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Re: Genco Airport pinball restoration

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:09 pm
by trevmo
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.

Re: Genco Airport pinball restoration

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:16 pm
by jimmy55
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.

Re: Genco Airport pinball restoration

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:24 pm
by trevmo
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.

Re: Genco Airport pinball restoration

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:01 am
by jimmy55
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290828317209? ... 97.c0.m619

The 6V Archer is now up for sale I see!

Re: Genco Airport pinball restoration

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:23 am
by badpenny
Nice stack of writeable CDs/DVDs though ......

Re: Genco pinballs

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:39 am
by pennymachines
Tally Ho - another Genco pinball that sold at Acle Auction Gallery, 30 July 2011.

Re: Genco pinballs

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:35 am
by jimmy55
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!

Re: Genco pinballs

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:41 pm
by pennymachines

Re: Genco pinballs

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:47 pm
by jimmy55
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).

Re: Genco pinballs

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:22 pm
by pennymachines
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.