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Title: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: cebulba on February 26, 2015, 10:53:40 PM
 :roll:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n0k6_Vr6IM


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Tyrem on February 26, 2015, 11:31:09 PM
this sad story keeps us busy for days now. :( so many cabs gone forever.


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: PaulSwan on February 27, 2015, 12:56:22 AM
Son of a bitch that's a the remains of a Zac cockpit and it has the f*cking foot pedal!!! See 5:09.

If anyone knows anything about this place and is nearby, please grab the remains of the cockpit - the IGR power brick, boards, control panel and THE FOOT PEDAL and the cash box door. Well, everything that's not wood (except the back door, that I also need). And if you see them laying around, the instruction cards from the glass.

Paul.


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Muerto on February 27, 2015, 06:09:02 AM
Holy f*****g sh*t, has this been vandalized or? :-[ :-[ :-[ - my German is a bit rusty...
Does anybody know where this is???

EDIT
Did a little list, was in a hurry, so please fill in the blanks!
0:03 - Sega Rally
0:25 - ?
0:27 - Capcom Bowling?
0:42 - Daytona USA
0:44 - Double Sitdown, which?
0:45 - Double Sitdown, which?
0:51 - Sega Hang On
0:51 - Pole Position 2
0:54 - Sega Hang On
0:56 - Zaccaria??
1:01 - Double Driver??
1:08 - Sega Footbal something?
1:26 - 4 x Cosmogmng..??..??
2:02 - Grand Champion Cockpit
2:10 - VS. SEGA
2:14 - Speed Up
2:29 - Virtua Cop
2:30 - 2 x MANX TT
2:34 - MANX TT
2:39 - SEGA Rally UR
3:06 - NBA Jam
3:26 - Point Blanc
3:31 - Operation Thunderbolt
3:39 - NFL??
3:40 - Final Lap
3:44 - Pole Position Cockpit
3:46 - Area 51
3:49 - Smash TV
3:56 - Monarco GP
3:58 - Rolling Thunder
4:02 - Rampage
4:03 - Breakout
4:05 - Pole Position
4:06 - Cosmic Something??? Universal cab
4:11 - T-MEK
4:13 - 2 x Road Riot 4WD
4:15 - Defender!!!!
4:18 - Space Zap Caberet
4:24 - Atari System 1 cab
4:25 - Cosmic Gorilla??
4:26 - Grand Champion Cockpit
4:40 - Break Out
4:42 - Daytona USA UR
5:26 - 2 x Lucky and Wild
5:27 - Race Driver
5:35 - Driving game...
5:39 - Sega/Gremling cab
5:42 - Taitronics Football??
5:53 - Atari System 1 cab (Did I all ready count this?)
6:35 - Darious??!!
6:56 - Aria 51
7:00 - Jurassic park
8:31 - NFL


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: nilfisk on February 27, 2015, 07:01:54 AM
Is this the "Vossen" place the AZ guys have been talking about over the last few days?
http://www.arcadezentrum.com/forum/showthread.php?24227-Arcade-Friedhof-in-Worms/

If so, someone should be able to get the parts for Paul, I think some of the german guys are rather close to Worms (Laschek?).


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Luigi on February 27, 2015, 08:25:38 AM
Paul, 'someone' will take care of this foot pedal this afternoon!

Why do you think did I ask so many questions yesterday? ;)

When I saw the first pictures I immediateley remembered that Buck Rogers cockpit and I was like 'please someone has bought/saved that cab'. Then I saw a picture with the foot pedal and the controller and some wood around it and my heart missed a beat. Then I thought 'wow, I can help Paul with that' :)

I will look around to see if there's more left of it and grab it. But the pictures and the videos show nothing I recognized as a part of the cockpit...so not too much hope here, please  :-\


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Level42 on February 27, 2015, 09:09:58 AM
Mmmmmm, Spaze Zap cabaret ? I missed that, is it the upright version with the mirror ?

Probably broken anyway now.

Clearly some guys had some "fun" on those poor machines.... :twisted:

But indeed, stuff there that still can be of value.....noticed the Zacc cockpit steering wheel right away and thought that would be useful for someone ;)

PP cockpit looks  like it survived a bit ? Too bad it's not a bit longer in the video ;)




Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Thwocker on February 27, 2015, 09:16:23 AM
Did a little list, was in a hurry, so please fill in the blanks!

