EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


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#9501 5 months ago

Nice game. Good player. Great addition to the collection.
There was one at the 2005 Allentown show that a collector brought who lived in NJ. It sold quickly.

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#9502 5 months ago
Quoted from AlexF:

Just got this score on Dancling Lady. Was a hell of a game. I played a bunch last night and had trouble breaking 800. This morning I killed it and got an all time high up over 2500 once. I should have taken a pic of that score but this one was cooler as the machine is from 1966.

Nice Alex. I very much enjoyed playing that one. But, I could just look at it funny and it would tilt. ?? Remote control?

#9503 5 months ago

Finished our Space Odyssey this morning- Yesterday I pulled the back glass, touched up a bunch of white, blue, black areas and some minor red and green spots. The reds are pretty faded so there isn't much you can do there and the green capsule looked tough enough I put green LED's behind it to lessen the visual blow. 3 heavy coats of triple thick and it was back in place..

This morning finally found the cause of player 2 randomly not always cuing up from the start button, turned out to be a slightly sticky coin 2 latch relay. A minor tweak with a pair of needle nose pliers and it was working 100%. Fun game, my wife and I like playing it and it is going in the long term line up this week.

Gary

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#9504 5 months ago

Here's a couple of SO76 that now finally works

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#9505 5 months ago

And here's a picture of a very tired WMS Apollo that I'll be restoring soon...

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#9506 5 months ago
Quoted from Classicpinballs:

And here's a picture of a very tired WMS Apollo that I'll be restoring soon...

Well worth the time IMO!

#9507 5 months ago
Quoted from AlexF:

"It's almost embarrassing to admit but I have a nostalgic fondness for the smell of stale beer and cigarettes."

Why would you be embarrassed about that?

Those very smells bring back many good memories for me too!

#9508 5 months ago
Quoted from Pinball-DOOD:

Nothing better than the smell of EM wiring

This may sound weird, but sometime I play with the coin door open, just to get that smell.

#9509 5 months ago
Quoted from electricsquirrel:

This may sound weird, but sometime I play with the coin door open, just to get that smell.

I do too! Hahaha

#9510 5 months ago
Quoted from Vic_Camp:

Nice game. Good player. Great addition to the collection.
There was one at the 2005 Allentown show that a collector brought who lived in NJ. It sold quickly.

This was my machine. It was the first pin that I ever owned. I didn't know anything about machines at the time. It had changed hands 2 times that morning before I got it. As soon as I bought it, someone offers me $200 more than I paid. I kept it for a while, but i eventually sold it to another collector. It was in amazing condition. I always regretted selling it.

#9511 5 months ago

My latest restoration. Fire Queen reigns!

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#9512 5 months ago
Quoted from kovalski3:

This was my machine. It was the first pin that I ever owned. I didn't know anything about machines at the time. It had changed hands 2 times that morning before I got it. As soon as I bought it, someone offers me $200 more than I paid. I kept it for a while, but i eventually sold it to another collector. It was in amazing condition. I always regretted selling it.

I know Rob had a hand on it....did you sell it to Rob? Who ended up with that game? My wife fell in love with the dancing doll animation and liked playing it for that reason.

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#9513 5 months ago

My contribution to this thread : Gottlieb's Big Top (1964).

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#9514 5 months ago

The playfield looks nice . I remember playing a Big Top on the boardwalk in Seaside hts NJ. I like two score reels in the center of the backglass too. I wonder how many more two player games have two score reels in the same location. Sweet looking machine. Send more pictures please....

#9515 5 months ago
Quoted from Crile1:

My contribution to this thread : Gottlieb's Big Top (1964).

Hold on a second while I get my eclipse glasses out.

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#9516 5 months ago

I'm moving into O-Din territory.

I have a few judicious touch ups to do before wax and reassembly on this Williams Trade Winds.

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#9517 5 months ago

When you get that back together and get to Tahiti and win 8 replays on three ball play, then you will be in o-din territory.

#9518 5 months ago
Quoted from MikeO:

I'm moving into O-Din territory.
I have a few judicious touch ups to do before wax and reassembly on this Williams Trade Winds.

