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Gulf Coast Pinball Club : SE Texas / SW Louisiana

By TigerLaw

3 years ago

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    #19 3 years ago

    Had a great time enjoyed (my first) tournament now if some one can help me figure out how to become a IFPA member that would be great. Maybe by the time someone has the next tournament I will be a member of IFPA. And Yes I have been to the IFPA web site...

    #31 3 years ago

    Thanks All.

    Jodester loaded the results with IFPA and now I'm able to find myself and updated my profile so ready for the next tournament.

    #61 3 years ago

    None tournament but have played in, you can take a game like Jodesters Paragon or Laser Ball first person to roll the score win's a bottle of booze. Or X$ buy-in 4 plays on a game highest score at the end gets the $$$ the more that buy in the higher the pot. On this some one has to record the scores or you have to take one of your games that can record initials and wipe out high scores to record for you if you don't want someone to have to record the scores.

    #67 3 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Come to one of our parties and the Moncla Mafia will make you a made man...and teach you the secret handshake.

    Cant be a club with out the t-shirts. Oh ya I think someone had a "Moncla Mafia" shirt on at the party so it must be a club....

    #89 3 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Future Louisiana state champion Henry you mean!!

    It would be cool to see Henry and Preston play a game.

    #100 3 years ago

    Thanks Nevus for the drop target and its hardware another game will now live. And thanks for letting me get a few game in and leaving Henry a challenge I'm sure he will wipe out my initials in no time


    #103 3 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    I'm just surprised Preston didn't have a beard in the photos!


    #105 3 years ago

    looks like Cyclone, I have that game... Except mine sheded its paint.

    #107 3 years ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    Photo filename says Comet, which is in the same series of 3 with theme park theme, correct?

    Yep I missed that so the real question is how long did it stay in the middle of the yard and did it get played in the yard? I once bought a cocktail pin and played it in my van before I pulled it out when I got it home.

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    #153 3 years ago

    A little late fathers days took my dad to





    #154 3 years ago

    LTG s




    #156 3 years ago

    Hopkins Minnesota. If you ever take your Family to the Mall Of America you are not to far from Hopkins

    #158 3 years ago


    #166 3 years ago
    Quoted from Zukboy2002:

    Heres the plaques I made for the top 3 finishers


    #169 3 years ago
    Quoted from KingNine:

    Our new GB Premium!

    Must be in ghost mode

    #200 3 years ago
    Quoted from epichoff:

    Will try and make Aug 13 tournament. Will be in fort walton on the 16th of July. Anyone know of any pins in the area? (Destin, fort walton, pensacola).

    If you have an IPhone there is Pinball finder app you can install. It can be dated for some locations it needs pinheads such as us to update it when you find a game on location or remove one if it's no longer there. I have found it to be useful

    #202 3 years ago

    On a side note after I downloaded it and was showing it to my family one of my daughters asked dad why isn't our house on there.

    #205 3 years ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    He would have loved to.
    But he had to work this weekend because he is going to a big event in Austin all next weekend.
    Life just gets in the way. Wish we could do it all.

    Are you guys going to Make Zukboys tourney in Houma?

    #234 3 years ago

    Had to feed my pinball buying addiction last night



    #236 3 years ago

    Thanks I wish the playfield would have been in a little better shape. I will send out pics after I get it cleaned up. Funny story on this one the owner ( a lady) showed me how to turn it on and then to show me it worked started playing it, and I mean playing it she was pretty good and then told me about the kids and the grandkids liking it. I thought oh boy she is going to back out of the sale. But she didn't as they were moving and didn't want to take it with them.

    #239 3 years ago
    Quoted from Zukboy2002:

    Just a reminder about the tournament. And if we can get 20 people I will give away Williams beat time to the 1st place winner.


    #240 3 years ago

    Looks like all the gulf coasters posted vacation pics so her you go lock and damn #3 on the mighty Mississippi and a new Amazon building in Shakopee Minnesota




    #256 3 years ago

    Moved my Super Sonic out of the game room and moved Black Pyramid in kids came over for our early 4th as today was the only day they all had off so some fun with fire works BBQ and game room action



    #258 3 years ago

    I see beat time is on rollers (ready for its new home) looking forward to the tourney your line up looks great.

    #270 3 years ago
    Quoted from Zukboy2002:

    I'm going on a warehouse raid Sunday so I might be getting back late but y'all are more than welcome to come when I get back.

    There goes that pool table money. Get and send some pics of findings

    #285 3 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Can't wait for your next party with the BBB on display.

    You guys make it sound like we can't play it "on display" Say it isn't so we come to play

    #288 3 years ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    My Brother and I took some closeup photos of some of our games and had them printed at a local print shop on the material they use to do car wraps with. We put them in our upper game room windows to help block out the afternoon sun and because they just look so damn cool.
    Posted it on the Gulfcoast Facebook page but thought it deserved a spot here as well.
    Love the way they turned out.

