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Is it worth the trouble of rearranging your lineup?


By MK6PIN

2 years ago



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    #1 2 years ago

    I've had friends over a couple times now that have mentioned " changing the lineup" ( order games are setup, not new titles) would get more play on some machines, and might give all the titles a new "feel" , not being in the same spot.

    So before I go through the hassle, has anyone done this? Now that I have BM66LE, I'd like to drag my SM next to it, and then IM, making a " super hero" mini line.

    Curious of pinsiders input, as surely I'm not the first to think about it.....mark

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    #2 2 years ago

    Easier to get different friends.

    Especially if anything needs work or tweaking after the move.

    LTG : )

    #3 2 years ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Easier to get different friends.
    Especially if anything needs work or tweaking after the move.
    LTG : )

    Classic Lloyd at your best!!! Common sense should always prevail (I kind of wanted to try, but I've blamed being too lazy...I like your response better...who needs friends anyway)....

    #4 2 years ago
    Quoted from MK6PIN:

    I've had friends over a couple times now that have mentioned " changing the lineup" ( order games are setup, not new titles) would get more play on some machines, and might give all the titles a new "feel" , not being in the same spot.
    So before I go through the hassle, has anyone done this? Now that I have BM66LE, I'd like to drag my SM next to it, and then IM, making a " super hero" mini line.
    Curious of pinsiders input, as surely I'm not the first to think about it.....mark

    Yes, I have done this a couple of times every few years or so. Games were first arranged in order in which they were acquired...then by manufacturer and designer...then by theme...then by size to squeeze in one more game...

    #5 2 years ago
    Quoted from krivoap:

    then by size to squeeze in one more game...

    This reasoning I've definitely used in the past ( actually been doing some measuring for Alien, as my Son refuses to part with the stupid basketball free throw game....a perfect spot!!!).

    #6 2 years ago

    Are they on carpet?

    Those carpet sliders you can get at Home Depot make moving pins super easy. Makes nudging more fun, too!

    #7 2 years ago
    Quoted from Allibaster:

    Are they on carpet?
    Those carpet sliders you can get at Home Depot make moving pins super easy. Makes nudging more fun, too!

    Actually on tile in the main room, then concrete in game room ( converted garage). The rooms are connected ( same level, separated by 1 door) so may not be horrible, but they're pretty tight...

    #8 2 years ago

    When I added MMR and GB this past summer I shifted my lineup around so that games were in chronological order. It wasn't that big of a deal and actually makes it easier to explain to people the progression in technology design.

    #9 2 years ago

    I did it a couple times before I was happy and was glad I did. A couple games changed from the original planned lineup and it just bugged me they weren't lined up "correctly".

    However, I have a pinlifter dolly that made the job a whole lot easier.

    #10 2 years ago
    Quoted from jfh:

    However, I have a pinlifter dolly that made the job a whole lot easier.

    Think that's the only way I'm going to do it...if I do....what about those "pinskates" looking things that MARCO sells? Do they work ok? Looks like they'd be easier to store than the dolly ( take up less floor space, my shop isn't that big)

    #11 2 years ago

    Doesn't matter how you arrange it. Still the nicest collection in the SE imho.

    #12 2 years ago
    Quoted from Rondogg:

    Doesn't matter how you arrange it. Still the nicest collection in the SE imho.

    Thanks Ron...you're welcome back anytime!!!

    #13 2 years ago

    Changing the line up around is a good way to make things feel new and different

    #14 2 years ago

    We think that it is definitely worth the trouble. We moved ours around again last night! It is all part of the fun!

    #15 2 years ago
    Quoted from MK6PIN:

    Think that's the only way I'm going to do it...if I do....what about those "pinskates" looking things that MARCO sells? Do they work ok? Looks like they'd be easier to store than the dolly ( take up less floor space, my shop isn't that big)

    I took a tip from a guy I recently bought a pin from. He had ceramic tile floors and had all of his pins on the carpet sliders. I got home and tossed all my Harbor Freight three-wheel mini dollies in a box and bought a bunch of hardwood floor sliders. They work great; Of course, with all the money I spent on mini-dollies and my new sliders I could have bought one set of pin skates ( I have seen the skates in action and they are nice) but I would constantly be swapping the skates from pin to pin. With my pins on sliders, all I have to do is unplug the cord and move. I have my pins pushed up against the wall so inadvertent sliding is not a problem.

    I was worried that they might go out of level as the sliders compressed into working position but it has not been a problem.

    You can buy a set of four $10.00. Give them a try.

    #16 2 years ago
    Quoted from pinballaddicted:

    We think that it is definitely worth the trouble. We moved ours around again last night! It is all part of the fun!

