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
PIN*BOT 1986
TAXI 1988
VOLLEY 1976
MAME MARIO BROS 1983
RACER BY MIDWAY 1975
FATHOM 1980
MS PACMAN (cocktail project)

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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....
HIGH SPEED 1986
PIN*BOT 1986
TAXI 1988
VOLLEY 1976
MAME MARIO BROS 1983
RACER BY MIDWAY 1975
FATHOM 1980
MS PACMAN (cocktail project)

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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......
HIGH SPEED 1986
PIN*BOT 1986
TAXI 1988
VOLLEY 1976
MAME MARIO BROS 1983
RACER BY MIDWAY 1975
FATHOM 1980
MS PACMAN (cocktail project)


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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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HIGH SPEED 1986
PIN*BOT 1986
TAXI 1988
VOLLEY 1976
MAME MARIO BROS 1983
RACER BY MIDWAY 1975
FATHOM 1980
MS PACMAN (cocktail project)

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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

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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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

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....
HIGH SPEED 1986
PIN*BOT 1986
TAXI 1988
VOLLEY 1976
MAME MARIO BROS 1983
RACER BY MIDWAY 1975
FATHOM 1980
MS PACMAN (cocktail project)

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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.
HIGH SPEED 1986
PIN*BOT 1986
TAXI 1988
VOLLEY 1976
MAME MARIO BROS 1983
RACER BY MIDWAY 1975
FATHOM 1980
MS PACMAN (cocktail project)



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