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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


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#6701 3 years ago
Quoted from RyanClaytor:

Seriously, that Darts looks sweet! Never even knew that existed before right now.

It's in a good location too as that is where I had a cart where I used to set my drink.

#6702 3 years ago

OK
Lets all take a guess at what pin is most likely to leave Odin's collection
since we know he has limited space
and we also know he ain't going to stop acquiring more classic 2in flipper pins.
My guess is that GTB Preview might not last too much longer, even if it is a prime example.

#6703 3 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

My guess is that GTB Preview might not last too much longer, even if it is a prime example.

That's a Fashion Show. Nope, it won't be leaving soon. Looks can be deceiving, but it is a great playing multiplayer. If you trust the post between the flippers it can be your friend, but sometimes it isn't. I'm pretty content with what I've got for now, but did trade Steeple-Chase in on the two last night.

#6704 3 years ago

my bad
without my glasses
The Backglasses do look kinda similar between
Preview and Fashion Show.
But we all know you ain't standing pat for long.
I was surprized when you let Teacher's Pet go.

#6705 3 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

I was surprized when you let Teacher's Pet go.

It wasn't easy, but I have a lot of single player games and it gave me a chance to bring another multiplayer- San Francisco, which around here is already a big hit. It's more fun to compete. Another reason Fashion Show stays. If anything is to go it will be a single player. Which will be tough with what's left.

#6706 3 years ago

Is the post between flippers on Fashion Show standard.
Checked on ipdb.org
and flyer does not seem to show it
and of the 4 other PFs pictured;
2 do not have that post,
but one does and
another has posts positioned at each flipper tip?

#6707 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

It's more fun to compete.

With your situation
with plenty of company coming over to compete (pinball and drinking)
i can see the desire for multiplayers.
My suggestion might be (if you can find one) WMS Merry Widow.
Obviously those beautiful unique single player woodrails
will probably be the exception (in staying).

#6708 3 years ago

I just played a couple games of Darts and it's pretty darn fun! I think it's already earned it's keep.

#6709 3 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Is the post between flippers on Fashion Show standard.

It's below in between. If that post isn't supposed to be there, I'll take that sucker out. That will make for one heck of a wide flipper gap without it.

#6710 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

I just played a couple games of Darts and it's pretty darn fun! I think it's already earned it's keep.

i had the darts and bobo set up next to each other and i must say darts was a much better player. looking forward to putting a few games on the jungle

#6711 3 years ago

Glad somebody around here embraces the multiplayer games even though they're less detailed in terms of play than the single player machines due to the limitations. Still great fun alone or with a friend.

Quoted from o-din:

It's more fun to compete.

Totally never heard that one before

#6712 3 years ago
Quoted from Otaku:

Totally never heard that one before

I have. My buddy waits until I'm just about too tired to play, like right now, and then decides he wants to play. But I'm always up for the challenge.

I just rolled Darts and won like 1o free games and was about to call it a night, but now I'm going to wake up and give it my best. Time to open a can of whoopass.

#6713 3 years ago

This is how I sent my buddy Bob on his way last night.

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#6714 3 years ago

*waves from dock* seeya!

Love that game. Best 2-player evar! Can anything dethrone it? I'm about out of alternatives...

#6715 3 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Best 2-player evar! Can anything dethrone it? I'm about out of alternatives...

I'll give it a "one of the best" to go along with the rest. So far though, Pit Stop remains the reigning champ of multiplayer games here. A title it has held since I got it. But they all work good in rotation.

#6716 3 years ago

What features on a multiplayer make it a keeper or one of the best,
as compared to other multi-player pins?
Does it have to have some potential award that can be stolen by your opponents?
Like a locked ball or extra ball feature lit, that can be stolen.
Or is it just the right balance of luck and skill in the gameplay
to keep things competitive?
Or is it some combination of artwork package and/or PF layout?
OR does the game have some objective, that you can slowly build up,
to hopefully capitalize on, only to drain or lose your ball (turn).

#6717 3 years ago
Quoted from skywalker:

picked this up awhile ago, 1st EM & it was a dead machine & now fully working.

