Thursday, August 24, 2017

Coasting on fumes....

not a lot new at all.... been playing a bit, enjoying the nearly done arcade!  Got the TV set up with a rotating mount and the 360, plus still have room for Crazy Taxi one day, maybe sometime this winter, we'll see..... not too many projects left, hope to clean up Sega Rally soon, get that monitor chassis done....

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

gameroom update

Not much news or anything, added the PS1 and a little TV, reworked the space a bit... close to being "done" which is really weird.... ideally I'll get a Crazy Taxi and a TV on the wall with the 360 attached.  Time will tell!!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Fantasy Zone

Excited to finally add Space Harrier to the mix!  Took years and years to even hit on one I could possibly buy, they don't come up often and go quickly.  Got quite lucky here!

Friday, March 17, 2017

new panel!

Not much to really say, but for a repro panel, this is amazing work!  Truly perfect.


Monday, February 06, 2017


After 3 cabs of buying and selling and parting out and repairing.... I have a clean, single monitor, loaded PC10!!


Wednesday, December 07, 2016

around the room!

A few pics of the current state of things!



Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Playchoice 10

Been an interesting run.... picked up a dual monitor cab and then rather suddenly a very clean single monitor one!  Going to keep the single monitor one....


Monday, July 25, 2016

Nice little cab!  Rewired it for a pandora board and it's good to go!

Thursday, April 14, 2016


So old and so good... Did a trade and managed to scoop a nice restored Asteroids DLX cocktail.  The vector monitor is super sharp and bright, really just wonderful.  Fun game and a great addition to the room!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Side art win!!

Some recent eBay wins.. Can't wait to get them set up and on the walls...

Sunday, March 06, 2016


Another road trip, another great game! It's in pieces right now, should be able to sort out getting it into the garage in the next week or two...

Update: so the pics getting messed up is a drag but it does allow me to do a quick update with Outrun in place!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Targ and updates

Quite a lot going on! Some great updates to the look of the game room, plus some good accessories.... Oh and the first couple pics are from the House of Targ!  Super fun!

Update: seems my pics got corrupted or deleted or something, I believe it has to do with the app I was using.... Drag!

Friday, December 04, 2015

It's in!

After some restore work karate champ is in the basement!  So good!  Got the t-moulding done, first time trying that out and it went well!

Side art and cpo are on their way, but it's there and it's great!!

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Full Point!!

After some adjustments it would seem that the monitor does in fact have red.... Picture is really quite sharp!

Monday, November 02, 2015

and ever since.... I've been the Champ!

Finally!!  I've got Karate Champ!!  There is some repair work to do, the monitor has no red, t-moulding is needed, some joystick and CP work...  But, it's here!  Finally!!  

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Next up....

Restoring this New Astro City, bought cheap, wiring disaster, dirty, no monitor... Coming along nicely!

It On! Virtual On

It took quite a while but I finally got the machine broken down, moved and reassembled, the only casualty I know if is that one seat's slider has locked up, could be worse!

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Virtual On

So....  The games room is excellent!  Been toying with the idea of less PCBs in favour of more cabs, certainly a tough choice but with the limited game time, appearance of nicer multi boards like the pandora 3, it might make sense.

The latest debate is Virtual On.  Specifically buying one and converting to VO:OT.  Enthusiasm has led to research and research has led to problems.  

Monitor resolution and a difficult re-assembly are highest on the list... but, we shall see!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Updated Game Room Pics

Been a while since I posted, and I finally got some time to make some progress!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Catching up!

Puck man converted to a 60 in 1, Space Invaders cleaned up and Rtype coming along...

Saturday, August 09, 2014

A first!

Lots of things happening lately!  Buying and selling... Then out of the blue, my little man clears his first level of Sonic ever!  He's "getting" the controls a bit and loves Sonic...  So good!!!

Friday, July 25, 2014


Very excited about this recent pick up, super clean Japan region copy of Dodonpachi, amazing game!  I was lucky to get it and actually have my little early birds to thank, if I wasn't up at 6:30am I wouldn't have been the first to see the post on shmups and then buy it!

I also have been spending some time on the rtype cab, next up is redoing the CP....

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

SEGA RALLY...... Twin!

Holy smokes... So this happened, things get real quickly in my world, no sooner had I debated getting something like this than one showed up on kijiji!!

Thursday, May 22, 2014


Few things to report really, just some fine tuning of the PCB collection into games I'm more actively playing.

Also got a couple of additions to the crazy PCB category, like Mach Breakers! It's like Track and Field but with super heroes! Adding it to the stack with Boogie Wings and Outfoxies, so cool and over the top!

Also got some CPS q-sound games, Punisher and Way of the Warrior, SWEET!!!

Tuesday, April 01, 2014


Thankfully I've been playing more games lately! Got some projects done like adding the FrancoB jamma loom to the NNC, was surprisingly easy really, though rotating those monitors is such a pain. Results were good though!

Friday, February 07, 2014


Things in the gameroom are moving forward... Slowly.