I’m a serious hobbyist who takes on the machines nobody else will touch. My main goal is restoring and preserving games that most have gave up on. Full repair work, full restoration, new cabinets and playfield rebuilds.
****I want to personally THANK everyone who have chosen to follow Dixieland on Facebook. We’ve just passed our 250th follower!! It’s a humbling experience for me. My passion for this hobby is undeniable. Its awesome to know so many people want to see my work. I try my BEST on every machine to give it the service it deserves. These are not “just games”. They are pieces of history. Memories of childhood for some folks, or of a passed love on for others. Here‘s to many more machines, many more new aquaintences and many more new friendships.****
I try to help fellow game enthusiasts with service and also full and partial restorations. I’m a Game locator, make house calls, and can provide game storage and home pick up and delivery. Full service for Bingo style Pinballs, EM Pinball Machines, Bowlers, Flashers and Solid State work. New and used parts, and many other services. Serving Knoxville, Tn and the greater southeastearn United States.
I have over 80 different titles of Bingo Machines in my private collection from the early 50's style woodrail machines to the more modern late 70's screen games and six cards. I also have an impressive and growing inventory of flipper machines as well as Keeney flasher machines. Pitch n Bats. Ball bowlers and shuffle alleys. I also have access to NEW multicades and virtual pinballs . Odd stuff comes and goes here so Email us. I may have what your looking for.
A new feature here will be a Game Of The Month. It will be a game from our inventory. Pictures may not be of the actual game. It's for people looking for specific titles, features or themes to help them see what is available.
Today's game of the month: Williams Toledo
We also have TONS of new parts, used parts, legs, backglasses and just about anything you can think of parts wise. We also have TONS of NEW schematics and manuals for virtually every Bingo machine made, plus some manuals and schematics for both EM and SS flipper machines. Email for availability
Nathan does excellent work would recommend him to anyone wanting someone to go that extra mile. - Kim Oswald, New South Wales, Australia.
Quality workmanship, down to the smallest detail. Very knowledgeable and honest to deal with. - Cathy Green, Caryville, Tennessee.
The owner trained under the best of the best repair people I know, and the owner's work is extremely high quality. Bingo pinball repair and restoration requires a persistence and tenacity that is not needed for other coin-operated amusements. Through the owner's previous restoration work and discussions, I have seen that he has those qualities. He also stands behind his work, which is incredibly important. - Nicholas Baldridge
It's hard enough to find a shop that knows how to repair and restore classic Pinball, much less classic Bingos. Look no further, Dixieland is that place. Quality and service go hand in hand and Nathan stands behind his work! - Craig Smallish
Bally Woodrails: Fully Functional, players condition: Please contact us
Bally Screen Games: Fully Functional, players condition: Please contact us
Bally 6 Card games: Fully functional, players condition: Please contact us
Specal requested restorations: Game by game basis
Flipper style machines: Will be determined on a game by game basis.
**Condition, subject matter, rarity and the market trends will also be considered.**
Full restoration will take from 4-6 months on Bingos, flipper machines willl vary on turn around time depending on board repairs and parts availability.
****PLEASE NOTE****See our FAQ section to see what determines a "players game", "full restoration" and what goes into the process of getting a game ready for you.
Question #1: What comes in a game that's a "players game" ?
Answer: Thanks for asking that. A players game will be as follows: Original paint and no body work done. So, a few knicks and dings are expected. Game will work 100%. All stepper units, etc will be cleaned, lubed, and functional. All lights working. All chrome polished. New key locks for cabinet and coin door. New chrome leg levelers. Legs painted. New fuse block and heavy duty power cord. New rubbers on playfield. Playfield triple waxed and all posts and screws tumbled and polished. Backglass sealed to prevent flaking.
Question #2: What is considered a "full restoration game"?
Answer: Great question! Thanks for asking. A "full restoration game" is as follows: Cabinet and head will be fully stripped of all paint. Any dings, cracks or damage will be repaired. Hand wet sanded till mirror smooth. Triple coat of primer, then base coat paint added. All graphics will come from my HAND MADE stencils and will mirror the original game design as close as possible. Graphics will be layered and will appear as original when done. This process can take up to a month or so to complete. Game will work 100%. Inside lower cabinet will be stripped out, cleaned, primed and painted as well. Entire internals will be cleaned, and functoning properly. All lights working. All chrome hand polished and buffed. New key locks in cabinet and coin door. New chrome levelers. Legs painted. New fuse block and heavy duty power cord. New rubbers on playfield. Playfield triple waxed and buffed. All posts tumbled clean and polished. Backglass sealed to prevent flaking. New playfield glass.
Question #3: What is the expected wait time for a players game and a fully restored game?
Answer: I'm the sole worker so turnaround for a players game is around 2 months. A fully restored game will run around 6 months, as I will have to work on more than one game at time.
Question #4: Do you ship?
Answer: We currently do not ship.
I understand the rising costs of the pinball craze. I travel all over the Cental, Northern, and Southern parts of the U.S. searching for the cheapest deals. I only use accredited dealers for new parts and supply purchases. The goal is to provide a great looking 100% functional game and preserve it for the next generation. Bingos are complex machines that require hundreds of hours of labor to achieve a perfect running game. We strive to make our games as reliable as possible. But keep in mind, some of these games are closing in on 70 years old!
Give me a call, maybe I can help with your needs. If not, I can guide you to someone who can.
***DISCLAIMER: ALL games are for AMUSEMENT ONLY. I will NOT work on Bingo style games that accept coins or tokens of any kind. Plus, all games leaving here will NOT include a coin mechanism.
***We reserve the right to cancel any order at any time, for any reason. ***
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