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    #1422 6 years ago

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    Quoted from SteveFury:Everyone has some great points about tile versus wood flooring. One thing rarely considered is the way flooring dramatically effects the acoustics of a room.
    Me, personally I prefer tile to be in certain areas such as kitchens and bathrooms because there's not a whole lot of noise sources a person would want to pay attention to. A dramatically contrasted example would be a tile floor in a home theater. In that case you have two or more sound sources which you definitely don't want multiple room reflections.
    I am not sure if a room full of pins in a highly acoustically reflective room would be versus a lesser one regarding someone who may be sensitive to the noise. I only have two pins and they are EM. If I had a choice in designing a game/entertainment room it would most surely have flooring of thick carpet and I'll do some kind of sound absorbing wall treatment. An acoustically "dead" room naturally sounds warmer and more inviting than its opposite.

    I'm with you on this one, you have to have some sound absorption in the room. With all the sounds of pins, music and people the room would sound like Grand Central Station and drive everyone crazy. My basement walls and ceiling are bare so I'm putting carpet down which should help some. // Error: Image 112428 not found //

    #1424 6 years ago
    Quoted from Joshmx19:

    Nothing special just games

    Nothing like a dark room with nothing to light it with but pins.

    #1431 6 years ago
    Quoted from rotordave:

    I just finished wiring up my new gamesroom yesterday.
    Except the floor sockets, they have to wait till the carpet goes down.
    Should fit 100 in here according to my drawings.
    rd.

    You have got to be kidding me.

    #1432 6 years ago
    Quoted from Gov:

    Well....my tiny space really pales in comparison to most here, but it is what I have to work with :-/ Maybe one of these days I can have an amazing space like some of you guys.
    My modest collection.....1 pin, 1 video, 1 sim racing rig
    I have been sim racing competitively for over 10 years now. It even led to me and my brother buying a SCCA racecar and racing for real. We have been doing that sparingly over the last few years. I also built my steering wheel interface and my hydraulic pedals.
    Sorry for the crappy panoramic picture, I don't have a cool iPhone

    LOVE IT!!! Can I drive?

    #1435 6 years ago
    Quoted from BOBCADE:

    I documented my addition here on pinside (search pin room tips) and I'm finally ready to post a short video of my room. We haven't built the bar yet but it will replace the stereo rack and I plan to pull the couch out then and use 2 single loungers.
    Here's the vid
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    One speaker is out of place because I was working on DESW (recent buy in bundle from ex-op)and forgot to move back before shooting.

    VERY nice. I'll bet the house rule is no pin playing while the movie is on

    #1446 6 years ago
    Quoted from ChrisS:

    Finally got around to taking some new pics.
    chris

    Very nice and enough room to roam.

    #1456 6 years ago
    Quoted from Guinnesstime:

    Limited space here, but the boys and I have The Man Cave set. (I have room for 2 more max without bumping into the living area on the other side. I'd like to finish the ceiling, but then I'd have to remove toppers if I ever got FT, WH2O, HS, etc, so I'm debating)

    Just paint the ceiling flat black, my room is like yours and that's what I'm gonna do.

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    #1578 6 years ago
    Quoted from OHEMIO:

    Wow you guys and gals have great game rooms. I'm more of an EM guy but here's my current line up...

    You got some head room there my friend and a lot of work ahead of you to fix it up. Wish I had that much sq. ft.

    #1579 6 years ago
    Quoted from Hwawonyu:

    Fun night for the kids. My daughters bday party.

    Nice. 10ft ceilings?

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    #1664 6 years ago
    Quoted from altan:

    I've moved some pins around and decided to take a couple of pictures. This is the only one I liked. This angle allowed me to get all of my pins in one picture.
    ... Altan
    (Some of you know, but there is a little trick going on here also...)

    It's all in the mirrors. Great idea.

    #1665 6 years ago

    Here's a pic. of my work in progress. You can barely make out 2 pins in the picture.

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    #1768 5 years ago
    Quoted from Pinballgeek:

    I prefer t3 although people give it bad rep
    T3 has a much deeper ruleset than t2
    More dot matrix animation
    Plus a RPG Backbox toy
    And still designed by Steve Richie who designed t2

    I just bought the HUO T3 that was for sale here on the forum Market Place. From video I liked what I saw and heard so I hope your right. That makes 10 for me and I'm full up.

    #1769 5 years ago

    Now that the pool table is sold (buyer picking up the rest of it tomorrow) all I have to do is move the water heater, add some electrical and carpet and the "Game Dungeon" will be ready for the games. This pic. is only about half the room. 8 pins will be along the back wall and the wall that the pool table is leaning on there will be a 6ft bar and 2 arcade games. On the opposite wall there will be 2 pins and a sit down driving game. Not pictured is a 10x12ft room that will have an 80in. 3D tv and the surround system. Half the fun of having your own game room is the planning and building of it.

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    #1782 5 years ago
    Quoted from Pinballgeek:

    http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/terminator-3
    This will give you some ideas for LEDs for ya pin

    Thanks...it's all ready fully led'd. Gonna have to see if I like how it's done.

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    #1860 5 years ago
    Quoted from bigduke6:

    After years of service I'm sorry to say that my garage bar is officially closing, but there is a new family/pin room being built in northern Wisconsin as we speak!

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    Selling the house?

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    #1946 5 years ago
    Quoted from GimpMaster:

    Here are more pictures of the media room. I watched 3 movies in it yesterday since I was getting over a cold. Notice the anamorphic lens. Makes movies that much cooler when you get to watch them without the letterbox.
    Also its RGB rope lighting, but we paused it for the pictures. Wife is an interior designer and is updating her portfolio on Houzz that is why I had these lying around to post.

