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

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#28351 51 days ago

Holy shit.

Quoted from twarr:5 pinball machines saved from being dumped. the owners kids were so fed up with their dad hoarding everything but luckily I could buy them instead. It took 12 hours to load the van since we needed to move insane amounts of things to get to the machines. Whitewater, giligans island, wipe out, rocky, bullwinkle and friends, super mario, one arcade and some slot machines.
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#28352 51 days ago
Quoted from twarr:

5 pinball machines saved from being dumped. the owners kids were so fed up with their dad hoarding everything but luckily I could buy them instead. It took 12 hours to load the van since we needed to move insane amounts of things to get to the machines. Whitewater, giligans island, wipe out, rocky, bullwinkle and friends, super mario, one arcade and some slot machines.
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Great find. Crazy picture, I would be worried of dropping it.

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#28353 51 days ago

Fun addition picked up today

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#28354 51 days ago
Quoted from MrMikeman:

Fun addition picked up today
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Looks so much better than the white LE inwas playing last night. Flipper stall is so great!

#28355 51 days ago
Quoted from 80sMan:

Switched out my Jaws Pro order for a JP Prem.. aww heck it’s still an Elwin, right??
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A better Elwin, no doubt

#28356 50 days ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Looks so much better than the white LE inwas playing last night. Flipper stall is so great!

I like the black trim better, too.

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#28357 50 days ago

Not here for a long time, but here for a good time! Cleaning this up for my father in law.

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#28358 50 days ago

These girls have lived hard and I need another project like a kick in the head, but how many of us would turn down a free game?

Booted up and played but obviously some repinning, cleaning, and ground mods needed. Cabinet had some moisture damage, backglass is shot, but playfield isn’t too bad. Battery looked ok but… snipped!

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#28359 50 days ago
Quoted from play_pinball:

These girls have lived hard and I need another project like a kick in the head, but how many of us would turn down a free game?
Booted up and played but obviously some repinning, cleaning, and ground mods needed. Cabinet had some moisture damage, backglass is shot, but playfield isn’t too bad. Battery looked ok but… snipped!
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That's the best price! Looks like the ladies need a skin treatment. LOL

Fun project!

Chris

#28360 50 days ago
Quoted from pinzrfun:

Same here...guy posted a Who Dunnit, Bally El Toro, Revolution X dual shooter arcade game, and 4 player NFL Blizt arcade game, all for $500. He had sold his house for twice what he expected and needed everything gone that day. I was happy to help him out.

Deals like this are likely a "Fence" type operation, so please make sure to do due dilligence, many said it before but if it seems too good to be true, its possible someone is using a story you will believe to move these within hours.

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#28361 50 days ago

Here's Johnny! Thank you @spraynard!!

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#28362 50 days ago

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Gottlieb Central Park

Brought home a few weeks ago. Williams Blackout.

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#28363 50 days ago
Quoted from EMsInKC:

Not home yet, but soon...[quoted image]
Gottlieb Central Park
Brought home a few weeks ago. Williams Blackout.
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Fun game Black Out and nice shape.

#28364 50 days ago
Quoted from chad:

Fun game Black Out and nice shape.

Hasn't played for years. New MPU and driver boards, sound and speech a power boards gone through and it's alive.

Only the upper drops and spinner not registering yet. Displays all work, just some bizarre deal with the camera.

#28365 50 days ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

Here's Johnny! Thank you @spraynard!!
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cool to see those bolt on handles - always thought it would make moving easier - especially up & down stairs.

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#28366 50 days ago

Great way to start my Saturday morning! Huge thanks to Raven69er for making this connection and allowing me to purchase this amazing piece of history!! 1947, First machine to have player controlled flippers, ushering in the new era of pinball.

The original owner received this as a gift in high school sometime in the early 60s and has been in his possession ever since. Now that his brothers and parents have passed on and he’s much older, he wanted it to go to a good home.

