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Woodrail Pinballs

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#901 2 years ago
Quoted from jaytrem:

Thanks, do you have a link? I did a quick search but couldn't find it, I'm not much into Facebook. I did notice a Spirit of 76 that somebody is asking $1500 for. Gotta admit, I'm pretty sure I'd be willing to part with my new machine for that amount!

I don’t have Facebook. But with all these project machines popping up I glanced through my wife’s for the first time and checked the marketplace. I wasn't looking for anything in particular and I noticed it. If I can help you out at all let me know. It’s an hour and half away from me

https://m.facebook.com/marketplace/item/433559817418120/

#902 2 years ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

I don’t have Facebook. But with all these project machines popping up I glanced through my wife’s for the first time and checked the marketplace. I wasn't looking for anything in particular and I noticed it. If I can help you out at all let me know. It’s an hour and half away from me
https://m.facebook.com/marketplace/item/433559817418120/

Wow, that makes me feel a lot better about my playfield. Thanks for posting it and the help offer. I actually in really good shape with my Kings, just need a few cheap cosmetic parts from PBR and I'll be set.

#903 2 years ago
Quoted from jaytrem:

Wow, that makes me feel a lot better about my playfield. Thanks for posting it and the help offer. I actually in really good shape with my Kings, just need a few cheap cosmetic parts from PBR and I'll be set.

And then you can generously give it to me

#904 2 years ago
Quoted from dr_nybble:

You can use a laser cutter to cut perfect circles in 1/8" MDF. Did that on Spitfire:

Thanks for the recommendation—your Spitfire is impressive!

I have prepped a stencil with the circles cut with a hole saw. After a bit of light sanding, the holes look like they’ll work well. I need to wait for the yellow base on the backbox to dry and then will give it a go.

The cabinet (see below) isn’t as smooth as it should be (should have sanded better between coats apparently), but attempts at sanding now would require some additional touch ups of spots where the base color begins to emerge. Also the base color is a tad bit off (should be more peach-like). Nonetheless, I can live with it and am happy at my first attempt at refinishing a cabinet.

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#905 2 years ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

It’s really not that expensive to ship it if you can find someone to grab it for you.

Thanks, but too much going on to try to look into shipping a game. And can't imagine cost would be less than what a game is worth to ship clear across the country.

#906 2 years ago
Quoted from jaytrem:

Wow, that makes me feel a lot better about my playfield.

Yeah, that's what the playfield on these typically look like. You got a steal on yours.

#907 2 years ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

And then you can generously give it to me

I would if only I didn't have this matching furniture!

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#908 2 years ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

I don’t have Facebook. But with all these project machines popping up I glanced through my wife’s for the first time and checked the marketplace. I wasn't looking for anything in particular and I noticed it. If I can help you out at all let me know. It’s an hour and half away from me
https://m.facebook.com/marketplace/item/433559817418120/

He is firm on the price, even though it has been listed since April at that price.

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#909 2 years ago

This Mars flipperless machine came up on facebook. Regardless of the asking price it is one of the coolest woodrail machines I have ever seen. The playfield artwork and layered backglass are drool worthy!

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#910 2 years ago

What an amazing timepiece!

Way better than an expensive painting on the wall.

#911 2 years ago

I have one experience with a woody.
Someone bought an ES and it was too tall for his basement. I sold him my woodrail and than I went and bought that returned ES with the same money. Those were the days when pins were cheap and it was layed back fun.
That being said some woodrails are a hoot and you can't beat the look of all that oak.

#912 2 years ago

Is there a Golden Bells owner that would be able to scan their backglass? Mine had been stored poorly before I got it and the art all fell off.

I had a playfield scanned at a printing place for about $25, and I would cover a fee similar to that.

For now I’d like to just print a translite so I can at least see scores and pretend the art is real.

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#913 2 years ago

Williams kings..in action.

#914 2 years ago

Someone should grab this:
maine.craigslist.org link

1958 Williams Satellite
Portland, Maine

https://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?any=Satellite&search=Search+Database&searchtype=quick#2056

I could probably grab it for someone if they were interested

#915 2 years ago

I had both Kings and Satellite. Wanted to have them all for a while. Both of those are good playing games. Very snappy.

$500 for Satellite is beyond a steal. Super rare.

#916 2 years ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

Someone should grab this:
maine.craigslist.org link
1958 Williams Satellite
Portland, Maine
https://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?any=Satellite&search=Search+Database&searchtype=quick#2056
I could probably grab it for someone if they were interested

I almost bought a nice Havana off the seller but I couldn't get time off of work to drive up from RI to grab it so I had to let it go to the next in line. I asked for more photos of the Satellite to see how bad the wear he mentioned was.

