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DRD

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Oct 26, 2014
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Whirlwind has consistently been rated as the best System 11 for a long time.

It is a great choice for someone open minded about buying a pre-dmd game, and its game play is head and shoulders above most alpha-numerics.

Shame that the pics are so cr@p and you can't really assess the condition. That will put some folk off.

When a Taxi goes for £1,700, this Whirly might be worth a punt
 

chris b

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Apr 18, 2012
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Whirlwind has consistently been rated as the best System 11 for a long time.

It is a great choice for someone open minded about buying a pre-dmd game, and its game play is head and shoulders above most alpha-numerics.

Shame that the pics are so cr@p and you can't really assess the condition. That will put some folk off.

When a Taxi goes for £1,700, this Whirly might be worth a punt
Wow a taxi just sold for £1700 looks like mine will have to go up then
God knows what my really nice ww is worth
 

Arv

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Jul 21, 2011
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I asked the Sellar about the service:

Bob Marlow from pinballtoys.co.uk.

He cleaned the machine, checked the rubbers, changed some bulbs and lubed some of the moving parts.

Lubed the moving parts.. Nice.
 

Durzel

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Oct 1, 2017
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Bath, UK
I asked the Sellar about the service:

Bob Marlow from pinballtoys.co.uk.

He cleaned the machine, checked the rubbers, changed some bulbs and lubed some of the moving parts.

Lubed the moving parts.. Nice.
To be fair, we don't know if he actually used that guy or got a quote for a service or whatever and thought "nah too much".
 
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Arv

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To be fair, we don't know if he actually used that guy or got a quote for a service or whatever and thought "nah too much".
It was a she who replied and why would she goto the effort of replying with quite a long reply if she hadn't used him?
 

HomerRamone

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Lubed the moving parts.. Nice.
Sold my twilight zone to a good few years back (Wishing I hadnt now of course.. he ho)
He decided one of the flippers was sticking... so he put a bit of vegetable oil on the plunger...
"You put what ?"
"Vegetable oil"
"Sorry, what do you normally use that for ?"..
"Well cooking... but... oh.. I see what you mean"

:)
 

MajesticPinball

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Jan 11, 2018
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I’ve somehow never played a Whirwind, always fancied getting one though i love the artwork and seems like a fun ruleset for a system 11. The service is questionable though, gives me a lot of hope for my work when i get into servicing seeing the quality of what some others are doing. Those slingshot plastics are rediculous.
 

pinballtoys

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Nov 26, 2014
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Worthing SUSSEX
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Hi
the reality is i was told by the owners

'upper right flipper works once then not again till next game – both lower flippers OK
drop targets not resetting but do at beginning of new game'

what i found when i turned up was all flippers working, so never touched them
fitted a remote battery holder and replaced an opto on drop target bank
that was the extent of my work

I think those that know me would vouch for my quality of work.

here's a couple of photos i took

Cheers Bob
 

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Marcel

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Feb 26, 2017
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Hi
the reality is i was told by the owners

'upper right flipper works once then not again till next game – both lower flippers OK
drop targets not resetting but do at beginning of new game'

what i found when i turned up was all flippers working, so never touched them
fitted a remote battery holder and replaced an opto on drop target bank
that was the extent of my work

I think those that know me would vouch for my quality of work.

here's a couple of photos i took

Cheers Bob
What about the lights?

Sent from the comfort of my Sofa
 

domlouis

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I don't really get that. The biggest chunck of cost tends to be the call out charge (covering the travelling cost). What is being done afterwards is usually worth less than that so you might as well get as much fixed as possible? That's my logic anyway. I tend to wait until several things need fixing and i get andy n to come and have a look and fix them all. Never disappointed.
 

Neil McRae

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Jun 5, 2016
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I asked the Sellar about the service:

Bob Marlow from pinballtoys.co.uk.

He cleaned the machine, checked the rubbers, changed some bulbs and lubed some of the moving parts.

Lubed the moving parts.. Nice.
So this is a case of a stupid seller. Bob knows his way around a pinball machine very well. He's repaired many games at flipout and many games for members.

Neil.
 
I’ve somehow never played a Whirwind, always fancied getting one though i love the artwork and seems like a fun ruleset for a system 11. The service is questionable though, gives me a lot of hope for my work when i get into servicing seeing the quality of what some others are doing. Those slingshot plastics are rediculous.
I might be selling my Whirly + others shortly.

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