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Member: em-fan
From: Herrenberg, Germany (find on the map)
Specialty: Electromechanicals from the 70's
Member since: 09/05/2011
Website: axel
50 pinball machines
last updated: 09/20/2023
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pinball nameDBmanufacturerconditionis it for sale?notespictures
AMIGO Bally (USA)Set up, plays!NeverNice, working machine. Complete, in good condition, perfect backglas, good playfield. In my recent overhaul, besides the usual rubber, bulb and pinball replacement the complete playfield mechanics were overhauled and many, many parts replaced alike pop bumpers and caps, spinner mechanics and decals, pinball mechanics, brass bushings, chimes added, tilt units, knocker, shooter, scorecards and many small items. Overall, more than 20 coils were replaced, plus a complere set of new nylon sleves in all coils. It was optimized to play fast and smooth - alike or better than when it was new.
BALLY HOO Bally (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNever#2: Had actually been outside under cover for some time - thus the outside is a bit weathered. Came with no back glas - but I got a spare head with a glas to compete the game. Good playfield though.  
BALLY HOO Bally (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNever#3: Nice cabinet and playfield. Restauration has started and is awaiting sone parts like backglas, backbox back, bells, knocker, manuals and cash box.  
BALLY HOO Bally (USA)Set up, needs some workNever#1: Good, complete game, which is fully functional and playing well. Maybe a 2 once fully overhauled with only moderate wear on the playfield and cabinet. Would currently benefit from a bit of work: Mainly cleaning, and a a bit of tuning to get back to the original speed of gameplay.
BALLY HOO Bally (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNeververy nice and complete machine  
BALLY HOO Bally (USA)Set up, needs some workNeverCompletely restored and repainted game.  
BEAT TIME Williams (USA)Parts machineNeverThis is about half a machine - the bottom cabinet including playfield and glas. Sadly, the backbox is missing. Hence in case you happen to have a backbox or a game with a good backbox and a rotten cabinet, please contact me.  
BEAT TIME Williams (USA)Set up, plays!NeverWorking and functional game, all cleaned and checked, playing really fast and unusually modern for a 2" game. Good back glas, but pretty bad playfield and ok cabinet. Has bell and knocker, all new rubbers, bulbs, pinball etc. Checked in detail for all functions and has a low number of known flaws, that are on the plan to be fixed. If you own one of these, please get in contact with me for info exchange.  
BIG DEAL Williams (USA)In storage, workingMaybenice working game
BIG VALLEY Bally (USA)Set up, needs some workMaybeGerman version and third machine of this kind that arrived here. Nice body, complete and functional in principle. Playfield looks almost flawless and bottom cabinet is very nice at the outside - while the backbox has some wear. Started to adjust and repair things: new fuse holders, fuses, main switch, leg levellers, rubbers, bulbs and new pinballs already installed. Needs a bit more cleaning and adjustment. The restauration has the intent to get to very robust and fun to play game with all original parts, which can be transported and be made available as a workhorse.  
BIG VALLEY Bally (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNever4th game and in storage waiting for inapection and evaluation. German Version.  
BIG VALLEY Bally (USA)Set up, plays!MaybeLatest aquisition. English language, less than 6000 games played. The whole game had been painted grey at some time and I am spending long hours to remove this paint carefully and piece by piece. , already making some progress. Renovation is completely done by now with tons of replacement parts and overhauling of every single unit, also adding 10 point bell, back of backbox, playfield glas, "new" backglas. The whole game now plays fast and flawless - like a dream!  
BIG VALLEY Bally (USA)Set up, plays!NeverGerman version and first machine of this kind, which I acquired. Fully cleaned, overhauled and adjusted now - with new bulbs and rubbers, German bumper caps, shooter and springs, locks, pinballs, legs, levers, glas, etc. Also had a new transformer, fuse holders and fuses, power cord and a new tilt assembly, new head and leg screws, and locks. Thumper bumpers, flipper fingers, kick outs and kickback were overhauled with new spare parts. All numbers were cleaned, contacts adjusted, settings adjusted and original score cards added. Overall a complete game, which is tuned for speed of playing and maximum fun. Plans are for possible further enhancements, like refurbishing additional metal parts and moderade modification for the alike of lit green flipper buttons, green shooter, green bulb caps etc.