    Man those are cool I like how they look like they let some light through.

    #299 3 years ago

    It looks like about a 4hr drive for me hope to ride my bike no rain all week and now chances of rain this weekend go figure. Still not sure how I will strap beat time to the bike when I win!

    #305 3 years ago

    Thanks Zukboy, pinball-is-great and jodster on the tournament had a great time

    #330 3 years ago

    Grandson getting some games in.


    #331 3 years ago

    I'm thinking September for a Shreveport Tournament.

    Cool will this one be the Port City pinball tournament? Zukboy's was South Louisiana Summer tournament and we have Romp in the Swamp coming up. So you now have to name yours

    #359 3 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    What's everyone up to this weekend? Any pinball related activities going on?

    Wax on Wax off. Just cleaning and then adjusting



    #375 3 years ago
    Quoted from Leakyfaucet:

    Hey everybody! I'm new to the pinball sickness. I live in SETX. My name is Seth. Don't know a lot about pinball and all its jargon and abbreviations but I do know I love the silver ball.
    Here's a shot of my first owned machine yesterday as my 2 oldest kids played their first round of pinball ever!?

    Welcome to your new addiction pinball machines are like potato chips you can't just have 1. I told that to my insurance lady once when I added a third bike to my policy said you just can't have 1. I started with an EM electric mechanical and still have it before you know you will be looking for game 2....

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    #404 3 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Jodester has talked PavBall and I into dragging our HUO clear coated Doctor Who from the office and having it in the Romp in the Swamp.
    The settings will be brutal on Doctor Who. A two second ball save only.

    I tend to find myself stepping back from a game and someone telling me you got a ball save when playing in the tourney's. My games are (old) old school so ball save is when you launch the ball and literally score nothing. Since I'm new to the tourney's is ball save ever disabled?

    #406 3 years ago
    Quoted from Leakyfaucet:

    I feel so lost when y'all talk about the tournaments. I don't understand the lingo. Is there a pinball tournaments for dummies?

    Yes just come to one, I have been playing pinball for a long time, I have went to EXPO's and all kinds of pinball places. I just recently started playing in the tournaments, if you can make it to TigerLaws I would recommend you come. Its just playing pinball and socializing with a great group of people.

    #408 3 years ago
    Quoted from Leakyfaucet:


    I feel like I would suck so bad. Also where is it?

    There is always a warm up so you can get games in before it gets started and get familiar with the games. Its in Lake Charles looks like about 1 hr from you maybe less (TX speed limits)... Just go to one of his post click on his icon and send him a PM. You can also go to the events page on here (pinside) its Romp in The Swamp. You never know how you will do just hope you don't draw Preston for your first game. (Inside Joke)...

    #412 3 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Preston will be out of town during the Romp in the Swamp. This is the first tournament we had where a mere mortal can win it all.

    Ya Hooooo someone finally picked a day Preston has to work or something... besides kill it at pinball

    #437 3 years ago

    What time does warm up start for the Romp

    #467 3 years ago

    Those are cool as chit I would like to take the red one home

    #470 3 years ago

    Tiger and Pav keep us posted if Romp in the swamp gets rained out. Radar looks like you guys are getting some heavy rain.

    #472 3 years ago

    Sounds good, I don't mind a little rain.

    #480 3 years ago

    Nice find Nevus looks good in its new spot

    #486 3 years ago

    Tiger looks like I'm out I started that way but had to head home not so much weather but something else came up at that I had to turn around for. Sorry I couldn't make it I wanted to

    #516 3 years ago

    Another pin event is awesome I just looked back through my calendar and have been to a pinball event of some sort every month since April with the exception of this month's rain out but looks like that will be made up in October with 2 tournaments plus there are a few previous months that I did double pin related things besides the normal buying selling and playing my own games

    #518 3 years ago

    Any one going to GEEK’D CON this weekend in Shreveport? My daughter and son-in-law went last year and have talked us into going with them this year.

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    #543 3 years ago

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    #556 3 years ago

    Mudflaps are you stationed in Korea? I did lots of drinking when I was there in 1988 no Driving ate at Mr Lee's make shift burger joint nothing like a hamburger at 2 am with an egg on it when you come out of the club's.

    #560 3 years ago

    Blame it on the Olympics in 1987 a beer was about .80 cents I went back in 2008 and I couldn't believe how much the country had changed 1988 no one had cars 2008 everyone has car's. There attitudes had changed also in 20 years. I asked about it and with the Olympics their country was basically discovered by all the other countries.

    #561 3 years ago

    Tiger law you should have asked for some Soju it will get you going I remember something about invisibility and invincibility when you drink it just depends on how much. I know the Rock Army (Korean Army) soldiers could drink but you're right in don't recall a lot of Koreans in the bars even when we went to a Korean bar and not a club for the Americans

    #563 3 years ago

    Glasses, they didn't have those when I was there, here is what a small jungle juice looked like if you wanted a large it came in a kitty pool. both with straws they didn't let us have glass...

