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Gooligan's Hooligans. Home-built DIY homebrew custom pinball machine.
Project Solar Ride 2004. New code and electronics created for an old game.
Hanging Out At the Stage Door Canteen (1945 Gottlieb that is)
New and novel uses for Pinball Ad Catalogs! Check it out.
Former website. Old images
Pinball Ad Catalog Volume 1, 1931-33 reprint! Out of stock
Pinball Ad Catalog Volume 2, 1934-35 Out of stock
Expo 2001 pictures.
Expo 2000 pictures
Expo 1998 pictures
Rare Williams 1948 prototype!
Mystery 1930s game - The Diamond
Great pictures of a Genco Baseball rolldown game.
Rock-ola 1937 World Series Pictures
The 1953 Williams Silver Skates Project
Home of the Flipper Cowboy
All aboard the 1930s Genco train!
Tim Arnold on CTV national news (~1997) (zipped 702K avi file - requires MS Netshow Media player supporting mpeg 4)
Neat Pinball Links
Pinball and Related Publications

Pinball is my main hobby. I am building another homebrew DIY game currently. Project RF2014. Pretty far a long. Some crameniation required to finish. Previous to that I build a redemption-style game, Project CS2010.

In 2008 I created a new game from scratch, Project GH2006, aka Gooligan's Hooligans (see link above). I brought the game to the Pinball Expo 2008 show in Chicago and unveiled it at a seminar I gave. The game was then available for people to play over the weekend in the exhibit hall.

In 2004 I worked on building electronics and code for an existing wired playfield (Solar Ride). The game and rules are controlled from a PC. The details are at the Pinnovations web site (see link above). Solar Ride 2004 is finished and I play it like a regular game.

I have designed PC pinball simulations for Epic MegaGames in the past, and I collect older pinball machines and keep them in my basement. I am also interested in most other aspects of pinball such as playing (of course), design, restoration and history. I also collect pinball and other coin-op literature and flyers. In the last few years I have created the publications Pinball and World War 2, Pinball Ad Catalog Volume 1, 1931-33, Pinball Ad Catalog Volume 2, 1934-35, and Pinball Ad Catalog Volume 3, 1936.

My small collection of games numbers around 15-20 somewhere, with games from every decade from the 30's to 90's (and when I win the lottery it will be populated with more 90's games also). I also have one custom (albeit simple) EM pinball-like game that I built around Xmas 2001 called "Nut Hunt!". Large PDF file (1.3mb) describing it here.

Do some Java flipping.

In general I am also interested in buying photos, postcards paper and magazines related to old coin-ops. Magazines like The Billboard, Cash Box, Automatic Age, Coin Machine Journal, Pacific Coin Machine Review, Jennings Tips 'n Topics, Mills Spinning Reels, Bally's Ballyhoo, etc. all have good information that I could use and love to read and I will pay well for these if I need them!

Pinball and World War 2

A big story about Pinball and World War 2. Please have a look. What is online is about half of the original edition. The greatly improved 2nd edition is now available and can be purchased.

Also check out the Pinball Historians page included there if you want to find out anything about pinball history in general. Updated regularly!

Neat Pinball Links

These are neat and/or useful sites related to pinball that I've visited. All links verified as of October 21, 2008. For fun see how many still work today, more than 10 years later!

Stern logo The only pinball manufacturer today (except for people like me who build one game).

Pinball and Related Publications

There are a couple of publications with pinball content that I receive and recommend. The following table lists them.



Pinball Magazine

Created by Jonathan Joostens. Very prolific output and he sends out info on current events and industry news, etc.

pinGame journal

Very sporadic these days but has been published for almost 30 years. Lots of flyers and plastic freebies included in many issues in the past. Publisher: Jim Schelberg

Email | Web

Game Room

Dead, then revived, then ?

Last updated: March 9, 2019


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