Vid
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I've always wanted one of these,looks great! Does the ball go airborne out of the lower center hole?never played one.

#6718 3 years ago

Tom.....All of the above....

#6719 3 years ago

I always thought Gottlieb's Roller Coaster would be a fun multiplayer to own, not only because the cool ramp (which still applies in single player, of course) but also because the middle "spinning target" can be manipulated to make or break your opponent's score. I always thought that was interesting. I know they made a single player game with the same unit and it was kind of bland (probably for good reason) but it seems like it would be so much more exciting for multiplayer play.

Gottlieb's Wild Wild West also does similar things, you hit vari-targets to score points but they don't release and score points until you get them in the kickout hole connected to that particular vari-target unit, and this is also preserved between players so one player can steal your score if they get it in the kickout hole after you hit the vari-target but failed to grab your points from that same kick-out hole on your turn. This game has been on my list for quite a while now. They also made a very rare add-a-ball game called "Lariat" of this, but in my opinion it looks kind of goofy because they had to edit the art to accommodate the extra reels they added. Well done, just looks nicer on Wild Wild West in my opinion.

Pictures credit to IPDB.

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#6720 3 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

Tom.....All of the above....

Pretty much. When having several, variety is most important. Variety of artwork, layout, features, goals, and rules.

What sets Pit Stop apart besides the fact that it keeps track of each players progress on the race track and laps, is the playfield geometry and shots, which may not look like much in pictures, but once the ball is in play it becomes quite apparent.

It has the perfect balance of what a two player game should be, but is also just as much fun when a single player steps up to it.

#6721 3 years ago

Pit Stop hasn't moved, and it's not going to. It is the anchor of my garage collection.

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#6722 3 years ago

Here is my score for today 75.00

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#6723 3 years ago
Quoted from phil-lee:

I've always wanted one of these,looks great! Does the ball go airborne out of the lower center hole?never played one.

no not really, ball pops out & travel over the saucer nicely, both center saucers are very hard to shoot perfectly, the vid shows those shots, have a extra vid's up now on youtube

#6724 3 years ago
Quoted from jasonp:

Here is my score for today 75.00

Sweet!! Bargains still to be found, nice find.

#6725 3 years ago

Just came home with a Magic City. Too many projects but couldn't pass up for $175. Playfield is amazing, almost no insert wear. Backglass has some issues but passable until I get a repro somewhere. One was just sold NOS on eBay in May for $50 ? If only I had foreseen the future. Cabinet I can't tell, almost looks like a good repaint, but I've never had a Williams before so perhaps it's original.

Overall it will clean up nicely but probably won't get to it until late fall.

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#6726 3 years ago

Just did some homework on the middle-pop games. Excluding the 1950's woodrails and Safari which has a dead middle-pop (and thus shouldn't really count)... Norm Clark appears to have designed every one of them. Magic City is cool. Great artwork too!

#6727 3 years ago
Quoted from pookycade:

Just came home with a Magic City

That my friend is an AWESOME game. So much fun to play. I picked one up $75 but wasnt as good of shape as yours. I ended up giving it my buddy Wade who dialed it in. Hopefully someday he will make a playfield for it.

#6728 3 years ago

Yesterday I got a call from a buddy telling me that someone has put a pinball machine out at the curb for the city wide clean up. So i rushed over there but thinking to myself it will be gone. But sure enough, there stood a repainted Jumping Jack. It's pretty beat up. I will restore this one. Bring it back from the dead.....only provision, I need a replacement playfield. All the other stuff I can replace and/or fix.

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#6729 3 years ago
Quoted from bicyclenut:

I need a replacement playfield.

Wade was thinking of reproducing a Jumping Jack/Jack in the box playfield. You should contact him and see what his plans are.

#6730 3 years ago
Quoted from bicyclenut:

Yesterday I got a call from a buddy telling me that someone has put a pinball machine out at the curb for the city wide clean up. So i rushed over there but thinking to myself it will be gone. But sure enough, there stood a repainted Jumping Jack. It's pretty beat up. I will restore this one. Bring it back from the dead.....only provision, I need a replacement playfield. All the other stuff I can replace and/or fix.

