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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


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#11851 24 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

More fun than I thought it would be frankly.

An "A" game for sure and more fun than El Dorado IMO. Not selling mine.

#11852 24 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

More fun than I thought it would be frankly.[quoted image]

Been on my wishlist for awhile. Good YouTube video by EM Pinman too.

#11853 24 days ago

When you post pictures please post the name of the game(s). It will help future searching within the thread. Thanks

#11854 24 days ago

It's a Gottlieb "King Pin".

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#11855 24 days ago

Wife wanted a tiki pin. Enter Paradise!

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#11856 24 days ago
Quoted from damadczar:

Wife wanted a tiki pin. Enter Paradise![quoted image]

Along with it's add-a-ball partner "Pleasure Isle", probably two of the best multi-player EM games ever produced by Gottlieb. Major good lookers as well!

#11857 24 days ago
Quoted from damadczar:

Wife wanted a tiki pin. Enter Paradise![quoted image]

That's fine example! Very good looking machine.

#11858 24 days ago
Quoted from Playdium:

That's fine example! Very good looking machine.

Indeed, I love Paradise and that is certainly a beauty!! That is a keeper!

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#11859 24 days ago

I got a trolley a little while ago which allows you to drag n drop machines till you get a nice line. I tried to group them but eventually a random mix felt best. The wedgeheads sort of just clumped together. All the really sad ones hang out together in the laundry

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#11860 24 days ago
Quoted from greenechidna:

I got a trolley a little while ago which allows you to drag n drop machines till you get a nice line. I tried to group them but eventually a random mix felt best. The wedgeheads sort of just clumped together. All the really sad ones hang out together in the laundry[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Nice gameroom! So you use a trolley to move your "Volley"?

#11861 24 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Along with it's add-a-ball partner "Pleasure Isle", probably two of the best multi-player EM games ever produced by Gottlieb. Major good lookers as well!

I found this out at a local collectors party; played the game and loved it.

#11862 24 days ago

Love the Four Million BC bg, post some pics of the pf. How's the game play?

#11863 24 days ago
Quoted from RWH:

Love the Four Million BC bg, post some pics of the pf. How's the game play?

It has some great art. It can be frustrating and difficult to score high on despite the zipper flippers. I really like the multi-ball feature. It’s one of my kids favorite games.

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#11864 23 days ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

It has some great art. It can be frustrating and difficult to score high on despite the zipper flippers. I really like the multi-ball feature. It’s one of my kids favorite games.

This game is on my loose "would like to have list" but not on the "must have"

It looks like fun. Need to get off my butt and proceed with work on Bazaar that has been sitting in the garage.. busy busy.

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#11865 23 days ago

Sold the last of my EM's last month but continue to get a little EM fix from this thread. Have always enjoyed it.

This is one of the best threads on Pinside !

#11866 23 days ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

It has some great art. It can be frustrating and difficult to score high on despite the zipper flippers

So it has zipper flippers too, sure would like to play one.

#11867 23 days ago
Quoted from Nihonmasa:

Thanks, will check with them, causse if I buy a full set, for me it's:
Full set price + expensive shipping taxes + import taxes
Which makes it a very expensive part

Try posting in this forum
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/trade-your-plastics

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#11868 23 days ago

1967 Magic Town is in the house.

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#11869 23 days ago
Quoted from RWH:

So it has zipper flippers too, sure would like to play one.

Here is a list of zipper flipper games from IPDB:
https://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?specialty=25&sortby=name&searchtype=advanced

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#11870 23 days ago

Going to be a winter repaint project with extra lamps behind the backglass going to be added to light up the buildings.

Tough game! I'm looking forward to the challenge of refurbishment and beating it.

This will be my first game that will have splatter finish.

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#11871 22 days ago
Quoted from RWH:

Love the Four Million BC bg, post some pics of the pf. How's the game play?

This machine was picked up hopefully as a trade for another Bally either Capersville, Cosmos or Surfer, though Id consider anything Ted Zale.
It needs love but has a NOS backglass, good plastics and internals.
Play is ok, the skill shot is great, there's not a lot of planning in play, just bash them around. A bit of a drainer
Art is pretty much what you'd find in a kids illustrated book of knowledge which is where I suspect it was lifted from.
Its ok and as a multiball, tends to get noticed in an EM lineup.
I much prefer my Wiggler

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#11872 22 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Going to be a winter repaint project with extra lamps behind the backglass going to be added to light up the buildings.
Tough game! I'm looking forward to the challenge of refurbishment and beating it.
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Sure is a pretty machine. Both the playfield and backglass. Looks to me like it would stand out in any lineup. Congrats.

