or something.Maybe the original sideart is under that painting.
I try to go back and save what I can, cause this place will be destroyed in a few weeks by a bulldozer. :o


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: vib_ribbon on June 07, 2010, 11:51:56 AM
the horrors...  :'( the ikari warriors cab...  :'(

but good job in rescuing the cabs that you took away with you, and i hope some of those 25 pcbs work somehow miraculously!!  :spaceace:


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Alpha1 on June 07, 2010, 12:18:06 PM
Hey,

Nice find!

Ok so here is my view on the machines there:

1. You must grab the Ikari Warriors - if the cabinet is too water damaged strip it on site and take all the parts.
2. Get to the DigDug - that's the USA version - it might be too damaged but it might be ok, at worst strip it for all parts
3. You didn't appear to take the Outrun pcb - only the marquee!! You need the pcb :D
4. The Vindicators II - this is a conversion kit for Gauntlet machines - this kit is VERY VERY VERY rare. Grab the cabinet or if in not good condition, take the kit

Maybe offer to spend a whole day clearing out the warehouse for the owner - putting the cabinets that are too damaged into a burn pile in the field, but at the same time you get all the parts and other cabinets for free?

Thoughts?

Oliver


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: atarikid on June 07, 2010, 12:43:27 PM
I ones visit Eger (and the Castle). If I remember correctly it is somewhere near Tokay (wine)?
Very beautifull country and cheap too.

Anyways, great catch.


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 07, 2010, 01:18:39 PM
I try to take everything that could be load to a Ford Transit, I think I can get all the remaining stuff around the same price.
I was too idiot to take any tools with me last time, so I couldn't take any parts and there were a lot of cabs with a locked backdoor, I have to blast them open. ;D
The Dig Dug will be very, very hard to reach but I try to find out something. ;D
The Vindicators is fu...g heavy, I have to find a 3rd person to pick it up, but if I can't, I will take all the parts as you advised. ;)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 07, 2010, 01:24:28 PM
I ones visit Eger (and the Castle). If I remember correctly it is somewhere near Tokay (wine)?
Very beautifull country and cheap too.

Anyways, great catch.
Yeah it's not far from Tokaj, also famous from it's beautiful vineyards and tasty wines, especially the red ones.
I took this photo yesterday, but I was too tired to upload it ;)
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwJ0okHegI/AAAAAAAABG0/9aPpdBkAADM/s640/K%C3%A9p%20152.jpg)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: gyruss on June 07, 2010, 01:37:15 PM
Great trip and very cool cabinets, you should definitely go back and safe the rest!


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: baritonomarchetto on June 07, 2010, 01:41:40 PM
Nice scores man! Those cabs really deserve a better home than that "horror" warehouse  :D


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: kid on June 07, 2010, 03:02:02 PM
I love Arcade Warehouse ! It's really magic to find  these old cabinets. Congratulations !


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 08, 2010, 08:59:07 PM
After 3 hours of brushing and about 300 liters of water:
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TA6M_Cq6qCI/AAAAAAAABIM/ANK2yKtPnyg/s800/K%C3%A9p%20216.jpg)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TA6OBuTfZtI/AAAAAAAABIk/PUI7yq_b3GQ/s800/K%C3%A9p%20220.jpg)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TA6Q04k7P_I/AAAAAAAABJQ/bmNfFvcFUVU/s576/K%C3%A9p%20219.jpg)

Starting to look like Arcade Machines ;D


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 08, 2010, 09:30:47 PM
As I promised the PCB list:

Operation Wolf(Taito)   2 chips missing
2 Amidars(bootlegs)  few missing chips
Top Secret(Capcom) few missing chips
Xevious(bootleg) complete
Pac Gal(pacman copy) complete
Konami pcb unknown, serial:KT-7111-IC
Atomi??? 1 missing chip
Donkey Kong JR.(bootleg) 1 missing chip
Arabian(Sun Electronics) 2 missing chips
Pengo(Sega) complete
Dead Angle(Seibu Kaihatsu) 2 missing chips :-\
Crush Roller(bootleg) complete
Unknown PCB badge say"snake" 2 chips missing
Elevator Action(Taito) few missing chips
Street Fighter X(bootleg) few missing chips
Super Sprint(Atari) Video board complete, CPU board few missing chips
Quarterback(Leland corp.) complete
Penta(Pengo copy) complete
Karate Champ 2 (Data East) complete

