So I wanted to share my control panel layout in case anyone is interested in doing the same. I know ninety nein and others work on the VHS mame cabinet, and I'm pretty sure there's other cabinets out there.
This is a 2 player design with an 8-button japanese layout. I've intentionally left off the mount holes for the joysticks, but those can be easily added. I figure the control group is the most useful part for someone trying to build a cabinet.
My control panel includes 6 system buttons, 2 player start buttons, 2 players each with 8 game buttons, and a trackball.
(If you cut this on the laser, I ended up having to scale it down to get it into proper units (1/2.54). The control panel geometry is an exact match of the original control panel.
Not sure if this attachment will go through. If it doesn't and someone wants it, I'll put it up somewhere.
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