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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


By Rat_Tomago

6 years ago



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#4301 4 years ago
Quoted from dave58:

Some recent EM additions. All are in great cosmetic condition and are great playing games!

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Beautiful! Let us see their playfields!

#4302 4 years ago
Quoted from dave58:

Some recent EM additions. All are in great cosmetic condition and are great playing games!

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Hmm, I know at least two of those machines! Nice line up!

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#4303 4 years ago

My new Central Park (thanks rat and o-din!) is finally where it belongs in my EM row (or as my wife calls it, The Ding Dong Wall).

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The Sweet Hearts slot will rotate with Majorettes and Sky Line every few months, unless SH sells, in which case Majorettes will take over as the prime tenant.

It's taken a few iterations, but I think I finally have my EM line up set!

#4304 4 years ago

Very nice row of machines

#4305 4 years ago

Jim the Central Park looks amazing and larger than life in your collection! I hope you keep it for many years to come! The sellers remorse should disappear as Fireball is shipped to my house.

#4306 4 years ago

Oh btw Jim....I know someone that would almost kill to have that Cinderella backglass on your wall. Hit up Way2wyrd aka Jeff on here if you would consider selling it.

#4307 4 years ago

Ooooo Sittin' Pretty... haven't tried that one yet but love the classic look of it.

#4308 4 years ago
Quoted from jfh:

My new Central Park (thanks rat and o-din!) is finally where it belongs in my EM row (or as my wife calls it, The Ding Dong Wall).

My wife calls them "bleng-bleng" machines!

#4309 4 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

Oh btw Jim....I know someone that would almost kill to have that Cinderella backglass on your wall. Hit up Way2wyrd aka Jeff on here if you would consider selling it.

I think Jeff was full on begging for it earlier this year!

#4310 4 years ago
Quoted from jfh:

My new Central Park (thanks rat and o-din!) is finally where it belongs in my EM row

Thank you Jim! The motherlode of games just arrived here as well and Fireball is now on it's way to Texas. I'm in short flipper heaven! The backglasses on all of these are exceptionally nice. I was thinking I would make River Boat my next back to life project, however I am finding no legs, bolts or keys. Keys I could probably live without...

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#4311 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

The motherlode of games just arrived here

Nice haul! Of all the games I've had in the past, I think Teacher's Pet might be the one I miss the most. Just pure pinball fun with probably the best 'flow' of any EM I've had. Love to know what you think of it when you get it up and running.

Almost picked up a Riverboat about a year ago but simply did not have enough space and I didn't want to get rid of my Heat Wave to make it work. I think for the '60-'65 time frame, Williams was every bit the equal of Gottlieb.

#4312 4 years ago

I think you will end up loving the Teacher's Pet the best.
Very addicting.

#4313 4 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

I think you will end up loving the Teacher's Pet the best.
Very addicting.

Yeah, and I hope you have legs for the Teachers Pet.

No legs for the River Boat is one thing... but finding legs for a TP would likely be a lot more difficult.

#4314 4 years ago

Ai least I will be able to replace the two legs they bent on Surf Side. The smashed end cap on the lock down bar may be a bit more difficult. There was also quite a bit of the bottom of the sides of the particle board cabinet from Wishing Well left on the pallet once it unloaded including a nice chunk, but hey, at least they didn't break any glass!

#4315 4 years ago

I don't ever have a problem with bent legs, broken wood, or broken glass when I ship a game.

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Not that the moving guys aren't nice capable people, they are at my place 10 minutes tops on a pick up.

#4316 4 years ago

They could still find a way to miss with the forklift I'm sure. Or use it to push with. The damage here is minor as long as those legs show up. I have never had a problem before legs on or off. I will however be filing a claim...

#4317 4 years ago
Quoted from Pinballprowess:

Yeah, and I hope you have legs for the Teachers Pet.
No legs for the River Boat is one thing... but finding legs for a TP would likely be a lot more difficult.

But congrats on the Teachers Pet and the River Boat.

Good additions to your sixties Williams games.

Gotta have a Norm Clark game in there too!

#4318 4 years ago

Odin can you post a picture of the damage of the lock down bar? Did they damage the left corner as well or just the bar itself?

