I finally got a chance to get back to the Houston Arcade Expo, one of my favorite pinball events. I’ve got a bunch of videos I’ve shot of things and here’s the first few.
This was a very interesting, very special place to discover… take a look inside what appears at first glance to be a basic gas station/convenience store, but turns into not just an amazing arcade, but one of the BEST collections of pinball machines anywhere in the country. A real hidden gem.
I’ve been doing a bit of traveling lately and it’s always a pleasure to visit with old friends and see new arcades. Here I get to do both. Enjoy this walk-thru of this really cool pinball museum.
After having this game on location for awhile, I thought I might report on what types of wear and tear and damage I’m running into, and what was wrong with the game. I think we’ve found a few “weak links” relating to parts that probably should last a little longer. Check it out:
If you have a game you are looking to store temporarily, or ship, here are some tips on how to break it down and store it to make sure it stays in good condition.
One of the things us pinball enthusiasts love to do is tell stories about how we acquired games. Each game has its own unique provenance and history, and there’s almost always an interesting story behind them. This is the first episode in an ongoing series were we talk about the stories behind the games and how they came to be. I start the series off with the very first pinball machine I purchased, a Gottlieb “Genie” – before I knew anything about how to repair and restore games. It was the game that got me on this path. I hope you enjoy the story – be sure to subscribe on Youtube! Thanks for watching!
Here are some pictures from early on when I got the game and began to restore it.