My First pitch and bat machine...
1973 Williams Upper Deck... Last EM Pitch & Bat by Williams.
19 years after I started collecting these crazy machines.
It's about time. I was ready.
The problem was that I was waiting for the right machine, at the right price.
I picked up thins machine on a Friday.
On Saturday, I rested.
Sunday, after my first morning coffee, I started working on the machine. Slowly at first, then faster and faster until I was in the repair flow.
I didn't pause. Not for coffee. Not for beer. Not for food. I just kept on working. Replacing a jones connector, splicing cut wires, cleaning switches and de-gumming stepper mechs.
I worked like a Madman...
By Sunday evening, I had a "working game".
By Monday night (or the wee hours of Tuesday), I had a perfectly working and playing game, having worked on it from arriving home after work till 1 am.
I've been intrigued about why I binge worked so hard on the game.
The answer, I fear, is that I'm fed up about working on games.
I just wanted to get it out of the way. Out of my system. The Upper deck being a coin op bucket list thing.
I hope this "fed up with EM repairs" thing is just a passing phase.