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Offline swinks

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Pinball - Playfield Sizes
« on: October 28, 2014, 09:24:36 PM »
This is just a fact finding thread as one of those things that is of interest to me and might be to others.

I have been collecting data here and there so the following maybe a little inaccurate so please feel free to add to it or correct it.

I often look at the cabinets and some are noticeably different and others similar but then wonder about the size of the playfields which then started the collecting of info.


EMs
Bally 70s EM - standard = 20.25" x 41.00"
Gottlieb 70s EM - standard = 20.25" x 41.00"

Early SSs
Gottlieb System 1 - standard = 20.25" x 42.00"
Stern - widebody = 23.875" x 45.00"
Stern - standard = 20.25" x 42.00"
Zaccaria - standard SS - 20.25" x 42.00"
Pre WMS Bally - standard = 20.25" x 42.00"
Pre WMS Bally - widebody = 26.75" x 42.00"
WMS System 1-11 - standard = 20.25" x 42.00"
WMS System 1-11 - widebody = 27.00" x 42.00"
Atari - widebody = 27.00" x 45.00"
Gottlieb System 80 - standard = 20.25" x 42.00"
Gottlieb System 80 - widebody = 23.75" x 46.50"
Gottlieb System 80 - extra wide (Circus & Star Race) = 26.75" x 46.50"
Game Plan - 20.25" x 42.00"

Modern SSs
Capcom tables = 20.25" x 46.00"
Data East & Sega - standard = 20.25" x 46.00"
Data East & Sega - widebody = 23.25" x 46.00"
Safecracker = 16.50" x 41.50"
WPC (through 1987) - standard = 20.50" x 42.00"
WPC (1987 on) - standard = 20.50" x 46.00"
Pin2K tables = 20.50" x 43.00"
Gottlieb System 3 = 20.25" x 46.00"
Stern Modern = 20.25" x 45.00"
Alvin G = 20.25" x 42.00"


Individual Games
Genie (1979) = 26.75" x 47"
Black Knight 2000 (1989) = 20.25" x 46.00"
Bride of Pinbot (1991) = 20.25" x 45.25"
BSD Dracula (1993) : 20.25" x 45.00"
Doctor Who (1992) : 20.25" x 45.0625"
Hercules (1979 Atari) : 36" x 72" (cabinet size: 39" x 93", and 83" tall)
Mystery Castle (Alvin G) = 20.25" x 46.00"
Safecracker (1996) : 16.50" x 41.50"
Varkon (1982) : 24" x 21" = (WMS) (wider than it is long. Plays like a cocktail table.)
World Cup Soccer (1994) : 20.25" x 45.75" = (Williams WPC-S)

"Williams' standard playfield length increased from 42" to 46" in 1988"

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Re: Pinball - Playfield Sizes
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2014, 10:43:36 PM »
Nice work Swinks , I wonder if you could compile a glass size list. I have a few wide bodies that i could measure  the glass for you IE Stern Cheetah and Gottlieb Black Hole ^^^
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Re: Pinball - Playfield Sizes
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2014, 03:17:02 AM »
Great work Jady, it's interesting to see the variation between the manufactures and time periods.
I also see you have the System 1 game Genie listed as an individual game, there is another System 1 widebody with exactly the same dimensions Roller Disco http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=2005

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Re: Pinball - Playfield Sizes
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2014, 06:59:32 AM »
Thats a lot of work ! I've stickied the thread for member's benefit.
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Re: Pinball - Playfield Sizes
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2016, 07:35:47 PM »
What is the thickness of the glass for wide body early solid state Bally if you don't mind me asking?

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