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Once upon a time, I got an email from a member who told me he was looking for a good home for his boy. He didn't have time anymore for that one...and knew that the Nuno's Lair is one the best 'arcade orphanage' around!
Well, you can guess I can certainly help him on this... my arms are still wide open for a big boy like that!
So in no time, I prepare my horse and usual things for a such adventure...



Oh well...yes... the pictures... well, sorry... this road trip has been done long time ago, and the they faded with time/sun, sorry about this!

Well, I'm on schedule this morning... but at the last minute, I discovered the result of the 'Navigation Car System' last use by Darth Nunette  :shock:  :arrow:



No time to find back the iron soldier, and other tools to repair the cable... let's try to leave anyway...



Damn it! It doesn't charge anymore!  :-X

Ok, let's charge the map / road instruction in my beloved iPad...a premiere to have it in my car, because I only use it in Wifi (no 3G in this one) :



Guess what? I also don't have the adapter to charge the Ipad in my car! Ok, like the good fashion time, let's take a good old school paper map, just in case!  ;D  :arrow:



As you can see, it's not gonna be a long road trip this time...only 134km to go :



To add in my all time 'Road Tripper' km/time counter  ;D  :arrow:



Let's Cow...



...In my country... Yeah, I'm a cow boy after all today  :D



I'm very happy! Who say no? Well, let's say I'm hyper focused!  :arrow:



What? Rain in far west? Oh wait, I'm just in the far South of Heaven Belgium!  :arrow:



Ah OK, a cow! I'm back on track in this Western story  ;D  :arrow:



Head to Esneux... a special town for me...



...a lot of childhood memories here...



I hate this : My Nav' Car says 'straight away', while there is a no entry sign!



And here we are. The seller owns few cabinets... but I'm here for this ... Nintendo Sheriff  :-* :-* :-*



He shows me the inside...



100% complete, not unfortunately not working...



After a nice welcome from him and his wife (also nice chat and nice coffee), it's time to load the beast in the car...



You can see the additional wheels on its back ... useful on a such beast, believe me!



Bye bye, and thanks again to give me the care of this beautiful cabinet  :-*

For the way-back, I've to drive into the down town of Esneux... As I said, a special town for me...



...we went here, one of my first excursion with school ... I was about 10-12 years... I clearly remember walking here with school friends...



Nostalgia...nostalgia... :-\



Mandatory for a road trip story!  :arrow:



I'm not the only one to play with old toys  :P OK, my toys are not so expensive than things like (Wait! What if we add up the price of all our 'toys  ::)')  :arrow:



Back at home...it's still the morning in the country :



Trip : Belgium only!
Total length : 4h02min - 270 km on the road

No time to unload the cabinet right now...'till then, nobody pass here!



Signed 'Nuno The Kid'!  8)
« Last Edit: July 11, 2012, 10:06:30 PM by DarthNuno »

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Wow very very very nice !!! I LOVE that cabinet !!! Once upon a time in the West....no actually very far south....I saw one of these for sale in Austria. I had just started in this hobby and decided it was WAY too far to pick it up. The last thing I saw of that one was that it was on a porch somewhere in Italy on a picture made by Ully.

I sooooooo love that side art that make it looks like it's made out of planks (ding-ding-ding....Etienne, I hear a bell ringing for a next project ;) ;))
The good thing about that is that any damage on the top or bottom just make it look more authentic ;)

Really hope it's an easy fix !!

Great pics (as always !)

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Very cool  8)!

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Nice one dude !

I like the style of the cab too, and indeed, maybe the next project can be this  ;D

Luckily your Tomtom is just a USB cable, thats an easy fix / replacement ;)

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WOW Very nice cab ! :P

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So there are still some nintendos hidden in Belgium!
I knew it ;D
Excellent roadtrip/catch/shot: Hyyyyhaaa!

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Cool cab !!! :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:
PROJECTS FROM SCRATCH:

Galaga - PacMan - Donkey Kong Red Cab - Track & Field Upright - Tempest - Burgertime - Gyruss - Defender - Track & Field Cocktail - Robotron 2084

RESTORATIONS:

Q*bert - Timber

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excellent catch, nice pics in style, one word: awesome

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Nice catch! Someone find me one  :spaceace:

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such a beautiful cabinet!

Is this the one that one in the for sale section a year ago?

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Thanks guys. I'm still surprised to find some gems like that nowadays, hidden in Belgium  ;)

Is this the one that one in the for sale section a year ago?

Nope, the seller never advertised it.
I don't remember having see a Nintendo's Sheriff for sale here or even somewhere else? Maybe you confuse with the exidy's Bandido cabinet, recently advertised here? (After Sheriff's release by Nintendo, it was licensed to Exidy for re-release as Bandido)

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The good thing about that is that any damage on the top or bottom just make it look more authentic ;)

Yes! It's maybe the only cabinet, if damaged, who still look great  ;D

Ok, let's unload the beast now. Good news, the pictures are not faded this time  ;D
My usual method to unload cabinet alone :







It looks absolutely wonderful, isn't it?  :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:







 :-* :-* :-*

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Love every inch of it ! :)

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Love it!  :spaceace:

Are the nail heads silkscreened on the side panels?

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Somebody has to scan this artwork for future generations. AFAIK it's all simply printed and thus fake.....although I really couldn't tell by any of the pics I have seen so far...