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Title: My grail ;)
Post by: xentraz on October 16, 2013, 12:48:55 AM
Hey there guys!
I found my holy grail and today we decided to pick it up.

(http://i.imgur.com/lijBMaX.jpg)

Since the seller was selling the cab and at a very fair price I decided to buy him a little (dutch) present ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/lP3dDuF.jpg?1)

I forgot to take a picture of it unpacked so for the curious people it was "oranje bitter" ( a dutch liquor)  :P

Hmm a rainy day.... :-\

(http://i.imgur.com/IHha0Ly.jpg?1)

Our little refreshments on the way  8)

(http://i.imgur.com/uaAPLjH.jpg?1)

The driver Vond

(http://i.imgur.com/jENcqmH.jpg?1)

Getting close now....

(http://i.imgur.com/9cawl2E.jpg)

Because it's a cool sign...  :D

(http://i.imgur.com/Yy2WZ6L.jpg?2)

We're here! And there it is!!!

(http://i.imgur.com/vZJWWg2.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/NGPU0qZ.jpg?1)

I'm really fond of the wear & tear of the CPO  :)

(http://i.imgur.com/gYXvxvD.jpg)

Ready to go

(http://i.imgur.com/vcxTaka.jpg?1)

Having a roadtrip makes you very hungry  :P

(http://i.imgur.com/eOfqXPK.jpg)

All in all a very succesful day!


Title: Re: My grail ;)
Post by: slowcade on October 16, 2013, 06:41:22 AM
Wow! Congratulations! :)

I also have this Robotron cab, and I love it!


Title: Re: My grail ;)
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on October 16, 2013, 06:49:44 AM
Euro Robotron with Suzo sticks

Nice catch !


Title: Re: My grail ;)
Post by: anunaki on October 16, 2013, 07:03:32 AM
Great find, congrats  :spaceace:


Title: Re: My grail ;)
Post by: Q*ris on October 16, 2013, 08:18:47 AM
Now that's a cool catch!
I'm sooo bad at robotron but in the same time I really love it's hyper frantic action.
 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: My grail ;)
Post by: Belike on October 16, 2013, 08:20:06 AM
Cool cab, congrats.
Is it working?


Title: Re: My grail ;)
Post by: Love on October 16, 2013, 11:46:03 AM
Yeah, nice nice cab. You should keep the sticks I think. They look like they are extra punishing :)


Title: Re: My grail ;)
Post by: DarthNuno on October 16, 2013, 03:16:52 PM
Heavy driver! Heavy roadtrip! Heavy cabinet at the end!
Robotron Rulez!!! Need one too!  :P
What else?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/like.jpg)


Title: Re: My grail ;)
Post by: scr33n on October 16, 2013, 03:32:39 PM
Cool catch!!! Robotron rulez  :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: My grail ;)
Post by: Muerto on October 16, 2013, 03:48:06 PM
Nice catch! :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: My grail ;)
Post by: gyruss on October 16, 2013, 04:00:17 PM
 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

Very nice cab, i wouldn't mind owning that. :)


Title: Re: My grail ;)
Post by: Level42 on October 16, 2013, 05:37:18 PM
Wow nice find !!!

Well, at least you had some practice playing Robotron on my Joust cab with these wacky Suzo sticks ! :):)

Congrats and pretty long road trip for (almost completely) our little country !  ;D


Title: Re: My grail ;)
Post by: xentraz on October 16, 2013, 10:06:19 PM
Cool cab, congrats.
Is it working?

Not yet....we are 90% sure that there is a problem with the power supply. Vond is currently looking at it.

Wow nice find !!!

Well, at least you had some practice playing Robotron on my Joust cab with these wacky Suzo sticks ! :):)

Congrats and pretty long road trip for (almost completely) our little country !  ;D


I sure did! ;D I got my personal highscore on your cab  :D



Title: Re: My grail ;)
Post by: Level42 on October 16, 2013, 10:19:15 PM
It's an honor Xentraz :):)

I wonder what kind of lousy sticks there were in there originally. You would expect them to be Wico's like the US version, and those are supposed to be nice quality joysticks right ?

Weird.....I wonder if my Joust and your Robotron were once at the same place because they got the same sticks hacked in :)

Luckily I have a set of NIB/NOS Wico's waiting for mine :)


Title: Re: My grail ;)
Post by: slowcade on October 17, 2013, 08:48:29 AM
I wonder what kind of lousy sticks there were in there originally.