4:06 - Cosmic Monsters
4:25 - Cosmic Guerilla

Ouch, two lovely Universal games... I could use the marquees if they were still around; someone headed over there?

Cheers,
Marco


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: nilfisk on February 27, 2015, 10:51:13 AM
I'd also really like to get my hands on that Breakout shell .... :(


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: kos71 on February 27, 2015, 01:13:19 PM
dammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

I go there about once a month to see one of my best customer and i did not knew that excited .

I am so sad


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: PaulSwan on February 27, 2015, 04:18:06 PM
Thanks Luigi! At least some good will come of this.
Paul.


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: DarthNuno on February 27, 2015, 08:34:10 PM
Holy shit!  :shock: :evil:
What happened there?! I'm a little off Internet these last weeks, so I wasn't aware of this mess!  :shock:
In short, do these games belong to a group of private collectors? (the guys on that video?) ...and they found their games broken like that! The worst nightmare possible! Shit! :evil:


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Purity on February 27, 2015, 09:13:17 PM
A terrible shame to see those cabs smashed, but some good can come out of this like Paul said, with parts that people may need for their games?


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Tyrem on February 27, 2015, 09:27:44 PM
Holy shit!  :shock: :evil:
What happened there?! I'm a little off Internet these last weeks, so I wasn't aware of this mess!  :shock:
In short, do these games belong to a group of private collectors? (the guys on that video?) ...and they found their games broken like that! The worst nightmare possible! Shit! :evil:

everything was unfolding last saturday.
an operator called Vossen from worms/germany collected a huge amount of cabs over the years. unfortunately that guy had a terrible reputation. little facts are known why the cabs are in the current condition. the rumor is that he smashed them due to a legal dispute with the landlord of the storage. at leat that is what he told to some german collectors. no matter what happened... it is a terrible shame. we all would have loved to help.. if we only had known. but the vossen-guy is famous for his strange state of mind. everybody dealing with him in the past told me that he was a real pain in the a...

the german community is constantly traveling to the storage to save what is left. there are still a hell of a lot of shells in there. jochen and the guys from neustadt called me a few hours ago. let's see what the are able to save.


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: apfelanni on February 27, 2015, 09:46:26 PM
the vid was done about 3 days after the party started , when most cabs have been trashed , gutted or taken . dunno how many have been there some weeks or months ago . maybe 100-200 ?! hard to tell . its frustrating to stand by watching a bunch of idiots trashing stuff worth thousends of eus for maybe 50 eu scrap metal reward .

to make things worse i ve unburried an old vid taken on the location some years ago .. arcade is a one way trip leading into madness ..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnkyA3yrUYY

or if u prefer 480 p

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mb0drf9k64v1brf/VOSSENS-ARCADE.mpeg?dl=0


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 28, 2015, 10:37:29 AM
the vid was done about 3 days after the party started , when most cabs have been trashed , gutted or taken . dunno how many have been there some weeks or months ago . maybe 100-200 ?! hard to tell . its frustrating to stand by watching a bunch of idiots trashing stuff worth thousends of eus for maybe 50 eu scrap metal reward .

to make things worse i ve unburried an old vid taken on the location some years ago .. arcade is a one way trip leading into madness ..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnkyA3yrUYY

or if u prefer 480 p

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mb0drf9k64v1brf/VOSSENS-ARCADE.mpeg?dl=0

Why not upload the 480P version to YouTube ?


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Thwocker on February 28, 2015, 11:12:50 AM
the german community is constantly traveling to the storage to save what is left. there are still a hell of a lot of shells in there. jochen and the guys from neustadt called me a few hours ago. let's see what the are able to save.

If they can save the two Universal shells, I'd be happy to buy them; I can always use empty shells for my Universal collection

Cheers,
Marco


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Purity on February 28, 2015, 11:59:11 AM
the vid was done about 3 days after the party started , when most cabs have been trashed , gutted or taken . dunno how many have been there some weeks or months ago . maybe 100-200 ?! hard to tell . its frustrating to stand by watching a bunch of idiots trashing stuff worth thousends of eus for maybe 50 eu scrap metal reward .

to make things worse i ve unburried an old vid taken on the location some years ago .. arcade is a one way trip leading into madness ..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnkyA3yrUYY

or if u prefer 480 p

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mb0drf9k64v1brf/VOSSENS-ARCADE.mpeg?dl=0

I really liked the video of how it was.  Looks like an amazing arcade, and such a shame it is now a pile of rubbish.  Is it possible to upload the video with the actual sound from the arcade rather than music?


