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Tonight I am joined by Edward Trapunski, author of "Special When Lit: A visual and anecdotal history of Pinball". We discuss the creation of the book, originally published in 1979, came out at a time of great change for pinball. The industry was moving from electro-mechanical games to solid state. The book touches on a broad history of the game ...…
 
The York show is coming - October 11th and 12th, 2019! This year, I will be giving away custom tokens for those that can win on Multi-Races. I also note a common issue with new bingo owners/mechanics - the timer unit needs to be in proper working order or the game will not function properly. Lastly, I took a look at a King of Diamonds that had ...…
 
Ran into an issue with pyprocgame (or USB) that caused a crash every time I tried to enter a game in Multi-Races. I detail the solution. The York Show is coming very soon! Come see Bingo Row and check out the Coin-Op Carnival booth - October 12th and 13th, 2019! Today's featured game is Bally's Headliner from 1939. https://www.ipdb.org/machine. ...…
 
First, a call on the Bingo Line - Len calls with a question about the Selector Lock on Yacht Club. Next, Nate Shivers from Coast 2 Coast podcast has started releasing a new series - Roger Sharpe recorded interviews with numerous folks from the EM era for his book Pinball, and this series begins with an interview with Harry Williams. Check it ou ...…
 
Short episode - Our Houston tour stop for Coin-Op Carnival was changed from the original venue and from one stop to two. It was great to meet folks at Bedrock City Comics and the Game Preserve NASA! Thank you to everyone that came out. This weekend, August 11th, I will be giving a presentation and book signing at the Roanoke Pinball Museum in R ...…
 
Universal's 5 Star is back in action thanks to Sophie. 5 Star, the Multi-Bingo and Multi-Races will be at York this year as part of Bingo Row! Come out and play these neat games! It will be the public debut of Multi-Races. Junior and Caravan have moved to new homes. Junior will be part of the prewar booth at the Ottawa Pinball and Gameroom Show ...…
 
I've been programming like a mad person, and there are now several games with full animation and gameplay support available in Multi-Races! I just received a Williams "Super Star" for an upcoming project. Coin-Op Carnival will be at San Diego Comic-Con, with Ryan hosting a presentation on Friday the 17th. Brent and Whitney of the Brokentoken Cl ...…
 
Gerry Stellenberg of Multimorphic (www.multimorphic.com) joins me to discuss his history with control systems, development of the revolutionary products the P-ROC, P3-ROC, and the P3, and custom pinball development on the P3. I use and enjoy many of the products produced by his company, and his boardset allowed me to complete the Multi-Bingo in ...…
 
Perambulate with FNB while he pontificates on the far flung ancestors of modern pinball! Listen in on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play, and more. You can email the real Nick at foramusementonlypodcast@gmail.com Instagram and Twitter @bingopodcast Call the phone-a-saurus at 724-BINGOS-1 Purchase Coin-Op Carnival at www.coinopc ...…
 
New game! Auto-Bell Super Circus arrived in the gameroom and Ava is going to help restore. Robo-Frenzy progress - one of the more difficult tasks has been completed. 5 Star progress - Sophie and I turned it on this week! Today's featured game is Genco's "Bang" from 1939. https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=166 You can reach me at foramusementon ...…
 
Ryan and I were interviewed by Michigan NPR about Coin-Op Carnival! https://www.michiganradio.org/post/stateside-state-senate-passes-auto-insurance-reform-pinball-history-comic-book-new-west-mi (Scroll down for the interview) Sophie has continued work on the 5 Star - it's looking good now, next to polish the metal parts inside the game! An inte ...…
 
Ryan's tour stop at Abrams Planetarium was excellent! Read the writeup at http://www.coinopcarnival.com/news/ There are two tour stops happening this weekend! Pinball at the Zoo and the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo (S.P.A.C.E.). See http://www.coinopcarnival.com/appearances for more details. I worked on a Bally Circus this past week ...…
 