I can't tell if that's an earlier playfield. They were a more attractive darker shade of blue. I don't know for sure, but they may have been limited to the early rectangular head versions of the game as it is shown on the sales flyer. I've never seen this cabinet, but have seen the darker blue playfield. The cabinet looks like it may have been dark as well; maybe blue, judging by the image on the flyer.

#9519 5 months ago

Neat game in Colorado on Ebay....

ebay.com link » 1948 Williams Speedway Woodrail Pinball Machine

I hope its OK to post....Id buy it if I was in CO.

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#9520 5 months ago

Speed Way is a lot of fun. Those big United-style saucers are fun to try to hit off the looping plunge. A lot of visual interest to the ball movement. Reminds me of something with wheels.

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#9521 4 months ago

7 days and no new postings? For sure we have more pics to share.

#9522 4 months ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

7 days and no new postings? For sure we have more pics to share.

Ok!

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#9523 4 months ago

Here is another from my archives

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Side Note : This actual game was the one that I shipped to africa, to keep me company and entertained,
when i was working overseas in the offshore oil fields of Angola.
When I transferred out, I sold it to a Scotsman who had plans to put it in his bar.
Probably in some bar in Cabinda or Soyo near the Congo River now.

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#9524 4 months ago

A new project well under way.

And a long way to go!

My first freebie.

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#9525 4 months ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

7 days and no new postings? For sure we have more pics to share.

Ok, I'll share. My friend Belairjoe and I just finally finished painting my '64 River Boat cabinet.

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#9526 4 months ago

Nice job on that cabinet !

#9527 4 months ago

Sweet cabinet. Can't wait to see the finished product.

#9528 4 months ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Ok!

Hey, I know that one,Bally Bazaar. Played it in NH on vacation. Good times.
-Mike

#9529 4 months ago
Quoted from Grizlyrig:

Hey, I know that one,Bally Bazaar. Played it in NH on vacation. Good times.
-Mike

I wonder if it is the same one!

#9530 4 months ago

Planning a road trip to finally pick this up on Friday

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#9531 4 months ago

River Boat cabinet looks great Mikala. Show more pictures when you can on that project.

Ballypin that Searay is it working or going to be a project? If so keep us informed.

#9532 4 months ago

back from my summer sabbatical

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#9533 4 months ago

welcome back?!?

#9534 4 months ago

looks like i did not miss much. a little slow around here all summer?

#9535 4 months ago
Quoted from Grayman_EM:

Ballypin that Searay is it working or going to be a project? If so keep us informed.

It is Capersville, not Searay, but both are Ted Zale designs. It plays but not 100%.

#9536 4 months ago

'70 Gottlieb Baseball that was finished in the spring. Cabinet was a ton of work inside as someone had spilled a Coke on the glass which leaked right through and petrified on the bottom. Common ailment Im sure but really nasty!!
First attempt at webbing with a paint sprayer. Very happy with the outcome.

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#9537 4 months ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

It is Capersville, not Searay, but both are Ted Zale designs. It plays but not 100%.

Sorry I just saw the spelling on the board which says searay. Honest mistake, I'm not the best on board only knowledge.

Chum43 looks great did you get the knowhow from restoration threads? I haven't done anything yet but looks like fun.

#9538 4 months ago

Just picked up a #north-star and a #flipper-fair this weekend. They work but need to be shopped, rebuid flipper, clean steppers, etc. The playfields look pretty good, I might think about a new backglass for the Flipper Fair. Everything else seems to be there except coin mechs, coin boxes, and schematics. Need to get those ordered after I go thru and make sure nothing less obvious is needed.

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#9539 4 months ago

Nice. I'd like to find a decent North Star some day.

#9540 4 months ago
Quoted from jeffk:

Just picked up a North Star and a Flipper Fair this weekend. They work but need to be shopped, rebuid flipper, clean steppers, etc. The playfields look pretty good, I might think about a new backglass for the Flipper Fair. Everything else seems to be there except coin mechs, coin boxes, and schematics. Need to get those ordered after I go thru and make sure nothing less obvious is needed.

