May 8, 2007
This machine comes to me in very poor condition. The back glass is 30% flaking away. The playfield is also bad with about 10% wear spots down to the wood.
The best part is that someone painted the cabinet with Fleckstone. Oi Vey! I'm estimating this project will take as long as the Thoro Bred and won't be nearly as nice without playfield or backglass restoration. On the upside I'm a big fan of card and pool based pinball machines. I like machines with objectives unlike, say, Nip It which is all about special effects like zipper flippers and Ballygators. My current favorite game is my Gottlieb Bronco - ugly as it is - for this reason. When this machine came in I was in the process of restoring my two shooters so the pins will have to wait until I can get the shooters out of the way meaning you probably won't see an update to this page for some time.