Radarscope Cocktail

So you may have seen in my other Radarscope thread that I picked up a Radarscope cocktail. I bought it back in July last year from CoinOpWarehouse and it was bought as a non-worker. I asked for a couple more pictures at the time as I wanted to know if it had it’s serial tag….

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…

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…