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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


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6 years ago



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#5151 4 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Not quite done yet. Getting down to the wire for the York show. Almost there. 20151004_201943.jpg 20151004_201932.jpg 20151004_201847.jpg 20151004_201913.jpg

Great job jr. Cabinet colors are unique.

#5152 4 years ago

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#5153 4 years ago

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#5154 4 years ago

My green pastures I'm selling 2500.

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#5155 4 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Getting down to the wire for the York show

Can't wait to see this at the show!!

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#5156 4 years ago

Here are my pins

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#5157 4 years ago

Wow, Abra, Atlantis, Jacks Open and Sky Jump -- fantastic! Like the King Rock and Hit the Deck as well! Very nice lineup, bicyclenut!

#5158 4 years ago
Quoted from Darcy:

Picked up the Sky Jump, the owner said, "We do not have the keys, and there must be a lot of quarters in it". Well it was not stuffed with money, so some one must of had the key.
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$33.00.

looks like they only took out the american quarters, and left the canadians . . .

. . . nice EM !

#5159 4 years ago
Quoted from poppapin:

Can't wait to see this at the show!!

There should be a good representation of woodrails and bingos at the York show this year. I'm bringing a "Square Head" as well as the "Royal Flush".

#5160 4 years ago

Finally some photos of my El Dorado,
sorry about the glare.

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#5161 4 years ago

Now here is my Crosstown.
Keeping El Dorado and Star Jet company in the upstairs bedroom.
Jeez, it is taking me soooo long getting pins set up nowadays, i hate getting old or maybe i am just lazy.

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#5162 4 years ago

1968 Williams Smarty. Backglass is rough, but the playfield is pretty nice. Photos of it's sister machine Ding Dong coming shortly...

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#5164 4 years ago

I have wanted a GTB 1971 Rollercoaster for some time & finally snagged one for a good price but it required a trip to South Australia-1500kms each way. The machine was non working, had a poor non original cab repaint, requires bg & pf touchup and is missing an on/off switch & chime mechanism (I have those spares). But I am happy to finally have the machine.
Anyhow after a few hours got the machine 'mainly' working & tested paint removal to prepare stencils & that went ok. Now on to full resto queue.

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#5165 4 years ago

These aren't mine but belong to a friend. Thought they looked pretty good together.

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#5166 4 years ago

SEA WOLF is a great game with killer art
if QUEEN OF hearts needs COIN door I can help

#5167 4 years ago

Thanks. Coin door is there on top of the glass . I put it back. He has quite a few more. That Sea Wolf may be a little out of my league but it is a beauty. They all are. I picked this one up last week. Very challenging. Very pretty. A photo of the updated east wing of the garage.

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#5168 4 years ago

I wonder how a lineup of Gottlieb wedgeheads and Williams reverse wedgeheads would look if you alternated them?

Bruce

#5169 4 years ago
Quoted from PinballFever:

I wonder how a lineup of Gottlieb wedgeheads and Williams reverse wedgeheads would look if you alternated them?
Bruce

It's a neat effect.

#5170 4 years ago
Quoted from AlexF:

PinballFever said:
I wonder how a lineup of Gottlieb wedgeheads and Williams reverse wedgeheads would look if you alternated them?
It's a neat effect.

Does anyone have a picture of this effect?

Bruce

#5171 4 years ago
Quoted from PinballFever:

Does anyone have a picture of this effect?
Bruce

This is as close as I have Bruce. I took this pic a couple of years ago. The KOD is no longer here now and I only have one regular wedge head left. Flipper.

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#5172 4 years ago

And another......

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#5173 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

I picked this one up last week. Very challenging. Very pretty.

Old school tutorial on 4 Roses can be found on Youtube conducted by
the old pro Sam Harvey.

#5174 4 years ago

He needs to put the tilt bob back in. It is not that easy to light those specials. Thanks for sharing!

#5175 4 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Old school tutorial on 4 Roses can be found on Youtube conducted by
the old pro Sam Harvey.
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We were wondering who that was... we LOVE this video! Has been making the rounds at the Makerspace. So freaking funny with the subtle cursing, "turbo launch" plunging, and the final "THANK YOU VERY MUCH." haha love the unique folks in this hobby.

I have enough wedgeheads and reverse-wedgeheads to make a wavy row of seven. Will set it up and take photos like that after the restorations.

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#5176 4 years ago

My first working EM. Very exciting.

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#5177 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

This is as close as I have Bruce. I took this pic a couple of years ago. The KOD is no longer here now and I only have one regular wedge head left. Flipper.

It's a great effect, Brian. I want to see 3 wedgeheads with 2 reverseheads between them.

Quoted from Shapeshifter:

And another......

This looks great too.

Quoted from NicoVolta:

I have enough wedgeheads and reverse-wedgeheads to make a wavy row of seven. Will set it up and take photos like that after the restorations.

Can't wait to see photos of this.

Thanks guys,
Bruce

#5178 4 years ago
Quoted from dannylite:

My first working EM. Very exciting.

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Love the Sonic games.

#5179 4 years ago

You guys need to keep these old machines out of the sunlight!

#5180 4 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

We were wondering who that was... we LOVE this video! Has been making the rounds at the Makerspace. So freaking funny with the subtle cursing, "turbo launch" plunging, and the final "THANK YOU VERY MUCH." haha love the unique folks in this hobby.

He even has a type of pinball play move named after him :
Sam Harvey / Wicked Shimmy
To save a ball that is travelling down the outlane by shaking the game very quickly. This results in a succession of upward triangle jumps off of the inlane and outlane walls (think of the videogame Ninja Gaiden), which causes the ball to rise back up and return safely into play.

