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What machine did you bring home today? Post your pictures!

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#14451 2 years ago

Count Down was my first pin 20+ years ago. And still have it.

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#14452 2 years ago

Yes the paint is original and I noticed it is different from any other I’ve seen. Here’s a picture with the serial number. I’m still in the process of troubleshooting and it looks like the MPU is toast, power supply is good and a couple displays work, testing solenoid board this weekend. Other than that the playfield is in pretty good condition and it is a fully painted playfield with the striped shooter lane.
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#14453 2 years ago

Lucky number 7

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#14454 2 years ago
Quoted from 72Devilz:

Yes the paint is original and I noticed it is different from any other I’ve seen. Here’s a picture with the serial number. I’m still in the process of troubleshooting and it looks like the MPU is toast, power supply is good and a couple displays work, testing solenoid board this weekend. Other than that the playfield is in pretty good condition and it is a fully painted playfield with the striped shooter lane.
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Whether it says "S" next to the serial number or not, I'd call that a sample game with the white cabinet.

#14455 2 years ago

That's way cool. Takes lots of pics and send to IPDB for documentation, please. It will also be interesting to see if there are any other differences, maybe on the playfield even.

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#14456 2 years ago
Quoted from BorgDog:

That's way cool. Takes lots of pics and send to IPDB for documentation, please. It will also be interesting to see if there are any other differences, maybe on the playfield even.

I submitted pictures and the serial number this morning to the S/N database. This machine does have the full painted play field with the painted stripe in the shooter lane and it indeed has the pressboard play field. It looks like the colors on the playfield may be a little different and I will have to confirm that later on this evening. Turns out all the displays are the originals with matching serial numbers on them as well, sadly the MPU and Solenoid driver are not original. Not a bad find for 2 1/2 Benjamins!
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#14457 2 years ago

Just for reference my old count down has ss.
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#14458 2 years ago

Having seen the SS on all the labels I’ve come across I’m guessing it signifies Solid State.

#14459 2 years ago
Quoted from 72Devilz:

Yes the paint is original and I noticed it is different from any other I’ve seen. Here’s a picture with the serial number. I’m still in the process of troubleshooting and it looks like the MPU is toast, power supply is good and a couple displays work, testing solenoid board this weekend. Other than that the playfield is in pretty good condition and it is a fully painted playfield with the striped shooter lane.
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I have been in this hobby for 22 years now. This alternate paint scheme example only surfacing for the first time in those 22 years blows my mind.

#14460 2 years ago
Quoted from 72Devilz:

I submitted pictures and the serial number this morning to the S/N database. This machine does have the full painted play field with the painted stripe in the shooter lane and it indeed has the pressboard play field. It looks like the colors on the playfield may be a little different and I will have to confirm that later on this evening. Turns out all the displays are the originals with matching serial numbers on them as well, sadly the MPU and Solenoid driver are not original. Not a bad find for 2 1/2 Benjamins!
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Nice! Love to see a pic of the playfield, caught a glimpse of the shooter lane stripe in the car shot...

#14461 2 years ago
Quoted from MikeO:

I have been in this hobby for 22 years now. This alternate paint scheme example only surfacing for the first time in those 22 years blows my mind.

Wow, considering how many were produced and the regularity that I see these Count Down machines for sale thats very interesting to hear that this is the first white based color scheme that has been seen at least by those who have commented so far. The seller was an older fellow who had a small collection of marginal condition machines, he bought this about 10 years ago from somebody in the Central California Foothills and planned to get somebody to work on it but never got around to it so he decided to sell it. He told me that somebody from Reno NV (a good 2 hour trip) messaged him right after I committed to driving the 60 miles to pick it up and they were ready to head on over to pick it up and now I understand why. I think I am going to start a separate thread on this machine to see if I can get some more information about it because this may be worthy of more than just a standard quick restoration.

Quoted from DaMoib:

Nice! Love to see a pic of the playfield, caught a glimpse of the shooter lane stripe in the car shot...

I'll be sure to take some pictures tonight and I'm going to look for more identifying tags, labels or stamps in the body.