BOW AND ARROW Bally (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNeverVery nice playfield and perfect backglas. Just aquired and this will be a gem onnce cleaned.  
BOW AND ARROW Bally (USA)Set up, plays!NeverNice game, that had not been played in 20 years. 4th owner only - with low game count and never been unprofessionally repaired. Thus a role model for what was original at the time. Was not at all functional when acquired - with broken net filter, rubbers in pieces only 2 bulbs working any more. Now restoring to good condition again using exactly matching contemporary original, cleaned parts as much as possible rather than new parts. Quite some cleaning, repairs and restores done already - others under way or planned.
BOWL-O Bally (USA)Set up, plays!Never  
CAMELOT Bally (USA)Set up, needs some workNeverGerman Language game in working condition, that had not been used for a while. Needs a bit of cleaning and care, but otherwise in brilliant condition.  
CAMELOT Bally (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationMaybeRecently acquired game that is a "started restoration" - with all parts in boxes and hopefully relatively complete. German Language and in ok condition.  
CAMELOT Bally (USA)Set up, plays!NeverFully working machine that was very nicely restored. Complete with original bell, money box etc.  
CIRCUS Bally (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNeverComplete game in good condition.  
DOGIES Bally (USA)Parts machineMaybeA head and a cabinet so far - to be married into one future machine. Hence more a project than anything else. Backglas and back are missing. Have matching legs and playfield glas - hence it should be restorable.  
DOGIES Bally (USA)Set up, plays!NeverVery nice game, fully original and well renovated. All original parts and never been messed with. zipper flippers functional and fast. Nice backglas almost without flaws. GAmeplay works well. New rubbers, bulbs, pinball and tilt ball. Comes with original legs, back and money box (no lid).
ESCAPE FROM THE LOST WORLD Bally (USA)Set up, plays!MaybeGreat game - very nice play. In particular addictive to kids, as it is easy to understand and has a relatively low level of complexity. This particular one is in good, full working condition, clean, overhauled and complete. New speakers, flipper finger mechanics, bulbs (incl. colored), transparent rubbers, LED flashers and superbands installed. With custom T-Rex topper, leg levellers, and plenty of other small enhancements.  
FAST DRAW Gottlieb (USA)Set up, needs some workNeverComplete game in above average condition. Good cabinet and perfect back glas. Comes with backdoor, coin mechanism etc. Already acquired the respective chime box - which originally was never installed.  
FIRECRACKER Bally (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNeverVery good condition and complete game. Very little wear and perfect backglas.  
FIRECRACKER Bally (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationMaybeGerman Version of the game and a renovation project. Ok backglas and good cabinet. Came to me as "almost complete" - having about a dozen coils missing out. Was really dirty and the playfield was "professionally renovated" as the seller said - using a black marker. Now, I am slowly collecting the missing parts, adding something here and there. It already got a new backdoor, some new coils and the missing plastic on the playfield. Renovation and cleaning will start as soon as I will have all the parts together.
FLASH Williams (USA)Set up, plays!MaybeGood playfield, excellent backglas, but an average cabinet. Needs a bit more work, but playable with new bulbs and rubbers, coils and other.  
FLIP FLOP Bally (USA)Set up, needs some workMaybeRecently acquired game in very nice condition. Plays well but is undergoing my usual "new arrival" overhaul, starting a cleaning, adding matching leg screws and feet, power cable, fuses and holders, re-wiring to 240V and high tap, cleaning the playfield and all units, completing the coin door, adding chimes etc.  
FORE Bally (USA)Set up, plays!NeverReally nice machine in mint condition with perfect backglas and excellent playfield. Plays well and is great fun!
GAY 90'S Williams (USA)Set up, needs some workNeverCame in from a seller pretending that it would work with "just a minor flaw". And yes, it worked somehow - at least it circled in reset and two or three bulbs were lit. Upon closer inspection, every single coil and unit needed a complete overhaul. Due to the good overall condition of the game, I started this project. Some pictures show the "begin state". Already added the missing back box bell, overhauled most of the playfield, shooter, door and logic circuits. Looking for the holder for the clock coil now - in which the plastic is broken (see picture).
HOT SHOT Gottlieb (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationMaybeNice looking game with really good playfield and backglas with no unprofessional repairs.
JOLLY ROGER Williams (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNeverrecently aquired - new rubbers, should work well. Cabinet was repainted. Had to drill and replace the locks.  
