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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


By Rat_Tomago

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#11951 28 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

As promised, gameplay video of Williams #Magic-Town

Nice job on that Magic Town, gdonovan. I just spent the last two hours getting caught up on this thread from over a year ago. Lots of great games in here & excellent restoration work. Makes me impatient to show my games... but pinball museum and house improvements must come first. Still cranking away like a madman.

Norm Clark’s 2” middle-pop layout geometry is TUFF. Lots of air around the pop bumper. While some cool rebounds occasionally happen, I do wonder if using flippers that were a smidge longer (if they existed... maybe 1/8” more?) would improve the pop/flipper interaction without breaking the gameplay? Or hot-rodding the middle pop coil a bit for stronger rebounds?

His 3” middle-pop games have the best interplay between the flippers and the pop bumper... almost as if it were a third flipper. I think that’s the key. A bit more fun than the drainy 2” version which is noticeably less interactive.

Liking it so far? I’ve got Mark’s LED spinning fountain color wheel on display at the museum. It’s gorgeous. I sure hope he mass-produces it.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/williams-magic-city-rotating-backglass-lamp-feature#post-5066016

#11952 28 days ago
Quoted from MD_Pinball_Dude:

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

Clanky Williams chime unit. It might need a PBR rebuild kit. Sometimes they sound a little better after a rebuild, but chimes ain't never gonna be bells.

#11953 28 days ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Norm Clark’s 2” middle-pop layout geometry is TUFF. Lots of air around the pop bumper.

It is tough but that is part of the attraction too. I changed some elastics before the video which gives it a notable amount of zip. It isn't a 100% yet, I have to strip and wax the playfield and touch up a spot or two. I might break down the lower pop, freshen it all up and set it to hair trigger.

Quoted from NicoVolta:

Liking it so far? I’ve got Mark’s LED spinning fountain color wheel on display at the museum. It’s gorgeous. I sure hope he mass-produces it.

I have been in touch; Frankly while I like the concept it is a little too high tech for my taste with the phone controlled operations. If he comes out with a simple unit I might be interested. Have to wait and see.

#11954 28 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Clanky Williams chime unit. It might need a PBR rebuild kit. Sometimes they sound a little better after a rebuild, but chimes ain't never gonna be bells.

The Williams 3 chime boxes were clankly no doubt. I have several pins with those boxes (Triple Action and Space Odyssey come to mind) and no matter what combo of washers/spacers/foam/clips they always sounds clanky. Gottlieb and Bally had the best chime boxes, I can listen to Night Rider banging away all night in the corner.

Have my own thoughts on a chime box design, going to try and make a vertical chime setup this winter.

#11955 28 days ago

You like 'da bells? I give you more bells.

Hearts and Spades

#11956 28 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Frankly while I like the concept [of Mark’s LED fountain color wheel] it is a little too high tech for my taste with the phone controlled operations. If he comes out with a simple unit I might be interested. Have to wait and see.

No worries. The WiFi configuration by phone is totally optional. All you have to do is plug it in. The default settings look great.

#11957 28 days ago
Quoted from Pinasco:

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

Thank you, tried to do a side by side shot with and without strips. The "game over" still uses incandescent in both and you can see the light balance is off in one shot, darn cell phones.

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#11958 28 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Thank you, tried to do a side by side shot with and without strips. The "game over" still uses incandescent in both and you can see the light balance is off in one shot, darn cell phones.[quoted image]

This proves that using LED strips in your backglass results in lower scores!

#11959 28 days ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

Just like the subject says. Show us your EMs! Show us those shiny Ems that you spent hours restoring.

Well, since you asked. I am very happy with my Lady Luck. The neighbor came over yesterday afternoon to play me and my 13 year old - who will actually stop playing video games to come play pinball. Lady Luck

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#11960 28 days ago

Brought this beauty home today. Sure looks like grand prix stole this design.

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#11961 28 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

This proves that using LED strips in your backglass results in lower scores!

You funny guy!

It is without a doubt one of the most difficult EM pins I have played, I enjoy the challenge. Have broken 2000, once.

This round I managed to light MAGIC CITY and collected on it. Hitting the top most rollover on the skill shot is worth 50 points and lights the bumpers and is key to good scores.

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#11962 28 days ago

10 hours round trip total this weekend... but now I have a mostly complete Sea Wolf, no legs, no lock down bar.

