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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


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#11451 1 year ago

Single player, love it!

#11452 1 year ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

Single player, love it!

That's called monogamous player I believe

#11453 1 year ago

My Big Ben playfield. Cleared, touched up, and ready to be assembled!

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#11454 1 year ago
Quoted from Skidave:

Wife is not so mad after all. Here is the machine.
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Cool game, and good! Lol

#11455 1 year ago
Quoted from Coyote:

My Big Ben playfield. Cleared, touched up, and ready to be assembled![quoted image][quoted image]

What's your technique to get the black inserts repainted? I've hand painted them and they usually turn out well, but yours look almost perfect.

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#11456 1 year ago

Thought I'd post my Gottllieb Strange world and my Hit the Deck. Both are excellent examples of the games.

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#11458 1 year ago

Thank you.

#11459 1 year ago

I have never noticed the ring bumper configuration on a pin before like along the sides of Daisy May.

#11460 1 year ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

What's your technique to get the black inserts repainted? I've hand painted them and they usually turn out well, but yours look almost perfect.

So, ya'll're going to think I'm insane, but..

I sent the PF off to Neo to have him restore it. Cost about 3x what the entire game can sell for, but for me, this game's a keeper. The PF was in pretty good shape, but had horrid planking up in the white clock area, and MANY sunken and loose inserts. Neo touched everything up, fixed a few art issues, added one thing (see the outlanes? Explanation below..) and cleared it. It's been mounted on display for the last three months as I let the clear set.

The outlanes - so all the owners before me kept moving the outlane posts, putting them in various places. So. Many. Holes that by the time *I* got the game, all the holes were stripped, they were so close together. I was torn about what to do, until I thought of my Twilight Zone . I told Neo to route out the holes, so I can put in one of the adjustable plates under the PF like WPC games have. This will (1) Allow me to somewhat adjust the outlane posts when/if needed, and (2) look like it's from factory that way. Before, no matter where the post was, you could see parts of the other holes that were created by previous owners.

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#11461 1 year ago

Doodle Bug done. First large area PF repaint. Not perfect but looks great from the players position.

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#11462 1 year ago

It is quite nice!
Repaint on pf that beaten up are always a pain, let alone that size!

Well done!

#11463 1 year ago

Starting to clean up the Wiggler. Lots of old brown wax coming off, revealing plenty of original gloss and nice bright colors. Using Isocol on makeup removal pads and very gentle magic eraser on the tinwear.

Is there a dedicated cleaning thread here? A bunch of do's and don'ts would be helpful and before and after shots can be pretty satisfying

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#11464 1 year ago

Here is a definite don’t!

But I do miss that feeling of bringing a playfield back to its original beauty - enjoy doing so to yours!

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/my-c37-disaster-confessions-of-a-magic-eraser-junkie

#11466 1 year ago

2 great threads, thanks

#11468 1 year ago

Just finished this 1976 Bally Captn Fantastic:

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#11470 1 year ago

Just finished up a Jacks Open that was left for dead. Huge thanks to SirScott for helping me find a replacement backglass, and Tyamry for being willing to part with his. With each EM rebuild, I get a little braver, and tackle a little more. This one was a full-out mechanical rebuild that took a few months. Decided to keep the playfield and cabinet original though. I don't trust my artistic skill enough to attempt a playfield restoration quite yet. Still, I'm happy with the results!

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#11471 1 year ago
Quoted from DRDAVE:

And it's sister game 6 months ago:

Marvelous video, enjoyed it during lunch. Excellent ball control I thought, beats me.

#11472 1 year ago
Quoted from mbaumle:

Decided to keep the playfield and cabinet original though.

I would do the same if it were mine. Good looking game!

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#11473 1 year ago

Just completed a restoration of my 1972 Gottlieb World Series machine.

You can see more details on my blog at:

https://canoncitypinball.blogspot.com/2019_03_17_archive.html

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#11474 1 year ago
Quoted from canoncitypb:

Just completed a restoration of my 1972 Gottlieb World Series machine.

Excellent job!

#11476 1 year ago

First time I think I’ve ever seen the cabinet paint actually match the backglass paint. It’s incredibly striking! Excellent work!

#11477 1 year ago

Thanks. You are very kind.

#11478 1 year ago
Quoted from mbaumle:

First time I think I’ve ever seen the cabinet paint actually match the backglass paint. It’s incredibly striking! Excellent work!

