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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


By Rat_Tomago

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#12751 3 months ago

Does anyone have a blue note for sale or trade? Have many other wedgeheads to trade with cash thanks.

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#12752 3 months ago
Quoted from DodgersFan32:

Does anyone have a blue note for sale or trade? Have many other wedgeheads to trade with cash thanks.

Ok, how much?

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#12753 3 months ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Ok, how much?[quoted image]

Thats' sick jr!

#12754 3 months ago
Quoted from DodgersFan32:

Does anyone have a blue note for sale or trade? Have many other wedgeheads to trade with cash thanks.

Good luck! Very fun machine.

#12755 3 months ago
Quoted from SteamVette:

Good luck! Very fun machine.

I hope i find one i have an centigrade 37, atlantis & cash for trade for one.

#12756 3 months ago
Quoted from DodgersFan32:

I hope i find one i have an centigrade 37, atlantis & cash for trade for one.

Welcome back!

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#12757 3 months ago

I bought my game back

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#12758 85 days ago
Quoted from silverball2018:

Finally got my kickoff pinball
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The last Bally EM.

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#12759 85 days ago

I found this 1977 Williams Big Deal on Pinside Marketplace. I have been looking for one for about a decade but nothing ever popped up locally. It appears to be HUO based on very little wear on the machine. 36k plays, and everything worked with the exception of a few bulbs from the first start. Thanks to JethroP in SJC for a super clean example of Big Deal and a very easy sale and delivery.

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#12760 84 days ago
Quoted from seeburg220:

Love some Jive Time. How did you stencil to repaint the cabinet and what type of paints did you use? I need to do mine.

Believe it or not, I didn't stencil. I am probably a little crazy, but mix acrylic craft paints to match color, then hand paint - usually with about a 1/2 brush - all of the touch ups. Which in this case was most of the cabinet. Probably spend more time than if I completely repainted the cabinet. But it retains some of the original paint and fuzzy factory stencil paint lines. Generally looks good from about 3' away, but not as great close up. You can kind of see that from the coin door pic below. And orange sucks, usually takes 4 to 5 coats to cover properly.

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#12761 84 days ago
Quoted from atpcfiaim:

I found this 1977 Williams Big Deal on Pinside Marketplace. I have been looking for one for about a decade but nothing ever popped up locally. It appears to be HUO based on very little wear on the machine. 36k plays, and everything worked with the exception of a few bulbs from the first start. Thanks to JethroP in SJC for a super clean example of Big Deal and a very easy sale and delivery.
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Is it just me, or is this a little like "Space Mission" with drop targets?

#12762 84 days ago
Quoted from DCRand:

Believe it or not, I didn't stencil. I am probably a little crazy, but mix acrylic craft paints to match color, then hand paint - usually with about a 1/2 brush - all of the touch ups. Which in this case was most of the cabinet. Probably spend more time than if I completely repainted the cabinet. But it retains some of the original paint and fuzzy factory stencil paint lines. Generally looks good from about 3' away, but not as great close up. You can kind of see that from the coin door pic below. And orange sucks, usually takes 4 to 5 coats to cover properly.
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I have repainted whole cabinets by hand, you not alone.
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#12763 84 days ago
Quoted from atpcfiaim:

I found this 1977 Williams Big Deal on Pinside Marketplace. I have been looking for one for about a decade but nothing ever popped up locally. It appears to be HUO based on very little wear on the machine. 36k plays, and everything worked with the exception of a few bulbs from the first start. Thanks to JethroP in SJC for a super clean example of Big Deal and a very easy sale and delivery.
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Nice find. Glad you got one of your grail games.

36,000 plays is not home use only by any means. It is a testament to how well some operators took care of their games and that it wasn't abused after it did go to home use.

Nonetheless, a nice condition game is a nice condition game. Enjoy

#12764 84 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

I have repainted whole cabinets by hand, you not alone.
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I hand painted also. Felt to me I would have more control to make sure I got the original right.

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#12765 83 days ago

Picked up Gottlieb Gemini from Pinside wanted ad.

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#12766 83 days ago
Quoted from atpcfiaim:

Picked up Gottlieb Gemini from Pinside wanted ad.
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Looks like it has been totally restored. A great game I have played it at the Ann Arbor Pinball Museum. I wonder why the production was so low, just 300 were made. My guess is that the arcade owners wanted solid state games.

#12767 82 days ago
Quoted from atpcfiaim:

Picked up Gottlieb Gemini from Pinside wanted ad.
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That cabinet looks huge, or is it the photo?