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    #567 3 years ago

    Ah I see you found a safecracker

    #579 3 years ago

    Project pinball (as in playing 1 of my projects)

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    #603 3 years ago

    TigerLaw when is the replay of Romp-The-Swamp?

    #614 3 years ago

    Speaking of party I finally booked my room for HAAG and for those of you that don't know that is also my last name Haag.

    #618 3 years ago

    I like blue

    #636 3 years ago

    I'm here (in Blanchard)

    #650 3 years ago

    Thanks Nevus had a great time didn't do so good in the tourney but always fun to get together with fellow pinballerz

    #665 3 years ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    Well, I never in a million years thought this would happen.
    But yesterday my wife asked me if I wanted to go the the Chicago Pinball Expo for my birthday.
    Did I just hear that?
    Now I have a hotel, plane tickets for myself and Preston and the biggest smile you could imagine

    Man you lucky dog you better keep her and give her a big kiss

    #666 3 years ago

    You lucky dog you better keep her and give her a big kiss Epic birthday gift

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    #690 3 years ago

    Couldn't make tonight's tournament but still had fun Red Devils won

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    #710 3 years ago
    Quoted from KornFreak28:

    I wanted to join because I have lots of family in Houston (I was born there) and I go all the time. But rules are rules. Thanks

    There is a few groups in Houston the HAAG group and SHAG

    #711 3 years ago

    So it's soon to be Friday night lights go out and support your local high school football cheerleaders and band. You can guess where I'll be tonight

    #731 2 years ago

    GCPC who all is representing at HAAG ? Wife and I are going not bring a game but have room and tickets.... Who will we see there????

    #733 2 years ago

    Expo next month the game preserve I think there is a joysticks in Houston I'm sure you can find some games in bars it's Houston

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    #764 2 years ago

    I had never played Sorcerer bofore Romp in the Swamp II , but have to say that was my favorite game at TigerLaws and Pav's

    #769 2 years ago

    Your a mad man I followed those HEP builds I would have to open those up as soon as I got them.

    #799 2 years ago

    My wife and I are in Livingston TX will be at the Expo tomorrow

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    #812 2 years ago

    Great nephew and niece in from GA for thanksgiving intro to pinball notice she's playing with her doll under her arm

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    #817 2 years ago

    Happy Thanksgiving GCPC

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    #842 2 years ago

    Picked this up from Jodester a few weeks ago changed the high score today

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    #844 2 years ago

    Welcome back to the states Mudflaps hope your enjoying all of this rain

    #853 2 years ago

    Congratulations Tiger and Pav

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    #870 2 years ago
    Quoted from Nevus:

    It will fit 8
    He will tell the wife 7
    He will cram 10!

    What his wife doesn't realize is she is now an enabler. Before she knows it he will have another pin then another, then when the game room is full he will be looking to put a game or two back in the house (that he buys)…

    #873 2 years ago

    Finally got my sound working again on Stellar Wars. Would have about 30 seconds of sound when you started a game then nothing.
    1 new cap kit (that didn't fix it)
    2 new sound rom (that didn't fix it)
    3 6802 processor chip and we are back to normal (sound fixed)

    So my first sound board overhaul

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    #874 2 years ago

    Merry Christmas GCPC

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    #882 2 years ago
    Quoted from Leakyfaucet:

    I was mistaken, the building is 12*16...
    Smaller than I anticipated but I still count my blessings on having this space available to further pursue my hobby.

    First thought outlets 2 on the back wall, 2 on each side wall 1 on each side of your door. Breaker box placement keep in mind where you are putting your games so you can still get to it and also AC/Heat same thing keep in mind where you want to put your games.

    4 pins back wall or 3 pins and Skee ball should work in a 12' wide space. I pinball will take up about 5' in depth/length so that leaves you with about 11 feet to play with after placing the games on the back wall. Not sure how long a skee ball game is but I think its going to eat up a lot of space. Where you have your spare pins now you could move them to the door side of your space 1 on each side of the door leaving your center open. But I don't think that would work with the skee ball? My advice move your games out there and then play around with placement if you have your table already put that in the mix when you try your new layout. No matter how you do it you should enjoy having them in one spot to go and play them.

    #897 2 years ago

    Happy New Years.

    #898 2 years ago

    Some early short action in the game room he didn't last long but he play some more tomorrow

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    #913 2 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    I could sell PavBall on it, espeically if Pinball-is-Great would drive it down to me next time he was up there. Sadly, it would mean she would make me get rid of Varkon or worse...not get Dialed In.

    You just need more space for Games. Time to rent or buy another building a dedicate it for Games? Maybe start something like the game preserve in LC....

    #914 2 years ago

    If I remember correctly you took some (games) to work. Open a 3rd location, if you build it they (we'll) be sure to come.

    #919 2 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Perhaps we rent a couple RVs from Cruising USA and make a six day trip out of it.

