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For Amusement Only EM and Bingo Pinball Podcast

Detailing EM and Bingo pinball features, gameplay, and repair techniques.
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Now displaying: October, 2015
Oct 21, 2015

Now that you have the thing apart, you should be able to clean it!  Be very careful of what and how you apply cleaning agents to the reels, the numbers like to move with the cleaner.

 

Tomorrow we'll talk about how to put the whole thing back together.

Oct 20, 2015

Disassembly and cleaning of the replay register is very important for correct operation of any multi-replay game (such as a bingo or upright arcade/slot).

There are many small pieces to keep track of on this unit.  Pay attention to the direction from which you remove the main shaft!  Only one reel is keyed and you will break the reel if you are not paying attention.

Oct 19, 2015

United's Jones Plug design is fairly unique in the world of pin games.  The parallel rows of male pins are replaced by a single inline package, with pins that wrap around the edge of the plate.

Cool!  And infuriating!

Oct 18, 2015

An interesting idea for a new feature on a bingo is incorporated in this 20 hole game: by earning a 'Gate' feature, the player can swing the rebound rubber out of the way and get to the second row of holes easily.

The rest of the game does not look incredibly appealing - it is low-scoring and has no extra ball feature, and no Red Letter game.

Oct 17, 2015

Pretty self-explanatory - don't use Vaseline on any motor on an EM.  Was used during World War II to keep games going, but hardens into cement!  If your game has Vaseline on any motor, it will need to be removed.

Oct 16, 2015

Adam from the One and Done Pinball Podcast calls in to ask a question about how to determine if a spring needs to be replaced and how to know what kind of spring to order.

Parts catalogs are invaluable for EM games.

Oct 15, 2015

York show quick recap Day 3.

Oct 14, 2015

York show quick recap, Day 2.

Oct 12, 2015

York show quick recap, Day 1 of 3.

Oct 12, 2015

Hugh Kown is a master restoration expert on bingos, and a master repair technician.

He is also known as the 'Old Binger' and ran an incredibly popular bingo pinball forum several years ago.  His site, oldbinger.com, lists some of the beautiful restoration work he has completed.

Hugh recounts some of his early bingo memories, and provides a really fascinating way to look at troubleshooting using a schematic!

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