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#11873 22 days ago

Over the weekend I got my latest project working! Please to enjoy Coed in action.

Thanks to bingopodcast for going above and beyond with the tech help!

#11874 22 days ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

Sure is a pretty machine. Both the playfield and backglass. Looks to me like it would stand out in any lineup. Congrats.

Thanks! "Not work on till winter" has already slid out the window as I have replaced the flipper bats and bushings, added color changing LED to the backglass along with warm white LED for the score reels and sealed the backglass with triple thick.

Hey needs to be reliable while waiting its turn in the queue.

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#11875 19 days ago
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#11876 18 days ago

How's the rest of it?

#11877 18 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

How's the rest of it?

Not bad.

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#11878 18 days ago

Traded my Far Out for this Target Alpha, and I enjoy it a lot!! Really digging it!

Only found 2 issues so far;
- GI will sometime just go out and come back later on
- right outlane 5K light never lites but does give 5k. Light itself and socket are ok.
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#11879 18 days ago
Quoted from Nihonmasa:

Traded my Far Out for this Target Alpha, and I enjoy it a lot!! Really digging it!
Only found 2 issues so far;
- GI will sometime just go out and come back later on
- right outlane 5K light never lites but does give 5k. Light itself and socket are ok.
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The GI issue sounds like a cold solder issue. That is where I would start.

I would start with looking at switches on outlane relay that sends power to the light. Have you checked for voltage at the light socket? Work backwards from there to see where the power comes from. Use the Left lane as a good place for reference.

#11880 18 days ago
Quoted from Nihonmasa:

- GI will sometime just go out and come back later on

Check the contacts on the tilt relay.

Quoted from Nihonmasa:

- right outlane 5K light never lites but does give 5k. Light itself and socket are ok.

Check alternating relay contacts.

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#11881 17 days ago

All tuned up and ready for duty, bringing it to work tomorrow for physical therapy dept.

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#11882 17 days ago

2nd EM in as many days. They breed. Enter Capt. Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy
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#11883 16 days ago

Thanks guys, 2 issues seem solved!
But it looks like I created a new one while adressing the others:
Now when I put only one player, I play ball 1 as P1, ok but then it jumps to ball 1 of P4. Etc.
Any idea of where to look? This was not occuring before.

Edit: solved by tweaking a tiny bit the stepper unit

#11884 16 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

All tuned up and ready for duty, bringing it to work tomorrow for physical therapy dept.[quoted image]

I really like the layout and progressive ruleset on this game.I restored one myself earlier this year and have been toying with the idea of keeping it. It's a lot of fun! That's awesome you are sharing your passion for pinball with others that can use a welcome distraction.

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#11885 15 days ago

Just completed a cab repaint on my GTB Crosstown. The cab was in a pretty sorry state with quite a bit of de-lamination and dreadful touchups. The bottom board was shedding its outer layers so that was replaced.
Adopted my normal cab stencil approach which is to take tracings then transfer those to 7mm mdf board and cut using a Makita cordless jigsaw. On the front of the cab I prepared the stencils using timber moulding. The small odd looking round hole stencil came about because on one side I overlooked spraying the flipper button surround ( so rather than re apply whole stencil quicker to make a one off stencil).

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#11886 14 days ago
Quoted from Nihonmasa:

Thanks guys, 2 issues seem solved!

Ok. What did you find?
Up votes are appreciated!

#11887 14 days ago

Well actually the GI issue has come back but it's more than that, all playfield lights die, including inserts. Does look like tilt related but contacts are just fine and soldering seem ok.

For the other issue, it was a broke wire but could not be seen as it was internal.

#11888 14 days ago
Quoted from Nihonmasa:

Well actually the GI issue has come back but it's more than that, all playfield lights die, including inserts. Does look like tilt related but contacts are just fine and soldering seem ok.
For the other issue, it was a broke wire but could not be seen as it was internal.

