I talk to Steve Smith and give him wide berth to tell his view of how we met and how I fell in love with bingos. He discusses various topics, including differences between flipper vs. bingo pinball, playing on location as a kid, and how he got his first pinball.
Forgive sound quality - I was sitting too far from the mic and didn't notice.
Describing how to use the schematic for Pop-A-Card to troubleshoot both a scoring and a lamp problem.
Describing pictures is difficult.
Beginning talk about what the symbols represent and what those devices do. I don't describe a switch in great detail, but will be doing so next time.
Double-Up is working now, but I re-learned the same lesson I've learned 1 million times already. The simplest answer is often correct.
Jones Plug care and feeding and I work on Double-Up - fixing a couple of problems, and creating more! All this and lots of repeating myself.
The devil is in the details, and carry-over switches are one detail that you can't ignore.
Proper cleaning and adjustment allow for operation of the next higher score reel.
Discussion of hugely popular baseball-themed games from the 50s and 60s.
I'll leave discussion of 1930's and 40's games for another episode.
Big thanks to the support of two of my favorite pinball podcasts - The Pinball Podcast with Don and Jeff and The Spooky Pinball Podcast, specifically the EM Dungeon segment.
One ball horse racing games were made by Bally and were around for over a decade before the first bingo.
The exciting world of switch tab problems!
In this episode, Double-Up breaks. I give a quick lesson in reading schematics, adjusting switches, and consulting the manual.
I talk about the proper switch adjustment tool and how I'm a big scaredy cat when it comes to adjusting switches with the power on.
I also talk about the method to replace a switch.