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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2010, 10:37:36 AM »

Well, let's just hope the force will be with us with those vector babies. The great thing is that I kept my custom-made frame for converging the CRT.

I'm in love with the Gravitar. So far, I've played it a couple times on Mame, but _again_ I got struck by playing Mame and the real thing. It's simply incredible....the zooming in on the planets, the explosions, the game logo, it's a piece of art ! (Not to mention the artwork....)


Great report Erik you even got my with the jokes Wink

Excellent photo-shopping Bruno ! Cheesy

I love Britain, it's beautiful country-side, it's lovely old cottages and pubs, and of course the friendly people !

Yes, that's what Erik meant. They are pretty clumsy when transporting cabs.

For anyone who will need to transport a SW cockpit in the future: uses some wedges. We used some left over planks from Simon that had some extra wood mounted to it and formed excellent wedges). Slide them under the sides but not too far, so that the wheels are just lifted off the floor.
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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2010, 05:38:25 AM »

 Cool great road trip...i really enjoyed reading it ...
Thank you for sharing !!!!
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« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2010, 07:25:53 PM »

Cool great road trip...i really enjoyed reading it ...
Thank you for sharing !!!!

+1  Cool Space Ace
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« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2010, 01:13:21 PM »

Erik,

Seeing you enjoyed it so much you can have anothe road trip and come and get this Battlezone and Centipede Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2010, 09:36:33 PM »

Erik,

Seeing you enjoyed it so much you can have anothe road trip and come and get this Battlezone and Centipede Cheesy

Thanks, but no thanks. I made another road trip today, and for the coming period my car is totally out of gas.  Grin
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« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2010, 06:41:36 PM »

Another road trip today - sort of anyway:



































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« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2010, 07:32:32 PM »

{INSERT LOTS OF JEALOUSY HERE}

Seeing that minty fresh Amplifone tube.....I kinda regret not joining in....

On the other hand.....I know the figures that you covered on that bill......... Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2010, 08:01:49 PM »

(Brand?) new tube but also (brand?) new XY chassis?  Shocked
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« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2010, 08:03:50 PM »

On the other hand.....I know the figures that you covered on that bill......... Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

Pssst, I didn't tell my wife yet. Will probably never do. But as I told you, sometimes a man has got to do what a man has got to do. And don't be afraid, you will have lots of chances to lay your hands on the tube, as a matter of fact, I'm counting on you to build it up.  Cheesy  Will be a nice challenge for you, won't it?

I already disassembled the old, low-res tube with the hidious convergence:













What's the best way to clean those filty parts?


@Bruno, André will rehaul the original XY chassis for me.
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« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2010, 08:09:01 PM »

eh, wasn't your star wars monitor working already? and where did you get that tube from?
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« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2010, 08:15:06 PM »

eh, wasn't your star wars monitor working already? and where did you get that tube from?

Yes, it was working, but I was not satisfied with the convergence and with the fact that it is a low-res monitor. Andr;e can tell you all about it.

And because she is special (she as in : my SW cockpit) I decided to get a brand new mid-res monitor which will give me a much better picture and probably also a much better convergence. Of course I'm fortunate to have a vector monitor specialist as a friend 

The monitor came from hawkeye, Scotty told me that he only had two of these left, so I guess I'm lucky (I hope). It was not cheap, and shipping and custom clearance costs are a killer, but then again, sometimes a hobby is expensive.
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« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2010, 09:59:34 PM »

congrats! I hope to be able to play the game on a real vector monitor someday.
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« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2013, 11:35:00 PM »

I don't know why, but I just wanted to bump this thread.....it was such an awesome trip !




Did anyone recognize the Hoovercraft in this picture ?
You can see the huge propellors and below is the skirt clearly visible..

 Pretty amazing, they were standing there rusting away. I travelled on one of these crossing the channel many years ago. It was a bumpy ride, a bit like a very poor train track. I hope they will keep at least one of them going...but fuel prices are killer for those things....

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« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2013, 08:57:03 AM »

I don't know why, but I just wanted to bump this thread.....it was such an awesome trip !

Maybe because you are in the mood to fix that monitor ?  Grin
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« Reply #29 on: January 30, 2013, 12:11:05 PM »

thanks for bumping this thread. Smiley Pics from a Gravitar, SW Cocpit, Quantum (!), Major Havoc, Asteroids is worth a daily bump.
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