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    You have got to be kidding me!!! How many sq. ft. is that room? BEAUTIFUL!!

    #1947 5 years ago
    Quoted from billsfanmd:

    embarrassed to post mine after that theater room...My gameroom is in basement. 6 pins and 2 vids and hoping for another pin this week.

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    That looks pretty big. Nice and cozzy looking.

    #1948 5 years ago
    Quoted from Malibu-SS:

    Here is my garage gameroom as of Nov12,2013

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    43 pins, that has got to be one big ass garage. You got your own nuke reactor to power it all. NICE!!!

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    #2088 5 years ago
    Quoted from JeffZee:

    I posted a few pictures a while back, but now I finally settled on a lighting scheme after a few years of tinkering. I use chrome bathroom light bars fitted with colored compact spiral fluorescents. The bulbs have an interesting shape and provide some mellow color. I found racks of these bathroom fixtures for $5 to $15 at Habitat for Humanity stores. There's a soffit running the length of the room and I found I could mount lights on the sides of the soffit without causing glare on any pinball playfield glass or backglass. Shorter people see a bit of glare at the top of the backglasses, but it's not too bad. Altogether I have three eight-bulb light bars on each side of the soffit for a total of 48 bulbs in red, yellow, green and blue. I don't know how to get decent pictures of the effect. In real life the color and shape of the bulbs are plainly visible and there's a neat alternating color effect down the center of the room. Yet the colors combine to light the games in a more even white. I like it.

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    That's a great Idea. Now if you put black light bulbs in that would be 480 watts per bar and with 6 bars that would be 2880 watts of black light. That room would really GLOW.

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    #2107 5 years ago
    Quoted from mario_1_up:

    I have to finish the ceiling and thought about putting some black lights in. Not a lot of them just enough to make the floor pop but not making everyone's teeth glow.

    Be prepared to get A LOT of them. My room is about 600sf and I have 12-15 watt (60 watt eq screw in bulbs which lights up the room nice when 10 of my games are on. But the bl has a hard time reaching under the games and it looked wanting so I put a 22in. bl tube light under each and now it looks like the games are "floating" on the bl carpet. It really looks cool. So that's a total of 22 bl bulbs at 15 watts each = 330 watts of bl for a 600 or so sq. ft. room without peoples teeth glowing. If you have a tall ceiling you would need half again that many. Don't even think about the regular incandecent bl bulbs, they generate way to much heat and, I think, don't give off very much bl and they use 60 watts of electricity.

    #2110 5 years ago

    My ceiling is unfinished and painted flat black above the games to prevent any glare on the pin glass and I have 6 of these fixtures (see Fixture1 pic) in the room, I'm thinking of adding 2 or 3 more. Fixture2 pic shows the 22in long bulb that is under each game. Total cost so far is about $200. If your ceiling is finished you might want to get the 4 or 8ft fixtures. You can get a good package deal on these on ebay. Are you going with bl carpet? I love it and so do my guests. I can refer you to the place I bought mine.

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    #2112 5 years ago
    Quoted from Hashman:

    Geez I wish I had the space some of you guys have!

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    Looks like a good size room to me. How many sq ft is it? Move the tv and there's 3 more games. I wish I had your ceiling height.

    #2125 5 years ago
    Quoted from Fast-Ed:

    Mine has black lights on the ceiling. Ed

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    I like the "look" you gave the room, makes it a nice place to "escape" to to have fun. I went with the same look, makes me feel like I'm at an Arcade not down by basement.

    #2126 5 years ago
    Quoted from hlaj78:

    Black lights and a juke box to play Pink Floyd. You only need one more thing. What?

    2 more things, the other one being a keg. Nothing like a good black light kegger.

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    #2129 5 years ago
    Quoted from John_I:

    Here is an HDR picture of the main row in my new game room.

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    Nice row, I have 8 in my main line too. I have black light carpet also and found the bl doesn't reach under the games very well so I put a 22in. bl bulb under each game and it lights it so well it looks almost like the games are floating on the carpet. Looks like you have a good size room with a nice clear span.

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    #2133 5 years ago
    Quoted from ThatGuy:

    Updated picture after 2 pins left the room. But, one more is coming in.

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    Ohhhh a sit down Star Wars game. NICE.

    #2134 5 years ago
    Quoted from PinballManiac40:

    These picture are from a year ago..line up changed a few times since then.

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    Nice GR and great games.

    #2137 5 years ago
    Quoted from Dbaum88:

    Here's a few pics of my man cave and my wife's library too, converted for one night.

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    Nice. Wish I had the ceiling height and wall space you have.

    #2144 5 years ago
    Quoted from John_I:

    Just posted a quick video of the first party in my new room. We had nine pins, one vid and eight people. This was a trial run for many future parties which hopefully will be bigger. 2001 and Ms Pacman/Galaga not pictured. I will have a few more EMs in the room in the near future including Target Alpha and Volley.
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    I play mine in the dark too. Looks like you could really use those 22in. bl lights under your games too. That would really make that carpet pop.

    #2145 5 years ago
    Quoted from Dbaum88:

    I may have overdone it with arcade marquees, framed flyers and backglasses. Lol.

    Not at all, I like it.

    #2148 5 years ago
    Quoted from rai:

    Don't have a game room more like a game wall

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    That's 6 TOP NOTCH games you have there. Me like!

    #2151 5 years ago
    Quoted from rai:

    Thanks, if only I was a better player. I got the games, now I got to master them.

    I hear ya there. I have 10 on line and feel the same way.

