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Official Wisconsin-Minnesota Thread

By RustyLizard

8 years ago

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#9108 5 years ago
Quoted from Phat_Jay:

Hey guys, is there any good locations with multiple pins available for play in ne wisconsin? Either bars or pizzacades or something similar? All i know of is a couple in madison.

Not as such, but if you buddy up to some of the local collectors there are several with large, awesome collections in their basements!

1 month later
#9197 4 years ago
Quoted from AudioHaven:

New Minnesota member here - been dreaming of picking up my first pin for a long time now! I'm a 2 channel audio addict (in case anyone ever wants to trade a pin for high-end audio gear ) and a little worried that the pinball could become an addiction as well - I can tell this forum feeds that! Anyway, I'm in the process of finishing my basement and adding my first pin - glad to be here!

Welcome to your new addiction! You will need to make some adjustments from your audiophile mindset. You will need to realize that more expensive isn't necessarily better, and that different pinballs have actually discernable differences that aren't all in your head!

Oh, and that unlike some audiophiles I know, the world of pinball is rife with kidders!

4 weeks later
#9338 4 years ago
Quoted from tiesmasc:

Wow... just wow...
minneapolis.craigslist.org link

Ho use only?

7 months later
#10177 4 years ago
Quoted from Bohdi:

Still looking for a El Dorado. . . . . . . . . . .

You and Sir Walter Raleigh!

I know of one near me, but it's an "adult party store." Probably not what you or Walt had in mind!

2 weeks later
#10265 4 years ago
Quoted from Scot0308:

The seller told him that someone had already paid him for it and the caller persisted to offer $4000. Some people are just clueless and inconsiderate.

If it were me selling, I'd have told him all right, you talked me into it, and proceeded to give an address in the middle of nowhere, followed by blocking his phone number.

5 months later
#10943 3 years ago
Quoted from liftmagnet:

Looking to start building a collection, and would be interested if someone has a RBION that they wouldn't mind parting with.

Machine - Wanted
Wanted: Ripley's Believe It or Not!New!Wanted! “Looking for one local-ish to pickup.”

Did you see the one on Madison's CL?
madison.craigslist.org link

#10952 3 years ago

Happy to be of help!

4 months later
#11464 3 years ago
Quoted from northvibe:

Neo in WI is great! Idk where he lives in WI though



1 year later
#12917 2 years ago

Looking for a Pro Star Trek, Walking Dead, or GOT. Or a LOTR. I'm in Neenah.

#12935 2 years ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

Looking for a Pro Star Trek, Walking Dead, or GOT. Or a LOTR. I'm in Neenah.

My pinball need has been fulfilled, Chris (Jediturtle) has sold me his sweet ST Pro, thanks Chris! Loving it!

Looks really great with a sheet of Invisiglass in it!

3 months later
#13209 2 years ago
Quoted from RustyLizard:

Games sell best the minute tax returns come out.

ReFUNDS, silly. The return is what you send in!

#13244 2 years ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

Where are you located?

Even more importantly, where is your dad located?

1 month later
#13469 1 year ago

MikeS has it handled below. *shrug*

2 weeks later
#13530 1 year ago
Quoted from Silvercoin:

Hey all!
Just wanted to give a shout out to rustylizard for selling me a very nice Jokerz!
Perfect transaction, and all around nice guy!
Thank you very much!

Russ is good people. We're gonna miss him at the Fox Cities league this year, and his eclectic selection of pins when he hosted.

2 months later
#13813 1 year ago

USPS will normally pick up as well... dunno if that's changed.

1 month later
#14004 1 year ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

oshkosh had an arcade?

Yeah, I live just north of Oshburg and this was the first I'm hearing of it!

Quoted from northvibe:

Really? As of Today everything in WI should be allowed to open per the WI judicial system. from my understanding.

Local jurisdictions still have say, and many are continuing lockdowns in varying degrees, despite the wrangling at the top valuing money over life...

2 weeks later
#14170 1 year ago

Excessive force is nothing new, we just got video of it this time.

That being said, rioting is never a proper response. Protesting, yes, but not burning and pillaging.

Though it does let off steam, like the bonfire on that one episode of MASH. Doesn't excuse it however. How can they not see their actions reinforce negative stereotypes? Two wrongs don't make a right and all that?

