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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!

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#12802 1 year ago

Gave all of these a go tonight with the music pumpin’.

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#12803 1 year ago
Quoted from SilverLiningMan:

Gave all of these a go tonight with the music pumpin’.
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Nice collection, thanks!

I haven't run across a Flipper before. Looked it up on IPDB, interesting read.

I need to get out more...

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#12804 1 year ago

Not in perfect condition. But pretty good. Scored this a couple of weeks ago and just finished cleaning it up, polishing all the metal, and getting it dialed in to add to the line up. This one won't be for sale for a while.

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#12805 1 year ago

Just picked up this Super-Flite project. It’s in decent original condition. Should clean up nice! I can already tell it’ll be a fast game. Thought it might be a “buy and try” game but it might be sticking around longer than originally thought.

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#12806 1 year ago
Quoted from Gotemwill:

Just picked up this Super-Flite project. It’s in decent original condition. Should clean up nice! I can already tell it’ll be a fast game. Thought it might be a “buy and try” game but it might be sticking around longer than originally thought.
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I just got a Strato flite! As soon as I finish my xenon project I’ll be tearing into it. Already bought a new glass from BGResto. Pinball pimp stencils are next.

#12807 1 year ago
Quoted from Gotemwill:

Just picked up this Super-Flite project. It’s in decent original condition. Should clean up nice! I can already tell it’ll be a fast game. Thought it might be a “buy and try” game but it might be sticking around longer than originally thought.
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Wow that looks like its in great shape. If it plays like it looks it should definitely be fast. I'll never sell mine.

#12808 1 year ago
Quoted from DCRand:

Not in perfect condition. But pretty good. Scored this a couple of weeks ago and just finished cleaning it up, polishing all the metal, and getting it dialed in to add to the line up. This one won't be for sale for a while.
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playfield looks nicer than most... that yellow down at the flippers NEVER held up well.

Fun game, it's underrated IMO... only thing that could have been better in design on these late 60 EMs is the quickness of the motor revolutions... too slow and clunky.

#12809 1 year ago
Quoted from stavio:

Wow that looks like its in great shape. If it plays like it looks it should definitely be fast. I'll never sell mine.

Haven’t done a thing to it yet other than windex the glass! Was sitting in someone’s garage for what appears to be a long time. Needs a deep clean and some worn parts replaced. Looking forward to playing it when it’s 100%.

#12810 1 year ago
Quoted from Gotemwill:

Haven’t done a thing to it yet other than windex the glass! Was sitting in someone’s garage for what appears to be a long time. Needs a deep clean and some worn parts replaced. Looking forward to playing it when it’s 100%.

I couldn't zoom in enough on your pic to tell, does your machine have a hole between the 1 and 0 on the outlane?

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/super-flite-strato-flite-owners-club#post-5322137

#12811 1 year ago

None on mine! What a strange place for one!

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#12812 1 year ago

Weekend pickup and first woodrail, Wagon Train. Looks complete and everything functions. Needs some cleaning and polish. Backdoor and coinbox are missing and probably needs a backglass, although the bad areas are all solid colors. I have never tried backglass touchup but this might be a good candidate.

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#12813 1 year ago
Quoted from jeffk:

Weekend pickup and first woodrail, Wagon Train. Looks complete and everything functions. Needs some cleaning and polish. Backdoor and coinbox are missing and probably needs a backglass, although the bad areas are all solid colors. I have never tried backglass touchup but this might be a good candidate.
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"Wagon Train" was my very first woodrail as well. My backglass was in similar condition to yours; maybe even a little worse. Yours looks repairable, because it's mostly unlit solid colors (the pale yellow sections) which need retouching. Obviously, seal it first. It seems that this is another one of those woodrail titles which have many surviving examples still around. It's a woodrail, but could have very well been a metal rail game. No gobble holes, and reel scoring. A later metal rail game, "Sweet Hearts" (the last Gottlieb with gobble holes) could have easily been a woodrail.

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#12814 1 year ago

I was pleasantly surprised with how well the cabinet cleaned up on this Super-Flite. Probably one of the nicest originals that I have seen. But nothing prepared me for the surprise I found while cleaning out the cabinet! The tag was hiding under the bottom board.

IPDB says 98 sample games were made out of a total of 1901. Looks like I found #37!

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#12815 1 year ago
Quoted from DaMoib:

Nice collection, thanks!
I haven't run across a Flipper before. Looked it up on IPDB, interesting read.
I need to get out more...

Thanks! Yes, Flipper was my first pin that I just lucked into, and I fell hard for this hobby after that. Love the gameplay, integration of theme with the reward (“pick-a-card, any card...” and if you “pick” the correct card again, bam, free ball!) and the history.

#12816 1 year ago
Quoted from Gotemwill:

I was pleasantly surprised with how well the cabinet cleaned up on this Super-Flite. Probably one of the nicest originals that I have seen. But nothing prepared me for the surprise I found while cleaning out the cabinet! The tag was hiding under the bottom board.
IPDB says 98 sample games were made out of a total of 1901. Looks like I found #37!
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Nice find. Please post photos of the game and tag on the IPDB. Also the serial number stamped on the game.

#12817 1 year ago

That’s cool

#12818 1 year ago
Quoted from DennisDodel:

Nice find. Please post photos of the game and tag on the IPDB. Also the serial number stamped on the game.

Good idea. I plan to do that once I finish things up.

#12819 1 year ago
Quoted from Gotemwill:

Just picked up this Super-Flite project. It’s in decent original condition. Should clean up nice! I can already tell it’ll be a fast game. Thought it might be a “buy and try” game but it might be sticking around longer than originally thought.
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Sold mine, regret it. Fast fun game.