    #2152 5 years ago
    Quoted from John_I:

    Yeah I have been planning to get some! I might move my main LED blacklight bar down low too.

    I'd keep it high, out of peoples way. I have mine screwed to the underside of each game, no way are people going to break them.

    #2154 5 years ago
    Quoted from jardine:

    My little getaway from wife and kids, even though my eldest (6yr old) is currently loving the mame setup.
    It's a single garage in my house. Gets bloody hot in the summer and nice and cold in the winter. No insulation makes for these types of room temps.
    The consoles that are with the TV are a NES, Segamega Drive and Xbox. It's cool that I can sit down and have a bash of these while my girls sit on the stools playing my mame. Good to share my obsession with them. Gives us something in common at such a young age.
    Enjoy....

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    Looks nice, what's on the other side of the "garage"? Room for the car?

    #2158 5 years ago
    Quoted from GetTheJackpot:

    Just out of curiosity, do black lights have the same effects on game cabinet art as regular UV exposure over time?

    No, they are way to weak for that. The wrong wavelength (I think) also.

    #2161 5 years ago

    Two ladies and a guy in the middle. Nice.

    #2165 5 years ago
    Quoted from TomT:

    Not a pic of the whole gameroom but definity my favorite, my 9mo old son helping me out with the latest addition a LAH

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    Cool pic of you and son, nice big room too, looks like there's more to it.

    #2176 5 years ago
    Quoted from rstrunks:

    I actually have three of them. This one is a bit of a...project. plan to sand it and respray. I bought it primarily for the parts but I cant bear to part it out. I managed to pick up a bunch of NOS stuff for these games while I could a few years ago. I just need some time to work on it.

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    Love the period sparkle finish, reminds me of a boat my friend used to have.

    #2180 5 years ago
    Quoted from SteveFury:

    For me it's not only the games in a room- but the atmosphere the room creates.

    I didn't want my gr to look like the rest of the house that's why I went with the "arcade" look for my room....so it looks like I went somewhere to play.

    #2185 5 years ago
    Quoted from ThatGuy:

    Thanks! I just got my monitor working. It's beautiful to sit down and hear the Star Wars theme and all the fantastic sounds coming from the rear speakers.
    "Red Five I'm going in!"

    Wish I had the room for that one.

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    #2196 5 years ago
    Quoted from Leeps:

    Just moved a couple months ago. Basement is still a work in progress but it's coming along nicely!

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    Nice large game room. If that room were empty how many pins could put in it? Ever figure it out? I'd say 40-50.

    #2198 5 years ago
    Quoted from Aurich:

    Girls gotta sell cookies so I can play my pins!

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    You had me worried for a minute there with that picture.....I thought that was Sterns newest game.

    #2215 5 years ago
    Quoted from laruetl77:

    Not the most impressive game room, but there's always time to grow and get more machines down the road.

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    How big is the room?

    #2216 5 years ago
    Quoted from Trace_on:

    I finally have something worthy of posting.

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    4 great game there but the ST is the best.

    #2221 5 years ago

    Love this thread but alot of times it makes me wish I had a bigger gameroom.

    #2224 5 years ago
    Quoted from thunderstorm:

    everyone will always wish they had a bigger game room, even these guys with the gamerooms bigger then my entire house... it'll never be big enough....
    apparently that's what she said....

    So true but mine is only 550sf.

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    #2230 5 years ago
    Quoted from Jimmyd044:

    500sf small?? Your lucky I only have 200sf to work with.

    This is how you fill 550sf with 13 pins, 3 stand up arcades, 1 sit down driving game, 46in HDTV, surround sound system, 6ft bar and surprisingly have plenty of room left over for people to sit and walk around. Also black light carpet, playfields on the walls and ceiling and pin cab decals hung from the ceiling. Makes me feel like I left the house and went somewhere to play.

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    #2232 5 years ago
    Quoted from chadderack:

    I really, really appreciate pictures of basement toilets. Thanks!

    That's not in the basement....it's got a window.

    #2236 5 years ago
    Quoted from judremy:

    How many circuits do you have for that room alone?

    2-20amp and 1-15amp but may run another 15.

    #2239 5 years ago
    Quoted from suave84:

    I bet you are a master at packing a suitcase.

    You bet...throw some stuff in a duffel and take off.

    #2241 5 years ago
    Quoted from dendoc:

    Finally got all my machines in my new games room. Need to complete the other end of it with TV, Sterio and other incidentals. But at least all the machines are home and loved.

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    That looks like a VERY nice GR. How many sf. is it?

    #2247 5 years ago
    Quoted from Bohdi:

    Great job Paul!. Love the gameroom. Tempest? Too cool in my book

    Thanks, makes me feel like I left the house and went back in time to the arcades I used to go to. I renovated Tempest, paint, overlays, speakers, buttons, spinner knob and T-molding. Have a couple of mods for it too.

    #2248 5 years ago
    Quoted from Bohdi:

    Gotta get out there sometime soon. I'll bring the beer...

    Your welcome anytime. I still have Summit Pale Ale left so if you like it no need to bring beer. Bring a friend too.

    #2253 5 years ago
    Quoted from Magicchiz:

    Rooms still a little bare. Going to get some pin flyers and posters. Although the master pinball player doesn't seem to care. Just wants to play.

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    Yup you've got some decorating to do and I REALLY am jealous of the head room you have. I suggest some neon to add some bright color. I have 2 of your 5 pins TFTC and EATPM. Good choice.

    #2255 5 years ago

    I'll say you have some room. NICE! I see you have a Tempest, so do I. They make a new marque and control panel overlay for it. Did you know? I put them on mine with new T-molding and repainted the front wood and coin door.