#14462 2 years ago

I'd say serial number 01007 makes it a sample game or even an engineering sample. I had a "Gold Strike" which was number 01005.
No "S" after the number though.
The relay ID strips were handwritten. Otherwise, it was identical to the regular production models.

#14463 2 years ago
Quoted from 72Devilz:

Having seen the SS on all the labels I’ve come across I’m guessing it signifies Solid State.

Yes indeedy. Although there technically was no EM version of "Count-Down" ("Space Walk" is the two-player EM version), all the solid state versions of games made in both forms have SS after the serial number on the green arch stamp.

#14464 2 years ago
Quoted from thepinballworks:

Count Down was my first pin 20+ years ago. And still have it.[quoted image]

I've had and sold three of them.

#14465 2 years ago
Quoted from 72Devilz:

Never ever pass up a good deal!

Count down is a pretty fun game. Congrats

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#14466 2 years ago

Dirty but in really nice shape over all. Boots and everything works but the flippers barley move. One broken EOS switch and the other is so weak it won't hold adjustment. Perfect project for Christmas vacation!!

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#14467 2 years ago
Quoted from fabsj82:

Perfect project for Christmas vacation!![quoted image][quoted image]

Those are the best projects!

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#14468 2 years ago
Quoted from DaMoib:

Nice! Love to see a pic of the playfield, caught a glimpse of the shooter lane stripe in the car shot...

Here ya go!

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#14469 2 years ago

not a pinball but will keep my games running when the power goes out.

16KW generac

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#14470 2 years ago
Quoted from bob_e:

not a pinball but will keep my games running when the power goes out.
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Putting in an automatic transfer switch?

#14471 2 years ago
Quoted from bob_e:

not a pinball but will keep my games running when the power goes out.
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Glad to see you have your priorities straight.

"To hell with the fridge, or the heat; gotta play me some pinball!"

#14472 2 years ago
Quoted from northerndude:

Putting in an automatic transfer switch?

Yes, it was included. I am getting bids on installation.

#14473 2 years ago
Quoted from Scotty_K:

Glad to see you have your priorities straight.
"To hell with the fridge, or the heat; gotta play me some pinball!"

Well it is whole house: heat, A/C, well pump, and the FRIDGE too... gotta keep the beverages COLD.

#14474 2 years ago
Quoted from bob_e:

Well it is whole house: heat, A/C, well pump, and the FRIDGE too... gotta keep the beverages COLD.

Always important to have cold beverages in a time of need!

#14475 2 years ago
Quoted from Micky:

Always important to have cold beverages in a time of need!

Just got tired of 7000 watt generator ( gasoline) and extention cords to feed appliances.
Had to wire up plug on furnace, since I never had crossover box done.
this unit has automatic transfer switch, burns natural gas...problems solved.

in 5 weeks I bought 5 pinball machines in October and November.
So last Wednesday I ask my bride if she wanted to go on road trip to spend $$$$
She first thought I was going to buy yet another pin.

#14476 2 years ago
Quoted from bob_e:

So last Wednesday I ask my bride if she wanted to go on road trip to spend $$$$
She first thought I was going to buy yet another pin.

I think she has worked you out

#14477 2 years ago

Can you manually override if needed? Like before a vacation? That'd suck to burn a ton of fuel in the summer if not needed.

We have the gas granny, but also have a transfer box. Not automatic, but gives us heat, water, lights, etc. Not certain I'd want to run a pin off it though.

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#14478 2 years ago

AC/DC luci out - spider man in!

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#14479 2 years ago
Quoted from Happy81724:

spider man in!

Spider-Man is my best shooting game! Smooth as butter. Got it from Pinkitten!

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#14480 2 years ago

Stern's Dracula and Silverball Mania for today!

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#14481 2 years ago

I have had multiple Buccaneers but this is my 1st Ship Ahoy.

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#14482 2 years ago

After a long journey, my Big Lebowski is finally home!

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#14483 2 years ago

Not sure of the fate of this one, no backglass, playfeild in not so good condition. But it has a Alltek MPU and it had a pinscore display in it so it had to be working at some point. It was cheap enough so in the truck it went.
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Corrected Faith to fate.