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: bartie on February 28, 2015, 05:28:57 PM
It is a shot in the dark but would there be a gaelco speed up 2 player be around.
I only need the middle between the 2 cabs.
I don't care if it is broken or beaten up.
On the video i see only 1 cab maybe there is a second one somewhere.


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: apfelanni on March 01, 2015, 07:10:49 PM
the video wasnt done by me .. feel free to do whatever u want with it . i dont remeber who the author was or if he archived the original sounds . i m not familiar with tubeuploads nore will i registre for that .


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Luigi on March 01, 2015, 07:12:14 PM
It is a shot in the dark but would there be a gaelco speed up 2 player be around.
I only need the middle between the 2 cabs.
I don't care if it is broken or beaten up.
On the video i see only 1 cab maybe there is a second one somewhere.



It might be helpful to post a picture of what exactly you need ;)


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: PaulSwan on March 01, 2015, 08:08:16 PM
There is a guy in the UK trying to restore a Taito Field Goal upright but gave up because he couldn't find the marque, spinner & board set. There is a side view of a cab in the "wreck" video (a classic Taito/Taitronics with an American football player on the side). If you can strip the parts off it you'll likely save another cab...
http://www.paulswan.me/temp/FieldGoal.JPG (http://www.paulswan.me/temp/FieldGoal.JPG)
Paul.


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Alpha1 on March 01, 2015, 08:59:14 PM
Does anyone know what happened to the Time Traveller?


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Luigi on March 01, 2015, 08:59:43 PM
There is a guy in the UK trying to restore a Taito Field Goal upright but gave up because he couldn't find the marque, spinner & board set. There is a side view of a cab in the "wreck" video (a classic Taito/Taitronics with an American football player on the side). If you can strip the parts off it you'll likely save another cab...
http://www.paulswan.me/temp/FieldGoal.JPG (http://www.paulswan.me/temp/FieldGoal.JPG)
Paul.


If I go there a 2nd time I will pull out at least the bezel and the controlpanel of that Field Goal-cab. They're both in great shape and I would be happy if I could help to save a machine :)  Unfortunateley no PCBs or marquee....maybe one of the other guys did take it from there and we can get it as well.


edit: I cannot remember such a cab like Time Traveler...sorry :(


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Alpha1 on March 01, 2015, 09:00:50 PM
If anyone can save Grand Champion parts that would be awesome also!

Like the monitor glass!!!


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Luigi on March 01, 2015, 09:04:29 PM
If anyone can save Grand Champion parts that would be awesome also!

Like the monitor glass!!!


Folks, please post pictures or at least link to pictures so we know what we are supposed to find  :-\

This one?

(http://thearcadeboneyard.com/monitor_glass/images/grand%20champion%20monitor%20glass%204.JPG)

I cannot remember that, too. Maybe other people already pulled it.


Ol, where did you spot that Time Traveler? Picture or video with time, please.  There is so much stuff and rubbish and there is no light so it's really a PITA to find stuff...even if you have no clue where to look.


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Alpha1 on March 01, 2015, 09:25:21 PM
Hi!

The Time Traveller is in this video, which shows the place with people in playing the games and having a good time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xnkyA3yrUYY

Time Traveller flyer: http://flyers.arcade-museum.com/?page=thumbs&db=videodb&id=1213


The Grand Champion cockpit is laying on it's back - the bezel looks complete and not smashed. Flyer:

http://flyers.arcade-museum.com/?page=thumbs&db=videodb&id=3428


If you can help with any information or parts that would be FANTASTIC!!!








Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Luigi on March 01, 2015, 09:37:21 PM
Hi!

The Time Traveller is in this video, which shows the place with people in playing the games and having a good time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xnkyA3yrUYY

Time Traveller flyer: http://flyers.arcade-museum.com/?page=thumbs&db=videodb&id=1213


The Grand Champion cockpit is laying on it's back - the bezel looks complete and not smashed. Flyer:

http://flyers.arcade-museum.com/?page=thumbs&db=videodb&id=3428


If you can help with any information or parts that would be FANTASTIC!!!

And where did you see the Grand Champion.....pic or video?

I will do my very best but I really doubt that anything is still on the same place like in this video ;)



Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Alpha1 on March 01, 2015, 09:47:18 PM
I'll get a pic, I saw the grand champion broken in half. Will find it.


