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Mar 14, 2018

Sing Along tear down started - and that playfield is really rough.  I located a different used playfield that should clean up ok.  Very excited to rebuild this game.

Robo-Frenzy wiring continues, albeit slowly.

I speak about some repairs, including Shoot-A-Line and a Dixieland that just would not stay fixed, ending it with a Williams Skylab.

Finally, the Year of Flipperless has a new entry: 1946's Bally Double Barrel.

http://ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=708

Feb 22, 2018

As usual, lots going on - I've begun work in depth in wiring Robo-Frenzy.  All coils have power, but switches and steppers between still need to be wired.  I also need to install a light board and wire lamps.  Much of the game is driven by illuminated elements, so testing will not be much fun until I can see what I'm doing!

I've also taken the first step to making a Multi Horse Race game.  These predecessors to the bingo pinballs are fascinating in their own right.  

I also picked up a game that's been on my want list for many years: Gottlieb's Sing Along.  Beautiful game with compelling gameplay.

Lastly, thanks to a user on the woodrail Facebook group, some of the interesting gameplay elements of 1941's Bally Fairmont are explained as the Year of Flipperless continues.

Feb 8, 2018

Jeff is an avid collector of pre-war pinball (games produced prior to WWII), coordinates the History of Pinball booth at the Texas Pinball Festival, and helps reproduce rare and unique parts for games where reproductions do not already exist.

The History of Pinball booth typically includes 15 playable machines from many pre-war collectors.  This year's booth will be set up on March 16th-18th, 2018, at the Texas Pinball Festival in Frisco, Texas. (http://texaspinball.com for details).

You can see some of these beautiful games and the reproduction parts, as well as contact Jeff at www.facebook.com/prewarpinball

Jan 24, 2018

I finished working on a '72 Williams "Line Drive".  Well, enough to play, but the crowd doesn't go wild!

Next, I talk a little bit about what I've been working on on Robo-Frenzy.  Lots more to come.

Finally, I go over 1935's Pamco "Roto Lite".  This is an excellent example of how forward-thinking Don Hooker was, and how he was already making his mark on the industry in the 1930s!

Thank you to Dennis for the suggestion!

Jan 10, 2018

Fox Hunt is done!  Ryan came down and picked it up on a whirlwind trip.  I filmed a short video of gameplay/features: https://youtu.be/TimlRylVL_Y

Also, I wrote up a Pinside thread with lots of photos!

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/1940-chicago-coin-fox-hunt

Aside from this, I've been doing some repairs around town again, and had the pleasure to work on an original Shoot-A-Line.  This particular one had some operator changes that contributed to its downfall, but will hopefully be scoring again soon.

Thank you, as always, for listening!

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