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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


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#9151 2 years ago
Quoted from mbaumle:

I always get thrown off a little when I see solid state components wired into an EM game.

Quoted from mbaumle:

but I don't get why I'll see capacitors or resistors sporadically wired in some places. It seems to be only on later games as well. Anyone have any insight?

Hmmmm. Capacitors were invented in the 1700's and a it seems like resistors are from the 1800's, so I always looked at it like EM parts making their way into SS games??

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#9152 2 years ago

Just got Hot Tip for free a few weeks ago off craigslist. Hope you don't mind the other pictures too.

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#9153 2 years ago

EM version of Hot Tip tougher to find. Quite a few more were Solid State versions.... EM for Free too - Looks pretty nice !

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#9154 2 years ago
Quoted from oldcarz:

She does look like Barbara Eden! Vic, we are showing our age.....

Like many young boys raised on 1960s television, I had a crush on Barbara Eden. Three decades later, I fell in love with the woman I would later marry, a musical theater performer, during a weekend together in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, while my future wife was on tour with none other than Barbara Eden, in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Barbara was delightful and entirely unassuming at the after- parties.

Below is a promotional photo news clipping, circa 1998, of that Gentlemen Prefer Blondes tour. My wife is the tall brunette, front row left end (to Barbara's right). Barbara still had the magic on stage. While I remain fond of everyone's favorite jeannie, who turned 85 last August, it turns out that this gentleman preferred her brunette castmate.

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#9155 2 years ago

Wow, great story and picture.
Thanks

#9156 2 years ago
Quoted from ZNET:

My wife is the tall brunette, front row left end (to Barbara's right). Barbara still had the magic on stage. While I remain fond of everyone's favorite jeannie, who turned 85 last August, it turns out that this gentleman preferred her brunette castmate.

You did well! Nice story.

#9157 2 years ago
Quoted from presqueisle:

How hot are they supposed to get though. Warm, hot, or v hot, like too hot to touch?

Depends on how long they're doing their thing. Generally speaking the sand resistors used in EMs have to dissipate a LOT of heat, despite being a relatively low resistance, they have to handle a large Wattage.

Pretty darn hot, most of the time.

I have a game from 1950 that steps down 17V to 6V via resistors.

Plenty of resistors and capacitors used in bingos in the 1950s, 60s and up to 1980. Even transistors and true early solid state in the 1960s.

Bingo pinball machines are truly marvels of engineering (and fun to play).

Genco and Bally had a mixture of A/C and D/C circuitry waaaaay back in the 30s-50s as well.

#9158 2 years ago
Quoted from bingopodcast:

Genco and Bally had a mixture of A/C and D/C circuitry waaaaay back in the 30s-50s as well.

Yup, they used selenium rectifiers to convert AC to DC back in the day. Big ass monsters.

#9159 2 years ago
Quoted from dasvis:

Big ass monsters.

Some little guys, too. Depends on how much juice was needed.

#9160 2 years ago
Quoted from bingopodcast:

Some little guys, too. Depends on how much juice was needed.

I just seen the biguns

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#9161 2 years ago

Been looking quite a while for a really nice volley and today I found it. Beautiful condition, very happy about the find and goes great with my attlantis. Now I just need a grand prix!

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#9162 2 years ago
Quoted from Lermods:

Been looking quite a while for a really nice volley and today I found it. Beautiful condition, very happy about the find and goes great with my attlantis. Now I just need a grand prix!

That's a nice setup.

#9163 2 years ago
Quoted from Lermods:

Been looking quite a while for a really nice volley and today I found it. Beautiful condition, very happy about the find and goes great with my attlantis. Now I just need a grand prix!

Nice Volley. Where did you find it?

#9164 2 years ago
Quoted from D-Gottlieb:

Nice Volley. Where did you find it?

Local guy had it for sale. Nice guy, had a few modern games and this volley. He rebuilt most of the drop targets. I'm really happy to have such a nice volley, it's nicer than my Atlantis, which is also very nice. No wear at all on the playfield, cabinet really nice.backglass good, some touch ups but presentable. Once in a while you get lucky and today was one of those once in a while days.

#9165 2 years ago
Quoted from Lermods:

Local guy had it for sale. Nice guy, had a few modern games and this volley. He rebuilt most of the drop targets. I'm really happy to have such a nice volley, it's nicer than my Atlantis, which is also very nice. No wear at all on the playfield, cabinet really nice.backglass good, some touch ups but presentable. Once in a while you get lucky and today was one of those once in a while days.