JUNGLE Gottlieb (USA)Set up, needs some workMaybeComplete and nice looking game with a very good back glas. Cleaned and overhauled with new plastics, decals, bumper cap, power cord, leg screws and levelers, bulbs, rubbers, fuses, pinball, and keyless locks. Overall machine overhaul and repairs occurred alike bonus counting, replacing a few burnt coils and adjustment for speed and fun. Currently working on it trying to improve pieces here and there - thus chances are, that something is disassembled, when you look at it. Currently sitting in a non-smoking, dry and clean place. Has matching back and knocker. Pictures show the state somewhere in the middle of overhaul. Would trade against a really nice Bally EM with 3" flipper fingers.
MARINER Bally (USA)Set up, plays!NeverFully restored this second machine using the knowledge acquired in restoring the first Mariner. After a lot of cleaning, fixing and adjustments, it plays really well, smooth and fast. Of course new fuse holders, rubbers, lamps, pinball, bulbs. Added rubber bulb caps and re-coated a lot of metal parts. Removed all grease, tuned each coil, cleaned the numbers, adjusted contacts, rebuilt thumper bumpers and flipper mechanics, new knocker and tilt assemblies, rebuilt shooter and door. New leg disks and levers.
MARINER Bally (USA)Set up, plays!NeverThis game is in really good condition. Nice backglass, very little wear and complete. Fully polished and cleaned. Restored with many new parts from coils to legs, levers, chrome screws and playfield glass. Optimized for fun and speed of play. Two bells, bumpers rebuilt, new bumper caps and mushroom bumpers, original bells and knocker added, shooter and tilt assembly restored, new fuse holders, higher speed flipper coils, perfect plastics, original blinking bulbs, restored door and many other restaurations.  
MARINER Bally (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNeverCompolete machine with very little use. Perfect playfield and plastics. Standard improvements on its way alike adding bells, shooter overhaul, tuning for flow and speed, new fuse holders etc.  
MARINER Bally (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNeverProject: Machine currently being assembled from spare parts with the target to have a fully working machine again. Cabinet was borrowed from a Big Valley, back box is original from Mariner. Repro backglas is on order and will arrive soon. Machine is all cleaned and every unit is completly overhauled. All wear parts are replaced with NOS or better up to the shooter, power cord, fuse holders, and coil stops. It is playing already with just a few flaws.
NIGHT RIDER Bally (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNeverLatest addition. Very good, original condition - in private hands for 40 years in a warm, dry and dark space.  
OP-POP-POP Bally (USA)Set up, plays!NeverReally nice game in very good condition. A blast to play! Renovated about 2005 and then again in 2023. Originally came from the US and still has the original US coin slots. Please be so kind to ping me in case you have an original manual for sale.  
RED & TED'S ROAD SHOW Williams (USA)Set up, plays!NeverOnly recently was able to get my hands on this machine. Strange for me as an EM fan to touch a 90's game. Plays really nicely and is a lot of fun indeed. This game had been in storage since the introduction of the Euro in 2002 - thus 16+ years and I literally pulled it out of a barn. Crusted with dirt outside and inside it turned out to be in fabulous shape under all the dirt - apart from the cabinet, which had a coin door bar and . Replaced a lot of parts and got many units working again - this is a FUN game now! Still doing small enhancements here or there - and no modding yet. Game is complete with original shaker motor, knocker, gooddie bag (what is left), untouched manuals and paperwork, score cards, cash box with lid and separators, backbox key etc. Still requires some work: Legs need to be cleaned, small flipper finger overhauled, ramps cleaned, one target replaced and one repaired. Also, one pop bumper could benefit from a cosmetic overhaul and a post could be replaced. Otherwise looks perfect, waiting for the new target decals to be applied.
REVENGE FROM MARS Bally (USA)Set up, plays!NeverVery nice machine in good condition. All original parts, with some minor pimping - alike LED saucers. NO LEDS or Convolux yet. Nothing broken. Plays extremely fast and smooth.
RO GO Bally (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNeverNice cabinet and playfield, but not the best backglas. Collecting parts for enhancements - alike new repro backglas, and chime unit.
ROYAL FLUSH Gottlieb (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNeverRecently acquired and in really good shape. Complete.  