#14484 2 years ago
Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

Not sure of the faith of this one, no backglass, playfeild in not so good condition. But it has a Alltek MPU and it had a pinscore display in it so it had to be working at some point. It was cheap enough so in the truck it went.
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Presbyterian?

#14485 2 years ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

Presbyterian?

Yep didn’t catch that thanks I fixed it.

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#14486 2 years ago

It works, but after I go through it, it will be Fan-Tas-Tic! Thanks for letting it go, wayout440!

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#14487 2 years ago

Not a classic by any means but still happy that Road Show is back in the lineup.

And so is Roxy lol. No topper on this one..... yet.... lol
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#14488 2 years ago
Quoted from Happy81724:

AC/DC luci out - spider man in![quoted image]

Luci is such a beautiful game.
To bad it's a total drainmonster.

#14489 2 years ago
Quoted from Dr-pin:

Luci is such a beautiful game.
To bad it's a total drainmonster.

Play better!

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#14490 2 years ago

I made preparations for Christmas delivery...............

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#14491 2 years ago

This weekend was busy - picked up a nice Target Alpha, Super Mario Bros that needs a little love, Bally Atlantis for my lady friend as a surprise for the holiday (last minute pick up that happened to line up perfectly. Also, seller was amazing and patient, ty buddy I owe you some bourbon), a nice Bram Stoker's Dracula, and a Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo.

Super Mario Bros needs a lock drilled, some playfield work, probably some bondo and a new speaker grill. Everything else is pretty much good to go.

Drive time was probably 18 hours all weekend and it's all dumped in my buddy's living room. Good thing he's not hosting for the holidays!
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#14492 2 years ago
Quoted from isJ:

This weekend was busy - picked up a nice Target Alpha, Super Mario Bros that needs a little love, Bally Atlantis for my girl as a surprise for the holiday (last minute pick up that happened to line up perfectly. Also, seller was amazing and patient, ty buddy I owe you some bourbon), a nice Bram Stoker's Dracula, and a Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo.
Super Mario Bros needs a lock drilled, some playfield work, probably some bondo and a new speaker grill. Everything else is pretty much good to go.
Drive time was probably 18 hours all weekend and it's all dumped in my buddy's living room. Good thing he's not hosting for the holidays!

Congrats on a super haul!

But you have some serious issues man

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#14493 2 years ago

Not pinball, but will definitely get a lot of use by everyone! 400 games all in one.

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#14494 2 years ago

Picked up this NIB beauty today. It is for sure mint condition. Probably cherry too
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Fortunate that it fit in the truck.
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#14495 2 years ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

Picked up this NIB beauty today. It is for sure mint condition. Probably cherry too
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Fortunate that it fit in the truck.
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No problem with clearcoat?

#14496 2 years ago
Quoted from Peanuts:

No problem with clearcoat?

Does the gumball machine have the TZ white ceramic ball?

#14497 2 years ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

Picked up this NIB beauty today. It is for sure mint condition. Probably cherry too

Does that come with PDI glass?

#14498 2 years ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

Picked up this NIB beauty today. It is for sure mint condition. Probably cherry too

You should really lay down cardboard when you’re transporting a game...especially a grail like that.

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#14499 2 years ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

Picked up this NIB beauty today.

Did you get a hand truck to go with that?

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#14500 2 years ago
Quoted from Peanuts:

No problem with clearcoat?

Damn ! Shooter lane is chipping already.

Quoted from wolverinetuner:

Does the gumball machine have the TZ white ceramic ball?

Actually, I need to find some silvery gumballs like they do for wedding candy bars.

Quoted from RWH:

Does that come with PDI glass?

I believe it is an option. I'll check with the Double Bubble people in China tomorrow.

Quoted from Colsond3:

You should really lay down cardboard when you’re transporting a game...especially a grail like that.

Rest assured, it rode inside with me. I might be crazy, but I'm not stupid.

Quoted from JethroP:

Did you get a hand truck to go with that?[quoted image]

That would have helped a lot. Or even a backpack.

I know you are all anxiously awaiting some unboxing pictures. Until I get mine set up and dialed in, here is the teaser video from reveal day.

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