Still, can the average pinball enthusiast even imagine himself in the plight of the racially oppressed?

#14259 1 year ago

I still think you should also have a set place to put a head shot on your profile, besides as your avatar if you choose to do that.

#14261 1 year ago
Quoted from Eric_S:

My avatar and head shot are almost the same anyway.

True, true. Mine too!

#14265 1 year ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

the similarities are remarkable.

... in a strange way!

3 weeks later
#14402 1 year ago
Quoted from Jethrodog:

Lifelong Sconni here.

Odd, I've never heard this term before. Googling it just returns a restaurant in Schofield. Adding an "e" seems to be the usual spelling, but regardless, it's a new one on me. Not crazy about it either...

1 month later
#14533 1 year ago
Quoted from Hairball:

Popping in here to introduce myself. New to the forum, and as of last weekend new to owning a pin! I already have a feeling that number two won’t be far behind...

Welcome, and as long as you like playing, number two won't be far off, that is correct.

One is just basement bar decoration. Non-pinheads need just one to go with their pool table and dart board they'll rarely use either.

But a player gets bored with one. Depends what game, of course, but one craves variety.

It is possible to hold at two, I can say from experience. I had just two from 1992 to 2008. Then the dam burst! (But 36 is back down to 12 anyway... hard to keep so many working!) (Waiting on #13, R&M!)

You picked the best hobby, have fun!

1 month later
#14762 1 year ago

Eww, don't use masking tape.

Unless you are about to paint something, masking tape is never the answer. It's only good for two things: masking while painting, and pissing people off in the future.

1 month later
#14900 1 year ago
Quoted from Vitty:

Looking for an ac/dc if anyone is looking to move one locally

Lake St?

#14902 1 year ago
Quoted from Vitty:

Not sure I follow other than a street in Minneapolis lol

Bad joke, internet says there are hookers there...

1 month later
#15266 1 year ago

Who needs a cheap Escalera?

I rigged up a winch to move games up and down my basement stairs, so I don't need to keep my Escalera around any more.

I don't really want to ship it, so I'll put out a feeler here first.

Pro: Cheap! How does 1/4 of new sound?
Con: It's a beater. Bought used from a copier place. It's not going to win any beauty contests. Must have taken some good jolts in its previous life.

Pro: Recent new battery
Con: Missing one of two drive chains. I always figured it's the 700 lb model so one chain is still good for 350, enough for a pin. I've been using it this way for over ten years, does the trick. But you can always order a replacement if you prefer.

Pro: Includes big wheel attachment (I think it was that, I have to dig it out, I always left it off...)
Con: This model should have two straps; this only has one.

Let me know if you have any interest. I'm in Neenah, south of Green Bay.

Added 11 months ago:

Update: sold, thanks Mike!

1 week later
#15353 11 months ago

Hey guys, letting you know that I have said adios to my Escalera. Thanks for the interest.

Donation made to Pinside!

2 weeks later
#15503 11 months ago

Hope everyone, despite covid, is having a cool yule!

3 months later
#16018 8 months ago
Quoted from HHaase:

before I say something stupid.

Like announcing a drain? Too late.

1 week later
#16050 7 months ago

Noble, perhaps, but it causes more consternation than can be offset by the off chance of someone cruising up to M/SP while reading Pinside.

That's what live updates on Google Maps is for.

4 weeks later
#16125 6 months ago
Quoted from mnrocketry:

Soft solder (lead/tin for plumbing or electrical) is not structural.

If only! If I had a nickel for every broken solder joint near a solenoid I've repaired...


Incidentally, I'd be interested in a T2, Dr Dude, RBION, Road Show, or Black Rose if anyone has one and isn't asking new Stern Pro prices.

2 months later
#16499 4 months ago

If any of you fellow Wisconsinites are interested, I am thinking it may be time to let my personalized license plate go, I've had it for 30 years.

What does it say?


So as I understand it, there is no way to "give" it to someone in particular. When I renew and change back to "modesty" plates (as opposed to "vanity" ), the plate will go to the next person to request it.

It needs renewing in October. If someone wants to try and coordinate our individual renewal requests to better their odds, hit me up and we can try to time it so yours goes through soon after mine. Not a sure thing, but if you were to renew before me, it wouldn't work for sure!