#12768 82 days ago
Quoted from atpcfiaim:

Picked up Gottlieb Gemini from Pinside wanted ad.
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That's a beautiful game sir! Congratulations!

#12769 82 days ago
Quoted from bob_e:

Looks like it has been totally restored. A great game I have played it at the Ann Arbor Pinball Museum. I wonder why the production was so low, just 300 were made. My guess is that the arcade owners wanted solid state games.

Quoted from Playdium:

That cabinet looks huge, or is it the photo?

Standard size EM cabinet in photos. I think Gottlieb started using that size cabinet in 1976. Even for wedgeheads.

#12770 82 days ago

Really like the backglass and cabinet.

#12771 80 days ago
Quoted from atpcfiaim:

Picked up Gottlieb Gemini from Pinside wanted ad.

Super Jealous

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#12772 80 days ago

Just finished this.

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#12773 80 days ago

Great job. Looks really nice !

#12774 80 days ago
Quoted from NoQuarters:

Great job. Looks really nice !

Thanks, many hours of work in this one.
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#12775 80 days ago

What was your approach to that planking in the map section?

What about the lettering?

Did you repair the whole playfield or did the blue clean up like that?

#12776 80 days ago
Quoted from stashyboy:

Just finished this.

Quoted from stashyboy:

Thanks, many hours of work in this one.
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WOW!

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#12777 79 days ago

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Just finished this volley.
Raff

#12778 79 days ago
Quoted from Raff:

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Just finished this volley.
Raff

She looks beautiful. A game on my wish list..

#12779 79 days ago
Quoted from steviechs:

What was your approach to that planking in the map section?
What about the lettering?
Did you repair the whole playfield or did the blue clean up like that?

Probably spent a hunderd hours alone on the playfield. Autumn wholesale painting is close to original colours as possible. A little bit of the lettering did need reworking. Some areas in the Atlantic ocean were missing! Lol. I am happy with the results, fun player as well.

#12780 79 days ago
Quoted from Raff:

Just finished this volley. Raff

well done Raff. Looks great!

#12781 79 days ago
Quoted from NoQuarters:

Great job. Looks really nice !

Fab! Maybe we'll see it at A-town one of these years LOL.

#12782 79 days ago
Quoted from stashyboy:

Just finished this.

Woah.. Really great work on the satellite! It’s probably the house favorite woodrail to play in my little collection.

Did you clear the playfield after the touch ups? Also, did you remake the “A” and “R” plastic lane guides at the bottom? Mine are shot. Yours look so new.

Commendable job!

#12783 79 days ago
Quoted from BeachPickle:

Woah.. Really great work on the satellite! It’s probably the house favorite woodrail to play in my little collection.
Did you clear the playfield after the touch ups? Also, did you remake the “A” and “R” plastic lane guides at the bottom? Mine are shot. Yours look so new.
Commendable job!

It absolutely is cleared with water_based urethane.
. This was so rough it couldn't be without. The inserts were quite sunken and shrunk, so those were reglued. The lower guides are original. The 'R' has a slight crack with superglue behind it. The whole thing is far from perfect, but started with a decent, complete cabinet and mechanicals. Backglass and plastics from Shay. Love the light up monkeys on the backglass.

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#12784 68 days ago

What is the definition of a "Grail Game" ?

A game you have been searching for your entire life ?

If so, I submit you mine: 1965 Bally Band Wagon. Released in March 1965, this was the current Bally pin available when I made my appearance in early April 1965. This example was purchased from the Replay Foundation in Pittsburgh and sports serial number BW 1601. Being # 601 out of 1840 made (33% into production) between March and May, it is quite possible that this Band Wagon and I share the same "birth" date.

When I get around to this restoration, I envision a cabinet repaint and commission a BGresto backglass.

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#12785 43 days ago

25 day no post bump to the top.

#12786 42 days ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

If so, I submit you mine: 1965 Bally Band Wagon.

Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

25 day no post bump to the top.

I have a 1965 Bally (Aces High). I haven't shopped and played it yet, but I
like it because it's in nice shape and has nice multiple backglass colors..
Of course there's no reason for it not to be, but what makes Band Wagon
fond to you? It brings back memories?

