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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


By Rat_Tomago

7 years ago



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#12151 9 months ago

They are all getting played tonight.

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#12152 9 months ago
Quoted from Mikala:

I have not posted in quite awhile. Thought I would show how you squeeze 8 games in a 12x15’ room. I actually have room for a 9th. Knocked outed the wall behind the row of machines, will be expanding to 16 eventually.
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I have roughly the same size space with the same setup.

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#12153 9 months ago
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#12154 9 months ago

I posted this on what I brought home last night. I’m hoping to get her 100% and on route in the next couple of weeks. I already got BGResto and PBR to the rescue!

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#12155 9 months ago
Quoted from EM-PINMAN:

I think our Bally Mata Hari EM schematic is just as long.

It is Ken!

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#12156 9 months ago

4 EMs. Derby Day is a 1956. Family has had it since early 60s. Plays pretty well. Full House is 1964, Skylab 1974 and Liberty Bell is 1977.

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#12157 9 months ago
Quoted from Idahojerry:

4 EMs. Derby Day is a 1956. Family has had it since early 60s. Plays pretty well. Full House is 1964, Skylab 1974 and Liberty Bell is 1977.[quoted image]

Looks like you have room for two more. Just move the ones on the right out of there

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#12158 9 months ago

New to EM pinball restoration, got the first one, Kicker, this Halloween. The second one, Ship Ahoy, a few weeks later. Both are playable but not yet at 100%. Working on the issues with the help of this community.

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#12159 9 months ago

Some more recent photos of my game room. EM Black Jack not pictured as it is being shopped upstairs.

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#12160 9 months ago

Wow! That is a fine collection.

#12161 9 months ago
Quoted from atpcfiaim:

Some more recent photos of my game room. EM Black Jack not pictured as it is being shopped upstairs.

Awesome collection!

#12162 9 months ago
Quoted from atpcfiaim:

Some more recent photos of my game room. EM Black Jack not pictured as it is being shopped upstairs.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

I approve of this collection.

#12163 9 months ago
Quoted from atpcfiaim:

Some more recent photos of my game room. EM Black Jack not pictured as it is being shopped upstairs.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Excellent! My dream Arcade. Best Titles.

#12164 9 months ago
Quoted from atpcfiaim:

Some more recent photos of my game room. EM Black Jack not pictured as it is being shopped upstairs.

Do you take vacation reservations ?

#12165 9 months ago
Quoted from Skidave:

Do you take vacation reservations ?

Now you’re onto something... Pinside AirBnB

#12166 9 months ago

Looking great Trig. Was that desk there the last time I was over?

#12167 9 months ago
Quoted from atpcfiaim:

Some more recent photos of my game room. EM Black Jack not pictured as it is being shopped upstairs.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

I noticed your Old Chicago cabinet paint looks nice and unfaded... is it a repaint, or are you amongst the lucky few who has an original unfaded cabinet?

#12168 9 months ago
Quoted from atpcfiaim:

Some more recent photos of my game room. EM Black Jack not pictured as it is being shopped upstairs.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Please post a pic of your Blackjack EM when you get it back. My dream pin.

I’d never go to work if I had your collection.

#12169 9 months ago
Quoted from Dono:

I noticed your Old Chicago cabinet paint looks nice and unfaded... is it a repaint, or are you amongst the lucky few who has an original unfaded cabinet?

It looks original. You can't see the entire cabinet. I've seen many that have one good side and one faded side.

#12170 9 months ago
Quoted from kangourou:

My gameroom home for multiplayers games.
http://www.aci360.com/Gameroom.html
Solar Ride and Gemini came from USA, Charlie's Angels from Chile and Space Walk from Agentina !
I have another gameroom in my vacations home with different wedgeheads.
Enjoy your pinballs !
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EM Charlie's Angels? Never seen or heard of one. Looks great!!!

#12171 9 months ago
Quoted from Playdium:

EM Charlie's Angels? Never seen or heard of one. Looks great!!!

John Dayhuff dayhuff has quite a story to tell....

#12172 9 months ago
Quoted from Playdium:

EM Charlie's Angels? Never seen or heard of one. Looks great!!!

Saw and played one at The Silverball Museum in Asbury Park, NJ. It was several years ago, so I don't know if it's still there or not.

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#12173 9 months ago

My first EM, picked it up a few days ago, it was suppose to be working when i went and got it, but it wasnt, still had to grab it up either way, never worked on an EM before so its a whole new learning curve to tackle, but its been a fun ride, especially when i got it into a game for the first time, the cabinet is pretty shot, delaminating on the front and right side, the front panel looks like its going to fall off, and the metal thingy on the inside left side where you connect the leg has rusted and fallen off, but even with how bad the cabinet is i could not pass it up, i know i'd be regretting it if i did. I fully intend to restore it back to its glory days and learning about how EM's function is a joy in and of itself. It may not be the best looking EM out there, but thanks to it I think i may be more of an EM guy now then a SS, absolutely looking forwards to geting more EM's in the collection and this one is easily my favorite out of all my machines now. Looking at all yalls machines is such a joy and it saddens me to know that alot of them were destroyed back in the day. Now i really want to add a Capt. Card and a Top Hand to complete the trilogy. Thank you all for sharing, i have a couple hundred pages to go through now... Such a beautiful collection of EM's.
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#12174 9 months ago
Quoted from MrBally:

John Dayhuff dayhuff has quite a story to tell...

