Quoted from Bet7676:
Been collecting machines since the late 90s have had them stored at mates houses and parents place final got a warehouse to put them all together. Set them all up yesterday so it's like new pin day in a way some machines I have not seen or played in years good to get them back
I did this this past weekend too, had pins packed up and shoved in spots with no room in my garage (not enjoyable to stand there and play) in addition to some new-to-me pinball machines I was already bringing down there and finally decided to officially make my basement my second game room despite slight water worries (which are now getting worked on but since they're on legs I'm not worried too too too much for the time being). It honestly felt like everything I brought down was new to me again and I'm still not done yet. It felt like I just picked everything up again, for real. The Wild Life had a bad leg bracket so it sat 1/4-set-up on a stool in my garage for over two months between other games that weren't really being played either, so the first time I got to play it FINALLY was when I brought it down there, and fixed the problem. It plays absolutely 100% perfect and ran like a charm immediately after being re-setup, glad it finally gets to be enjoyed. Hooray!
Also held family for Easter and that was a big factor for getting a lot done. It went over great and there was a lot of friendly competition, particularly on Wild Life since it was working the best. I just got done completely going through Airport too, plays like a dream and it was very gnarly and not working before. It was baaaaad, now it's cleaned and waxed and repaired for the first time in likely decades.
Hard work doing it all in basically one go but it feels like a dream down there now and like I said doing it that way it felt like I just got 6 brand new pinball machines all at once.
Wired up a beautiful new set of outlets (seen on the pole) and I was good to go. I kept it in view because it's a big nostalgia factor to me because I used to think it was cool back in the campgrounds I played these machines at (they were already very old at that point and I thought the old looking cords and plugs looked cool, much different than what I was used to and very "commercial" feeling, I used to mess around and unplug them and plug them back in and thought it was super cool how all the electricity worked etc.), I've always loved electricity and even today I think it's cool of all the different shapes and sizes the plugs on these machines come in. I can't explain it and it probably sounds pretty weird but it might look messy to some so I figured I'd throw that info in there. Also obviously much easier to unplug them temporarily which of course needs to happen sometimes during repairs or even just quick (but unsafe) fixes.