#12787 42 days ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

What is the definition of a "Grail Game" ?
A game you have been searching for your entire life ?
If so, I submit you mine: 1965 Bally Band Wagon. Released in March 1965, this was the current Bally pin available when I made my appearance in early April 1965. This example was purchased from the Replay Foundation in Pittsburgh and sports serial number BW 1601. Being # 601 out of 1840 made (33% into production) between March and May, it is quite possible that this Band Wagon and I share the same "birth" date.
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Ja, Band Wagen, ja! Ich habe eine,
aber es ist eine Deutsche Version.

#12788 42 days ago
Quoted from Mopar:

Of course there's no reason for it not to be, but what makes Band Wagon
fond to you? It brings back memories?

Since my first days of playing as a kid in the mid 70’s, I always preferred Bally games to all the others and my 32 years of collecting has been mainly Bally. I branched out to collect 60’s and early 70’s Bally’s several years ago and always wanted the Bally game that was being made when I was born in early April 1965. Never played or saw one before and it was a no-brainer to buy the first one available.

#12789 42 days ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

Never played or saw one before and it was a no-brainer to buy the first one available.

So you literally jumped on the band wagon...

#12790 42 days ago
Quoted from bluespin:

So you literally jumped on the band wagon...

Yes. Haha, you’re quite the card and should be decked or dealt with.

I guess it would be appropriate to be buried in the Band Wagon cabinet too...

#12791 42 days ago

3 Jokers, See Saw and Snow Queen would be my birthday games. If I had more room it would be fun to hunt for examples of each. Would be kind of a neat collection within the collection.

#12792 42 days ago

3 Jokers is fun. I think you played it when I had one Alex. That was a good game.

#12793 42 days ago
Quoted from NoQuarters:

3 Jokers is fun. I think you played it when I had one Alex. That was a good game.

I probably should have bought yours when you sold it.

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#12794 42 days ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

25 day no post bump to the top.

I agree too long not to see pics of cool old stuff. Here's some new pics of my old stuff.

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#12795 41 days ago
Quoted from stavio:

I agree too long not to see pics of cool old stuff. Here's some new pics of my old stuff.
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I really like your woodrail Sunshine...Is it a fun game? ( I know rhetorical question ) I should ask..."What makes this game so fun?"

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#12796 40 days ago

I love Sunshine. Its the most challenging game in my line up.

You have the normal rollovers to unlight, which takes some serious accuracy with the tiny flippers and their wide stance, but also have to avoid the 3 gobble holes. She has a rating system that's shared by only a few other games. She sometimes throws you a bone with the unique spinning backglass disk to randomly get another number on the top rollovers and the gobble holes. There's a rare "star" replay feature that I've only gotten a couple times. Her artwork is gorgeous.

I've only lit all 14 numbers twice. I've only gotten the 2nd highest rating once, never the 1st or 3rd. I've only achieved replays for score twice. But still have the desire to play yet another game.

She's usually the first to get played when powering up the arcade with the hopes of maybe today is when I get over 7mil and the genius rating. Or perhaps this will be the game that I complete all 14 numbers and get a crapload of replays from the "all white numbers special" and the "all red numbers special" alternating with playfield switches. Or this has got to be the game when I max out the lamp scoring and top it off with the star special.

The hole game tilt is something that takes some getting used too. All my other games only can the current ball not the entire game for f@$k sake! Good incentive to NOT tilt.

I think another reason I think it is so great is the appreciation I have for the designer Wayne. Today's machines have entire teams...dozens of people working on them to bring them to the public. Sunshine was one of over 200 games he designed and one of the 167 that went to production. Not only designed but white boarded, wired, tested, tweaked, all by him then sent to the artist. All with 1950s electronics. He came up with the title while listening to "you are my sunshine my only sunshine" playing on the radio as he worked.

I don't think Sunshine will ever leave the collection.

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#12797 35 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

I have repainted whole cabinets by hand, you not alone.
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Funny. I’m working on one now.

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#12798 35 days ago

Yes, Wayne Neyens (pictured on my avatar) was the best. God love him, he's still with us as of this writing.

#12799 34 days ago

FWIW,
Todd Tuckey has a very nice, all original Jungle Queen for sale. Cabinet is immaculate, playfield has two small wear spots near the kickout holes that his guy is willing to repaint. has been in a home since 1978.

#12800 34 days ago
Quoted from Budman:

FWIW,
Todd Tuckey has a very nice, all original Jungle Queen for sale. Cabinet is immaculate, playfield has two small wear spots near the kickout holes that his guy is willing to repaint. has been in a home since 1978.

Sheesh, asking 2700 for it? Get real Todd

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