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by DrDude
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Buying and selling during COVID-19
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: Buying and selling during COVID-19

Above and beyond the concerns of viral spread I think that these are desperate times for some and that everyone has a personal and unique situation. Some have suddenly lost their entire source of income, and maybe don't have the financial resources to even feed their families, so who are we to say t...
by DrDude
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Beer Store
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: Beer Store

Covered Bridge Brewing in Stittsville is doing delivery to your door, so local microbrew is still available. https://www.coveredbridgebrewing.com/ Ah, good tip! Only 12-cans minimum order for delivery too! The mayor of Denver attempted to close liquor stores as non-essential. No rioting, but lots o...
by DrDude
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Beer Store
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: Beer Store

Beer, Wine, & Spirits are the one non-necessity that there is NO WAY they can close unless they want to cause riots. They may end up dramatically reducing the amount of physical contact (perhaps a return to the old 80's model of the LCBO where you had to go up to a counter and retrieve a box of ...
by DrDude
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Prototype Sony/Nintendo Playstation sells to pets.com founder
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Prototype Sony/Nintendo Playstation sells to pets.com founder

also kind of funny how Arcade-Museum.com still looks like a dot com site, but thank goodness it's still around! Some rich tech people, please funnel money so Arcade-Museum and pinballowners.com can have a modern rework by a UI designer. :) I dunno, it's kind of appropriate to have an 8-bit look-and...
by DrDude
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Prototype Sony/Nintendo Playstation sells to pets.com founder
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Prototype Sony/Nintendo Playstation sells to pets.com founder

Not totally relevant to MAACA (because console!), but a rare prototype from the abortive collaboration between Sony and Nintendo in the early 90's sold to Greg McLemore (who made his money on pets.com of all things) https://boingboing.net/2020/03/09/the-sony-playstation-prototype.html . What I didn'...
by DrDude
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Pinball parts store in Ottawa
Replies: 13
Views: 641

Re: Pinball parts store in Ottawa

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by DrDude
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Price check high speed the getaway
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: Price check high speed the getaway

anyone here encounter the bug in the code? Yes, I've seen the multiball bug before (with other, better players than me!) One HW bug in the game is something I've only seen one player trigger: If you have two balls in the Supercharger (of course, going in a circle), and you are just an amazing shot ...
by DrDude
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Pinball Parts for sale / Pièces de Machines à Boules à Vendre
Topic: Repro Nineball backglass (greatwich) 125$
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: Repro Nineball backglass (greatwich) 125$

cait001 wrote:for $125 that's a dynamite piece of wall art. Someone definitely grab this even if you don't own the game

Yes, really one of the great Classic Stern BG's: Up there with Quicksilver and Viper! Missing the mirroring is no biggie for wall-art.
by DrDude
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Places to play
Topic: Big Rig Brewery Kanata
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Re: Big Rig Brewery Kanata

New renovations to the taproom at Big Rig allows for more games! The current line-up available now: Stern Jurassic Park Iron Man Tron Addams family The Getaway HS II Bride of Pinbot 2.0 Iron Maiden Walking Dead Big Rig is shaping up to be an amazing location! We will be bringing in a few cocktail t...
by DrDude
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tales of a Bally Eight ball...
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: Tales of a Bally Eight ball...

Ah, Yuengling! After all my trips to the York and Allentown pinball shows, I can't help but think of Yuengling as the perfect accompaniment to Meatball Pinball Repairs and Parking Lot Pinball Purchases. Pinball "fuel" indeed!
by DrDude
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Warehousing pins with friends
Replies: 14
Views: 906

Re: Warehousing pins with friends

I think the concept of "Warehousing pins with friends" is somewhere on the same line that extends between "crashing at a friend's house after a party" at the low end to "borrowing money for a business/investment from friends" at the high end. All such interactions invol...
by DrDude
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Pinball machines (SS/DMD)
Topic: Shout-out to Robi: Fathom Project #1 is alive!
Replies: 18
Views: 563

Re: Shout-out to Robi: Fathom Project #1 is alive!

pharoah007 wrote:If anyone wants to repay him, he LOVES the chicken at the Ogdensburg supermarket beside the UPS store ;)

I fed him a good serving of Cassoulet (I make it every New Years, and had some leftovers in the freezer) along with some home-made Egg Nog!
by DrDude
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Pinball machines (SS/DMD)
Topic: Shout-out to Robi: Fathom Project #1 is alive!
Replies: 18
Views: 563

Re: Shout-out to Robi: Fathom Project #1 is alive!

Here are the two Fathoms in my yard about to be transported to Robi's house after the equivalent of an archeological dig to free them from the grasp of my basement: IMG_4973.JPG (Ah, a front-yard NOT covered in snow! I forgot that's what it looked like!) Robi has the complete list of missing parts f...
by DrDude
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Pinball machines (SS/DMD)
Topic: Shout-out to Robi: Fathom Project #1 is alive!
Replies: 18
Views: 563

Re: Shout-out to Robi: Fathom Project #1 is alive!