Epitome of the pinball hunt, discovery, and ultimately the parting in sorrow for the next big hunt.

#12175 9 months ago

On a positive note, the playfield looks to be in nice shape for a High Hand.

#12176 9 months ago

Enjoy. I had a High Hand project many years ago. I bondo'd the rough cabinet and sanded it down, got it looking nice and undercoated it and made my own stencils, but then I sold it before I got it finished, so I'll enjoy following your restoration thread on it.

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#12177 9 months ago

My Bally eagle eye spotted this 1964 2 in 1 on eBay for a ridiculous opening bid. I tried to reach a deal with the seller but then it was went to another online auction site and was able to secure for a bit more than I planned. Had to stash the cabinet at work until I can do a stealth transfer to the basement. Playfield looks good, cabinet is fair, BG has fade (BGresto has done this one ) and it supposedly works.

Was not on my short list but I have never seen one for sale and only one other Pinsider has it listed in their collection.

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#12178 9 months ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

My Bally eagle eye spotted this 1964 2 in 1 on eBay for a ridiculous opening bid. I tried to reach a deal with the seller but then it was went to another online auction site and was able to secure for a bit more than I planned. Had to stash the cabinet at work until I can do a stealth transfer to the basement. Playfield looks good, cabinet is fair, BG has fade (BGresto has done this one ) and it supposedly works.
Was not on my short list but I have never seen one for sale and only one other Pinsider has it listed in their collection.[quoted image][quoted image]

I remember seeing that one, its rare. My first thought was it is a thinly veiled gambling device!

#12179 9 months ago

At my house they are all gambling devices.

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#12180 9 months ago

1950 Williams "Nifty"

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#12181 9 months ago

That looks to be in damn good shape for a wood rail.

#12182 9 months ago

It see it also has that famous "pat pending" tilt reset.

#12183 9 months ago

That Nifty coin slide is on Ebay right now.

#12184 9 months ago
Quoted from Nikrox2:

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That's a new one on me. Nice!

#12185 9 months ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

My Bally eagle eye spotted this 1964 2 in 1 on eBay for a ridiculous opening bid. I tried to reach a deal with the seller but then it was went to another online auction site and was able to secure for a bit more than I planned. Had to stash the cabinet at work until I can do a stealth transfer to the basement. Playfield looks good, cabinet is fair, BG has fade (BGresto has done this one ) and it supposedly works.
Was not on my short list but I have never seen one for sale and only one other Pinsider has it listed in their collection.[quoted image][quoted image]

So now you have a "2 in 1" to go with your "3 In Line"!

#12186 9 months ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

So now you have a "2 in 1" to go with your "3 In Line"!

Don't forget Six Sticks

#12187 9 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

It see it also has that famous "pat pending" tilt reset.

That’s the one that was causing me problems (or pointing me in the right direction. Dang tilt!)

#12188 9 months ago
Quoted from Nikrox2:

That’s the one that was causing me problems (or pointing me in the right direction. Dang tilt!)

A couple of the Williams I owned from that era are so hard to complete or win a special on, I believe they came up with that to give the player a fighting chance.

Myself, I don't like easy games to win on.

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#12189 8 months ago

Wish list em showed up today...

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#12190 8 months ago

1975 Williams "Pat Hand" Cleaned up nice, and I did add a few colored LED's to the backglass to bring some life back to her. (Note: She already had blue hair!) For a poker theme, not a bad player!

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#12191 8 months ago

And picked up a local machine that needed a little bit of work as well. 1968 Bally "Dogies" Lot's of gates for those "dogies" to go thru! All nicely working, and the playfield is in great condition - just wish I could find a better backglass for this one.

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#12192 8 months ago
Quoted from Nikrox2:

just wish I could find a better backglass for this one.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Your wish is granted. Contact bgresto.com

#12193 8 months ago
Quoted from MrBally:

Your wish is granted. Contact bgresto.com

Out of curiosity, can bgresto print up new backglasses? Or do they only do restorations on existing backglasses?

I assumed it was the latter, but from what limited reading I've done on their process it seems like they could theoretically print new ones too.

#12194 8 months ago
Quoted from LeChuck:

Out of curiosity, can bgresto print up new backglasses? Or do they only do restorations on existing backglasses?
I assumed it was the latter, but from what limited reading I've done on their process it seems like they could theoretically print new ones too.

They make new ones...

#12195 8 months ago
Quoted from John_I:

They make new ones...

(sotto voce)...but don't tell anyone....

#12196 8 months ago

Now that New Year’s Day is past, the annual playfield maintenance begins. I started tonight with Grand Prix. At least for now you can get massive spinner rips!

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#12197 8 months ago

Got me another woody! Should clean up nice. Love the theme and the backglass animation.

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#12198 8 months ago

Target Alpha made its way from the basement repair center to the main floor game room.
The backglass is near perfect, only the fade from the factory foam tape.

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#12199 8 months ago

Just got my Sky Jump. I bought it from a guy on Pinside and friend of mine picked it up in mid-August near St Louis. The game finally made it down with him to Florida for his winter vacation. I have a new Wade playfield to put into it. Game should be sweet when it's all done.

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#12200 8 months ago
Quoted from JethroP:

Got me another woody! Should clean up nice. Love the theme and the backglass animation.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Looks like you can get 12 more in there Jethro! And I see the Harley made it all the way from Indy! Hope all is well my friend! (Got props on the HD lamps you made last week, amazing work thanks again!)

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