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#1 SRoode

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:20 PM

Hi all,

I posted on another thread that I was able to pick up a 1980 Roller Disco cabinet very cheap and I'm going to use it for my VP machine. The cabinet was in great shape for a 30+ year old machine, and I'm hoping to have it functional in about 3 weeks or so, and completely finished in about 3 months. I made some good progress over the last week, and I'll start posting my pictures here. Thanks to all for all of your great advice, tips and pictures!

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Update 7/22/11 Photos

See my reply in the thread. I hit the picture limit for number of pictures in one post. Playfield bezel and apron are installed!

Update 7/18/11 Photos

See my reply in the thread. I hit the picture limit for number of pictures in one post. But, now that she is pretty much locked down, here are the final specs:

42" LG 1080P TV (Playfield Monitor)
27" AOC Monitor (Backglass Monitor)
18.5" Samsung Monitor (DMD Monitor)
Intel Core I5-2500k CPU
8GB DDR3-1333 Ram
nVidia GTX-570 (Playfield)
nVidia GTX-550Ti (Backglass and DMD)
Watercooled CPU
3 Intake Fans (one is on the watercooled radiator)
3 Exhaust Fans (two on the back, one on the top of the backbox)
Ultimarc i-Pac 2 FS32 controls just about everything (WONDERFUL CONTROLLER!!!)
Buttons, wires, connectors from so many places (Ultimarc, Pinball Life, GroovyGameGear to name a few).


Update 7/2/11 Photos

See my reply in the thread. I hit the picture limit for number of pictures in one post.

Update 6/27/11 Photos

Well, I was able to put another 8 hours or so into the table over the last 2 days. All buttons are wired and I dry-tested the machine before final (neat) wiring and fan addition. I got the okay from my better half to buy a 27" backglass monitor (shown in some of the pix) as well as an 18.5" monitor for the DMD (not hooked up yet, still running only 2 monitors). I had to disconnect the bulbs for the Launch Ball and Extra Ball. They are incandescent and ran really hot without a resistor. They are wedge bulbs, so I ordered a bunch of LED wedge bulbs to replace them as well as some of the ones in my real machine. So far, I am absolutley loving the results! It is really awesome to put a machine like this together, and it's so much fun to play it with my family. Thanks again to all the guys out there who put in tons of hard work for these beautiful simulations! Have to go out of town again for 3 days... Hoping to finish all but bezels by Independence Day.




Update: 6/23/11 Photos

I got home from out of town and was able to put a solid 4 hours on the table. Installed the newly painted legs (Rustoleum Hammered Black) with new bolts and new levelers (the old ones were rusty and could not be salvaged). Also installed the buttons (need to decide what function to assign to the yellow button) and front door. I was going to use the coin door from my MAME machine, but I decided to just buy an access door so I can put my PC up front and not have to cut another access door in the back. I never use the coin play anyway, and it made my MAME machine happy to know I wasn't using it for parts wink.gif Well, it's ready for wiring, but that will have to wait until next weekend (away this weekend).



(My "Happy" non-salvaged MAME machine!)


Update: 6/19/11 Photos

I was able to get the second coat of paint on, remove the painting tape, and re-install the backglass door today. I wanted to get as much done as I could this weekend because I'll be out of town for work this week and away next weekend too (bummer!)




6/18/11 Photos:


Edited by SRoode, 23 July 2011 - 02:03 AM.


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Posted 18 June 2011 - 08:36 PM

I know it's 70's design and it probably doesn't go with anything but I hate to see the original artwork go on ANY table from that era. Good luck with your build!! Your off to a good start! dblthumb.gif
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Posted 18 June 2011 - 09:27 PM

Awesome.

If I ever build a cabinet, I am gutting my Knockout to do it. I would probably keep my Knockout artwork though.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 01:06 PM

Welcome fellow Hoosier and love the work you have done on your pincab so far! biggrin.gif

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 01:50 PM

Steve - I'm another local (Indy area) builder. I have the cabinet (I'm guessing we bought from the same dealer), PC, Monitors....now I need buttons, ipac and to get to work!

My cab is a Bobby Orr Power Play. I hate to paint over the original side art, but I think it would look much better with a new coat of paint and some Twilight Zone side art that I found (Vector format).

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 02:38 PM

Cool that so many virtual pinball fans are in the Indy area! I live in Westfield.
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Posted 19 June 2011 - 03:49 PM

I think just about every state save Alaska has a crapload of us somewhere within its borders! ya' just gotta' look around turn over a few rocks maybe to find some of us, but we're there! lurking...stalking... crazy.gif
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Posted 19 June 2011 - 11:05 PM

QUOTE (buckey29 @ Jun 19 2011, 09:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Steve - I'm another local (Indy area) builder. I have the cabinet (I'm guessing we bought from the same dealer), PC, Monitors....now I need buttons, ipac and to get to work!

My cab is a Bobby Orr Power Play. I hate to paint over the original side art, but I think it would look much better with a new coat of paint and some Twilight Zone side art that I found (Vector format).


Cool! I got my I-Pac and buttons (and accelerometer) from Ultimarc. From the day I ordered till when the stuff showed up on my doorstep was only 3 days (from England). Great service! Yeah, I think we did go to the same dealer, I saw the Power Play there, but it was too small for my 42" playfield monitor. I can't wait to get it in the cabinet, we've been playing it on a coffee table for a couple of months and we are itching to get it going!

QUOTE (moogster66 @ Jun 19 2011, 10:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cool that so many virtual pinball fans are in the Indy area! I live in Westfield.


Geeze, you're only about 15 mins away! Nice to meet you Moog!

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 03:21 PM

Yup, I'm very close. Nice to meet you SRoode!
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:07 PM

I'm in Brownsburg - so not too far from you guys!

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 03:27 AM

BUMP - Added 6/23/11 update!

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 07:07 AM

QUOTE (SRoode @ Jun 23 2011, 11:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
BUMP - Added 6/23/11 update!

No new pics? biggrin.gif

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 09:56 AM

lots of pics, top of page, under 6/23/11 Photos biggrin.gif
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Posted 24 June 2011 - 04:46 PM

QUOTE (Lobotomy @ Jun 24 2011, 05:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
lots of pics, top of page, under 6/23/11 Photos biggrin.gif

I said NEW pics, I have already seen his previous pics. No harm no foul. biggrin.gif

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 01:42 AM

Glad you didn't have to use your mame cab for parts. Is it not working?
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Posted 25 June 2011 - 12:53 PM

QUOTE (moogster66 @ Jun 24 2011, 09:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Glad you didn't have to use your mame cab for parts. Is it not working?


The MAME cab works great, I was just going to use the coin door which was not wired in the cab anyway. I run the Hyperspin front end on it and have about 850 games (with all themes and videos) installed. It also has all the Daphne games installed.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 01:20 PM

I play both pinball and Mame on my rig. I have already posted this link before, but here it goes again.
Moogster's PVC cab.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 03:08 PM

Niow this is a solution that intersts me, well, in the future.....

What is this: Purchased or home build?

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 03:21 PM

QUOTE (1234fd @ Jun 25 2011, 10:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Niow this is a solution that intersts me, well, in the future.....

What is this: Purchased or home build?

http://www.xgaming.c...me-controllers/

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 05:29 PM

QUOTE (rascal @ Jun 25 2011, 12:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (1234fd @ Jun 25 2011, 10:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Niow this is a solution that intersts me, well, in the future.....

What is this: Purchased or home build?

http://www.xgaming.c...me-controllers/


What about the side buttons. flippers buttons?

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