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« on: March 04, 2010, 11:47:16 PM »





Today it was time to collect a few machines which have been on my wish list for quite some time now, and fortunately they were not too far away. And I also got a few machines for other collectors. Most of you know in the meanwhile where they were: at Paulís 50ís place.



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Date: 4 March 2010
Author: ckong
Target: Pac-manís and Galaga  
Trip: Holland Ė Germany - Holland
Total length: 352 kilometers
Duration: 12 hours (with brakes)



Not much of a road trip, so I will keep it short. I left at 8 AM this morning to a place in Hengelo where I have a temporary storage. There I changed from vehicle.



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New. Looks familiar, doesnít it Andrť?



I noticed that it still is wintertime



I arrived at Paulís place at 11.20 AM, and the weather was clearing up.





I didnít have time to take photoís from his warehouse, but you can see enough of them here: http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=1384.30  

Paul was alone at the time of loading of the cabs, but he still helped me with the loading. Thanks Paul, you rescued my back. After the cabs were in the van, it looked like this:









Soon after the loading (I first went back inside to check out his beautiful pinball machines again) I went home again. One thing you see quite often in Germany: windmills. This is because of the longlasting subsidy people get for building and operating windmills, so there is a high certainty that they will have a return on investment.





Back in Holland



The weather is really nice now. Oh look, another classic:



After having a late lunch, nothing special, just a sandwich and milk, I arrived back home at about 3.45 PM. I started to unload the Pac-man cabs for a nice line up and a group photo (which will be famous in 25 years  Grin ):







One Pac-man is for Ronald Reagan and one Ms. Pac-man is for Gyruss. In the van there still is a Galaga, but she is a bit shy and didnít want to come out. I loaded my cabs back in the van again because they will be stored in a temporary storage, where I left for after dinner.

Here is a photo of pac-man and Galaga together. By the way, all Pac-Man cabs at Paul have a Ms. Pac-man marquee and gameboard. But the cabs are original Pac-Man cabs.



And mine is a real early one, it has serial number 199 stamped in it (which number also is on a little ticket on the inside.

Thatís it, mission accomplished, and I now have a Galaga, a Pac-Man and a Ms. Pac-Man for my future gameroom. They will all need some restoration work, both technical and cosmetical (new paintjob, including art stenciling. Ully, I might need your expertise when I am ready for that.).
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2010, 06:36:29 AM »

wonderfull !
thanx for sharing the story ckong!
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2010, 07:18:08 AM »

nice lineup with the pacs, erik! but i must correct you in one tiny detail: GALAGA is definitely NOT a SHE Wink

btw, i had planned to pickup my games tomorrow, but the weather forecast is so horrible ("everyone who doesn't necessarily has to hit the road should stay at home") that i will probably cancel!
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2010, 07:21:17 AM »

Yeah that van looks VERY familiar. As I said before, you deserve a "frequent flyer" bonus from Sixt Wink

Damn man, it hurts to see those pics.......I mean I'm really happy for you guys but it's pretty shitty to be "so close" to a Ms.Pac and not be able to score one...... Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2010, 07:52:29 AM »

Great report Erik! - ill be receiving mine next week  Grin Space Ace
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2010, 08:25:36 AM »

seeing that line of cabs again is just outrageous... even the 4 on their own is fab.
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2010, 09:03:50 AM »

hehe, this image:


Reminds me of this:


Which player are you Erik  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2010, 09:26:19 AM »

What a coincedence  Wink

I'm not on the original photo, my mum didn't allow me to take off a few days from school. Nasty days!

And for some reason my wife didn't want to act as a cheerleader  Sad
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2010, 09:29:23 AM »

We need to photoshop Gyruss & RR in there Wink

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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2010, 10:08:36 AM »

what a sight  Ghost Ghost Ghost
I still can't believe it untill we have picked em up, and brought them home  Grin lol
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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2010, 10:13:26 AM »

Reminds me of this:



I would like to sugest that we make a simular picture next summer with some members from DLF at "the famous Ckong gameroom opening/bbq"  Grin

I can ask my wife to be one of the cheerleaders  Tongue
all we need then is 4 other wifes/girlfriends

what you guys think ?
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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2010, 10:49:50 AM »

+10000!!!!!!!  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2010, 11:29:53 AM »

Good idea, I also have a pretty cheerleader Wink
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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2010, 11:56:54 AM »

Good idea, I also have a pretty cheerleader Wink

We all have pretty cheerleaders, haven't we?  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2010, 01:47:20 PM »

Nice cathces man! Wanna see a photo of all your machines, all toghether  Cheesy
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