Nice save!

#6731 3 years ago

That's a top of the line Gottlieb 1970's 2 player. So glad to hear it didn't make it to the city dump.

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#6732 3 years ago

Recent local acquisition I just could not pass up, a 1976 Gottlieb Surf Champ. Story goes it was 2 years on route, then in 1978 The grandfather bought the game for his niece that stayed in the family until May 25th 2016 when I bought it. Looks like the Operator forgot to to pull his extra meter at the time of sale in 1978. I decided to keep the "Totalizer" intact and hooked up as it works and it is a nice part of the history of the machine in which I never saw one of these before. Wear on the Playfield confirms the total of games played in my mind which the picture shows the original number of games when I purchased it.

Original legs are in fantastic condition along with the coin door and other metal, just had to replace the Ball Deflector with a new one. Did a light restoration on this one with New Pop Bumpers, Posts, Flippers, Playfield Plastics, Rubbers, Ball, with some minor paint touch ups to the Cabinet along with a full Shopout replacing 6 coils with new as well.

Missed my Gottlieb Surfer when I sold it so this is the replacement and keeper as I will not find a nicer one for the price and is a super fun game whether you play by yourself or with friends.

If I had to rate the machine I would say: Playfield 9, Original Backglass 10, and Cabinet 9.

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#6733 3 years ago
Quoted from EM-PINMAN:

Did a light restoration on this one with New Pop Bumpers, Posts, Flippers, Playfield Plastics, Rubbers, Ball, with some minor paint touch ups to the Cabinet along with a full Shopout replacing 6 coils with new as well.
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VERY nice, but why 6 coils? They don't really wear out.

#6734 3 years ago
Quoted from dasvis:

VERY nice, but why 6 coils? They don't really wear out.

Wanted 2 Orange Dot Flipper coils + incorrect coil for player 1 score wheel (original burned up) + Burned up coin door lock, game over, and 1st ball relay coil.

#6735 3 years ago

That Surf Champ looks sensational. It's a game I'm you will treasure. Great find and story.

#6736 3 years ago

Wow. That is the nicest I've seen!

Flippers set correctly too

#6737 3 years ago
Quoted from EM-PINMAN:

Wanted 2 Orange Dot Flipper coils + incorrect coil for player 1 score wheel (original burned up) + Burned up coin door lock, game over, and 1st ball relay coil.

Orange dots really liven up the game for sure!

#6738 3 years ago

All I can say is WOW.Really exceptional,thanks for the pictures.

#6739 3 years ago
Quoted from Vic_Camp:

That Surf Champ looks sensational. It's a game I'm you will treasure. Great find and story.

Quoted from presqueisle:

Wow. That is the nicest I've seen!
Flippers set correctly too

Quoted from dasvis:

Orange dots really liven up the game for sure!

Quoted from phil-lee:

All I can say is WOW.Really exceptional,thanks for the pictures.

Thanks guys. Funny have I solved all the issues on this machine and it plays 100%, yet Classy Bowler is still not 100% and it is only a single player. I would like to get that one issue fixed asap and move on to the next project which is putting my 1973 Gottlieb King Pin together that will have a full restore as Pinhead52 has already painted my Cabinet over a month ago and it is still waiting to be put back together with as many new parts as PBR sells for it sitting in a box...waiting...waiting....bueller....bueller....

#6740 3 years ago
Quoted from presqueisle:

Wow. That is the nicest I've seen!
Flippers set correctly too

Set correctly? They look too low. I have mine set even with the rail.