I've been digging myself out of my backlog on local service calls since my return from Texas. I talk about one interesting EM call I had recently. Coin-Op Carnival's reception has been fantastic! Come see Ryan at the second tour stop for the book at the MSU Abram's Planetarium, Sunday, April 14th at 6PM. This is a free event! Following Ryan's p ...…
 
My experience at Texas Pinball Festival as part of Coin-Op Carnival. An unforgettable weekend! Some photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/8hNHQvpxRTJqoFPM8 Ryan is doing a solo presentation for the next tour stop - the Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University. Aside from a 360-degree video of Wayne Neyens and his "Spirit of '76", there will ...…
 
Ryan Claytor joins me to discuss our new joint venture - Coin-Op Carnival: Electrifying Tales of Mechanical Contraptions! Coin-Op Carnival Issue #1 is a 64-page, fully illustrated, full color publication. Coin-Op Carnival will release March 22nd at Texas Pinball Festival. Pinball historian Gordon Hasse will be joining Ryan and I onstage during ...…
 
Multi-Races works! I finished the wiring after last episode, fired it up, and can play games on it. There are no graphics currently, but still a major victory. Robo-Frenzy has also had a few victories over the past weekend - the score motor turns, score reels and reset function properly, and the short was found. Today's game is 1942's Keeney To ...…
 
I'm just about ready to turn on Multi-Races for the first time. Exciting time for any project. I talk about wiring the coils and motors in the game, and some of the challenges. Today's game is 1959's Gottlieb Straight Shooter (https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=2394) You can reach me at foramusementonlypodcast@gmail.com or via the bingos line ...…
 
Robo-Frenzy has had a small advancement, but more time is needed to test everything. Multi-Races, I am having some second thoughts about how I will construct parts of the game. Discussion awaits! Today's game is the 1959 Williams "Golden Bells" - https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1045 You can reach me at foramusementonlypodcast@gmail.com or v ...…
 
The Multi-Bingo is getting a nice bit of polish ahead of the Texas Pinball Festival. I look forward to meeting new people and seeing their reaction to the game! Multi-Races progress continues - I've wired the playfield and placed it within the game. Soon I'll be testing the games! Today's featured game is 1958's Bally Skill Parade: https://ipdb ...…
 
I'm continuing to program Multi-Races, and am working backwards chronologically. I've arrived at the first game Bally produced post-war, 1946's Victory Derby and Victory Special. I speak a bit about the large changes in portioning that these earlier games have from the later (Don Hooker designed) games. Robo-Frenzy has been tested, and I have f ...…
 
I've almost finished programming the first game for Multi-Races. Bally's Turf King is one of the last one ball horserace games, and therefore one of the most complex. Once I've finished it, I should have no trouble with other games. I talk about the interesting parts of portioning, as well as some of the features of the game. Robo-Frenzy is com ...…
 
Robo-Frenzy is about 70% wired! Multi-Races now has a computer and I've begun thinking about laying out the new electronic and mechanical features. A Chicago Coin Soundstage was unboxed recently. The video (on Facebook) can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fkevin.mchugh%2Fvideos%2F1 ...…
 
A short episode today, wherein I discuss wiring Robo-Frenzy (approx 50% done), and a listener question about adding progressive jackpots to a bingo pinball machine. I put on my best tech hat and respond. Thank you, as always, for listening! You can reach me at foramusementonlypodcast@gmail.com or via the bingos line at 724-BINGOS-1 You can list ...…
 
Robo-Frenzy is taking shape, the wiring has begun in earnest. I talk a bit about how I am prototyping the light board, how the wiring is going and the basic functions that are wired. A reminder that I'm running a contest! Anyone that can send me evidence of a current/new 5 in a line on a game will receive a free Bingo Row print! The illustratio ...…
 
This year's White Rose Gameroom Show was incredible! I speak a bit about each game in Bingo Row, and do a recap of the happenings day-by-day. JeffC's amazing unboxing video is in this thread: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/bingo-row-at-the-2018-york-show#post-4641797 Tons of pictures in that thread, and lots of information. I discuss t ...…
 
