Put Another Dime In…

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It’s been awhile since there have been any new additions to the basement arcade. That all changed the other day when my daughter sent me a text message with a picture of an item she insisted we purchase. After asking the price, I agreed and we were soon on our way to pick up a Seeburg Q160 Jukebox. I think every arcade needs a jukebox and I’ve wanted one for a long time. The Q160 was produced from late 1959 to late 1960 and can store and play 80 45 rpm records. With 2 sides per record, that is 180 songs. Here are a couple of pictures:

I’ll be the first to admit, I know nothing about jukeboxes. It’s complete and looks to be in fairly decent shape...

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All Cleaned Up

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Last Saturday, I started disassembling the play field on World Cup Soccer for a good cleaning.  This wasn’t a complete tear down, but about 90% of the items were removed.  I did not remove the pop bumpers or goalie assembly but everything else essentially came off.  I cleaned the play field with Novus 2, the plastics with Novus 1 and then installed a coat of wax to the playable areas of the play field.  New rubbers were installed as well as a new set of balls.  You can see what 30 years of gunk looks like once I removed the apron at the bottom of the play field:

Someone had waxed the table previously.  Unfotunately, they didn’t do a very good job of applying or removing the wax.  Here is a shot of one of the posts with wax residue encased in the grooves...

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Light ‘Em Up

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On Friday while playing a few games, I realized that I had a number of games with bad, unlit marquee lights.  I did some work on Saturday to rectify this.  Here are the results:

Everything is finally illuminated!  I may have some news in the next day or two about my next “project”.  Stay tuned….

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It Kicks!

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As promised, here are some additional pictures of my recently acquired World Cup Soccer pinball.  This thing is in great shape! The cabinet is clean and the play field will be perfect once it’s had a good cleaning. Here are the original marketing flyers for World Cup Soccer:

An interesting note about the flyer; it features Soldier Field in Chicago which was one of the host sites for the ’94 World Cup.  Unfortunately, it shows an American football game being played instead of football as it is known internationally. Here are a few shots of the table as seen from the front, a close up of the back box and a close up of the manufacturer’s tag on the back of the table:

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