This will be a fantastic historically significant addition to my new space opening this summer. This game is in INCREDIBLE shape with only 9k plays on the meter! It was spray painting back in the 50s or 60s before the original owner received it, but the spray paint is bubbling off and original is underneath, it looks decent. Hopefully it can be uncovered without too much issue.
After about 20 minutes, I was able to get it playing, now onto rebuilding the flippers and replacing all the broken parts to the bells.

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#28367 50 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

Great way to start my Saturday morning! Huge thanks to Raven69er for making this connection and allowing me to purchase this amazing piece of history!!

1947 I believe and the first game with flippers. Wish it was a little bit of a better player, but definitely a piece of history. Congrats on that one.

There was a guy 20 miles from me that had a fully restored one for sale a few years ago that I passed on. Kind of regret it.

#28368 50 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

1947 I believe and the first game with flippers. Wish it was a little bit of a better player, but definitely a piece of history. Congrats on that one.
There was a guy 20 miles from me that had a fully restored one for sale a few years ago that I passed on. Kind of regret it.

Those ass backwards flippers are not my thing, but great piece of history.

#28369 50 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

1947 I believe and the first game with flippers. Wish it was a little bit of a better player, but definitely a piece of history. Congrats on that one.
There was a guy 20 miles from me that had a fully restored one for sale a few years ago that I passed on. Kind of regret it.

Yes! I thought I mentioned that, added to the post. First player-controlled flipper game, I was quite happy to pick one up! It’s not a great player, but it’s so important to pinball history!

#28370 50 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

Great way to start my Saturday morning! Huge thanks to Raven69er for making this connection and allowing me to purchase this amazing piece of history!! 1947, First machine to have player controlled flippers, ushering in the new era of pinball.
The original owner received this as a gift in high school sometime in the early 60s and has been in his possession ever since. Now that his brothers and parents have passed on and he’s much older, he wanted it to go to a good home.
This will be a fantastic historically significant addition to my new space opening this summer. This game is in INCREDIBLE shape with only 9k plays on the meter! It was spray painting back in the 50s or 60s before the original owner received it, but the spray paint is bubbling off and original is underneath, it looks decent. Hopefully it can be uncovered without too much issue.
After about 20 minutes, I was able to get it playing, now onto rebuilding the flippers and replacing all the broken parts to the bells.
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It looks so empty inside.

#28371 50 days ago
Quoted from RumRunner9:

cool to see those bolt on handles - always thought it would make moving easier - especially up & down stairs.

Great idea on the handles where would someone be able to get them?

#28372 50 days ago
Quoted from Nyraiderfan:

Great idea on the handles where would someone be able to get them?

I was curious as well, I like those..

#28373 49 days ago
Quoted from Nyraiderfan:

Great idea on the handles where would someone be able to get them?

Great question, I too want a set.
Probably need to find a local guy to fabricate.

#28374 49 days ago
Quoted from RumRunner9:

Great question, I too want a set.
Probably need to find a local guy to fabricate.

Add me to the list, would make loading / unloading way easier.

#28375 49 days ago

We have something like this in the works, not ready for sale yet but soon. Thought I had the original idea, clearly not the only one lol.

Quoted from RumRunner9:

cool to see those bolt on handles - always thought it would make moving easier - especially up & down stairs.

Quoted from Nyraiderfan:

Great idea on the handles where would someone be able to get them?

Quoted from PinJim:

Add me to the list, would make loading / unloading way easier.

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#28376 49 days ago

4 machine pick up today... Custom Black Hole clock. Home brew Raspberry Pi, pinball pool, and World's Series

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#28377 49 days ago
Quoted from PinJim:

To each their own. Surface mount stuff is hard to repair. Older stuff, much easier. Then again, I love doing board work. And I love keeping stuff OEM.

I disagree in a lot of cases. It is a comfortability and maybe tool issue. SMT is way easier than people make it out to be. My replacement board you can swap chips.... without heating up a desoldering gun! which is by far the most likely place to go wrong. I stagger a SMT chip over top of through holes. If a SMT chip needs replaced you can snip out the SMT chip with sharp snips or heat gun it off. Then you have FRESH holes to work with. I will do this will SMT regulators and power transistors too. I can usually fix the same issue on one of my boards way faster than an original.