Congratulations. Your timing was good. I saw that ad, well-priced and local.

If I hadn't just acquired a Volley in April, I would have been interested in that one. Should you wish to upgrade your backglass, I know a collector in NJ with a good one. . .perhaps a step up from your current one. PM me and I'll send you his contact information.

#9166 2 years ago

I picked up mine from a cl ad about two years ago in similar shape and that was just dumb luck. Out here the pins are expensive, few and far between.

#9167 2 years ago
Quoted from D-Gottlieb:

I picked up mine from a cl ad about two years ago in similar shape and that was just dumb luck. Out here the pins are expensive, few and far between.

Where exactly is "out here?"

#9168 2 years ago

I live in a suburb of San Diego (in my profile) and the entire area up to LA is slim pickins on clean EMs.

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#9169 2 years ago

My space mission

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#9170 2 years ago

Beautiful Space Mission. This is what my eyes saw playing it new in 1976.

#9171 2 years ago

I too remember this game brand new. They seem to have been outfitted with different colored pop bumper caps from game to game. Some had yellow, many seem to have blue, and I've seen white and red too. Good player, and many are still around.

#9172 2 years ago

Nice!!

I miss my Space Odyssey

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#9173 2 years ago

My latest aquisition

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#9174 2 years ago

This happened tonight - all 2's plus the match!

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#9175 2 years ago

I had this happen one night whilst playing against a mate.

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#9176 2 years ago

Similar coincidence... a friend had just finished a game of Playball. When he entered the room I asked, "How'd you do? 7630 points?"

"Yep"

!!!

#9177 2 years ago
Quoted from TopMoose:

This happened tonight - all 2's plus the match!

Got all "1's" on "Buckaroo" once, plus the match. Then, played two more games on it and ended up with the same score twice, like 835 or something.
Ended up with a score of 00,000 on "Card Trix" once. Exactly 100,000 points!
Once was part of a triple match on a three player game on "Target Alpha".
A friend once had two "Pop a Card" machines set up side by side. At a party at his house, my brother and another guy played each one at the same time, and ended with the exact same score!!! Crazy stuff!

#9178 2 years ago
Quoted from hoov:

My latest aquisition

Love that game. Many of them, such as yours,
came with the blue and green card tray which may have been left over from "Bank A Ball".
It doesn't match that game as well as the red and blue variety IMHO.

#9179 2 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Love that game. Many of them, such as yours,
came with the blue and green card tray which may have been left over from "Bank A Ball".
It doesn't match that game as well as the red and blue variety IMHO.

I went to Pinball Owners and found 4 Ice Revues in the US with pics showing the apron and 3 of 4 had the Bank a Ball apron.

#9180 2 years ago
Quoted from hoov:

My latest aquisition

Nice game Hoov. Saw that on Craigslist but just couldn't pull the trigger. Seemed like it was in very nice shape.

#9181 2 years ago
Quoted from hoov:

I went to Pinball Owners and found 4 Ice Revues in the US with pics showing the apron and 3 of 4 had the Bank a Ball apron.

Yeah, quite a few had the "Bank A Ball" card tray; maybe most of them even. Really great player and underrated and/or overlooked for some reason.

#9182 2 years ago

I was finally able to hit the special in Domino, alas it was while draining the last ball in the right outlane.

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#9183 2 years ago
Quoted from heatwave:

Nice game Hoov. Saw that on Craigslist but just couldn't pull the trigger. Seemed like it was in very nice shape.

Nicer than most I bring home

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#9184 2 years ago

Turns out A Go Go is another super fun Norm Clark game. Might have introduced pinball to abstract art in the 60s too. I like it here.

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#9185 2 years ago
Quoted from hoov:

My latest aquisition

Ice Revue is in top 3 of my favorite 60's games - great ruleset.

#9186 2 years ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

Ice Revue is in top 3 of my favorite 60's games - great ruleset.

That's saying something because you've acquired some nice games. It was one I hadn't had yet.

#9187 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Turns out A Go Go is another super fun Norm Clark game. Might have introduced pinball to abstract art in the 60s too. I like it here.

Nice score! A-Go-Go is blisteringly fast and a good multiplayer. Also the first appearance of Norm's roulette wheel in a pinball machine. But wow... a real beast to restore! I recently completed a commissioned restoration for a friend-of-a-friend (it was his childhood game). Over 100+ hours easily but got best runner-up restoration at TPF.

