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Author Topic: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED  (Read 131148 times)

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious)
« Reply #800 on: December 11, 2017, 06:55:09 pm »
Next i tackled mounting the CP.  I'm pretty proud of this part of the design. Simple, basic and it also doubles as a rail to hold the display glass. I wasn't planning on drilling through the side panels, but for something that needed to be as sturdy as the CP mount i made an exception. Six 3" deck screws later...



Here's a closeup of the rabbit i put on the edge to hold the display glass. I made sure it was a couple millimetres lower then the side panel CP outcroppings. this way i can have a snug fit with the CP and the side panels in case theres any warping in the wood, now or down the road.




Hey Chance, a couple questions.
1. What is the height of your marquee? I'm trying to decide if I want to raise the cleats in the marquee area and make the top part flush in order to give me some more height or just leave it with a little space on top (which I think looks better).  What is the standard marquee hight? 6" and if so, does include the parts covered by the L-bracket?
2. When it comes to the rabbit you put on the edge to hold the display glass, is that only because you used display glass instead of the plexi? For example, I may end up using dark grey plexi 1/4" for my display.  If so, do you think I would still need the rabbit as a placer for the plexi? I'm guessing that's better than drilling in the plexi? Is that typically how the plexi or display glass is placed? Thanks

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #801 on: December 13, 2017, 12:15:17 am »
Hey!

First off, yeah, i'd most definitly go with smoked plexi over glass. a nice sheet of " should do well.

The height of the marquee in its brackets is just a little past 7", I know home depot has a couple sizes of that black metal bracket i used. This was the 1", but " will work just as well and is what i use on some of my restorations like i did with my Robotron. the actual marquee plastic is i think 7", but that gap is covered by the brackets. There is no standard size for a marquee. I've got some pretty odd sizes in my collection, and theres even more out there. I just made it that tall because anything larger looked silly in my 3D sketches.  I did consider to switch the bracket to " after i had bought that 1" by accident. but i didn't mind the way it looked.



I think its typical to have something that holds the display surface in place. Most actual arcade cabinets have some sor of edge or groove holding it in place. I'd still go with the rabbet. In fact here is a good resource for making rabbets.  The one thing i would have added is a cutout so that i could easily remove the glass/plexi. I've shown that in the picture below as a red marking. I've needed to remove the glass a couple times and this would have just made it a TON more easy. as it stands right now i have a couple small strips of thin black ribbon under the glass so i can lift it up, which isn't ideal. 


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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #802 on: December 13, 2017, 12:36:02 am »
Hey!

First off, yeah, i'd most definitly go with smoked plexi over glass. a nice sheet of " should do well.

The height of the marquee in its brackets is just a little past 7", I know home depot has a couple sizes of that black metal bracket i used. This was the 1", but " will work just as well and is what i use on some of my restorations like i did with my Robotron. the actual marquee plastic is i think 7", but that gap is covered by the brackets. There is no standard size for a marquee. I've got some pretty odd sizes in my collection, and theres even more out there. I just made it that tall because anything larger looked silly in my 3D sketches.  I did consider to switch the bracket to " after i had bought that 1" by accident. but i didn't mind the way it looked.



I think its typical to have something that holds the display surface in place. Most actual arcade cabinets have some sor of edge or groove holding it in place. I'd still go with the rabbet. In fact here is a good resource for making rabbets.  The one thing i would have added is a cutout so that i could easily remove the glass/plexi. I've shown that in the picture below as a red marking. I've needed to remove the glass a couple times and this would have just made it a TON more easy. as it stands right now i have a couple small strips of thin black ribbon under the glass so i can lift it up, which isn't ideal. 


   Ok Jennifer will bite on this....Why would you most definitely go with smoked plexy over glass?

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #803 on: December 13, 2017, 12:58:48 am »
Ok Jennifer will bite on this....Why would you most definitely go with smoked plexy over glass?

...Why do you have to quote the whole post if you're posting right after?  haha :)

Plexi over glass is simple, Weight, cost, clarity.  Plexi weighs less then glass, costs less then glass, and unless you buy higher end glass you'll avoid blemishes in plexi like you see in glass.   Glass was great (kinda) in older arcade cabinets when plexi was expensive, but now, and especially for home use plexi is the clear winner.  Even when it comes to older games, unless it was originally glass, i'd rather have plexi as it can be repaired by simply polishing with Novis.

