« on: March 17, 2017, 04:26:54 PM »
I am in the process of cleaning up my living room to make room for an as yet purchased workbench so that I can hopefully maximize space efficiency. Right now, I have a Dillon Square Deal B reload press currently sitting in the kitchen taking up valuable space, as well as a Lee Deluxe Turret Press now currently sitting in the living room. I also have supplies taking valuable space in the gun room which is only 4x5 feet. So the current thought is to amalgamate everything into one work bench, and the only place that could work is the living room...which will necessitate a lot of moving stuff around and out.
I started moving stuff around and out today. I have't bought the desk yet, but I am hoping that might happen tomorrow or later today if all goes well. This will necessitate moving my Pachinko machine upstairs. I am not exactly happy about that...and might think of somewhere else to store it....possibly the bedroom.
I bought mine over eBay because I wanted a pinball machine, but didn't have the room or the money for one..and thought the Pachinko machine might be a good fit, and it was. I have the Super Stadium machine. When I first received it and turned the unit on...I was blasted out of the room by the loud noise. I cannot imagine how loud it must be in a Pachinko parlor just based on my single unit. It was bad enough that I looked online for a way to turn down the volume. I found that you could buy a volume switch that you could splice into the unit. I found cutting cardboard mufflers that fit over the speakers worked for a whole lot less. Now I don't have to worry about the neighbours.
I enjoy playing with my machine. From what I understand, these are used to gamble in Japan. It is illegal to gamble for money...but most parlors get around that by having the next door kiosk willing to trade balls for cash or something like that. I have found that playing my machine is a fun experience.
Here is my Super Stadium machine.
And one showing the lights. This machine positively glows and dances in the dark.
And a YouTube video I found of when you hit the jackpot. I have only managed this 4 times so far over the years.
Yep, so in order to move something around, I will have to find a new home for my Pachinko machine.
Anyways, I wonder if anyone else has a Pachinko machine? Any photos, thoughts, etc...