I try to test the complete ones somehow ;D


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Superully on June 08, 2010, 09:33:18 PM
After 3 hours of brushing and about 300 liters of water

wow :o what a difference ellbow grease and water can make. now get rid off that marlboro sticker on the galaxian ;)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 08, 2010, 09:36:12 PM
Super Sprint
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TA6OYRA4R8I/AAAAAAAABI0/P8w3a5kKVqc/s800/K%C3%A9p%20221.jpg)
Karate Champ2
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TA6RQ9IQxCI/AAAAAAAABJ0/du5OxlyNMt8/s800/K%C3%A9p%20229.jpg)
Unknown"snake"
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TA6RQw_8eII/AAAAAAAABJ4/nykrgqzpCMo/s800/K%C3%A9p%20228.jpg)
Arabian
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TA6RRAXHYvI/AAAAAAAABJ8/cD60m9z3JZE/s800/K%C3%A9p%20226.jpg)
Elevator Action
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TA6RRPgPlMI/AAAAAAAABKA/04iQoiVEeG8/s800/K%C3%A9p%20224.jpg)
Quarterback
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TA6RRTf9N8I/AAAAAAAABKI/ry7LYzRxwPo/s640/K%C3%A9p%20223.jpg)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 08, 2010, 09:42:33 PM
Street Fighter
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TA6RSMA9nYI/AAAAAAAABKQ/ORS-_koAw9o/s800/K%C3%A9p%20225.jpg)
Pac Gal
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TA6RTaF-iCI/AAAAAAAABKU/euBA6o6E33w/s800/K%C3%A9p%20234.jpg)
Penta
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TA6RUG8gWtI/AAAAAAAABKg/Yw_Ae-tVVP0/s800/K%C3%A9p%20238.jpg)
Dead Angle
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TA6RVbUPY-I/AAAAAAAABKk/wWbSJWpiL9U/s800/K%C3%A9p%20239.jpg)
Top Secret
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TA6RVng3DqI/AAAAAAAABKo/FvdQUAO1NDw/s800/K%C3%A9p%20237.jpg)
Opereation Wolf
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TA6RVr4R0_I/AAAAAAAABKs/_nMUKVVl3Dg/s640/K%C3%A9p%20230.jpg)
Donkey Kong Jr.
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TA6RXZ89IHI/AAAAAAAABLQ/dSv8yODhJf8/s800/K%C3%A9p%20232.jpg)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 08, 2010, 09:44:25 PM
Atomi
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TA6RXl46mAI/AAAAAAAABK4/w9vHlj4KB9A/s800/K%C3%A9p%20233.jpg)
Amidar
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TA6RYjLNoOI/AAAAAAAABK8/k0g1DqtAjSc/s640/K%C3%A9p%20231.jpg)
Xevious
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TA6RY_l5xOI/AAAAAAAABLA/m6DVY8U5wx4/s640/K%C3%A9p%20235.jpg)
Crush Roller
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TA6RRdbN9vI/AAAAAAAABKE/Pv0T2e4ei3E/s640/K%C3%A9p%20227.jpg)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 08, 2010, 09:47:48 PM
After 3 hours of brushing and about 300 liters of water

wow :o what a difference ellbow grease and water can make. now get rid off that marlboro sticker on the galaxian ;)
Yes Sir!It also has a multifilter badge. ;D
But I have something different job for tommorow afternoon! ;) ;D ;)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: flip971 on June 09, 2010, 12:00:10 AM
Belike36: Atomi plus amidar plus xevious are the same photo ,top secret and operation wolf are the same, crush rooler and quarterbackare the same.

Check the links  ;)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Sonic 1992 on June 09, 2010, 05:55:38 AM
Wow, they cleaned up very well!  Congratulations!  :D


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Superully on June 09, 2010, 08:23:16 AM
But I have something different job for tommorow afternoon! ;) ;D ;)

warehouse revisited? can't wait ...  ;)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 09, 2010, 08:42:33 AM
Belike36: Atomi plus amidar plus xevious are the same photo ,top secret and operation wolf are the same, crush rooler and quarterbackare the same.

Check the links  ;)
Thanks Flip, fixed it! ;)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Laschek on June 09, 2010, 11:23:51 AM
That "Atomi" board is a Namco board, judging by the ROM stickers it might be Phozon.

The unknown "Snake" PCB  is a Centipede Bootleg board, just compare it to an original one: http://www.crazykong.com/pcbs/A%20-%20F/Centipede.pcb.html


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: gyruss on June 10, 2010, 09:58:03 AM
When are you going back and when are you going to visit the second warehouse??


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 10, 2010, 11:53:35 AM
When are you going back and when are you going to visit the second warehouse??
Pics promised coming soon from the second warehouse, the first one was already revisited! ;)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: vib_ribbon on June 10, 2010, 01:44:51 PM
When are you going back and when are you going to visit the second warehouse??
Pics promised coming soon from the second warehouse, the first one was already revisited! ;)

top!! looking forward to more stories.  :-*


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Level42 on June 10, 2010, 04:53:35 PM
Great work !!!

