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by R.A.B.
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE

Great writing and a great read. Really enjoyed it. Although, I don't think all is as lost as it may seem. Things are just different and that spirit hangs out in more diverse corners of adventure and creativity than in the past. Montreal is a great city for this and is filled with all types with a b...
by R.A.B.
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE

SATURDAY DECEMBER 7TH, 2019 Picked up Joanna at 8:30 am and made our way towards the Main. She doesn't usually like to talk much in the morning, but this time she took the floor. It was an interesting change from my own usual babble & mourning soliloquy. Then I remembered, one can usually learn...
by R.A.B.
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE

Ian, thank you so much for contributing to this thread. Your perspective is appreciated and needed, and I hope that other members will take an example in your posting on this thread. I also hope that there will be an impetus for members do the same as you did so well, and in turn share some of their...
by R.A.B.
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE

Great read, and well done my friend. You wrote about exactly what was "lived" thru. I can't believe it is Dec. 9th already and you wrote this on the 4th and lived it on the 30th + earlier. I am only just reading it finally today; What a blur it has been for the last 11 days since I was in...
by R.A.B.
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE

I was on the road Saturday November 30, for what turned out to be a long day at the tail ass end of the month of the dead. My father would have been 100 on the 20th, and I thought about him quite a bit this month and how his generation was not prone to express in detail much of what they felt or tho...
by R.A.B.
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: laniel automatic
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Re: laniel automatic

Story of Laniel Amusements to Laniel Canada & Laniel Automatic http://www.montrealpinball.com/blog/stories.asp?view=plink&id=41 Rob Reading that article about Laniel Automatic still brings a tear to my eye. I am lucky enough to have bought games from them, bought parts, went to seminars, me...
by R.A.B.
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE

Thank you MrHide and Warlock for your encouraging words, song & comments, I mean that. I am committed (in more ways than one) to write about the road and the refuge in view of the riverside on a regular basis and into the next decade. Forward, further and in the most colourful way I can manage w...
by R.A.B.
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!
Replies: 1400
Views: 87704

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Thank you Warlock and everyone else who posts in this thread, it makes for an interesting record as the years go by. Just as "Tales of Pinball Adventures" - https://www.maaca.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10989&hilit=tales+of+pinball+adventures & RAB's mostly Philosophical repair thr...
by R.A.B.
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!
Replies: 1400
Views: 87704

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Who made that cool Pinball Replay banner? How many younger techs you apprentice with? That banner displays a quote from the Japanese authour Haruki Murakami from one of the surrealist novels in a trilogy he wrote. We had different banners made when we opened the bar in 2016, some are utilitarian an...
by R.A.B.
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!
Replies: 1400
Views: 87704

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Some CEO's should do time as well, but they don't. :lol: In a capatistic society and in business, the only crime is getting caught. Hey, wait a minute, I thought I wrote a pretty good post up there, with pictures of pinballs on location and all, how did we get caught up on one short phrase instead o...
by R.A.B.
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE
Replies: 14
Views: 478

ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE

ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE (a route technician making his way home) Let's start this thread with an understatement, - things sure have changed since 1947. The roads of the America which Kerouac detailed so poetically have become quite trodden-ed upon in the last 70 years or so ma...
by R.A.B.
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!
Replies: 1400
Views: 87704

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

The pace is fast and furious....... So, a quick quiet trip to Montreal due now. Will travel to and from TO to MTL and back on some business and some pleasure. Then back to the details and the addictive pace only adrenaline can provide... Ye Gods, what can I say to add to the above while reflecting ...
by R.A.B.
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Bonne fête Sparky!!
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: Bonne fête Sparky!!

Hey Ian.

Happy birthday to you on that long and winding road.

Here is hoping that you make it to the refuge of your home, family and friends sooner than later.

Mid to late 40's eh ? The "in-between" years.