#6741 3 years ago
Quoted from EM-PINMAN:

Recent local acquisition I just could not pass up, a 1976 Gottlieb Surf Champ. Story goes it was 2 years on route, then in 1978 The grandfather bought the game for his niece that stayed in the family until May 25th 2016 when I bought it. Looks like the Operator forgot to to pull his extra meter at the time of sale in 1978. I decided to keep the "Totalizer" intact and hooked up as it works and it is a nice part of the history of the machine in which I never saw one of these before. Wear on the Playfield confirms the total of games played in my mind which the picture shows the original number of games when I purchased it.
Original legs are in fantastic condition along with the coin door and other metal, just had to replace the Ball Deflector with a new one. Did a light restoration on this one with New Pop Bumpers, Posts, Flippers, Playfield Plastics, Rubbers, Ball, with some minor paint touch ups to the Cabinet along with a full Shopout replacing 6 coils with new as well.
Missed my Gottlieb Surfer when I sold it so this is the replacement and keeper as I will not find a nicer one for the price and is a super fun game whether you play by yourself or with friends.
If I had to rate the machine I would say: Playfield 9, Original Backglass 10, and Cabinet 9.

!!!!!!!!!! that surf champ looks awesome!!! my only pin so far is a Gottlieb Surfer in ok condition, but play it every day and love it!

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#6742 3 years ago

Not too shabby of a game on this guy yesterday.

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#6743 3 years ago

Update on the Jacks Open I'm working on. Got the playfield partially back together. Still working on fixing up the wood rails, they and the upper arch will be back on soon. This game is so clean, not even a ball track in the upper arch. Just had to ME and alcohol, do some touching up, and then the rebuild. New bumper bodies and rods and rings, new plastics, NOS posts. It's going to be a nice one when done.

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#6744 3 years ago

The p/f looks NOS. Superb.

Really can't see that it has had 69000 plays.

It just has that NOS look about it

#6745 3 years ago
Quoted from D-Gottlieb:

Set correctly? They look too low. I have mine set even with the rail.

Been discussed here before with mixed thoughts. Put the center line of the flipper evenly between the two wire guides. Try it. Geometry is much better. Now hit the lower drop target with the right flipper. All my 3" are set this way and it seems like that's how it was all designed. Imo.

#6746 3 years ago
Quoted from presqueisle:

Been discussed here before with mixed thoughts. Put the center line of the flipper evenly between the two wire guides. Try it. Geometry is much better. Now hit the lower drop target with the right flipper. All my 3" are set this way and it seems like that's how it was all designed. Imo.

I disagree as it introduces randomness for shots coming off the return rails. Having the upper edge of the bats lined up with the rails refuces that.

#6747 3 years ago

My new-to-me Williams Super Star. Spent its entire coin-operated life in Denmark/Sweden. To there and back in beautiful condition. Glad I wasn't the one who had to re-import it, this machine took quite a trek in its lifetime to get here.

Keeping Sky Jump's spot warm until I get enough money to pay the PBR bill it needs to be finished with its restoration, only $95 but definitely not instant pocket change. It will definitely be one of the nicest fully original Sky Jumps when it is finished. Cranked out all the hard work on it within the first days of ownership all in a row but now taking a break as I wait for the money to come in.

I originally wrote a very long post about what I want to do after I'm done with Sky Jump to make a row of these big-digit late 60's early 70's Williams games but decided to edit it out since it was so long and make a link to it instead, so here's that text if anybody is interested: http://pastebin.com/raw/MM2yNyaW

Here's Super Star keeping Sky Jump's spot warm as stated.

(A lot of the marks are on the glass not the playfield, just a few marks on the lower playfield and a very small portion of flaking in one spot at the bottom right of the glass but other than that it's nearly perfect)

Thanks Rando! Can't believe this sat so long for sale.

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#6748 3 years ago

I don't know why but I see the "Krona" labeled on the coin intake and I want to break out singing..."Mah mah mah My Ka-rona" LOL

#6749 3 years ago

A decent playing game but crappy artwork, especially the backglass. A beater would be an excellent candidate for a retheme.

#6750 3 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

A decent playing game but crappy artwork, especially the backglass. A beater would be an excellent candidate for a retheme.

I'm probably in the rare majority but I think I like the artwork - black was a risky color to use on the plastics and whatnot but I think it turned out a lot better than it could have.

I like the sides and would even consider putting it on the end of a row, the body stencils are a little questionable but I think the head stencil turned out really well.

Hey... if there were no ugly machines, there'd be no pretty machines!

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