Quoted from Gornkleschnitzer:
Part two of this story. There was something I absolutely HAD to do before I could let Matti rearrange the basement lounge, and it was very much the perfect time of the year to do it.
Shown here is a photo of me and the pinball machine I made - almost exactly twenty years ago, March 7, 2002.
As much as things change, some things just never do. Here is a photo of me and the pinball machine I made - today, March 11, 2022.
My grandma of course couldn't be in the second picture, but the photo on the desk fills in the memory. So get this... see those angle pieces sitting on the desk in the present-day photo? They are foamcore covered in tin foil. Now look at the older photo, specifically the left rear leg of the machine. Look familiar? While I was digging around the workshop room to see what I was getting with the house, I found my original pinball legs stored up in the rafters. My grandma had saved them for all this time.
As cozy as the room is, I can't really keep games in there. The ceiling is low enough to interfere with raising the playfield for service, and VB! will of course need lots more service, considering it still has only half its wiring. In other news, bringing one game down the stairs taught me the important details I need to iron out before I bring the rest down here. Volcano Blast is as light as an EM without a relay board, so the two of us were able to survive pushing back against gravity to get the game down the stairs on a cart. I will be constructing an entryway winch system for the rest of the games, as doing the same thing with TZ would probably result in catastrophic failure.
Awesome pics. With the passage of time, some things do not change.