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I’m driving 22 hours round trip for a Mousin Around!! Poll included


By ruralcollector

5 months ago



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“Should I drive 22 hours for a Mousin Around ”

  • I like you man, but your crazy 114 votes
    36%
  • Do it!!!! And post pictures so we can laugh collectively at how pathetic you are 71 votes
    22%
  • I only got through the first paragraph before I voted 13 votes
    4%
  • You do you man. 89 votes
    28%
  • Who the **** is this guy?! 33 votes
    10%

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#251 5 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

Congratulations !
LTG : )

Thanks Lloyd! I thought about stopping by to visit you along my way home but I was running on fumes. Another time

#252 5 months ago

Mousin Around is an AWESOME game... Congrats!!!

It looks like the cabinet is in amazing condition too. Usually faded and torn around the legs. Hopefully, the playfield is nice as well.

I've driven about 16 hrs round trip (left 4am and got home at shortly after 8pm) for an HUO ST-TNG. And another round trip: my Congo plus $1000 cash for (2) Corvette's approx 12 hrs.

Road trips can be a lot of fun... especially with the tunes cranked up real loud!

#253 5 months ago
Quoted from ruralcollector:

As promised for blitzburgh99
The story has come to an end folks. I’ve been up for 48 hours and drove for 24 of them and I would be damned if I didn’t play this pin before I crashed. It’s -14 right now so I brought the machine into the house vs. the game room in the detached garage. I’ll post more pictures tomorrow in the lineup but once again I want to thank everyone for having fun with me the last number of days in this thread and the support to keep me going today so this mouse could make it home safely.
Sincerely,
Peter
P.S. Want to give a huge shout out to gov for his flexibility and willingness to facilitate in making all of this happen. He’s a solid dude.
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The story never ends. You will always drive 20 hours to pick up a new pin, cuz now you know you can

#254 5 months ago

Change the word mess in your head to Mouse . . . Lol

#255 5 months ago
Quoted from ruralcollector:

As promised for blitzburgh99
The story has come to an end folks. I’ve been up for 48 hours and drove for 24 of them and I would be damned if I didn’t play this pin before I crashed. It’s -14 right now so I brought the machine into the house vs. the game room in the detached garage. I’ll post more pictures tomorrow in the lineup but once again I want to thank everyone for having fun with me the last number of days in this thread and the support to keep me going today so this mouse could make it home safely.
Sincerely,
Peter
P.S. Want to give a huge shout out to gov for his flexibility and willingness to facilitate in making all of this happen. He’s a solid dude.
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I tip my hat to you on your completed journey, sir. Looks like it’s in really good shape. Congrats and enjoy! Thanks for sharing your quest.

#bestpinsidethread2020

#256 5 months ago

It’s 5:45am local time and I’m ready to go on my way!

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#257 5 months ago

and no that is not my room lol my house is under renovation so I’m in my parents junk/guest room

#258 5 months ago

Some pretty heavy snow to start the journey. Gorbie assures me he can give to me ride.

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#259 5 months ago

Hey comrade! Have a safe trip!

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#260 5 months ago

Damn, that’s a fine example. I now see why you made the drive. Congrats!

#261 5 months ago

Just made it to Illinois! Halfway there!

#262 5 months ago

That machine looks very nice absolutely worth the trip. I drove almost 16 hours round-trip to get my Whitewater machine so I totally get it. Nice to see a positive thread on pinside here for a change also. Now all we need to see is a pic of you playing it to close this puppy down.

#263 5 months ago

I just followed up with this thread sitting on machinery at a busy gym, grinning and laughing from ear to ear. People around me probably think I’m nuts, but I LOVE posts like this.

Pinball (to me, these days) is more than just about the game. It’s about the adventure, the hunt, the people you meet. The game is just the segue between all of that. It’s what makes recent pickups “nostalgic” for me.

Looks like the trip was worth it, OP! Congrats on a safe journey!

#264 5 months ago
Quoted from Rascal_H:

Damn, that’s a fine example. I now see why you made the drive. Congrats!

Quoted from PinDeLaPin:

That machine looks very nice absolutely worth the trip. I drove almost 16 hours round-trip to get my Whitewater machine so I totally get it. Nice to see a positive thread on pinside here for a change also. Now all we need to see is a pic of you playing it to close this puppy down.

Yeah. If the pics are not lying, you have made a nice score.

#265 5 months ago

Go Blackhawks!

Drive safe, other guy.

#266 5 months ago

She’s loaded up. Cabinet isn’t the best but the playfield is pretty good. And for the price couldn’t be beat!

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#267 5 months ago

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#268 5 months ago

She’s loaded up. Cabinet isn’t the best but the playfield is pretty good. And for the price couldn’t be beat!

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#269 5 months ago

Would have loved to sleep in a bit today, but these little stinkers were a little too excited to have their dad back at home. The mouse is out of the house and in the game room. Would love to spend all day playing but I have to travel to Fargo to go wedding suit shopping for a friend. Busy busy. Still wouldn’t change a thing as far as the adventure and the pleasure of getting to share that excitement with all of you. Wishing Jmckune safe travels back with his Taxi.