You do realize that you have a mission you are not aware of yet right ?

I mean you HAVE to scan that Namco-Bertolini Galaxian art to save it for the future !!!

About the Snake PCB: You do wonder where they got the Pokey's from on those bootleg boards !  :D Probably from Atari themselves :P
Just like the Atari labeled monitor in my Asterock :D


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Superully on June 10, 2010, 05:18:15 PM
nice job, bela, going back there again ;D! looking forward to the second part of your warehouse adventures - although "warehouse" doesn't seem to be the right word for that building, guess "shack" fits better  ;)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 10, 2010, 05:22:40 PM
Great work !!!

You do realize that you have a mission you are not aware of yet right ?

I mean you HAVE to scan that Namco-Bertolini Galaxian art to save it for the future !!!

About the Snake PCB: You do wonder where they got the Pokey's from on those bootleg boards !  :D Probably from Atari themselves :P
Just like the Atari labeled monitor in my Asterock :D
You mean to take a high resolution pic or some different technology?
About Atari you probably right! ;D


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 10, 2010, 05:33:05 PM
After a lot of comments and good advises I decided to return to the abandoned warehouse, to take the rest I left there last time.
It was the 2nd roadtrip to the same place, so I didn't want to open another topic. :D
Yesterday we took an afternoon off with Zita(gf) and made another excursion to the city of Eger.
We went directly to the Shack ;D
Our first mission was to reach the Dig Dug somehow, so we have to remove everything that blocked the way:
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD5aDzBbvI/AAAAAAAABMo/hFn5IVqscnI/s640/K%C3%A9p%20009.jpg)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD5awmCWJI/AAAAAAAABMs/ExPLOegl6Hw/s640/K%C3%A9p%20012.jpg)

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD5boPoz3I/AAAAAAAABMw/sco87lfoqSo/s640/K%C3%A9p%20017.jpg)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 10, 2010, 05:36:36 PM
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD5cAJTSEI/AAAAAAAABM0/QOPQBXUjZQw/s640/K%C3%A9p%20022.jpg)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD5cjBOhbI/AAAAAAAABM4/t6SPuGxokrw/s640/K%C3%A9p%20023.jpg)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD6xARrkdI/AAAAAAAABNM/rS7x5kO_D1w/s640/K%C3%A9p%20031.jpg)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD6x6gscuI/AAAAAAAABNQ/HlYksFd2MHU/s640/K%C3%A9p%20036.jpg)
Found a Chase HQ, but it was totally rotten >:(
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD6zc7NglI/AAAAAAAABNc/yxuF2x3D9vs/s640/K%C3%A9p%20045.jpg)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: vib_ribbon on June 10, 2010, 05:43:20 PM
take ikari warriors! take ikari warriors! take ikari warriors! take ikari warriors! take ikari warriors! take ikari warriors! take ikari warriors! take ikari warriors! take ikari warriors! take ikari warriors! take ikari warriors! take ikari warriors! take ikari warriors! take ikari warriors! take ikari warriors! take ikari warriors! take ikari warriors! take ikari warriors!

 :-*


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 10, 2010, 05:47:04 PM
When we moved out the Chase Hq, we realized that it was a home of a very cute hedgehog ;D ;D ;D
She/He was sleeping
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD6yVlDKTI/AAAAAAAABNU/Tqv2JsWUK6I/s640/K%C3%A9p%20041.jpg)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD6y1k1P8I/AAAAAAAABNY/21EXNKciaco/s640/K%C3%A9p%20042.jpg)

Digging continues:
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD7OcL-vJI/AAAAAAAABN0/kDMtHOjVpBI/s640/K%C3%A9p%20049.jpg)
Found a Quarterback, but it was peeled off when I touched it, I started to have bad feelings about the Dig Dug ???
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD7PX-ao1I/AAAAAAAABN8/azm0eVytJ2o/s640/K%C3%A9p%20054.jpg)





Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 10, 2010, 05:56:07 PM
My bad feelings became reality, the back row of the games was under  a broken part of the roof, so the Wrestlewar and the Dig Dug was in terrible condition, backdoor totally destroyed, they also peeled off in my hands when I touched them.The Dig Dug's front side totally replaced, there were no original marquee, CPO, bezel, everything was ugly.
I took the pcb from the Dig Dug, Chase Hq and from the Quarterback, it was missing from Wrestlewar:
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD8r-Ph7FI/AAAAAAAABOQ/gmj85bLDy6o/s640/K%C3%A9p%20056.jpg)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD8sdKbt9I/AAAAAAAABOU/gBxt7D79sgo/s640/K%C3%A9p%20057.jpg)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD8s7pwiII/AAAAAAAABOY/2NGk4-utnmk/s640/K%C3%A9p%20067.jpg)



Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 10, 2010, 06:03:51 PM
I took all the parts I could move from the Chase Hq and from the Double Dragon:
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD8tQAu_uI/AAAAAAAABOc/cg8iVf-1SVY/s640/K%C3%A9p%20069.jpg)
First we loaded Ully's Ikari Warriors:
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD8t9GI96I/AAAAAAAABOg/odAOodrOSB8/s640/K%C3%A9p%20082.jpg)
Than came the Shinobi.I didn't plan to take this machine, but I took a closer look on it and I realized, that it's complete(only marquee replaced) and in good condition and I saw something of the original sideart under that ugly grey painting.
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD9ndwaKYI/AAAAAAAABO4/eX-v0onoHms/s640/K%C3%A9p%20097.jpg)
Then came the Vindicator 2, damn heavy :)
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD9n2T-SOI/AAAAAAAABO8/VuADKi313iU/s640/K%C3%A9p%20103.jpg)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 10, 2010, 06:10:47 PM
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD9pHPdNnI/AAAAAAAABPE/Shs76HeP9R8/s640/K%C3%A9p%20117.jpg)
Ah, I almost forgot, we loaded the Outrun:
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD9oRgN6fI/AAAAAAAABPA/uSXsz2yZGL8/s640/K%C3%A9p%20109.jpg)
Then we started to Tetris with the Vindicators ;D
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD-Kf62YDI/AAAAAAAABPY/bW0lmVBgrmA/s640/K%C3%A9p%20124.jpg)
There was just a few cm-s missed, but I was unable to close the door
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD-KxnN8oI/AAAAAAAABPc/qfSJtYu1Vis/s640/K%C3%A9p%20131.jpg)
We had to place it under the Outrun:
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD-LLU1vNI/AAAAAAAABPg/Mbg1MHQEbNU/s640/K%C3%A9p%20138.jpg)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Alpha1 on June 10, 2010, 06:11:48 PM
Yeah!

Did you take anymore pics? Seems like a cool find!


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 10, 2010, 06:16:56 PM
Perfect :D
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD-Lk2kRlI/AAAAAAAABPk/gLwB___QXLY/s640/K%C3%A9p%20139.jpg)
The Van was full, I loaded the remaining parts
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD_B02TMQI/AAAAAAAABP8/yOcqajbaF3g/s640/K%C3%A9p%20150.jpg)

Ready to go.
On the way back we stopped at the seller's house for a bath and we had some cold drinks, we were like dead mans ;D
I phoned to my friend from the motorway and asked him to help me unload the cabs, cause we were totally out of energy.


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 10, 2010, 06:24:33 PM
The parts I could take:
Chase Hq's bezel, Steering wheel panel, monitor, complete set of the marquee.
Double Dragon marquee, monitor's paper artwork, control panel, pcb.
Dig Dug pcb and power supply.
Quarterback pcb and marquee and all of the metal parts of each marquee.
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD_CaAEk1I/AAAAAAAABQA/rrsDDTeXuSQ/s640/K%C3%A9p%20159.jpg)
A deep breath before unloading ;D
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD_CxjlI6I/AAAAAAAABQE/heDulz1XaQI/s640/K%C3%A9p%20167.jpg)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD_DuVyxwI/AAAAAAAABQI/_a3XK7G2NZM/s640/K%C3%A9p%20168.jpg)

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD_EB3KM2I/AAAAAAAABQM/NvC9g_Isqe4/s640/K%C3%A9p%20182.jpg)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 10, 2010, 06:30:26 PM
They really need a bath ;D
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD_1B8ZRKI/AAAAAAAABQg/f_mlfpe5elw/s640/K%C3%A9p%20185.jpg)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD_2CN5-8I/AAAAAAAABQk/oYdsqNLwNvk/s640/K%C3%A9p%20187.jpg)
I'm out of space indoors so I had to place the cabs to the grill terrace under the roof, behind the house
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD_3_U5Z7I/AAAAAAAABQw/gS7o-4P_8s8/s640/K%C3%A9p%20196.jpg)

Today I cleaned the parts and took a look at the pcbs I removed from the cabs, they are all complete
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD_2nOKmpI/AAAAAAAABQo/dh8y0w0WT_4/s640/K%C3%A9p%20193.jpg)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD_3FbTIGI/AAAAAAAABQs/noHQChWMwkY/s640/K%C3%A9p%20195.jpg)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 10, 2010, 06:34:02 PM
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBEA9Qeo2rI/AAAAAAAABRE/usieT8aur2E/s640/K%C3%A9p%20198.jpg)
(pcb is not the Chase Hq)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBEA-a-jRfI/AAAAAAAABRI/PqjeBKqFRhw/s640/K%C3%A9p%20200.jpg)

