The Beginning for me!

By pinball419

June 12, 2019


5 months ago

It must have been the summer of 1996. A friend of mine was offered the opportunity to buy one of his friend's parents pinball machine. He nor I had any clue what we were getting into, but hell I was 15. I knew everything.  We drove up to Dearborn, MI with a tool box in hand. He grew up on a farm and I didn't know it at the time but I became an engineer.  I make those comments because there was not YouTube or any real good way to research how to tear a machine down for transportation.  After fumbling around the machine for a while we got it loaded into the SUV.  She was all bundled up in blankets and we took her home.  She was a beauty.  A Stern Stampede, which supposedly was at Cedar Point for 2 seasons and then in this family's home after that.   When we got it set back up there were a few issues.  I had no idea how  to fix it, but again thought how hard could it be.  I got her working and from that moment I have been hooked. 

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