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Now displaying: December, 2017
Dec 27, 2017

The 1940 Chicago Coin Fox Hunt is just about finished.

Two shorted 'coils in a can' are taken apart and rewound.  I have a trip relay coil to replace, as well as two springs that are not doing their job, and a shorted lamp socket.  Otherwise, things are working pretty darn well.

Serenade was picked up by Bingo Butch and his son, Mike, and Mike already has it up and running.  Great finish to the year in bingos the pinball community just learned of its existence at the beginning of the year!

Today's Year of Flipperless game is Genco's 1939 Airport.  A beautiful machine with an interesting ruleset that requires the player to traverse the entire playfield across 5 balls, with a ball return feature.

http://ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=36&picno=19261&zoom=1

Dec 14, 2017

A friend of mine asked me to pick any meter I wanted to, to replace my really poor DMM that I've been fighting forever (thanks Ryan!).

A Sanwa SP-21 is what I chose: https://au.rs-online.com/web/p/analogue-multimeters/3534304/

Good balance of price and features.  Has a continuity test, despite being an analog meter, as well as a diode test.  Both are basically resistance tests, but nice to have.  Uses two double-A batteries, which is convenient.

I talk a bit about my first service call using the meter, as well as some challenges specific to the game.

Next, a listener writes to discuss an alternative method of demagnetizing.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p01225sBSJI

Today's Year of Flipperless is Rockola's Screamo from October of 1935.

Another proto-bingo, this time with a literal card layout, but a more fun playfield than most of the other early bingo concepts.

http://ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=2071&picno=66169

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