SEE-SAW Bally (USA)Set up, needs some workMaybeEnglish language game with new back glas, and legs, good playfield. Originally a Dutch version. Came as a puzzle with pieces in boxes - and not surprisingly the boxes did not include all the pieces. Now I am collecting original spare parts and am overhauling the machine completely. CPU board and backbox are already done with the playfield being on its way. It got new score reels and a new bell - with a lot of cleaning and adjusting done in the back box including adding a 10pt bell. CPU was completely cleaned and overhauled with new power cord, setting to 240V/high tap and plenty of original "new" coils. Am currently overhauling the playfield and replacing non original coils while overhauling very single unit. It already plays nice - wait till the pop bumpers and slingshots will be done!  
SEE-SAW Bally (USA)Set up, needs some workNever30 years in a barn and never been touched by a non-professional. English game with German playfield. Someone parted out the score motor and a few coils - which were all replaced. 3-slot door. Has both bells - which is absolutely rare for a game in Germany - and a really good playfield and backglas. Restoration is done as close to the original as possible and is well progressed with a major overhaul of the base board, door, playfield and backbox. No paint being touched though. Pictures were taken before renovation.
SHERIFF Gottlieb (USA)Set up, plays!Would tradeMachine in good condition with nice playfield and fully functional. Plays well and all features are working for all players. Comes with complete original! documentation and schematics. Good looking back-glas with a bit of fading only and a playfield with very little wear. About 130.000 games played though. Came with a nice sounding chime unit. Picture shows original condition while it was recently completely overhauled and cleaned with plenty of new parts and a few additions: power cord, coil sleeves, rubbers, balls, fuses, lamps, leg screws, protectors and levers, back box bolts, coin units, cash box, blinking bulbs in the backbox, locks, flipper fingers, bushings and plungers, shooter springs, and matching key chain. Has matching serial numbers on cabinet and backbox. Would trade against a really nice Bally EM with 3" flipper fingers.
THE BEATLES GOLD EDITION Stern (USA)Set up, plays!NeverFully functional and alike NIB. Has original topper, knocker, shaker, playfield protector, anti-reflective glass, green Convolux and some other enhancements.  
THE RED MAX Bally (USA)Set up, plays!NeverCame from Switzerland. Apparently not played for 40+ years, this machines playfield and backglas are in excellent condition. It was restored to excellent, fully original condition with many NOS and original parts, adding missing components and bells. Plays like a dream. Restoration blog available on flippermarkt.
WIGGLER Bally (USA)Parts machineMaybeLower cabinet only - no plastics. Cabinet was repainted. German language playfield.
WORLD CUP SOCCER Midway (USA)Set up, plays!NeverVery nice machine - fully functional and not modded (yet). Has a lot of new parts installed and plays really well.
Pinball machines that em-fan used to own in the past
(the following games are no longer part of em-fan's collection)
pinball nameDBmanufactureris it for sale?notespictures
BIG VALLEY Bally (USA)Sold German Version of the game with all components in German, from schematics, to playfield, plastics, bumper caps, to all cabinet and playfield parts. German coin slots: 2x10Pf, 50Pf and 1DM. Complete, restored and fully functional. Plays flawless and smooth with all game features fully functional. Comes with original knocker and money box, original leg screws etc. Handed over to a really nice pinball enthusiast in Switzerland.  
CIRCUS Bally (USA)Sold Machine had set 3 weeks on a trailer under a plastic foil in the rain and thus was slightly corroded, but had close to perfect backglas and playfield. Could be brought back to playable condition - but not by me. Shipped to a pinball buddy who got it for a price equal or less than the value of the backglas.  
FREEDOM Bally (USA)Sold Just a Freedom EM cabinet with no backbox. Was in fair condition and one or the other coil was missing but overall complete and worth restoring. As a buddy had some lonely backbox, this cabinet is leaving me in return for some other coabinet to be available for parting out.  
RO GO Bally (USA)Sold Came as parts game already - with no backglas, backbox content, playfield nor playfield glas or legs. Cabinet has a hole at the side as well and had many parts missing. Thus this game was further parted out and by now there are not enough parts left in order to call this a game. Thus I classify this as "sold" and thus gone. On the positive side, this game was saving at least a dozen other games alike my other RoGo, a Firecracker, See-Saw, Mariner, Ballyhoo, Amigo, several Big Valley and a The Red Max.
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 From magnotron on 11-06-2017 16:24:
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