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by cait001
Mon May 27, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: The advent of motors in pinball
Replies: 17
Views: 871

Re: The advent of motors in pinball

88! dang !!THUMBSX2!!
by cait001
Mon May 27, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: The advent of motors in pinball
Replies: 17
Views: 871

Re: The advent of motors in pinball

cait001 is "pretty sure that Bumper does not award replays" He has "played 2 different copies and none had replays awarded anywhere." But that does not mean that they were conserved or restored correctly or that either current owner of these machines understood their operation fully. SHE, please. T...
by cait001
Mon May 27, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: The advent of motors in pinball
Replies: 17
Views: 871

Re: The advent of motors in pinball

The men in that Skipper advertisement totally look like they're about to do CRIMES
by cait001
Mon May 27, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: The advent of motors in pinball
Replies: 17
Views: 871

Re: The advent of motors

I notice Bally's first payout pinball, the Rocket of 1933, appears to use a similar motor. Very cool to know! But in my mind the 1933 Rocket isn't really a motor, it just a cylindrical stepper disc. Perhaps my definition is a bit too limiting though, considering how motors evolved in usage from the...
by cait001
Sun May 26, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: The advent of motors in pinball
Replies: 17
Views: 871

Re: The advent of motors

Actually I don't think pinballs used motors to handle the scores, ever... EM pinballs would frequently use motors to solve problems like scoring something 5 times. Score 5000 points? You have to cycle the 1000 increment 5 times. Want to count down a bonus stepper? Scoring cycles. Complex reset cycl...
by cait001
Sat May 25, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: The advent of motors in pinball
Replies: 17
Views: 871

The advent of motors in pinball

Hey peeps, anyone know which machines were the first to include scoring motors in them? Like the kind with timing diagrams?

Any idea what the first pinball machine with a motor was?
by cait001
Tue May 21, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical Memories Magazine
Topic: 1960s rarities
Replies: 10
Views: 3583

Re: 1960s rarities

rippyspennyarcade wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 2:33 pm
Latest pictures with the lost omitted - original machine did not come with lost columns.
The coin that causes a win/payout goes into the back of the machine for the operator, right?

If so, definitely don't need those LOST columns!
by cait001
Tue May 14, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Limelite payout pintable
Replies: 14
Views: 904

Re: Limelite payout pintable

Were these machines at all popular in their time? I like how they all look like machines pretending to be contemporary pinball machines that are hoping no one notices. ;)

I do like the payout mechs that roll your candy wins across the playfield, akin to a Japanese Smart Ball machine.
by cait001
Tue May 14, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical Memories Magazine
Topic: 1960s rarities
Replies: 10
Views: 3583

Re: 1960s rarities

Oh hey, now that this thread is back on the front page: I love these games! Win-A-Lot seems so cool, almost like a carnival skill game.
Challenger is pretty cool too, though I prefer the Allwin-style games with the coin-filling columns.
by cait001
Wed May 08, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Bit of good news for once from ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 883

Re: Bit of good news for once from ebay

I once bought a machine on ebay and the seller sent me a photo of a coffee mug with their number written on it :HaHa: