Gaming Stations

This page is a bit outdated, but some day I’ll add my current setup.  If you’re only looking to use a few consoles and RGB monitor on one “gaming station”, the RGB Cart is still an excellent solution.

This page shows off the different video game carts I’ve built.  I find them to be a great way to store all my old video game systems in one place, in a way that doesn’t take up much space.  Admittedly, this part of the website is showing off a bit, however if you’d like to set up an RGB monitor and some retro consoles, using my “cart” method is actually extremely space-conscious.  I invite you to take a look at each cart and feel free to follow a similar method to what I’ve done.

This is the original cart that was the catalyst for getting into RGB and creating this site.  It has a Sony 24″ TV, Nintendo, Super Nintendo, the Master System and even a CDX (those things are really awesome).  The description is a bit long, because when I wrote it, this site didn’t exist.  Still, it’s a good story and the pics came out great.
After I realized the Retro Cart needed more systems and needed to be in RGB, I stripped it and made it into a “Nintendo Cart”, which I sold.  This page shows pictures, in case you’d like to do the same.  Also, I included the entire description from my eBay listing, in case someone was interested in the details.
I used this setup for about a year.  It had nine systems all outputting RGB into a Sony PVM monitor.  I loved this thing, but I just got too many consoles for it and needed to upgrade.
Current Solution:
At the moment, I have too much stuff to fit in the tiny space I have to work with.  As a result, I put all my consoles, games and accessories into boxes and loaded those boxes onto rolling racks.  It makes testing and modding extremely easy, since I can just grab a box and have everything I need right there, instead of having to disassemble something.  That being said, I do miss have all my consoles connected directly and can be accesses with a push of a button.  I also put all my RGB monitors on rolling carts, making that easy as well.  Here’s what I’m currently using:
I currently use this for my 32″ BVM (thanks John!).
I’ve also used this smaller shelf for TV’s:
The dimensions listed are slightly off though and they don’t take the space between the poles into account.  Here’s the actual dimensions in inches:  15 3/4 deep by 33 1/4 wide between poles, 35 3/4 high with wheels on:  
For heavy TV’s, I strongly recommend using the shelf listed on top…and if it’s the wrong size, buy the same poles and castors, but just find shelves that match your TV better.  One thing to note is that TV’s with tapered rear’s will have all the weight in the front.  This means as long as the shelves you purchase are deep enough for the “feet” to fit, the tapered rear can stick out without causing any balancing issues at all!
This is what I use for storage shelves.  Once again, the dimensions listed aren’t 100% accurate, which made it hard to squeeze all the boxes in; They won’t fit between the poles without cutting the back off the lids.  Here’s the actual dimensions in inches 15 3/4 deep by 45 3/4 wide between poles, 76 3/4 high with wheels on:
I use this for both my 14″ and 20″ monitors.  It’s a tiny bit high for the 20″ and a tiny bit low for 14″, so overall it’ll be fine for both:

If you’re finished, I invite you to go back to the main page to see all the other retro-gaming awesomeness we have on this site… especially the RGB guide