What did you do today in the hobby?

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby OTTOgd » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:14 pm

What did I do today in the hobby? I danced.

Why? Because I have the 4-player version of this pinball machine. 8-)


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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby paidge » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:12 am

J'ai finalement trouvé une entreprise de zingage électrolytique pas trop loin de chez nous avec des prix raisonnables.

Je vais pouvoir restaurer mes pièces qui on besoin d'un traitement pas mal plus facilement.

Good news.

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby WARLOCK » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:57 pm

I must have played that song 1000 times as a DJ in my former life.
I had forgotten about the video, but it seems appropriate currently. Thank you.

I have done little else in my spare time for the last year other than reflect upon and work on this hobby.
Perhaps that indicates a willingness to write about it once again in the not so distant future.

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby WARLOCK » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:51 pm

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Azatotht » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:41 am

Fixed upper flipper on Flash Gordon and played for a while.

I don't remember when was the last time I turned a pinball machine on.

Time to find a project ?
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Guard » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:05 pm

Drove 3 hours to an auction in the middle of nowhere in Michigan. The plan was to score 3 machines at a good price because it wasn't online and I figured the pinball people would be in Cleveland for that weekend show. Methinks that made it worse, Old Chicago 1300, Bally Wizard and Nip It went for 1200 each.....that's US money, plus taxes and 10%. Machines were unshopped and still full of mouse nests and feces. Those of us there that owned machines just stood around staring at each other going 'whaaaaaaaaaaaat?'
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Mindstorm88 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:29 pm

Today i received a beautyfull new repro ramp for the next baby getting in the gameroom..
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby shane » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:34 pm

Took a little drive to a members home with two pins in the van for delivery.
Felt like it was time for a pinballing road trip. It was.
He was kind enough to show us ( me and another hillbilly pinnballer) his collection of pins and arcades. Very cool.
Also got to meet a very sweet bulldog. ( We're a boxer family, two rescues ).
Can't wait to see the Sinbad lit up and shining. The Habs light is your own problem,
go Sens! :roll:

Personally can't wait for the show next weekend,
but I don't get out much. :FP:
There are Some really great people on this forum, I think y'all know who you are. The few I've met have been super welcoming and passionate about pins. This hobby in particular means a lot to me. And judging from some of the basements and garage's I've seen it means a lot to some of you to.

I was reminded today why I started bringing pins home, fun, smiles, nostalgia, pure frickin glee.That's it.
I think I did a good deed today. Not a big one, just a good one.
Perhaps the Pinball Karma gods will for once grant me the knock knock of the ever elusive special this evening on joker poker.
Always room for one more.

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby cap » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:54 pm

I repaired a broken column on my LAH DMD. I soldered a wire from the column resistor to the pad on the glass, replacing that trace on the wide ribbon cable.
Now the real test is to see how long it lasts.
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Guard » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:03 pm

May have overpaid a little but minty fresh "looks factory new" Gottlieb Sure Shot's don't pop up on auction everyday.....
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby hyann » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:45 pm

An old client call me, his newly acquired Tee'd off had a flipper problem... I think my last house call was 3 ou 4 years ago, with kids and job, I preferred staying at home than having extra money.

But this guy was nice and I know he can't fix it (the kind that won't open the machine). So I go with a few tools, hoping to remember how to fix a machine :)

I was nearly disappointed to find only a used/burned flipper switch that mechanically stick closed... the ride took me more time :) Just filed it for a quick fix so he can enjoy his machine and guide him to order the parts. Since no soldering needed, he will be able to fix his switch.

Feel good to help people like him !
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby shane » Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:45 pm

Found a spot for my opgs sticker. :o
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Woody » Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:34 pm

Continuing my work on Super Chexx.
I've transform my shed as a temporary paint shop...
i prepared the base for the new white paint. I've done the sanding, the primer, used 400 grid wet sanding for the primer and finally
putted 2 bases and 3 clear coats.
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby semicolin » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:03 pm

Took all of the faded/burnt LEDs out of Tag Team and replaced them with new SMD type 5050 and 2835 lamps. Do NOT buy the single lamp LEDs from Comet's bargain section. I bought hundreds of them over the last couple of years before anyone knew there was a problem and nearly every single one of them is now dead. They've had a warning up on their online store for a few months to not use them on location, but they're still for sale. Even for home use, it's a bad idea. I've been really happy with Comet's other products and service, but the old bulbs that they must have sold hundreds of thousands of... that's the kind of stuff that can ruin a business.

