View Full Version : For pinball lovers...
09-22-2009, 06:24 PM
Location: Cody's Roadhouse, Tampa, Florida.
I saw this as I was taking my 4-year old son (kids eat free on Tuesdays!) to the restroom. I don't know what to make of it. I took a crappy cellphone picture of it.
It's a Bally Paragon pinball table ('79?) that is hanging on a wall like a picture. I loved playing this game in college in the early 90's. It was the only pinball machine in the campus gameroom. So, I liked seeing it again. But, seeing it on a wall like this...I don't know.
Thoughts? I gotta know what Scott thinks of this!
09-22-2009, 08:01 PM
I have seen this done, I like it when the playfield is lit with individual bulbs as it would be. That is OK, but why not do it the full measure?
Check out what Ed Chung did with a playfield! I bought a Hyperball from him, he works in the same field I do, the world is small right!
You mean like this Scott? This is the entrance to our basement:
Here is a close-up of my wife's handiwork:
09-26-2009, 10:26 AM
Wow. That's pretty awesome!
09-27-2009, 02:38 AM
I really would only want to see a table taken apart where there is now way to affordably make it playable or say it was trashed in some way, by the curb in pieces, going to be dumped etc. I think it's an awesome way to reuse stuff like that and the basement entrance is really sweet! :mspac:
I really would only want to see a table taken apart where there is no way to affordably make it playable or say it was trashed in some way, by the curb in pieces, going to be dumped etc. :mspac:
That was basically the case here. This playfield had been sitting in someone's basement with the bottom components resting on the floor. Diane is convinced that the basement must have seen a couple of inches of water at some point because all of the underside components where rusted solid (including the GI ground lines, which she has never seen happen before or since). She recovered what she could and, once finished, got the idea for the playfield hanging. To be honest, the playfield would be fully usable if needed (i.e. it was the last Mata Hari playfield on the planet). You could easily dismount it and use it. The hard part would be putting all the stuff back. We have done a couple of playfield swaps (heavily worn ones for reproduction playfields) and, while not exactly the easiest job in the world, you could easily do the same with this Mata Hari.
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