Tim Arnold's Pinball Palace
This is the entrance to Tim's backyard "barn". It's a steel
building with a steel roof and skylights (natural UV light, which
he regrets using). It is NOT a pole barn. There are no beams in
the middle of the building to navigate around (much more expensive
than a pole barn). The building is "L" shaped, and huge. It uses
a heat pump for air cooling and circulation.
Here's a row of Gottlieb wedgeheads form the 1960's. The second
one from the left has a token dispenser (covered with a blue waste basket).
This is attached to a relay, which is attached to the knocker wires.
So when you get a replay, the game pulses the knocker (which is now
a relay). The relay then pulses the token dispenser and two knockers.
The token is spit out onto the top glass. The top glasses are covered
with cardboard to prevent color fading from the natural UV light.
Here's a row of woodrails. Tim takes most of the back glasses
out and stores them inside.
Tons of 1960's metal rails that haven't been restored.
Left: More bodies and heads, stacked to the ceiling.
Tim's Personal Space
The back of Tim's Las Vegas house.
Scanning to the right a bit, a shot of the backyard.
Scanning to the right, a full shot of the backyard including
the tennis court. To the right and behind the tennis court is the
"L" shaped pinball storage area seen above.
Next to the workshop, which is next to the house. Note the
pile of wiring from stripped cabinets (this is recyclable, which
Tim is pretty consciencious about). In the background is the
bowling ball pile-from-hell...
Tim buys used bowling balls from Good Will for a $1 each.
This is pure charity; what good is a used bowling ball that is
drilled for someone else's hand?
Inside Tim's house, this is the back workroom. The
main doorway in the center left goes to the kitchen. Notice
the pizza boxes stacked on the right? Tim uses these to store parts.
Inside Tim's workshop. This is a separate building right
next to the house. The bowling balls and wiring harness scrap
pile are right next to this building. Again notice the pizza
End of tour...