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Gramma wrote:Hi everyone, my name is Donna and I am truly a newbie. I just joined this forum 9 days ago.

I played pinball in my teen years and had no idea that it really existed anymore since you rarely see them and I don't know the last time I saw an arcade. Then a year ago, my co-worker told me there were leagues and tournaments and got me hooked. I love playing and have met so many wonderful people because of this.

I got my first pin 2 days ago. It was given to me sight unseen and a couple of the guys from league picked it up for me and unfortunately found it was in rough shape and not in working order. They checked it out and told me that it would be quite a project to restore it and since I have no ability to do so, I sold it the next day. So keeping my eye out for my first actually owned and playable pin.
welcome! Do you have an idea what you're looking for? MAACA is pretty good at helping newbies find their first proper machine. :)
WANTED: Jezzard Mini Cascade, 21 by Duval / Klix by Groetchen etc, Steeple Chase (Kaye, Irving & Co) / Skill Horses / Skill Jump (Groetchen)
backglasses wanted: Star-Jet, Fire Queen, Fairy, Star Trek (1971 Gottlieb)
marquees wanted: Roller Aces, Quiz Dragon, Strider, Varkon, Dark Planet, R-Type (w/ship), Quantum, Ninja (Sega)
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Hi there!

I'm Mat from France! I got the virus back now that I'm in my forties and now I have 2 pinball machines: Ice Fever - Gottlieb sys80 and Nitro Ground Shaker - Bally 1980
i'm currently developping my own arduino system to build a pinball from scratch.

Mat

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Welcome around RacingMat !

J'ai vraiment hâte de suivre ton projet, j'espère que tu vas nous publier beaucoup de photos :D
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Merci pour l'accueil Azatotht !
j'ai édité une petite vidéo pour la partie électronique :)
Dans quelle rubrique dois-je poster mon projet arduino STP ?

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Bienvenue sur maaca. Tu peux telecharger ton video sur youtube et creer un nouveau thread dans la rubrique Projects pour ton projet. Dans un de tes message sur maaca tu peux copier le URL du video. :-)
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Merci pour ton accueil !
c'est fait :)
cap wrote:creer un nouveau thread dans la rubrique Projects pour ton projet.
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=25216

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jack55555 wrote:hello, my name is jack. i am a new member
Welcome to the sickness!! ;)
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Post by Ottawaflipper »

hello everyone, not sure if anybody is going to read this considering nobody posted anything for over a year

I am new to the forum, My name is Juan and I live in Kanata (west side of Ottawa) been living on this side of town for 10 years now and before that lived in Toronto for a bit and before that lived in other parts of the world. I am Argentinian-Canadian, retired photographer almost in my 40s with intentions to maybe acquiring a small collection of machines. I am interested the 90s models which are are the ones I grew up playing with and really enjoyed... It has been a few decades since I had a good pinball game, I did find a few now and then in Radom arcades but these were often run down machines with weak paddles or missing bulbs or what not... certainly nothing memorable... that and arcades dying in popularity over the last 20 years I can say that I have not touched a decent pinball machine in 25 years.
I know there are some places in Ottawa that can be found but never cared enough to look into it...

So back to my introduction:
I am interested in playing some 90s Williams games and hopefully acquire a few over the next few years. We will see how this evolves. I am also naturally inclined to tinker with things, I like repairing and restoring things but mostly in upgrading. I am very curious and also a natural trader, I would love to own a few machines and often rotate my collection, played fix them sell them and so on.

Looking forward to meeting people in Ottawa and perhaps joining the league! I have other hobbies of my own and this would be hobby #3 so that and being a dad will see how far this goes. I am looking forward to making friends in the Ottawa area and hoping to meet other pinball-ers on the West side!

Merry Christmas! hope we can all get back to our lives soon!

Cheers!

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Post by World_of_Warships »

Of course we'll read your post! Merry Christmas, and welcome to MAACA! Ottawa is quite active, you'll also find some great advice and games here. As for making friends, that's a given! :D

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Welcome to the group!
PINS:
Medieval Madness Royal Edition - Mods: Merlin
Jurassic Park LE (#449) - Pinstadiums, Stern topper & amber shooter, mods: realistic Trex skin, signs, watch tower, raptor pen, T-rex fence, pteranodon, goat, and a few more
Wizard of Oz ECLE (#612) - mods: witch, tornado, castle, crystal ball, lit emerald city, ramp sign, Munchkin huts, lit drop target, hot air balloon lighting, pinblades, Gouveia witch 2.0 (coming soon)
Stranger Things LE (#016) - Stern topper, shooter & UV kit
Star Wars Prem (ETA Whenever they build it) - Stern Topper, Shaker, HD Glass, Mods: Mirror Blades, Star Destroyer, Imperial Probe, X-Wing, speaker upgrade, SW Armor (Yoda)
Star Trek the Next Generation - Alt translite, Pinstadiums, Pinsound board & speakers, full LED, LED&GI OCD, custom topper, ColorDMD

Looking for:
Vewlix cab

JUKES
Seeburg STD2 Entertainer - Converted to MP3 while retaining the original look and feel.
NSM Emerald Ice CD(100) wall hanger juke - Hooked up to the Seeburg Entertainer speakers.

Gone but not forgotten
So many... Dr Who, RFM, SWEP1, Road Show, Monster Bash, Twilight Zone, Lord of the Rings, Simpsons Pinball Party, Demolition Man, Terminator 2, Funhouse, Tales from the Crypt, High Speed, Bad Cats, Flintstones, WWF Royal Rumble, Laser War, Laser Ball, Silver Slugger, Batman Forever, Pinbot, 6 Million Dollar Man, Galaxy, Meteor, Countdown, Hot Tip(SS), and others I just can't think of lol.

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woohoo

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Welcome to the craziness!
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Post by Ottawaflipper »

I need some help!

...I have seen a couple machines tonight and I would be interested in buying one of them... and they are 90s Williams, both seem to be in good condition and they play well... but I have questions and since I might have your attention I am wondering if someone here would be available to chat with me about some concerns I have particularly about playfield and cabinet condition.
I do not want to steer this thread in a weird direction but since I seemed to grab the attention of a couple people, I am wondering if you can give me a hand.

Please send me a PM :)

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