What did you do today in the hobby?

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby semicolin » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:38 pm

Thanks Tom! Coos is filing a FedEx claim and printing me another one. I'll have to wait and see.

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Sparky » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:06 pm

Do I post? Ah, fuck it. Why not.

Today, I rebuilt the power supply on an Atari APB I got. Slow going on getting it running.

I diagnosed the monitor on my Millipede. Flyback is fubar.

I put my driving games together (except for APB). I recently got both Turbo and Super Monaco GP running. Only some sounds out on Turbo. I will get to it.

And I played a few games of Freefall for the first time since December. LOL. It is still kicking my ass.

All this, and doc says I need to rest.... yeah... right. LOL
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Sparky » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:25 pm

If Mick Jagger can get his ticker going again, I can get going on the Ball Rolling Stones.

New plastics set came in today from CPR. Time to give the boys a facelift...
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Guard » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:40 pm

Starting to clean the back box components that have 52 years of carbon, dirt, leaves, and still a faint oder of mouse piss. This is going to take awhile. 1967 Jolly Roger
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Guard » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:08 pm

Wow....Guess someone sprayed "something' 9n the player one score reels. Like scraping hairy glue off every single part. Sure hope player 2,3,,and 4 aren't like that. Tomorrow's problem...
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby steamfitter » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:21 am

Started yesterday., i should look a little better
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby steamfitter » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:53 am

$25 in material ( 1x6 poplar ), a few hrs of work . Money well spent .
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Guard » Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:23 pm

Nice
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby semicolin » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:47 pm

GAME OVER MAN :cry:

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby steamfitter » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:10 pm

:puke that's how i felt when i broke my SBM backglass
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Guard » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:42 pm

Got the PF all cleaned up, waxed, and put back together except for the bottom targets as they need to be 'fixed". Three out of four score reels are done and the player stepper in the headboard also. It was so gummed up I couldn't even move it by hand.
The match unit copper traces has been cleaned twice with alcohol and still has whatever grease was used on it years ago. Going for the brake fluid I guess......I had heard what old lubricant can do to a machine but this is my first experience with it.....SUCKS!
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby semicolin » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:41 pm

steamfitter wrote::puke that's how i felt when i broke my SBM backglass


I had to pay $94 in duty/HST when it came into the country, and the only way to get a refund is by re-exporting it. I can't surrender it to CBSA, I can't destroy it, I have to put it back to Europe on a boat... stupid. It still cost me $30 to ship it, and in six months I'll get a cheque. What a ridiculous system.

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Guard » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:09 pm

Drive a Bally Circus down to Fenton Michigan to be shipped to Herb Silvers in California for a total makeover. Some family wants to suprise Grandpa with his favourite game from when he was younger.

Had a total blowout of my front driver side tire just before Flint. Nothing like manovering through 3 lanes of traffic with smoke bellowing up to get to the shoulder to wake you up a little.
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby hyann » Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:56 am

An old client called to 'fix' is pin... was desperate because he was a week without playing is machine... I didn't have a lot of time so I offered him to pass for a quick look (only had 30 minutes). It was enough to fixed and played a few games :) The game didn't give new ball but you can see the coil working but something is blocking the ball . He told me that he had to screw back a post and I had a good idea of the problem... the post didn't a rubber on it! The rubber post was stuck in the ball through blocking the ball.
Easy fix :)
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby redketchup » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:34 pm

New translite for Met and IM pro! Really like the monster translite

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby WARLOCK » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:00 pm

Fixed a couple of minor issues on pins at The Pint.
Fixed a couple of pins at Bluffs including Cleopatra EM.

Getting ready for August "maintenance month" for 50+ machines.

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Guard » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:49 pm

Visited the Last Level Barcade in Barrie....nice.
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby 76brian » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:58 am

Well not today but yesterday I met another MAACA member and bought my first pin. A rather nice 77 Bally Blackjack. I went over budget but they print money everyday, right?

