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by tom_454
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Ottawa Pinball Show Contributor VIP
Replies: 16
Views: 935

Re: Ottawa Pinball Show Contributor VIP

Just got my VIP ticket. Looking forward to the show. Just over 5 weeks to go. Let's hope the Tornado of 2018 isn't followed up by a plague of locusts that chew through the power lines this year!

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
by tom_454
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: VIDEO of the Hawkesbury 2019 flea market
Replies: 14
Views: 470

Re: VIDEO of the Hawkesbury 2019 flea market

Looks like it was a good time. Great video. Thanks for sharing. I will be there next year for sure!
by tom_454
Fri May 31, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Pinball Machines for Sale / Machines à Boules à Vendre
Topic: World Poker Tour - $4,800
Replies: 7
Views: 942

Re: World Poker Tour - $4,800

[Bump]

How has this not sold yet? Come on this is a great pin (deep rules, lots of drops, HUO, very fair price). And did I mention it used to be mine. :-)

GLWTS Lee.
by tom_454
Wed May 29, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Dealing with the wife
Replies: 30
Views: 736

Re: Dealing with the wife

Not sure there is any one answer here. It really does depend on your wife. My secret was to allow my wife to see how happy "the hobby" made me. This wasn't an orchestrated plan it just organically evolved over the years. I didn't own a single pin when we got together. My first pin purchase...
by tom_454
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: What did you do today in the hobby?
Replies: 4843
Views: 233554

Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

I finally (after 4 years) managed to mount my Space Invaders backbox on the wall in the basement and get it somewhat lit up. I didn't have the best choice of LEDs on hand but simply made use of what I had. The low-light picture doesn't do it justice. It will look great with the correct lighting and ...
by tom_454
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: TZ Flippers Died - Advice wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: TZ Flippers Died - Advice wanted

Yes, if it gives me any issues in the future I will change the connector. IDC sucks.
by tom_454
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: TZ Flippers Died - Advice wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: TZ Flippers Died - Advice wanted

So, after I measured my voltages again and plugged the connectors back in (J116 on the PDB and the flipper opto board connectors everything went back to working normally. The flippers are as strong as ever. So I suspect that I have a connector issue somewhere in the wiring. Either a wire is not seat...
by tom_454
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: TZ Flippers Died - Advice wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: TZ Flippers Died - Advice wanted

Thanks Kev, I already cleaned the optos. I even replaced the Lower Left opto board with a new GLM board and nothing. I noticed that the LEDs on the new GLM board did not light when the flipper was pressed. hmmmm. Just before I read your response I had checked the J116-2 pin and I got a reading of 12...
by tom_454
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: TZ Flippers Died - Advice wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 248

TZ Flippers Died - Advice wanted

Hi guys/gals, My TZ flippers have been getting weaker for the last year or more, especially the upper-left one which was getting extremely weak. They were too weak to enjoy a game when I had my ColorDMD installed but they were strong enough to play with the ColorDMD removed (I did that about a year ...
by tom_454
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Pinball machines (SS/DMD)
Topic: Stern Pinball - Black Knight Sword of Rage
Replies: 49
Views: 1408

Re: Stern Pinball - Black Knight Sword of Rage

Cripes, Tom! That was a hell of a list. I won't bother arguing all your points. I'll save that when we have a brew together :-) As for inflation..... Electronics are cheaper, in real dollars, than they have ever been. When I bought my first computer in the 80s it cost me about $1,200. Today, for $1...
by tom_454
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Pinball machines (SS/DMD)
Topic: Stern Pinball - Black Knight Sword of Rage
Replies: 49
Views: 1408

Re: Stern Pinball - Black Knight Sword of Rage

Maybe not 1:1 but I doubt barcades are going away anytime soon and they serve as a great introduction to the genre to many millenials (myself included). Some are just passing by but I also see many coming back week after week and developing a genuine interest and passion for pinball. I agree barcad...
by tom_454
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Pinball machines (SS/DMD)
Topic: Stern Pinball - Black Knight Sword of Rage
Replies: 49
Views: 1408