I'm headed to the York show - Friday Oct 12th and Saturday Oct 13th, 2018. Come see me, play all the bingos in Bingo Row, and compete for a chance to win a beautiful limited edition Bingo Row print! Today's main topic is a review of Pinball Magazine #5 - I strongly encourage all folks with any interest in EMs to pick up a copy and read about Wa ...…
 
The York show (White Rose Gameroom Show) will be here before we know it! Come to the show and hang out with us in Bingo Row http://www.theyorkshow.com/ Beautiful new giveaways, a brand new bingo unboxing, extremely rare games on free play, and a lot of fun! The Multi-Bingo is complete! I've finished all the various programming bits and this is ...…
 
The Multi-Bingo is about to make its yearly showing at the York show! That means I have the typical final tweaks and touches to complete. The Multi Manual is available here: https://github.com/bingopodcast/bingos/blob/master/bingo_emulator/Multi-Bingo%20Manual.pdf I was also co-author on an article published on Pinball News about gambling pinga ...…
 
This episode, I start off with a few technical details about how the animations function within the Multi for the mechanical backbox number movements. Today's game is the 1932 Northwest Coin Machine Company Fan-Tan. An interesting roulette game with a playing card theme. https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=819 Thank you, as always, for listenin ...…
 
The York show is coming! October 12th and 13th, 2018, please join us in Bingo Row for several special spectacles. - A group of bingo pinball machines free to play all weekend - The Multi-Bingo, featuring all 142 domestically produced bingo pinball machines - A brand NEW Silver Sails, still sealed in the box, to be publicly unboxed on the show f ...…
 
I am back from a very special vacation - Dennis Dodel was willing to open his gameroom to a few of us traveling to Wayne Neyens' 100th birthday celebration! I had an excellent time and discuss some of the games and what makes them special. Thank you Dennis! Next, I traveled to Wayne's home to help him ring in his 100th year and discuss some of ...…
 
United's coin flash animations are in process - I discuss the mechanical differences between Bally and United games from the perspective of coin flash, then give some simple updates on Robo-Frenzy and Multi Races. Jones Plugs are fantastic for allowing simple connection/disconnection of the head of a game or a coin door from the cabinet body, b ...…
 
The biggest news for today's episode: the announcement of the Multi Races project. Thanks to Dennis Dodel for the name! The plan is to make another Multi-type game that will allow you to play all 49 of the one-ball horse race games. Very excited to get started. I've made a thread here: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/multi-races-the-mul ...…
 
Ryan Claytor (http://www.elephanteater.com) joins me for a discussion of all things vacation: Fixes for - 1) Williams "Penny Pitch" 2) Gottlieb "Paul Bunyan" (https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1768) 3) Bally "Sheba" (https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=2115) 4) Chicago Coin "Fox Hunt" (https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=945) 5) United "Thund ...…
 
A great story from Graham TerMarsch - three donated Bally Big Times were used to teach kids at his son's school about reverse engineering and they ended up restoring one of the games - congratulations everyone! https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1407769 https://www.comoxvalleyrecord.com/news/pinball-machine-comes-back-to-life-thank ...…
 
I just came across an announcement that the Canada Pincon is going to have a history of pinball booth with: 1932 Bally Goofy 1935 Bally Bumper 1932 Bally Ballyhoo 1939 Keeney Thriller and a 1954 Bally Surf Club! If you're in the area, check out the show at http://canadapincon.com - and let me know how you enjoy the history of pinball games! Get ...…
 
Allentown Pinfest was last weekend and it was a lot of fun. Thank you to friends new and old that made it a huge success for the Multi and for me. The Multi played well at Allentown, despite a pretty bone-headed mistake I made in coding before the show... lots of compliments and lots of help forthcoming or received at the show. I did sneak away ...…
 
