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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 10:51:35 AM on 19 December 2013.
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 Location: Horsham, VIC
 Member since 19 December 2013
 Member #: 1468
 Postcount: 33

Hi all, Just joined. I'm a retired tech into Old valve TV's, Pinball & arcade machines. I have a growing collection of Philips, AWA, Healing & Westinghouse B/W TV's.

I look forward to talking with you all.

Cheers


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 3:34:19 PM on 19 December 2013.
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 Art
 Location: Somewhere, USA
 Member since 22 October 2013
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Hi Doug Smile

Show us the pinballs! Smile


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 6:52:57 PM on 19 December 2013.
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
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G'day Doug,

Welcome to the forums. We have quite a few active telly collectors here.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 6:54:27 PM on 19 December 2013.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
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Welcome to the forum.

Any jukeboxes among your stuff?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 6:14:11 PM on 22 December 2013.
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 Location: Horsham, VIC
 Member since 19 December 2013
 Member #: 1468
 Postcount: 33

So, you want to see the game room do ya!

I'll ask the administrator to post them.

Pinball Machines
Pinball Machines
Philips Television
Healing Television
Westinghouse Television


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 7:09:19 PM on 22 December 2013.
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 Location: Ballarat, VIC
 Member since 4 January 2011
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Hi Doug, welcome to the forums. I'll be interested in hearing more about your TV's.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 9:12:53 PM on 23 December 2013.
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 Art
 Location: Somewhere, USA
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Awesome!! and you have a Vectrex too! I had one of those Smile
What is the Pong console?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 10:33:06 PM on 23 December 2013.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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I remember when Pong was first introduced in pubs at 20 cents a game. It was played on a table with the CRT set into it.

At home we had it in a controller with individual handheld pots. You could play it solo or with a partner. Bought it at Tandy, back before it was owned by the grocer.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 8:44:38 AM on 24 December 2013.
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It was played on a table with the CRT set into it.

Cocktail format, like Space Invaders.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 9:25:39 AM on 24 December 2013.
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 Location: Canberra, ACT
 Member since 23 August 2012
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The day in about 1975 I first played Pong, in a pub, on a flat table-top, is still fresh in my memory. I thought it was a miracle! Yesterday I watched a toddler in a pusher playing something much more complex on her Mum's touch-screen phone. Another miracle.

Maven


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 5:11:22 PM on 24 December 2013.
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 Location: Horsham, VIC
 Member since 19 December 2013
 Member #: 1468
 Postcount: 33

You mean one of these-- I've got one. I've got this stuff because I saved it all from destruction.

Cocktail Gaming Console


If you guys are interested in Arcade & Pinball too, Then may I invite you to visit:-

http://www.aussiearcade.com.au/.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 5:48:46 PM on 24 December 2013.
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 Art
 Location: Somewhere, USA
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I have had my attempt approved this month by Guinness for the World's Smallest Arcade Machine,
which means, I can go ahead and build it, and it will be recognised.
It is to be a Space Invaders rip off.
The current 2013 record is also the first.

Midway and Taito have not responded to requests for free
licensing for the purpose, but I sent emails only last week, so an attempt at the real one could still happen.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 9:41:22 PM on 16 January 2014.
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 Location: Wauchope, NSW
 Member since 1 January 2013
 Member #: 1269
 Postcount: 576

Those are some awesome pieces of equipment! What's the model of the 11" Westinghouse portable? I've seen the AWA version, the P1 series, in burgundy, cream and blue - but not black before... Very nice indeed!

Chris


 
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