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    #926 2 years ago
    Quoted from GreenWave:

    Christmas came a little late in NOLA, but better late than never!

    So I cant believe you haven't opened that bad boy and posted some pics? Must be to busy playing it.

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    #968 2 years ago

    First boiling / eating of 2017. It's good to live in LA.

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    #971 2 years ago
    Quoted from Nevus:

    I'm ready to eat and they're too hig cooked right now.

    Last weekend we checked our favorite spot to buy them live and they were $3+ a pound live. Drove by today and asked what live was going for and they were down to $2.19 a pound live. So picked up a the smallest sack they had (32 pounds). They didn't last long

    #975 2 years ago

    Josh looks like a 2 for 1 deal what's the game behind it with the playfeild lifted?

    #984 2 years ago

    Leaky good luck with that I had a old school Pepsi bottle machine and a candy/gum machine. Here is what you will find out you and your wife will get the pleasure of filling them then you will also find yourself giving the kids the money to get the stuff out. But honestly it's fun cool to have them in my case to have had them

    #989 2 years ago

    It looks like the box got damaged So I can see where Mudflaps will have to take it to his place take the game out of the box and it would take a month or so to fix the box then a few more weeks to get it back to you....

    Who you gona call Ghost Busters

    #1008 2 years ago

    Just got home from EM class in Hockley TX good to have seen some fellow GCPC members there. I'm still no EM expert but i do think I learned something

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    #1018 2 years ago

    A pic from some of the game play yesterday

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    #1029 2 years ago

    So much for not buying any more games this year. And I guess so much for not buying any more EM's. These were some what of have to buys my wife found these over 5 years ago and tried to get them for me as a birthday gift. Well that didn't happen but the family remembered us when it was time to let them go so I got them today only took like 6+ years to make the deal. They need a good cleaning so that will be happening soon.

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    #1039 2 years ago
    Quoted from Spg101:

    I got "the bug" bug time on pinball after my 11 year old sone drug me to an arcade in Houston.

    If you haven't already take your son to the game preserve and the Lone Star pinball museum in Hockley you can Google both. For the Pinball museum you will have to coordinate your tour with the owner he loves to talk pinball and will turn on the games so you can play.

    #1054 2 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Been quiet in here lately. What's everyone been up to?

    Ordered some parts from Pinball Resource this week. Now debating on doing my first cab stencil or not? Game is Gottlieb Aquarius. Nothing special but brought it back from not working to working just have e few more lights to get working properly then repopulate the play field once I get the parts. It should make someone a nice starter pin when I get it done.

    #1061 2 years ago
    Quoted from Zukboy2002:

    Just picked up this WPT and High roller casino. I got wpt cleaned and running this week and now on to the high roller. It needs a good bit of work but should clean up nice.

    Man how do you find all of those games? Or they find you...

    #1062 2 years ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    Still making and replacing inserts on our Jacks Open.

    Looks good. Based off of pics I have seen of your game and seeing it at Dan's. Are you going to repaint the cab? Or go with the patina look?

    #1064 2 years ago
    Quoted from Zukboy2002:

    Man im always on the hunt. but sometimes they fall in my lap.

    I know you wont give this up but you sure aren't hunting were everyone else is CL, Ebay and so on. You sure manage to find games the rest of the world doesn't seem to know about. You have some killer hunting grounds... and some nice games to prove it. Must be your operator connection?

    #1077 2 years ago

    Cool to see the kids playing. I always enjoy when my grandsons nephews and nieces ask if the can play. The answer is yes

    #1091 2 years ago

    Putting this out here this is mine I have it listed on CL for $450 for any pinsider the price would be $325.

    cenla.craigslist.org link

    #1092 2 years ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    Putting this out here this is mine I have it listed on CL for $450 for any pinsider the price would be $325.
    cenla.craigslist.org link

    Well that one didn't last long it just left for a new home.

    #1105 2 years ago

    The process has started picked up some awesome orange and a second cleaner to clean off the nicotine of the cabinet it rolled off with the awesome orange

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    #1137 2 years ago

    Not sure if anyone watches tanked but they just had an episode were the did fish tanks around a pinball machine season 1 episode 6 pinball wizard's pretty cool

    #1153 2 years ago
    Quoted from Jodester:

    Great pics guys! Wish I could have gone...

    Me to but spent last week doing this.

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    #1154 2 years ago

    But when the house is done its on to the bathroom in my game room

    #1157 2 years ago
    Quoted from Nevus:

    Happy new year!
    Here is my New Years (Pinball) resolution.
    I would like to have a club calendar full of local and regional events to look forward to this year. Please copy and paste the schedule as you add to it.
    In 2016, I had a party in April and a Red River Replay in September. I'm ready to do, at least, that again this year. Dates are flexible for me. Mudflaps has 5 seriously beautiful games and he's just a few miles down the road from me now! Let's invite ourselves to his house.
    Lastly, some of us treaveled to other shows in 2016. The Moncla's went on a US tour. Henry and I went to Rocky Mountain. Let's do more of that. I would love to road trip to Atlanta this year and try the Southern Fried with some of our group.
    2017 Pinball Calendar Gulf Coast and ArkLaTex
    February 11 LA state championship. Lake a Charles, LA
    March 24-26 Texas Pinball Festival. Frisco Tx
    November (TBA) Houston Arcade Expo

    Now that TPF has came and went does anyone have an update to this? What's the next LA event?

