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  1. Looking for a Solar Fire complete machine or even just playfield. I have Blacknight ,Jungle Lord and Pharaoh and looking to complete the awesome foursome.
  2. Its a new year. This event is still all go. If you are into old pinnies add us into your calendar. Black Knight and Jungle Lord are now added to the mix !
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    Lets try again...without a lockdown this time. Sat April 9th. 4pm start. Box Hill Melbourne. Thirty vintage machines each machine will have a couple of quests to try to complete over the night. Completing the quests will add to your score card tally. For example... Roll Captain fantastic over the top. Win extra shots on the Bonanza gun game. Clock up 85000 to win a credit on Royal Flush Get a perfect score on Galaga challenging stages one and two Win extra ball on Gorgar and light special on the one ball Win a game of bowling on Ten Strike against someone you have never played against before Get the high score of the night on Nine Ball Get the most boat rocks on Fish Tales Beat my Daughters high score on Sound Stage which has eluded me for years (this challenge is worth the most) ect... ect... Winner at the end of the night wins the RUSTY BALL CHALLENGE ! BBQ supplied it will be at my home. Bring your own drinks. I will PM the address to you closer to the time. This will be my first meet. I look forward to seeing the collection being enjoyed. If you like old games you don't have to compete, its for fun not sheep stations. RSVP and send me a message. Cheers John
  4. Event Title: RUSTY BALL CHALLENGE Event Author: electromechanicalman Calendar: Community Calendar Event Date: 09/04/22 04:00 PM to 09/04/22 11:58 PM Lets try again...without a lockdown this time. Sat April 9th. 4pm start. Box Hill Melbourne. Thirty vintage machines each machine will have a couple of quests to try to complete over the night. Completing the quests will add to your score card tally. For example... Roll Captain fantastic over the top. Win extra shots on the Bonanza gun game. Clock up 85000 to win a credit on Royal Flush Get a perfect score on Galaga challenging stages one and two Win extra ball on Gorgar and light special on the one ball Win a game of bowling on Ten Strike against someone you have never played against before Get the high score of the night on Nine Ball Get the most boat rocks on Fish Tales Beat my Daughters high score on Sound Stage which has eluded me for years (this challenge is worth the most) ect... ect... Winner at the end of the night wins the RUSTY BALL CHALLENGE ! BBQ supplied it will be at my home. Bring your own drinks. I will PM the address to you closer to the time. This will be my first meet. I look forward to seeing the collection being enjoyed. If you like old games you don't have to compete, its for fun not sheep stations. RSVP and send me a message. Cheers John RUSTY BALL CHALLENGE Box Hill, Melbourne, Vic, 3128
  5. Just jumped on AA now and seen this. Boy did this topic go skew wiff and off the rails ! Well said Grunta ! Look forward to having the meet in the future.(plus side is I am dragging even more machines out of storage and getting them done in lockdown) Till then post your Covid opinions elsewhere !
  6. Well really sorry but there is no way thirty people can be playing and enjoying at a pinball meet next weekend. I have put a mountain of work into it, and will post another date in the near future. :(
  7. it has crossed my mind. but life goes on. A pinball party is a pretty good way of ending lockdown on the flipside.
  8. This meet has been on simmer for a little while now but… Finally it is June that means the meet is now next month. It is open season ( people who have hosted before have registered) so far we have a dozen or so but now I would like to open it up to anyone who has an interest in old arcadia and would like to attend. Attendees will be capped at 30 people. I will edit the fist post with the attendee list as it develops in the up coming days. Heres a games list of what we will be playing on. Each machine will have its own quest or challenge to complete for points. You will be busy playing through them all. However if you just want to play and chat you don’t have to compete, it’s a social night for fun not sheep stations. Penny Arcade… Over the mountain Big strike Flip Ball Penny Ship Skillo Lady Luck Par five golf Zipper Skill Pop up Sweet Sally Go go girl Whiz ball 1930s Pinballs… Contact (first electric) Airway Harvest moon Chicago express EM Pinballs… Gypsy Queen Around the world Casino Sound stage Jumping Jack Royal Flush Captain Fantastic Solid State… Mata Hari Flash Gordon 9 Ball Dot Matrix Adams family Q ball wizard Dr Who Indiana Jones Fish tales Gilligans Island Revenge from Mars Other… Galaga Space Monster (Taito rifle) Bonanza rifle Ten Stike bowler