That's a nice pair of games. You must know the pop bumper caps on "North Star" are incorrect. Also, if you're able to find a "Flipper Fair" repro backglass, be aware that there was a run of them that looked great except that they forgot to screen the word "tilt" on it!

#9541 4 months ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

be aware that there was a run of them that looked great except that they forgot to screen the word "tilt" on it!

That I hadn't known. I have a Flipper Fair glass from the last run, and
one from an earlier run, and took a look, and neither have the word "Tilt".
Also, a while back, Jon (Canada) e-mailed me and asked if I would look at
the flesh tone on the glass. He said that his repro (the most recent) had
no flesh tone. I compared the two and the earlier repro does have light
skin flesh tone, and the most recent repro is pretty much white..
I'll have to check the original glass and see about added Tilt to the
repros..
BTW, I posted this elsewhere, but maybe this may be the best place
to check if anyone has either version (Italian or U.S.) of this game.
If so, I'd have interest in hearing.. (T)

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#9542 4 months ago

That North Star has a extremely nice playfield. I can't find a bit of wear anywhere in the pictures. Most of the time they have some sort of kick out hole wear. The kick out holes are nice and sharp around the edges too. Looks like the game might have some low plays on it. What's the game meter read? I bet the inside of that game is extra clean too.

If you can take a picture of the top arch wear and an inside of the cabinet. The backglass looks very nice also another indication perhaps that it was stored properly through the years and not played much. Is the backglass a plexi-glass? If seen a few North Stars with them. Your going to love that game as a player.

#9543 4 months ago
Quoted from Grayman_EM:

Chum43 looks great did you get the knowhow from restoration threads? I haven't done anything yet but looks like fun.

Yea... a couple guys got me on the right path with the webbing.. Boilerman and SteveinTexas

#9544 4 months ago
Quoted from boilerman:

back from my summer sabbatical

Well I guess It's back to school or back to playing with machines) after a summer break?

#9545 4 months ago

I've notice an increase interest in obtaining a North Star around here. It must be nice to play the downside is that usually means an increase in price.

#9546 4 months ago
Quoted from Vic_Camp:

That North Star has a extremely nice playfield. I can't find a bit of wear anywhere in the pictures. Most of the time they have some sort of kick out hole wear. The kick out holes are nice and sharp around the edges too. Looks like the game might have some low plays on it. What's the game meter read? I bet the inside of that game is extra clean too.
If you can take a picture of the top arch wear and an inside of the cabinet. The backglass looks very nice also another indication perhaps that it was stored properly through the years and not played much. Is the backglass a plexi-glass? If seen a few North Stars with them. Your going to love that game as a player.

I took pictures of the #north-star arch, and the cabinet inside. Looks like the game meter was removed. The game looks pretty clean inside to me. The backglass is glass, not plexi, it has some flaking in the guitar player and the walrus but I think it is OK.

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#9547 4 months ago

Here are some picture of the inside of the #flipper-fair. It also has the playmeter removed.

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#9548 4 months ago
Quoted from jeffk:

I took pictures of the North Star arch, and the cabinet inside. Looks like the game meter was removed. The game looks pretty clean inside to me. The backglass is glass, not plexi, it has some flaking in the guitar player and the walrus but I think it is OK.

Going to replace that game meter. Kind of like a car sale without an odometer. But of course you still would not know the number of plays on the pin?

#9549 4 months ago

Be sure to tug every solder joint on that Flipper Fair. The '61 Gottliebs seem to have more than their usual share of cold joints.

#9550 4 months ago

Just as I suspected....your 50+ year old North Star for sure has some low plays judging by the top arch wear and the very nice playfield condition with no flipper drag marks or kick out hole wear. That playfield is going to come out sensational after a clean up and waxing. Inside cabinet does look clean too. Didn't get much play on its early years and not much play in its later years. Sat in storage for a while I bet. Thanks for all the pictures.

Maybe some close up detailed shots of the playfield will be the "icing on the cake" for me and put me to rest for my evaluation on this game and will help determine my prediction on how many plays I think the game had in its lifetime.

For sure North Star in my book is rated in the top ten best wedgeheads of all time out of the 100+ manufactured by Gottlieb. Like I said before...your going to love this games playability.

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