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Mar 23, 2017

Wayne Neyens was a very prolific pinball designer, most famous for his time at Gottlieb.

We discuss everything from his time at Western Electric and Supply to his career at Gottlieb and a bit beyond.  He is almost 99 years old, and as such, has seen a LOT of interesting happenings in coin op since he started at Western.

Wayne was incredibly generous with his time and willingness to discuss some of these items of curiosity.

Thank you again, Wayne!

Mar 9, 2017

Chicago Coin's 'Thing' is up and running in my home! I go over some of the challenges and gloss over some others.  The game has several fairly fragile-looking components.  Odd and unique relay ladders, and tons and tons of relays under the playfield.

Great game, and I'm happy it's done!  Almost every shot earns at least 10,000 points, and the two passive bumpers at the bottom earn 100,000 at certain times.  In this game, increase in score will open the ball save gate sooner, allowing a ball to drain, so it is in your best interest to make accurate shots.

I also got a correction from a friend  (and friend of the show), and discussed a very interesting thread on Pinside about cheating and bingos:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/cheating-a-bingo

Thanks for listening!

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