    #2259 5 years ago
    Quoted from lb45:

    I have installed some Backglasses in the Bar
    2 left to hang up : A Quicksilver, A Solar Ride.
    I have broken my Snow Queen

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    They add great color to the room. That's bad news about the Snow Queen. Got anymore pics. of the room?

    #2264 5 years ago
    Quoted from JeffF:

    Here's the most current video of our basement...
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    That looks like one noisy fun room.

    #2265 5 years ago
    Quoted from toyotaboy:

    *edit - I found the laser you used*
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    I think those are so cool, ever since I saw the laser beam splitter in the movie "real genius"

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    Where do you get something like that?

    #2274 5 years ago

    I have mostly pins but I like a little mix so I have a shooter, driver, Tempest and a flyer, MACH 3. MACH 3 when I can find someone to fix it that is.

    #2276 5 years ago
    Quoted from lb45:

    Another corner .

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    The games standing up, are they just for art?

    #2278 5 years ago
    Quoted from lb45:

    Hi MustangPaul
    I moved recently, so i reinstalled the machines quickly.
    Stargazer is running, but i have to manage the 21 machines..
    Here the machine installed near Nineball , when i was in the previous location.
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    WOW, you have some cool older games. I watched the Invaders TV show when it was on Prime Time tv but I never knew there was an Invaders pin, that must be super rare. From the looks of your game room you must live in the mountains. Got any pictures of the view out your windows?

    #2280 5 years ago

    A custom, very nice. I used to have dial-up and know your pain.

    #2286 5 years ago
    Quoted from dfsays:

    Basement getaway.

    Great grandfather made the pillows and grandmother the afghan.

    Need to tuck those wires away a little better...

    Grandma gave me the rad retro 70s bar too.

    Constructed this last year all by my lonesome. *pats back However, took two badass friends to lug those bastards in the corner down twelve stairs. They'll probably be there till I die. Lots of board gaming goes down in the nerd den.
    Envious of these awesome-r game rooms posted in this thread!

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    Looks cozy.

    #2304 5 years ago
    Quoted from NPO:

    After a long time waiting, I finally have relegated the machines to their own room. It's a very humble beginning, but it's my beginning, and I like it !

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    Nice set of pins...I have the exact same 3. You have good taste sir.

    #2311 5 years ago
    Quoted from ctozzi:

    The latest garage lineup, CC & AFM are with McCune

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    That's some line-up. Nice cades too.

    #2321 5 years ago
    Quoted from ddebuss:

    Spent the last couple of nights going through this thread. All I can say is WOW! My herd is still growing in fact this thread helped me figure out how to get 2 more pins and a Skee-ball into the space I have. I now find myself anxiously hunting for new ones. I was always looking but figured I'd have to get rid of one if I get a new one. Now I can get MORE!! More!!! more!!!! without getting rid of anything.
    For now here's how she looks. I'm not much for decorating so not much in the artwork area. There's also a theater room and full bathroom already in and mini-kitchen going in waiting for me to drag a plumber onsite.
    Room 1:
    Foosball
    Asteriods
    Ice Cold Beer
    2x Multicades
    Space for 1 more arcade (Stargate, Defender, or Tempest)
    The multicades might go away for something else
    Room 2:
    Demolition Man (just shopped. Love this the most) and my first
    Terminator 2 (never fell in love first to go when I run out of space)
    Monopoly (kids love this one - I'm indifferent)
    Fish Tales (love it but needs to be cleaned)
    Data East Hook (Only seen 1 on this thread. Just shopped. Like more than the ratings would imply I would)
    Valley Cougar Darts (This gets a LOT of play and I love it.)

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    There is always a way to fit in one more.

    #2325 5 years ago
    Quoted from pinster68:

    Moved my classics into the primary gameroom. Garage gameroom now hold all the 90's era...

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    Nice but wow they barely fit.

    #2327 5 years ago
    Quoted from yzfguy:

    wall to wall pins! best way to do it

    Yup, I have 8 along one wall with 3in. between the heads. Missed putting a 9th pin in by about 5 inches.

    #2349 5 years ago
    Quoted from cp1610:

    Finally got 3 of them in the same place the other 3 or elsewhere.

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    Genie and BH, sharp wide bodies.

    #2360 5 years ago
    Quoted from Cenobyte:

    Just a video of my game room since it was extended (and dubbed "Game Room 2.0")
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    That is one hell of a nice vid and gameroom and you have another room with a permanent slot car track....GREAT!

    Can I come over and play....for about a month. You must have some great parties. Would LOVE to see a party vid.

    #2365 5 years ago
    Quoted from Cenobyte:

    Parties are the most fun! As you can see in the last part of the video, there's a complete music and light show system built in the rear part of the game room with laser, fogger, etc. I have used over 160 feet of multicolor LED tape and we have not one but two bars. As you can imagine, some parties end well after midnight...
    As for the fun line-up: there are currently 23 pinball machines, a 3 lane slot race track, 2 MAME arcade systems, an air hockey table and a beamer system with TV tuner, PS3 and XBOX360 hooked to it.

    That is some fun for sure. The only thing your missing is a driving simulator. I saw just the thing for ya and only $48,000.00 on ebay. If I had the money I'd have 2.

    #2377 5 years ago

    That would make a cool gag, put one on the wall and when someone asks to use the bathroom point at it.

    #2381 5 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    These are a couple of pics of the living room and den area of my house. Before the camera died.

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    In your living room? You must be single like me.

    #2394 5 years ago
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    Now that would make a cool gameroom, and the cows could have the house.

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    #2401 5 years ago

    Love the arcade look Ed, I did mine with that look too.

