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Let's see pics of game rooms!

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    #18601 36 days ago
    Quoted from gonzo73:

    Another Gottlieb Cutie.

    Gottlieb Pleasure Isle, 1965:

    https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=1832&picno=66837

    Next:
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    Oops, wrong thread

    #18602 36 days ago
    Quoted from CaptainNeo:

    how do those jack stands not eat holes in the carpet?

    It probably only weighs about 700lbs as it stands. The whole car will be around 1300lbs with 155hp when finished which will be fun!

    #18603 36 days ago
    Quoted from pinwiztom:

    Finally got around to bringing some of my EM pins back down to the basement, after getting a new floor installed.
    This basement side room will continue to be my retro EM pinball room as well as my place to store and archive my pinball manuals and vast pinball flyer collection.
    Below are a couple of pictures of those games with my new marmoleum floor finally installed.
    Not very pretty or custom or as nice as a lot of the other gamerooms in this topic thread,
    but it is what it is.
    I still have about 10 more pins to set back up in the basement, some of which will be Solid State pins,
    but i think I am leaning more toward EMs at the moment.
    [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]
    I a getting too old for this hobby, as I strained my back, while setting games up.
    If it were not for my nephew (in-law) helping
    it would not be possible to get these games set back up in the basement, let alone anywhere.

    Awesome! Something about EM's is captivating. The art, the sound.....I can almost smell this picture.

    Chris

    #18604 36 days ago
    Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

    .I can almost smell this picture.

    I love the small of EMs!! Especially when you open the coin door... I think it's all that brass they used... they should make a perfume like it!!

    #18605 36 days ago
    Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

    Something about EM's is captivating. The art, the sound.

    Yes, those 60s bells!
    At times, on one machine, after playing, turning it off, and opening the door to exit the room. It's faint,
    but the sound of the large bell is still in the air..

    #18606 35 days ago
    Quoted from pinballslave:

    I love the small of EMs!!

    EMs definitely do have a smell that is unique.

    #18607 35 days ago
    Quoted from yzfguy:

    It would drive me absolutely insane that that neon is spelled incorrectly.

    Unless he's actually an ally to pinball or pinball is an ally to him. The gameroom and pinball might be allies and that's what is meant by the neon sign

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    #18608 35 days ago

    So many badass game rooms !It’s real cool how everyone does they’re own thing .I’m finally back to finishing up my basement .I did most of 1/2 of it to get the machines down there now I’m full throttle on completion .Soooo much detail ,I built everything from scratch .I’m having a spat with my wife right now I want to mount the back end of a EL Camino In the home theatre area to lay in for movie nights .A junkyard bare bones rear ended of course but with tires and the rear window .What do you think ?It would come out of the wall by the slot machine with a fiber optic night sky ceiling above .

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    #18609 35 days ago
    Quoted from Kkoss24:

    .I’m having a spat with my wife right now I want to mount the back end of a EL Camino In the home theatre area to lay in for movie nights

    Love this idea

    #18610 35 days ago
    Quoted from A248410:

    Love this idea

    I know ,just like a drive in with the stars above .I’m going to let it be for now maybe send her on vacation somewhere and just do it .I can take the heat after the fact

    #18611 35 days ago

    The handbrake is correct on this one. You can make a better love nest than that.

    #18612 35 days ago
    Quoted from Kkoss24:

    .I’m having a spat with my wife right now I want to mount the back end of a EL Camino In the home theatre area to lay in for movie nights .]

    I think it's a cool idea, don't feel bad tho, my wife threatened divorce over my home theater idea, I wanted ours to look like a run down old $1 movie theater with seats that looked ripped and an always sticky floor. All my favorite movie memories are from seeing cult movies in crappy theaters. Wife put her foot down on that one.
    Good luck with the finish!
    B

    #18613 35 days ago
    Quoted from ZooDude:

    I think it's a cool idea, don't feel bad tho, my wife threatened divorce over my home theater idea, I wanted ours to look like a run down old $1 movie theater with seats that looked ripped and an always sticky floor. All my favorite movie memories are from seeing cult movies in crappy theaters. Wife put her foot down on that one.
    Good luck with the finish!
    B

    I hate the foot ! Lmao

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    #18614 35 days ago

    Just got my 1st pin a few weeks ago.

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    #18615 35 days ago
    Quoted from Glockshots:

    Just got my 1st pin a few weeks ago.
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    Congrats on your first pinball!

    Something tells me you like video games as well.