The Dig Dug pcb(technos???)
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBEA-yPL1_I/AAAAAAAABRM/tca9kSxw288/s640/K%C3%A9p%20206.jpg)

Double Dragon pcb also technos
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBEA_b0Sf8I/AAAAAAAABRQ/U9CILsHsbpE/s640/K%C3%A9p%20216.jpg)



Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Superully on June 10, 2010, 06:34:25 PM
holy ravioli :o :o :o! you guys worked your asses off - unfortunately it didn't pay off for the dig dug. sad to see a classic game like this "die" :'( what also made me almost cry was that poor cute hedgehog:

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TBD6yVlDKTI/AAAAAAAABNU/Tqv2JsWUK6I/s640/K%C3%A9p%20041.jpg)

hope he finds another nice cosy place to sleep! i love hedgehogs :-* :-* :-*

i'm incredibly thankful for rescuing that ikari warriors for me - i owe you one (or two or three ;))! the cabinet seems to be in a steady state. of course the colors have faded and the cabinet will probably need to be stripped down to bares bones, but i'm sure it was well worth the resuce. have you had the chance to peek inside? is everything there? can't wait to start looking for parts!

once again, thx a lot for taking on this strenuous adventure and for sharing it with us. incredible that there's another warehouse still waiting for your arrival!!! this is arcade heaven :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:



Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 10, 2010, 06:37:59 PM
So that's it. ;D
600 kilometers, 2 days, 7 cabs and a lot parts for 150 eur! ;D
The only thing I have to do now is to build a gameroom! ;D


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 10, 2010, 06:45:21 PM
Yeah Ully it was one of the hardest days phisically in my life. ;D
I have to drill the locks to take a look inside, but all of the cabs was locked was complete also, so I think we will have luck with this.I'm also corious about the Vindicator. ;D
About the hedgehog we also love them, I saved one last year with a broken leg and it comes back every evening with he's 2 mates have dinner in our back garden. ;D
I'm taking my driller and send U PM. ;)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Alpha1 on June 10, 2010, 06:45:30 PM
The pcb also in the DigDug was a Double Dragon :-)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Alpha1 on June 10, 2010, 06:47:03 PM
The Shinobi cabinet is also a classic Taito Cabinet - i can see green underneath - so probably a Jungle Hunt/Jungle King cabinet! Possibly also Elevator Action


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 10, 2010, 06:49:49 PM
The pcb also in the DigDug was a Double Dragon :-)
So now I have 3 of them, lol! ;D


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Level42 on June 10, 2010, 06:50:59 PM
We grieve shortly for the deceased cabs......









But man, you definitly gave your best !!!! You deserve  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

That hedgehog sure doesn't look as fast as his ADHD cousin:
(http://no1sonicsite.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/sonic1.jpg)



Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 10, 2010, 06:51:24 PM
The Shinobi cabinet is also a classic Taito Cabinet - i can see green underneath - so probably a Jungle Hunt/Jungle King cabinet! Possibly also Elevator Action
The strange thing, that it has an original Shinobi glass bezel and a Sega Control panel with the original ninja stuff. :o


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Level42 on June 10, 2010, 06:54:19 PM
Whatever you do, don't let milk cartons lie around in your garden/yard.......I once found an empty carton with a hedgehog inside, of course attracted by the milk left-overs. Also of course, because of it's spines it couldn't get out anymore and had died..... :-\


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 10, 2010, 07:39:14 PM
Whatever you do, don't let milk cartons lie around in your garden/yard.......I once found an empty carton with a hedgehog inside, of course attracted by the milk left-overs. Also of course, because of it's spines it couldn't get out anymore and had died..... :-\
Our back garden is the part of a forest, we have wild boars and deers also, we feed all of them all year. ;D


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: DarthNuno on June 10, 2010, 07:39:57 PM
AWESOME!!!

Part II : Return to the Abandoned Warehouse.

:arrow: You're a savior of the Arcade Retro Heritage  :-* :-* :-* CONGRATULATION !!!

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Ronald Reagan on June 10, 2010, 08:26:40 PM
wow great catch. You must felt like a treasure hunter or archeologist or something


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: kroustibat on June 10, 2010, 08:46:21 PM
congrats belike,

That was a hell of a RT, 600km and lots of physical efforts wow ^^ thanks for your efforts


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 10, 2010, 09:26:50 PM
Thanks to all of you! ;D :oops:


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on June 10, 2010, 10:53:50 PM
this is so nice to read !


