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Woodrails, tell me about them...let's see them!

By 5280wzrd

4 years ago

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#15 4 years ago

Woodrails are an acquired taste. There was a time when I wouldn't look twice at one. Now, I have several in my collection. I just got done playing a couple of games on my Gottlieb '57 "Royal Flush". It's a very attractive game, and the objective is more difficult to achieve than it may first appear. The gameplay is lively, but the ball times are relatively short compared to what you might be used to. I would say this game is a decent player; not the best and certainly not the worst. There are many good playing woodrails out there, and as was mentioned by someone above, the prices on them seem to be coming down. The more desireable titles are still up there though. I was fortunate to find this "Royal Flush" in someone's garage. The guy was not a pinball guy, and he told me he pulled it out of a house the previous day. It needed a bit of work, but was in generally good condition, and it came out nice. Don't listen to people who'll tell you woodrails play slow. When they are properly shopped, cleaned and waxed, they play plenty fast.

(some woodies at this year's York, PA show)

#23 4 years ago

The Williams woodrails are relatively tough to find. My brother owns a "Casino", but you just don't come across that game very often. "Jig-Saw", "Tic-Tac-Toe", and "Crosswords" come up once in a while, but Williams woodies are fairly few and far between. They made some good ones for sure, but there are many titles that I have never played or even seen. I have a "Reno", "Palisades", "Tim-Buc-Tu" and I was really fortunate to find a "Rocket", but all of those titles are pretty tough to come by. You'll come across Gottlieb woodrails more regularly. "Sunshine" and "Southern Belle" are two titles that seem to come around a lot lately. I recently acquired a "Royal Flush", and it seems that since then, I've seen several come up for sale recently.

#26 4 years ago

Those three are among the best of the Williams woodrails for sure. As I said, some of those Williams woodies are hard to come by, and you'll pay a premium for them if you find them.

#48 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

I may be able to bring home this Classy Bowler though.

"Classy Bowler" is a great playing and great looking game. I'd love to find one!

#50 4 years ago

"Frontiersman" is one of the best. I'm not crazy about the playfield art, but the strategy and gameplay are great. So is the backglass. I got one at the last Silverman auction, but it's going to need quite a bit of work to get it going and looking good again.

#52 4 years ago

Do you rate it as a better player than "Queen of Hearts"? BTW, in reference to your avatar image, I have a question. What does the buffalo stand for on the back of the nickel?

#55 4 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

What does the buffalo stand for on the back of the nickel?

Answer: There isn't enough room to sit!

#57 4 years ago

Dude, you rock!

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#104 3 years ago

There was some bad, but a lot of good! I can identify with so many things in that clip. Thanks for sharing it!

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