Posted 4 months ago
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.