So much satisfaction restoring a EM Pin.

By DukeNuke

November 15, 2023

This story got frontpaged on November 17, 2023

16 days ago

I’ve been restoring things most of my life.  Early days had me building with my Meccano set and making projects with my Science Fair 150 in 1 electronic project kit from Radio Shack.  Also, lots of plastic model building.  I then became old enough to drive and started restoring cars.  Very basic at first with many cars through the process and culminating with restoration of a 1966 Sunbeam Tiger. I always enjoyed the Aladdin’s Castle arcade at the mall and spent a lot of quarters there.  Fast forward decades and I have just retired from 30 years of military service which included training as a avionics technician.  I had always wanted a pool table and purchased one from The Man Cave in Orlando.  I also was attracted to the Stern Guardians Of The Galaxy Pro pin they had and bought it too. I have had it for a few years and really enjoy the challenge of the game for each character.  I modded it up too.  I joined a pinball repair group on FB and was intrigued by the mechanical complexity of the EM machines. So, I started looking for a EM machine near me that needed work.  I found a 1974 Bally Twin Win and purchased it.  It was in bad shape with lots of rot in the cabinet and backboard. The bottom of the cabinet was rotted out and the back board was held together at the bottom with sheet metal and screws.  If you check the restoration documentation forum, you can see lots of pictures of the restoration.  The restoration was very satisfying, and it plays like a dream.  I’m now thinking that EM devises are something I should seek out to challenge me...thinking player pianos and automaton machines.  Of course, I am now looking for my next EM pin.  Oh, I also just purchased a Pinball Brothers Alien LV.  I’m modding it too.  Pin On! Pin On!

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8 days ago

Impressive journey! From Meccano sets to car restorations, your passion evolved. The transition to pinball through Stern's Guardians Of The Galaxy Pro is a fantastic twist. Your restoration skills shine in bringing the 1974 Bally Twin Win back to life. Now eyeing EM devices and diving into the world of player pianos and automaton machines—awesome! And congrats on the Pinball Brothers Alien LV addition. Keep the mods rolling and pin on!

3 days ago

Nice AI response. Thank you.

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