Building my own FATHOM... getting started

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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby Chnillapoil » Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:32 pm

YellowMustard wrote:S il t en reste un j aimerais l avoir pour faire des tests d overlays...


Je vais probablement vendre les PF avec un overlay. S'il m'en reste je te fais savoir.
HIGH SPEED 1986
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TAXI 1988
VOLLEY 1976
MAME MARIO BROS 1983
RACER BY MIDWAY 1975
FATHOM 1980
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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby Chnillapoil » Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:37 pm

Drano wrote:Wow! How many Fathom do you plan to build Alain?


Only one, but I wish I could help someone else....
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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby Drano » Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:58 pm

Chnillapoil wrote:
Drano wrote:Wow! How many Fathom do you plan to build Alain?


Before I knew I was getting the CPR PF I collected as many options as I can :FP:


Have you got any spare parts? I'm still waiting for my friend to finish his swap so I can get his extra parts and harness

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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby Chnillapoil » Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:42 pm

I have only one populated PF......
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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby HPR Pinball » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:41 pm

Maximum une Fathom par maison :mrgreen: ;)
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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby monkeybug » Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:07 am

Drano wrote:
Chnillapoil wrote:
Drano wrote:Wow! How many Fathom do you plan to build Alain?


Before I knew I was getting the CPR PF I collected as many options as I can :FP:


Have you got any spare parts? I'm still waiting for my friend to finish his swap so I can get his extra parts and harness


This guy (or gal?) sounds like a slacker.

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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby Drano » Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:09 am

Ahhh well, I have waited this long ;)

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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby Chnillapoil » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:24 pm

A little update......

Before...
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After......
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Next step the harness in the dishwasher :FP:
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PIN*BOT 1986
TAXI 1988
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RACER BY MIDWAY 1975
FATHOM 1980
MS PACMAN (cocktail project)

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Postby HPR Pinball » Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:56 pm

J'aime ca, ca va etre beau !! :-)
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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby Drano » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:27 pm

Hey! Nice update. My project is progressing beautifully :lol:

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Postby HPR Pinball » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:28 pm

I realize this is Drano's thread :lol: :lol:
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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby Chnillapoil » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:37 pm

Drano wrote:Hey! Nice update. My project is progressing beautifully :lol:


LOL :) :D

I don't want to start another thread, the project is almost finish....
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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby Drano » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:08 pm

Chnillapoil wrote:
Drano wrote:Hey! Nice update. My project is progressing beautifully :lol:


LOL :) :D

I don't want to start another thread, the project is almost finish....



Don't worry Alain. You know I'm only kidding ;) someone has to keep this thread alive.

If Monkeybug ever stops procrastinating on his swap and gets me those spare parts, maybe I'll be able to one day post in my own thread again too :FP:

I'm in Germany right now and it's 1am. Next week it's Las Vegas. Previous to that, 5 other trips since January 1st.
You can see how this year is shaping up for me. I'm lucky to have enough time to play pinball... much less work on them.
At least there is no other major travel planned after this. I still have 2 classic stern to finish as well as a space shuttle swap... but Fathom is taking much too long.

At least it will taste sweeter once complete.


What process did you use for polishing the larger metal parts under the playfield? They look great.

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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby Chnillapoil » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:08 pm

Well you're a busy guy Drano !!....I use to travel a lot in another life, I miss that sometimes.

As for the metal parts, they were very rusty so a 24h bath in evaporust gave them a smooth finish and then I sprayed a very,very thin coat ( to keep the metal appearance) of silver paint I bought in an auto parts store.
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RACER BY MIDWAY 1975
FATHOM 1980
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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby redketchup » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:26 am

Ok This Fathom is not dead... After couple hand change, she's ending in my hand for a playfield swap.
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Backbox harness redone

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We have a get together this week-end to try to start this Fathom... will see how it goes!
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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby Chnillapoil » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:14 pm

