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« on: December 12, 2009, 03:52:12 PM »




Just a couple of days ago a very rare fast freddie game was on sale on ebay germay. since the seller wasn't willing to ship the item to other european countries, i was contacted by michael "muerto" who asked me if i could bid on the game and pick it up for him. fortunately, the seller's location wasn't too far out, so i happily agreed to help out a fellow arcade friend. roadtrip - here i come ...





one of my best friends, patrik, who also gives me the chance to store some of my games in his shed, has always wanted to come on a roadtrip with me and because this one isn't going to take too long, he is on board for a lauda - worms roundtrip!  Smiley

only a couple of minutes in, it's slightly starting to rain and obviously the water tank for the windshield is empty Angry



filling it up



arriving in worms



the seller had told me that his location lies in a pedestrian area where you have to be on time to be allowed to enter with your car. fortunately, we arrive 15 minutes before "closing time"  Cool



be careful, don't run over any pedestrians!



the seller also told me that we either need four people or a trolly to get the game out. i brought the latter ...



down in the cellar - don't forget to turn off the light (after you leave)!



and here it is, waiting in a very tiny (but dry) storage room: fast freddie



of course i ask the seller to turn on the game to see if it's still working (because it was advertised like that). this is what i see ...



holy smoke, it's f****** time pilot, not fast freddie. i tell the seller that he has the wrong game in his cabinet, he answers that he never realized that and that it was like that when he got the game.



i'm calling michael to give him the bad news and to ask him what to do. although a fast freddie pcb will be damn hard to find (i guess), he still wants to have the game, but i should try to bargain with the seller - which i'm happy to do Wink fortunately, it's not too difficult to convince the seller to let go of some serious , so the deal is done and we can start trying to get the game through the narrow door and up the even narrower staircase.



philipp - the seller



in fact, the staircase is so narrow, that the trolly won't fit underneath the cab, so we have to place a thick blanket on the stairs (to protect the artwork), put the game on its side and push it up the stairs!



puh, this was hard!



still very heavy though  Ghost



out of the dark, into the light!



and into the car with it ...



task completed  Smiley



time to head home, but of course a roadtrip won't be a real roadtrip without a stop at a fastfood restaurant, so here we are  arrow





nothing spectacular happens on our way home, so we unload the game at patrik's shed from where it will be sent off to denmark!



but wait, now that we're back home i take a closer look at those stickers on top of the game  arrow



it says: NEW - TIME PILOT  Wink no more comments but this  arrow Twisted


 
one country, three counties, 374 kilometers, 5 hours 38 minutes on the road - this roadtrip is OFFICIALLY OVER - but the game hasn't reached its final desination yet!

stay tuned ...

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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2009, 04:05:31 PM »

Nice story! Too bad it has the wrong pcb... But the right one will be found eventually!

It seems hamburgers are the favourite food of arcade roadtrippers Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2009, 06:23:04 PM »

1st. Thx for douing this Ully! - you are truly a very good friend, and that i wont forget!
cant wait to get the game home, though -as you say- the hunt starts for a FF PCB!  Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2009, 07:02:15 PM »

I'm sure you'll find one!

I thought I would never find a SegaSonic pcb, then I thought the same about the trackball panel for it...

Patience, looking at the right place and the right time and help from other forum members is what you need! A post in the wanted section will make other members aware and they'll notify you if they encounter one. That's how I got the trackball panel for SegaSonic Smiley. I'm still very grateful for all the help offers I got, DLF/ALS is a really nice community. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2009, 08:40:57 PM »

Nice addition to your collection Muerto, and a FF PCB will sure pop up somewhere sometime. And knowing the community on this forum, you won't be alone searching for it!  Smiley

It's also nice to know that Ully likes to act as a cab courier, this extends my geographic search area considerably  lol lol
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2009, 08:58:41 PM »

@muerto: Bummer for the wrong PCB, but the cabinet is nice
like said before , the comunity will let you know if somebody sees the PCB that you need

@Ully: Thats a very nice thing to do for a fellow collector, as for muerto's reaction, i can see that is really appriciated  Cheesy

i wish there where more people that think in this way, its sometimes so simple to help somebody out

did patrick enjoyed "the arcade lifestyle roadtrip experience" ?
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2009, 09:23:37 PM »

It's also nice to know that Ully likes to act as a cab courier, this extends my geographic search area considerably  lol lol

Grin sure thing: you get me that atari basketball from the belgium warehouse, i'll get you something else from over here and we meet in the middle  Space Ace
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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2009, 09:27:14 PM »

i wish there where more people that think in this way, its sometimes so simple to help somebody out

did patrick enjoyed "the arcade lifestyle roadtrip experience" ?

thx for the kind words, etienne  Kiss

patrik enjoyed the trip big time and i'm sure he'll be joining me again in the future. he HAS TO when i finally get the chance to pick up my pole position cockpit because he's the guy with the trailer!  Cool
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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2009, 09:29:58 PM »

he's the guy with the trailer!  Cool

and the storage as i recall correct  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2009, 09:33:38 PM »

and the storage as i recall correct  Grin

and the guy who's asking over and over again: "ully, when are we going to carry another cab up into your apartment?". and he's NOT asking that because he need space in his shed, but because he likes the experience / the adventure / the excitement of bringing games up the stairs Wink.
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« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2009, 09:36:50 PM »

 Grin Grin Grin  that reminds me this picture:

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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2009, 12:07:41 PM »

Nice Road Trip Ully... and very cool to do it for an Arcade friend  Kiss  Wink

I've never played that game, but that lovely cabinet and the beautiful artworks give me the desire to test it on mame  Cool

Ok... bad surprise regarding the wrong board, but... at least you got a discount... and Time Pilot is not a bad game at all... far from it  Tongue

A new game for Muerto, a new road trip for Superully...



What else?  Wink Grin

Well, we are waiting the second part of the story :  "on the way to Muerto... "  Cool


Of course  arrow



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« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2009, 12:33:45 PM »

I guess finding a FF PCB is not that easy....It's a Euro-only machine.
Alternatively (but probably even harder to find) you could try to find a Fly-Boy PCB (the original).

A time pilot PCB is worth a good amount of money IIRC.
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« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2009, 01:31:09 PM »

you can ofcourse mame it untill you find the correct PDB
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« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2009, 01:32:23 PM »

you can ofcourse mame it untill you find the correct PDB

have a look at muerto's avatar  Wink
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