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    #2407 5 years ago
    Quoted from blondetall:

    Kaneda, did you get Felix from PinballSmith, or are there 2 in private hands now? I didn't think he was selling his, just wondering. It is very cool to own one. I played one at DisneyQuest last October.
    I haven't updated the gameroom, but I did do a little decorating in the laundry/bathroom and got a custom bathroom sign since we're sticking with the alien/sci-fi theme with "Area 42 Arcade." Also added a cool decal on the door to the second pinball room. That room has Frankenstein, Jurassic Park, and soon Predator, so I thought the warning was appropriate.

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    You need a door covering like the last picture from wwwthinkgeek.com. They have several diff. ones to choose from. The original post from blondetall is on pg 47

    #2415 5 years ago
    Quoted from blondetall:

    I think need to talk to ThinkGeek about getting a referral fee or commission... They might as well sponsor my gameroom since most of the stuff down there is from them.

    Send pictures with a nice note and see what happens.

    #2420 5 years ago
    Quoted from NPO:

    Well, after those fancy dancy rooms, here's a rather humbling video ...
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    Hey you go 3 great games...I have 2 of them. You could fit one more in there from the looks of it.

    #2428 5 years ago
    Quoted from Ozzie:

    I ordered the airlock based on your previous post. Finishing off the area below the stairs to the basement as a "pirate Space Ship" for my little guys. Blackboard paint for the walls, some metal prop pirate keys, and the airlock door will be perfect on the tallest wall. Need to get some control panel stuff still.

    Post some pictures please, sounds cool.

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    #2439 5 years ago
    Quoted from NFK:

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    That looks nice and cozy.

    #2440 5 years ago
    Quoted from Kneissl:

    Got another playfield on the garage wall

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    Looks nice. How many more ya gonna get?

    #2445 5 years ago
    Quoted from Kneissl:

    At least one more. Doing the ceiling could be fun.

    I have some on my ceiling but want to re-do it so I can light up the inserts with a constant light not blinking and be able to swing them down for cleaning the floor joists above them of cob webs and bugs.

    #2459 5 years ago
    Quoted from Max_Badazz:

    Here's a disaster picture of my gameroom from this past week......had some water issues this winter and I found out why (never had a drop before). You can see RCT on the right (2nd pic) and the Rush 2049's in the background (also 2nd pic). Thats the bowling alley with all the stuff on it

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    You had a rotted hole in your wall?

    #2460 5 years ago
    Quoted from The_Director:

    Latest version of the gameroom from this past Saturday. My EM is in the garage: » YouTube video

    Quoted from The_Director:

    Latest version of the gameroom from this past Saturday. My EM is in the garage: » YouTube video

    10 great game there.

    #2461 5 years ago
    Quoted from Speeddemon:

    Well mine doesn't look as nice as some but I have been spending on machines not so much the atmosphere.
    No funny comments on the light... I know already.

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    VERY nice older games, they look mint.

    #2467 5 years ago
    Quoted from jathomp22:

    Mine has changed a lot over the last couple years. It's getting closer to being much more stable. If I can just figure out how to get an ACDC Premium in there I will be set.

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    Easy, take the two on the right, turn them 90 degrees then put the new one next to those two.

    #2474 5 years ago
    Quoted from lb45:

    Nothing new in my gameroom , but i like it.
    I just want to share a last update. I installed some backglasses on the wall.
    I hesitated to group the machine by serie (system1, system80, stern 80's ) , and finally i have mixed the generation together . Some machines don't work yet (especially Spirit and Big Game ) or are not installed (Stargazer) .
    We'll do

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    Your place is lookin REAL fine. I like your SW Light Sabers lighting up that great ceiling and the bg's look real on the walls. You've got a great place to play.

    #2476 5 years ago
    Quoted from jrivelli:

    Updated the lineuo and room a bit. Smaller collection than most, but pretty fun stuff so far. Just finished a video pin thata in the workshop and will come in soon

    Well let's see some pics.

    #2482 5 years ago
    Quoted from jrivelli:

    Ah whoops didnt attach. There!

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    Much better. 3 great pins and a ball bowler too. Nice.

    #2491 5 years ago
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    Love your gr and I REALLY love the openness of it. I could really relax in a room like that.

    #2492 5 years ago
    Quoted from flynnibus:

    phone knows to rotate them automatically as well as certain software... but in reality they are still upside down photos Gotta rotate them and save them again in a image editing program

    How about taking the pic. upside down. Then it would be rite side up when you post.

    #2496 5 years ago
    Quoted from dendoc:

    took the advise and installed my entrance door today. Looks great with the stones (real ones at that).

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    That looks so cool, like your walking into a secret lab somewhere. How many people have been faked out and reached for the overlay door handle.

    #2503 5 years ago
    Quoted from dendoc:

    Having Pinny and Pizza night tomorrow, so let the blood flow begin!

    English pizza, how is it. I had pizza when I was in Ireland a few years ago and the place didn't know what a sausage pizza was.

    #2507 5 years ago

    Yeah that looks just right Aurich. If your still in a PhotoShop mood how about adding a lit "Experiment in progress when lit" sign above the door to top off the doors effect.

    #2520 5 years ago

    You do have something in that nothing, Lake Gardner somewhere around the N in NOTHING. That's where you guys do you Land Speed Racing, on the saltflats. You guys have some fast cars and bikes down under.

    #2536 5 years ago
    Quoted from Hyperball91:

    Close, Lake Gairdner is actually further south where the D is in Desert in South Australia. I've been close by it a coupla times on my way to Roxby where the Uranium mine is. And Dendoc, I've been to Burleigh heads a few times. Nice place

    I was close. Thanks.