With everything online now, we could probably narrow it down to a couple days and create really good odds, I would think. Unless the old plate still isn't released until the next month, hadn't thought of that. Someone really interested could call down to Madison and try to find out.

Why not keep it, you ask? Well, I'm twice as old now, and driving an Audi I get enough crap from drivers who of course have no idea that I'm not rich, I bought it with settlement money from my wife's wrongful death suit. Doesn't help that the new Q5s look pretty much the same as my 2012. And of course having a very memorable plate makes me nervous about future retaliations for god knows what out of the blue. If I was driving a beater I wouldn't worry.

My paranoia is your opportunity! And I just think it would be cool to know who winds up with it!

#16504 4 months ago
Quoted from PinballKen:

So you're not just abrasive on Pinside?

How is that comment not abrasive? Hypocritical much? Thought we were all friends here.

I have little patience for fools. If you find that abrasive, what does that say about you?

#16506 4 months ago
Quoted from PinballKen:

I never said I wasn't abrasive. I'm abrasive as fuck sometimes. Just ask Hilton. How is me asking you if you are abrasive outside of Pinside hypocritical?

Do you still beat your wife? Yes or no.

Isn't answering impertinent questions fun?

#16510 4 months ago
Quoted from PinballKen:

And you say future retaliations come out of the blue. No wonder you have change your plates.

Didn't say they "do." Also never said I did anything to cause them, beyond driving a new looking Audi. Scratching my head just how to go about being an "abrasive" driver in the first place. The wife beating classic is well known as a gotcha question, just like the one he asked me to start all this off. After me being nice about letting my plate go!

Folks, Ken thinks me ribbing UFO and ghost believers is abrasive. I think it's hilarious. But he went for the cheap shot here of all places and I wasn't taking it lying down.

Ken, okay, was I supposed to say I drive like a dick or what? I come from a poor family, we never drove anything but old used cars, so I noticed pretty quickly when I got the Q5 that any little whoopsie that we all make driving is considered a deliberate asshole move when you're driving a new luxury car, possibly especially so if it's an Audi from what I hear. And I'm getting old, I don't need to worry, like old people tend to do, about someone remembering my plate after I was in their way or whatever once. And I already conceded that it was probably paranoia!

My fault due to TMI, sorry everyone.

#16519 4 months ago
Quoted from gordonshumway:

Yes you can "transfer" them. You write up a letter telling W DOT that you are giving PINBALL to whomever. They then take that to DOT and apply. I've done the reverse a couple times.
I do this with aircraft tail numbers as well. If anyone is interested, I have the rights to N1265... Like 1265 Lombardi....

Interesting, I couldn't find anything about any such process online. Thanks!

Okay, so who wants it? And how badly?

Remuneration would be a good enough reason to give it up, forget what I said about fear of road rage. And by the way, I'm generally an excellent, courteous driver... When your wife dies in a freeway accident, it tempers your own driving henceforth.

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#16617 3 months ago

Where do I thumbs up a modified thread title?

#16657 3 months ago
Quoted from Fezmid:

Woah! Are you saying the real estate market will crash in 80+ years? Are pinball machines the currency of the future?

See? It's easy to transpose numbers or letters. The correct spelling is "whoa."

#16659 3 months ago
Quoted from Fezmid:

Sorry to try having some fun.

So was I. Not sorry though. You made fun of an actual accidental transposition. So clever! I already saw the things you quoted, when I made sure "woah" was an actual error before calling you on it. And it is an error, and it is a transposition, if not an accidental one here, as they are the right letters in the wrong order.

Errors that become common usage due to enough ignoramuses misspelling them are the worst kind of new words. Still, I only bothered criticizing "woah" because you criticized "2105."

Maybe we should start pronouncing Noah "no"?

Better outroll you, too, I guess?

4 weeks later
#16755 73 days ago

Do you list your pinballs on the automotive forums, too?

#16759 73 days ago

Fine, leave, then we won't have to waste time reading future ads for other impertinent things, or suffer your whining when you get a deserved heckle. I mean, really, what do you think the odds are that someone is looking for that particular engine, is in your vicinity, and reads a pinball forum? Posting that here was beyond inane. And my response was in a humorous vein, not at all nasty.

Grow a pair.

#16767 72 days ago

I'm just going to stop commenting on stupid posts here, people take it too personally in this regional thread. My bad. We should all be friends here.

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