#4319 4 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

Odin can you post a picture of the damage of the lock down bar?

Sure! Apparently after they picked up the machines at Jim's they set them flat on a pallet without blanketing them or wrapping them enough to protect the bottom. No problem on the plywood machines. But particle board.... Jim is not at fault here as I hired the movers and their "white glove" service so he wouldn't have to.
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#4320 4 years ago
Quoted from MikeO:

I don't ever have a problem with bent legs, broken wood, or broken glass when I ship a game.
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Not that the moving guys aren't nice capable people, they are at my place 10 minutes tops on a pick up.

That looks familiar! Thanks Mike O, great pin! Just set it up to play. I will fit it into the line up in the next couple of days!

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#4321 4 years ago
Quoted from Pinballprowess:

Yeah, and I hope you have legs for the Teachers Pet.

Yeah, since Teacher's Pet is one of those special WMS drop front cabinets
the front legs are considerable shorter than normal.

The bent legs usually come from when a mover attempts to dolly the gameby lifting all the weight of the game on its hind legs from behind.

#4322 4 years ago
Quoted from Tyamry:

That looks familiar! Thanks Mike O, great pin! Just set it up to play. I will fit it into the line up in the next couple of days!
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You're welcome, Larry.

#4323 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Sure! Apparently after they picked up the machines at Jim's they set them flat on a pallet without blanketing them or wrapping them enough to protect the bottom. No problem on the plywood machines. But particle board.... Jim is not at fault here as I hired the movers and their "white glove" service so he wouldn't have to.
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Odin I forget what the inside of the lockdown bar looks like but can the metal be popped back out like when a car gets dinged?

#4324 4 years ago

I'm a mechanic! Not an auto body man...
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#4325 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Sure! Apparently after they picked up the machines at Jim's they set them flat on a pallet without blanketing them or wrapping them enough to protect the bottom. No problem on the plywood machines. But particle board.... Jim is not at fault here as I hired the movers and their "white glove" service so he wouldn't have to.
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Ouch!!

#4326 4 years ago

I hear that. I am taking it with a grain of salt. It is what it is. I did not know they had used particle board on the sides of pinball machine cabinets in the 50s. My Universe and all the others I have are solid wood there.

At least they did not scratch my River Boat and Teachers Pet.

#4327 4 years ago

odin I doubt you will be able to repair that lock bar. you might make look better but it will still have dents.
if you need a replacement I can dig you one out just let me know

#4328 4 years ago

Thanks boilerman. If the legs don't turn up at any of their docks, I will also be needing that set for Teachers Pet if anybody has them. Alex informed me they are 25" in the front and 28.5" in the back.

All in all it's been a pretty good day and I am not really feeling the least bit disappointed as I ended up with four games that otherwise may have never come my way. And after dinner we are going to play Surf Side.

#4329 4 years ago

OK, I finally got to put a few games on Surf Side and it really is a great playing game. Not to mention how pretty it is. I was not a big fan of roto targets on the other games I had, but this one is very well placed. It may have got a few bumps and bruises along the way, but it survived! I had to clean the pop bumper switches but now they are very active. Still looking for the wing nut that holds the tilt bob on. Soon the other Bob will be stopping by for some real competition.
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#4330 4 years ago

Really sucks about Wishing Well - that is definitely new damage.

Just a shame, since I thought they did a good job wrapping the bodies. Didn't realize it was particle board either.
This is why I hate shipping pins - once they are out of your sight all you can do is keep your fingers crossed that some bozo doesn't do something stupid or careless.

#4331 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

I hear that. I am taking it with a grain of salt. It is what it is. I did not know they had used particle board on the sides of pinball machine cabinets in the 50s. My Universe and all the others I have are solid wood there.
At least they did not scratch my River Boat and Teachers Pet.

Sorry to hear about the damage.

Wishing Well is the only game Gottlieb ever used particle board on so it is much heavier and more fragile.

Did you use STI?

#4332 4 years ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

Did you use STI?

Yes.

#4333 4 years ago

Yes it was STI thru the usual channels. Nothing more to do now but try to find where the legs ended up and get these back on their feet and ready for playing. Wishing Well will get the same treatment. Particle board will be particle board. It will end up between other machines. I'm still glad I got them because I like fixing them and I don't remember having played any of them.