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#9188 2 years ago

It didn't take me 100 hours, but then again I'm not looking for a trophy. That era Williams score reels are much easier and faster to go thru than some of the others I've worked on. The roulette wheel was a little tedious to take apart and clean up, but it was worth the effort.

It is a much better playing game than the other roulette game I played when I was young (can't remember what title). Norm liked to incorporate casino games into his pinball designs and this one may have to go next to his blackjack game, Lady Luck. It's a lot of fun.

Yeah, it didn't take 100 hours, but at least I positioned the flippers correctly. You might want to check the left side ones on yours. They look off.

#9189 2 years ago
Quoted from hoov:

That's saying something because you've acquired some nice games. It was one I hadn't had yet.

Taking out the 6 targets, landing in the KO holes to score 200 points and lighting all the top lanes was a real rush.

A better theme and this would be way higher rated as not many better players than this game.

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#9190 2 years ago

Picked this up today. Wasn't really looking for one, but couldn't pass up on the price. Happy that I did because it turned out really nice after cleaning it up and it's a fun player. Hundred point bell sounds awesome when hit for 500 points!

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#9191 2 years ago
Quoted from Phillips88:

Picked this up today. Wasn't really looking for one, but couldn't pass up on the price. Happy that I did because it turned out really nice after cleaning it up and it's a fun player. Hundred point bell sounds awesome when his for 500 points!

I picked up one last weekend, the bells are awesome!

Your looks fantastic!

#9192 2 years ago
Quoted from Phillips88:

Picked this up today. Wasn't really looking for one, but couldn't pass up on the price. Happy that I did because it turned out really nice after cleaning it up and it's a fun player. Hundred point bell sounds awesome when hit for 500 points!

Glad to see you have time on your hands now. I still have an empty Tropic Isle cabinet to contend with...

#9193 2 years ago

Noticed this Add-A-Ball version on eBay (Play Mates) has a very different playfield. Anyone know about gameplay differences?

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Anothe pic from link above

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#9195 2 years ago
Quoted from spinal:

Noticed this Add-A-Ball version on eBay (Play Mates) has a very different playfield. Anyone know about gameplay differences?
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Some info here (click on the flyer)

http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?gid=1828

In Domino you advance the pieces one at a time via upper roll overs if lighted, the 2 kick out holes, the roto target (you have to hit the matching domino or the star of course) and the 6 alternating targets in the lower playfield.

Making it to the final domino lights the 4 special locations and if you hit them win a game credit and knocker for your trouble.

I did it tonight after playing all week, it was on ball 5 but I finally lit the special and collected on the right outlane to win a free credit.

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#9196 2 years ago
Quoted from Phillips88:

Picked this up today. Wasn't really looking for one, but couldn't pass up on the price. Happy that I did because it turned out really nice after cleaning it up and it's a fun player. Hundred point bell sounds awesome when hit for 500 points!

Another underrated wedgehead and not sought after by collectors. I remember playing this game on route and the players back then were crazy for this game. Lots of quarters lined up on the playfield glass every time I walked into the candy store to play it. The 100 point gong bell really is loud when it fires off! Nice addition to your collection. Good pick up. I have mine for over 20 years.

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#9197 2 years ago

I know this title had been getting a lot of press lately (hopefully not over-hyped), but I felt I had to share this one with the group. Not sure why, but seems like lots of nice examples around. Maybe the theme just didn't appeal to the mostly teenage boy audience? This one had just over 18k plays, perfect glass with just some very, very minor work done on the body and field. Before anyone asks, it's not my game, and not for sale. I just did the restoration.Enjoy!

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#9198 2 years ago
Quoted from stashyboy:

I know this title had been getting a lot of press lately (hopefully not over-hyped), but I felt I had to share this one with the group. Not sure why, but seems like lots of nice examples around. Maybe the theme just didn't appeal the mostly teenage boy audience? This one had just over 18k plays, perfect glass with just some very, very minor work done on the body and field. Before anyone asks, it's not my game, and not for sale. Enjoy!

HUO by chance?

#9199 2 years ago

No, but low use only in some well cared for location for sure!

#9200 2 years ago
Quoted from stashyboy:

Before anyone asks, it's not my game

But my guess would be that the pics were takin'
at your place! HDR was the clue..

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