    I think there in lies the challenge....no " we" for me...a solo effort if I did it....wait!!!....maybe those " friends" that suggested it could help....

    #17 2 years ago
    Quoted from MK6PIN:

    I think there in lies the challenge....no " we" for me...a solo effort if I did it....wait!!!....maybe those " friends" that suggested it could help....

    Yes, very lucky there. Pinball is my wife s passion too. Makes life and decisions very easy!

    #18 2 years ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    I bought a bunch of hardwood floor sliders.
    You can buy a set of four $10.00. Give them a try.

    I've got all mine on the rubber feet protectors....gotten used to the " solid" feel of the rubber on the tile for nudging, but for $10.00, might give them a try....

    #19 2 years ago

    I found that rearranging games can make them play totally different whether it's the difference in level ground or whatever.

    #20 2 years ago
    Quoted from pinballaddicted:

    Yes, very lucky there. Pinball is my wife s passion too. Makes life and decisions very easy!

    A lucky man you are indeed....I have a wife but she has no interest in the hobby ( but supports my enjoyment of them, so a win there)

    #21 2 years ago

    Since I have more games then room I usually rearrange my lineup every 6 months. But that's bringing different games in and games out. But i also like to rearrange my lineup every now and then with the same games. Kinda show case a few.

    #22 2 years ago
    Quoted from arcademojo:

    Since I have more games then room I usually rearrange my lineup every 6 months. But that's bringing different games in and games out. But i also like to rearrange my lineup every now and then with the same games. Kinda show case a few.

    Whew!!!....you are definitely an enthusiast....owning that many machines makes me tired just thinking about it....can barely keep up w my 10....pretty awesome!!!

    #23 2 years ago
    Quoted from MK6PIN:

    I've got all mine on the rubber feet protectors....gotten used to the " solid" feel of the rubber on the tile for nudging, but for $10.00, might give them a try....

    I have mine on rubber feet as well. I own enough carpet sliders for 5 pins and move them myself. Really didn't take too long. Headed down to Asheville mid June. Beautiful area.

    #24 2 years ago

    I've also used sliders in the past but I'd also recommend getting one of the cheap (~$120 on sale) lift carts from Harbor Freight for moving games around. It really makes it easy for moving things around on your own.

    #25 2 years ago
    Quoted from MK6PIN:

    Think that's the only way I'm going to do it...if I do....what about those "pinskates" looking things that MARCO sells? Do they work ok? Looks like they'd be easier to store than the dolly ( take up less floor space, my shop isn't that big)

    Pin skates are one of the first things I bought when I got into the hobby - simple, easy and fast. And of course they are less expensive than a dolly and take up a lot less room to store. They work great. I don't have the Marco ones, but they look similar.

    #26 2 years ago

    I used to put my "newest aquisition" as the first pin in the lineup you would see when you entered the room. Kinda been lazy about it now.

    #27 2 years ago
    Quoted from jfh:

    Pin skates are on of the first things I bought when I got into the hobby - simple, easy and fast. And of course they are less expensive than a dolly and take up a lot less room to store. They work great. I don't have the Marco ones, but they look similar.

    Correct me if I am wrong but don't you have to get down and your hands and knees to load the skates to the rear legs?. If you don't have to crawl around I stand corrected, but the thoughts of crawling around helped my decision to replace my rubber feet with sliders. As I said in another post, all I have to do is unplug the power cord and I'm ready to move; After I'm moved all I have to do is check for level and plug the cord back in. and I have not lost level, yet.

    #28 2 years ago

    I move mine around occasionally, but they're on laminate floor so it's not much of a task, just slide and relevel.

    #29 2 years ago

    I have moved mine around several times. Funny when I do, friends think I got new pins . I think it helps keep things fresh looking as well as gives me an opportunity to do some cleaning.

    #30 2 years ago
    Quoted from jfh:

    Pin skates are one of the first things I bought when I got into the hobby - simple, easy and fast. And of course they are less expensive than a dolly and take up a lot less room to store. They work great. I don't have the Marco ones, but they look similar.

    This was my thought...

    #31 2 years ago
    Quoted from yuriijos:

    I found that rearranging games can make them play totally different whether it's the difference in level ground or whatever.

    Even if it's not the leveling, I have noticed that the change in atmosphere from one side of the gameroom to the next can make a big difference in the experience of playing a certain title. Although I have settled into a preferred layout and lineup of where games sit, I like to shake it up every now and then. (Although some games will be in a few specific spots forever, I'd think!)

    #32 2 years ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    Correct me if I am wrong but don't you have to get down and your hands and knees to load the skates to the rear legs?.

    Somebody does, yes. I suggest offspring do that part ...