#12820 1 year ago
Quoted from jeffk:

Weekend pickup and first woodrail, Wagon Train. Looks complete and everything functions. Needs some cleaning and polish. Backdoor and coinbox are missing and probably needs a backglass, although the bad areas are all solid colors. I have never tried backglass touchup but this might be a good candidate.
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Nice overall. Re back box cover, I have made a few out of 3/16" acrylic. Adds an interesting look to the game in cases where you can see the back. And is easy to make, and drill for the lock.

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#12821 1 year ago

Here's a short educational video I just made and thought you guys might like. It shows 4 Neyens/Parker Wedgeheads from the Dutch Pinball Museum's collection and gives some background information about their relevance.

Seeing the video, you will probably realize that you, as a pinhead, are not part of the target audience. The museum focuses on educating their visitors, the general public, about pinball history with short videos like this one.

If you like the video, please do us and yourself a favour and hit that thumbs up button on Youtube. It really helps in spreading the stories of our wonderful hobby to more and more people.

Thank you and enjoy!

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#12822 1 year ago

A few old Bally games.

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#12823 1 year ago
Quoted from atpcfiaim:

A few old Bally games.

Beautiful, especially the three rare EMs (EK, Mata Hari and Black Jack)! My OCD is telling me to come over and line up that Black Jack Backbox with the others for you though

#12824 1 year ago

Here's a short educational video I just made and thought you guys might like. It shows 4 Neyens/Parker Wedgeheads from the Dutch Pinball Museum's collection and gives some background information about their relevance.
Seeing the video, you will probably realize that you, as a pinhead, are not part of the target audience. The museum focuses on

Nice video, I even learned something new.

#12825 1 year ago

Nice video. I even learned something new.

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#12826 1 year ago

Picked up this Jumping Jack for $225. Needs help with the backglass and the front of the cabinet (almost looks like it was left outside with the front exposed to the elements only, because the sides look really good). To my surprise it actually went through its reset phase and started a game. Excited for this one, the playfield looks like a more interesting version of Bally Air Aces, my other EM project lol

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#12827 1 year ago
Quoted from Knxwledge:

Picked up this Jumping Jack for $225. Needs help with the backglass and the front of the cabinet (almost looks like it was left outside with the front exposed to the elements only, because the sides look really good). To my surprise it actually went through its reset phase and started a game. Excited for this one, the playfield looks like a more interesting version of Bally Air Aces, my other EM project lol
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Nice pickup!

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#12828 1 year ago

It’s a long-standing tradition in our town that the parents throw an all night party for the graduating HS senior class. I helped organize and took three of my games out of their man cave habitat down to the gym. Those games got played nonstop all night! I they were humming for sure. Was a great way to help these kids finish out a tough senior year.
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#12829 1 year ago

Big Thumbs up !

#12830 1 year ago
Quoted from SilverLiningMan:

It’s a long-standing tradition in our town that the parents throw an all night party for the graduating HS senior class. I helped organize and took three of my games out of their man cave habitat down to the gym. Those games got played nonstop all night! I they were humming for sure. Was a great way to help these kids finish out a tough senior year.
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That is awesome and top-shelf titles too!

Nice going!

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#12831 1 year ago

33 Days! Almost has to be a record for this Topic.
Yesterday I freshened this one up..

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#12832 1 year ago
Quoted from Mopar:

33 Days! Almost has to be a record for this Topic.
Yesterday I freshened this one up..
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You've been busy lately!

#12833 1 year ago
Quoted from SilverLiningMan:

I helped organize and took three of my games out of their man cave habitat down to the gym.

A really kind deed and 10/10 for choice of games.

#12834 1 year ago
Quoted from RonSS:

You've been busy lately!

Yea. I don't generally work on many machines this time of the year,
but here in Upstate, June/July's been more like April/May. A little moist..
Plus no major construction going on this Summer. Just a little upgrading
and routine work..
It does feel pretty good working on machines. Last Fall and Winter was
100% clearing then finishing off that room upstairs..

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#12835 1 year ago

When someone says free pinball? I say, Sure! Fellow pinsider ARGOSYSK (Charles) sure helped me out by bringing this Central Park back to life! Full shop job, reinforced the cabinet & it now plays great!

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#12836 1 year ago
Quoted from Mopar:

33 Days! Almost has to be a record for this Topic.

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I noticed that after the "what EM are you working on right now" thread opened, this one basically became a ghost town

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#12837 1 year ago

Just finished doing,up a flying carpet.
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And that's it just need a lock down bar for it if any one has one lying around you want to sell send me a PM.
Raff

#12838 1 year ago

wow, well done Raff. You turned a real dunger into a nice looking pin. Great work!

#12839 1 year ago

Thanks
Just need a lock down bar for it now.
Raff

#12840 1 year ago

What a difference! Well done!

#12841 1 year ago

Greta game. When I first saw one I said, wow, Gottlieb finally made large Flippers....

#12842 1 year ago

Night pick up of a machine in beautiful condition. Same home since 1987. Will post better picks when get it put together.

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#12843 1 year ago

More pics. Does have two wrong plastics. Looking for replacements.

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#12844 1 year ago
Quoted from DCRand:

More pics. Does have two wrong plastics. Looking for replacements.
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PBR

#12845 1 year ago

Thanks will call Steve.

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#12846 1 year ago

Apollo first roll over. 11,443.

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#12847 1 year ago

2 of my games that get the most action as of late.

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#12848 1 year ago
Quoted from DodgersFan32:

2 of my games that get the most action as of late.
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Nice... hey what's a Dodger's fan doing in DC anyway? LOL

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#12849 1 year ago

Finished this oddball up recently.

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#12850 1 year ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

Finished this oddball up recently.
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Cool. Where did you find it?

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