The Impractical Guide to Living with Pinball Machines

The Impractical Guide to Living with Pinball Machines

"If you know how many pinball machines you own, you don't have enough." - Unknown Things to consider as owners embark into the wonderful world of pinball. Most people do not realize the overwhelming amount of experience, space, and parts required to maintain   > Read the full story...

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“Getting Back In The Game”

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I always loved pinball.  Played with my friends as often as I could, which was a lot! TAF was the machine that sucked me in. I could have bought several machines for the   > Full story...

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“My First Pinball Machine and Res...”

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Shortly after I had gotten out of the service, I had moved back to live with parents untill we had become stable enough to get out own place to rent. Over the   > Full story...

Pin Memories and Pin Future

“Pin Memories and Pin Future”

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Has it only been a year? No, it's been one year, two months, and four days since that fateful day that I went from being a dude who enjoyed playing pinball to   > Full story...

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So I'm in the infant stages of the fifth year of my crazy "hauntcade" and I must say... it's mind numbing to think of all that needs to happen to make it   > Full story...

Lifelong pinball geek...

“Lifelong pinball geek...”

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Been obsessed with pinball since I saw my first machine (EM) as a child.    Hand built several pinball machines from some old kitchen cabinet plywood, coat hangers for flipper actuators and a   > Full story...

The Passion of the Pinball

“The Passion of the Pinball”

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     There is one main thing that we have in common. The passion for pinball. This is why we are on Pinside. This is what brings us together. A universal commonality. Everyone   > Full story...

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