Ryan Claytor (http://www.elephanteater.com) joins me for a discussion of all things vacation:
Fixes for -
1) Williams "Penny Pitch"
2) Gottlieb "Paul Bunyan" (https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1768)
3) Bally "Sheba" (https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=2115)
4) Chicago Coin "Fox Hunt" (https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=945)
5) United "Thunderbird"
1) Williams "Rag Mop" (https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1905)
2) Bally Ballerina (https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=140)
(After the show was recorded, I was able to go fix up Ballerina, and work through the playfield of Rag Mop. )
Discussion about Coos' backglass foils - beautiful work! http://www.coos.net/bingo_e/Backglasses.html
For the final "Year of Flipperless" game, we go over Genco's 1940 masterpiece, "Metro". Multiple sequences, extremely challenging play, and my daughter's new favorite game.
Russ Jensen's writeup is here: http://www.pinballcollectorsresource.com/russ_files/metro.html
and is a great read on the ruleset.
We also talk about Ryan's thoughts on finishing his Williams "Swinger" (https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=2485)
His Pinside thread is located here: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/williams-swinger-restoration-and-eventual-retheme
And the Flipperless buy/sell/trade thread: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/○some-flipperless-just-came-up-on-cl-e-bay○
Bingo Row is coming soon! Ryan and I chat about the upcoming festivities.
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A great story from Graham TerMarsch - three donated Bally Big Times were used to teach kids at his son's school about reverse engineering and they ended up restoring one of the games - congratulations everyone!
This week I also wanted to highlight a couple of interesting notes on the Pinside forum regarding bingos:
One person has trouble with their left and right buttons in a Magic Screen game, with a simple, but easy to overlook fix:
And second, another owner converts his beautiful Bally "Bikini" to have wooden rails - an interesting modification:
The Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown is this weekend, June 8-10 in Denver, CO. Phil Bogema will be there this year and will be bringing two beautifully restored Bally bingos: Parade and Carnival Queen. Phil does stunning work, and I look forward to hearing the show reports from players there.
Today is the penultimate "Year of Flipperless" game: 1932's Amusement Corporation of America's "Ski-Doo 23":
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Thank you for listening!