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Luigi on March 02, 2015, 08:45:22 AM
I think I got it in the video. The cab on the right. AFAIR it wasn't there anymore on Friday....or at least not at this place. I will see if I can find it.

Does somebody know the driving cab on the left? This gone as well but I could save the bezel.



Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Level42 on March 02, 2015, 12:57:45 PM
The steering wheel looks to have the Kee logo on it, but that doesn't say much, the cab doesn't ring a bell...


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: caincan on March 04, 2015, 09:59:49 PM
 :P it's weird.. not the first time that it would occur at "big scales".   we remember the weird facts for "Luna city arcade" finale showdown...

beware Darthnuno & Superully,  (and myself among some others..),    madness is reachable at a point..  ;D


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Level42 on March 04, 2015, 11:04:02 PM
Uh....but at Luna City the cabs weren't smashed, right ??


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Muerto on March 05, 2015, 06:05:55 AM
No cabs where harmed at Luna City, he kept a few, and the rest where sold off...


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: caincan on March 05, 2015, 08:07:33 PM
yep or what we read of..  but i assimilate it about "mental" issues  we all can have at a high point of collecting unusual stuff and become crazies..  (lunacity had psychiatric troubles.. vossens.. well it's weird too..  that wouldnt be the least.. and loads of people cant figure we can handle this at a point,  perhaps they are right..  or we are beyond this point.. and that is sometimes danger..)



Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Level42 on March 05, 2015, 08:26:20 PM
All I know about Peter from Luna City is that the issue was a divorce. I don't know the details and I don't have to know, it's sad as it is....but I have Peter on my friends list on Facebook and AFAIK he's doing OK now.

But yes, you never know....it's true.


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Muerto on March 07, 2015, 12:34:15 PM
All I know about Peter from Luna City is that the issue was a divorce. I don't know the details and I don't have to know, it's sad as it is....but I have Peter on my friends list on Facebook and AFAIK he's doing OK now.

But yes, you never know....it's true.

Good to hear hes doing ok.


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: bartie on March 07, 2015, 06:08:01 PM
Is there anyone here who is looking for something because I will go and see Saturday the 14/03.
If it's not too big and fits in a citroen berlingo and it is still there i can take it back with me to belguim.


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Luigi on March 07, 2015, 10:03:00 PM
Is there anyone here who is looking for something because I will go and see Saturday the 14/03.
If it's not too big and fits in a citroen berlingo and it is still there i can take it back with me to belguim.

Do yourself a favour and take someone with you...even if it's for holding the light only ;)


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Alpha1 on March 07, 2015, 10:27:33 PM
Hey Bartie

Yes please!!!

Need:

 Taito Grand Champion. Control Panel, monitor bezel and display score, PCBs!!
 Taito Field Goal. Control Panel, PCB and marquee
 Sega Time Traveller stuff if it is still there!

Anything Taito Taitronics :d

Can pay $$
 


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Luigi on March 08, 2015, 11:21:31 AM
Bartie, please listen to me. I really recommend to go there by daylight. The place is a complete MESS and the danger of stumbling over some of the debris in the dark and getting serious injuries is very high!! Plus you won't see very much unless you install some serious lighting to light up the whole area.

Go on Sunday, or rent a room in Worms from Saturday to Sunday. This place is abandoned (except the assholes who go there to even increase the mess) and there's a decent distance to a hous with people living inside so no one will be disturbed on Sunday.

And don't forget to bring a cordless screwdriver. You also might need some drills to remove rusted screws....guess where I know from  :roll:


Ol, I already pulled the bezel of the Grand Champion. You never mentioned the other parts, only the bezel. The controlpanel was broken, what could be pulled is the wheel, the shifter and the gauge(s). Don't know if the wood with the score display can be easily removed. We (ajhippel and I) had some trouble getting the bezel out. We had to go from the back and removed the monitor. Maybe it's only removing some screws to get the whole thing out.

The controlpanel and the bezel of the Field Goal are gone meanwhile, don't know who got it now  :-\   Marquee and PCBs had already been removed before.



Good luck, guys!


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: bartie on March 08, 2015, 11:38:29 AM
No i don't need money.
I do it for the hobby.
I want to go so if i stay there 1u or 2u it is the same for me.
As long as i can put it in my car it is ok for me.



Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Thwocker on March 08, 2015, 12:13:42 PM
Thanks to Jochen, one of the Universal cab shells was saved - my hero!