    #2537 5 years ago
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    Looks great. Wish I had the head room you have.

    #2540 5 years ago
    Quoted from jukehero1:

    Here is my humble entry.I don't have the money to spend on these that I would like to,so I have to grab the right opportunities (bargains) when they appear..from right to left,and what I paid for them.. Top Score-$125 Blackout-$225 Jungle Lord-$300 Steeple Chase-$25 Seeburg SMC2 Jukebox-$275 Galaxian-$250 Chicago Coin Shootout-$550 United 1952 Shuffle Bowler-$200...you just have to keep your eyes open and be willing to do the work that nobody else wants (or is not stupid enough) to want to do...LOL all are fully functional and are in solid "players" condition.I'm a sucker for a lost cause project machine.

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    Nothing wrong with your logic at all, your saving some valuable history with your willingness to repair these old and valuable games. My hat is off to you sir.

    #2548 5 years ago
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    You have some fun games. What is the wall art of?

    #2553 5 years ago
    Quoted from Yrool:

    First i like to have some airbrush stuff on the wall.
    But, it was so hard 4 my airbrushing friend to find time to do it.
    So i get tired to wait and get get a graffiti wallpaper instead heheh
    looks really good almost like real graffiti

    I see. Do you know TheRingMaster here on PS, he's from Sweden also.?

    #2557 5 years ago
    Quoted from dmacy:

    Some updated pictures. Can you tell the wife isn't a pinhead? My aunt who never really got into pinball loves playing the heck out of Creature.

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    Nice set-up. I see you like to play in the dark also.

    #2592 5 years ago
    Quoted from fattrain:

    Thought this was a good place to show off the new game room addition, my wall o' swap boxes
    I have 8 Stern games on the opposite wall and the eventual goal will be
    to have 8 alternate translites on the wall to swap in n' out

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    WOW!!! That looks GREAT but it must weigh a ton. Plastic lens I imagine.

    #2593 5 years ago
    Quoted from Teo76:

    .......here is my pimball room..........

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    That looks great. Must get pretty loud in there. Great floor too.

    #2594 5 years ago
    Quoted from SealClubber:

    Woah, don't go in there tripping, You will totally fall right into that floor.
    Awesome idea, and lineup.

    Can you imagine what that guy that does the 3D street chalk murals could do with a pinball room floor, paint of course. Now that would make ya sick.

    #2606 5 years ago

    Great signs. Wish I had the ceiling height to do that.

    #2637 5 years ago
    Quoted from tripp:

    the only problem being the door wouldn't open all the way.

    Interesting problem. Do you have to have a door, could it swing out, instead of a door how about colored beads that act as a curtain?

    #2640 5 years ago
    Quoted from tripp:

    I really gave the bead curtain idea some thought, but never asked the wife as I know it wouldn't fly with her. (Didn't Greg Brady have a bead curtain on his door when he moved into the attic?) Most doors open in, but yes you could have it out swing...fire marshal's love out swinging doors.

    any room for a pocket door?

    #2649 5 years ago

    Nice row. I have 8 in a row like that and it looks so cool. We have the same amount of pins too, 15.

    #2654 5 years ago
    Quoted from J_Cutler:

    You guy's make me feel bad with my one and only pin. Hopefully soon I can acquire more.

    How much space you have to work with? This is what my basement looked like 2 years ago when I bought the house.

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    #2656 5 years ago

    My 22ft wall will only hold 8 games so I don't know about 10 on that 24ft wall of yours. 9 for sure with about 3 length wise along the other wall.

    #2664 5 years ago
    Quoted from BigB:

    Xfassa-- Wow! That's just amazing! One day my collection will mimic the size and scope of yours! Looks like the only thing that you're missing is a really nice Space Shuttle! Have you looked around for one?
    Sorry! That's just plain wrong of me! Had to ask though!

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    Yup it's a must in any large collection. That was my 2nd pin.

    #2667 5 years ago
    Quoted from Jared:

    At Ken Kemps place tonight. "pinball rebel".

    Even playing cleopatra outdoors!

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    Great place.

    #2669 5 years ago

    Nice set-up, I wish I had that kind of head room. Can you expand into that room with the couch in picture #6?

    #2674 5 years ago
    Quoted from n0s4atu:

    Well, mine's kind of themed, so my one lone pin fits that perfectly, but I'm already thinking of getting "just" one more pin. I hear that's how it starts. lol Forgive the quality I was just messing around with the cell phone and have enjoyed this thread so much I figured I'd add to it. Had to cut quite a few holes in the walls, route coax, drywall out a window to accommodate the changes the pin required, but it was worth it. I just never figured I'd cut so many holes in my new house. Oh and because someone else posted some Star Wars stuff, the last picture is a box I found in my parents attic as I cleaned it out and it's now tucked away in my man cave.

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    That is one classy place. You have LOTS of room for people but not much for them to do. May be if you moved the pool table over to the right you could put 6 or 7 pins along that wall and still have plenty of room for the table. Just my 2 cents.

    #2678 5 years ago
    Quoted from n0s4atu:

    Well, I've always enjoyed playing pool, so I wanted to make that half of the room for that, there's actually the perfect amount of space around the table. Squeezing more pins in there would cramp playing pool and more importantly risk them getting slammed into by a cue. I could definitely move the spectator chairs over to the other side and squeeze in two pins where they are currently, but I'm thinking if the bug really bites me, this could be converted into a nice room for pins:

    That room is just to the right of the big tv as you face it. If I'd move a bit faster there's also a good size room I'm using for storage and if I could clear it out, I could fit the smith machine in there and still have the ability to lift. The pool table isn't going anywhere though, because when I bought the house, there was a column smack dab in the middle of where the table is now and I had a structural engineer draw up plans so I could get it out of there. And by I, I mean paid a crew to come in and do it. Drywall, wall fishing, and adding outlets is about the extent of my "skill".

