Radarscope: Part 3

So in my last update, I’d removed and socketed all of the RAM chips on the CPU board. This appeared to have fixed the issue with the game hanging on boot up, but now despite coining up and starting it hung after typing out the instruction screen: After publishing that post, a fellow collector got…

Radarscope: Part 2

So it’s been a long while since I last worked on this Radarscope boardset. When I last looked at it I’d got it starting with a working CPU, but it was hanging before properly starting. The research I’d done at the time had led me to believe it had a RAM issue. I sourced some…

Red Donkey Kong to Radarscope: Part 1

This is a big one for me. Ever since I started collecting Nintendo arcades I have been “obsessed” with the history of the games and how each new game came about. The big story of how Donkey Kong came about (covered in one of my previous posts) always intrigued me and ever since I’ve always…

Sheriff Cocktail: Part 4

So after a trip to B&Q (other DIY retailers are available…) I returned with a Dremel to allow me to remove the stubborn nuts and bolts. So with a cutting disc attached, the work began: The disc cut through the bolts with ease (although the locking shims were a bit “sparky”): So after attacking all…

PlayChoice-10 Super De-Luxe: Part 1

So in my most recent arcade roadtrip I picked up a UK release PlayChoice-10. These were built by Brent Leisure and have a number of differences to the US release. It’s worth noting that there are a few variants made by Brent Leisure as well as some variants made by Electrocoin. These cabs unusually contain…

Purchases (Mar’-Apr’ 19)

I seem to be posting nothing but purchases at the moment (I’m aiming to get back to restorations very shortly), but it seems things tend to all pop up at once. Very shortly after my last post, a cab I’ve lusted after for a while came up via our friendly American supplier, Ken. A Nintendo…

Purchases (Oct ‘18-Feb ‘19)

Well this is what I get for moving house, a long delay in posts (and a reduced purchasing rate…). So due to my purchase and move into a new house I’ve gotten behind with my updates to this section (and others!). So without further delay, we’ll get into it. My first purchase in October was…

Sheriff Cocktail: Part 3

As the Sheriff cocktail was nearly empty, I decided that I’d spend a couple of hours finishing off removing every thing. As we saw in the previous post, a lot of additions were included in this cocktail. I’d torn out all of the PC parts (and took them to our local recycling centre today!) and…

Sheriff Cocktail: Part 2

I appreciate it’s a very long time since “Part 1” of the Sheriff cocktail blog, but I have been caught up with life (moving house, buying a house and moving house again! Plus work!). Now we’re just about settled in the new house (and after a very disappointing arcade delivery, more on that in another…