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  • Introducing BunnyBoard, made by Marble Games Company Youngstown, Ohio, 1932.  This was my inspiration for becoming a table author.  I am probably more excited to finish this table since it was my first inspiration since joining this hobby, and it only took me 2 years to build...  I made a posting at VPF 2 plus years ago about wanting help to build a table, last year someone posted, "dont give up, you can do it", so i did.  My other inspiration was that i saw someone else built one at one of the other sites and it was based off of pictures, so i figured i would finish this one since i own it.

    Background on this one and how i came to own it.  I did a post on the history of the first "coin operated" pinball, which was Whiffle by Automatic Industries in early 1931, also from Youngstown Ohio.  This one came from a woodworking company in Youngstown in late 1931 in an Oak cabinet carved out beautifully and later in 1932 in a cherry cabinet, which i have.  Pinball became so popular that in the early 1930's, hundreds of companies began to pop up from wood shops in Ohio to amusement companies in Chicago. https://www.bmigaming.com/pinballhistory.htm, talks about Whiffle and Bally's first release of Ballyhoo, which was just made here for VPX.

    I purchased mine from craigslist for $100 which included dead mice, urine smell and mouse bedding and nests.  I completely redid mine and now it is a permanent fixture in my home.

     

    ******GAMEPLAY******

    Rules, There are 7 marbles in the game.   I added different marble textures to choose from, click Options/Ball/Ball decal and change through the different marble colors to one you like.  You start the game by inserting 5 cents and pushing the coin mech in which lifts the wires up and allows all marbles to fall below the apron.  This is done in VPX by the coin in (3) button.  There is a push knob on the front of the table which, when pushed in, ejects a ball, or two, to the shooter lane, This is done with the (1) button.  The plunger is pulled back and fire a marble up and out into one of the wire loops.

    Special thanks to the following who made this possible

    Loserman76 for help with the scripting to get this working properly

    Mlager8 for making the primitive wood pieces inside and the wood trim on the outside

    32Assassin for help with testing and troubleshooting

    Thalamus for help with testing and troubleshooting

    I hope i got everyone it has been a long project, Thanks All, Enjoy

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      Tom
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      Introducing BunnyBoard, made by Marble Games Company Youngstown, Ohio, 1932.  This was my inspiration for becoming a table author.  I am probably more excited to finish this table since it was my first inspiration since joining this hobby, and it only took me 2 years to build...  I made a posting at VPF 2 plus years ago about wanting help to build a table, last year someone posted, "dont give up, you can do it", so i did.  My other inspiration was that i saw someone else built one at one of the other sites and it was based off of pictures, so i figured i would finish this one since i own it.

      Background on this one and how i came to own it.  I did a post on the history of the first "coin operated" pinball, which was Whiffle by Automatic Industries in early 1931, also from Youngstown Ohio.  This one came from a woodworking company in Youngstown in late 1931 in an Oak cabinet carved out beautifully and later in 1932 in a cherry cabinet, which i have.  Pinball became so popular that in the early 1930's, hundreds of companies began to pop up from wood shops in Ohio to amusement companies in Chicago. https://www.bmigaming.com/pinballhistory.htm, talks about Whiffle and Bally's first release of Ballyhoo, which was just made here for VPX.

      I purchased mine from craigslist for $100 which included dead mice, urine smell and mouse bedding and nests.  I completely redid mine and now it is a permanent fixture in my home.

       

      ******GAMEPLAY******

      Rules, There are 7 marbles in the game.   I added different marble textures to choose from, click Options/Ball/Ball decal and change through the different marble colors to one you like.  You start the game by inserting 5 cents and pushing the coin mech in which lifts the wires up and allows all marbles to fall below the apron.  This is done in VPX by the coin in (3) button.  There is a push knob on the front of the table which, when pushed in, ejects a ball, or two, to the shooter lane, This is done with the (1) button.  The plunger is pulled back and fire a marble up and out into one of the wire loops.

      Special thanks to the following who made this possible

      Loserman76 for help with the scripting to get this working properly

      Mlager8 for making the primitive wood pieces inside and the wood trim on the outside

      32Assassin for help with testing and troubleshooting

      Thalamus for help with testing and troubleshooting

      I hope i got everyone it has been a long project, Thanks All, Enjoy

      Total of 21 users thanked author for this post. Here are last 20 listed.
      #205061
      Tom
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      @armyaviation
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      Thanks to @Loserman76, @Mlager8, @32assassin and @thalamus for all of your help, again :good:

      #205063
      Tom
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      @armyaviation
      MemberContributor

      A quick wheel and the apron image for the backglass in Popper

      BB logo

      bunny board logo darker

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      #205123
      bord
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      @bord
      MembervipContributorModerator

      So cool. Congrats on making it to the finish line!

      #205124
      Thalamus
      Moderator
      @thalamus
      ContributorMemberModerator

      I love to have a few of these old relics for VP, and I think you did a great job here Tom with team. Thank you all.

      #205132
      flstclasic
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      @flstclasic
      Member

      Awesome Tom. Great story!

      #205150
      freestlz
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      @freestlz

      Put some pictures on here of the one you own! I would like to see how it turned out.

      #205160
      makmak
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      @makmak
      Member

      Its all about the journey – who cares the goal… (“Der Weg ist das Ziel” good old germans or even older chinese would say ;-) nice story!

      #205167
      templarjh
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      @templarjh

      Very cool. Ipdb doesn’t have any pictures of this.

      #205168
      Tom
      Participant
      @armyaviation
      MemberContributor

      i submitted pics to ipdb 4 years ago??????????

      57077665707__F647DB3C-2AB9-44E6-A690-C3355AB15E1D

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      #205173
      Warbler33
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      @warbler33

      Very cool!! I look forward to trying this out later :good:

      #205174
      Thalamus
      Moderator
      @thalamus
      ContributorMemberModerator

      i submitted pics to ipdb 4 years ago??????????

      57077665707__F647DB3C-2AB9-44E6-A690-C3355AB15E1D

      Can’t help it. But, I’ve seen several cases where this community actually have supplied information to ipdb which hasn’t been taken under their wings. Makes you wonder if we could do a better job ourselves to be perfectly honest.

      #205180
      Tom
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      @armyaviation
      MemberContributor

      i know and it doesnt say who they are going to or who runs that site.  I will gladly submit them again if someone knows who is in charge there

      #205235
      JR
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      @jfr1
      Member

      “I will gladly submit them again if someone knows who is in charge there”      Skynet?

      #205236
      Tom
      Participant
      @armyaviation
      MemberContributor

      i tried again, we will see

      #205388
      Auglaize99
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      @auglaize99

      Great job on this.

      What would I need to do to get B2S to display a simple backglass? I think I can make the BG file. Seems like some addition to the script could make it happen. Any advice?

      Or is there another way to get a backglass to display?

      #205392
      Thalamus
      Moderator
      @thalamus
      ContributorMemberModerator

      add this

      Set Controller = CreateObject("B2S.Server")
      Controller.Run

      before

      Dim EnableBallControl

       

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