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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


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#11901 8 days ago
Quoted from John_I:

Someday maybe I'll stencil both games

To be truthful, if not too bad, I somewhat like vintage machines showing their original age..

#11902 7 days ago
Quoted from Mopar:

To be truthful, if not too bad, I somewhat like vintage machines showing their original age..

Agree. Not every game needs a museum-quality restoration, but if that's what you want and you can do it, go ahead. I like the original look to a point. Nothing like a mint original though.

#11903 7 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Agree. Not every game needs a museum-quality restoration, but if that's what you want and you can do it, go ahead. I like the original look to a point. Nothing like a mint original though.

I like the third way myself

Where you have an original cabinet and between cleaning and careful touchup elevates its from ok to very presentable as in the Melody. I don't aim to get all the scratches and scuffs out which lends an air of light patina.

The paint on the Hearts and Spades though was a lost cause, it was painted mustard yellow when i got it. Yuk. Its restoration some of my best work yet.

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#11904 7 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Agree. Not every game needs a museum-quality restoration, but if that's what you want and you can do it, go ahead. I like the original look to a point. Nothing like a mint original though.

I have learned to live with some significant patina on the cabinet. I would rather have the game original unless it is really bad or it is de-laminating from water damage or something. Both of these games above have cabinets that are rough, but I can live with for now. I did replace the bottom board in the Dodge City because it was basically disintegrated. I put in a 1/2" plywood sheet and now it is rock solid when it is riding around on my cart!

#11905 7 days ago

I'm looking at a Jungle Queen but it needs two (if not just all of them) monkey drops replaced. Are these unobtainium?

#11906 7 days ago
Quoted from Graysonsdad:

I'm looking at a Jungle Queen but it needs two (if not just all of them) monkey drops replaced. Are these unobtainium?

$4 each usd new at pinball Resource. If you haven’t place an order with them in the past you’ll need to call to place your first order.
http://www.pbresource.com/pfdroptar.htm

#11907 7 days ago
Quoted from bluespin:

$4 each usd new at pinball Resource. If you haven’t place an order with them in the past you’ll need to call to place your first order.
http://www.pbresource.com/pfdroptar.htm

That's a bit odd but great thanks for the heads up. Hopefully they deliver to Canada

#11908 7 days ago
Quoted from Graysonsdad:

That's a bit odd but great thanks for the heads up. Hopefully they deliver to Canada

It might not be the norm but I had never placed an order with them and ordered by email. I had my order 3 days later and didn’t have to pay up front. I created a thread on it yesterday.

I’m sure they deliver to Canada.

#11909 7 days ago
Quoted from Graysonsdad:

That's a bit odd but great thanks for the heads up. Hopefully they deliver to Canada

They do deliver to Canada. I heard that they added a payment method for Canadians. In the US they only accept checks. You place your first order up to $50 and Pbr will ship the goods to you, create an account number for you, and include an invoice. Mail the check after receipt of goods. Every order after that works the same way except most people email their second order in, and mail the check after receipt of goods.

#11910 7 days ago

Pbr even ships here
For the first order they will send an invoice and request you to pay via transferwise and send the order afterwards.
For the next ones they'll ship the stuff along with the invoice and you pay when you receive it.

#11911 7 days ago

And to Germany. Absolutely reliable vendor I have used several times.

#11912 7 days ago
Quoted from Nihonmasa:

Pbr even ships here
For the first order they will send an invoice and request you to pay via transferwise and send the order afterwards.
For the next ones they'll ship the stuff along with the invoice and you pay when you receive it.

Hold on here. Are you telling me there are 20 pinball machines on Saint Martin Island? I’m there about 2-3 weeks a year. How have they survived the hurricanes?

#11913 7 days ago

Just picked up my first Em! Someone painted the front black to cover up graffiti so will need to be repainted, set up at the legendary Pinball Asylum to get some love. Can’t wait for Wade Krause playfield, going all out on This one Babee!!!!

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#11914 7 days ago
Quoted from Mikala:

Hold on here. Are you telling me there are 20 pinball machines on Saint Martin Island? I there about 2-3 weeks a year. How have they survived the hurricanes?

Nihonmasa is located in Switzerland, Saint-Martin. So ya, most likely there are not 20 pins on Saint Martin.

#11915 6 days ago
Quoted from Kingpin22:

Just picked up my first Em! Someone painted the front black to cover up graffiti so will need to be repainted, set up at the legendary Pinball Asylum to get some love. Can’t wait for Wade Krause playfield, going all out on This one Babee!!!![quoted image][quoted image]

Where are you getting the playfield from? Is he rerunning it?

#11916 6 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Where are you getting the playfield from? Is he rerunning it?

Yes, he's taking names now and will be done next year.

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#11917 6 days ago

A very nice Space Odyssey came home with me yesterday. Seller had it in his home for more than 30 years.

