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« on: July 05, 2007, 09:16:05 PM »


The UK trip june 22 and 23 2007
                                                                            by Onno 'ElPancho'

A while back my brother and I came in touch with a collector in the UK.
This collector is leaving the UK for the US, so he was "unloading" his
collection. We are interested in: Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Astroids, Mappy and Paperboy.
 
We had to ask: Do you have a Dragons Lair (II) or Space Ace or any laserdisc games ? But unfortunately that wasn't the case.
 
We make arrangements for saturday june 23 to collect the games.
 
And just like all the hardship Bruno has to endure ;-) we too are facing a 1100 kilometer long trip. We decided to leave a day early and head for France (Calais).
 
At 16.30 we are in a Dutch city called Alkmaar to pick up the truck. Also we make
sure that the truck has a tail lift.


Here we are a few hours later, almost leaving Holland.



sun and rain in Holland.

At 22.15 Friday night we arrive in Dunquerke (Duinkerken if you speak Dutch ;-) to stop for the night. F1 hotels are everywhere in France. More F1 later on.






The next morning we wake too early at 06.00. No problem: we have a boat (or is it ship) to catch. We have reservations for 9.30, check-in at 8.00.

We arrive at the ferry at 07.45 and are allowed on the one leaving at 08.00. That’s a great way to save time.

Here we are entering the ferry and a shot of the ocean





To be followed 1 hour 30 minutes later by The White Cliffs Of Dover



After disembarquing and after a 2 hour drive we are closing in on Bracknell where the seller lives.





And by now we are starting to realise the Ascot races are due today, so we might run into some “jet-setters”.
The signs are here……



A few minutes later we are at the sellers place. The garage doors open for the first time.



I agree shame it’s hard to tell what machines they are. Q-bert and Dig Dug well, thats easy. Behind Q-bert is Centipede. To the right of Q-bert is, I think Tempest. Mappy is to the right of Dig Dug.

Now we are talking so much about games the next time I take a picture, Astroids is already in.



Out comes the second cabinet, Mappy, fine game, and a fine tune to it, I think.





Donkey Kong is out and loaded in the truck. Same goes for Pac Man (yay !)

The one on the right is Paperboy. Side art is missing and was painted over in……black.



On the way back to the ferry we run in to some F1 related vehicles.





Here we are back in France, slipstreaming behind a truck. We’re running out of diesel and no gas-station in sight.



Made it  0.3 liters left.



Unloading the games in Holland the next morning.



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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2007, 09:50:38 PM »

Without my brother Reb this roadtrip would not have been possible, thanks man, you rock.

Bruno, thanks for hosting our story
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2007, 11:27:29 PM »

Haha, I rock!   Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2007, 12:15:59 AM »

f@#K !!!! PAPERBOY

GRRRRRRR i want one  Shocked

great score guys !!!!! very nice road trip...you need to go back to get that qbert  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2007, 09:57:21 PM »

I'm officialy jealous Cheesy

Great score people, The Netherlands just became a bit more beautiful Wink

Ahhhhhh, Asteroids......tell me it's working 100% Cheesy

Als ik het had geweten dan hadden jullie die Q*bert voor mij mogen meenemen !!!!! Heeft hij die nog te koop staan Huh?
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2007, 06:16:06 PM »

Grrrrreat find!!!   It's great to be able to get a bunch in one shot!!!!   The best places to find these games are when they are in people's homes!!!  (and they just want to "get rid of 'em)   Cheesy  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2007, 05:53:33 PM »

Yep, Astroids is working 100 % Little burn in on the screen. Side art is original and almost mint.

Allmost everything was for sale (Everything if the price was right).
But there was a lot of interest in the seller's collection, so if it's still there......

(to answer your question in Dutch in English    )

Misschien kunnen we elkaar later nog eens tips geven.
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2007, 05:57:12 PM »

Quote from: "ElPancho"
Yep, Astroids is working 100 % Little burn in on the screen. Side art is original and almost mint.

Allmost everything was for sale (Everything if the price was right).
But there was a lot of interest in the seller's collection, so if it's still there......

(to answer your question in Dutch in English)

Misschien kunnen we elkaar later nog eens tips geven.


I strongly suggest you to get some parts for the asteroids, and to start thinking moding the PSU ...i did it on my asteroids cocktail table, better to be safe  Cool

if you want any tips let me know ....
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2007, 06:16:04 PM »

Thanks for your tip and offer to help. I immedeately surfed to your site to read (once more    ) your story on your Astroids cocktailtable. The tut is also hosted here by Bruno if I'm not mistaking.

Problem is: we might not have the time to work on Astroids. What's the worst that can happen if we do nothing for a few months ?

Since my parents live nearby I'll dorp by just to check on Astroids once again. Take some pictures aswell.

Maybe the previous ower did some work on it. I know he did a lot of work on all his cabinets as he is a technical engineer.

When we picked it up I made sure the components were genuine (the best I could). I didn't look for cap-kits.

Thanks again for offering your assistence. When Astroids needs to be fixed in a more timely fashion, we'll get on the case.
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2007, 12:15:30 AM »

The best will be to take some pictures very detail of the power block, and the PSU. i will be able to tell you if it as been moded or not. also a few pictures of the monitor pcb...

after looking at the picture i will give you more advise.

The think is to get some part to prevent failure in the futur, changing the BIG BLUE is always good, and moding the psu prevent to send higher voltage to the pcb and damage it.

of course if you power the cab 14 hours a day 7 days a week, i will suggest to mod it right away  roll eyes

if you play at your own time, it is not emergency ...

be free to send me any picture or post them in the forum...

my email

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« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2007, 01:18:54 PM »

Nice cab !

I love the donkey kong  lol

Good games
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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2017, 09:14:30 PM »

Hello,
I know it has been a while ago but i was wondering if you still got the DK cab?
I am also from the netherlands and searching for a long time for a DK or Pacman.
But do you want to sell it to me ? and what kind of price do you want for it?

I do also understand if you want to keep it.

Kind regards
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« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2017, 10:14:13 PM »

Nope, he hasn't. I know for a fact because I bought the DK from Onno in October 2009.  Smiley

Oh boy, has it been that long ago already? DK was my first classic cab and I still think that it's the best game to have in a classic game collection, together with pac-man, Galaga, centipede, asteroids, ...... and hundreds of other great games.  Grin

Here is her picture of her in my gameroom:



It's funny, I sold quite a few games last year, but these four are still there. How long still though ....  Huh?

Never saw this road trip report, thanks for 'updating' the topic.  Smiley

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« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2017, 10:42:10 PM »

Alright so i understand you don´t sell pacman or donkey kong...
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