There are many places globally where you can get Pinball Machine parts from, and individually they aren’t too pricey but it all adds up when you need an entire pinball machine worth of parts. Plus I have to add shipping to Perth, Western Australia!
After looking and reading various sites, I came to the conclusion that
1) I don’t really know what I want to order as I haven’t designed the playfield yet.
2) I don’t really know how pinball parts work… yet
Found on Ebay!
So, then i looked towards my friend Mr Ebay. Where i found an old wrecked pinball machine. In fact it was just the playfield for the game Black Knight 2000, and came with most of the parts. I managed to get it home for around AUD$250. It came from Queensland and shipping was the most expensive part!
Delivered to my work on a huge semi-trailer and the driver wanted to know if I had a forklift to take it off the truck. “Mmm are you serious?!” i asked and he was dead serious and then proceeded to show me the package… Now I know when working you need to be careful of lifting to much weight or you may cause injury. But it was obvious that all people involved shipping it from QLD to WA thought it weighed a shit load more than it was and used a forklift at every opportunity. The pinball playfield is made of 13mm ply and with the parts maybe weight around 20kg (don’t quote me on that).
At home I proceeded to strip down the playfield into individual parts. Oh Man this thing was dirty, and was so dirty it stained our white rug…oops. I’m pretty sure it had been in a damp shed for over a decade or two. It was sad to see it in such bad condition. Black Knight 2000 seems like a really classic pinball machine and would have been lots of fun to play. But it consisted of lots of parts for me to tinker around with and had to dismantled.
Above turned into this:
Arrhh… Look at all that booty!