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« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2017, 03:17:19 PM »

that is FANTASTIC! how many more do you need for the "full circle"? two? looks like the atari kiosk indeed, absolutely amazing find. can't wait for the rest of the story ...
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« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2017, 03:25:20 PM »

For a full circle i would need a total of six, so three more. I am currently following up on a lead for a fourth one. Then theres a rumour of a fifth one but i am trying not to get my hopes up. Will probably have to hunt to get a full circle for the rest of my life.
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« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2017, 05:33:15 PM »

Okey, so here is the story you all have been waiting for.
Thanks to RogerXy for spoiling  Wink

We started quite early on Saturday morning, we planned to be on the road 05:30 but I overslept a few minutes, got poked by an eager Kralleman around 05:40, at 06:00 we started out at the closest gas-station.
Then we picked up the trailer and headed north towards our Capital.


Roger took the wheel the first 90km, then Kralleman took over and instantly broke the law by talking in the phone while driving (quite new law here in Sweden)


Roger were happy in the backseat surfing som porn or whatever he does with his tablet all the time.


Early in the morning the roads are empty and there is no problem to drive a bit over the allowed 80km/h


Roger took one of his powernaps, I dont know hos many pictures I have of this man sleeping... creepy much I suppose


Did not take so many pictures on the road, so here we are already at the sellers place, the guy reflecting in Canyon Bomber is not the seller, he is another collector that had som business to settle with Kralleman


After som smalltalk we started to load the trailer with the three cabinets, The seller reminds me alot of The Dude from Big Lebowski... which OFC is a good thing


This storage was jam-packed with car-parts, pinballs in need of work and a few arcade games


I helped out with the next game




Kralleman helped out with the last game


He give me a tired look


Like a walk in the park


Superbug had a loose PCB thata kralleman decided to take out and have in the trunk of the car instead


He was more than Happy with the pickup, and the seller was happy to have som more room for his other things



Some other cool stuff he had in his storage




Inside of Sega Hockey TV, not played that much in 44 years, only 0,18 credits per day...


The seller drove a black Jaguar with a "I love Pinball" sticker on the rear window


Due to Stockholm Marathon we left the car and trailer in the outskirts of Stockholm and took the subway to meet up with a fellow collector and with the Author of a new book about the Swedish Arcade History.
The book is awesome, maybe you can recognize the games on the front cover? Cheesy





I dont know what Roger is doing here, but had to share the picture


On the way to our next stop it started to rain, thank god we did have roof on the car.



On the second stop I took no pictures at all, but I can share pictures of the two games I picked up, both are built in Denmark, one is a Cherry F1 (the one with marquee) anf one is a JK F3, theese were universal videogame cabinets, but alot of them (like these) have been converted to poker games...



On the homestretch it got quite narrow qith the trailer, but Kralleman drove like a king


Finally back in the warehouse a put the three games together for the first time in god knows how many years






Well, thats it for this time, I have to take better photos in the future, we had a great day anyways and were back in my home around 22...















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« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2017, 07:59:12 PM »

Amazing roadtrip, thx for sharing!

And I read "Gott" on the dusty cab  Grin
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« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2017, 08:48:44 PM »

When you guys open your arcade i'll be coming over for a visit!  lol

You guys have picked some great cabs in your last raids, well done.
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« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2017, 09:10:05 PM »

fantastic report, thx man. loved the "backseat porn surfing comment"  Tongue

and those "kiosk machines" kick as, especially with those colored fronts pictured in the book. good luck on completing the circle, isn't it great to have new goals in life  Wink
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« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2017, 10:28:07 PM »

Kralleman said that the hardest part to find probablly is that exact plant they have on top of the setup in the book....

The top to make it look kind of like a Hourglass would be fairly easy to reproduce I suppose, same measurements as the cabinets but just plain wood... guess he will settle with a full circle without "topper" though...

smarty: beacuse the rules and regulations here in Sweden we will "never" be able to open an arcade... not public one anyways...
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« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2017, 09:32:09 AM »

Great report, thanks a lot for sharing  Cool


But those huge plants on top of the circle of cabs  roll eyes
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« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2017, 09:33:15 PM »

Wow!!! Never seen these cabs in the hands of collectors! What a find!  shock
Thanks for sharing this with us  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2017, 09:45:27 PM »

Good job guys
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« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2017, 09:50:57 PM »

Kralleman wants to keep the "Space Attac" as it is, I would rather convert it back to one of the original Atari games Smiley
6 of these bad boys together would look great
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« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2017, 10:07:38 PM »

Any chance these came from the notorious arcade Alexander Lucas in Stockholm?  Wink

Nice catch, I must say. Did you get any leads from the owner on where the remaining three might be?

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« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2017, 12:19:59 AM »

Wow, thats a very nice find!
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« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2017, 01:29:32 AM »

OMG!!!!!

I love you guys <3

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« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2017, 02:36:01 PM »

Do they work, by the way? Would be cool to see some "switched on"-pictures (which are way too rare in forums in general).
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