(Topic ID: 199240)

1955 Gottlieb Gypsy Queen


By oldcarz

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

Enclosing some pix and a video of a challenging 5 ball game. I’m partial to the early ‘50s woodrails, especially the Neyens/Parker games.

This game was found in an attic during a moving sale. The owners said they had the game for over 50 years and they took it with them from location to location. They are downsizing and wanted the game out and knowing fully well it needed work, it was quite the bargain.

The challenge on this game was restoring a particularly bad cabinet and the cosmetic objective was to keep the cabinet as original looking as possible. A shout out to Kevin at Preservation Pinball and Paint (https://pinside.com/pinball/biz/directory/1181-preservation-pinball) who has been refining his technique of repainting, but doing so in a way as to preserve the original patina and finish. A few before and after pix to show the condition as found and the finished work that makes it look like a nicely preserved 63 year old machine as opposed to a freshly painted one. Back door to the head was missing, and Kevin cut and painted a board to fit.

I needed the assistance of Russ at Pinrescue for a shopping and to help with the mechanicals and to free up the steppers as the game hadn’t been played in years.

New glass was easily available through Shay, and new plastics from Pinball Rescue really needed to be put on as the originals were quite toasty. Playfield paint shined up nicely, just a few blemishes from wear and has original pop bumper caps and schematic.

Game is fun and the objective is to go through rollovers and spot 4 cards in a vertical or horizontal line on the backglass lights. They will light the lower gobble hole for replays. The more horizontal or vertical hands you make, the more replays you will get.

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#2 1 year ago

I was wondering why the video was Pinrescue-style. Awesome looking game, nice restore guys!

#3 1 year ago

It's hard to tell in the pictures if your score/instruction cards are nice copies or not. If not PM me I have nice ones for you. As usual gorgeous game. I always look forward to your new post as I to am partial to the early 50's woodrails.

#4 1 year ago
Quoted from jsf24:

It's hard to tell in the pictures if your score/instruction cards are nice copies or not. If not PM me I have nice ones for you. As usual gorgeous game. I always look forward to your new post as I to am partial to the early 50's woodrails.

Hi,
The score cards are my home made attempt on manila paper. PM sent...thank you for the offer for nice ones.
Joel

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#5 1 year ago

Very nice restore. Wish I had the skills to restore to that level.

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