Quoted from mattosborn:
I've read Joe's post a few times now, and I'm not getting it.... How does being able to quickly fold down the head help his situation? Maybe I'm just being dense, but I can't picture it. Maybe Joe or somebody else can chime in and help the mentally challenged....
Ok, this is a long (42 minutes) video of my game room, don't bother watching it unless you're into video games:
To see the problem, skip and watch 25:00 - 27:30 time.
I want put pins in front of the wall game. When people want to play the wall game, I want to be able to quickly fold down the heads of the pinball games (two games would fit in front of the wall game). Then if people wanted to play the pins, I want to be able to fold the heads up. And yes, in the video, I do say the wall game gets non-stop play at game parties, but I want to add two more pins to my basement!
In a party environment, in my cramped basement, I want to be able to do that quickly and easily. Take the translites out and set them down, I'd have to take them out of the room. Then put in the head bolts, tighten, put the translite back in. 45 seconds? ha! I challenge anyone to do it 5 minutes in that situation. This while I'm entertaining the guests, coining up games that don't have a free play (that people can't figure out how to trigger the coin switch), making popcorn, cleaning up spilled drinks, saying hi or by to people coming or going. I want something fast!
Now, as to thinking outside the box, I like Vince (Korn's) solution. Would take some planning and such. I don't think I'll do it that way, but I do like it. I'm just not that "constructionally enabled", or maybe I'm "constructionally challenged"?
Joe (joemagiera at ameritech dot net)