I avoid densely placing parts. Avoid anything smaller than 0805 and standard outline chips. I avoid tiny drill holes, 15mil to 20mil signal traces are pretty sturdy compared to the thin copper tracks on say a system 11 MPU. Future rework is kept in mind. I have to fix these boards after people blow them up hooking connectors up wrong or etc =).

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#28378 49 days ago

There's a Hi-Ride in there somewhere. Only about 900 miles from home. Thanks to Neo and his son Riven who fixed it up!

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#28379 48 days ago
Quoted from jaytrem:

There's a Hi-Ride in there somewhere. Only about 900 miles from home. Thanks to Neo and his son Riven who fixed it up!
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You are a Road Warrior.

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#28380 48 days ago
Quoted from barakandl:

I disagree in a lot of cases. It is a comfortability and maybe tool issue. SMT is way easier than people make it out to be. My replacement board you can swap chips.... without heating up a desoldering gun! which is by far the most likely place to go wrong. I stagger a SMT chip over top of through holes. If a SMT chip needs replaced you can snip out the SMT chip with sharp snips or heat gun it off. Then you have FRESH holes to work with. I will do this will SMT regulators and power transistors too. I can usually fix the same issue on one of my boards way faster than an original.
I avoid densely placing parts. Avoid anything smaller than 0805 and standard outline chips. I avoid tiny drill holes, 15mil to 20mil signal traces are pretty sturdy compared to the thin copper tracks on say a system 11 MPU. Future rework is kept in mind. I have to fix these boards after people blow them up hooking connectors up wrong or etc =).

I can see the thought you put into your boards @barakandl, greatly appreciated!
heck, I've just bought 3 of your boards in the last month
I really can see how you have build possible repairs into there design.

I learned SMT soldering from your Bally lamp driver kits you used to offer. Now I can literally drag solder a large IC package in less than a minute!

If I had to play Devil's Advocate, I'd love to see a little thicker board, like PCB Pinball does.

Photo below I did the transistors like that for practice...working around obstacles instead of working the middle outward.

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#28381 48 days ago
Quoted from stavio:

4 machine pick up today... Custom Black Hole clock. Home brew Raspberry Pi, pinball pool, and World's Series
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You knocked it out of the park! What a great day!

Bravo

#28382 48 days ago
Quoted from Randy_G:

Now I can literally drag solder

Here is a new term. For me, anyway.

I have used the sweat solder method over the years.

But what is drag solder?

#28383 48 days ago
Quoted from jrcmlc:

We have something like this in the works, not ready for sale yet but soon. Thought I had the original idea, clearly not the only one lol.

Awesome

#28384 48 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Here is a new term. For me, anyway.
I have used the sweat solder method over the years.
But what is drag solder?

With surface mount ICs, you can solder one leg to lock it in place. Then with the right heat and flux, kind of drag the solder slowly along the other legs, it flows around the solder mask and works like magic.

I think what barakandl mentioned is key:
"I avoid densely placing parts. Avoid anything smaller than 0805 and standard outline chip"

I worked on a new 3DS once, and some of those parts are so small and densely packed, it's nuts. At the same time, most pinball boards using SMD are quite serviceable... coming back to through hole feels like playing with Duplo parts

#28385 48 days ago
Quoted from Nyraiderfan:

Great idea on the handles where would someone be able to get them?

Quoted from Wmsfan-GAP:

I was curious as well, I like those..

Quoted from RumRunner9:

Great question, I too want a set.
Probably need to find a local guy to fabricate.

Quoted from PinJim:

Add me to the list, would make loading / unloading way easier.

Quoted from jrcmlc:

We have something like this in the works, not ready for sale yet but soon. Thought I had the original idea, clearly not the only one lol.

These came up in this very thread 3 years ago! They seem to be near-exclusively owned by PinballManiac40 and it was mentioned someone else made them.
There was a green set that came up in the secret Santa thread a few years back aswell. It seems like people have been begging for these for a while!

Quoted from PinballManiac40:

A local collector made these "pin moving handles" for me after I had repaired his TAF and TZ for reset issues. He doesn't seem interested in making more really since [he] had cut and welded every piece himself.

