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  1. So... A Duck walks into a bar. He asks the bartender "You got any Bread?" Bartender says "Nah mate, this is a bar. We don't have any bread" The Duck says "Ah..." and pauses for a moment and asks "You got any Bread?" The Bartender is all confused and says "No mate, we don't have any Bread" The Duck pauses again, and says "Ah... You got any Bread?" Irritated, the Barman says "No. No Bread!" The Duck pauses, then asks "You got any Bread?" By now the Bartender has had enough. He says "No! for the last time we don't have any bloody bread! If you ask me again i'll grab you and nail your beak to this !@#$ bar!!" The Duck says "Ah... You got any Nails?" Bartender says "No" The Duck pauses for a moment and asks "You got any Bread?"
    5 points
  2. A pinball story …. About 30 years ago I got a Gottlieb 1964 World Fair. …. at the time it was in fair (sort of) condition. I re-did the cabinet art, as it had been changed. I got a Shay repro, and went through the whole machine. It has been on its legs and playing since then. Then in about 2010 I purchased a NOS playfield. To be more correct it was a ‘second’ or reject playfield. It came with some small issues but there were lots of them. We started playfield touch up in about 2012…. and finally finished it in 2022 …. So, after all that I just had to swap the playfield over which I’ve now done. After a couple of weeks chasing small issues like centering the pop bumper spoons, adjusting some switches, resoldering anything that came loose etc etc it is now playing really well and reliably, just as it has all the years I’ve owned it. The new playfield ain’t perfect, but it presents like a new playfield and has clean timber and fresh colors in the paint. My 30 year resto is complete. I really like this game. It’s a players’ game and the backglass art is fantastically good. I’ve had lots of fun with World Fair since I first played it at The Crystal Palace in George St Sydney in about 1965.
    4 points
  3. Bookings are open for stays at our Townsville Pinball Rental! This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom property currently has 14 Pinball Machines, Fooseball Table, Arcades, 50+ Board Games, Consoles, Swimming Pool, Keg System (let me know what beer you want and i'll tap it) + more. All games are set to free play and we plan to add more entertainment as time goes on. Bedroom configuration is: Bedroom 1 - 1 King Bed Bedroom 2 - 1 Queen Bed Bedroom 3 - 2 x Double Beds There are 2 air mattresses if needed, and a couch if you need more places to sleep. 7 people would be the maximum As a bit of a kicker, if there is over a month notice - i can arrange for an IFPA approved Pinball Tournament at my pub (empire alternacade) and this rental location (if you want that) I haven't listed this on Airbnb yet as i'm getting so many private enquiries. If you're interested in staying simply send me a private message with the following details: check in / check out date - number of adults / children There are also 2 Pinball Tournaments happening on Saturday the 19th of February (one at empire in the morning, and one at the BNB in the evening) if anyone is interested in scoring some WPPR's!
    3 points
  4. Same, Moyra and I love our collection and I am sure many would think we have a few 'stinkers'...Haha. That's the beauty of pinball we all like something that someone else does not. Rush as a theme for me is meh, but the layout and shot flow on it look quite good. Keen to play one but may be difficult here in Aus I would say.
    3 points
  5. Here's my biggest "stupid" which I somehow never learn from and keep repeating: 1) Enthusiastically jump up to the top platform, shooting all the way. 2) Super soak Kong until unable to do so due to incoming bee swarm 3) Merrily jump downwards to conceivably avoid incoming bee swarm. 4) Get hit by a bloody stinger on the downward trajectory. 5) Repeat!
    3 points
  6. I have a Solid State fitted out with warm whites from KJS and they’re perfect
    3 points
  7. Q. Why did Tigger stick his head in the toilet? A. To look for Pooh! A pirate walks into the doctor’s office: Pirate: “Doc, you got to help me. Me ship’s steering wheel is stuck to me crotch.” Doctor: “So, what’s the problem?” Pirate: “Doc… it’s driving me nuts!”
