Arcade cabinet restoration - the fun stuff
With the major repair work completed on the woodwork, monitor and control panel (covered in part 1
) it was time to focus on the cosmetic aspects of the restoration of this BAS Arcade Cabinet.
The cabinet itself was not in really bad shape, but the coin doors and metal … Continue Reading ››
Why build an Arcade Shed?
Growing up in Essex in the 80's, I had easy access to some of the best arcades in the UK, with Southend being a 25 minute drive from my home in Grays. Every Friday my friends and I would head up the A13 in an old Ford Capri owned by my … Continue Reading ››
After I built my arcade shed, I went on a bit of a buying spree, snapping up knackered old cabinets on eBay without much thought as to what I would do with them. I just knew that I had a space that needed filling with cabinets, and that I needed to learn how to restore … Continue Reading ››
What's so special about the BBC Micro?
I've long been a fan of the BBC Micro, having first been introduced to the machine at School in the early 80's. As the owner of a primitive ZX81, the full colour graphics and proper keyboard made the BBC Micro seem so advanced compared to what I could use … Continue Reading ››
The Classic Atari 2600 Woody Lives!
I've always had a soft spot for the Atari 2600, one of my first ever console experiences, and I have several in my collection. This is the second update on my latest 2600 restoration, and in the first blog update
I focused on the cosmetic aspects – clearing … Continue Reading ››
After years of retro games collecting I finally buy a pair of Atari 2600 consoles
Being an avid retro games collector with a minor case of OCD, I love nothing more than taking an old and unwanted console and bringing it back to life. The beauty of many of the old 80’s consoles is their construction … Continue Reading ››