any other hobbies besides cubs??

Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:39 pm

i have another hobby, i have a real arcade pinball machine collection. in my collection i have a firepower, bride of pinbot, jokerz, and high speed. these are all Williams machines and they play fantastic. i also have a data east WWF but that machine is currently down. i have had allot of issues with that WWF, and almost no issues with the williams except fixing minor things and installing LED's. Williams made some fantastic pinball machines, its too bad they are no longer making them. Williams may no longer be involved in pinball, but that doesn't mean it's dead... far from it. pinball has seen a resurgence in the last few years. the major players making pinball machines now are sterns and jersey jack. jersey jack has done a wizard of oz that is a current game, its fantastic. sterns does allot of contemporary stuff, they did a star trek based upon the movie that came out in 2012. they also did avengers, AC/DC, Metallica, Simpsons, sopranos, nascar, family guy, and a whole bunch more.

just wondered if their were any "pinheads" among us.

Re: any other hobbies besides cubs??

Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:11 am

When with i first read the subject line i said to myself, with 9,569 members there is going to be a lot of people with your same interest. But now i am not to sure. I bet you would like that pinball museum in Las Vegas.

Re: any other hobbies besides cubs??

Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:40 am

I'm into bow hunting, motorcycles and motorcycle racing. My old body isn't quite as into the motorcycles as the rest of me though....

Re: any other hobbies besides cubs??

Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:10 am

I'm retired and need things to fill up my time. I also like woodworking and travel to craft shows to sell stuff so I can afford more material to make more stuff. I have a toy train. I use that term because a model railroader would not mix era on the same layout. If I want to pull a Phase III Amtrak coach with a steam engine I will do so. During the summer I grow a garden. Other busy but not necessarily hobby stuff includes asparagus sales, next spring will be the last - I'm getting too old to reach the ground, or maybe it is getting back up. We also do spring vegetable plant sales with the emphasis on tomato plants. Vern

Re: any other hobbies besides cubs??

Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:25 am

Mike in Louisiana wrote:When with i first read the subject line i said to myself, with 9,569 members there is going to be a lot of people with your same interest. But now i am not to sure. I bet you would like that pinball museum in Las Vegas.


im aware of that museum but im clear across the country. there is a local place, its a pool hall, they have 13 machines in there. i frequently go there a couple times a month at least. pinball is just a fun, high energy, high skill game. it think its a blast, especially high-speed and firepower

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckhnqKOgUCQ

back in 1986 high-speed literally saved pinball from its near death experience. pinball has seen several high's and low's throughout history. high speed was revolutionary, everything from the game play, the speed, the light show.

Re: any other hobbies besides cubs??

Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:11 pm

I restore Model T Fords for myself and others when I am not playing with Cubs. It is fun and the extra money allows me to work on the cubs.

Re: any other hobbies besides cubs??

Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:01 pm

farmallcub49 wrote:I restore Model T Fords for myself and others when I am not playing with Cubs. It is fun and the extra money allows me to work on the cubs.


I'd love to see some of your Fords, Andy!!

How've you been, by the way! Miss seeing you now that I have moved back east!