Tom Tom... what you see is all I have, no back box. But it did come with a large mouse nest inside of it. I pulled that out before loading into the car. I got into the car and made it all of 30 yards down the road when the strong smell of mouse piss hit me. It was bad. I was staying the night at a friend's place 1 hour away. Once I got to his house, we pulled the pins out, fully shopped them out (vacuumed out mouse turds), and then dumped a box of backing soda where the mouse nest was. 4 hours later the baking soda had absorbed a fair amount of moisture. I vacuumed it out and with that, it didn't smell.
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#11963 27 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Clanky Williams chime unit. It might need a PBR rebuild kit. Sometimes they sound a little better after a rebuild, but chimes ain't never gonna be bells.

My Big Deal chimes sounded more or less like someone throwing silverware down the driveway. After cleaning them up and using a rebuild kit from PBR - they sounded like clean silverware being thrown down a driveway.

#11964 27 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:but chimes ain't never gonna be bells.

Thank goodness.

#11965 27 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

You funny guy!
It is without a doubt one of the most difficult EM pins I have played, I enjoy the challenge. Have broken 2000, once.
This round I managed to light MAGIC CITY and collected on it. Hitting the top most rollover on the skill shot is worth 50 points and lights the bumpers and is key to good scores.[quoted image]

OK, I just have to ask. Am I the only one that thinks the fountain looks like something you would by at an adult XXX toy store?

#11966 27 days ago
Quoted from DCRand:

OK, I just have to ask. Am I the only one that thinks the fountain looks like something you would by at an adult XXX toy store?

I wouldn't buy it....I can't relax that much...

#11967 27 days ago
Quoted from DCRand:

OK, I just have to ask. Am I the only one that thinks the fountain looks like something you would by at an adult XXX toy store?

I always thought that it had a rather phallic quality.

#11968 27 days ago
Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

My Big Deal chimes sounded more or less like someone throwing silverware down the driveway. After cleaning them up and using a rebuild kit from PBR - they sounded like clean silverware being thrown down a driveway.

Yeah, the rebuild helps....just a tad.

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#11969 22 days ago

This Italian wedgehead was sitting outside under a tarp for two years, after being brought here from South Africa.
The cabinet is shot, but the rest fared very well. I sealed the backglass today, and popped it in a "Top Card" box. Luckily, I have a spare wedgehead cabinet for it, also from a "Top Card". It is basically a foreign made Gottlieb.
Only one of these registered on Pinball Owners which is primarily foreign owners.
Thanks to Kevin McHugh for the lead.

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#11970 22 days ago

Nice. Looks like they ripped off the artwork from roller coaster.

#11971 22 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

This Italian wedgehead was sitting outside under a tarp for two years, after being brought here from South Africa.
The cabinet is shot, but the rest fared very well. I sealed the backglass today, and popped it in a "Top Card" box. Luckily, I have a spare wedgehead cabinet for it, also from a "Top Card". It is basically a foreign made Gottlieb.
Only one of these registered on Pinball Owners which is primarily foreign owners.
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Great pick up jr-that looks quite a unique credit wheel.

#11972 22 days ago

Nice find. Glad to see it being restored.

#11973 22 days ago

Very unique and interesting design, never heard or seen of it until now.
Always fun discovering new pins.

#11974 22 days ago

Just picked up a flying carpet, apollo, and a whiffle! Ill post pics of them all soon. Heres whiffle. First game, next to one of the newest

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#11975 22 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

This Italian wedgehead was sitting outside under a tarp for two years, after being brought here from South Africa.
The cabinet is shot, but the rest fared very well. I sealed the backglass today, and popped it in a "Top Card" box. Luckily, I have a spare wedgehead cabinet for it, also from a "Top Card". It is basically a foreign made Gottlieb.
Only one of these registered on Pinball Owners which is primarily foreign owners.
Thanks to Kevin McHugh for the lead.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

As a little bonus, I found a 2 Rand coin inside the cabinet. A whopping 13.4 US cents at today's exchange rate!

#11976 22 days ago
Quoted from amkoepfer:

Just picked up a flying carpet, apollo, and a whiffle! Ill post pics of them all soon. Heres whiffle. First game, next to one of the newest[quoted image][quoted image]

Apollo or Blast Off would round out my single player Williams collection for 1967

#11977 22 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Apollo or Blast Off would round out my single player Williams collection for 1967

Well it was ment to be a working project for the winter, but you can always shoot me an offer before i bring it downstairs and grow attached to it

#11978 22 days ago
Quoted from amkoepfer:

Well it was ment to be a working project for the winter, but you can always shoot me an offer before i bring it downstairs and grow attached to it

Not heading out your way any time soon but thanks for the offer. Not going to York are you =)

Speaking of 1967... Been brushing up on the finer points of Magic Town and the scores are rising..

