Discussion of the only hack I found in Ticker Tape - the operator had disabled the 4 corner scoring feature. I fixed this afternoon, then Ava and I played many rounds together.
Arcing in a pinball machine - sometimes unavoidable, almost always bad. Why it happens, how to stop it, and how to look for it.
Also: Our first listener question answered on the air!
Cleaning the ball arch on a metal rail EM is important, though no one but you will ever know!
Bzzzzt! What makes the machine tilt? There are many tilt innovations that occurred after the 30s (when the plumb bob tilt mechanism was invented), and several interesting tilt innovations in Bally's bingos.
Description of the gameplay of the 6 card Bally Ticker Tape and the current status of my project Gigi.
I talk with my friend Clark Fraley, who is a technician for an operator. Clark has been with me on a couple of pick ups now, and is a great guy to boot.
Interviewed after we moved my new bingo and played for a bit. I hope to have him on again soon(ish) to discuss his upcoming acquisition!
Another new pickup! Gigi described - gameplay to follow after I shop it.
I describe how to perform adjustments on an EM game.
I interview Phil Hooper, creator and maintainer of http://bingo.cdyn.com, the Internet's source for technical information on Bally and United bingos.
Phil conducted this interview on 4/5/15 via email.
Ramps, lighted scoring, DC-driven coils, multi-level playfields - all were children of the 1930s, and continue to inform today's games.