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    I see, must be that the picture makes it look bigger.

    #2680 5 years ago
    Quoted from n0s4atu:

    Yeah that part of the room is 18' wide from the wall the tv is on to the wall BSD is against and just under 19' long from the windows to the start of the bar. Pretty sure though I can pack in more pins than I can afford if I convert the gym though. lol

    How big is the gym room?

    #2683 5 years ago

    My main pin wall is 22ft and I can only fit 8 with about 3in. between the back box's. So with 20ft. I'd say 6-7.

    #2699 5 years ago

    Looks great. How many people have tried to grab the fake handle to open it and tried to look through the fake window? Did you put one on the other side?

    #2701 5 years ago
    Quoted from kapsreiter:

    where did you get this decal?

    It came from www.thinkgeek.com. They have a few other designs also.

    #2706 5 years ago
    Quoted from DaveH:

    I have always hated that I can't put modern pins in my basement. It is this door and a 90 degree turn without space, and to a door too narrow to fit a game. So...
    Before:

    After:

    No, I did not do this myself (I'm a hack). If I had known I would have done this years ago! Just rolling a full size game in there means no more stairs It isn't a full gameroom pic yet, but now that I have a "Pinball door" that room will be getting a lot of changes. Yesterday was a happy day.

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    Smart move.

    #2707 5 years ago
    Quoted from dendoc:

    That's the place. I have the Tardis on the inside of the door - you exit the room into some strange "house". It's no where near as good as the entry decal though. bit too cartoony.

    Well let's see a picture.

    #2710 5 years ago
    Quoted from DaveH:

    Now comes the fun of picking out the drop ceiling tiles and flooring.

    Is you gr going to have a theme...arcade look, finished basement look, carpet, tile? Lots of pictures in this topic to chose your look from.

    #2713 5 years ago
    Quoted from dendoc:

    As requested.

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    Thanks. It's a little more plain but it matches the carpet really nice. That's a HUGE rolling ball sculpture. WOW!!!

    #2731 5 years ago
    Quoted from dendoc:

    Sorry for the offence, but it was $3,500. Some find this reasonable, others go ballistic. Just read the WOZ castle mod thread about pricing art vs mass production. Some get quite emotional.
    I know you can get an entire machine for this cost, but I like art and pinball, and it sort of combines both. You should see some of the other "first-world problem" stuff I've bought! I suppose I'll have to go home and post pics of it all now. Just my way of contributing to the economy.....
    (reminds me of the joke of the elderly woman at Tiffany's. Bends down to look at a watch and lets out a fart. She doesn't think anyone hears. A shop assistant comes over and she asks "how much is that lovely watch?". He replies "if you fart just looking at it you'll shit yourself when I tell you how much it costs!")

    For a piece of original art like that that actually does something I think that's a reasonable price. More power to you dendoc.

    #2737 5 years ago
    Quoted from 2FlippedOut41Mo:

    my pins have thrown up all over my living and dining room

    Never thought of working on pins that way. For me it's tables. What are ya putting on the floor?

    #2741 5 years ago
    Quoted from 2FlippedOut41Mo:

    This is what I am putting down. It's a huge upgrade from area rugs covering an un-leveled slab. The room used to be an open porch that was poorly converted to room after the last Hurricane. You should have seen the laughable leveling attempt we did to play pinball in this room before it was actually level. It was so bad for so long that it actually warped one of the legs on FT.

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    That looks like a nice hard wood floor.

    #2748 5 years ago

    Lookin good. Now the BIG decision is....what would the next 2 be.

    #2751 5 years ago
    Quoted from Meph:

    The worst part is that I have a 4 player Konami cabinet in my garage that is being turned into a 4 Player mame cabinet and now I have no clue where that monster is going to go. Its actually a little smaller than my SSF2T but damn, I picked some giants.

    Well, in your first pict. you have a desk on the right side, could that be moved.

    #2771 5 years ago
    Quoted from Aurich:

    Finally got off my ass and mounted my swap box last night. RF unit failed for some reason, need to wire in a new one, so the remote is broken and I have to hand plug / unplug temporarily, but not a huge deal.

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    Gee...where did ya get that HOT tl for the box, it looks GREAT. It's almost like she's looking for the game.

    #2779 5 years ago
    Quoted from Aurich:

    Problem is I've got this angry guy in an electric chair on my desk giving me the bloodshot stare looking for his game.

    Yeah well you better watch out he plays rough.

    #2783 5 years ago
    Quoted from flipnout1:

    We built this addition to our home just for games. Its almost done. We still have to "accessorize" with framed flyers, neons, other gameroom related items. Also the Ski Ball that matches the bowler is still being restored but will go beside the Bally Deluxe Ball Bowler.

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    Great looking room. How big is it?

    #2785 5 years ago
    Quoted from flipnout1:

    Its 24 x 42. And I'm already out of space, LOL

    1008 sq ft and your out of room. Time to knock out a wall. My room is half that and I'm out of room too but I can't knock down a wall cuz it's my basement.

    #2800 5 years ago
    Quoted from Ed_in_Texas:

    My game room is in what should be the formal dining room in most homes. When we built the house, we moved the main wall back 3' to make the room a little bigger (and our master closet on the opposite side a little smaller). We added additional outlets on all the walls and one plug on each outlet is wired to a single switch. We can turn everything on/off with a single switch. There is room for 8 pins or 7 pins with 2 vids or slots (which is the current configuration). The walls are decorated with pictures, signs, backglasses, etc. Here is a quick video I took last night.
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    Nice cozy room and I love the nice high ceiling.