    As I said, I prefer the pinlifter. But skates will work. I originally tried sliders and didn't like them, but that's personal preference. These days, the skates are primarily to help movers get a pin to a truck.

    #33 2 years ago

    When I was younger, walking into an arcade and seeing the same lineup meant nothing new was added. It diminished the fun to be had. But in my cade today, I dont move things around unless I have to.

    #34 2 years ago
    Quoted from alleycat-pinball:

    When I move mine around my friends think I got new pins.

    I have only added one pin to my lineup since 2007 (Mustang Boss premium in 2014) and my wife keeps accusing me of having slipped some new games in without telling her. If I rearranged the room she would mistake more of my old pins for new.

    #35 2 years ago

    got my le sterns together- wd ,met, tron, gb, kiss, st

    got my early dmds totan, ss, tom, tz together

    #36 2 years ago

    I'll admit, some good thoughts here so far, but Lloyd's comment still getting the most likes...

    #37 2 years ago

    Ever since I picked up a harbor freight lift table I move my games around every few months. It only takes about 30 minutes to actually move the 10 I have. Re-leveling them however... that takes a little bit more time although my floor is pretty damn level in my game room.

    #38 2 years ago

    Its only 10 games, and how many do you really have to move? IMO, yes. It is bothering you enough to ask others the question.

    #39 2 years ago

    Yes - I am a big yea sayer in re-arranging the herd at least once a year.
    But no dragging across the floor - that can lead to adjustment city.

    Get a decent Penguin or better pinball dolly - raise them up - move them - set them down.

    #40 2 years ago
    Quoted from SealClubber:

    Its only 10 games, and how many do you really have to move? IMO, yes. It is bothering you enough to ask others the question.

    Not really bothering me, just weighing opinions on " is it worth the effort?"

    You're right though...in this case, to gain my " superhero" line, I only have to move 3, and slide 2 down. Biggest pita would be Spidey, as it's under the stairs, and took time to get it in there. Undercab lighting on all of them, so the pinskates might be the safest way, as I don't want to smash any LEDs ( to Lloyds point).

    #41 2 years ago

    You could open it up for lineup suggestions.

    Nice collection by the way.

    What config are they in?

    As for the question, I only have space for 5. Currently only at 3. Rearranging wouldn't be much of a hassle, yet I've never done it.

    #42 2 years ago
    Quoted from ectobar:

    You could open it up for lineup suggestions.
    Nice collection by the way.
    What config are they in?
    As for the question, I only have space for 5. Currently only at 3. Rearranging wouldn't be much of a hassle, yet I've never done it.

    Ok....3 pics attached...if I move them, I propose:

    Swapping SM with WCS

    Then putting IMVE next to it on the right, sliding TSPP and FGY down

    This way I have Superhero corner, keep cartoon themes together, and WCS is in a more prominent area

    4 in Main Room would stay the same for now....how would you arrange?

    Side note- AlienLE eventually in here, sort of think the option for BM66LE, WOZ, AlienLE ( future) would make a badass LCD lineup as well

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    #43 2 years ago

    Could potentially fit five in a row, putting BM66LE in the line, but a little tighter than I like.

    The spot it's in now was my original saved AlienLE spot, so the lit side panels would be exposed....

    I know...like I told Greg ( Rarehero)...or I could just get a life .....beyond work, kids and pinball

    #44 2 years ago

    It would definitely be a " battle of the toppers" if Spidey went in there...

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    #45 2 years ago

    Initial thought:

    I like WCS by itself. While playing hearing it yell GOAL! is always awesome. But when playing the pin next to it can be a bit much.

    Never saw those flipper button lights on the side of IM, very cool. You will lose some of their sweetness if you tuck them between some other pins or the wall.

    I think you win regardless. Fun game room.

    #46 2 years ago

    Yes, I had my reasons for it though.

    Does not happen often.

    #47 2 years ago

    There are 12 legitimate ways to order machines. No way is the right way.

    Since I have an eighties collection... And two rooms... I have them arranged by era by room, then by manufacturer within each room.

    The advantage is I can proclaim the 1981 room is much harder than the late 80s room, and then the Bally/Stem/Gottlieb row is harder than the Williams row. This is helpful information for newer players. Also, it makes giving a history lesson a bit easier if they are arranged "somewhat" by year...

    -mof

    #48 2 years ago

    If you don't occasionally move your Pins around, how in the hell are you ever going to get any exercise?

    #49 2 years ago
    Quoted from AJB4:

    If you don't occasionally move your Pins around, how in the hell are you ever going to get any exercise?

    Nudging Slow but steady! (Or maybe not so steady after all)

    #50 2 years ago

    I put my games in alphabetical order.
    Seems to work well that way...

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