What are the main things to consider when looking at your first bingo? Condition is king, but if you are like I was at first, you'd never seen one of these before.
Talk about how EMs are able to determine the game state.
Tech: How to properly adjust a relay, and when to hit it with a hammer (really)!
How were Bingos persecuted in the United States? Why did Bingo production cease in the 80's? These and other questions answered in this episode.
I talk about a toy invented in the woodrail era that is still in use today - the Pop Bumper.
Tech: Changing pop bumpers, and how to increase pop safely (by cleaning).
Woodrails gave us some of the toys and mechanical devices that we still use today.
Tech talk: flippers - how to disassemble and rebuild. These same basic instructions apply to anything with an EOS switch (basically machines up to 1990ish).
I talk with Ava about Pop-A-Card, the first game I purchased, and the machine that brought me my love of repairing and playing Gottlieb machines (all eras) and EMs and Bingos!
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.