Read more at http://funwithbonus.com/new-pinball-dictionary-sam-harvey-wicked-shimmy/#vgzC440ccwQeJF6b.99

#5181 4 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Old school tutorial on 4 Roses can be found on Youtube conducted by
the old pro Sam Harvey.
» YouTube video

I've seen that video several times, and I've still yet to figure out what in the world he thinks he's accomplishing with that bizarre plunge shot. Just weird.

For all the cussing and "Thank you very much" bombs that get dropped, the only thing of note in the entire video was that he managed to shake the ball out of the outlane one time.

It takes all kinds to make the world go around and that video is certainly proof of it.

#5182 4 years ago
Quoted from EMsInKC:

I've seen that video several times, and I've still yet to figure out what in the world he thinks he's accomplishing with that bizarre plunge shot. Just weird.

100% agree. It is different. Very flamboyant, stylish, which ever? Those lines on the shooter scale are there as a guide only.. His step back, almost 2 handed launch would cut off his view of the gauge.

#5183 4 years ago
Quoted from EMsInKC:

yet to figure out what in the world he thinks he's accomplishing with that bizarre plunge shot

The pingame in the video, is one that he owns,
but is currently on loan, set up
at Matt's pinball ranch in Hollister CA.
He knows that game quite well,
so he knows the plunger shot that works for him, for that pin,
to make the all important center rollover lane.
The fact that he is blind in one eye,
makes him more of a pinball wizard
that i could ever hope to be.
And yes, Sam is quite the character
and his general knowledge of pinball history
and EM pins gameplay is quite extensive.

cheers tom

p.s. in fact i am thinking
naming my new cat after him
Sam
instead of one eyed Jack

#5184 4 years ago

He starred in the movie 'Special When Lit'. He's a legend.

#5185 4 years ago

If you want to see the legend in person, he is on his way to pinball expo in Chicago
for the 31st year in a row

#5186 4 years ago

well i've just spent the past few weeks reading through this entire thread (!) and admiring everyone's EM lineups. some great collections and beautiful examples you folks have here.

i fell in love with EMs after going to my first Pinfest in Allentown, PA this year which really gave me an opportunity to play a wide variety from woodrails to late-era Gottliebs. had never really spent too much time with EMs prior to that.

i've recently added a Gottlieb Atlantis and Sure Shot to my lineup in addition to a Surf Champ which i got a few months back. EMs now form a pretty big part of my collection and i look forward to expanding! have my sights set on adding some 2" flipper pins soon.

also look forward to placing my first order through Steve Young @ PBR which seems like a rite of passage for Gottlieb owners

will try to post some pics of my Sure Shot in the coming days which i'm particularly happy about picking up. it's by far in the nicest all-around condition out of all my EMs thus far.

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#5187 4 years ago

I'll be visiting Vegas and the PHoF next November.... It will be my first time there.... any hints on the EM pins I should look for to play?

#5188 4 years ago
Quoted from AlexSMendes:

I'll be visiting Vegas and the PHoF next November.... It will be my first time there.... any hints on the EM pins I should look for to play?

The Centigrade 37 played nice, can't remember others.

#5189 4 years ago

I've never been there but.........I remember someone here saying they put 30 games on the Captain Card every time they go there because they like it so much.

#5190 4 years ago
Quoted from AlexSMendes:

I'll be visiting Vegas and the PHoF next November.... It will be my first time there.... any hints on the EM pins I should look for to play?

Yeah, just find one w/o maintenance issues.
Last time I was there it was tough... hell a couple were missing the rubber tips on the shooter....

#5191 4 years ago
Quoted from dasvis:

Yeah, just find one w/o maintenance issues.
Last time I was there it was tough... hell a couple were missing the rubber tips on the shooter....

Well, that's surely disappointing....

#5192 4 years ago
Quoted from AlexSMendes:

Well, that's surely disappointing....

I was there last month and all the wedge heads I played were really nice and worked great. Really enjoyed the strange world

#5193 4 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

If you want to see the legend in person, he is on his way to pinball expo in Chicago
for the 31st year in a row

Legend?

Uhh, ok.

#5194 4 years ago
Quoted from monty-:

EMs now form a pretty big part of my collection and i look forward to expanding! have my sights set on adding some 2" flipper pins soon.

Sounds like you are on the right track. May come a time when all your EMs have two inch flippers. Perhaps some metal bats in there too.

#5195 4 years ago
Quoted from dasvis:

Yeah, just find one w/o maintenance issues.
Last time I was there it was tough... hell a couple were missing the rubber tips on the shooter....

Really? I went this January and May... most running in better condition than a lot of collectors/other shows I've been to.

#5196 4 years ago

Here is a new to me Hot Line that I got in a trade for 9 cases of beer. It needs to have a repainted cabinet restored but it plays better and better every day.

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#5197 4 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Really? I went this January and May... most running in better condition than a lot of collectors/other shows I've been to.

Great to hear, perhaps I will go back.

#5198 4 years ago
Quoted from dannylite:

My first working EM. Very exciting.

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Played that one at York. I loved it!
Enjoy it.

#5199 4 years ago
Quoted from DirtFlipper:

brave new World Fair. Need to find an original set of score/instruction cards still.

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Beautiful World fair DirtFlipper.

#5200 4 years ago

Picked this old girl up over the weekend, a 1963 Gottlieb Flying Chariots. Definitely NOT a collector machine

Needs plenty of TLC, but is mostly there in terms of gameplay. It has some horrible relay buzzing going on, one of which gets to burning I think, so that's priority one. The rest is simple stuff - broken switch blades and the like. Cabinet is severely yellowed and quite beat up, but that's just character! Has a 20 Fr coin door, so apparently is a re-import. I may try to replace that with a US one if I can and maybe even a refresh/restore one day...

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