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Muerto on June 11, 2010, 05:59:09 AM
that is great! - you saved what was worth saving!, to bad regarding the Dig Dug  :-\


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: baritonomarchetto on June 11, 2010, 10:47:49 AM
Great work Belike! Maybe using shoes instead of slippers would save some energy during unload  :D

Ah, didn't you heard the DigDug voice?  :arrow:

(http://img2.pict.com/57/c8/84/3643814/0/k25c325a9p2b056mod.jpg)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: vib_ribbon on June 11, 2010, 11:32:13 AM
you can never have too many original Double Dragon PCBs.  ;D

so glad the ikari warriors got rescued, can't wait to see the clean up & repairs. that game needs to be enjoyed by as many people as possible.


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 11, 2010, 12:01:58 PM
Great work Belike! Maybe using shoes instead of slippers would save some energy  :D

Ah, didn't you heard the DigDug voice?  :arrow:

(http://img2.pict.com/57/c8/84/3643814/0/k25c325a9p2b056mod.jpg)
That Dig Dug died in my arms, it was bigger pain than a punch to my face :-\


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Superully on June 11, 2010, 12:02:39 PM
so glad the ikari warriors got rescued, can't wait to see the clean up & repairs. that game needs to be enjoyed by as many people as possible.

+ (http://de.academic.ru/pictures/dewiki/49/150px-infinite.svg.png)  ;) ;D :spaceace:


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Level42 on June 11, 2010, 01:07:24 PM
Since Hungary was still pretty much a Communist controlled country in the early 80's, I think there's relatively lot of arcade cabs from that period over there. Weren't there very strict rules about these kind of games over there at the time ?
Or maybe those games were imported later when they were "too old" for western european standards ?

I ask this because I've also seen the Russian arcade cabinets on the internet.

I'm just curious, not trying to imply anything.


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: vib_ribbon on June 11, 2010, 01:26:39 PM
+ (http://de.academic.ru/pictures/dewiki/49/150px-infinite.svg.png)  ;) ;D :spaceace:

lemme know if you need some original rotary joysticks, i might be able to help.


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 11, 2010, 03:11:19 PM
Since Hungary was still pretty much a Communist controlled country in the early 80's, I think there's relatively lot of arcade cabs from that period over there. Weren't there very strict rules about these kind of games over there at the time ?
Or maybe those games were imported later when they were "too old" for western european standards ?

I ask this because I've also seen the Russian arcade cabinets on the internet.

I'm just curious, not trying to imply anything.
You are right Andre, we had a huge quantity of arcade cabs, much more than in the surrounding non communist countries like Austria etc..
Somehow it was out of the interest of the government and a lot of cabs could be imported to Hungary. I've heard that all the Zaccaria Pinballs and Arcade machines was a part of business between the  italian and our government.Your other idea could be also right, when the Berlin wall was destroyed, much more cabs arrived to our country. :D


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: jcp on June 11, 2010, 07:00:08 PM
Wow !!!
Thanks for sharing your roadtrip Belike36 : an Indiana Jones roadtrip if I can say such thing (I found my Monaco GP in a such place !).

Enjoy your restorations now  ;).


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: gyruss on June 11, 2010, 07:24:32 PM
Lot's of cool stuff, can't wait for the second warehouse. You must be glad you live in a country where such places still exist. :P


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: ckong on June 16, 2010, 11:40:53 PM
I just returned from holiday this evening and decided to catch up on a few forums, didn't really check them for almost two weeks. and then I read this topic.  :shock:  Wow, Belike, what a great find, and what a great story, the best one so far this year. It must have been an awesome feeling walking around there and trying to identify the cabs, you will remember days like this forever. I can't wait for the second warehouse.


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on June 17, 2010, 05:34:41 PM
I just returned from holiday this evening and decided to catch up on a few forums, didn't really check them for almost two weeks. and then I read this topic.  :shock:  Wow, Belike, what a great find, and what a great story, the best one so far this year. It must have been an awesome feeling walking around there and trying to identify the cabs, you will remember days like this forever. I can't wait for the second warehouse.
Thanks Erik, I was really happy to share this great adventure with you! ;D


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on August 09, 2010, 03:06:42 PM
Warehouse raid round 3 ;D

After a lot of cancellation, I had the chance to check what is hidden in the second warehouse in Eger.
The stuff was separated in 2 places, in Eger and in a nearby small village.
I got some pics earlier, so I didn't except to find too much treasures, there were mostly converted TV ideal cabs and pinballs.
The guy who was the owner of the first warehouse bought all the pinballs(real rare ones), so only a few arcade cabs left there.
At the first place I removed the pcbs, the monitor chassises and some speakers.
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TF_0cuxDc6I/AAAAAAAABiM/wSRqZNjZnC4/s640/k%C3%A9p%20021.jpg)

