Peter Hirschberg

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Construction Update

I think I'm pretty much done with the posters and artwork. Sure, there's still some things I want to add, remove, or move. But I'm calling it done.

I also hung up the 2 large Chuck E Cheese signs (the front parts). Age and shipping has taken their toll on the poor signs, but I think I found a sturdy and not-too-ugly way to get the front parts to stay on the sign. Unfortunately the photos I took of the signs didn't come out. I'll try and get better photos tomorrow. They look SO COOL!

Still left to do - window tinting (whenever I get the correct blackout film) and repainting the wall where the breaker panels are (it got torn up when routing the stereo wires). Once I repaint the wall I can mount the shelving where the stereo components go. And of course I've got to straighten things up in there! I never did figure out where I want that huge "arcade" sign. I couldn't find a place for it that I liked.

6 comments: said...

Looks great! Do you still plan to go with your Simon themed sound-to-light wall eventually?

Looks like only one machine didn't make it intact (Sprint?). And is that a Bradley Trainer machine you've got there next to the BattleZone Machine.

Would love to make it to your game day - but it's a bit far sadly. Have a great one though.

Peter Hirschberg said...

Sprint 2 just does that sometimes. If you reach in and rattle the board it starts working again. I need to repair the edge connector I think, I've just been putting it off (like everything else). The machine next to the Battlezone is another Battlezone machine. I just took the front off so that I could photograph the backdrop for this:

Yes, the Simon project is still on. I'll be posting here about it shortly.

Jeremy said...

Looks Great! Where are your pinballs? I don't see them in any of the pics. What did you end up doing with the upstairs section?

Peter Hirschberg said...

The pinball machines are along the back wall where the Atari cartridge boxes are. All but 3 machines are still taken apart. I can't find the leg bolts so I'm waiting for an order from Pinball Resource to show up so I can set them up. Not to mention I moved them out of the way so I could hang posters on that wall. The next set of photos should have them in the picture. At least the 3 machines that are set up.

The upstairs was planned all along to be used for storage.

Anonymous said...


I wish I could build a place like that. Any plans on newer games like Outrun, Super Hang On with the large console that one sits on/rides in?

Brings back old memories of the arcades I used to go to minus the cigarette smoke and the ashtrays that were on every arcade machine.

Where's are the token machine(s)? :)

Peter Hirschberg said...

I do have 2 change machines in there. Here's a picture of one of them.

The other one isn't really visible in any of the pictures.