    #18616 35 days ago
    Quoted from Glockshots:

    Just got my 1st pin a few weeks ago.
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    Great space!!

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    #18617 35 days ago

    Semi video game related. Wife had these custom made for me. Brewing a heifweisen and Irish Red this weekend. Already made a christmas wheat beer ahead of the season not pictured.

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    #18618 35 days ago
    Quoted from Kkoss24:

    So many badass game rooms !It’s real cool how everyone does they’re own thing .I’m finally back to finishing up my basement .I did most of 1/2 of it to get the machines down there now I’m full throttle on completion .Soooo much detail ,I built everything from scratch .I’m having a spat with my wife right now I want to mount the back end of a EL Camino In the home theatre area to lay in for movie nights .A junkyard bare bones rear ended of course but with tires and the rear window .What do you think ?It would come out of the wall by the slot machine with a fiber optic night sky ceiling above .
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    What's the material you used for the walls and where did you get it? looks good

    #18619 35 days ago

    Cowabonga
    Nice room

    #18620 35 days ago
    Quoted from SunnRAT:

    Congrats on your first pinball!
    Something tells me you like video games as well.

    A little bit

    #18621 35 days ago
    Quoted from ZooDude:

    I wanted our home theater to look run down with ripped seats and an always sticky floor.

    Who is your interior designer, Paul Reubens?

    #18622 35 days ago
    Quoted from littlecammi:

    Who is your interior designer, Paul Reubens?

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    #18623 35 days ago

    I would buy each of those glass’s

    #18624 35 days ago

    If you want to see how old cars are converted to interior seating areas, look at the website for Pete’s Garage (bar and grill) in Monroe Michigan. Awesome stuff.

    #18625 35 days ago
    Quoted from Kkoss24:

    I’m having a spat with my wife right now I want to mount the back end of a EL Camino In the home theatre area to lay in for movie nights .A junkyard bare bones rear ended of course but with tires and the rear window .What do you think ?It would come out of the wall by the slot machine with a fiber optic night sky ceiling above .

    I think it's a shame how some wives dampen the enthusiasm for seeing through cool ideas like this... but as they say, happy wife, happy life... something like that...

    Quoted from Pinwiz1985:

    Wife had these custom made for me.

    Now that's a wife who understands a man's needs...!

    #18626 35 days ago
    Quoted from pinballslave:

    I think it's a shame how some wives dampen the enthusiasm for seeing through cool ideas like this... but as they say, happy wife, happy life... something like that...

    I believe the saying is...woman in line, all is fine.

    #18627 35 days ago
    Quoted from hlaj78:

    If you want to see how old cars are converted to interior seating areas, look at the website for Pete’s Garage (bar and grill) in Monroe Michigan. Awesome stuff.

    Is that place still around? We used to go there in the early 90's and play pinball on the 2nd floor. We loved sitting and eating inside those old fashioned cars.

    #18628 35 days ago
    Quoted from Kkoss24:

    I know ,just like a drive in with the stars above .I’m going to let it be for now maybe send her on vacation somewhere and just do it .I can take the heat after the fact

    Yep, always better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission...

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    #18629 35 days ago

    ( I built a 2 story game room, have it full of new and vintage machines , did an insane amount of work on everything, it’s truly a masterpiece for what I was trying to accomplish).

    My wife recently told me she doesn’t want a juke I’ve been slowly working on, and now she wants a record console cabinet. No big deal...

    Fixing stuff is right up my alley, so I suggested we buy a nice one (whichever she wants) that needs internals fixed, so we could save a little money and modernize it a little.

    She said,” let’s get one that’s ready to go, no projects”, then she saw price tags, and consented and we bought a nice cabinet.

    She explained it like this... Daddy spent 2 years building on and off while mommy felt like a single parent, then when a project isn’t going well, daddy is grumpy and his mind is on the project and nothing else. She says sometimes it’s not the money, but the time and frustration mitigation that is the value.

    I’ve learned a few things through this process over the years.

    Toys change shape with the age of my kids, and they’re getting more expensive correlated to the fun we want to have.

    Kids are getting more mobile and better at sports, time with them is more important than fixing issues in the game room, and I’ll find pockets of time to get gameroom issues fixed in different ways.

    Getting my wife involved in the drama of a sale of a game and giving her a cut of the sale, even if I’m losing money overall is always a win (and she feels better about future transactions all around)

    Some sacrifices have to be made... not for the financial part necessarily, but for the time it’s going to cost acquiring and dealing with a new idea or game.