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#270 5 months ago
Quoted from Jmckune:

She’s loaded up. Cabinet isn’t the best but the playfield is pretty good. And for the price couldn’t be beat![quoted image]

What did you get it for?

#271 5 months ago
Quoted from ruralcollector:

Would have loved to sleep in a bit today, but these little stinkers were a little too excited to have their dad back at home. The mouse is out of the house and in the game room. Would love to spend all day playing but I have to travel to Fargo to go wedding suit shopping for a friend. Busy busy. Still wouldn’t change a thing as far as the adventure and the pleasure of getting to share that excitement with all of you. Wishing Jmckune safe travels back with his Taxi.[quoted image][quoted image]

You forgot to ad the pin to your pinside collection. First thing I do when home with new machine.
My 6 hour drive score last week.
1934 Rock ola world series.

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#272 5 months ago

Congratulations you crazy MOFO!! I feel like you single handedly increased the value of this machine. I bet there will be a ton for sale now.

#273 5 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

What did you get it for?

Got it for $1500. Worst part is the front of the cab near the start button only wear area is near the pops on playfield.

#274 5 months ago

It’s in its temporary storage space in the garage while my house gets finished. My other 3 games are going to join it shortly.

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#275 5 months ago
Quoted from Jmckune:

It’s in its temporary storage space in the garage while my house gets finished. My other 3 games are going to join it shortly.[quoted image]

So you can’t even play it today?

Glad you and the machine made it home safely!

#276 5 months ago

I did get to play it before loading it up but won’t get set up in its new location for probably at least a week.

#277 5 months ago

Cheesy bonus! Congrats on the pick up. I fell in love with Mousin Around instantly the same way you did. There is a location by me with a ton of pins and almost two years ago I was there with one of my buddies and I played it for the first time. I had a blast with it and it's all I wanted to play after that for the rest of the night in a room full of 30 games. I decided I had to have one after that. This game has a way of seducing people at first sight apparently! Enjoy!

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#278 4 months ago

So...was it worth it?! Everything you hoped it would be?!

#279 4 months ago

Yeah, what's the post-mortem? I'm driving 3 hrs for mine this weekend. Players condition, but at a price that reflects it. So I can't complain.

#280 4 months ago
Quoted from DakotaMike:

Yeah, what's the post-mortem? I'm driving 3 hrs for mine this weekend. Players condition, but at a price that reflects it. So I can't complain.

The one down in Lincoln on Craigslist? That one I believe is the same guy I bought my Lectronamo from, and he's a pinsider (DoTheDoo).. Nice collection, make sure to play his Xenon! Good guy to buy from. Narrow basement stairs.

If that's the case, before you go, make sure he explains the modified ramps to you. It's fun but definitely changes the gameplay.

#281 4 months ago
Quoted from HHaase:

If that's the case, before you go, make sure he explains the modified ramps to you. It's fun but definitely changes the gameplay.

Heh heh heh!

#282 4 months ago

Curious...what modifications to the ramps did you do?

#283 4 months ago
Quoted from HHaase:

The one down in Lincoln on Craigslist? That one I believe is the same guy I bought my Lectronamo from, and he's a pinsider (DoTheDoo).. Nice collection, make sure to play his Xenon! Good guy to buy from. Narrow basement stairs.
If that's the case, before you go, make sure he explains the modified ramps to you. It's fun but definitely changes the gameplay.

Don't think so. It's a guy who goes by Troxel on pinside, and he's got a repair business called Troxel Repairs. The ad was on Pinside and Facebook. It's archived now on Pinside. I think the ramps are normal, at least I hope so!

https://troxelrepair.com/

Kind of a fun website. He's got a repair/pinball blog, which has a lot really great articles, and he sells circuit-breaker fuses (handy things!). They're the ones that have been listed on the pinmap classifieds for a while. He is right by Lincoln though. In Adams, NE.

#284 4 months ago

Gotcha. Different machine and seller then. Not familiar with him at all.

#285 4 months ago
Quoted from HHaase:

Gotcha. Different machine and seller then. Not familiar with him at all.

Yep. So what was with the ramps on the Mousin' you were thinking of? Also, I wonder why Lincoln seems to be the pinball mecha of the area. Always seem to be way more machines for sale there, than in Omaha or Sioux Falls, or anywhere else around here.

I think there's a guy by the name of something Lanpher that has like hundreds (maybe thousands?) of pins in a warehouse of his down there. Crazy stuff!

#286 4 months ago
Quoted from DakotaMike:

So what was with the ramps on the Mousin' you were thinking of?

At the end of the ramps are trap doors to slow the ball down a little before it rolls in front of the flipper. The doors are held in with screws. Remove those trap doors and the difference in your reflex speed that is needed is tremendous. I played a MA at TPF last year. Played it twice and walked. Then I played the one Hans is talking about. I was ready to dig deep and take that one home.

If you like them fast, take the doors off. You can always put them back on.

#287 4 months ago
Quoted from grantopia:

So...was it worth it?! Everything you hoped it would be?!