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#11918 6 days ago
Quoted from mnrocketry:

A very nice Space Odyssey came home with me yesterday. Seller had it in his home for more than 30 years.[quoted image]

Looks awesome!

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#11919 6 days ago

Magic Town in the line up!

Not sure I like this one yet, need to tune it up though before making judgment.

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#11920 6 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Magic Town in the line up!
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So you’re now a member of ‘The Middle Pop club?

#11921 6 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Magic Town in the line up!
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There is one for sale here in Florida. Let us know how it plays!

#11922 6 days ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

So you’re now a member of ‘The Middle Pop club?

Yes. It is a challenging game.

#11923 6 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Yes. It is a challenging game.

It’s unique to boot.

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#11924 6 days ago

Just completed a full resto on a GTB 1966 Crosstown (previously posted cab repaint).
This machine was in a fairly poor state with cab structural issues including bottom board needing replacement and a range of operational and 'previous fix' issues and loads of stripped timber thread holes.
My primary concern however was that at some point someone had clearcoated the playfield whilst populated and before any cleaning. The shooter and upper ball trails were also quite nasty. Therefore the pf resto was always going to be a compromise but in the circumstances I am reasonably happy with the result but will be on the lookout for a better pf.
The machine did not have coin chutes but I was able to modify a couple of earlier chutes to resemble the half moon style. For the moment I have used a 5c/25c coin plate but will be on the lookout for a 10c/25c version.
The registration between the upper blue front cab line with those on the cab are out but thats the way it was and reflected on ipbd. I am always a tad drawn to correct these anomolies but on this one I decided to leave as original-anyhow a good talking point that things in the day were not necessarily perfect.
Machine plays fast and is really a delight to play. I really like the graphics of this era.

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#11925 5 days ago
Quoted from wayner:

I have used a 5c/25c coin plate but will be on the lookout for a 10c/25c version

The machine looks great. Did you use your own stencils or did you buy them? I’m doing a repaint soon. I found a coin plate within a day or so after posting a want ad on here. PBR sells them but it might look out of place. If I can find the guys info where I got it I’ll let you know.

#11926 5 days ago
Quoted from John_I:

There is one for sale here in Florida. Let us know how it plays!

I'll try and do a video this weekend of gameplay.

#11927 5 days ago
Quoted from wayner:

Just completed a full resto on a GTB 1966 Crosstown (previously posted cab repaint).
This machine was in a fairly poor state with cab structural issues including bottom board needing replacement and a range of operational and 'previous fix' issues and loads of stripped timber thread holes.
My primary concern however was that at some point someone had clearcoated the playfield whilst populated and before any cleaning. The shooter and upper ball trails were also quite nasty. Therefore the pf resto was always going to be a compromise but in the circumstances I am reasonably happy with the result but will be on the lookout for a better pf.
The machine did not have coin chutes but I was able to modify a couple of earlier chutes to resemble the half moon style. For the moment I have used a 5c/25c coin plate but will be on the lookouit for a 10c/25c version.
The registration between the upper blue front cab line with those on the cab are out but thats the way it was and reflected on ipbd. I am always a tad drawn to correct these anomolies but on this one I decided to leave as original-anyhow a good talking point that things in the day were not necessarily perfect.
Machine plays fast and is really a delight to play. I really like the graphics of this era.
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Super restoration, Wayne! That machine is good for another hundred years.

#11928 5 days ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

The machine looks great. Did you use your own stencils or did you buy them? I’m doing a repaint soon. I found a coin plate within a day or so after posting a want ad on here. PBR sells them but it might look out of place. If I can find the guys info where I got it I’ll let you know.

Thks Murphdom-yes a new coin plate does look quite out of place unless accompanied by a new door. I make the stencils using an initial trace to tracing paper which is cut out, then transferred to mdf 7mm board and the board cutout using a Makita jigsaw with fine metal tooth blade as for the cab and lightbox one stencil for each colour covers both sides. On this occasion the cab front stencils were fabricated from timber moulding. Importance of this process is to obtain original bleed, less cost and re-usable.

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#11929 5 days ago

Darn things just keep following me home. It’s an invasion. And this one has the cool 3” flipper mod. But pf in almost perfect condition and bg in pretty good condition. Cabinet, not so much. But price was right.

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#11930 4 days ago
Quoted from DCRand:

And this one has the cool 3” flipper mod.

It looks like those flippers would hit each other if used at the same time.

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#11931 4 days ago

HOKUS POKUS!!

Just sold this one to a fellow Pinsider, bought the metal back door from another Pinsider, and I am the Pinsider that sold it. Looks like this one is part of the Pinside family! Did my usual going through the machine and getting some new parts for it. The leg bolts are original Bally that I polished. The coin door skin is new and I tore down the door completely and did the evaporust, ultrasonic, and polish to it. Original cabinet paint, legs, super nice backglass, and playfield. A very nice example all in all of this title. Fun game too, just needed the room for other titles to filter in.

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#11932 4 days ago

That sure is a nice one. Might be my fave spinner shot game.

