Space Station is Out of This World!

Playfield Restoration,Shop Notes 24 October 2016 | Comments Off on Space Station is Out of This World!

We just finished a full shop job and cabinet restoration on this Space Station pinball machine. This project was a long time coming, but the end result made it all worthwhile. Check it out!

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Williams came out with Space Station in 1987, and produced around 3,800 machines. (IPDB)

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The game came out three years after Space Shuttle, the mega-hit game that almost single-handedly saved Williams from going under.

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Trying to build on the earlier game’s legacy, and great ramp action, Space Station wasn’t quite as popular, but still has its own fans.

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We thought the LEDs looked particularly good on this game. We installed them throughout: insert, GI, and flashers.

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The translite looked especially nice with the new lights.

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We gave this game a full shop job, pulling everything off the playfield, including the Mylar. After washing, polishing, tumbling, buffing, and otherwise cleaning everything, we put the whole thing back together.

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In the end, the playfield looked just as good as the restored cabinet did, with its full stencils and powdercoated legs.

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Enjoy the game, Kent!

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