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How close can I put my games - setting up gameroom


By marksf123

88 days ago



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  • Latest reply 85 days ago by jawjaw
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    #1 88 days ago

    I am finally getting my gameroom back together after moving from San Diego about 3 yrs ago. I had a 3 car garage in San Diego and now struggling with a 2 car garage.

    I am trying to squeeze 1 more game along the wall. I think it can fit but the games will be very close (almost touching each other). I have a Star Wars LE coming, would like to trade out the MB for a Deadpool Premium. Also at the back wall of the garage I need to put the ACNC that I have on order. It would go with the back against the white tool box. Only one person would be able to play the ACNC or AFM as they would be too close together but that is ok. I also have lots of stuff to put on the wall (3 light boards, Big Bang Bar neon, pinsanity pictures) but that is a lesser problem. The jigsaw would move upstairs to my office and the BSD is getting restores.

    Thoughts on the games being so close and does this sound like it would work? Also to complicate things I keep my 67 Camaro in the garage too.

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    #2 88 days ago

    Since many Pinsiders are in Texas, I'll give my 10 cents worth.

    Do you nudge and shake your games while playing them? Leave room for that, as the sides of the heads touching will cause rubbing damage.
    Do you have many players over to enjoy your collection? Leave room for hand movement between the games. At the backbox leave around a five inch gap.

    If you are the only one enjoying the games, and you do not nudge or shake the game then set up the games with at least a 1 inch gap. You will need room to slide the games out for service.

    #3 88 days ago

    I would put 7 games on that wall maximum.

    #4 88 days ago

    Get ready for the humidity!

    #5 88 days ago

    Do what I did sell the classic car then you can fit atleast 7 more games in.

    #6 87 days ago

    And ,I know this is a operators choice,but,it seems your Bat signal is backwards!!!!

    #7 87 days ago
    Quoted from Mitch:

    Do what I did sell the classic car then you can fit atleast 7 more games in.

    Yeah - the car might go but not necessarily to put in more games. I might want to go with a newer sports car.

    Quoted from hawkmoon:

    And ,I know this is a operators choice,but,it seems your Bat signal is backwards!!!!

    I wasn't sure if there was a correct orientation for the bat signal.

    #8 87 days ago

    It looks upside down from player perspective. Great lineup of pins by the way

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    #9 86 days ago

    What’s the car , please sir

    #10 86 days ago

    My guess is a 1967 Camaro. The 67s were the only one that had the wing window.

    #11 86 days ago

    Now that I looked at his Avatar Bingo!

    #12 86 days ago

    Move the games where they belong. In the house!

    #13 86 days ago
    Quoted from Londonpinball:

    What’s the car , please sir

    1967 Camaro

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    #14 86 days ago
    Quoted from 2manypins:

    Move the games where they belong. In the house!

    I have done that before and did not like them in the house but that is my preference. I have a pretty nice Air Conditioner and epoxy floor in the garage and I might add a dehumidifier if needed. I guess it limits how many games I can buy which is not a bad thing. I just need to figure out how to squeeze in one more game. Like I said, I have SW coming and debating about trading my MB for a DP Prem. The MB is really nice as I restored the whole game (new playfield, plastics, decals, chrome, nicest painted toys that I have ever seen) but that is the only 1 game I think that can go from my lineup as I have MMr and AFM. And I have an ACNC on order but that is not coming for a while so have a little time to figure this out. I kind of agree that the wall make sense for 7 games and taking out the Rockola Jigsaw and spreading them out a little better but I am going to try to squeeze the SW in when I get it and see how it fits. If it doesn't fit then I can move it to the back wall for now and will have to figure out what to do with the ACNC.

    #15 86 days ago

    Can you put the pins on the long back wall and put the car on skates so you can turn it sideways?

    #16 86 days ago

    Whatever you do, don't sell the car!

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    #17 86 days ago

    Why don't you keep the car outside and cover it?

    #18 86 days ago
    Quoted from bladerunner:

    Why don't you keep the car outside and cover it?

    The Florida heat would destroy it's interior.

    #19 86 days ago

    You sir, have a beautiful car!!

    #20 86 days ago
    Quoted from 0geist0:

    The Florida heat would destroy it's interior.

    I guess it is time to design a car AC system that is on a timer during the daylight hours

    #21 86 days ago
    Quoted from 2manypins:

    You sir, have a beautiful car!!

    It is beautiful! How many chicks per gallon do you get out of that beast?

    #22 86 days ago

    cars>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>pinball.

    you WILL NOT put that car outside. and you need to join the village.

    http://www.villagebbs.com/forum/index.php

    #23 86 days ago
    Quoted from youdontknowme:

    cars>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>pinball.
    you WILL NOT put that car outside. and you need to join the village.
    http://www.villagebbs.com/forum/index.php

    Hmm...I'm going to have to dig deep to find the dialup number for that BBS again....been a while.

    #24 86 days ago
    Quoted from 2manypins:

    You sir, have a beautiful car!!

    Thanks

    Quoted from bladerunner:

    Why don't you keep the car outside and cover it?

    That is really not an option for me - Florida sun, heat and rain take a toll on older cars. Plus my driveway is not very big and hard to put several cars on it.

    Quoted from Only_Pinball:

    Whatever you do, don't sell the car!

    I probably won't sell it as I do enjoy it and put some money getting it just the way I like it. It is just don't really have much time to use it as I have been working on the house, setting up the gameroom to play some pinball, also have a camper and 2 boats with my brother a 28 ft Contender and a new 18 Hewes Redfisher but still trying to find time to use them.

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    #25 86 days ago

    Keep the car, sell the boats, buy another car with your brother.

    #26 86 days ago

    Love the car , what price would one like that go for in today market ?

    #27 86 days ago

    Twin 300 , hope you buy gas stocks

    #28 86 days ago

    Close enough together to allow nudging/2 people playing. You can pull them out to work on them. I have similar, pins up each side and park my 70 VW Karmann Ghia in the middle.

    #29 86 days ago

    Don’t sell the car !!! put a ceiling fan in the garage to keep the air circulating ! it’s easy ... tie off the electric from the garage door opener . i’ve lived in florida for 46 years , and had a ceiling fan in every garage of each house i’ve owned .And have had classic cars . never kept pinballs in the garage . they really belong in the A/C .

    #30 86 days ago
    Quoted from NovaNut66:

    Don’t sell the car !!! put a ceiling fan in the garage to keep the air circulating ! it’s easy ... tie off the electric from the garage door opener . i’ve lived in florida for 46 years , and had a ceiling fan in every garage of each house i’ve owned .And have had classic cars . never kept pinballs in the garage . they really belong in the A/C .

    I might add a ceiling fan but the garage is air conditioned. I keep it on all the time.

    Quoted from 0geist0:

    Keep the car, sell the boats, buy another car with your brother.

    My brother would think I was crazy with that suggestion - my brother without a boat is like a fish without water.

    #31 86 days ago
    Quoted from marksf123:

    I might add a ceiling fan but the garage is air conditioned. I keep it on all the time.

    My brother would think I was crazy with that suggestion - my brother without a boat is like a fish without water.

    Here's you answer to that...lol

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    #32 85 days ago

    Anything less than about 8 inches between opposing flipper buttons gets a little tight. The rest of it will depend on the back box type.

    #33 85 days ago

    That sweet Camaro belongs in garage! Can't believe the comments about kicking it to the curb like it's some minivan. Move that Jigsaw game out of there and keep 7 games max along that wall. You could squeeze in another but then you will have to worry about them hitting each other and be a pain doing any work/maintenance. I guess you could pull one out to do any work but too risky damaging sides on those nice games.

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