Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
This is schematic of the Playing field of 1951 united leaders pinball machine showing ball switches 1 to 25. The 1951 United Leaders is a Bingo type pinball machine with three cards of 25 each. Each card has the numbers in different order. You can play one card at a time or two or three which gives you more possibilities to win but you can only win on one card at a time. You have five balls to play and three in a line will win plays four will win more and five in a row will win the most. It is a lot of fun to play and you can learn to direct the balls to the holes you want by gently bouncing the machine but you must be careful not to hard or you will experience a tilt which will end the game. Their are no flippers this machine and those similar were used for gambling because you could cash the replays in for cash.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
The way this machine is suppose to work is you get three in a row and you win you get four in a row and win more plays you get five and you win even more can be up or down but not across. You can only win on one card. It takes nickles to operate. The machine has a tilt so you can't get to rough with banging it around. Right now there are several things not working on this machine not only will it not score when you win some of the lights will not light up.
This is the latest on my arm my cast is gone praise the Lord it feels good to be free from that and the itching that goes along with it. I am signed up for therapy which will start in April for two weeks so I can get free use of it since I haven't used it for six weeks. Not able to lift any weight but able to drive now which gives me some freedom. Will try to be more responsible and careful so I don't have to do this again. My ribs still hurt a little from my fall but they are coming along.
I have started on a new venture I have purchased an antique pinball machine that needs to be restored. It is a 1951 model Leader made by United manufacturing company of Chicago. It is all there but is not working at this present time. If there is anyone out their on the World Wide Webb that may have a service manual on this machine I would greatly appreciate hearing from you. It is quite complicated machine and I need all the help I can get. If worse comes to shove I will have to draw my own schematics which will take some time but be retired I do have time and I am a pretty patient person generally but I would prefer doing it the easy way if possible.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Here is my latest x-ray you can see the screw clearly also the staples which are not there any more they were remove yesterday. I am mending nicely and my doctor wants to see me again in two weeks. Would sure like to be doing some things outside on sunny days.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Sparky writes it is hard to post now since I broke my right arm and can use only my left. So now I use the hunt and peck method which is much time consuming. I am not complaining or whining all though this may sound like it. I know it could have been a lot worse and there are people who are in a far more difficult situation than I find my self in. I am giving the good Lord the credit for watching out for me and keeping me from breaking my neck. I have discovered that when I do something stupid it effects not only my self but my loved ones ,family and friends. Since I broke my arm I can no longer even feed my best friend Bonnie but my wife now has to among dozens of other chores which were my responsibility.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Bonnie is now upset with Sparky because he won't take her for a walk or play. It seems that Sparky was trimming a maple tree in his front yard and fell off a ladder and broke his right arm. Sparky was working on removing the tree because it causes such a mess with it's seed pods and leaves. But as Sparky seems to always do he got carried away in stead of waiting for his brothers help he fell about ten feet while cutting on a large branch with a chain saw. He landed on his back on several chunks of wood knocking his wind out and breaking his right arm by his elbow. Now not only is Bonnie mad so is Sparky's wife.