What did you do today in the hobby?

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby semicolin » Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:55 pm

Sorted my fuses!
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby OTTOgd » Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:57 pm

semicolin wrote:Sorted my fuses!
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Nifty solution.

I made fuse caddy's out of CanTire boxes a few years ago: viewtopic.php?p=81126#p81126

Handy cases if helping out another pinhead at their home.
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Blackghost4 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:12 pm

Just finished my Card Whiz and it plays great.
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Gottlieb Amazing Spider-Man (1980) Gottlieb Bad Girls (1988)
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Blackghost4 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:13 pm

Now working on this Target Alpha.
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Gone: Williams F-14 Tomcat, Gottlieb Operation Thunder, Williams Expo, Williams Lucky Ace, Gottlieb Buck Rogers, Gottlieb Swing Along

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby cait001 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:26 pm

OTTOgd wrote:
semicolin wrote:Sorted my fuses!
9EF667E0-C68C-4419-9281-4C5017BE411E.jpeg

Nifty solution.

I made fuse caddy's out of CanTire boxes a few years ago: viewtopic.php?p=81126#p81126

Handy cases if helping out another pinhead at their home.


I use very small ziplock bags and write on the bags with a sharpie, then just keep them all sorted by value.
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby semicolin » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:03 pm

Blackghost4 wrote:Now working on this Target Alpha.


Yikes! Was that in an auto body shop?

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Blackghost4 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:28 pm

I think it was.
Gottlieb Amazing Spider-Man (1980) Gottlieb Bad Girls (1988)
Gottlieb Genesis (1986) Gottlieb Force II (1981) Gottlieb Card Whiz (1976)
Projects: Williams Hayburners II (1968)
Gone: Williams F-14 Tomcat, Gottlieb Operation Thunder, Williams Expo, Williams Lucky Ace, Gottlieb Buck Rogers, Gottlieb Swing Along

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby steamfitter » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:58 pm

Blackghost4 wrote:Now working on this Target Alpha.

Wow , that's a project :yikes

Does it work ?
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Blackghost4 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:03 pm

Yes Denis it does work. It's a miracle. Lol
Gottlieb Amazing Spider-Man (1980) Gottlieb Bad Girls (1988)
Gottlieb Genesis (1986) Gottlieb Force II (1981) Gottlieb Card Whiz (1976)
Projects: Williams Hayburners II (1968)
Gone: Williams F-14 Tomcat, Gottlieb Operation Thunder, Williams Expo, Williams Lucky Ace, Gottlieb Buck Rogers, Gottlieb Swing Along

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby steamfitter » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:11 pm

Blackghost4 wrote:Just finished my Card Whiz and it plays great.


Very fun game . One game i do regret selling
Yours is in very nice condition
Looks great in any line up

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby pharoah007 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:43 pm

Locked on pop bumper on my LOTR.

Put in the replacement coil with the hope that I noticed in time and did not take out the transistor. No dice, I need to remove the PCB and replace the transistor.

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby OTTOgd » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:11 pm

Blackghost4 wrote:Just finished my Card Whiz and it plays great.

meh. Not as much fun as Royal Flush. 8-)

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Sparky » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:01 am

Yesterday I picked up a driving mame for real cheap. I brought it home and seems like the computer died. Oh well, shit happens.

But I am still very happy. The parts alone are worth more than what I paid for. AND, the cab is super nice. So... I will fix it up.

I may install a computer steering wheel on it. What was installed was modified and quite ingenious, but probably will fail in time. Yeah, not very arcade-ish, but more durable. Suggestions are welcome as to which to get.

So now, I will attempt to recover the mame programming in the sata drives. I will know if they are the culprits or not. But yeah, a nice used computer (cheap), a steering wheel (under 200$ with a shifter and pedals...) and some elbow grease, and this thing will live.
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Guard » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:05 am

Liberated a Shaq Attack from Pennsylvania. ..
PINS- Hit The Deck/ Buccaneer/Sure Shot/Fire Queen/ Volley/ Tee'd Off/ Rollergames/ Star Trip/ Flip Flop/ Combat/ Flash Gordon/ Capt.Card/Bluenote/ Pat Hand /Strange Science/Card Whiz/ Genesis/Jolly Roger / Bally Beat The Clock/ Spanish Eyes/ Outer Space/Bronco/ Stern POTC
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby pharoah007 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:45 pm

Did a snake mod.

From this...

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To this...

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Also saw rumors on line that the florescent bulbs in modern stern backglasses were "rotting" out the ribbon cables. I went on Ali Express and grabbed a few LED tubes for my Sterns.

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Light compare, LOTR is LED and MET is standard florescent bulb.

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby redketchup » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:41 am

Do you have a link for that led fluoresçent?
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby pharoah007 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:53 am

redketchup wrote:Do you have a link for that led fluoresçent?



C$ 2.92 21%OFF | LED Tube T5 T8 Integrated Light 1FT 2FT 6W 10W LED Fluorescent Tube Wall Lamp Bulb Light Lampara Cold Warm White 110V 220V
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby steamfitter » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:27 am

Started looking at these light sockets and after testing about a dozen I've decided to change all light sockets :FP:
I'm sure the head will be in same condition :FP:
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby cait001 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:56 pm

I love this photo a friend took inside my gameroom
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backglasses wanted: Fairy, Fire Queen, Out Of Sight, Star-Jet
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby pinhead » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:00 pm

I have no room in the house to bring in a whole machine, so I decided to just use a bally head to work on the bally boards. I have repaired a couple MPU's and displays, now I need to do some drivers. I have a lot of Bally solenoid driver boards.

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Guard » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:48 pm

Love Supersonic
PINS- Hit The Deck/ Buccaneer/Sure Shot/Fire Queen/ Volley/ Tee'd Off/ Rollergames/ Star Trip/ Flip Flop/ Combat/ Flash Gordon/ Capt.Card/Bluenote/ Pat Hand /Strange Science/Card Whiz/ Genesis/Jolly Roger / Bally Beat The Clock/ Spanish Eyes/ Outer Space/Bronco/ Stern POTC
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby pinhead » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:27 pm

Guard wrote:Love Supersonic



The first SS I ever played LOL.

The first pinball I ever played was Bally Nip It in 1974.
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby redketchup » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:27 am

steamfitter wrote:Started looking at these light sockets and after testing about a dozen I've decided to change all light sockets :FP:
I'm sure the head will be in same condition :FP:

You Will be amazed how much beautifull the game will be after a complete socket change!
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby cap » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:11 am

I swapped a channel out of my Bell Fibe subscription to make way for the Adult Swim channel and I watched my first Rick & Morty Episode.
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby pharoah007 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:01 pm

pharoah007 wrote:
redketchup wrote:Do you have a link for that led fluoresçent?



C$ 2.92 21%OFF | LED Tube T5 T8 Integrated Light 1FT 2FT 6W 10W LED Fluorescent Tube Wall Lamp Bulb Light Lampara Cold Warm White 110V 220V
https://a.aliexpress.com/d1MrETbi



UPDATE.

These LED tubes are junk.

Had a chance to play one of my pins for more than 5 min and the tube started to go on/off.

Could a different "starter" possibly be needed?
"I am content sitting on my lawnchair, watching the trainwrecks happen right in front of me. I can't save the world anymore."
-Sparky
"Bag of bananas for a buck"
- Allentown produce Nazi
"Balsamic please"
- Best thing I ever heard at Steak n' Shakes
"Friendship is not about what you NEED from the other person."
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