This is mine, and afaik it's original.
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CtpNiSnZl4c/UF41yDBsudI/AAAAAAAACHU/WkYjpV1Pu_k/s1600/IMG_4477.jpg)


Title: Re: My grail ;)
Post by: Vond on October 17, 2013, 09:22:18 AM
Haha Slowcade, I love the ashtray on that one, pretty good thinking actually to preserve the cab!  8)


Title: Re: My grail ;)
Post by: xentraz on October 17, 2013, 09:43:52 AM
Some pics of the inside.. ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/ttm3vKo.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/mqqaopb.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/puG1OLK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/79S7Ntn.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Jd0Hqop.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/REniPwc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/sIH7dSU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ABYuLZ0.jpg)


Title: Re: My grail ;)
Post by: slowcade on October 17, 2013, 09:59:18 AM
Haha Slowcade, I love the ashtray on that one, pretty good thinking actually to preserve the cab!  8)

Yes! I thought about removing it at first, but I'll keep it "original". It came from a local arcade. The op had ashtrays on more or less all of his games, and it obviously did wonders for the cpo in this case.  :)


Title: Re: My grail ;)
Post by: slowcade on October 17, 2013, 10:02:06 AM
Some pics of the inside.. ;D

Looks like it's in quite nice condition! Congratulations again!  :)


Title: Re: My grail ;)
Post by: ckong on October 17, 2013, 12:05:17 PM
Congratulations, that is a very nice catch. I love Robotron, it is such a frantic game.  :)


Title: Re: My grail ;)
Post by: Vond on October 17, 2013, 12:20:46 PM
Congratulations, that is a very nice catch. I love Robotron, it is such a frantic game.  :)

Ha! I just remember you and Xentraz talking at the hotel bar at Eurocade '13 and she was telling you how much she'd love to have a Robotron cab!  8) And here we are now :D


Title: Re: My grail ;)
Post by: baritonomarchetto on October 17, 2013, 01:56:47 PM
Nice catch! very clean inside.

This is the second time i see that "transparent" monitor plastic cover: the first time was when i opened my euro joust some year ago  :D


Title: Re: My grail ;)
Post by: Level42 on October 17, 2013, 04:48:56 PM
I wonder what kind of lousy sticks there were in there originally.

This is mine, and afaik it's original.
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CtpNiSnZl4c/UF41yDBsudI/AAAAAAAACHU/WkYjpV1Pu_k/s1600/IMG_4477.jpg)

Those don't really look like Wico's or am I wrong ? I think the Wico's have longer shafts. I'd love to see a pic of the inside of that CP. Are they leaf or microswitch (let's hope not) ?



Title: Re: My grail ;)
Post by: vernimark on October 17, 2013, 05:03:03 PM
Wow!!  :spaceace:  :spaceace:  :spaceace:


Title: Re: My grail ;)
Post by: slowcade on October 17, 2013, 07:25:48 PM
Those don't really look like Wico's or am I wrong ? I think the Wico's have longer shafts. I'd love to see a pic of the inside of that CP. Are they leaf or microswitch (let's hope not) ?

More info here:
http://www.ukvac.com/forum/robotron-joystick-replacements_topic331022_page2.html (http://www.ukvac.com/forum/robotron-joystick-replacements_topic331022_page2.html)

It looks legit.  :)

Edit: I don't mean to hijack the thread, sorry.


Title: Re: My grail ;)
Post by: ckong on October 17, 2013, 07:36:17 PM
Congratulations, that is a very nice catch. I love Robotron, it is such a frantic game.  :)

Ha! I just remember you and Xentraz talking at the hotel bar at Eurocade '13 and she was telling you how much she'd love to have a Robotron cab!  8) And here we are now :D


Yep, I remember too. I'm happy that she found it so soon, unbelievable.  :)


Title: Re: My grail ;)
Post by: xentraz on October 17, 2013, 10:22:42 PM
Those don't really look like Wico's or am I wrong ? I think the Wico's have longer shafts. I'd love to see a pic of the inside of that CP. Are they leaf or microswitch (let's hope not) ?

More info here:
http://www.ukvac.com/forum/robotron-joystick-replacements_topic331022_page2.html (http://www.ukvac.com/forum/robotron-joystick-replacements_topic331022_page2.html)

It looks legit.  :) :)

Edit: I don't mean to hijack the thread, sorry.

I don't mind at all  :)