    Wasn't able to make TPF due to TFND (the floor needed done) but almost done with that then on to the bathroom in the game room and I hope that 2017 will be the year I can have a open game room or tourney.

    #1161 2 years ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    Yeah! We can go to my house and check out my porcelain clown doll collection.

    Were you able to get any from this yard sale a few weekends ago?

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    #1179 2 years ago

    thanks for updating that Chris.

    Stinks for me as my job is going to have me on the road for a few weeks late April. So April 30 Shoot Again tournament. Bmt, TX is more then likely a no go.

    I have family coming in early May. So May 6 Red River Replay 2, Shreveport LA is more then likely a no go

    We have a grandchild due Mid April but we are thinking he will be here any day. I'm guessing my wife and mine anniversary the 7th. My wife thinks before then.

    Looks like my next one I can make will be May 27 Romp in the Swamp III, Lake Charles?

    #1181 2 years ago

    houston.craigslist.org link

    Went to this last year well kinda. Actually missed the swap meet but was there on the day afternoon/evening they had it.

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    #1185 2 years ago

    I know not a pinball but since Josh shared his find I had to share mine with the group. It's a 1954

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    #1187 2 years ago
    Quoted from Leakyfaucet:

    You got it? That's awesome! It's a beautiful color!

    Yes sir its at its new home and thanks earlier for the help with the "leakyfaucet" all is good now. I'll send you a pm on that game latter. We have a grandchild due any day so have a feeling I will be Shreveport bound at any time.

    #1212 2 years ago

    New grandson and Future pinball player Born yesterday 8 lbs. 11 oz. 20 1/2 inches long big boy.

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    #1218 2 years ago

    This Pickle?

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    #1226 2 years ago

    Congrats and that was fast but I guess by your 4th you know what you're doing

    #1230 2 years ago

    So I'm at Fort Leavenworth today working (site survey's). So I'm on my 4th building at the base and it happens to be a teen center and the communication closet is in the game room, pool table, air hockey and so on. I turn around and what do I see (a pinball)? Drove me nuts some kid had managed to get all of the balls loaded in the shooter lane and to many ball's (weight) to launch them to get them back loaded. I didn't want to lift the machine since I was there on work, but man I wanted to fix it so bad or ask if I could buy it.

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    #1233 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    Just hit the end of the shooter rod knob hard to jam it fwd to launch the balls out of the shooter lane.

    If I would have had time and if some one would have been in the building I could have talked with I would have tried to fix it for them, but I was being escorted by a base IT guy so he wasn't as fired up as I was to find a pinball machine. Cool to find that they had one in this teen center I hope it gets played when its working.

    #1239 2 years ago
    Quoted from Spg101:

    Saw a Pin Bot for sale. Guy would take $250 but apparently the head had been cut off at one point and it had no legs. I thought about it and I already have a basket case I'm working on and absolutely no time for that amount of soldering and heat shrink wrapping. Also who knows what was wrong with it prior to the head being severed?!?!?

    Depending the condition of the rest of the game playfield cab boards? I would be all over that deal and bring it back to life

    #1242 2 years ago

    So if your ever at Fort Riley here is a place to play 620 Fort Riley Blvd, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA. Games played great and were in great working condition

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    #1249 2 years ago

    Some good news for Pinball (if your mom or dad is in the Army) so today I'm at Fort Riley surveying and in the teen center a pinball machine. Today I was able to talk to one of the employees and she did say this one works and the kids do play it. She even said when a ball gets stuck the lift it up to get it unstuck. These are on free play. So two base and each had a pin in the teen center. Driving down to Fort Sill tomorrow so we will see if they have one? Cool to see pins in these teen centers.

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    #1256 2 years ago

    The mystery of the pinball machines on Post at the teen center has been solved. So No pinball machine at Fort Sill teen center , but I now know why. So it seems there is some standardization to the teen centers, learning room, technology room and so on, but there are a few rooms they can pick and Leavenworth and Riley chose game room so as part of their game room furniture packaging the get a pinball machine, How cool is that. Fort Sill did not pick a game room so no pin.
    Two more small bases to visit next week so I will see if they picked game room?

    #1258 2 years ago

    https://pinside.com/pinball/map/where-to-play/9883-jackson-s-coin-op-laundromat-amp-dry-cleaning-lawton-ok Thought I found a place to play at Fort Sill but game was inop

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    #1261 2 years ago
    Quoted from KingNine:

    I was already thinking of adding a small fee for the gumbo and supplies. I think we really need to to help defer cost of both now. What do you guys think is a fair amount for food?