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Wurstkopp on March 08, 2015, 12:33:06 PM
Thanks to some guy from a german forum my Smash TV panel and thanks to Luigi the Soundboard + pot were saved - my heroes!


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Tyrem on March 08, 2015, 12:40:33 PM
Thanks to some guy from a german forum my Smash TV panel and thanks to Luigi the Soundboard + pot were saved - my heroes!

Jochen saved a Space Zap mini. A lot of work ahead... but at least it is here now.
We also saved some boards... no idea what we have there though.


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Luigi on March 08, 2015, 12:52:35 PM
No i don't need money.
I do it for the hobby.
I want to go so if i stay there 1u or 2u it is the same for me.
As long as i can put it in my car it is ok for me.

Ah dammit, I completeley forgot  :(

I have the bezel and the controlpanel for your Universal shell!!!

I can give it to some dutch guys I will meet end of march or bring it to Eurocade in September :)


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Thwocker on March 08, 2015, 01:17:14 PM
amazing news, thanks so much!
that sounds like a great method to get it to me, thanks!   :spaceace:


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Alpha1 on March 08, 2015, 04:46:43 PM
Luigi you star!!!! Well done. Still interested in the other parts, maybe they can be saved on the 14th

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: bartie on March 08, 2015, 09:27:50 PM
Luigi has given me a map with where the cabinets are and hopefully I can bring something back.


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Luigi on March 08, 2015, 10:00:38 PM
Luigi has given me a map with where the cabinets are and hopefully I can bring something back.



Crossing fingers you can get what you need.

Don't forget to wear some heavy duty working shoes. Each time I returned home some glass shards fell from my shoes ;)

Oh and you want to be careful if some of those vandals come back to join you!!!!!


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Alpha1 on March 08, 2015, 10:28:06 PM
I presume people saved some of the Darius parts and PCB etc


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Luigi on March 09, 2015, 08:51:02 AM
I don't know who pulled all the PCBs but the only PCBs (except monitor chassis) I have found was a Midway Z80-Board (Bowling Alley) and the Sound-PCB in Smash-TV.
There are no PCBs left in the remaining cabs.




Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Alpha1 on March 09, 2015, 09:16:17 AM
Ok thanks Luigi for the update. Did Grand Champion have the small score display panel still?  :spaceace:


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Luigi on March 09, 2015, 09:29:24 AM
Ok thanks Luigi for the update. Did Grand Champion have the small score display panel still?  :spaceace:

Forgot to take a picture of what's left of it. Everything behind the bezel was still there....last Monday. What exactly are you longing for? Got a picture?


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: cebulba on March 09, 2015, 05:48:07 PM
here are some more pics:

http://tote-pixel.de/pixel/672-untergang-einer-arcade.html (http://tote-pixel.de/pixel/672-untergang-einer-arcade.html)


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 09, 2015, 06:03:40 PM
Sad sight  :-\

Zacc Astrowars in the pile :

(http://tote-pixel.de/images/sigplus/Vossens%20Arcade/DSC_2610.jpg)


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Luigi on March 09, 2015, 07:05:33 PM
The cab was pulled out, Etienne, it's safe...at least I hope it's safe  ::)


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Muerto on March 09, 2015, 07:10:14 PM
Every time I read something in this topic, it makes me sad, and angry.... WTF, those f-ing idiots that did this should burn in a very bright red glowing place! :evil: :evil: :evil:


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Level42 on March 09, 2015, 09:20:14 PM
Damn this is so sad....thanks for putting up the story behind it too....I hadn't read it yet....terrible !!!

Did anyone take that Off-road ? Looks rescuable....it has a Dutch license by the way !!!!!!

The whole thing actually reminds me of what those IS bastards are doing in Iraq....


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: bartie on April 02, 2015, 10:08:26 PM
this is how we found it.

https://picasaweb.google.com/113024048179008222389/April22015?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCOXPtY77-tG1CA&feat=directlink



Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Alpha1 on April 02, 2015, 10:40:02 PM
Picture 34 has a vector monitor sitting on top of all the rubbish - looks like it might be ok!


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: Alpha1 on April 02, 2015, 10:42:56 PM
What Taito cab is in picture 64? :(


Title: Re: Cry for arcadetina
Post by: muddymusic on April 03, 2015, 10:09:47 AM
Nice a Rampage control panel in one piece in there. It really hurts to see these pictures  :'(