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Hey Guys,

I've had a few people recently say to put up some pics/info, and I guess I finally have a collection "worthy" of being shown to others 🤣

My story is likely the same as others... I always had an interest in arcades since I was a kid and wanted some stuff, but never got around to doing anything about it until about 12-18 months ago... Blame a trip to 1989 Bar followed by lots of free time with home lockdowns during COVID and here we are.

I've bought 21 cabinets over this period of time, and loads more PCBs... however I've sold a few things along the way and will likely end up having 16 cabinets at the end.

I decided early on that I wanted the "proper" USA and Japan cabinets, and struggled to find any available locally for sale, so I ended up sourcing 2 of these 21 from @Vadership, 1 from a guy on OCAU, and the rest I basically personally imported and learnt the whole aspect of where to look, who to trust, how to ship...etc along the way!

These cabinets are essentially in original condition, with lots being "matching numbers".

These will be getting a proper dedicated room in a future house build, but for now they are delegated to live in the garage!

I will post better pictures and more info as I start to clean up and work on each one as required 👍

Future plans are to get 1-2 more candy cabs, another shooter like Time Crisis 2, and another pair of racing games like a Daytona setup 👍

 

To start off with, here are the Midway Cabinets 🥰

 

Cabinet 1 - Mortal Kombat 1  - It will run the original Y unit setup as well as a MK 1 T unit setup with Riddled TV switching gear

Cabinet 2 - Mortal Kombat 2

Cabinet 3 - Mortal Kombat 3 - It still has the original MK3 PCB, so it will run that as well as UMK3 with Riddled TV switching gear

Cabinet 4 - Killer Instinct 

Cabinet 5 - Killer Instinct 2

Cabinet 6 - Killer Instinct - Spare complete cabinet (wrapped in plastic in 3rd picture), in process of selling to an arcade in Sydney so it will be publicly playable 👍

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Cabinet 7 = NBA JAM (TE Kit installed) - Sold to guy in VIC

Cabinet 8 - NBA JAM - Still on a ship being sent over, will run NBA Jam, TE and NHL Open Ice with 8 way Riddled TV switcher setup

Cabinet 9 - Carnevil - Arrived in VIC this week, awaiting delivery

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Cabinet 10 - Hydro Thunder

Cabinet 11 - Hydro Thunder

Cabinet 12 - Hydro Thunder - Bought as a parts cabinet, was missing boards and computer, also bought 2 complete board/PC setups from another guy, so will either restore this one, or strip it and keep it all as spares for the other 2.

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Next, the Sega cabinets! 🤩

 

Cabinet 13 - Virtua Fighter 1 - Sold to guy in VIC

Cabinet 14 - Virtua Fighter 2 - Sold to guy in VIC

Cabinet 15 - Virtua Fighter 1 - On the same ship as my second NBA cabinet, should be here in 4 weeks or so

Cabinet 16 - New Astro City - I'm going to try and fit my CPS1, Darksoft CPS2, Darksoft CPS3, SFEX+, and SFEX2+ board in there with an 8 way Riddled TV setup.

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Cabinet 17 - New Net City - I've got a Naomi2 + NetDimm setup in this.  (Right one = mine, Left one = @mR_CaESaR)

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Cabinet 18 - Aero City - In process of being sea freighted from Japan... @mR_CaESaR talked me in to getting one... No idea what ill run in this, likely some stuff in TATE mode.

 

Lastly, the Konami, Namco, and Neo Geo cabinets! 😃

 

Cabinet 19 - Gen 1 "Big Red" USA Neo Geo 4 Slot

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Cabinet 20 - Japanese Gun Bullet (Point Blank 1) - Being shipped with the Aero city, here early in the new year

Cabinet 21 - Konami Vendetta (USA Konami Stereo Cabinet) - Going to run Vendetta, TMNT, Turtles in Time, Sunset Riders, The Simpsons, and Run and Gun using Riddled TV switching gear

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You shouldn't talk to that mR_CaESaR guy... he can be very persuasive by the sound of things and causes one to outlay more things than they really should've hahaha

Love the setup man.. maybe one day you can get me to enjoy those Midway cabs since I'm usually a JPN candy guy 😄

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Thanks for all the kind comments guys!

It took a lot of time, effort, and money to get all of these sourced, but it will hopefully be worth it once they are all here!

 

On 09/12/2021 at 3:57 PM, Cursed said:

Wow! Great collection and thanks for sharing. Ahhh the memories...

How good do the MK and KI cabinets look all together like that! KI1 in black trim is setting off my OCD though. 😆

Lol, KI1 is like my "grail" cabinet so there is no way I'll ever be changing the molding to red, that would be sacrilege! 😆

 

On 09/12/2021 at 7:39 PM, Jason_roberts13 said:

Very nice mate! I knew you had the bug as soon as you left my garage that day 😂

That Midway lineup is solid though, well done! 

Thanks mate, you were the first person I met on here and played a key role in helping me pursue this whole thing!

I'm still appreciative for that day you helped me out!

 

On 11/12/2021 at 1:51 PM, mR_CaESaR said:

You shouldn't talk to that mR_CaESaR guy... he can be very persuasive by the sound of things and causes one to outlay more things than they really should've hahaha

Love the setup man.. maybe one day you can get me to enjoy those Midway cabs since I'm usually a JPN candy guy 😄

Yeah that guy is dodgy AF! 🤣

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Main update for now is that Bill dropped off my Carnevil and my second Hydro thunder on the weekend and I gave Carnevil a good go! 😄

I'd never played it before, and it is pretty good, but I can see with free play that it's reply ability for home use might be low!

I guess that's the challenge with most rail shooters in a non commercial setting!

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  • 3 weeks later...

I’ve bought a few more from the USA over the last few weeks, so these are in the process of being collected and prepped for shipping 🤣

The main aim now is to get the 10 cabinets not physically in my possession here and then start working on fixing any issues they have, or putting the multi setup in them.

Ill post more info/pics when it gets to that stage!

The new pickups are:

1. Factory Dedicated NBA Jam TE

2. Gauntlet Legends

3. Gen 2 “big blue” with Q Sound

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