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See the title. Essentially- I'm doing a few projects. The more- the merrier. If anybody is looking for metal parts (that I have on hand) or jumping in with one of these (several have to have deposits, though not all), you guys can save a lot of money.

Things I can do/have done- reproduce lock (tangs/tongues). Metal cab doors. Aero table control panel box, Neo 19 Control panel box. Egret 2 doors, lock tangs (table pony, Impress, Mini Cute, Swing). Mini cute control panel box, Jaleco Screen printed marquees, Pony control panel blanks (no overlay) which can probably be sent to someone to mount joystick brackets/do overlays/etc.

Prices are heavily dependent on how many people partake in each step. I.e. a screen printed glass Mk3 25 Pony marquee- $250 for one, or closer to 150 if we get 5. Egret 2/AWSD/E3 pcb doors are under $275 shipped in smaller numbers.

I can take on special projects- but I really would rather not take on any project that I don't have in hand. I.e. I can work from drawings, but it's safer to duplicate than to design.



Items ready for local pickup or shipping:

Pony Mk3 25 Glass (cut, tempered, no tint, smooth edges, "black bezel" applied). High quality. $165. (out of stock)
Pony Mk3 25 Glass (authentic, has some scratches and could use some cleaning up). $140
Extra Vinyl bezels: TBD price wise
Pony Mk3 25 Monitor brackets: Soon. $125/ea (good for de-converting LCD ponies).
Pony Mk3-25 Plexiglass/Vinyl Reproduction (cheaper than the glass, not as accurate) (price incoming after pickup)

Aero Table Control Panel box reproduction $425 shipped. (powder coated, hinged, ready to go).
Aero Table Coin Door $150 shipped ea (USA)

Egret 2/3/AWSD Coin Door
Egret 2/3/AWSD Coin Slot
Egret 2/3/AWSD Casters (wheels) full set ($10/wheel)

Jaleco Table Pony VH Reproduction Glass
Jaleco Table Pony Type H Reproduction glass

Swing Coin Plastic (one slot, off center. 4 slot variation costs more). $30 shipped
Sega Swing surround for marquee
Sega Swing Control Panel Lock (tongue/tang).

Sega New Net City 2L12B panel (populated). OEM. Good shape. $265 shipped

Vewlix FC Complete side art kits (from Noodleshirt). 1 set left
Vewlix IO Tray (on hold)
Vewlix Control Panel shipping brackets. Price on these is tough, hang tight.

Egret 2 Doors, Wooden bits, marquee holder (2 bracket type), tangs, and more

Is there enough interest?:
Aero Table Marquee holder reproduction.




Astro City Coin Door (OEM, great shape) + Brackets $175 shipped (SOLD)
Sega Blast City front feet (HOT-1004) (SOLD OUT)
Sega Astro City Coin Bucket (SOLD OUT)
Sega NNC Panel (not populated). OEM. Good shape. (SOLD)


Thanks fellas.
 
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I can take on special projects- but I really would rather not take on any project that I don't have in hand. I.e. I can work from drawings, but it's safer to duplicate than to design.
Hi there. I'm actually looking to do some metal fabrication, and I've created a 3d model with exact dimensions and reference photos. I'm trying to make a coin door for my Sega Aero table. Something you'd be interested in chatting about and seeing some progress of?
 

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(Furthermore I might take that Aero control box off our hands if I can see a few photos, how close to 1:1 is it? any engineering liberties taken that might not make it match?)
 

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It was a near exact clone. It fits a charm on an Aero table. It's spoken for unless something changes, I don't think I have any more. Since I don't get many orders for those, the price is kinda high for one offs. If I do another run, I'd probably have to take deposits so I don't get stuck with stock on those.

RE: door- sure. I have the ability to pop one of those out as well if you just need one done. How can I help?
 

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I have the ability to pop one of those aero doors out. How can I help?
I've never done any metallurgy, welding, cutting or bending before. Complete noob. So please bear with my lack of knowledge.

I've taken a ton of reference photos, and had Cereth lend me his coin door to take measurements and do a 3d scan. I could produce a 3d model with exact measurements or just supply photos, but from what I can see I'd need:

- X thickness piece of metal cut into specified shape.
- Y sized hole punched at specified area (for key/lock hole)
- each side of the metal bent and curved, to form a "tray" shape.
- welding on the bent corners interior area if needed.

On the back side, there's additional spot welded in piece to hold the 'bracket' attached to the lock hardware. This seems unnecessary and like a bigger pain to try and get right. I'd want to reduce variables when possible. Also, I'd paint it with the rest of the base of the cab to ensure a color match.

When bending metal to form corners of a 'tray' shape, what is the margin of error? I'm nervous it's hard to get it the exact correct length so that it wouldn't be slightly too small or slightly too large for the cavity.

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It seems like you have the right approach.

Considerations- I've been given a few paint codes- but if you're paint matching your cab- take it to an auto shop and have them pull the paint code from a section that is most representative of the whole cab. It'll always been a little different from my experiences.

RE: tolerances. If you're powder coating- you have to be a little more careful with the coin box door specifically. On a lot of the metal cabs I've done, there's usually a little less play there- and powder coating makes it thick. Paint- not *as* much and it can file down easier. My advice- good measuring tools. Measure your max and be mindful of how thick the paint will make things. If you need a full measurement of my coin box door, I can knock that out in a couple days.

@Cereth - I still have your top, - I might have to keep all of the progress I've made and hole off reproducing and get her back home to ya unless there's a big enough market. the little metal spinner bits have to be faked, or using something similar. The things would run into "too pricey to do one or two" right now.
 

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For paint, I was going to go 'appliance white' or similar for the upper-half of the aero table. Whatever the local powder shop who takes my bid has that looks close enough to match. Is there a more sophisticated way to match metal-paint for powder coating other than walking in with a few panels and asking for a match? I wasn't sure if auto-paint codes match what anyone else would have.

The blue base has some decals that might be troublesome to reproduce, they haven't already been done en masse by sticker-reproducers. I'm about 50/50 between masking-off the decals, properly prepping the body, and doing a rattle can job — VS. removing/scanning what I can, and sending out for a powder coat of the base and all doors/trays.

Regarding the tray specifically, Battlesmurf, looking around at metal fabrication sites like https://metalscut4u.com/ , I've got a rough idea of what to expect cost wise for materials and access to machinery, but do you have any bandwidth to help with this project? Or would you just like to advise and offer input? I can't think of any alternatives to metal fabrication that won't look cheap and dinky (3d printing plastic, acrylic/coroplast, etc.)

edit: Don't let me take over your thread here. I'm happy to start a new one for my discussion gets way too off-topic.
 
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(coin door for aero tables are done. I'll add up time and materials later today)

Also bump with some additions.
Very good , because I need some of them .

do you’ve a picture of the marquee holder for aero tables? Because I would need at least 7 of them ( marquee holders )
 

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I was wondering if "Vewlix IO Tray" is the flat piece of metal with a whole bunch of built-in metal PCB feet. If it looks something like this, I'm down for one because mine came it only 4 of those metal PCB feet for the X4 IO and I'm currently using JVS IO. Thanks
 

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that's the one. I have an original for sale. The reproduction one has a snag- they'd be around 95 each or so based on the types of compression nuts I'd need to use to get them to be a close match.
 

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I'm looking for the sega blast city coin box door tang.
Part number is Hot 1204.

Have you ever came across to these?
 
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