Check the fuse clip, and install a new fuse too. I've seen plenty of intermittent fuses. They heat up, and the internal connection gets flaky.

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#11889 14 days ago

Just finished installing a Wade playfield into my Quick Draw. I had this playfield clear coated with auto clear before installing. It plays different - not as fast. I think it needs to be broken in. I'm happy with how it turned out.

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#11890 14 days ago

That looks great, but why is clear coating needed on one of his playfields?

#11891 14 days ago
Quoted from Playdium:

That looks great, but why is clear coating needed on one of his playfields?

A few reasons:
1. A friend with easy affordable access to clearcoating talked me into it.
2. There are no star inserts to get screwed up on this pf so why not.
3. The key lines are the last layer of screening on these playfields and the paint for them sits high from the rest of the playfield. You can feel them. The clear protects them. This is probably overkill for home use but doesn't hurt.

#11892 14 days ago
Quoted from MikeO:

A few reasons:
1. A friend with easy affordable access to clearcoating talked me into it.
2. There are no star inserts to get screwed up on this pf so why not.
3. The key lines are the last layer of screening on these playfields and the paint for them sits high from the rest of the playfield. You can feel them. The clear protects them. This is probably overkill for home use but doesn't hurt.

Understood, makes sense, and looks amazing. But curious why it plays slower.

#11893 14 days ago
Quoted from MikeO:

Just finished installing a Wade playfield into my Quick Draw. I had this playfield clear coated with auto clear before installing. It plays different - not as fast. I think it needs to be broken in. I'm happy with how it turned out.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Gorgeous! I like to add clear coat to my Wade Krause playfields as well unless client requested as is. I agree, the key lines are raised, I would be worried about wear in that area.

#11894 14 days ago
Quoted from MikeO:

Just finished installing a Wade playfield into my Quick Draw. I had this playfield clear coated with auto clear before installing.

I'm on Wade's list for the next run of Quick Draw; can't wait as I love that game.

I auto clear his playfield's also for several reason's, one is my auto clear is a premium urethane that will protect the finish, never yellow (has uv absorbers in it) and will never crack like a lacquer finish.

Is this a little overkill for a home use machine - yes - but I'll never have to worry about it again and it's easy with a blank non-populated playfield.

#11895 12 days ago
Quoted from MikeO:

Just finished installing a Wade playfield into my Quick Draw. I had this playfield clear coated with auto clear before installing. It plays different - not as fast. I think it needs to be broken in. I'm happy with how it turned out.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Beautiful !
Now I know for sure I got the colors right in restoring mine .

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/fast-draw-playfield-restoration-first-ever-attempt-/page/2#post-4481363

#11896 12 days ago
Quoted from wayner:

Just completed a cab repaint on my GTB Crosstown. The cab was in a pretty sorry state with quite a bit of de-lamination and dreadful touchups. The bottom board was shedding its outer layers so that was replaced.
Adopted my normal cab stencil approach which is to take tracings then transfer those to 7mm mdf board and cut using a Makita cordless jigsaw. On the front of the cab I prepared the stencils using timber moulding. The small odd looking round hole stencil came about because on one side I overlooked spraying the flipper button surround ( so rather than re apply whole stencil quicker to make a one off stencil).
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Nice job it looks great

#11897 11 days ago
Quoted from Nihonmasa:

Traded my Far Out for this Target Alpha, and I enjoy it a lot!! Really digging it!
Only found 2 issues so far;
- GI will sometime just go out and come back later on
- right outlane 5K light never lites but does give 5k. Light itself and socket are ok.

I would replace the fuse holders. I've chased intermittent light issues for days on two machines. My fuse holder looked and felt good, but I could not track down the issue anywhere else. I replaced the entire fuse block with a new one from GPE and lights are on and rock solid.

#11898 11 days ago

You did get the colors, and everything else, right on your playfield. I'm still amazed at the quality of your work.

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#11899 11 days ago

These are some of my favorites. I like the late model em’s after 1976, some of the last em’s produced play a lot like solid-states!

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#11900 10 days ago

I finally finished swapping to a better playfield in Dodge City. Now I have the lineup the way it's supposed to be with Dodge City sitting right next to Shipmates! Someday maybe I'll stencil both games, but for now it's good enough to have them both playing 100%.

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