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Help, Need some info please

By gcesafsky

8 years ago

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#1 8 years ago

Have a 1960 Gotlieb Wagon Train pin. Very nice playfield and original backglass. Recently the backglass was sealed, new playfield glass installed. Needs to be gone through, needs new rubber, minor work to play properly. All there unmolested, includes original diagrams and paperwork. Complete, has two coin mechs. Cabinet in good condition, minor rust to the metal in spots. Counter says 4100 plays. Does anyone have any good info on this pin? I'm new here and sort of inherited this machine. Worth restoring? What's the approx value as described? Is it a sought after machine? Rare? Nothing special? Any info would be great!!!

#2 8 years ago

Here's the IPDB entry:

Definitely a worthwhile game to bring back to life. If it's a nice original, also worth keeping it original.

Hard to assess value without pictures though.

#3 8 years ago

Thanks. I will try to put some pics up soon also as I'm probably more interested in selling it than restoring it. I'll leave the professional restoration to a professional...

#4 8 years ago

Ps, if I decide to pay to have it restored do you have any experience with pinball plus or pinball warehouse in MN?

#5 8 years ago
Quoted from gcesafsky:

pinball plus or pinball warehouse in MN

Both are great at service. I don't know if either one restores games.

LTG : )™

#6 8 years ago
Quoted from gcesafsky:

Ps, if I decide to pay to have it restored do you have any experience with pinball plus or pinball warehouse in MN?

I'm familiar with them, but they generally do solid states instead of EMs (Pinball Warehouse is more retail than repair though). Paying to have it restored could approach costing the value of the game.

It's fairly easy to get it running though, if generally complete. The rest is just cleaning.

#7 8 years ago

I even had one before.


#8 8 years ago

Nice!! Good info, thank you.

Anyone interested in the machine let me know and I'll send some pics. If nothing else I'll clean it all up, install new rubber and see what happens. Previous owner told me they stopped using it because it would intermittently shock a player. Sounds beyond my little to no knowledge of repair, but you never know I guess. As George McFly said, if you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything!!

#9 8 years ago

Where are you located?

#10 8 years ago

North Metro MN

#11 8 years ago

Ah, that's local to me then. I'd have some interest - you can reach me at [email protected]

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#12 8 years ago

Just to bring this full circle...

Still waiting on an apron decal from down under (and then I'll put the good score card in), and need to bead blast and repaint the original legs. But came up OK after the full rebuild otherwise.





#13 8 years ago

Looks like a cool pin. Love the apron artwork on that one!
I gotta find a woodrail.

#14 8 years ago

Wow, the Pinside resizing really makes the pictures grainy in preview mode. Clicking on them restores some of the resolution though.

#15 8 years ago

Looks great Dirt as always.

The images look alright to me but I did see this post. Probably related.


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