    This is somewhat what I do for a living labor cost and project cost so just do the math. $5 each by 20 players is 100 bucks if that will cover your costs I would think that's cheap for some good food so if the tournament is 20 each charge 25 and say that includes food. If you get 30 people that's 150. If you know what your food cost is going to be divide that by your number of players to cover cost.

    #1263 2 years ago

    Now if your doing that "brisket" I have been reading about along with that good gumbo you may want to bump that cost up? Even at say $30 for the tournament and that included food (witch you had a lot off at your tournament I went to) that still wouldn't seem to expensive to me. 20 for tourney 10 for food all inclusive all pay weather they eat or not.

    #1269 2 years ago

    The only working game in town (that I can find) Lawton OK/Fort Sill

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    #1274 2 years ago

    Why does all this talk about wood have to be so hard? Ha ha just had to get a wood joke in...

    #1281 2 years ago
    Quoted from AvidListener:

    Good work finding a second machine in Lawton, JAHpinWizard
    Nice that you updated the pin map with the Fish Tales info/photos. I hope the missing flipper is a sign they are performing a repair.....

    What was odd was the Fish Tales was turned on but not playable. I guess they would do anything for a coin drop? I went in this morning and added the second location I found to the pin map so hopefully if any other pinsiders are ever in this area they can find this location easier.

    #1283 2 years ago

    Any one remember these?

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    #1284 2 years ago

    Gents is warm up at 10 or tournement start at 10? Slight chance I may be able to make it? And what happened with all the wood talk?

    #1291 2 years ago

    Thanks I saw the 10 on your face book link so was wondering. Probably won't be able to make it but wanted to know the times incase I can. For the new guys I encourage you to go. You can play a lot in warm ups and you never know how you will do until you give it a try. Plus it's pinball not just playing but pinball talk.

    #1311 2 years ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    Yes. and Yes.
    Most people bring a small cooler with their favorite beverage.

    No pics from today?

    #1320 2 years ago

    We are sorry to announce we are having to move the tournement dates again. Can the top 5 give us the days you have to work and can't make so we can pick one of those dates. Joking

    #1321 2 years ago

    My parents are down for a visit dad seem to be drawn to the EM

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    #1326 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    That gameroom is looking great.
    One might say it is itchin to host a pinball party and tournament.

    Quoted from Jodester:

    One might say that Mike...hint...hint...

    Thanks yes one is coming just need to figure out when? I know my wife and i have a few weddings to go to in June.

    #1327 2 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    How heavy are the EMs? I'd like to work something out to have one at the June 18th tourney somehow.

    The EMs are heavy but they can be moved around I won't say I do it all the time but I do it often enough. I should be able to bring one the wedding is the 17th so I should be able to make the 18th tournament.

    #1337 2 years ago

    Went ahead and finally ordered parts for Royal Flush yesterday. I'm going to try to have it all cleaned up and bring it for the tourney so you will have a EM. Ill keep you posted.

    #1339 2 years ago

    And the process has started. Tear down

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    #1341 2 years ago

    Wax on wax off then wax on again. I can't believe I got parts already today. Just ordered them way to go PBR. She's cleaning up nicely.

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    #1347 2 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    So, what are everyone's weekend pinball plans? I'm stuck in NOLA today, no pinball.

    I thought you kept a couple of games down there you must be working? No time to play

    Quoted from Jodester:

    I "get" to work this weekend Tiger. Nothing better than 24 hours of heaven at the hospital.
    On a side note, I finally put the new legs on Shadow and changed a couple of bad bulbs. Should be ready for its temporary new home soon.
    When it comes back home, I plan to put it up for sale. I need to shake up my collection again...

    That's a nice game

    #1356 2 years ago

    Josh congrats on Cyclone I know you have been wanting one. Also looks like you picked up Mikes Roller Games

    #1394 2 years ago
    Quoted from Spg101:

    Hey, my son is looking for a reasonably priced EM that's "interesting" if anyone finds one. I'm ok with a little work too. he absolutely loves Arcade's 2001. $500 or under depending on condition and operation. Looking forward to the "Romp in the Swamp"! Quin has really improved his bump and nudge skills after seeing Preston.

    There is a EM for sale in Lake Charles it was zukboy2002 (at one time) its a Williams Beat Time. Current Owner is asking $625 maybe one worth checking see if its something that would work for you? I think you could get that price down.

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    #1395 2 years ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    There is a EM for sale in Lake Charles it was zukboy2002 (at one time) its a Williams Beat Time. Current Owner is asking $625 maybe one worth checking see if its something that would work for you? I think you could get that price down.
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    #1398 2 years ago

    So my 2 cents find what you like. The older games score nickels dimes and 100's (5, 10 and 100's) the latter EMs are higher scoring and for me more fun 10, 100 and 1000's I really recommend you look up the lone star pinball museum go out there and play some games and find what you like. You can buy games to buy games like I do some times (can't pass on a deal) or find what you like. I'm still a EM buyer and do sell them from time to time. They can be fun to play and to fix.