Hugs,

Rob
by R.A.B.
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!
Replies: 1400
Views: 87704

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Hitting the road this morning in hopes of a banner day. May not make it home for a while so I thought i would check the weather, looks good. Traded my wednesday for a thursday this week at work, and the big bossman is back at work today. Looking forward to hearing him talk about stuff he has lived a...
by R.A.B.
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!
Replies: 1400
Views: 87704

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Hitting the road this morning in hopes of a banner day. May not make it home for a while so I thought i would check the weather, looks good. Traded my wednesday for a thursday this week at work, and the big bossman is back at work today. Looking forward to hearing him talk about stuff he has lived a...
by R.A.B.
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!
Replies: 1400
Views: 87704

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

The pace is slowing down soon. Other than a trip to Quebec City tomorrow for a few days, and a quick trip to Toronto the week after, I advised my boss that I am closing my 2019 work travel calendar. It will be a welcome change to get things realigned pin-wise at home. My pin-chi is out of whack. So...
by R.A.B.
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Unobtanium plastic parts thread
Replies: 38
Views: 784

Re: Unobtanium plastic parts thread

We had printed Bally p/n P-7939-1 ( Nut & spring Bracket) for North Star's Dolly Parton when we were in a pinch. Worked great. Couldn't find it anywhere,then I found a bunch at Alouette after we printed it, so we have that file somewhere. Regardless, I think this is a good thread Chnill, but if ...
by R.A.B.
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!
Replies: 1400
Views: 87704

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

"Routine on the Road - Refuge by the Riverflow" This is what I finally came up with yesterday after massaging the kinks out of an idea for a new writing thread project to limber up my mind and disposition in order to write other stuff elsewhere. So many things happen in a day, sometimes th...
by R.A.B.
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Pinball Parts Wanted / Pièces de Machines à Boules Recherchées
Topic: WTB: Williams 70's era EM coin door coin entry parts
Replies: 10
Views: 176

Re: WTB: Williams 70's era EM coin door coin entry parts

Not sure about the parts I would dig up being new, they are also from old crap as Phil calls it, - personally I enjoy old junk better than new junk. :lol:
by R.A.B.
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Pinball Parts Wanted / Pièces de Machines à Boules Recherchées
Topic: WTB: Williams 70's era EM coin door coin entry parts
Replies: 10
Views: 176

Re: WTB: Williams 70's era EM coin door coin entry parts

I have all the stuff behind the coin entry windows Corey, just want to know exactly what you need "behind the bezel", I assume you mean p/n 21C-6612-1 by bezel.

LMK part numbers & qty and I will send it down your way via the Warlock, yeah he is due for a Montreal stint. :D

Rob
by R.A.B.
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!
Replies: 1400
Views: 87704

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Old dogs do learn new tricks. I am alone in a warehouse packing gear. Apparently I should take photo's and post and share. If you can do it my brother, I should be able to as well. In due course. If I feel the need. More soon. All the best. Cheers. Salut. Keep flippin. Photos are easy, and writing ...
by R.A.B.
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!
Replies: 1400
Views: 87704

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Had some cider and talked to the patrons. Jordan and Hugo were at the bar talking away and observing the Adams Family being played, Jordan was looking for bugs. He suddenly became very focused on how the back box had too many purple leds, so he waited patiently until the game being played ended to j...
by R.A.B.
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!
Replies: 1400
Views: 87704

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

The day was beginning to wind down, one more location to tend to on the Main while Jordan and Lucien finished an install at a micro brewery in Montreal East. 20191116_162552.jpg 20191116_162804.jpg 20191116_162856.jpg 20191116_162923.jpg 20191116_162915.jpg 20191116_162928.jpg 20191116_170354.jpg 20...
by R.A.B.
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!
Replies: 1400
Views: 87704

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Saturday went on and so did I.

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Tools on a couch and winter tires in a pile. Have tools will travel.


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One look at that lady on The Wiggler and you are sure to drain, so run away, run away !!


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Back on the holy road under grey skies.


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Feeling Lucky at Lucky Ho's


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Tiger Pool anyone ?



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Part of the herd at Lucky Ho's needed some attention. Done like dinner.


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The truth ? First tell me where I am, let's start with that as a basis in reality.

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Iggy and Hank, what about the ladies ?

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"I do believe the cocktail hour is upon us." - William Burroughs

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Corner of St.Laurent and McGuire is the corner for Ho.
by R.A.B.
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!
Replies: 1400
Views: 87704

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Saturday November 16th – a trial run at an idea. Now for something completely different, wacka wacka daddy O. A 12 hour day on the road that felt like being home. Have tool box will travel, - indeed. Always keep an eye on your tool box. Then I see and live and laugh and fix and smile and come home a...

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