    Life is good, we will continue to learn and grow, but the best reward is the outcome of my family with me improving myself as a dad and husband and leader of my family.

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    #18630 34 days ago
    Quoted from pinlink:

    What's the material you used for the walls and where did you get it? looks good

    That’s just pre primed shiplap from Menards

    #18631 34 days ago
    Quoted from Kkoss24:

    That’s just pre primed shiplap from Menards

    If your going to use these, paint them first or at least the TnG.It sucks painting in the groove after hung .Live and learn

    #18632 34 days ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    ( I built a 2 story game room, have it full of new and vintage machines , did an insane amount of work on everything, it’s truly a masterpiece for what I was trying to accomplish).
    My wife recently told me she doesn’t want a juke I’ve been slowly working on, and now she wants a record console cabinet. No big deal...
    Fixing stuff is right up my alley, so I suggested we buy a nice one (whichever she wants) that needs internals fixed, so we could save a little money and modernize it a little.
    She said,” let’s get one that’s ready to go, no projects”, then she saw price tags, and consented and we bought a nice cabinet.
    She explained it like this... Daddy spent 2 years building on and off while mommy felt like a single parent, then when a project isn’t going well, daddy is grumpy and his mind is on the project and nothing else. She says sometimes it’s not the money, but the time and frustration mitigation that is the value.
    I’ve learned a few things through this process over the years.
    Toys change shape with the age of my kids, and they’re getting more expensive correlated to the fun we want to have.
    Kids are getting more mobile and better at sports, time with them is more important than fixing issues in the game room, and I’ll find pockets of time to get gameroom issues fixed in different ways.
    Getting my wife involved in the drama of a sale of a game and giving her a cut of the sale, even if I’m losing money overall is always a win (and she feels better about future transactions all around)
    Some sacrifices have to be made... not for the financial part necessarily, but for the time it’s going to cost acquiring and dealing with a new idea or game.
    Life is good, we will continue to learn and grow, but the best reward is the outcome of my family with me improving myself as a dad and husband and leader of my family.[quoted image][quoted image]

    Great job bud .Yes it is a ton of time but well worth it for all in the end …….Hopefully

    #18633 34 days ago
    Quoted from Pinwiz1985:

    Semi video game related. Wife had these custom made for me. Brewing a heifweisen and Irish Red this weekend. Already made a christmas wheat beer ahead of the season not pictured.
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    I’d love to see how you handle the backend of that many taps.

    #18634 34 days ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    ( I built a 2 story game room, have it full of new and vintage machines , did an insane amount of work on everything, it’s truly a masterpiece for what I was trying to accomplish).
    My wife recently told me she doesn’t want a juke I’ve been slowly working on, and now she wants a record console cabinet. No big deal...
    Fixing stuff is right up my alley, so I suggested we buy a nice one (whichever she wants) that needs internals fixed, so we could save a little money and modernize it a little.
    She said,” let’s get one that’s ready to go, no projects”, then she saw price tags, and consented and we bought a nice cabinet.
    She explained it like this... Daddy spent 2 years building on and off while mommy felt like a single parent, then when a project isn’t going well, daddy is grumpy and his mind is on the project and nothing else. She says sometimes it’s not the money, but the time and frustration mitigation that is the value.
    I’ve learned a few things through this process over the years.
    Toys change shape with the age of my kids, and they’re getting more expensive correlated to the fun we want to have.
    Kids are getting more mobile and better at sports, time with them is more important than fixing issues in the game room, and I’ll find pockets of time to get gameroom issues fixed in different ways.
    Getting my wife involved in the drama of a sale of a game and giving her a cut of the sale, even if I’m losing money overall is always a win (and she feels better about future transactions all around)
    Some sacrifices have to be made... not for the financial part necessarily, but for the time it’s going to cost acquiring and dealing with a new idea or game.
    Life is good, we will continue to learn and grow, but the best reward is the outcome of my family with me improving myself as a dad and husband and leader of my family.[quoted image][quoted image]

    Wow, she’s a beut! What brand is it? I have my dads Airline that he bought new in ‘68 or ‘69.

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    #18635 34 days ago
    Quoted from Spitfiren8:

    Wow, she’s a beut! What brand is it? I have my dads Airline that he bought new in ‘68 or ‘69.[quoted image][quoted image]

    Gorgeous!