    #1409 2 years ago
    Quoted from PavBall:

    We are exactly one month away from Romp in the Swamp III.

    Looking good for Royal flush to be in tourney. All is working, just ordered round 2 of parts this morning, a little more beautification top side on the playfield. And going to clean up the drops bottom side as one felt a little slugesh dropping.

    As long as its not raining I plan to bring a game (my pin hauler is a truck). I will come a little early so we can set it up, level it and so on.

    #1411 2 years ago
    Quoted from Spg101:

    Thoughts on a Gottlieb Circus project? The good: comes with keys, manual, new leds, and rubbers
    The bad: Game won't start and needs a new 4th player display, has a few flake spots on the back glass
    While I don't know pinball repair just from what I read I'm guessing acid damage $200-$300 repair and Display $300? Game looks pretty good for a 37 year old game, couple of cabinet scuffs but play field looks good? Quite a drive though and I don't think my pin skates will work. I think this is one of those big B@st@rds Dennis told me about.

    Quoted from Arcade:

    Hard to say without seeing it.
    But we used to own a Gottlieb super wide body Genie.
    Yes they are very very wide.
    Also be aware that the connectors for all the boards in the backbox usually need to be re done which is no small task.
    I have not checked to see if new boards or displays are still available for that game. I would google Gottlieb system 80 boards and displays and see what comes up.
    Gorgeous game though.

    I would agree Google parts to start. If you are looking for more of a learner pin I would go with a Bally SS, New MPU $200 driver board, lamp board all available. But like above be prepared to be repining some female connectors. Depending on title and condition you can pick some of these up for good deals some times.

    #1435 2 years ago
    Quoted from Jodester:

    An FYI for the group, I am putting Game of Thrones up for sale. It has lighted speaker grills with nice graphics in front, lighted flipper buttons, and mirror side blades. Game has no issues with insert ghosting,decals , or cabinet. I am asking $4900 with pics to follow in for sale thread.

    Nice pin and good seller if you're lucky he will even include a pin cup (or forget to take it off).

    #1439 2 years ago
    Quoted from Spg101:

    Well, there is a new addition to the collection. We bought an SS Solar Ride for $150. OP said it powered on but wouldn't play, when we got there it would power up and play... sweet! When we got it home not so much. We have started with the basics and my son is learning how to operate a DVOM. She doesn't work right now but seems like a deal. He wanted an EM machine and it's close, early SS. Here is a couple of pics while we diagnose. Oh, Leon., pin skates are freaking awesome!!!!

    Sounds like you guys found what you were looking for (a learning game) and got a good deal. There is a lot of good info out there such as this to help get it going http://www.pinrepair.com/sys1/ plus this site if you start a thread of what its doing/not doing you will get a lot of help. Start with fuses, voltages and then some of the repair stuff like board grounds and so on and you should have it up and working in no time. Also (speaking from experience on these older games) connections, connections, connections don't be afraid to redo them and look for cracked solder joints on the back sides of your boards and reflow them.

    #1444 2 years ago

    Nice score on Solar Rider the shape it's in and for $150 you can't beat that deal. Glad the others chimed in first on cleaning. I normally tear down the top side of the playfield start with mill wax then a few coats of carnauba wax if there is no ball swirl to deal with first, clean all the post plastics new rubbers and reassemble. But you game looks to be in nice shape so it may not need that deep of a cleaning.

    #1450 2 years ago

    Top side is done should be ready for the tourney

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    #1457 2 years ago

    Canton TX first Monday trade days

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    #1458 2 years ago

    Well hello Pinball machines what are you doing here? To bad I came in a car or I would have tried to buy and save you (if I had came in my truck).

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    #1459 2 years ago

    So I will just stock up on some more beer signs for now.

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    #1463 2 years ago

    Day 2 at Canton TX more beer signs now headed home stoping in Longview to eat and going to stop tomorrow and see the grandson in Shrevport.

    #1466 2 years ago

    Pinbot great game

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    #1489 2 years ago

    Tiger I maybe able to do some baked beans and bring to the tournament along with the EM. I cook them in my smoker so they should go really good with the brisket. My only issue is time we have a wedding to go to Saturday and I plan to leave my house early Sunday morning so we can get them EM set up at your place Pre the tournament.

    #1490 2 years ago

    Baked beans are taken care of ether going to put themy on the smoker when we get home from the wedding reception or get up early and start them. Ether way I'll bring them (smoked bake beens).

    #1499 2 years ago
    Quoted from spanks_4:

    Anyone's game room around 16'x30'?? trying to see how big the space is...

