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    Posted 4 months ago

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    When I was a kid, an uncle of mine was in the Army and brought 3 of these back from Japan. He gave one to my Dad. If you know about these games, then you know that they are meant to be mounted in the wall of a Pachinko parlor. Which means they don't stay upright on there own. Plus by Japanese law they are only allowed to be in service for a year. (Not sure if that is still the case) That means they don't get serviced and need work by the time we see them. I went through his machine and fixed, cleaned and adjusted things until it worked like a champ. Probably the first thing of any complexity I ever fixed. Several years later he sold it. So here is my own machine with custom built cabinet. The top is open for easy filling. It has a area underneath to collect the balls that you feed into the machine. Converted the lights to LEDs and put in a transformer. All of this is pretty standard for people who love these machines. I painted the cabinet to match the red panel on the front. The color is close but not quite perfect. I have another one in the garage waiting for some love. They don't cost much and are a lot of fun. Noisy when they are being played. Like slot machines, it is suppose to add to the excitement of a pachinko parlor.

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 4 months ago
      Great pachinko machine & fine restoration, nice job
    2. Torque Torque, 4 months ago
      Thank you Newfld. I love these because they are so mechanical. Sort of a real Rube Goldberg device.
    3. dav2no1 dav2no1, 4 months ago
      Looks great. Love the cabinet you made. Here's mine...
    4. Torque Torque, 4 months ago
      Great machine dav2n01. Looks earlier than mine. Very nice.
    5. dav2no1 dav2no1, 4 months ago
      Thanks. .its interesting to see the difference in mechanics in the back. It still works perfectly to this day..

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