My re-introduction to pinball

By UofG2000

August 10, 2015

8 years ago

I grew up in the 80's and would play arcade games at the movie theatre or corner store, but pinball was rare and I only vaguely recall playing it at the movies in the city once in a while. I always liked pinball but never had the opportunity to play it. Summer of 2014, pinball was on my mind for some reason, perhaps resurgence in popularity. I happened upon a Target Alpha machine at a neighbors garage that was non functional, but they were looking to sell. I took a chance and bought it, brought it home and started teaching myself how to repair it. I got it cleaned up, new rubbers, and lights and then playable which was exciting. I then called in an expert to help finish the last few issues I could not resolve and happily moved it to the basement. Since then have added two more machines that needed some TLC and hope to continue to grow my collection.

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8 years ago


It is very fun and addictive... Glad to see you are enjoying.


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