An old Williams Laser Ball from 1979
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TF_0cHIdxSI/AAAAAAAABiI/CJZL2wi-_eI/s640/k%C3%A9p%20019.jpg)
Than we moved to the other place, the following pics are especially for pinball lovers:
A Williams Phoenix from 1978:
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TF_0aAqtd2I/AAAAAAAABh8/3ekBaDcZPA0/s640/k%C3%A9p%20001.jpg)
Bally Kiss from 1979 (I've also seen the backglass):
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TF_1fLVnrII/AAAAAAAABig/Rmh8TMWH-WE/s640/k%C3%A9p%20031.jpg)



Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on August 09, 2010, 03:21:31 PM
A Bally Strikes and Spares from 1978:
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TF_0arDF_JI/AAAAAAAABiA/wd0WJBByuXA/s640/k%C3%A9p%20008.jpg)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TF_0bRmY9eI/AAAAAAAABiE/G2Nd4gybHAc/s512/k%C3%A9p%20009.jpg)

Gun's and Roses (OMG.... :o)
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TF_1eiuN5KI/AAAAAAAABic/OiHMAIt4bC8/s640/k%C3%A9p%20026.jpg)
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TF_-NZT_gAI/AAAAAAAABkA/ydTcxw426wY/s640/k%C3%A9p%20024.jpg)

And also a Space Invaders, Jurassic Park, etc., but they were in parts in a dark place, couldn't take pics.

I decided to take that strange Joust and a Tv ideal cabinet, it could be useful in the future for parts for Ully's Hyper Olympic:
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TF_1fkwWNdI/AAAAAAAABik/tmCMHfrzTcE/s640/k%C3%A9p%20038.jpg)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TF_1gRdblFI/AAAAAAAABio/xZVXlOZmvrg/s640/k%C3%A9p%20046.jpg)



Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on August 09, 2010, 03:37:33 PM
On the way back there was a Galaga in an autobahnstazion, but we didn't have time for that ;D ;D ;D

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TF_1gtCit1I/AAAAAAAABis/bam6HDf2OIo/s640/k%C3%A9p%20049b.JPG)

Unloading the stuff:
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TF_18G0vJwI/AAAAAAAABi0/4ZWinYXF7WA/s640/k%C3%A9p%20051.jpg)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TF_18pn6FtI/AAAAAAAABi4/IdE488kBG4E/s640/k%C3%A9p%20050.jpg)

All these cabinets were also tricky gambling machines, the owners didn't want to pay the taxes, so they supplied a remote controlled switchboard and they can switch between the arcade and the gambling pcb  from the desk or from the bar, when they got controlled from the police.
Joust from inside with the 2 kinds of pcbs:
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TF_19J95hnI/AAAAAAAABi8/qO7Fn92eczc/s640/k%C3%A9p%20054.jpg)
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TF_19qZFiYI/AAAAAAAABjA/ZrVu5P1gZOY/s640/k%C3%A9p%20055.jpg)
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TF_193sv8rI/AAAAAAAABjE/fu_kJ2D7KQk/s640/k%C3%A9p%20056.jpg)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Ronald Reagan on August 09, 2010, 03:41:20 PM
good catch,
nice info about the hidden switch for bar owners! :-X


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on August 09, 2010, 03:44:22 PM
This is a really strange cab, I'm sure that the painting is original, but the CP is Defender style, like Rav told us earlier and it has a metal backdoor.
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TF_2V8_1bvI/AAAAAAAABjQ/SYSilIuGsc8/s640/k%C3%A9p%20059.jpg)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TF_2WUv9JQI/AAAAAAAABjU/9bQ2nI8S4Eo/s640/k%C3%A9p%20060.jpg)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TF_2WygliGI/AAAAAAAABjY/kZsoFo9kL_k/s640/k%C3%A9p%20065.jpg)

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TF_2kgBxQJI/AAAAAAAABjs/YU7Iq175344/s640/k%C3%A9p%20071.jpg)

And the TV Ideal cab, also with 2 pcbs:
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TF_2YCrGikI/AAAAAAAABjg/skwchqQ665I/s512/k%C3%A9p%20069.jpg)

We also took a mini poker cab for Zita, it was just 12 EUR. ;)
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TF_2lz9_0QI/AAAAAAAABj0/ntjXc_ihtK8/s640/k%C3%A9p%20063.jpg)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on August 09, 2010, 03:58:08 PM
And the 3 babies together:
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TF_2lHkGBCI/AAAAAAAABjw/iU09Wv4Pq4U/s640/k%C3%A9p%20072.jpg)

And I wanted to save the best for last, cause I removed all the pcbs I found there and 3 from 4 are working perfect:

Arc Area(original UPL, never heard of it)
Rtype (original Irem)
Street fighter II The World Warrior(bootleg with original Capcom manuals)
Moonwalker!!! :D(origianl Sega with a dead suicide battery)

I also took 3 monitor chassises and some speakers. ;)
So that's the story, another 300 kilometers, 3 cabs, 4 pcbs and parts. ;D
If anybody wants to turn that strange cabinet back to Joust or Defender please send me pm., if nobody, I will take it apart for spare parts.


