Purchases (Oct ‘18-Feb ‘19)

Well this is what I get for moving house, a long delay in posts (and a reduced purchasing rate…). So due to my purchase and move into a new house I’ve gotten behind with my updates to this section (and others!). So without further delay, we’ll get into it. My first purchase in October was…

Sheriff Cocktail: Part 3

As the Sheriff cocktail was nearly empty, I decided that I’d spend a couple of hours finishing off removing every thing. As we saw in the previous post, a lot of additions were included in this cocktail. I’d torn out all of the PC parts (and took them to our local recycling centre today!) and…

Sheriff Cocktail: Part 2

I appreciate it’s a very long time since “Part 1” of the Sheriff cocktail blog, but I have been caught up with life (moving house, buying a house and moving house again! Plus work!). Now we’re just about settled in the new house (and after a very disappointing arcade delivery, more on that in another…

Sheriff Cocktail: Part 1

My ever growing collection of Nintendo cocktails was increased by two this last month with two, very sorry looking Sheriff cocktails. Both had had a rough life, but between the pair of them (plus a few extra parts) I should be able to resurrect one nice cabinet. The main missing part from both cocktails is…

Purchases (Aug-Sept ‘18)

I finished off my last post stating that I probably wouldn’t be able to wait until the end of September to do the next post… well, here we are. I was super excited about the final delivery that I teased in my last post as it’s something I’ve been hunting for a long time (not…

Purchases (May-Jul ’18)

I know it’s been a little while since my last ‘purchases’ post. It’s not through a lack of purchases, more a lack of time! The people that know me, know I take A LOT of photos. I started this to try and help me deal with my horrendously bad memory, but also handily gives me…

Radar Scope: Part 1

So you may have seen in my last purchases post that I picked up a Radar Scope boardset. I purchased the boardset off the same eBay seller that I got HeliFire from, but this one arrived in a much different state. As is always the way with eBay, reading the description is key. All of…

HeliFire Cocktail: Part 3

Now it’s been a long while since I’ve had an update for HeliFire, aside from some small purchases (replica artwork). As my cocktail arrived “non-working” I’ve continuously browsed the internet in a vain attempt at picking up some spares. I know I’ve managed to pick up buttons and coin boxes, but anything HeliFire specific seemed…

Rebuilding Nintendo Joysticks

Due to many years of hard usage and sometimes unsavoury conditions (normally spilt drinks!) many Nintendo joysticks are in desperate need of attention. The area that suffers the most is the main bearing (a small bearing sandwiched between two metal spot-welded plates). As dirt, grime and sometimes rust build up around the bearing, it begins…