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    #2802 5 years ago

    Just added these 2 led signs to the entrance to my gr. They don't make long ones so I took them apart and screwed the aluminum tops, that hold leds and acrylic to a 1x2 board and screwed the board above the door. These from a seller from China work really good because the power cable plugs into the light so I could run it through a wall and then plug it into the light, completly hiding the wire. This company also diamond cuts the edges of the acrylic also which makes them look super. The picture does not do it justice.

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    #2804 5 years ago

    Sure, 101winshop on ebay. $14.88 + $11.88 shipping.

    #2823 5 years ago

    Very nice. 2X4ft? And I see that it's still clinging to the ceiling.

    #2825 5 years ago

    Is it reflective at all, I've got the game and that would look great hung over the whole game if it doesn't reflect the light from the game.

    #2828 5 years ago
    Quoted from Jeff_PHX_AZ:

    I have the same light bought from same place in China, I hate the wire to this thing and have to run an extension cord as the cord cant reach the standard outlet to plug in. My sign doesn't have the plug in in the sign, its just a wire into it, no quick disconnect, etc. Let me know how you did it. you can just pm me.

    I have one of those that plugs directly into the sign also but it's from a dif. seller and not nearly as nice, the light color is a washed out blue and the 3 edges of the acrylic are not polished which looks bad. The seller I listed has the nice ones that I show in the picture.

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    #2840 5 years ago

    Well I have a LAH in my collection. So there's one more for ya.

    #2853 5 years ago
    Quoted from Minneapolispin:

    Metallica arrived yesterday. It had a manufacture date of 6/23/14, so it's just a newborn.

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    Nice.

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    #2865 5 years ago
    Quoted from blondetall:

    Bumping the thread with a pic of my new 'pin.' Hey, when you find a basically new Zizzle a few streets from your parents on Craigslist for $50, why not.
    The 'glass' is off so I can shop it. Hopefully I can find some of the weird flipper rubbers or get these to stay on somehow, since one keeps flying off. It looks like they were glued at one point.

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    It's so small I can't make out any detail. More pictures please.

    #2868 5 years ago

    One of the articles says the flippers are full size so does a regular rubber fit.

    #2871 5 years ago
    Quoted from blondetall:

    The first thing I tried was putting a regular rubber on it, but they are too thick and heavy to work. I was afraid I was going to break it trying to stretch it over since the others are more plastic and already molded oval.

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    WOW, I see the diff. Now where do ya find those?

    #2875 5 years ago
    Quoted from NPO:

    The pinball room as of today. Was able to find a way to fit 4 in here after all.

    And the Bates sign !

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    GREAT!! Now move the stop and walk/dont walk signs then move those 3 games over to the left and you'll have room for game # 5.

    #2878 5 years ago
    Quoted from videorob:

    I think my pin room is going to take a massive turn for........better or worse... I think more pins than i can fit.... but I will try to post a new pic.

    That's what I said at 8 also.....now I'm up to 16.

    #2882 5 years ago
    Quoted from NPO:

    If I had #5, how would I get #5's PF glass out with RFM directly its opposite D: ??

    Turn it sideways enough to take the glass off. I have to do that for one of my games because there's a pole in the way.

    #2893 5 years ago
    Quoted from aingide:

    Here are the first shots of our new game room.
    Still a lot left to do, but we were going for a showroom look and so far it's turning out great! Now we just need to move in the A pins.

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    How big a room is it?

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    #2899 5 years ago

    Very nice space, I love the height of the room, makes it look bigger then it really is. My gameroom has bl carpet too.

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    #2901 5 years ago
    Quoted from luckymoey:

    Our last house had a huge finished basement which would have fit enough pins to push my retirement back several years.

    Oh but think of the collection you could have had.

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    #2906 5 years ago
    Quoted from ullsokken:

    I like the small space gameroom. And it's simple looking without too much stuff on the walls, I like it.
    The "Special when lit" sign is very cool.
    I love the crazy carpets you guys have. It's so arcade-ish, very cool!
    Mine... I just started the hobby by buying my first pin last year.
    Just got my second couple days ago.
    I realized after putting the second next to the first one in the livingroom.. I have to get a gameroom before having more pins at our house.

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    How big of a room do you have for a gameroom?

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    #2908 5 years ago

    That looks like a VERY comfy room. But you need a few more pins.

    #2910 5 years ago
    Quoted from nudgefree:

    It's not really that he "needs" a few more pins but you, like I, have clearly identified his picture of the other part of the room (currently a home theater) as the "pre-pin takeover" photo and that including it is merely his subconscious way of indicating what his room "could" look like at some point in the future. See how easy it is for the mind to Photoshop in a bunch more machines opposite the current pin wall? If this were a poker analogy it would be a called "The Capacity Tell".
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    love it.

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    #2914 5 years ago
    Quoted from Minneapolispin:

    When I was his age, I would have killed for this in my house. And don't think I don't drill that into his head when he says he'd rather play Angry Birds on his iPhone.

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    Kids don't know how good they have it these days. He has his own IPhone. I don't even have an IPhone and really don't want one, trying to play a game on that tiny little screen, you've got to be kidding me.

    #2915 5 years ago
    Quoted from Jared:

    Taken tonight. 2 car garage conversion.

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    Sweet. Wish I could do that with my 24x36, 10ft high ceiling garage but I live in Minnesota.