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by semicolin
Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: let's talk cocktail pins
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: let's talk cocktail pins

Yep- just picked up a Star Trip and I can already just imagine how much fun it's going to be once I get it fixed up... but boy oh boy does it ever need fixing up. I've repaired quite a few rotten Bally/Stern boards and I have *never* seen one with the amount of damage that this one has. By the time ...
by semicolin
Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Pinball Parts Wanted / Pièces de Machines à Boules Recherchées
Topic: WTB: Game Plan MPU-1
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: WTB: Game Plan MPU-1

Repairing battery damage is within my skillset and I have all the tools. If anything I'm stretched thin on time right now, so it's the kind of problem I'm trying to solve by seeing if any of my friends have one cluttering up the workshop. But I should see if I can add my name to the reproduction lis...
by semicolin
Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: The PICK UP thread!!!
Replies: 125
Views: 4883

Re: The PICK UP thread!!!

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by semicolin
Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Pinball Parts Wanted / Pièces de Machines à Boules Recherchées
Topic: WTB: Game Plan MPU-1
Replies: 3
Views: 95

WTB: Game Plan MPU-1

I picked up a cocktail this afternoon that needs a little love. Before I sit down and solder a bajillion bodge wires, I figured I would ask if anyone has a working MPU that they'd part with. Anyone? Bueller?
by semicolin
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: What did you do today in the hobby?
Replies: 5410
Views: 281048

Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Cutting down some packing blankets, sewing on trim, and seating some grommets. A few matching hooks discreetly installed in the wall and this awkward staircase won’t need its drywall repaired again. Hopefully.
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by semicolin
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Pinball Parts for sale / Pièces de Machines à Boules à Vendre
Topic: Free stuff thread
Replies: 15
Views: 481

Re: Free stuff thread

Sparky wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:57 pm
semicolin wrote:
Sat Jun 26, 2021 3:48 pm
Classic Stern coin door and hardware. image.jpg
FAAAAAAK. I could use that. No way for me to get it soon though. Damn.

Free stuff thread... I like it. A nice way to give the middle finger to the greed in the hobby.

I will have to dig something up.
It went to Steamfitter. Sorry!
by semicolin
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: What did you do today in the hobby?
Replies: 5410
Views: 281048

Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Got the carpet through Astro Carpet Mills. They manufactured to our colour choices and shipped it up. Had to get a customs broker but it wasn't all that difficult. Ended up being under $2K including installation. It really makes the room!
by semicolin
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: What did you do today in the hobby?
Replies: 5410
Views: 281048

Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

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by semicolin
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Pinball Parts Wanted / Pièces de Machines à Boules Recherchées
Topic: Anyone buy from McMaster-Carr
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: Anyone buy from McMaster-Carr

Have you checked Ottawa fastener yet?
by semicolin
Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Pinball machines (EM)
Topic: Centaur cpr sceened playfield
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: Centaur cpr sceened playfield

Given my experience recently learning how to use a router, stop bits, etc, I would say that it's a bargain. Taking a shop class would have been way more expensive, but buying a CPR playfield forced me to improve my skills.
by semicolin
Sat Jun 26, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Pinball Parts for sale / Pièces de Machines à Boules à Vendre
Topic: Free stuff thread
Replies: 15
Views: 481

Re: Free stuff thread

Classic Stern coin door and hardware.
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by semicolin
Sat Jun 26, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Pinball Parts for sale / Pièces de Machines à Boules à Vendre
Topic: Free stuff thread
Replies: 15
Views: 481

Free stuff thread

Going to post some free stuff here. Basement is getting cleaned up for renovations. If this stuff isn’t gone by next garbage day, it’s gone.

Not shipping. I’m in Kanata. I work in Gloucester. I don’t mind delivering but prefer if you pick up… immediately.
by semicolin
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Laminate/formica offcuts/scraps
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Laminate/formica offcuts/scraps

The Habitat ReStore has two locations and this seems like the kind of thing that might be available. If you did have to buy a full sheet, you definitely wouldn't be paying full price for it. https://habitatgo.com/restore/
by semicolin
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Places to play
Topic: Montreal Ottawa Pinball Museum
Replies: 31
Views: 2136

Re: Montreal Ottawa Pinball Museum

Might want to toss some air freshener trees in some of those last few games!
by semicolin
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Dominion Coin Craft Canada “One Two Three” bagatelle 1930’s
Replies: 24
Views: 520

Re: Dominion Coin Craft Canada “One Two Three” bagatelle 1930’s

Yeah, they were still converting it to 60Hz in the 1950s. It's not unusual that I come across a conversion sticker on an older service. It was incredibly expensive as a project because the hydroelectric companies were also responsible for retrofitting any consumer equipment to make it compatible. Th...
by semicolin
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Pinball machines (EM)
Topic: Surf Champ - opinions and value
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Re: Surf Champ - opinions and value

Mrhide wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:52 pm
10 000$ by Christmas
r/dogecoin is over there...
by semicolin
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Gottlieb Victory
Replies: 16
Views: 413

Re: Gottlieb Victory

I'm a big fan of digikey as well- can't beat their cheap overnight shipping. Sometimes, they're out of stock on Molex connectors, and their crimp pin prices are the pits. For anything other than an emergency repair, I buy my connectors and pins through Great Plain Electronics. Their prices are bette...
by semicolin
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Centaur ][
Replies: 114
Views: 3268

Re: Centaur ][

Dang it! It was a diode. (Of course it was. 1N4004 isn't going to handle that much. Derp) Oh well, at least I'll have a backup flipper coil. I have three different games that use the same one. Balls keep getting hung up on the elastic beside the shooter lane… because the dang CPR dimples were in the...
by semicolin
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Centaur ][
Replies: 114
Views: 3268

Re: Centaur ][

Switches gapped, let's try to play a game. *click click click click smoke* hrm. What's that smell? Looks like the 43V rail is gone. Fuse is open. Hrm. I have some troubleshooting to do. "the fuse on the power supply keeps blowing" "have you tried converting it to a circuit breaker?" "have i what?" E...
by semicolin
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Centaur ][
Replies: 114
Views: 3268

Re: Centaur ][

And that's almost a wrap. The hard work is done; now I just have to verify switch gaps and put it back into the cabinet.

Tom, you'd better make some space on the wall.
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by semicolin
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Centaur ][
Replies: 114
Views: 3268

Re: Centaur ][

Staples instead of screws to hold on the original rails. Thanks a lot, Bally. Woof.
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by semicolin
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: The Renaissance of Montreal Pinball
Replies: 12
Views: 701

Re: The Renaissance of Montreal Pinball

Both of y'all know I like what you do and want you to succeed in your respective businesses, but I know that any dispute you have isn't ever going to be solved here. Light and breezy- keep it light and breezy. We are in heavy times, my friends. Let's take the stones on our shoulders down and rest fo...
by semicolin
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: The Renaissance of Montreal Pinball
Replies: 12
Views: 701

Re: The Renaissance of Montreal Pinball

Gentlemen: respectfully, what the fuck?

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