  9. If you still have... Pro Football Williams world cup 78 Sinbad I will grab those three please.
  10. Thanks Grant and family for your hospitality and sharing your collection with us all. Really enjoyed it !
  11. CANCELLED DUE TO COVID NEW DATE TBA Saturday July 31st Box Hill Melbourne 4pm till midnight dinner provided. BYO drinks. This will be my first meet. The collection is a little varied and different. The meet is capped to 30 people. Let me know and I will add you to the list below I will need a rock solid commitment , a maybe will not reserve you a spot. Then others don`t miss out. 30 plus Machines to play from vintage penny arcades thru to 90s pins the rough breakdown is... 5 1930`s pre flipper Pins 10 Penny Arcade games 2 EM Gun games I EM bowler 6 EM Pins 4 SS Pins 7 DMD 90s Pins (see further post for complete game list) THE QUEST Each machine will have its own challenge very little is score based. Some examples may be light special on Flash Gordon, advance 3 balls in the red zone of the 1935 Chicago express, advance to special on Mata Hari by shooting only the A B lanes. Tour the mansion on Adams Family, Get the extra ball on the Fish Tales video mode. Align and collect the yellow red and green 500 points on the 1959 Gottlieb around the world. Flick the penny into the win cup. Ect… ect… The quest chart will be made available on the night. You cannot play the same machine twice in a row to encourage good game rotation. Each quest will be worth 1-5 points depending on difficulty. Winner gets bragging rights and will be awarded a rusty manky old pinball I found in the bottom of my tool box as a prize. Attendee List 1 Flipperclown 2 Steve 3 John 4 ddstoys 5 budgie 5 thegrunta666 7 nmercury 8 Tony 9 Dave 10 Billy 11 Steve 12 Bruce 13 Manny65 14 Helen 15 Matty 16 Axel 17 Erik 18 Jodi 19 Stephen 20 Ken 21 Marcus 22 Gazz 23 dave A 24 +1 25 Daniel LEX 7 26 Brian
  12. I have had both in the past but now only have one... Its Jacks open great game. However I regret selling Sky Jump. How's that for some useless advice ?
  13. Thanks Doug and Leanne for having us. That was just great fun ! Look forward to number 6 next year. Maybe I will set my alarm ?
  14. Sorry cannot bring the cabinet back. i used to put them on the roof rack of the old 76 Subaru in the good old days Wife would kill me if I tried it now
  15. John here. No worries Doug. Will bring a tent and will be driving over from Melbourne. I used to have a business in Box Hill called the Pinball Shop, in the 90`s. I still have a collection of older machines from back in the day. looking forward to it.
  16. If there is a spot open that would be great. I dont get out that often. This would be my third meet in as many years.
  17. First real post. thought I had better crawl out from under my rock. This old fortune teller was a rough cabinet only and turned up at a Sydney Auction in 1982 and sold for twenty dollars. It was purchased by a collector here in Melbourne and then purchased by a Friend of mine Ron Fuller in a package deal about 1993 with some other penny arcade games. Rons wife was out shopping one day and purchased the paper mache witch from the Kerry Mcullens magic shop in Olinda. She took the punt bought it and yes it suited the game well. I swapped the witch and the cabinet for a pinball repair in 1994. The front face was original the cabinet was shabby but repaired using old donor cabinet timber off hard rubbish. Its then I put it away for a while. Well that happened to blow out to 16 years. Finally two weeks ago I got back into it thanks to lockdown The wall paper inside is genuine 100 year old salvaged from a wall that had been built over at my father in laws farm house. the floor is an old tile with Schlack to yellow and age it. the fireplace is original the table is from an old dolls hose and the crystal ball is a large clear glassy marble. I have cheated and subtly hidden LED lighting inside so it is not so dark. So close but just cant finish it, due to lock down. I need to cut two bits of brass slot them for the penny entry plates. Then get them engraved for each side “Ladies� and “Gentleman� for the fortune cards. So there it sits again so close yet so far. A great Aussie machine from the showman days of operating.’ You want to put a machine on site, well youll have to build it first.’
  18. Great work , Love it! Golden West operated so many EMs back in the day...
  19. Let me know if you need any close up pics of the score reel and relay. It can be a good reference with getting wires to the right destinations. Love Pro Footy had mine for 25 years
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