    3 points
  8. Really like the look of this game, and actually like the music. Thinking I’ll take one for the team and order one. Wish me luck! Havent heard of one other person interested. Might be a tough onsell - but maybe it’ll be bolted to the floor forever 😂
    3 points
  9. To me pinball has nothing to do what others think of my collection or other toys. It's all about what I enjoy.
    2 points
  10. If you worry about what your friends admire and not what brings you happiness.......well
    2 points
  11. Thank you both for the comments and the image of how it should look.
    2 points
  12. 200700... monumental collapse. As is my style. Before... After... All the stupids are belong to me.
    2 points
  13. Ryza was the one bring them in, but he did post that he was too busy to do again it would be nice if someone could do this again, they were nice bulbs
    2 points
  14. 2 points
  15. This one is absolutely aimed at North America. Like Aerosmith was. Looks like a great game though - tbh I’m not a huge fan of ACDC, Metallica or Maiden, and those are probably my favorite 3 pins. Really cant wait to finally play GZ Jeff. Shouldn’t be long now.
    2 points
  16. Why have a little fun, when you can have a lot more fun ... to inspire your survival and marksmanship in Vanguard ...
    1 point
  17. I am fairly new to owning a pinball in this hobby (1 year), but am an old soul that has played from the mid sixties. I grew up in England, have lived most of my life in the USA. I have traveled the world with the Offshore Oil Industry and the Dept of Defense. The closest I ever got to AUS was a month spent in Southern Borneo, Banjarmasin. Last year, I bought a 1992 Bally WPC89 Doctor Who pinball that had a rough life being routed. I got a fairly good deal on it, seeing it needed a lot of work. I learned on the job repairing, restoring and replacing parts. I must say, it looks very nice now and plays awesome. Life long Dr. Who fan. Saw the First Doctor on a Black/White TV that my Nan had in London. The Daleks really scared me as a child and I have been hooked ever since. EXTERMINATE...
    1 point
  18. #OOO Agree that Hartnell was my first and favorite Doctor followed by Tom Baker. Not a fan of the most recent 3 doctors, but liked the female companions and their acting. I always wanted to build a Dalek and have even saw plans and parts for sale. Too ambitious of a project for my old hands. The built ones are too expensive. Will be satisfied with the one on top of my pinball moving to sounds and lighting up as I go about jumping obstacles in video mode. I am trying to build a second machine out of spare parts, but they are hard to come by and getting more expensive by the minute. Wish I had a Tardis time machine to go back a few years. Cheers all, thanks for the good words.
    1 point
  19. Contact grease, you can get it from Jaycar in a pressure pack. The hotspots are from the in rush current that happens when a coil is first powered up. Bad burning is caused by trying to power a partially cooked coil. Don't run it dry or you'll just speed up the damage you are always going to get. You can repair by soldering or a car rear window heating element repair kit. I think SupaCheap have those. It looks like a tube of supa glue but conducts power.
    1 point
  20. it is a shaded pole ac motor there, so reversing the wires wont make it go backwards as you found out. Someone hacked in that motor/gearbox as you say, it is not original... the original is a "can" type motor, not an open frame. Sort of ingenious hacking there, but they got caught out by the rotation of the motor, hence the "twist" fix
    1 point
  21. Try @KJS I've used soft and warm whites depending on the machine in question. Pretty sure I got these from him rather than the guy that bagged him........Opps, no name Babak
    1 point
  22. try Peter on Gumtree, he's been restoring/repairing juke boxes for years, he located at Langwarrin. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/langwarrin/collectables/seeburg-jukebox-part-vintage-/1270155081
    1 point
  23. I agree totally, the boys and girls at AMD needed a good rest. Hopefully they all had a nice Christmas and Happy New Year. Waiting an extra week or two or even longer is ok by me too.