#11933 4 days ago

That thing is beautiful.

#11934 4 days ago
Quoted from EM-PINMAN:

HOKUS POKUS!!
Just sold this one to a fellow Pinsider, bought the metal back door from another Pinsider, and I am the Pinsider that sold it. Looks like this one is part of the Pinside family! Did my usual going through the machine and getting some new parts for it. The leg bolts are original Bally that I polished. The coin door skin is new and I tore down the door completely and did the evaporust, ultrasonic, and polish to it. Original cabinet paint, legs, super nice backglass, and playfield. A very nice example all in all of this title. Fun game too, just needed the room for other titles to filter in. [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Very nice work Ken.

#11935 4 days ago

That machine looks new! Fantastic

#11936 3 days ago

Great looking HP. Really enjoy mine, even though my PF and Cabinet pale in comparison.

#11937 3 days ago

I like LED I cannot lie.. Strips, flashers and color changers from Comet. Backglass looks awesome lit up as was originally intended. Easily reversible, just some alligator clips and a few pieces of tape.

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#11938 3 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

I like LED I cannot lie.. Strips, flashers and color changers from Comet. Backglass looks awesome lit up as was originally intended. Easily reversible, just some alligator clips and a few pieces of tape.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Wow man, typically I’d say no way to this but man it worked out really well.

#11939 3 days ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

Wow man, typically I’d say no way to this but man it worked out really well.

I'll have to take another picture with my digital camera and see if it does better than my cell phone. For some reason my phone hates taking an accurate picture of LEDs. I'm done with incandescent bulbs in pins, tired of the premature bulb failures and uneven lighting and dimness in some cases. I do go to great pains though to make sure nothing looks garish.

Edit: digital camera no better than the cell, something about the light from LED and CCD sensors no doubt. I took a closeup of part of the backglass so you could get some idea of what it looks like in person. It is NOT washed out and you can see all the art details which are fantastic.

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#11940 2 days ago

I agree, that looks sharp with the LED strips.

Also, 100% support that new incandescent bulbs are terrible. The filaments are so thin and prone to breaking.

#11941 2 days ago
Quoted from Pin-it:

One I am close to getting done.
Metal still needs some polishing and a little cabinet work.
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Hope the maker of this machine sued or got a lot of $$$ from them ripping off the design of the Battlestar Galactia heavy cruiser ships from them. WOW. Nice machine.

#11942 2 days ago

@ EM-Pinman: Beautiful games and that cabinet artwork on Hokus Pokus is stunning. Theatre of Magic from the 70's.

@ GDonovan: Very impressed by that backbox lighting. Magic Town is a great example of fine backglass art.

#11943 2 days ago
Quoted from MD_Pinball_Dude:

Hope the maker of this machine sued or got a lot of $$$ from them ripping off the design of the Battlestar Galactia heavy cruiser ships from them. WOW. Nice machine.

Man, that was a ride in the WABAC machine! I haven't seen nor heard from "pin-it" or his brother in a looong time.

#11944 1 day ago

As promised, gameplay video of Williams #Magic-Town

#11945 1 day ago

98% ready! LEDs in head unit really make the colors pop.

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#11946 1 day ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

As promised, gameplay video of Williams #Magic-Town

Bells, bells, bells!!! I love that sound. I grew up in the 60's and remember arcades at the seashore with up to 100 machines. Can you imagine the operators head at the end of a day?

Real nice machine!

#11947 1 day ago
Quoted from Playdium:

Bells, bells, bells!!! I love that sound. I grew up in the 60's and remember arcades at the seashore with up to 100 machines. Can you imagine the operators head at the end of a day?
Real nice machine!

To be frankly honest I added a third bell to this machine and will continue to tinker with it!

The 1 point has a small original bell and from the factory 10 and 100 used a unique Williams "chime box" in the backbox with a single chime. I had a 5" Gottlieb bell hanging about so have that running off the 100 point relay. The sound is somewhat unsatisfactory and I'm thinking of making my own 3 chime box in the near future. I have plenty of aluminum stock kicking around and spare time during the winter. Williams was clearly cutting corners on this machine as it has the most gawdawful lamp sockets, they cut the number of lamps that was suppose to be in the backbox (not to mention a proposed color wheel for the fountain) but didn't change the light mask on the backglass. They did not even change "MAGIC CITY" on the playfield to "MAGIC TOWN"

#11948 1 day ago
Quoted from Playdium:

Bells, bells, bells!!! I love that sound.

I was thinking the same thing. Those bells resonate so long and sound so sweet. Great job Gary.

#11949 1 day ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

I was thinking the same thing. Those bells resonate so long and sound so sweet. Great job Gary.

That is why I have not been able to sell my Mayfair yet, the bells are beautiful.

#11950 1 day ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

As promised, gameplay video of Williams #Magic-Town

WOW. My Big Deal sounds like a garbage disposal with a spoon stuck in it compared to this unit. Color me green with envy.

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