I have to say I love my Pfaff 1229 and 1473cd. They are solid built German machines. I will get a some pictures up here as soon as I can.
One thing that IS weird on both of the machines is that you do not oil them. There is just one little spot down by the bobbin hook that you put a drop every blue moon but that is it.
The 1229 was given to my wife by my always-quilting grandmother and I picked the 1473 up recently on Craigslist for $100...I still have a little trouble sleeping at night when I think about how I practically stole it from the guy. I did give him and extra $20 on the price and told him I was in the holiday spirit.
I will go get some pictures....They might be a little blurry though because they are always in motion these days...