C'est quand ton GT ?
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PIN*BOT 1986
TAXI 1988
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RACER BY MIDWAY 1975
FATHOM 1980
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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby redketchup » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:42 pm

Samedi
Tu es le bienvenu si tu veux passer
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Postby HPR Pinball » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:29 pm

Je suis plus impressionné par les tournevis que le playfield :) :)
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Postby redketchup » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:49 pm

HPR Pinball wrote:Je suis plus impressionné par les tournevis que le playfield :) :)


C’est ca qui arrive quand il y a des Fathom a tous les coins de rue... on est désensibiliser!
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Postby HPR Pinball » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:30 am

En passant la barre est haute après la Stargazer ;) :lol:
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Postby redketchup » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:36 am

That was an epic week-end... and a little bit more complicated then expected... but we finally have the Fathom up and running 100%.

The harness going to the power suppply to the backbox was completely missing, but fortunately I have everything in hand to copy it. we have to make a lot of new connection and wire change. before we were ready to plug the game and make some testing, we lost the power at home... we have to wait until sunday to try it.

HPR made new micro switch activator for the throught.

At noon, we have everything running ok. With couple switch adjustement, bulb change and voila! A new fathom in the quebec province and an happy friend with his new baby.

For people who didn't already noticed... this is the 2500$ Fathom... Just want to make fun of Paidge... It's his Fathom and want to see is reaction when he see it for sale... sorry gentlemen... :mrgreen:
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Postby redketchup » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:44 am

Bally Centaur, Fathom, Stern Big Game, Filght 2000, Quicksilver, Catacomb, Iron maiden, Stargazer, Viper, Nineball, Metallica Pro, Wurlitzer 700, 750e, Rockola 1428, seeburg HF 100R
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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby YellowMustard » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:46 pm

super!!! je suis jaloux j aurais du garder la source pour moi... mais non Guy je sais que tu en voulais une depuis longtemps, ENJOY
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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby paidge » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:34 am

Je tiens à prendre quelques lignes pour remercier ceux qui ont contribué à la réalisation de ce projet qui était finalement beaucoup plus complexe que ce que j’avais cru.

Merci à Shootagain pour m’avoir vendu le projet et être resté disponible pour nos questions au long du projet. Merci à Mindstorm, Chnilapoil et Drano pour leur conseils sur des questions que nous avons eu. Merci à RAB et MrHide pour leur aide pour les pièces manquantes. Merci à Toeckeder pour nous avoir aidé avec la partie de reconstitution du filage du backbox. Merci à HPR Pinball pour sa présence le week-end dernier pour la mise en marche, c’est réconfortant d’avoir quelqu’un de son calibre pour un start-up de machine. Finalement, un gros merci à Redketchup qui a rendu tout ça possible pour moi. Sans Maaca et ses membres, la réalisation de ce projet pour moi n’aurait pas été possible et j’en suis très reconnaissant.

Pour ce qui est du canular sur la vente de cette machine, je sais très bien que Redketchup n’avait aucune mauvaise intention sauf celle de me faire capoter. Sincèrement, ça n’a pas fonctionné sur moi car lorsque j’ai vu le prix demandé pour une Fathom restaurée à neuf, c’était évident que ce n’était qu’une blague et je suis certain que Redketchup pensait que tout le monde le verrait ainsi. Je suis désolé pour ceux qui ont malheureusement cru que c’était vrai.

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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby Drano » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:40 am

I'm so happy to see this conversion finished!

It's hard to explain, but I felt really guilty selling the project half completed. When I ended up buying an original Fathom and I needed to make space, it seemed like a good decision. However, seeing it bounce around from person to person made me wonder if it would ever become reality.
I was happy to hear that Guy had the passion to see it finished and that Gino had stepped in to help make it happen.

It's great to see another machine come to life... and especially from the ashes of an old Fireball II that would have otherwise have been destroyed.

Congratulations Guy on a beautiful machine and thanks for everyone who helped bring it the rest of the way across the finish line!
I can also sleep a little bit better now :)



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