Saturday, 5 May 2012

Neo SC-19 4 Slot


About The Cab
Well here it is!  The first cab to go in my new games room!  I picked this cab up on a cold snowy day way back in December 2010.  Due to the snow a six hour round trip turned into an epic ten hour trip.  But it was well worth it! 


Overall the cab was in very nice condition, with a beautiful burn free monitor.  The main items which needed attention were the coin mech, (not working), some rusty / corroded internal parts and worn buttons.  Also the instruction strip on the monitor bezel had darkened due to age / heat and I was really pleased to find a spare bezel complete with a good condition instruction strip on YHJ.




The monitor screen protector had some scratches which were quite noticeable during play.  I tried polishing out the scratches but with little success as they were too deep.  In the end I purchased a repro screen cover from BlingStix / FrancoB (Arcade Otaku).  I must say that FrancoB’s work is consistently excellent and the screen protector is perfect.


It’s a cracking little cab, and I’m really pleased with its condition.  It still has a couple of battle scars from a life inside a Japanese arcade, namely the cigarette burns inside the hood (cunningly hidden by Neo Geo stickers) and a couple of small imperfections on the body work, but I can live with these.  After all it’s these battle scars which give the cab character!





Work Done By Previous Owner
1. Cabinet shell cleaned.
2. Neo Geo stickers added inside the blue hood to cover cigarette burn marks.
3. Rusty / corroded carriage bolts, hood screws and marquee holder screws replaced.
4. Sticks and ball tops replaced (LS-32’s).

Work Done By Me
1. Strip down / internal clean – the internals were quite dusty.
2. Rusty / corroded internal support bars / brackets and coin box re-sprayed with Hammerite direct to rust metal paint smooth silver.
3. Two new feet pads fitted - one original foot was missing.
4. 4 Slot mobo disassembled and cleaned.
5. Monitor bezel replaced with one sourced from YHJ - the instruction strip on the original bezel had darkened due to age / heat.
6. Scratch on back touched up with Hammerite white appliance touch-up paint.
7. NOS 100 Yen coin mech fitted:
    
NOS: Asahi Seiko   
Original: Asahi Seiko
Model: 720-A/B      
Model: 720-A/B
No. 0695668
No: 0380637

8. New repro monitor screen protector fitted - original screen had deep scratches.  Rusty / corroded bolts replaced.
9. Plastic hood, marquee holder and bezel instruction strip polished with Novus.
10. Genuine Japan ‘1 Play 100 Yen’ sticker added to cabinet door.
11. Carriage bolts replaced on CP end caps - old bolts rusty / corroded.
12. CP wiring cleaned.
13. CP, P1, P2 and select buttons replaced with the following:

P1
Seimitsu PS-14-DN
Black rim / red button
x1
P2
Seimitsu PS-14-DN
Black rim / blue button
x1
Select
Seimitsu PS-14-DN
Black rim / yellow button
x1
CP
Seimitsu PS-14-G
Black rim / red button              
x2
CP
Seimitsu PS-14-G
Black rim / yellow button
x2
CP
Seimitsu PS-14-G
Black rim / green button
x2
CP
Seimitsu PS-14-G
Black rim / blue button
x2

14. Coin box lock replaced – original lock missing.

The Games
This will be my dedicated MVS cabinet, although with an MVS to Jamma adapter it can be used for horizontal Jamma games if desired. 

At the moment I have the following games in the 4 slot:

1. Viewpoint (hard as nails but one of my favourite games ever!)


2. Strikers 1945 Plus


3. Twinkle Star Sprites


4. Neo Bomber Man


As you can see the selection is quite shooter orientated.  Since getting this cab, I’ve been getting more into SNK / Neo Geo games.  There’s a great selection of MVS titles available at very affordable prices.


It’s great that the NG:DEV.TEAM are keeping the MVS format alive and I’m especially looking forward to playing Gunlord.

Many thanks to tart31 / Martyn for this awesome cab!

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