    Mines a late 60’s solid state RCA victor 72”

    I’m trying to decide on what tube amp to upgrade to, it has to stay concealed, but I’m trying to get a little more power and warmth, Also want to incorporate Sonos in and out, should be a fun challenge

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    #18636 34 days ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    Gorgeous!
    Mines a late 60’s solid state RCA victor 72”
    I’m trying to decide on what tube amp to upgrade to, it has to stay concealed, but I’m trying to get a little more power and warmth, Also want to incorporate Sonos in and out, should be a fun challenge
    [quoted image]

    Very nice. Mine has been inop for decades . Its on the list of to do’s….

    #18637 34 days ago
    Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

    I’d love to see how you handle the backend of that many taps.

    What do you mean exactly? Cleanup? Sleeping off fhe hangover? Lol. Futon couch right around the corner, and snack bar/diner for food to sober up haha. I included the "back end" of the keezer that has all the CO2/nitrogen beergas and pump setup for the glass rinser. Not sure if that is what you meant.
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    #18638 34 days ago
    Quoted from Glockshots:

    Just got my 1st pin a few weeks ago.
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    Congrats, Tmnt is a great game and fun first pin. You are a serious gamer, btw! That gaming area is bonkers.

    #18639 34 days ago

    I’m curious where everybody gets their diner table/bench setup? Is that something I need to flea market, or are there actual suppliers?

    #18640 34 days ago
    Quoted from Pinwiz1985:

    What do you mean exactly? Cleanup? Sleeping off fhe hangover?

    Sorry. I meant how do you keep 16 barrels and their line sets cold?

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    #18641 34 days ago

    Some updated photos from a party last night. Still a lot to finish off in the main part of the basement, but figuring out what works and what doesn't with different layouts. We have a few more walls to knock down and add a bar.

    A work in progress...

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    #18642 34 days ago
    Quoted from KingBW:

    Some updated photos from a party last night.

    Nice layout. Next time someone tells me to go to Hell I won't be offended.

    #18643 33 days ago

    Some updated photos from a party last night. Still a lot to finish off in the main part of the basement, but figuring out what works and what doesn't with different layouts. We have a few more walls to knock down and add a bar.
    A work in progress...

    Besides the neon, the fireplace really sets your place apart. Very nice!

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    #18644 33 days ago
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    #18645 33 days ago

    Love the brick. Thinking about doing that on 1 or 2 walls when I do mine.

    #18646 33 days ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    I’m curious where everybody gets their diner table/bench setup? Is that something I need to flea market, or are there actual suppliers?

    These guys are about 45 mins. south of me. Custom is their middle name, and the quality is amazing.
    Free shipping I believe currently for orders over $1K.
    We bought a 6' bar years ago from them, and that thing is solid maple and weighs 600 lbs.

    At that time (and probably still now) they use original old engineering drawings they got from a 1950s' diner furniture manufacturer, to fab from.

    https://barsandbooths.com/

    #18647 33 days ago
    Quoted from Spitfiren8:

    Wow, she’s a beut! What brand is it? I have my dads Airline that he bought new in ‘68 or ‘69.[quoted image][quoted image]

    Wow that's great, Airline?
    I think it's the same model my parents had.

    #18648 33 days ago
    Quoted from twoplays25c:

    These guys are about 45 mins. south of me. Custom is their middle name, and the quality is amazing.
    Free shipping I believe currently for orders over $1K.
    We bought a 6' bar years ago from them, and that thing is solid maple and weighs 600 lbs.
    At that time (and probably still now) they use original old engineering drawings they got from a 1950s' diner furniture manufacturer, to fab from.
    https://barsandbooths.com/

    Fantastic, thanks!

    #18649 33 days ago
    Quoted from phillyfan64:

    Love the brick. Thinking about doing that on 1 or 2 walls when I do mine.

    Thanks!
    This is the brand I used. It worked perfect. Easy to instal.

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    #18650 33 days ago
    Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

    Sorry. I meant how do you keep 16 barrels and their line sets cold?

    Keezer as you know is a chest freezer with a temp controller on it keeping it between 38-41F. The lines and barrels stay cold with a 3 inch bilge fan moving the cold air inside from bottom to top. The 2x10 collar is insulated. There is a controller keeping the fan at a slow speed. A magnetic reed switch on the lid operates a DPDT relay so when the lid is closed the fan is on, and lid open turns on an LED 5050 strip for light inside. No beer foaming as the operating pressure, carbonation level is balanced with the line length/diameter. So no co2 comes out of solution.

    Hope this helps!

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