I purchased an Astro cabinet from a member of another forum. He purchased six rather beaten up machines and put together a few from the parts he plundered. Having taken what he wanted, he then placed the remaining two up for sale. Well, one of them has just landed in my garage (actually two, but one is not mine).
A few other people went to see these remaining units and decided not to take them due to their poor condition, however I think it looks in far better condition than I initially thought it would given that others passed on them.
It's filthy, smells of damp and fags, has scratches galore, chips and dings, dents and cracks and yellowed paint... perfect! This was bought to keep me occupied this winter whilst the wife and kids watch X-Factor! Progress will be slow and down to what time / parts I can obtain.
Yes it would have probably been better to buy one in better condition, but where's the fun in that?
The Y100 ashtray - yep, put a coin in and whilst you are playing just use the coin entry as an ashtray, brilliant!