Sunday, October 11, 2009
Father & Sons Project: Home Arcade
Matthew and I just returned from the White Rose Gameroom Show in York, PA. The six hour return trip was a little heavier than when we left. One of the outside vendors had several old, non-working arcade machines for sale for $50, so after playing a few hours of pinball, we loaded this machine into my Escort wagon as a new father/son project. Since I repair computers for a living, we should be able to convert this into a MAME arcade for winter. (I have plenty of parts to re-fill the innards of this machine.) Matthew made an interesting comment on the way home. He said that he's pretty certain this will be the one and only arcade machine in the town of Orrville. Being a child of the 80's this kinda makes me sad, but we've got plenty of garage space, and plan to return next year with a van.