Nice! Since you're out of room, you're welcome to let it live over here for a little while! As it turns out, that scenario is not entirely outside the realms of possibility (after Jane has played it for a while). I'm absolutely at my pinball-limit in the house, and farming out the odd title to a tr...
by DrDude
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Pinball machines (SS/DMD)
Topic: Shout-out to Robi: Fathom Project #1 is alive!
Replies: 18
Views: 563

Shout-out to Robi: Fathom Project #1 is alive!

Just wanted to give a well-deserved shout-out to the amazing Robi of Pinball Mafia for his dedication the last few days in bringing one of my two project Fathoms back to life. A little background: I acquired Fathom project #1 over a decade ago, just after the crazy-time pricing for this particular t...
by DrDude
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Rock Stars playing pinball
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: Rock Stars playing pinball

https://www.vintag.es/2018/03/rock-stars-playing-pinball.html Very cool! Hey, should we try to identify the games in each photo? Some are very obvious, others are pretty minimal in the clues-department. I'll start (taking the easy ones!): Debbie Harry: Gottlieb "Freefall" Bruce Springstee...
by DrDude
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Bulletproofing Stern SDU-100-C Solenoid Board
Replies: 19
Views: 499

Re: Bulletproofing Stern SDU-100-C Solenoid Board

Those original 100K 1/4W under-rated resistors on displays burn even faster if the Solenoid Driver High Voltage Regulator section becomes short or adjusted too high for a while (e.g. HV outputting > 200+ VDC). I usually adjust the voltage down to 175VDC to preserve the displays. This also helps low...
by DrDude
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Hack or not
Replies: 15
Views: 614

Re: Hack or not

wooden match sticks are the perfect size for this purpose! You're getting a stocking full of coal this Christmas. Only thing worse than not using the official part is having a “professionally repinned” connector that has no key and a “friend” plugs it in backwards and blows every bulb in the contro...
by DrDude
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Hack or not
Replies: 15
Views: 614

Re: Hack or not

- header connector replaced but person did not re-add the important 'hole-blocking' Molex plastic KEY pin - hence someone else might reconnect the connector backwards in the future, with potential damage to boards; This is my pet peeve! If you have a machine that someone has re-pinned in the past, ...
by DrDude
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Pinball Parts Wanted / Pièces de Machines à Boules Recherchées
Topic: LF Volley Back glass
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Re: LF Volley Back glass

uncleboo wrote:Bump
Still looking for good used back glass for my Volley ,

Merry Christmas :)

Keep looking Mr Boo

I found a very nice Seawitch bg for $us125 (including shipping) last month after looking for 5years

And Merry Pinbalmas to all!
by DrDude
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Places to play
Topic: Big Rig Brewery Kanata
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Re: Big Rig Brewery Kanata

Oh! And it can't be indicated on the pinball map, but should you decide to make the trip to Big Rig, stop next door at the Small Pony Barrel Works. They're also a craft brewery, but they specialize in small-batch barrel aged sour beers. Something really unique and special. Also, grab some lunch (or...
by DrDude
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Don't Need That Much Info [kijiji ad]
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: Don't Need That Much Info [kijiji ad]

To the coward that keeps posting these horrible fake kijiji ads, please identify yourself so I can never deal with you ever again. I have my theory on who this is, someone who has in the past used a number of kijiji accounts to hide various dubious selling/buying/taunting activities. This person wa...
by DrDude
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Stuff Sold and Old Ads (>6months)
Topic: [SOLD] Collector Quality 1980 STERN SEAWITCH
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: [FS] Collector Quality 1980 STERN SEAWITCH

Yes, WOW indeed! I have mine at work (absolutely "players quality" only, but I assure you plays like a freaking champ), and it always makes me smile. I've owned or own all the Classic Sterns you mention, and I have to say that there's a delightful calming aspect to Seawitch: It's all about...
by DrDude
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: What did you do today in the hobby?
Replies: 5023
Views: 246374

Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Atari never put knockers in any of their pinball games, probably to reduce the cost of construction. They did, however, provide for an audit system for operators, as their games had no persistent RAM to keep those totals. An operator could install a few transistors, resistors, and diodes to keep tr...
by DrDude
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Pinball Parts Wanted / Pièces de Machines à Boules Recherchées
Topic: LF Volley Back glass
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Re: LF Volley Back glass

How much are you willing to spend? I had this guy make me a Meteor repro when I was unsatisfied with one that I bought from CPR: http://www.coos.net/bingo_e/ He did a fantastic job. He normally does bingos but he’ll do anything. What was the price of the Meteor BG? I've been looking to replace my f...

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