I mentioned to him that I have some older legs he can cut up to see if it speeds up his process. Maybe something will come out of that.

It appears they’re custom made by cutting pinball legs and welding the handle on the side. I couldn’t find anything else in my research, as I would also love a pair of these things! This would solve my butterfingers helper from dropping nearly every game he helps me move.

#28386 48 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

But what is drag solder?

You don't want to go there!

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#28387 48 days ago
Quoted from jellikit:

A classic came home with us today...
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I haven't followed up with any pictures of what I brought home but wanted to with the Playboy I grabbed nearly 2 months agon. I have heard that distributor-installed Mylar was an option and it looks like that may be the case with this machine. It isn't HUO by any stretch, but the original areas that were covered look great. I just wanted to share.

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#28388 48 days ago

Ours our scratch made but the cost is higher than I want it to be, so we're working through that. It won't be long.

Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:These came up in this very thread 3 years ago! They seem to be near-exclusively owned by PinballManiac40 and it was mentioned someone else made them.
There was a green set that came up in the secret Santa thread a few years back aswell. It seems like people have been begging for these for a while!

It appears they’re custom made by cutting pinball legs and welding the handle on the side. I couldn’t find anything else in my research, as I would also love a pair of these things! This would solve my butterfingers helper from dropping nearly every game he helps me move.

#28389 48 days ago
Quoted from poppapin:

You don't want to go there!

Is that what RuPaul says?

#28390 48 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Is that what RuPaul says?

#28391 48 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

It appears they’re custom made by cutting pinball legs and welding the handle on the side. I couldn’t find anything else in my research, as I would also love a pair of these things! This would solve my butterfingers helper from dropping nearly every game he helps me move

Those handles were PinballManiac's idea that I made. They are not made from legs that are cut up....they are made of chome-moly tubing welded to steel angle. I made a batch of them but they've all been sold. You can make 'cheap' version pretty easily....but if they break and you drop a game....

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#28392 48 days ago
Quoted from GregCon:

Those handles were PinballManiac's idea that I made. They are not made from legs that are cut up....they are made of chome-moly tubing welded to steel angle. I made a batch of them but they've all been sold. You can make 'cheap' version pretty easily....but if they break and you drop a game....
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These are just awesome. I would not had bought an SUV if you did not make these for me. It is the only way I can get leverage on the front of a game to get it over the folded back seats.

#28393 48 days ago

Also very good for moving games up and down stairs as you actually have something to hold onto.

#28394 48 days ago

Must.....have.....can't.....live......without. jrcmlc - put me on your list of interested parties if you get this worked out. Take my money....please.

#28395 48 days ago
Quoted from GregCon:

Those handles were PinballManiac's idea that I made. They are not made from legs that are cut up....they are made of chome-moly tubing welded to steel angle. I made a batch of them but they've all been sold. You can make 'cheap' version pretty easily....but if they break and you drop a game....
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Mystery solved!!! If you ever make a batch before jrcmlc makes some, please put me on the list. Definitely could use them and the leverage idea for getting them over the “seat hump”!

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#28396 48 days ago

Really excited to add this to the collection. Whoohoooo! We share a birthday

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#28397 48 days ago
Quoted from Green-Machine:

Really excited to add this to the collection. Whoohoooo! We share a birthday
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Congrats! Played the pro on location and really had a blast!

#28398 48 days ago
Quoted from BlackBelt:

Congrats! Played the pro on location and really had a blast!

Thanks! I’m just flailing at this point but I am loving the shots…. Super fast returns

#28399 48 days ago

I spoke with GregCon to make sure we didn't gouge him and step on toes, they're not making them, so we're going to keep on moving forward. Will announce it and some other new stuff and news here soon. Thanks!

Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:Mystery solved!!! If you ever make a batch before jrcmlc makes some, please put me on the list. Definitely could use them and the leverage idea for getting them over the “seat hump”!

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#28400 48 days ago

Set up the Elvira I brought home yesterday. Should clean up nicely.

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