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TRACK AND FIELD UPRIGHT CAB - Scratch Built Replica
« on: August 06, 2009, 02:12:06 PM »


So guys it's time to open a new topic for my new project .....

TRACK AND FIELD UPRIGHT CAB from scratch :spaceace: :spaceace:

I love the game and the cab  :-* (I remember the challenges with my childhood friends, and the broken fingers  :? :P), of course here in Italy I have never

seen the original cab.... it's time to build it with my hands and fingers  :lol: :wink:

After only 3 weeks of research (this time I'm lucky  ;D) I found what I needed:

First package from ebay.com received yesterday:



(original CENTURI coin door from a Track and field cab ... note the blue color close to the screws):





Great condition .... a painted and it will be like new.


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« Last Edit: October 20, 2009, 07:10:43 PM by scr33n »
PROJECTS FROM SCRATCH:

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

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Re: TRACK AND FIELD UPRIGHT CAB - Scratch Built Replica - PRELIMINARY
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2009, 02:20:34 PM »
Second package from Quarterarcade (Thanks Anthony  :-* great guy!!!) received yesterday:



inside the package:

Original 1983 Track and field control panel (I have to change the arts and some buttons), original 1983 marquee in great condition  :-*, new control panel arts, new leaf button, new carriage bolt for control panel and new leg leveler.





Marquee  :-* perfect condition  :-*


control panel arts:



other three order  :P (Sidearts, marquee and glass brackets, control panel bracket etc... and I have everything).

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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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2009, 02:37:28 PM »
Another important thing for the project, a semi-new TV (Bluesky of course  :wink:):

after a short roadtrip (40km total) here is the TV (paid 40€), the seller has used it 2-3 times  :P :-*:



great image quality:







ready for new project:


« Last Edit: August 06, 2009, 02:41:29 PM by scr33n »
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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Re: TRACK AND FIELD UPRIGHT CAB - Scratch Built Replica - PRELIMINARY
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2009, 03:49:47 PM »
everybody loves track n field.

even though i'm no expert, i still love playing this game endlessly.
looking forward to following your progress!! good luck!!  :spaceace:

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Re: TRACK AND FIELD UPRIGHT CAB - Scratch Built Replica - PRELIMINARY
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2009, 05:24:33 PM »
Are you using a computer running or a Track and Field PCB?
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Re: TRACK AND FIELD UPRIGHT CAB - Scratch Built Replica - PRELIMINARY
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2009, 05:41:58 PM »
everybody loves track n field.
even though i'm no expert, i still love playing this game endlessly.
looking forward to following your progress!! good luck!!  :spaceace:

Thanks Vib_ribbon !!!

Are you using a computer running or a Track and Field PCB?

A computer running Mame  :( but it's ok for me .... no problem in the future  :P
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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Re: TRACK AND FIELD UPRIGHT CAB - Scratch Built Replica - PRELIMINARY
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2009, 05:45:55 PM »
Yes, I love the natural RGB 'scanline'  of the picture  :-*  :arrow:



This project will kick ass  ;)

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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2009, 03:56:57 PM »

This project will kick ass  ;)

 :spaceace:

 ;D :D

I ask again your help Bruno  :P sorry .....

   
After several searches on the web (www.centuri.net - very interesting), I realized that the cab of gyruss and track & field are very similar, minus the shape ... take a look:



so ... please Bruno help me again  :P :-* :-* with these measures, thanks thanks thanks:

1.COIN DOOR SPACE:



02.MARQUEE SPACE - 03.CONTROL PANEL SPACE - 04.FRONT PANEL SPACE







and ....



Thanks!!!
« Last Edit: August 08, 2009, 10:26:56 PM by scr33n »
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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Re: TRACK AND FIELD UPRIGHT CAB - Scratch Built Replica - PRELIMINARY
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2009, 10:15:28 PM »
I have enjoyed reading your posts on your replica builds.

I have done a few replica builds like you before and track and field was one I started to do some some prelim work on a couple of years ago.

Like you I collected all the parts and managed to get some dimensions with some help on the BYOAC website. See my post http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=66709.0. Some of the dimensions I got there might help you out.

I used the dimensions gained form BYOAC and by using the side art to work out the curves managed to make a MDF template for the sides. That is as far as I got with the project as I seem to have spent the last 2 years flying from New York to London every week as part of my work. I have been thinking of finally finishing my project at the end of the summer so I look forward to watching how you get on.
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Re: TRACK AND FIELD UPRIGHT CAB - Scratch Built Replica - PRELIMINARY
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2009, 02:03:51 PM »
Interesting project, this game is a sure party winner. Are you going to have other games in it? like:
 Hyper sports, 88 games, Gold Medalist, Field Day, Recordbreaker (4 buttons?).
Thanks for posting pictures of all your projects...

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« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2009, 12:19:59 AM »
Interesting project, this game is a sure party winner. Are you going to have other games in it? like:
 Hyper sports, 88 games, Gold Medalist, Field Day, Recordbreaker (4 buttons?).
Thanks for posting pictures of all your projects...


Thanks Slasherman  :-*

I thought... Track & Field and Hypersports, my favorites  :-* :-*

I have enjoyed reading your posts on your replica builds.

I have done a few replica builds like you before and track and field was one I started to do some some prelim work on a couple of years ago.

Like you I collected all the parts and managed to get some dimensions with some help on the BYOAC website. See my post http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=66709.0. Some of the dimensions I got there might help you out.

I used the dimensions gained form BYOAC and by using the side art to work out the curves managed to make a MDF template for the sides. That is as far as I got with the project as I seem to have spent the last 2 years flying from New York to London every week as part of my work. I have been thinking of finally finishing my project at the end of the summer so I look forward to watching how you get on.

Thanks JamesSS!!!!

I had already seen your post, very interesting   :spaceace:
I'll use your sidearts idea  :-* Do you have some photos of your work?


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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Re: TRACK AND FIELD UPRIGHT CAB - Scratch Built Replica - PRELIMINARY
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2009, 12:52:48 AM »
I thought... Track & Field and Hypersports, my favorites  :-* :-*

88 Games has the same kind of buttons and it is a very good game...just saying  ;D
Anyway I hope Bruno can assist you on the measurement so you can continue...
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Re: TRACK AND FIELD UPRIGHT CAB - Scratch Built Replica - PRELIMINARY
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2009, 08:31:45 PM »

I ask again your help Bruno  :P sorry .....

   
After several searches on the web (www.centuri.net - very interesting), I realized that the cab of gyruss and track & field are very similar, minus the shape ...

Of course I'll help you  ;)

... but the Gyruss is between my Dragon's Lair and the Rolling Thunder... and, just in front of them : the Huge G-Loc Cockpit, see  :arrow:



... so it'will be very difficult for me to access the cabinet for the moment :-\  :oops:

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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2009, 08:44:23 PM »
... so it'will be very difficult for me to access the cabinet for the moment :-\  :oops:


Oppsssss ...... no problem Bruno, when you can, can you  give me the front cab measures  N.1-2-3-4-5bis, no problem for the rear measures, thanks!!!!

Do you remember where is located the on/off switch? Inside the cab, rear the cab or on top?

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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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Re: TRACK AND FIELD UPRIGHT CAB - Scratch Built Replica - PRELIMINARY
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2009, 11:37:56 PM »
scr33n: a little bit off topic  ;)

Rememer to buy one of this t-shirt http://www.80stees.com/products/Track-and-Field-Nintendo-T-Shirt.asp  ;) ;) ;) ;D ;D ;D