Hey grantopia !! Absolutely it was! It’s funny though, someone asked me the other day how my trip went and I responded, “What trip?” lol I had completely forgotten that I had gone only a few days later. I was crazy busy at work as soon as I got home and so I’ve hardly had any time to enjoy it. BUT I would absolutely do it again. It’s a system 11 and I won’t pretend it’s anything more than that. grumpy was sure having fun giving me a hard time about it the other day, but I still love it

cottonm4 suggested removing the trap doors and I haven’t had time to do so, but plan on it once I’ve got the rhythm down.

#288 4 months ago
Quoted from ruralcollector:

Hey grantopia !! Absolutely it was! It’s funny though, someone asked me the other day how my trip went and I responded, “What trip?” lol I had completely forgotten that I had gone only a few days later. I was crazy busy at work as soon as I got home and so I’ve hardly had any time to enjoy it. BUT I would absolutely do it again. It’s a system 11 and I won’t pretend it’s anything more than that. grumpy was sure having fun giving me a hard time about it the other day, but I still love it
cottonm4 suggested removing the trap doors and I haven’t had time to do so, but plan on it once I’ve got the rhythm down.

Sweet! Don't short change the system 11s ha! They are my favorite era of game!

#289 4 months ago
Quoted from grantopia:

Sweet! Don't short change the system 11s ha! They are my favorite era of game!

Haha sorry I didn’t mean to come off that way. I just don’t like it when people over inflate games. And if I had the money and space I would own every system 11!

#290 4 months ago
Quoted from ruralcollector:

Haha sorry I didn’t mean to come off that way. I just don’t like it when people over inflate games. And if I had the money and space I would own every system 11!

But would you be willing to drive 22 hours for each one???

#291 4 months ago
Quoted from jaytrem:

But would you be willing to drive 22 hours for each one???

Yer damn right I would

#292 4 months ago

Road trips are fun no matter what, for the most part...

#293 4 months ago

You getting that jackpot once in awhile? Ever re-loaded the traps and collected it again yet?

#294 4 months ago
Quoted from ruralcollector:

Haha sorry I didn’t mean to come off that way. I just don’t like it when people over inflate games. And if I had the money and space I would own every system 11!

Ha my bad I was joking, probably didn't come off that way in text form. I'd sell all my DMDs before I could part with one of them.

#295 4 months ago
Quoted from mbeardsley:

Curious...what modifications to the ramps did you do?

Quoted from cottonm4:

At the end of the ramps are trap doors to slow the ball down a little before it rolls in front of the flipper. The doors are held in with screws. Remove those trap doors and the difference in your reflex speed that is needed is tremendous. I played a MA at TPF last year. Played it twice and walked. Then I played the one Hans is talking about. I was ready to dig deep and take that one home.
If you like them fast, take the doors off. You can always put them back on.

I also asked Cliff to make flipper frames and have the option to buy the right frame with the notch in the elbow removed. This gets rid of the post that slows the ball on the long orbit shot.

However, I played a bone stock MA with a NOS clearcoated playfield at leagues last night and found that when you try to trap the ball on the right flipper it hits the post and shoots back towards the flipper. Being clearcoated, the ball shot back fast. Blink and it’s down the drain. I’m second guessing my decision to remove the post.

#296 4 months ago
Quoted from dozer1:

You getting that jackpot once in awhile? Ever re-loaded the traps and collected it again yet?

Jackpots are far and few between! I won’t pretend to be a good pinball player lol that will be the day when I reload the Jackpot! What’s your high score?!

#297 4 months ago

Hey, dozer1:
Keep hitting those jackpots. The final score is what really matters.

booyah

#298 4 months ago
Quoted from billyd:

The final score is what really matters.

Speaking of which, I think my high is 46,191,xxx . Just went down stairs to check and of course played about 5 games while I was at it. No jackpots tonight though. last game I had it maxed out for 3 balls and couldn't collect it to save me life.

#299 4 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

At the end of the ramps are trap doors to slow the ball down a little before it rolls in front of the flipper. The doors are held in with screws. Remove those trap doors and the difference in your reflex speed that is needed is tremendous. I played a MA at TPF last year. Played it twice and walked. Then I played the one Hans is talking about. I was ready to dig deep and take that one home.
If you like them fast, take the doors off. You can always put them back on.

For anyone interested, the one I bought DID have the end-of-ramp trapdoors removed! Guess, it's a common mod down by Lincoln. Dang the ball comes out fast! I put the doors back on, but I'm thinking I might take them off again when I shop it this week. I kinda like how it plays with them removed now.

Quoted from dozer1:

Speaking of which, I think my high is 46,191,xxx . Just went down stairs to check and of course played about 5 games while I was at it. No jackpots tonight though. last game I had it maxed out for 3 balls and couldn't collect it to save me life.

Damn, that's a score! Holy cow. Granted, I'm still getting used to it, but I'm lucky to crack 3 mil. Funny thing is, my daughter is the GC of the house with 4.1 mil. Still don't know how she managed it, she's only 7!

#300 4 months ago

high is 46,191,xxx

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