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Alpha1 on August 09, 2010, 04:06:38 PM
YEAH!


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: vib_ribbon on August 09, 2010, 04:48:00 PM
cool!

i remember similar machines from the early 80s but they played various card games and not just poker.
does it dispense cash if you win??

also: a working original R-Type. nice!  :spaceace:


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on August 09, 2010, 04:58:19 PM
cool!

i remember similar machines from the early 80s but they played various card games and not just poker.
does it dispense cash if you win??

also: a working original R-Type. nice!  :spaceace:
I couldn't try the gambling pcbs, cause I've no idea how to switch between the boards without the remote controller, maybe there are some fun games among them. ;)
There was no cash dispense, it worked with a key.


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Alpha1 on August 09, 2010, 05:05:18 PM
It is really good when you have a nice operator experience like this. And the bonus of a working original R-Type pcb! That game is sooo much fun.

You have the 'arcade luck' my friend :-) A rare thing to have.


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: flip971 on August 09, 2010, 05:46:27 PM
On the way back there was a Galaga in an autobahnstazion, but we didn't have time for that ;D ;D ;D

All these cabinets were also tricky gambling machines, the owners didn't want to pay the taxes, so they supplied a remote controlled switchboard and they can switch between the arcade and the gambling pcb  from the desk or from the bar, when they got controlled from the police.
Joust from inside with the 2 kinds of pcbs:
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TF_193sv8rI/AAAAAAAABjE/fu_kJ2D7KQk/s640/k%C3%A9p%20056.jpg)

The modification is maded in Italy or by an Italian person  ;) ;) ;)


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Superully on August 09, 2010, 06:11:06 PM
nice to hear that you finally got the chance to visit that second warehouse, unfortunately there weren't any wonderful surprises waiting for you. that joust cabinet is really strange: it seems to be not as deep as an original euro version, the control panel area looks as if a parts has been cut off and i notice some other differences as well. strange indeed! i would probably part it out and then trash the cab :twisted:

were all those pinballs for sale? not that i'm interested, i'm just curious how much he was asking for the games!


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: DarthNuno on August 09, 2010, 06:36:03 PM
Nice raid #3  ;D

How about the G'n'R pinball? Available?  :P :P :P


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Superully on August 09, 2010, 06:45:24 PM
oh, i forgot: that r-type pcb is of course a fabulous find - now all you need is the cabinet to go around it. well, i guess a lot of people are looking for one :P


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Laschek on August 09, 2010, 07:59:26 PM
That shiny Joust sidearts reminds me of a typical italian cab, many of them were made like this. Plus this metal backdoor rings a bell, we had something like that in the past. Maybe Super Galaxian, but I'm not quite sure, I'd need to go through some old photos...
Isn't there a manufacturer label somewhere attached to the cab?


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on August 09, 2010, 10:18:24 PM
Nice raid #3  ;D

How about the G'n'R pinball? Available?  :P :P :P
That was the first thing I asked on arrival, but this guy is a pinball fan, so he don't want to let it go.
That jerk bought it for less than 100 eur and it's almost in perfect condition. :'(


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on August 09, 2010, 10:19:43 PM
nice to hear that you finally got the chance to visit that second warehouse, unfortunately there weren't any wonderful surprises waiting for you. that joust cabinet is really strange: it seems to be not as deep as an original euro version, the control panel area looks as if a parts has been cut off and i notice some other differences as well. strange indeed! i would probably part it out and then trash the cab :twisted:

were all those pinballs for sale? not that i'm interested, i'm just curious how much he was asking for the games!
The Phoenix and the Strikes and Spares are for sale, both of them around 200 eur.


Title: Re: Roadtrip to the Abandoned warehouse.
Post by: Belike on August 09, 2010, 10:30:50 PM
That shiny Joust sidearts reminds me of a typical italian cab, many of them were made like this. Plus this metal backdoor rings a bell, we had something like that in the past. Maybe Super Galaxian, but I'm not quite sure, I'd need to go through some old photos...
Isn't there a manufacturer label somewhere attached to the cab?

I had the same idea to investigate it's origin, removed all the parts I could, checked every inch of the visible areas, but no sign of any manufacturers.