Re: Stern Pinball - Black Knight Sword of Rage

Pinball is too popular for it's own good. Like a snake eating it's tail. Price increases and decrease in quality will kill pinball. I really don't think $8K NIB with taxes, and more if you are talking Premium, LE, or JJP, are sustainable. And I agree....seems stupid to release a Black Knight withou...
by tom_454
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Pinball Machines for Sale / Machines à Boules à Vendre
Topic: Sold!!! TWD Pro $7500 with colour DMD ($7,050 without)
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Re: TWD Pro $7500 with colour DMD ($7,050 without)

Can't believe this hasn't sold yet. It really is a great game (tough though). I have still only managed to make Siege once in over a year of ownership.

Once spring arrives and people stop hibernating I am sure this will sell.

GLWTS
by tom_454
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Ottawa Pinball League
Topic: OPL Saturday, March 9th @ Pinball Junkie's
Replies: 25
Views: 700

Re: OPL Saturday, March 9th @ Pinball Junkie's

Thanks Frank and Debbie. Awesome collection. Really liked the new POTC addition. Love the fish tank too.

It was great seeing everyone.
by tom_454
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Ottawa Pinball League
Topic: OPL Saturday, March 9th @ Pinball Junkie's
Replies: 25
Views: 700

Re: OPL Saturday, March 9th @ Pinball Junkie's

Come on - somebody must have to bail out by now - I am still free that day and need a pinball fix. Anyone want to sell their place in line. :D
by tom_454
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Nineball... try to make the magic happen again
Replies: 189
Views: 6242

Re: Nineball... try to make the magic happen again

Wow! The game is stunningly beautiful. I agree that it is one of the best looking games. Fantastic Job. I can bet it looks even better in person.
by tom_454
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: What did you do today in the hobby?
Replies: 4843
Views: 233554

Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Well after more than 2 years of sitting in pieces - my Shadow lives again. I started to fully strip the upper playfield over 2 years ago to shop-it. Everything thing top-side was cleaned and all the metal guides put back and everything was re-rubbered but I was waiting on the new plastic set and onc...
by tom_454
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Nineball... try to make the magic happen again
Replies: 189
Views: 6242

Re: Nineball... try to make the magic happen again

Awesome! Game looks great! The only thing left is to take some final high-def pictures with everything lit up and post em here. Congrats on the restore!
by tom_454
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Ottawa Pinball League
Topic: OPL Saturday, March 9th @ Pinball Junkie's
Replies: 25
Views: 700

Re: OPL Saturday, March 9th @ Pinball Junkie's

ok, I am currently free that day and rarely get out to OPL anymore so please add me to the wait list. Wouldn't mind seeing a few of you pinheads.

Cheers.
by tom_454
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Borderland Pinball Collective
Topic: The Borderland Sparky pool... how long will he resist!!
Replies: 24
Views: 930

Re: The Borderland Sparky pool... how long will he resist!!

Didn't he already buy a machine from our resident Newfoundlander. So he's already out! LOL
by tom_454
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Stuff Sold and Old Ads (>6months)
Topic: Sold: Johnny Mnemonic
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: FS: Johnny Mnemonic $3500

Deposit received. Sold pending pickup.
by tom_454
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Stuff Sold and Old Ads (>6months)
Topic: Sold: Johnny Mnemonic
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: FS: Johnny Mnemonic $3500

bump. Anyone interested or am I going to have to get dirty and try and fix this thing before I sell. Nobody wants to get their hands dirty? How about a trade for a minty HUO Stern Star Trek or Iron Maiden then?
by tom_454
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Look what I found
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Look what I found

Because I was bored and wanted to try out some OCR software I captured the OP's newly discovered price list into a searchable pdf.

price_list_ordered.pdf
(283.4 KiB) Downloaded 30 times


Cheers.
by tom_454
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Recycle bin
Topic: FS: Adams family bally 1992 pinball machine ** NIGERIAN SCAM **
Replies: 14
Views: 697

Re: FS: Adams family bally 1992 pinball machine ** NIGERIAN SCAM **

Can we move this thread to the "Crap" folder so it isn't the first thing we see in the classifieds? No sense giving this more PR than it is getting.

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