pinball love work

By cudabee

November 04, 2012

9 years ago

I'm Arthur from the Netherlands and i have been working professional with pinball since i was 16.

In the early eighties i worked in an Arcade and since 1989 as a mechanic.

At about that point in time alot of pinballs went to the Eastblock and i decided to build my own collection before every pinball i enjoyed in the seventies and eighties were gone forgood.

In the end they didn't all dissapear but my collection grew more and more to the point it were around 200 and that number still stands today.

Since i've been around in the hobby very long i also collected alot of parts and pinball goodies too.Not anything like Mike Pachak ofcourse.

I'm still working in the coinop industry as a mechanic ,but pinball is out of the public eye at the moment although i'm hoping for an upswing. Now is the time.

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9 years ago

Welcome to pinside. Sounds as if you have quite a bit of knowledge you'll be a good fit here.

9 years ago

Good to have you here on Pinside Cudabee. Awesome collection! You sure know how to put The Netherlands on the world pinball map.

9 years ago

Wow you were in the middle of a great pinball era late 80s

5 years ago

Hoi Arthur, grappig dat er iemand in de buurt ook in het bezit is van zo'n kast. Indrukwekkende collectie heb je. Jaloers!!! Ken jij iemand die ze ook kan repareren. Ik heb al jaren een Dealer's choice in bezit maar er 20 jaar niet mee gespeeld vanwege een defect.

4 years ago

If you ever consider selling your JP please let me know. thanks Joe

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