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Title: Introducing me
Post by: R64 on July 14, 2013, 01:27:48 AM
Hi gang

I've been lurking round for a while as a guest, thought I should say hi!

One cultural thing I've found from growing up in New Zealand, and currently living in Australia, is that there weren't many full genuine cabinets we played on growing up. They were mostly boards and marquees only in generic "lowboy" cabs, I expect the cost to ship them by the local distributors was too high to bring out the original cabs. Because of this there aren't as many original cabs down under.

So the prices are jacked up, and people didn't grow up right because they think this kind of thing (http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_nkw=arcade+cabinet&_frs=1) looks good!

When I was living in the UK I built my "ultimate" MAME cab:

(http://re-64.com/arcade/Cab08.jpg)

(though the monitor stopped working after a recent move..)

but the lure of having a room of "original" cabs has proved too much. I finally got myself a shed, so I've started getting bits for a few projects.

 8) Gyruss scratch built replica
 :P Galaga scratch built replica
 :-\ 70% size Donkey Kong (for my daughter)
 :twisted: 70% size Moon Patrol (for my nephew)
 :shock: Roadblasters cockpit scratch built replica (no room for this currently - will start when I finish the man cave)

I've pretty much given up my old hobby of "restoring" (read: shamelessly modifying) Commodore 64s. (re-64.com (http://re-64.com))
On to bigger and better.

Any other members down under? Would be great to club in with some folks and get a container of cabs from the US - one day.

Anyway so that's me.

-> "Hi"


Title: Re: Introducing me
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on July 14, 2013, 07:29:07 AM

Any other members down under? Would be great to club in with some folks and get a container of cabs from the US - one day.


There was (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?action=profile;u=46), but you better avoid (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=1007.0) him...  :-\

Especially when it comes to something cash involved like importing cabs in a container.

But anyway, Welcome here !  ;D

EDIT:
I see now that he still checks in sometimes.. last time was last monday..


Title: Re: Introducing me
Post by: Muerto on July 14, 2013, 08:53:27 AM
Hello and welcome!
As Etienne says, stay away from that guy!
Just checked your web site, quite impressive mods there, I guess with your skills you can fix PCBs your self??


Title: Re: Introducing me
Post by: xentraz on July 14, 2013, 09:26:48 AM
Hello there, and welcome! ;D


Title: Re: Introducing me
Post by: DarthNuno on July 14, 2013, 09:46:15 AM
Welcome to DLF/ALS  :)


Title: Re: Introducing me
Post by: R64 on July 14, 2013, 10:13:03 AM
Thanks guys!  :)

Yeah I have a rom burner too, which I haven't put to use with arcade PCBs. Though I'm watching out for the right boards on ebay.com.au. Ready to burn.


Title: Re: Introducing me
Post by: Nic-fryer on July 14, 2013, 12:15:38 PM
Your from Aus? What state? What city?

I'm in Sydney, NSW


Title: Re: Introducing me
Post by: R64 on July 16, 2013, 06:31:14 AM
I'm in Sydney too - glad to know ya!


Title: Re: Introducing me
Post by: Laszo on July 16, 2013, 07:51:11 AM
Hi welcome to this forum. Cool c64 mods on your site.... Have to read up on that Cool  ;D