#4334 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

OK, I finally got to put a few games on Surf Side and it really is a great playing game. Not to mention how pretty it is. I was not a big fan of roto targets on the other games I had, but this one is very well placed. It may have got a few bumps and bruises along the way, but it survived! I had to clean the pop bumper switches but now they are very active. Still looking for the wing nut that holds the tilt bob on. Soon the other Bob will be stopping by for some real competition.
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I'll bet you the pin that holds the bob fell off. I had broken the stem (it had been bent already) Buy a new stem for I think about 3-5 bucks and get a bob. I had enough stem for the bob to still be on in a good area of tilt . I'll bet the bob and pin fell off and are underneath the playboard.

If you can't find 25 and 28.5 inch legs just get osme 27 and 31 inch legs and call it a day until you can eventually locate them. I really hope STI pulls through and finds them for you.

#4335 4 years ago

finished cleaning up the blue note. it plays fast and so far I like it. not sure if it is a long term keeper but I will give it a far shake.

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#4336 4 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

finished cleaning up the blue note. it plays fast and so far I like it. not sure if it is a long term keeper but I will give it a far shake.

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Congrats! I play Blue Note a lot! Rio Pinball Club has one! I'd definitely consider it a keeper!

#4337 4 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

finished cleaning up the blue note. it plays fast and so far I like it. not sure if it is a long term keeper but I will give it a far shake.

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Nice game!! Only played or seen one at Silverball museum, lot of fun. I would keep it.

#4338 4 years ago

http://www.retro-flip.com/t2429-GOTTLIEB-FACTORY-TOUR-IN-71.htm

Some lovely pics of the Gottlieb factory in 1971...is that my Outer Space?

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#4339 4 years ago
Quoted from greenechidna:

http://www.retro-flip.com/t2429-GOTTLIEB-FACTORY-TOUR-IN-71.htm
Some lovely pics of the Gottlieb factory in 1971...is that my Outer Space?

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nice line up
astro
pop a card
orbit
lawman
outer space
drop a card

#4340 4 years ago

Always sad to see a former manufacturing beehive that is no longer. I wonder what that building (if it still stands) now houses?

#4341 4 years ago

Thank you Odin for this AMAZING machine! This has to be the best EM I have played, seen or owned in the past 17 years of being in and out of the hobby. I am just absolutely speechless.

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#4342 4 years ago

So my wife sees the Fireball for the first time and what does she do? She points to Fireball's member. LOL! I gotta love my wife's sense of humor.

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#4343 4 years ago
Quoted from wayner:

Always sad to see a former manufacturing beehive that is no longer. I wonder what that building (if it still stands) now houses?

Sadly, I believe that building is long gone.......

#4344 4 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

Thank you Odin for this AMAZING machine! This has to be the best EM I have played, seen or owned in the past 17 years of being in and out of the hobby. I am just absolutely speechless.

You're welcome! I think it is about as nice an example as you could find. I'm glad you got to come here and check it out first so there were no surprises. Fireball is a very unique machine with artwork and features that stood apart from the rest of the games at that time. One of the very last two inch flipper games with bells as well. After having three of these, I have got my fill so I am glad it went to someone that will really enjoy it. But I did enjoy it while it was here.

Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

She points to Fireball's member.

I always thought that was just one of his fiery balls.

#4345 4 years ago

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#4346 4 years ago

My 2 new EM additions

Got the Jackpot at Allentown, and the Bazzaar off CL,
from a very nice guy that held it a few days till i could get there

The Bazaar need some switch cleaning, and adjustments to play 100%
but she works, and will clean up great !

The JP is dialed right in and is SOOOO much fun, what a great game !

#4347 4 years ago

The Baazar was shipped to the wrong address. I can give you the correct address to have it delivered to. Heck I would have kept it a few years until you could have picked it up. LOL

Nice games Gerry!

#4348 4 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

The Baazar was shipped to the wrong address.

Very Bizarre!

#4349 4 years ago

Thanks RAT

#4350 4 years ago

I'd like to add a 73 Wiliams OXO to the herd soon...

Workin on that now

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