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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


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#3501 4 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

finished my egg head, boy what a hard game

Looks great Dave!

Hard game to beat?

#3502 4 years ago

dave I might get 1 good game out of 10. I need to loosen up the tilt a bit so I can nudge it a little more

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#3505 4 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

finished my egg head, boy what a hard game

Wow. Looks slightly different than when you got it!! Nice work.

#3506 4 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

dave I might get 1 good game out of 10. I need to loosen up the tilt a bit so I can Nudge it a little more

It's a great game. You had told me previously that you wanted to get an EH. I get 1 good game out of 15.... But...you got to love the left outlane that throws a quickly moving ball back into play.

Nice job

#3507 4 years ago
Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

A very nice Spot Bowler indeed Glen - congrats!
- Tim

Thanks, Tim!

I'll have to get busy and see if I can post a few pictures of some of my other games. Especially now that DirtFlipper figured out why I wasn't able to post these pics of the SB.

Always wished I had pictures of my games but have been very lax in this regard.

#3508 4 years ago
Quoted from Pinballprowess:

Thanks, Tim!
I'll have to get busy and see if I can post a few pictures of some of my other games. Especially now that DirtFlipper figured out why I wasn't able to post these pics of the SB.
Always wished I had pictures of my games but have been very lax in this regard.

Even better a nice video of the gameplay and rules - youtube it so it lives forever

#3509 4 years ago
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#3510 4 years ago

While working on a game, I've been historically guilty of stacking tools, parts and cleaners on an adjacent game. Having finally installed Invisiglass on most games, I'm more careful about that bad habit. It won't likely last long, so I took some photos of most of my EMs before the clutter mysteriously appears again.
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#3511 4 years ago
Quoted from ZNET:

While working on a game, I've been historically guilty of stacking tools, parts and cleaners on an adjacent game. Having finally installed Invisiglass on most games, I'm more careful about that bad habit. It won't likely last long, so I took some photos of most of my EMs before the clutter mysteriously appears again.

Nice Collection.

#3512 4 years ago

NICE!!!!

#3513 4 years ago

outstanding collection, how long have you been collecting?

#3514 4 years ago

That's a lot of wood there!

#3515 4 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

outstanding collection, how long have you been collecting?

Thank you. Based on this photo of me back in the mid-1960s, I must conclude that my imaginary collection began at that time. I bought my first non-imaginary game (a 1934 Rockola World Series) when I was about 30 years-old. I'm 55 now. Love the prewar mechanicals and the EMs.
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#3516 4 years ago

Awesome collection ZNET

#3517 4 years ago
Quoted from ZNET:

Thank you. Based on this photo of me back in the late 1960s, I must conclude that my imaginary collection began at that time. I bought my first non-imaginary game (a 1933 Rockola World Series) when I was about 30 years-old. I'm 55 now. Love the prewar mechanicals and the EMs.

you have some of the most sought after pins there! a collection that most of us here would love to have.I started playing very young but did not get my first pin until I was 28 now 48. I have done woodies to dmd but my sweet spot is wedgeheads, love the art and game play.

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#3518 4 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

you have some of the most sought after pins there! a collection that most of us here would love to have.I started playing very young but did not get my first pin until I was 28 now 48. I have done woodies to dmd but my sweet spot is wedgeheads, love the art and game play.

Like most of us on this forum, I always seem to have a game or two coming in and/or going out. My earliest memories of playing pinball were awakened recently when I found the two photos, circa perhaps mid 1960s (based on games depicted), posted below. Here I am (yellow shirt) with my mother in our New Jersey suburban basement. How I wish that I had that Williams 21 game today.

Another photo shows me barely tall enough to play Big Chief. My older brother (far left), in front of Oh Boy, does not share my addiction today. Looking back, it's not difficult to predict which one of these preteens would embrace the hobby. It's the kid who wouldn't take his hands off of the flipper buttons, even for a moment, to pose for the photographer. :>
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#3519 4 years ago

I always enjoy seeing how you opt to preserve the games. Very nice.

#3520 4 years ago

ZNEt if you ever decide to part with the strange world look me up! that title is my white whale.

#3521 4 years ago

Going for the heavy depth of field photo effect here....oops crap piled on a game.

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#3522 4 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

ZNEt if you ever decide to part with the strange world look me up! that title is my white whale.

Dirtflipper already has dibs on Strange World. However, knowing dirtflipper, he is sure to uncover at least three pristine Strange Worlds in the near future, likely to be sample or prototype games with matching serial numbers on the main cabinets and respective heads (as well as low play meter readings).

Rumor has it that he actually has the coordinates to a strange world in an alternate universe where these games exist and where they are all for sale, dirt (flipper) cheap.
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#3524 4 years ago

I have a nos plastic set for strange world just itching to be installed some day!

#3525 4 years ago

There are some really beautiful collections posted here. I think a pre-wedge head Gottlieb will be my next EM.

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#3526 4 years ago
Quoted from ZNET:

Here I am (yellow shirt) with my mother in our New Jersey suburban basement. How I wish that I had that Williams 21 game today.

I'm still trying to figure out what board game is that you are playing. If I had been lucky enough to have had a pinball machine in the home beyond the toy marble games we had then maybe I wouldn't have spent all my lunch money at the various places that had real machines and been such a skinny little runt. But thanks for sharing those pics!

#3527 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

I'm still trying to figure out what board game is that you are playing.