Also, T. I. L. to route the power cord through its place before placing the back box on and bolting it down... Lol

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Xylog » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:54 pm

Not quite pinball related, but 'shopped' my 50 year old dishwasher today. $250+ in parts just for new hoses & bib!

Install time - 10 mins

She's a beauty... :D

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby uberhare » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:01 pm

Moved Stargate home day. I had loaned it to my daughter for a few weeks at her office. Man I forgot how heavy that pig is. By far the heaviest one I own.
Now playing....Dr Who, Pinbot, Black Hole, Mars GOW, Star Race, Stargate, Alien Poker
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby mrmikeman » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:18 pm

Removed the dreaded Z-Connector on my STTNG and soldered the wires together as is recommended. Hasn't reset since. Waiting on a bunch of stuff to come in. Gonna make it special (for me anyway). Going full LED including GI and flashers. Going alternate translite (the darker themed one). Going ColorDMD. Going Pinsound board and speakers. Already have an external subwoofer plugged in but with the Pinsound it'll really kick ass :) Then gonna make a funny sound pack with Patrick Stewart swearing his ass off. lol.. Just for shits and giggles, not the usual sound package.

Cheers,

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NIB MMrRE coming Q1 2020 :shock:

WANTED:
LOTR
TSPP

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Rock-Ola 446 - Up and running and soon to be on Kijiji :D
Seeburg STD2 Entertainer - Project. I have it working mechanically but no sound yet. :?

Gone but not forgotten
So many... Monster Bash, Twilight Zone, Lord of the Rings, Simpsons Pinball Party, Demolition Man, Terminator 2, Funhouse, Roadshow, 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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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Guard » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:47 pm

Brought home a very nice 1967 Jolly Roger....only cared about the BG but the whole pin is nice. Between this and the one I rescued from a barn last year I should be able to make a very nice pin. And a not so nice one....hehe
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby mrmikeman » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:50 am

mrmikeman wrote:Removed the dreaded Z-Connector on my STTNG and soldered the wires together as is recommended. Hasn't reset since. Waiting on a bunch of stuff to come in. Gonna make it special (for me anyway). Going full LED including GI and flashers. Going alternate translite (the darker themed one). Going ColorDMD. Going Pinsound board and speakers. Already have an external subwoofer plugged in but with the Pinsound it'll really kick ass :) Then gonna make a funny sound pack with Patrick Stewart swearing his ass off. lol.. Just for shits and giggles, not the usual sound package.

Cheers,

Mike


Just came across this post of mine LOL. I am almost done with making STTNG the way I want it. Got some items in this week.
Completed:
Alternate translite: check
Pinstadium lights: check
Pinsound board: check
Pinsound speakers: check
Funny sound package: check (WIP)
Custom STTNG topper: check
Custom Starfleet balls: check
External subwoofer: blown :FP:

Remaining things:
ColorDMD
Wire the flashers/GI correctly in backbox to have correct effects with new translite. I have everything (Comet Matrix lights) just need to do it.
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Current Lineup:

PINS
STTNG - Alt translite, Pinstadiums, Pinsound board & speakers, full LED, custom topper, ColorDMD.
Stern JP LE#449(HUO) - Pinstadiums, custom topper, bunch of mods (Mezelmod).
NIB MMrRE coming Q1 2020 :shock:

WANTED:
LOTR
TSPP

JUKES
Rock-Ola 446 - Up and running and soon to be on Kijiji :D
Seeburg STD2 Entertainer - Project. I have it working mechanically but no sound yet. :?

Gone but not forgotten
So many... Monster Bash, Twilight Zone, Lord of the Rings, Simpsons Pinball Party, Demolition Man, Terminator 2, Funhouse, Roadshow, 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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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby tom_454 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:57 pm

@MrMikeMan

"I think you are going to breach the warp core, Captain!"

"I dannae is she can take any more, Captain!"

Looks good. makes me want to buy it back now. :-) Glad you are having fun with it.
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby semicolin » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:54 pm

I went to North Star and pissed on the wall.
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