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What's your set up to folded/stored ratio?


By Atomicboy

5 years ago



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    #51 5 years ago
    Quoted from frolic:

    10/0. I hope I can let them go when I get full.

    You can. First one is the hard one. After that, it's easy.

    #52 5 years ago
    Quoted from Taxman:

    22 / 15
    I should get rid of some of the folded up ones to make room to setup others. Its just hard to let them go.

    Let me know if you ever want to get rid of your Trek, TFTC, or Royal Flush Deluxe!

    My current ratios: 6 set up my house / 2 set up in friends houses / 2 folded up in storage.

    Hoping to increase category 2 at the expense of category 3, as category 1 is maxed out.

    #54 5 years ago

    1/4 set up/folded (ratio, not actual number of games).

    #55 5 years ago

    16 Setup, 8 on location, 15 folded. Ugh, counting the folded pins makes you think.

    Making plans to turn half of my 30x40 outbuilding in to a heated and cooled shop, so soon all will be setup. Getting pretty excited about that

    #56 5 years ago
    Quoted from tamoore:

    You can. First one is the hard one. After that, it's easy.

    Maybe for some. Some of my easiest were the first ones I let go. Once you get to the nitty grit, and then get others you want, that's where the real heartache comes in.

    #57 5 years ago

    0/16. Still waiting for insurance company to rebuild my basement following a sewer backup. It's been 3 months now. Have a few I can play in the garage, but it's just not the same.

    #58 5 years ago

    Right now I'm 4/0. A month and a half ago, I had been 5/0 for five years, before that I was 0/4 for a year and 0/2 for four years before that.

    #59 5 years ago

    5 / 0 pins
    9 / 1 vids

    #60 5 years ago

    Don't ask.

    #61 5 years ago

    25/1. Only because I'm cubed out on basement room.

    #62 5 years ago

    21/0.

    #64 5 years ago

    Question for you guys who have more than 15 games set up in your homes - what's your secret? Do you use the bedrooms, dedicate an entire floor to pins, or have an outbuilding? I'm genuinely curious.

    If I could do it all over again, I'd have left the basement unfinished so that my family had no interest in it, and put the home theater and my office upstairs.

    #65 5 years ago
    Quoted from swampfire:

    Question for you guys who have more than 15 games set up in your homes - what's your secret?

    I use my 35x25 gameroom

    #66 5 years ago
    Quoted from swampfire:

    Question for you guys who have more than 15 games set up in your homes - what's your secret? Do you use the bedrooms, dedicate an entire floor to pins, or have an outbuilding? I'm genuinely curious.
    If I could do it all over again, I'd have left the basement unfinished so that my family had no interest in it, and put the home theater and my office upstairs.

    Outbuilding. Still have room for a total of 46 pins, ball bowler, bathroom and workshop.

    #67 5 years ago

    3/9.
    All 90s Williams/Bally except one (Black Hole)

    #68 5 years ago
    Quoted from moto_cat:

    5 / 0 pins
    9 / 1 vids

    how did you fold up a vid ???

    #69 5 years ago
    Quoted from swampfire:

    Question for you guys who have more than 15 games set up in your homes - what's your secret? Do you use the bedrooms, dedicate an entire floor to pins, or have an outbuilding? I'm genuinely curious.
    If I could do it all over again, I'd have left the basement unfinished so that my family had no interest in it, and put the home theater and my office upstairs.

    As I said in my post... Pins are in the living room (who needs a "formal" living room, we spend more time in there now with pins than we did before), dining room (pretty much wasted space before, only got used 1 or twice a year), family room (this is where we still have couch and chair, and where we spend time anyway, usually only 1 pin here unless we are having a party, then we take the furniture out and bring in more pins), furniture is in storage... there are 15 in the basement at the moment (if I get rid of 2 videos I could get more down there 20 or more will fit with rearranging), but as I said once I get to remodel (like I want to just waiting to win the lottery! ) there will be more room there as well as another game room for more pins, and our pool table can come out of storage and get set back up as well!

    Phoebe

    #70 5 years ago
    Quoted from swampfire:

    Question for you guys who have more than 15 games set up in your homes - what's your secret? Do you use the bedrooms, dedicate an entire floor to pins, or have an outbuilding? I'm genuinely curious.
    If I could do it all over again, I'd have left the basement unfinished so that my family had no interest in it, and put the home theater and my office upstairs.

    I have a mostly unfinished basement, but with area rugs and wall treatments, it has a very arcade-ish feel with all the games and pins in it. There is one storage room left that I plan to turn into an EM room. When this is complete, I'll have room for about 5 more pins.

    #71 5 years ago
    Quoted from Butterflygirl24:

    pool table can come out of storage and get set back up as well!

    Sell it, you know it's never coming out It took me a long time to sell mine, which was never played in lieu of the pinball machines. I completely refinished mine before I got into this hobby, so it was hard to let go of, but once I ripped the band-aid, it was a huge chunk of space back and relief, even though it did look good when not being played.

    And yes Mike, I know I said I'd never sell.