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #804 on: December 13, 2017, 01:15:07 am »
Ok Jennifer will bite on this....Why would you most definitely go with smoked plexy over glass?

...Why do you have to quote the whole post if you're posting right after?  haha :)

Plexi over glass is simple, Weight, cost, clarity.  Plexi weighs less then glass, costs less then glass, and unless you buy higher end glass you'll avoid blemishes in plexi like you see in glass.   Glass was great (kinda) in older arcade cabinets when plexi was expensive, but now, and especially for home use plexi is the clear winner.  Even when it comes to older games, unless it was originally glass, i'd rather have plexi as it can be repaired by simply polishing with Novis.
  I have never seen a piece of plexy worth saving, Especially in smoky abusive, environments, glass IMO would be a far better choice on a machine called overambitious....In other news, I watched your pinball unboxing video.... And OMG, did I laugh, and laugh , and then your buddy was all like scratching his butt out in the warehouse parking lot. So I would laugh again. :laugh2:

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #805 on: December 13, 2017, 02:51:42 am »
I have a Donkey Kong 3 plexy that was marred in a bad way and took to novis like a pro.  Pretty much any marquee i've had that wasn't glass, same deal.

Whats the time stamp of him scratching his ass? If it was Josh i'd like to frame a shot of that and give it to him as a gag xmas gift, hahaha  :lol

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« Reply #806 on: December 13, 2017, 12:21:34 pm »
   Plexy always looks dry, scratchy, and just has a flimsy cheap look, polish may save the day for a bit, but in a less than tolerant environment, at best would be short lived and a mere stop gap in the quality to which the rest of the machine is built (IMO).... Your video was quite long (but worth every moment ;D) so a timestamp would be hard to find, It was early on before you got it, standing in the parking lot, and wondering what to do. Oh yes do A scratch, scratch  loop, scratch, scratch loop vid, it would be awesome. Thx for that vid however, that was fun times.

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #807 on: December 15, 2017, 08:52:07 am »
Thank you for this thread. 
The time consumed just putting information in it alone is staggering.  (I've done it for other projects and really understand)
On top of that - a great build.  Really fantastic in every way.  You have great vision.

Very inspirational and great content all around.
I'm in the 'testing' phase myself and should be picking up plywood in the next week or two.
Thanks again - truly exceptional!
Bob
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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #808 on: December 15, 2017, 08:54:28 am »
Thanks Bob!
If you end up having any questions just post them here and i'll do my best to answer. :)

Good luck with your build!

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #809 on: December 22, 2017, 12:59:00 am »
I don't know chance I think you did right by getting glass. I went plexi like you said and after six months And a few cleanings it's scratched and looks like ass. I ordered some novus so I'll try that. I live in the desert so dust is an issue I should have used a can of air and then clean it. The fine dust particles did a number on mine.


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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #810 on: December 22, 2017, 01:30:47 am »
How hard are you dusting?!

Id just run over it with a swifer and stay away from any kind of windex or glass cleaner.  Did you get acrylic or polycarbonate?  Acrylic is shinier and polycarb is stronger. Acrylic is less expensive but easier to crack. Polycarb is more impact resisant but easier to scratch.

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #811 on: December 22, 2017, 06:07:10 pm »
How hard are you dusting?!

Id just run over it with a swifer and stay away from any kind of windex or glass cleaner.  Did you get acrylic or polycarbonate?  Acrylic is shinier and polycarb is stronger. Acrylic is less expensive but easier to crack. Polycarb is more impact resisant but easier to scratch.
It was my fault didn't dust it off like what you said a swifter. And it's just cheap Home Depot plexi


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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #812 on: January 08, 2018, 02:18:08 am »
Damn you Chance and your fancy build.  Had to copy ya!  Been lurking here for awhile and early on influenced by your build.  Posted today in Project Announcements, looking to honor your design.  Love Canadian Arcade BTW, subscribed[emoji6]


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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #813 on: January 09, 2018, 11:58:38 pm »
Thanks!

Just took a look at your build thread, Very excited to see that cabinet get made. Really like some of your ideas!

  
 

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