The Addams Family (1964).

#3528 4 years ago

Yes indeed Dirtflipper, it's The Addams Family, 28 years before Bally would manufacture over 20,000 pinball machines under that license. One of my childhood friends, playing that board game with me in that photo, probably has a TAF right now in his gameroom.
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#3529 4 years ago

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#3530 4 years ago

Love this game. So many ways to win, I always feel close and yet .......I hardly ever win

Mystic Marvel 1954.

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#3531 4 years ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

Love this game. So many ways to win, I always feel close and yet .......I hardly ever win
Mystic Marvel 1954.

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How do you like your Sunshine?

#3532 4 years ago
Quoted from dtown:

How do you like your Sunshine?

Man, you were reading my mind! I was going to ask the same thing about "Sunshine" since I've come across two for sale lately.

#3533 4 years ago

Really like Sunshine actually.

Tough game but very different.

Spot all red numbers equals special.
Spot all white number equals special.
Spot all white and red and either all red rollovers or all white rollovers light for special. Alternates between red and white by hitting pop bumper. So, 7 rollovers lit for special at all times. So should be specials galore but haven't done it yet....

And I love the rating system. I am pleased to get FAIR. If I ever get GENIUS I will be jumping up and down

A real nudgers game and think one of the ways to score heavily is to light pop bumpers as they score 100000. Usually when I light them I accidentally unlight them.

Nice p/f artwork.

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#3534 4 years ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

Really like Sunshine actually.
Tough game but very different.
Spot all red numbers equals special.
Spot all white number equals special.
Spot all white and red and either all red rollovers or all white rollovers light for special. Alternates between red and white by hitting pop bumper. So, 7 rollovers lit for special at all times. So should be specials galore but haven't done it yet....
And I love the rating system. I am pleased to get FAIR. If I ever get GENIUS I will be jumping up and down
A real nudgers game and think one of the ways to score heavily is to light pop bumpers as they score 100000. Usually when I light them I accidentally unlight them.
Nice p/f artwork.

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Thanks. Looking forward to getting mine going in the spring.

#3535 4 years ago

It's a drop dead gorgeous game. The two examples I've seen for sale recently are both nice. Gotta let them pass though.

#3536 4 years ago

Damn fine lot of restored pins here. I have restored about a dozen so far but seem to sell them off to make room for the next project. Down to three projects left. Just finished Bank-a-Ball and yep.. It's sold.

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#3537 4 years ago

Thanks to Hoov, I have some solid EM's back in the house!
I've got a challenge ahead of me to get Sure Shot playing as nice as EM-PINMAN's.
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#3538 4 years ago

Over here on EMside all is just fine. Good clean fun here. Just liking that.

#3539 4 years ago

No damn powder coating or childish plastic playfield "toys" here on EMside.
These are manly pins for manly men.

#3540 4 years ago
Quoted from John_in_NC:

I have restored about a dozen so far but seem to sell them off to make room for the next project.

I've not been able to bring myself to sell any, and the basement is filling up. I'm even overflowing into a friend's shop. There's two primary reasons I think I can't bring myself to do it. The first is that I put so much time and effort into them that when it's time to move on, I can't bring myself to do it. The other is that I worry that I may be passing on problems to the new owner, perhaps things I haven't fixed correctly, or have overlooked.

How do you get yourself to be able to sell? I need help, perhaps an intervention.

#3541 4 years ago

Let me know what you have and I can help by purchasing a few...

#3542 4 years ago
Quoted from peclark:

How do you get yourself to be able to sell? I need help, perhaps an intervention.

It's pretty hard at first. I remember a time when I thought every game I bought would be with me into retirement. Then you realize there is always another one available that you like as much or more. After selling the first couple it's actually quite liberating. Often times, ones I feared I'd miss, I don't at all. Unless you have unlimited space and money eventually you have to cut something loose to make room. Turning a few over now and then is also a good way to learn what type of games you really favor.

#3543 4 years ago

True... it can be hard to let go in the beginning. Of the three machines I had since I was six, I have only kept one. The only way I knew letting go of them was the right decision was by playing (and YouTubing) as many as I could to compare them against the rest. I've also gone through every machine via IPDB back to 1952. Now I know everything that is out there and that I'm not missing out.

Also, both games went to good homes which makes me happy.

#3544 4 years ago

Yes, you become attached. But sometimes you have to let them leave the nest and experience a new home and life. It's tough, but it has to be done.

That being said, does anyone have a nice Gtb woodrail available in my neck of the woods?

#3545 4 years ago
Quoted from peclark:

How do you get yourself to be able to sell?

It takes courage.
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#3546 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

It takes courage.

Yes it does, the liquid kind.

Ken

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#3548 4 years ago

Great idea. Find someone nice enough to let you play theirs. Bring booze.

#3549 4 years ago
Quoted from ZNET:

While working on a game, I've been historically guilty of stacking tools, parts and cleaners on an adjacent game. Having finally installed Invisiglass on most games, I'm more careful about that bad habit. It won't likely last long, so I took some photos of most of my EMs before the clutter mysteriously appears again.

WOW those are some nice games! Glad to see someone else has yellow reels on their Flying Turns, my first player has white, second player yellow. Not sure whats up with that. You are in my neck of the woods. Beautiful collection!
Phil

#3550 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

It takes courage.

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I REALLY like drinking. Except when working on a pin. Then I end up with a solder burn on my person. Yes, it has happened.

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