    #72 5 years ago
    Quoted from swampfire:

    Question for you guys who have more than 15 games set up in your homes - what's your secret? Do you use the bedrooms, dedicate an entire floor to pins, or have an outbuilding? I'm genuinely curious.
    If I could do it all over again, I'd have left the basement unfinished so that my family had no interest in it, and put the home theater and my office upstairs.

    I gutted the 1 bedroom apartment in my basement when I bought my house.

    Lots of space now.

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    #73 5 years ago
    Quoted from flecom:

    how did you fold up a vid ???

    You got me on a technicality , Millipede needs a monitor rebuild ( cap kit ).

    #74 5 years ago
    Quoted from Atomicboy:

    And yes Mike, I know I said I'd never sell.

    Selling my pool table was the best thing I ever did as I hated having to find reason to move a game out in favor of bringing in a new one. I was so relieved when I sold it in October 2011 and figured I wouldn't have space issues for at least a year. Yeah right, added 5 more pins by December 2011 and I was out of room again

    #75 5 years ago

    We have 3 spare rooms, a living room and a dining room upstairs...I need to be a lot more assertive about taking over the basement.

    #76 5 years ago
    Quoted from mwong168:

    Selling my pool table was the best thing I ever did as I hated having to find reason to move a game out in favor of bringing in a new one. I was so relieved when I sold it in October 2011 and figured I wouldn't have space issues for at least a year. Yeah right, added 5 more pins by December 2011 and I was out of room again

    That's why I actually talked myself out of buying a bigger house, if I have a basement that could hold 50 the way I buy, I would be there in zero time.

    #77 5 years ago
    Quoted from Butterflygirl24:

    furniture is in storage

    That's the best quote in this thread.

    I'm 8/0, up from 7/1 a week ago. I try to only have one non-working machine at a time. After some hard work last weekend, El Dorado is now up and running.

    #78 5 years ago

    33/1(NIB)
    ~Steveo

    #79 5 years ago

    Not counting Bally Hoo and Baffle Ball and my other 30's counter pins:

    21 / 13 (11 not set up and 2 in transit)

    I should be at 24 up by end of September, but planning to sell some games to get the stored number down to 2 or 3.

    Our newly finished basement was going to be all pinball, but we added a bar, game table and theater, so there's no place for a lot of the EMs.

    #80 5 years ago
    Quoted from Atomicboy:

    Sell it, you know it's never coming out It took me a long time to sell mine, which was never played in lieu of the pinball machines. I completely refinished mine before I got into this hobby, so it was hard to let go of, but once I ripped the band-aid, it was a huge chunk of space back and relief, even though it did look good when not being played.
    And yes Mike, I know I said I'd never sell.

    No...It has been in Hubby's family since the early 60s, and I refinished it completely when we moved in here. new felt. new leather pockets, all the wood stripped and re finished etc. Hubby really wants it back up. So that is incentive for us to get the remodel done!!

    Phoebe

    #81 5 years ago

    .....They fold?

    All setup. 13-0

    #82 5 years ago

    25/2 the two that are folded are home version projects.

    #83 5 years ago

    7/1 - the 1 always undergoing cyclic maintenance

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    #84 4 years ago
    Quoted from Butterflygirl24:

    NAHHH Shrekman!! I'm the same way...once I restore them, there is too much blood sweat and tears in em to let em go easily!! I have 30/7/3/8 30 are set up in my house (various rooms furniture is in storage) 7 are torn down in some level of restoration. 3 are folded up in storage waiting there turn...and 8 are projects that haven't even made it on the back burner yet. One day their time will come!!
    Phoebe

    Hey Phoebe.

    I'm not sure if I should take your advice anymore. You get me in trouble. You turned me on to the ColorDMDs when they were first coming out and now I have 10 of them installed.

    #85 4 years ago

    Great topic. I have 4/1

    #86 4 years ago

    3/0 now, soon 4/0 when MMr arrives. I hope I'll always be able to have all my pins up & running and none in storage, but we all know how this hobby goes...

    #87 4 years ago

    For those that have some folded, do you keep them climate controlled?

    #88 4 years ago

    12/2

    Yes to climate controlled. Folded up in my office downstairs waiting for time to restore...

    Jaz

    #89 4 years ago
    Quoted from PINBELL:

    For those that have some folded, do you keep them climate controlled?

    Depends on where they are in the restore process if they are pretty much done, then they usually are at the house so basically yes, but if they aren't even started in the process yet they aren't...But I never leave a BG in a stored pin, even if it is in my garage!! They stay climate controlled!

    Phoebe

    #90 4 years ago

    5/0 but it's pretty easy with only 5 and a basement.

    Actually with all the crap I have in my basement I only have room for about 1 more. Hopefully that might change down the road (possibly moving). If we do move I have my eye on a place that has a massive finished basement. 5-6 pins would look tiny. Could easily do 30+ down there but I'm guessing the WAF will be more like 12 max

    #91 4 years ago
    Quoted from PINBELL:

    For those that have some folded, do you keep them climate controlled?

    Absolutely.

    11 months later
    #92 4 years ago

    Arg, now 30/5. Sumner seems to find the garage filling with winter projects.

    #93 4 years ago

    Mine only get folded to get moved.

    7/0

    #94 4 years ago

    12 set up.

    As far as folded,I lost count......

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