    Mine is a little over 16' wide by 30' inside diameter. If you're going portable building route keep in mind they normally go by outside diameter so a 16' wide isn't going to be 16 on the inside. You can go to my profile and look at my game room pics to get an idea of what space that will give you my door placement prevented me from putting 6 pins on my back wall so I have 5 and an arcade game where you see 3 pins I now have 4 there, plus a pool table.

    #1513 2 years ago

    Did some one say pinball tournament and needed an EM? Well it's in the truck and ready for Sunday

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    #1530 2 years ago

    Not pinball but where we are at today the bride is like a 4th daughter to my wife and I. Check out the flower girls dress.

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    #1531 2 years ago

    Starting my smoked meats early chicken, sausage and brisket

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    #1534 2 years ago
    Quoted from Spg101:

    Getting the smoker up to temperature.

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    #1535 2 years ago

    230 am beans are on the smoker

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    #1536 2 years ago

    Going back to bed

    #1561 2 years ago

    Romp in the Swamp III (a flip-en good time) thanks pavball and tigerlaw for putting this on. Thanks spg101 (AKA brisket) man if we weren't eating that food we were talking about like a farmer in his field Out Standing. Thank to pinball-is-great for running the tourney. If was a fun way to spend fathers day great people, great food and pinball.

    #1587 2 years ago

    Tiger post the results to IFPA for over flow tourney me and PAV did good we need our points...

    Trying to work out Houma now. Do I leave at 6 am or can I talk my wife into going and leave Friday night and spend the night somewhere close? TBD

    #1596 2 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Is the Mafia going to the Houma tourney? If so, y'all got room for a stowaway from LC?

    Is Jodster going?

    #1608 2 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Yea, I've been meaning to post the results of the overflow tourney. PavBall has been on my case about it. I'll get it done on Wednesday.

    Wednesday? Oh you didn't say what Wednesday okay enjoy your vacation and Pav have him upload these when you get back....

    #1616 2 years ago
    Quoted from Spg101:

    Hey, I have a chance to purchase a 2001. My son has been wanting one ever since our first tournament. Is $400 for this machine too high? He said it was working fine and then just stopped now just makes a humming sound. Looks rougher than I originally thought. guy is selling his whole collection.

    See if he is open to an offer? Start at a $200 and go up from there if you want it.

    #1624 2 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Sorry guys, I keep meaning to power up the CPU and get this done but then PavBall's family stuffs me with more food. It's a cycle.
    I'll get it done though gang. I promise!

    Let us know when you have posted them, thanks.

    #1633 2 years ago
    Quoted from Leakyfaucet:

    Off topic....
    Have any of you LA folks tried this?
    Pretty tasty.


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    #1634 2 years ago

    If you ever have a chance swing by and do their tour they are just of of I10 in Lacassine

    #1640 2 years ago

    Booked my room for HAAG Expo today. Was a little shocked last night, I have been going since about 2010 taking my wife and kids with me, my youngest daughter actually asked to go. Now I don't think this so much has to do with Pinball but maybe the fact that she will be turning 21 just before the Expo and she has been there before so she may want to partake in a adult beverage? My baby is no longer a baby.... Still cool she want's to do something with Mom and Dad.

    #1641 2 years ago

    this is cool these are my games that I took to the expo in 2011 sold the Quick Draw at the expo still have the Space Odyssey

    #1645 2 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Will do. It'll be this week for sure. We head back tomorrow.

    Get a chance to post the results?

    #1649 2 years ago
    Quoted from Jodester:

    Now I need to decide what to do with my spare pinball cash. Do I buy an Aerosmith or a Houdini or the infamous Star Wars...hmmm...

    The answer is yes. Buy them all.......

    #1658 2 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Yep, me too. What are the start times and what not?

    Its on the IFPA site

    Was hoping for sunshine so I could ride the bike down again this year, but looking like rain all week and weekend. Did get nailed with rain last year on the way down but the ride home was clear.

    #1674 2 years ago

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    #1683 2 years ago
    Quoted from Jodester:

    Very jealous
    So, Jason 1st, Mike 2nd, James 3rd?

    Correct with Henry coming in 4th and a pin golf battle between Josh and Henry with Josh winning after several tie breaker games

    #1691 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    Does anyone like any of these suggestions for the name of the side tournament for the Red River Replay event?.

    Henry's revenge. ( He will have home court advantage time for him to get his revenge).

    #1693 2 years ago

    Gents I'm selling a Bally X's and O's SS (solid state) working game need space http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=2822 and a Bally Knockout EM (Electro-mechanical) had a blown fuse when I got it, replaced the fuse started a game score reals reset game started blew fuse when I hit a target or rollover haven't trouble shot project game again need space to many games trying to downs size a little http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1392 for pics and pricing shot me a PM with your cell phone number they will be going up on CL at some point but for here GCPC and Pinside discounts will apply.

    #1700 2 years ago

    Mike I don't see the Houma pin golf results on IFPA? Should they be there, tourney results are there.

    #1703 2 years ago

    New shirt

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