#917 2 years ago

For reference the Satellite I had cost well into the 1000s. The market for woodrails may not be as hot as it once was, but it is a very special machine in that regards. Rare space theme with light animated monkeys in Sputniks on the backglass.

Only reason I didn't keep it is it was too much money involved, so I sold it back to whom I bought it from.

#918 2 years ago
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#919 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

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That is sexy as hell o-din !!!

#920 2 years ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

That is sexy as hell o-din !!!

Yeah man! It certainly does stand out. Rare as hen's teeth from what I can tell.

I'm too embarrassed to say what it really cost, but I was dealing with a guy willing to buy it back, so I wasn't really worried that much.

But $500 with a Shay backglass that cost $300 is a no brainer for someone in that part of the country.

#921 2 years ago

Oh man. I already have two machines that haven’t even made it to my house yet and this is only 90 mins away...hmm. I have a problem.

#922 2 years ago

Now you guys are making me feel bad for not chasing that one when I noticed it earlier this week Not that I’d know where to put it at this point...

Dave

#923 2 years ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

Oh man. I already have two machines that haven’t even made it to my house yet and this is only 90 mins away...hmm. I have a problem.

Go get it!!! Can always pass it along if you decide not to keep it. Looks pretty sweet though.

#924 2 years ago

There was a time not long ago where I would have already made arrangements for STI to pick it up.

But Homey don't play that game anymore.

#925 2 years ago

I reached out to the seller for those who are interested in the Satellite and he is away until the middle of next week. He only had one picture of it with him. It shows some serious flipper drag. The offer is still there if someone wants me to grab it for them. He invited me to come play it.

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#926 2 years ago

The pic is rather grainy, but if that is the only serious wear, that would be super easy to touch up.

#927 2 years ago

Oh man Murphdom I am super interested if you really don’t mind the trip. I work with satellite data and this would be so sweet to have. I am way out west but have had good luck shipping and willing to give it a go if you are...let me know what you think.

#928 2 years ago

Far out!
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#929 2 years ago
Quoted from DCRand:

Started minor refurb of my 1952 Twenty Grand just picked up a few weeks ago. Decided it just wasn't worth trying to fix the numerous play field issues. Very bad and wrinkled paint around the two lower pops, serious ball wear into the wood above both lower "kick" out holes. All of which had been badly touched up in the past. Just did light touch up to both lower areas and -------- just couldn't leave it that way.
Used alcohol and sanding to clean up the area around the pops, then airbrushed the yellow back in. Used same method to clean up lower play field areas and have filled with wood filler. Now for the mixing, matching, and painting. Wish me luck.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Well for anyone interested. Progress so far, lots of family stuff at the moment so Pin work time limited. Debating whether to do black and white and lettering touch up and call it good. Or keep trying to get the blue suit and yellow dress better.

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#930 2 years ago

this game is tonnes of fun. Still haven't gotten to the final all-specials sequence yet.

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#931 2 years ago
Quoted from cait001:

this game is tonnes of fun. Still haven't gotten to the final all-specials sequence yet.[quoted image]

That game looks so sweet

#932 2 years ago
Quoted from cait001:

this game is tonnes of fun. Still haven't gotten to the final all-specials sequence yet.[quoted image]

Only problem is it's not rodent themed.

#933 2 years ago

Played this beauty a bunch at the york show. Its on my list but this machine wasn't for sale.

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#934 2 years ago
Quoted from cait001:

this game is tonnes of fun. Still haven't gotten to the final all-specials sequence yet.

They had some interesting ways to implement replays.

On my 1959 Williams Rocket, there is no ingame special. Instead, besides the usual point based replays, it awards replays after the game is over depending on how many Rockets on the backglass you have lit up in a row, from three in a row to all seven. I've done seven once in the five plus years I have owned the game.

That Regatta is a very good looking machine.

#935 2 years ago

WMS Regatta
Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda CA has one for play and display.
Very sweet game to play.

#936 2 years ago
Quoted from cait001:

this game is tonnes of fun. Still haven't gotten to the final all-specials sequence yet.[quoted image]

Oooh. Would love to find me a "Regatta". It's on my wishlist.

#937 2 years ago

Regatta is a sweet sequence game. Get 1 through 5 in order and the bumper values increase. do it again, and again. Your plunging skills need to be tops, but the center "death shot" will also advance the next lit number.
if you do the sequence 3 times the next number set will be worth specials.
Specials also for high scores, and specials ALSO for spelling REGATTA (R-E-G-AT-TA), which is NOT easy to do.

Great game for the lovers of balanced rule sets that give equal love to the top and bottom of the playfield, with multiple was to make the knocker clack. And the art is good too.