Allentown is coming next week - 5/3-5/5/18. I will be there with the Multi on Saturday only 5/5! Come say hello and try the game. I look forward to seeing everyone there. I talk about some of the development challenges in getting the game ready to show the new animations, including the small touches like flashing the insert lamps on coin flash. ...…
 
Discussion of some of the difficulties with animating the coin flash for each game. Some discussion of outstanding bugs. Today's Year of Flipperless game is 1938's Chicago Coin "Swing". I love games with mechanical diverters as well as the captive ball feature. http://ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=2481
 
Robo-Frenzy is coming along, awaiting some new parts. I discuss a bit about how difficult it is for me to wire up a stepper from scratch. The Multi is progressing on several fronts, and I'm working on adding coin flash for every game. Our Year of Flipperless game is 1939's Exhibit Avalon. A very beautiful and interesting looking game, with uniq ...…
 
Sing Along tear down started - and that playfield is really rough. I located a different used playfield that should clean up ok. Very excited to rebuild this game. Robo-Frenzy wiring continues, albeit slowly. I speak about some repairs, including Shoot-A-Line and a Dixieland that just would not stay fixed, ending it with a Williams Skylab. Fina ...…
 
As usual, lots going on - I've begun work in depth in wiring Robo-Frenzy. All coils have power, but switches and steppers between still need to be wired. I also need to install a light board and wire lamps. Much of the game is driven by illuminated elements, so testing will not be much fun until I can see what I'm doing! I've also taken the fir ...…
 
Jeff is an avid collector of pre-war pinball (games produced prior to WWII), coordinates the History of Pinball booth at the Texas Pinball Festival, and helps reproduce rare and unique parts for games where reproductions do not already exist. The History of Pinball booth typically includes 15 playable machines from many pre-war collectors. This ...…
 
I finished working on a '72 Williams "Line Drive". Well, enough to play, but the crowd doesn't go wild! Next, I talk a little bit about what I've been working on on Robo-Frenzy. Lots more to come. Finally, I go over 1935's Pamco "Roto Lite". This is an excellent example of how forward-thinking Don Hooker was, and how he was already making his m ...…
 
Fox Hunt is done! Ryan came down and picked it up on a whirlwind trip. I filmed a short video of gameplay/features: https://youtu.be/TimlRylVL_Y Also, I wrote up a Pinside thread with lots of photos! https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/1940-chicago-coin-fox-hunt Aside from this, I've been doing some repairs around town again, and had the pl ...…
 
The 1940 Chicago Coin Fox Hunt is just about finished. Two shorted 'coils in a can' are taken apart and rewound. I have a trip relay coil to replace, as well as two springs that are not doing their job, and a shorted lamp socket. Otherwise, things are working pretty darn well. Serenade was picked up by Bingo Butch and his son, Mike, and Mike al ...…
 
A friend of mine asked me to pick any meter I wanted to, to replace my really poor DMM that I've been fighting forever (thanks Ryan!). A Sanwa SP-21 is what I chose: https://au.rs-online.com/web/p/analogue-multimeters/3534304/ Good balance of price and features. Has a continuity test, despite being an analog meter, as well as a diode test. Both ...…
 
I hope all my American listeners had a great Thanksgiving. I am very thankful for all of you. Today is a cautionary tale. Managed to set the game I was working on on fire... sleep is necessary, but so is remembering to remove a jumper before stopping for the night. Today's Year of Flipperless - Exhibit's 1934 Lightning '36. http://ipdb.org/show ...…
 
Some discussion of a pre-war game I'm working on currently, and the Year of Flipperless game, Chicago Coin's 1934 Show Boat. http://ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=2136&picno=16947
 
Scott Gullicks is part of Riot Pinball, LLC, who are best known for their creation "Wrath of Olympus", a full-size DMD-style pinball machine. This year at Expo, Scott unveiled a new project, focused on portability and competition: "Dead Man's Hand", which is based heavily on the layout of the card-themed bingos. Scott joins me to discuss his ex ...…
 
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