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Which 3 woodrails out of this group would you pick to own? Now FOR SALE

By Tuna_Delight

4 years ago

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#7 4 years ago

Nice group.

Some random thoughts on some of the games.

Spot Bowler - seems one that is super hard to find and very popular.

Hawaiian Beauty - lovely looking pin, unique layout and a rebound special which is pretty cool.

Diamond Lill. A tough game to beat, unique layout, reverse flippers, very little luck, more skill based and probably the best light show in any em ( just my opinion ).

Ace High. Hard to find, great artwork, and possibly best game from 1955 - 1960. I grabbed one while I could but not shopped yet so can't comment on gameplay but the rules and layout look pretty darn good.

Auto Race seems hard to find and is very popular with those who collect cars due to the great artwork.

Tough to choose 3. It's usually availability and condition/price that determines.

#11 4 years ago
Quoted from PinballFever:

No 1951 games?

Rose-Bowl 1951 looks a very different kind of game

And of course Niagara - another very tough find!


#25 4 years ago

I find that I hit the start button on the pre 1955 Gottliebs more than any other era of games. In 1955 the coin mech was a dime and wow, these games must have been massive earners.

I just finished shopping my Sluggin Champ and it is one of the easier woodrails to beat. Because of this, I can play 15 games in a flash and be not quite winning but I always feel close!. A buck in a half in 15 minutes back in 1955 must have been a fair bit to spend that quickly!

Love getting all the teams on both sides and then hearing the pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop as ball disappears in a gobble hole

Typical GTB as I didn't realize RBI'S increase per ball so on ball 5, can score 5 RBI each time target is hit so a poor game can end up being awesome on the last ball.

These designs are just genius and continues to amaze me the lack of love there is for them.

#27 4 years ago
Quoted from Boatcat:

I see no lack of love, just lack of production numbers, actual survivors, and collectors willing to part with the ones they own.

I guess then I still would expect overall demand to be higher. That said certain titles are extremely hard to find!

Games like this one for example? link » 1955 Gottlieb Twin Bill Pinball Classic Wood Rail Plays Great

#34 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

They never made as many as Gottlieb, both in the amount of different games and production runs of those games and didn't keep a record on many so how many are or were out there remains a mystery. But there are still quite a few gems like Nags, Sea Wolf, Gusher, and Rocket to name a few. But those don't come up very often and usually command a high price if in nice condition.

What about 1955 Wonderland? Art is fantastic. Anyone played one? Worth buying?

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