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#11979 22 days ago

Unfortunately no im not!

#11980 22 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

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This reminds me of one of those find the difference in the pictures game.
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#11981 22 days ago
Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

My Big Deal chimes sounded more or less like someone throwing silverware down the driveway. After cleaning them up and using a rebuild kit from PBR - they sounded like clean silverware being thrown down a driveway.

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahah. And I just thought it was me. Glad I only spent $0.50 on o-rings and will learn to live with it. The Mrs. likes the sounds.

#11982 22 days ago
Quoted from jaytrem:

This reminds me of one of those find the difference in the pictures game.

The Italian version is a one player with an extra score reel + 2 stationary "0's" to make in millions vs thousands.
I'm sure they are more differences.

#11983 22 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

I sealed the backglass today,?

Jr - was the backglass a plexi?
The playfield looks nice also.

#11984 21 days ago

Regular glass, but thicker than a normal '70s backglass.
The playfield is damn near perfect!
This game was probably nice when they first brought it here two years ago. Who knows why they left it outside.

#11985 20 days ago
Quoted from ckcsm:

The Italian version is a one player with an extra score reel + 2 stationary "0's" to make in millions vs thousands.
I'm sure they are more differences.

Lots of differences in the coaster riders. Mostly the women/girls for some reason. They made all the younger looking ones a bit older. Would love to know the story behind the changes.

#11986 20 days ago
Quoted from jaytrem:

Lots of differences in the coaster riders. Mostly the women/girls for some reason. They made all the younger looking ones a bit older. Would love to know the story behind the changes.

The predominate religion of this region would be my guess.

#11987 20 days ago
Quoted from jaytrem:

Lots of differences in the coaster riders. Mostly the women/girls for some reason. They made all the younger looking ones a bit older. Would love to know the story behind the changes.

Some of the faces on the Playmec version look familiar. Guy up front looks like Dick York (the original Darrin on "Bewitched"). Another guy looks like Dick Clark, and the woman in the middle looks a little like Carol Burnett. The guy in the back with the derby hat (falling out of the coaster!) looks a bit like Lou Costello. Names from the past for sure, but it's a 1975 vintage game.

#11988 20 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Names from the past for sure, but it's a 1975 vintage game.

Girl leaning on Dick looks like an older Tabatha.
Hollywood and Flicker from the same era..

#11989 20 days ago

Which begs the question, how many goofy dudes can you cram in one rollercoaster?

#11990 20 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

how many goofy dudes can you cram in one rollercoaster?

Looks like 14. Lost Lou. Got room for one..
Not many pics (none internally) on IPDB
May like others..

#11991 20 days ago

Some more pix.

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#11992 19 days ago

Looks like "m-a-g-i-c", cool!

#11993 19 days ago

It's like looking at the Sunday paper funnies on a bad acid trip.

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#11994 11 days ago
Quoted from John_I:

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%.[quoted image]

I am drooling over that Ship Mates? How fun is it to play? I never was able to finish my project Ship Mates due to personal issues a few years back. One day I hope to at least get to play a game on one.

#11995 11 days ago
Quoted from Tonup69:

Well, since you asked. I am very happy with my Lady Luck. The neighbor came over yesterday afternoon to play me and my 13 year old - who will actually stop playing video games to come play pinball. Lady Luck[quoted image]

Now that's a great looking game!!

#11996 10 days ago

My first EM........love this game. Plays great, sounds great, looks great. The trifecta........Gottlieb Royal Flush, 1976
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#11997 10 days ago

Lets see the whole cab and BG. Royal Flush has some great art, congrats!

#11998 10 days ago
Quoted from RWH:

Lets see the whole cab and BG. Royal Flush has some great art, congrats!

You're right......such a beautiful game. Previous owner decked it out with LED's which I like even though I prefer these Ems with regular lights but this was done well.

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#11999 10 days ago

That BG looks pretty damn sharp! I'm with you, I'm not much on the LEDS, even less on EM's and early SS pins. Congrats looks like you've got a decent pin, enjoy your 1st now, you'll be enjoying the next pin soon enough.

#12000 10 days ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

I am drooling over that Ship Mates? How fun is it to play? I never was able to finish my project Ship Mates due to personal issues a few years back. One day I hope to at least get to play a game on one.

It's a great playing game, especially for multiple players. It has great progressive rules and satisfying shots. Fun to steal the extra ball after someone else leaves you set up! This is my go to game when friends come over and it's time to go head to head and lock horns.

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