    1 point
  24. Pessimeister: 82, 220 Some of the music sounds almost inappropriately cute for such a brutal game. 🙂
    1 point
  25. OMG! It's almost perfect that I think I'd like their Gauntlet burger most! Though it's been a while since I've eaten all the food lately...
    1 point
  26. I quite like the burgers at 8bit on Swanston St. They opened a store in Sydney a while ago, which also had 2 arcade machines which were fun to play on. Sadly they closed the Sydney store, but I still remember the good fun food there ... http://www.eat8bit.com.au/
    1 point
  27. Delayed reply from my end but no, I will never use Krylon triple thick myself. A long time mate of mine has had a small tin on the shelf for a couple or years and he's kindly opened it with trepidation and it all still looks clear with no funny smells or melt on the underside of the lid. To seal the the deal (LOL-pardon the pun ) part of the work is he's given me is a nasty looking Stern one to try the mix on 1st - nothing ventured , nothing gained I guess.
    1 point
  28. If Godzilla had the Expression lighting they'd of been topping out at 17k+ with their extra mechs you'd think. I don't know if moving forward some models may not get them and the price on those comes down again? Zep got the lighting. Seems a 'music/band theme only' thing so far with Stern.
    1 point
  29. After Day 46 of 59 ... 👓
    1 point
  30. Right now it looks like a negative test 72 hours prior to arrival will get me in and getting home isn't an issue so.... Flights and accomodation booked. Other comps paid for. Barring any last minute dramas I'm in
    1 point
  31. You're in the list of qualifiers mate, no problems at all. Guess it just depends, as you said, whether you're allowed to enter and get back or not.
    1 point
  32. Good on the guys at AMD for taking a break over Christmas. I'm exited too but an extra week or two won't hurt anyone. It's just a pinball.
    1 point
  33. Music is of course always subjective...but oh my god my EARS!!!! How did this get made over soooooo many great other bands?? Don't get this one personally and hey, thats the beauty of pinball right!
    1 point
  34. I think AMD opens and checks all the games before any leave. They don’t have to check the others as Zax and Joe do their own checks. They probably got them shipped just before they shut shop and didn’t have time to check them all. Joe over here was obviously open when AMD wasn’t to check and deliver.
    1 point
  35. This is what I was recommended to watch.. I probably watched it 2 or 3 times before doing it myself.
    1 point
  36. There's a heap of these, some better than others. Pelosi's little giggle gets me every time.
    1 point
  37. Welcome! Nice pinball machines. I'm new here too, so I thought i'd say g'day
    1 point
  38. A Grandpa Story to Be Proud Of... Last week, I took my grandchildren to a restaurant. Before we ate, my 8-year-old grandson asked if he could say grace. As we bowed our heads he said, "God is good, God is great. Thank you for the food, & I would thank you even more if Grandpa gets us ice cream for dessert - and liberty & justice for all. Amen!" There was laughter from the other customers nearby, except one woman who I heard remark, "That's what's wrong with this country? Kids today don't even know how to pray. Asking God for ice cream! Why I never!" Hearing this, my grandson burst into tears & asked me, "Did I do it wrong Grandpa? Is God mad at me?" After I assured him that he had done a terrific job & that God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the table. He winked at my grandson & said, "I happen to know that God thought that was a great prayer." "Really?" my grandson asked. "Cross my heart," the man replied. Then, in a theatrical whisper, he added (indicating the woman whose remark had started this whole thing), "Too bad she never asks God for ice cream. A little ice cream is sometimes good for the soul.” Naturally, I bought my grandchildren ice cream at the end of the meal. My grandson stared at his ice cream for a moment, & then he did something I will remember the rest of my life. He picked up his sundae &, without a word, walked over & placed it in front of the woman. With a big smile he told her, "Here, this is for you, you grumpy old bitch. Shove it up your arse!"
    1 point
  39. Hello tophervette, welcome to Aussie Arcade.
    1 point
  40. 1 point
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