#938 2 years ago
Quoted from stavio:

Played this beauty a bunch at the york show. Its on my list but this machine wasn't for sale.[quoted image]

Sittin Pretty, one of my favorites and always set up in my game room.
Great game!!

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#939 2 years ago

Below is a photo of two thin metal guides (~10.5” x 5/8”) that go on the sides of a Globe Trotter playfield. I know it’s hard to see in the photo, but both have a slight bend in them near one of the nail holes. Does anyone have a good strategy for removing these slight bends? I have tried placing them on a smooth, flat surface and rolling a dowel on them and this has helped, but hasn’t eliminated the bends entirely. Is there any additional method worth trying?

Thanks!

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#940 2 years ago
Quoted from tfduda:

Does anyone have a good strategy for removing these slight bends? I have tried placing them on a smooth, flat surface and rolling a dowel on them and this has helped, but hasn’t eliminated the bends entirely. Is there any additional method worth trying?
Thanks![quoted image]

I just finished restoring my Globetrotter, and my guides were bent slightly also. I massaged them from the back gently with my fingers to gently work the bends out, but don't try to get them perfect, you never will, and you run the risk of making it worse or cracking the chrome.

#941 2 years ago
Quoted from DCRand:

Well for anyone interested. Progress so far, lots of family stuff at the moment so Pin work time limited. Debating whether to do black and white and lettering touch up and call it good. Or keep trying to get the blue suit and yellow dress better.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Further progress, painting and touch up done. Metal work polished. Mylar over most of yellow woman and guy in suit. Working on rubber, flipper, and pop bumper install now. Could use a new set of plastics.

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#942 2 years ago
Quoted from DCRand:

Further progress, painting and touch up done. Metal work polished. Mylar over most of yellow woman and guy in suit. Working on rubber, flipper, and pop bumper install now. Could use a new set of plastics.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

You could scan them and touch up the artwork yourself and then make your own. I haven’t done it yet but there are a few threads on it and it seems relatively simple. I’ll probably do it eventually but I’m focusing on other elements of my project right now.

#943 2 years ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

You could scan them and touch up the artwork yourself and then make your own. I haven’t done it yet but there are a few threads on it and it seems relatively simple. I’ll probably do it eventually but I’m focusing on other elements of my project right now.

yep, probably what I will end up doing if ever get the time.

#944 2 years ago

Well, I guess I can save you the trouble DCRand...what do you think of this? Look close enough? I think I got her hair and nose right...and the missing piece of course.
This is just a preview png, my original tif is much larger if you like it and decide to print it.
~ Mal ~

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#945 2 years ago
Quoted from Hyperball91:

Well, I guess I can save you the trouble DCRand...what do you think of this? Look close enough? I think I got her hair and nose right...and the missing piece of course.
This is just a preview png, my original tif is much larger if you like it and decide to print it.
~ Mal ~[quoted image]

Great gesture and work Mal. BTW have not forgotten the Crosstown pics just been sidelined lately.

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#946 2 years ago

1956 Williams Tim-Buc-Tu restoration. My first woodrail with the picnic-style legs. The cabinet is in pretty good condition except for the front. The playfield is really nice. My repro plastics and backglass, all on plexiglass. A fast-playing game with a middle pop bumper and strong kickers that are more integral to gameplay than the two flippers located on the edges of the playfield.

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#947 2 years ago

Nice line up of woodrails.
I owned a nice Tim Buc Tu many years ago. It is a really fun player with the 10 ways to win on "SPECIAL WHEN LIT"!

#948 2 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Oooh. Would love to find me a "Regatta". It's on my wishlist.

jr that regatta was a friend of mines and we hauled it to the ottawa pinball show with my cue tee and skill pool in september. Cait organizes the antique section there. She bought the Regatta . i guess i got caught playing it there. im crossing my fingers for that prototype tenspot next year

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#949 2 years ago
Quoted from singlezero:

im crossing my fingers for that prototype tenspot next year

I hope it comes to Pinfest next year.

#950 2 years ago

Anyone know the story about the black metal used in Gottlieb’s 1951 Globe Trotter? It doesn’t appear to be painted as I don’t see the black removed in scratched areas. I assume it’s some kind of black alloy...?

Mine has the support bracket for the upper large stepper and parts of the 10k stepper, 100k stepper, score motor and bell and knocker brackets in black (see photos below). Also see similar (though not identical) use in photos of another Globe Trotter on ipdb in links below. I suspect that Gottlieb used what was available at the time and that the normally used metal wasn’t available, but this is a guess. Also I’m not sure if other early 50s Gottliebs used this metal as I didn’t search ipdb too thoroughly, but I don’t recall seeing it used in other models from same era.

https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=1017&picno=42913
https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=1017&picno=42908

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