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Re: Genco pinballs

Postby slotalot » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:22 pm

jingle wrote:Stuart hello mate it's bob
Remember the 2 pinballs I need doing
Thanks
Jingle
Hi Bob, Thought you had sold them?? if you want to drop them off you know where I am, and I will have a look at them for you no problems.
regards Stuart.

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Re: Genco pinballs

Postby jingle » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:31 pm

Thanks Stuart
Wait till you see these mate,,
There called limelight
Maybe be 1950s or earlier,they payout pennies
When winning,they have tabby hunter on and some other stars faces
On the back flash

I have tried all over the net to find out
Any info on them but failed
I know you are good at this finding info mate
If you have a spare minute ,see what you can find
There in my garage at mo behind loads
But will pull them out next day or two
And bring them over
Cheers
Bob
Anyone else knows of these machines
Help would be appreciAted

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Re: Genco pinballs

Postby ddstoys » Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:25 am

I recently purchased a 1941 genco captain Kidd

Will be doing as little as possible to get it running as apart from the melted bumpers its in great condition
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Re: Genco pinballs

Postby jimmy55 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:58 am

Love it! .....they made some great variant of these machines. How is the paint on the playfield? Mine was really flaky but I have managed to stabilise it quite well. Hope you can post a video when its working. !THUMBS!

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Re: Genco pinballs

Postby pennymachines » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:33 pm

Here's another Genco pinball called Running Wild.
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Re: Genco pinballs

Postby ddstoys » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:38 pm

jimmy55 wrote:Love it! .....they made some great variant of these machines. How is the paint on the playfield? Mine was really flaky but I have managed to stabilise it quite well. Hope you can post a video when its working. !THUMBS!
To be honest I haven't even looked that closely so I'm nor real sure but I'll definitely post a video once it's working.
The playfield doesn't look too bad for its age.
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1941 Genco Captain Kidd Pinball

Postby ddstoys » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:22 am

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Hi Guys not sure if this interests anyone but I picked up a 1941 Genco Captain Kidd pinball about 6 months back loved this machine the first time I seen it and after a year and a half of nagging it belonged to me.

Backglass is beautiful and the cabinet is in a nice original condition the only downside to this game is all the bumper skirts bodies and caps have melted.

From my research I've purchased new skirts bodies and caps from pbr which arrived recently so I can finally begin to bring it back to life.

Sadly pbr didn't have the perfect style and color of everything but ordered a heap of each color to see what looks closest.

Ill keep you updated with my progress if anyone is interested !THUMBS!
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Re: 1941 Genco Captain Kidd Pinball

Postby gameswat » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:07 pm

You'll be lucky to find those early bumper and playfield plastics unless you scour eBay for quite a while. They'll never be re-proed as no call for them. But you can spray the plastics to match as I've done that before. Or if you really want to replicate the marbling you need to swirl a brush around to match, then clear coat. The skirt plastic is impervious to thinners sadly but there are plastic adhesion sprays to help auto laquer stick, that you buy from auto stores for car plastics etc. Thin coats are best as helps to stop it chipping off. But those are dead bumpers anyway so no force kicking the ball away.

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Re: 1941 Genco Captain Kidd

Postby badpenny » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:25 pm

I love them.
Very atmospheric, with great design and graphics.

All power to your elbow and epiglottis.

BP

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Re: 1941 Genco Captain Kidd Pinball

Postby ddstoys » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:43 pm

Gameswat wrote:You'll be lucky to find those early bumper and playfield plastics unless you scour eBay for quite a while. They'll never be re-proed as no call for them. But you can spray the plastics to match as I've done that before. Or if you really want to replicate the marbling you need to swirl a brush around to match, then clear coat. The skirt plastic is impervious to thinners sadly but there are plastic adhesion sprays to help auto laquer stick, that you buy from auto stores for car plastics etc. Thin coats are best as helps to stop it chipping off. But those are dead bumpers anyway so no force kicking the ball away.
I have a friend who is reproducing the plastic posts and the post globe covers on his 3d printer and once we have them perfected will be available online for sale. Sadly the marble effect won't be there but better than a non playing game ;)


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