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Re: Genco Airport pinball restoration

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The device with the captive ball and five switches is an early form of score motor. The idea being that a ball is shot around the track by a solenoid when a certain feature is achieved. This then rolls over the switches, increasing the score by five units.
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Thanks for that Trevmo .....looks like I'm missing a solenoid in that case. Maybe fits in the hole on the top surface? I wonder if anyone has a pic. I'll search one of the pinball forums now you've given me a lead.
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Re: Genco Airport pinball restoration

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I owned an Airport many years ago and, from memory, the device that sent the ball round may have been something like a slingshot, used behind the rubber rings either side of a modern pintable. I think that it was mounted underneath the track, with a hole for the actuating arm to poke through. I am fairly sure that the large hole in the top was simply to allow you to drop a ball in.
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290828317209? ... 97.c0.m619

The 6V Archer is now up for sale I see!
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Nice stack of writeable CDs/DVDs though ......
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Tally Ho - another Genco pinball that sold at Acle Auction Gallery, 30 July 2011.
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Any idea what it fetched PM? ......Glass looks in poor condition unfortunately. I'll have to keep my eye on Acle, It's not far from me!
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Just had a look ....£110. Probably not bad for its condition. Cheers PM interesting find! And a bit more realistic than the £50,000 insurance valuation on the Archer recently listed on eBay (which sold for about £450ish).
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jimmy55 wrote:I'll have to keep my eye on Acle, It's not far from me!
Last week they sold this 1933 Bally Smack 'Em pintable (wrongly dated as 1920s) for £180.
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