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31  General Chat / Technical Area / Zaccaria Space Fortress schematics on: June 22, 2016, 08:39:48 AM
I'm looking for diagram of Space Fortress by Zaccaria.

I have found the all the power supply (..or I belive so  roll eyes ) on the wooden board..

32  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Atari Xevious on: March 31, 2016, 10:15:12 PM
The cab is good like hardest is to get it in Italy.

..I hope you recover the Italian one, also (..looking for a "Biasini was here" somewhere on the Bertolino.. lol)
33  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: :: Je suis Circus Charlie :: RoadTrip to Paris! on: March 24, 2016, 07:35:01 AM

...and as you can see, there's enough space in the car for me, my wife, my daughter...and a full size cabinet!  Cool I love this car!  Smiley

It's a good start point for tips about "my next car: arcade + family all in one "

...but I think I'm out of the game, cause from a few I had my second baby..

..anyway Bruno: good Cab! I played this game in the '80, I remember..

Wonderful the FBI sticker!
34  General Chat / 'Business' Area : Buy/Sell/Trade / Re: [FOR SALE] LOT OF 162 ARCADE MACHINES on: March 05, 2016, 12:30:33 PM
..very nice for me same "empty shell" cab  Smiley

I'd like: Breakout, Scramble UR and Zac cocktail (and Taito too..).

..if will be an Italian "roped party" I'll be there..
35  General Chat / Artwork / Re: Zaccaria - Space Station - SideArt [Vector] on: February 26, 2016, 10:35:40 AM
Fantastic Giulio!!

Welcome back!
36  General Chat / Artwork / RAL Color for Zaccaria on: February 05, 2016, 11:36:47 AM
I don't know if It's a just talked topic...

Yesterday I have try to match RAL table color with 2 Zaccaria Control Panel (I have to repaint it) and 1 Quasar from frontal panel (..it's lack of CP)

The color are not the same to my eyes, anyway the closest are:

"DEEP BLUE" (..not so usual, I have see, Vanguard in Dark Blue ver.)--->  RAL 5011

BROWN (usual on Stars and Vanguard)---> RAL 8019

AUBERGINE (usual on Quasar)---> RAL 4007

..the not so closest to RAL it's for me the AUBERGINE (DARK VIOLET)..for the other probably I'll take a RAL Spray...

The paint color made on commission by reference pattern will be more accurate, but for one little surface, used 1 time only, probably the RAL standard spray will be good..

If you have more color to add I'll be happy to know..

37  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Space Shuttle by Zaccaria on: January 31, 2016, 10:32:53 AM
Graphics by Zaccaria are always extraordinary on cabs and pinballs.

Good Bela!
38  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: The Zaccaria WWW Picture Archive 2015 on: January 21, 2016, 12:14:58 AM
When Paul produce the Zacc's photo-rack, it's mean that another year it's fade out for real..

Many thanks, Paul.

39  General Chat / Technical Area / Re: Sidam database - updating on: January 05, 2016, 02:12:21 PM
Hi boys I get a lot of Sidam pcb so me and some others Italian collectors are writing down documentation on them.

Good Idea:
Collect many documentation on Sidam and elaborate it for retrace the story of this Italian factory!

It's possible, cause I think Sidam was the second Italian's videogame brand for material availability...
... I'd like a research about Model Racing Factory too  roll eyes

one revision about this: (http://www.retrocampus.com/2015/12/14/quelli-che-i-videogiochi-12-e-13-dicembre-2015/)

it's not "Space Invader (1978)" that Cab (and I hope the game inside) but "Space Invader Part II (1980)"

...I hope this can help..   
40  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: [Road Trip] Lunar Rescue from Genova on: January 04, 2016, 02:17:07 PM
Thanks boys!

Is it a clone of a well known game ? I have never heard of this title, but thats many time the case with bootlegs.

No Etienne, like MR Space Invader, this have inside a genuine TAITO PCB.

...like I told, probably Model Racing obtained the offical licence from Japan... "2 hint make one evidence"  Smiley..
41  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Zaccaria Super Cobra - completed on: January 04, 2016, 02:01:54 PM

.. wonderful the panel, with the "impossible to play for long" original Zacc's joy!

...also the "closed cab" stay with the "big rollerboard" below?
42  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Zaccaria Kangaroo - completed on: January 04, 2016, 01:49:37 PM

...always happy to see a Zacc complete!

..in Italy it's quite difficult to find this mini-cab version (flat marquee)..
.. but for this version it's more easy to find many rare game (like kangaroo) than regular Up Right (curved marquee).

...can you tell something about the cocktail... it's your "cleaning tools" support?  Wink   
43  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / [Road Trip] Lunar Rescue from Genova on: January 03, 2016, 03:23:34 PM
In this holyday I have found the time to "take my time"...
...so, once again, I'm embarassed to post this Road Trip... but my conclusion is: here it's the right place over all each other.. so..  roll eyes

This Road Trip was one year old.. oppps
..but was my very first "Road Trip" documented (I hope) in DLF style (after many wonderful one read here, I decide to try..)
..and.. for my first one " Original Cab "!!

..same week before the Road Trip I have answer to an advertisement...and the luck was by my side that time!!


Saturday, 20 Dicember 2014

Always start with a good espresso for wake up me!

The Cab-Mobile it's ready, and waiting to start...

This is the Trip...about 200 km far away

Xmas is in the air...

..around Milano the traffic was intense for a Saturday at 6.00 AM..but this wasn't the problem I was afraid...

..this was my problem: the FOG outside the city!! ...I hope it don't follow me along the whole Road Trip!

I was very lucky, and the worst part of famous "Serravalle" motorway the fog fade for the sun!

..but, probably for the incoming Xmas week holydays, fraffic to Genova was annunced

...but anyway, I'm happy the same for the good weather condition (It's could be a driving nightmare with the fog!)

... like I said..

..I'm just arrive to Genova..

..the city!!

...from this moment I have a problem: I have forget at home the mobile phone charger  roll eyes,

and for high battery absorption of GPS accross the Liguria's mountain and tunnel, I have only the charge to make one call to the seller for meet up us...

so the other photo are made just return at home ...anyway:


this is the wrapped beast just unloaded from the car!

Model Racing (one of my favorite Italian brand):  Lunar Rescue

..good side art!

..bezel detail..

...and this is the recap of that Road Trip.

..I hope you enjoy.


44  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: [Road Trip] Space Invaders rescue on Appennini on: January 03, 2016, 12:00:56 PM
Many thanks for the feedback, boys (Etienne, Chris, Andrč, Laszo, Dean, Digimon,..) !

Model racing? I think it's the first time I see that Italian brand here!  Huh? Interesting!
It's funny, that Italian cabinet has the look of the Taito SI model, but the control panel is like the Midway version, with buttons to control the ship (it's a white joystick commonly used on the Taito version if I remember well...).

Yes Bruno, I'm trying to rake same information about the story of Model Racing..but it's difficult for lack of information about..
Probably, this factoy obtain the offical Taito's license for a lot of game, for Italy between end of '70 and early '80.
The PCB inside it's a genuine TAITO. So it's the only official one for Italy, I think.

Zaccaria "The Invaders" (a great quality Cab..like all Zacc cab), very close to this and original too, it's a bootleg (and also the other famous, very different cab,  Sidam "Invasion"... like many other bootleg from little handcrafted factory).

Wow Nice roadtrip. Maybe we can do some bigger one together .. Let us know if it works.

Yes, I'd like.

So the  ̶a̶r̶c̶a̶d̶e̶  cab works fine or do you have to repair something?

The Cab need care: it's out of service now.. my first problem it's the lack of time for a costant work on it, and the place of storage the cab, now spread a litte here, a little there... but this will be a long terms hobby..and I'll work on it
45  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / [Road Trip] Space Invaders rescue on Appennini on: January 02, 2016, 02:31:57 PM
..I was a litte embarrassed to write this mine road trip...cause I know it's not so well documented like the DLF usual standard.

Anyway I decide to write my little contribution to this, never dead, wonderful forum.

The story start in the middle of this African summer, when an advertisement had caught my attention ...
Some time further, I decided to contact the advertiser, but with the upcoming holidays in August at the start, and the pressing work of closing the season, I could not combine anything concrete, except a little safe " ..we'll take an agreement after holydays .. ".

..finally that moment came for real, and the first weekend in early Fall was the day!

Let's start the ROAD TRIP!!

September 26, 2015, Saturday

... as usual mine Roadtrip starts an early morning, with a good espresso..

..the "Cab-mobile" is Ready

..for "no surprises" I do the full, immediately

..this is the trip: over 250 Km for arrival ... and the return, maybe even more ...
.. I have warned my friends of Reggio Emilia I'm in the nearby and we make a lunch meeting together towards the 13.00..I'll hope to get all, on time!

... Obviously part that dawn has not yet come ... I will see the light Km later

.. Direction Bologna: motorway straights comfortable 3 ... and than 4 lanes!

..a mirage after about two hours of non-stop driving...it's the sunrise!

...not so far from destination...but I will be back here (and not by motorway) for lunch!

..this clouds in the sky worry me...anyway : still exit Modena reached!

..I do drive by the navigator ...I'll start to climb the Apennini !

The sky is clearing for luck, and the view is very beautiful, the fascinating panorama
... But I have the impression that the Navigator is in the grip of some bug in the system ..

..and fact these roads that I wanted to go I do not seem the ultimate in comfort ...
..I hope only not to hole a tire on these streets..
..from now on driving it is very tense and I will not touch more room for photos ... except to say that:

TA-DA !!!
Here's what to expect at my destination!

..the Space Invaders by Model Racing !! ..one of my favorites Italian "brand"!

... Load the beast itself was not simple thing ..
.. however, having already loaded it's cousin "Lunar Resque" I just know it's possible to charge ..

..charge it for some mm, of course!

..and almost driving with legs crashed.

..and I regret for this a little: the hotel on Modena's Appenini... a fine structure, fell into ruin ..
The Space Invaders, came from there: the little games room ...
I wonder how many kids at the time, went beyond to make vacation and play games all afternoon or evening closing, before getting into the room, with the last "100 Lire" for the last day play in the pocket, before going to sleep ..
Although I can not stop the decline of modern times, however, I believe that, at least a piece of this "lost world" was saved by this catch...

..it's time to go back to the north, and to relieve the hardships of the day with a tasty lunch with my Arcade's friend in Reggio Emilia.

..unfortunately, as often happens to me in the back, a little fatigue and Km, I have not properly documented the total Km (about 600) and the discharge of Cab ... Roll Eyes

..anyway I hope you enjoyed this road trip sharing...

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