Got started on brightening up Centaur, too. No pics until it's ready.
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby semicolin » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:59 pm

Lots of fixes today.

7-digit display in Centaur was acting unpredictably so I rebuilt the headers. Fixed some issues but when warm the display was still losing every digit except one. Replaced the two transistors for that digit and bam- back in business. While I had the board out, replaced the 1/4W resistors that always get too hot.

Replaced a corroded header strip on the lamp driver board and reflowed the others. Noticed an SCR with a broken leg so I replaced it.

Finished replacing the lamps with nice LEDs. What a huge difference it makes for playability.

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Woody » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:58 pm

aujourd’hui Pindude est passé à l'arcade.
Nous avons donc pu jaser, prendre une bière et jouer au Super Chexx et Liberty Bell.
Toujours agréable. (surtout quand je gagne :D )

Today Pindude came to the Arcade. We talked, drank a beer and played one game of Super Chexx and Liberty Bell.
Alway's fun (especially when i win :D )
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Postby R.A.B. » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:26 am

Woody wrote:aujourd’hui Pindude est passé à l'arcade.
Nous avons donc pu jaser, prendre une bière et jouer au Super Chexx et Liberty Bell.
Toujours agréable. (surtout quand je gagne :D )

Today Pindude came to the Arcade. We talked, drank a beer and played one game of Super Chexx and Liberty Bell.
Alway's fun (especially when i win :D )


Cool !

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Sparky » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:17 am

I delivered a restored Future Spa cabinet to Targ's Yogi. Needless to say he seemed happy. Lol

I forgot to take a pic once finished, but here is one halfway. I am proud on how the gold spatter came out. Looks original. That took A LOT of testing.

On to the next cab.

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Guard » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:52 pm

I'm sitting in an alleyway in Toronto that could be used to shoot a horror movie.
Picking up a Buccaneer but the owner is stuck in traffic.....like I'll now be on the way home.
PINS- Target Alpha/ Fire Queen/ Volley/ Tee'd Off/ Rollergames/ Star Trip/ Flip Flop/ Combat/ Flash Gordon/ Capt.Card/Bluenote/ Space Shuttle/Strange Science/Far Out/ Genesis/Bally Circus / Bally Beat The Clock/ Spanish Eyes/ Outer Space/Bronco

RIP- Sinbad/ Supersonic

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby semicolin » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:23 pm

Guard wrote:I'm sitting in an alleyway in Toronto that could be used to shoot a horror movie.
Picking up a Buccaneer but the owner is stuck in traffic.....like I'll now be on the way home.


You'll be stuck in traffic with a new game in the back; don't sweat it!
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Postby Guard » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:46 pm

And you were correct. But myself and Buccaneer are home safe and sound.
PINS- Target Alpha/ Fire Queen/ Volley/ Tee'd Off/ Rollergames/ Star Trip/ Flip Flop/ Combat/ Flash Gordon/ Capt.Card/Bluenote/ Space Shuttle/Strange Science/Far Out/ Genesis/Bally Circus / Bally Beat The Clock/ Spanish Eyes/ Outer Space/Bronco

RIP- Sinbad/ Supersonic

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Sparky » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:42 am

I had the Borderland Boyz come over last night to give me a hand setting things up. I can't thank them enough! 21 games set up... so far. ;)
Now playing in Sparky's Power Station: Way too much shit...

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Guard » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:53 pm

Picked up my Hit The Deck fr9m the shipping terminal.....it warms the heart when the pin is in even better shape then described.
Now to figure out what the heck was done to it to make some kind of alarm system. At least thats what I think it was supposed to be.
A two pronged Jones plug (don't know what it hooked into) that has a spot that had a 6 volt battery attached to it, then runs up to a school bell that appears to also be wired to a chime, and finally to two switches on the coin door. All with speaker wire...
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RIP- Sinbad/ Supersonic

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Postby semicolin » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:49 pm

That's amazing! Hook it up and post a video!
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Blackghost4 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:59 pm

Picked up a Gottlieb Bad Girls on the weekend. Had to fix a pop bumper and the vari-target and replaced some bulbs. Striped the playfield for a deep clean.
Game looks great and plays fast. It's a copy of Bally's Eight Ball Deluxe.
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