I remember how Grand Slam really stood out in a lineup

#11479 1 year ago
Quoted from canoncitypb:

Just completed a restoration of my 1972 Gottlieb World Series machine.
You can see more details on my blog at:
https://canoncitypinball.blogspot.com/2019_03_17_archive.html
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Best backbox / backglass integration in all of pinball. nice

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#11481 1 year ago

Newest addition to the herd is a very rare 1971 Bally Skyrocket. This has been on my wish list for 3.5 years and I finally found one through the help of bluespin that was only 4 hours away in Akron, OH.

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I have started a restoration thread here:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/bally-1971-skyrocket-restoration

Thanks for following, Darrin.

#11482 1 year ago

Sweet find, Ballypin! I’ve always liked the playfield lamp animation on this title. I kinda wish more manufacturers took a similar approach. I can only think of a couple, like Magic Carpet, and Firecracker.

#11483 1 year ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

Newest addition to the herd is a very rare 1971 Bally Skyrocket. This has been on my wish list for 3.5 years and I finally found one through the help of bluespin that was only 4 hours away in Akron, OH.
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I have started a restoration thread here:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/bally-1971-skyrocket-restoration
Thanks for following, Darrin.

Im so jealous this was in Akron and I missed it! Good find!

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#11484 1 year ago

Here's a Williams River Boat I've been working on.

...and a link to the topic documenting the cleanup.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/cleaning-up-an-old-river-boat#post-4894305

-Paul

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#11485 1 year ago
Quoted from mbaumle:

Sweet find, Ballypin! I’ve always liked the playfield lamp animation on this title. I kinda wish more manufacturers took a similar approach. I can only think of a couple, like Magic Carpet, and Firecracker.

Clearly the same setup as Time Zone, very cool!

And I agree, would be cool if it had been done more.

#11486 1 year ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

Newest addition to the herd is a very rare 1971 Bally Skyrocket. This has been on my wish list for 3.5 years and I finally found one through the help of bluespin that was only 4 hours away in Akron, OH

You’re welcome Darrin. I hope that everyone following this forum is also following the below forum.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/post-project-pins-for-sale-here-cl-ebay-pinside-and-others/page/239#post-4894610

#11487 1 year ago

Picked up this nice Travel Time. The PF was really dirty, but cleaned up really well. And interesting playing against the clock, rather than 3 or 5 balls.

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#11488 1 year ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

Newest addition to the herd is a very rare 1971 Bally Skyrocket.

I played Nic's at the York Show last October, he did an outstanding job restoring this machine and I really enjoyed playing it with the light show.

Nic may be able to offer some advise on the restoration.

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#11489 1 year ago
Quoted from ckcsm:

I played Nic's at the York Show last October, he did an outstanding job restoring this machine and I really enjoyed playing it with the light show.
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Yes, I played it last August at RPM... then I had to wipe my drool off the glass. He cleared the playfield and it looks and plays better than Day 1. I'm pretty sure I want to have mine touched up and cleared...just waiting to hear back from Kruzman.

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#11490 1 year ago

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#11491 1 year ago

Just picked these up! Need some TLC

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#11492 1 year ago
Quoted from Green-Machine:

Just picked these up! Need some TLC
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Didn't I just see that OXO for sale? Not keeping it?

#11493 1 year ago
Quoted from PSchwisow:

Didn't I just see that OXO for sale? Not keeping it?

That’s what I thought too. I was just looking at the add earlier wishing I was closer

#11494 1 year ago
Quoted from PSchwisow:

Didn't I just see that OXO for sale? Not keeping it?

The solar city is for sale too

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#11495 1 year ago

This Globe Trotter has been mine for a while but I thought I would post a couple of pictures. It is definitely the most rare machine I have owned. The paint is in great shape thanks to a gross varnish someone put on along the way. Needs a new coin door made and half a cabinet repaint but it plays amazing. It has been my favorite game to play since I fixed it.

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#11496 1 year ago

I had one of these and found it to be a ton of fun. If ever a woodrail had great flow this is it.

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#11497 1 year ago

First woodrail! Grabbed it at an antiques mall that had it for long enough to bargain some. Needs lots of work but I'm looking forward to getting it playable and presentable.

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#11499 1 year ago
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#11500 1 year ago

Turned a down and brown Jack in the Box into a proper looking machine. Several nights striping dark chocolate (or turd if you prefer) brown paint off of back box and lower cabinet and found what was surprisingly a pretty great looking original paint job beneath. And before the paint stripping, spent a week or so tracking down and fixing the electrical problems including among a number of others, a couple of hard to find broken leaf switch blades causing no 10 point scoring, and the upper red / yellow scoring kick outs not to switch back and forth when the pops fired. Didn't take a pic of the entire machine brown, didn't want to memorialize it. Now if the back glass wasn't faded, it would really look great.

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