Photo courtesy Pinball News
Tim Arnold has one of the largest pinball collections in the world and
has the largest working collection as well. He owns over 1,000
machines and around 400 are working games. Included in the
collection are each model Gottlieb made from the time the flipper was
invented in 1947 until they went out of business in 1996.
Tim used to run several arcades in Michigan. In 1990 when he sold out
he took his pinball machines to the dry atmosphere of Las Vegas with
the dream of opening a pinball museum. He spent 15 years raising
non-profit funds to open the museum. He has finally
opened this museum. When you visit Las Vegas, you have to visit
this amazing place.
In addition, over the years Tim has held lots of charitable fund
raisers and has been a prominent voice in the collecting community.
His talks at Pinball Expo have always been entertaining, and
enlightening--and are usually all about repairing and saving
Here, with Tim's permission, we present several of Tim's hand-drawn
booklets that were published by the "Las Vegas Pinball Collectors
Club" several years ago. They are humorous and informative and are
typical of Tim's style. However, we did have to make a few
modifications here and there so we could present them to our G-rated