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so annoyed to think that a tornado fucked up 2018's OPGS and now a pandemic is probably going to cancel 2020's....
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Nooooooooo.....

Here's to hoping its over and tons of folks want to come from all over to make up for the cancelled shows.

Enough money made to keep it going for years...
PINS- Hit The Deck/Sure Shot/Fire Queen/ Volley/ Tee'd Off/ Rollergames/ Star Trip/ Combat/ Flash Gordon/ Capt.Card/Bluenote/Spirit of 76/Card Whiz/ Genesis / Bally Beat The Clock/ Spanish Eyes/ Outer Space/ Stern POTC/Genie/ Victory/Countdown/Shaq Attaq
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Dave W. wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 8:20 am
That thing is cool. I had to watch a YouTube video to see exactly what it does. I Can't help you with the levers.... sorry
If a rough/project Pike's Peak comes up for sale I'll probably be able to make mine near perfect.
In the meantime, I have it set for "novelty" play, which means you don't start a discrete game, the balls will just continually recycle. So, even though it's not 100%, I can definitely still play it.

Now I need to find a Zeke's Peak to pair with it... (Zeke's Peak is a rebranded Ice Cold Beer machine)
WANTED: 21 (1946 Duval), NSM Freispiel Sieg Super-Match, 1972 Bally Continental Bingo slot machine
backglasses wanted: Star-Jet, Fire Queen, Fairy, Out Of Sight
marquees wanted: Strider, Varkon, Dark Planet, R-Type (w/ship), Quantum, Ninja (Sega)
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Guard wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 12:12 pm
Nooooooooo.....

Here's to hoping its over and tons of folks want to come from all over to make up for the cancelled shows.

Enough money made to keep it going for years...
A few of us were talking about the shows lately. I didn't realize how much I liked them until they became impossible to do with the current pandemic.

I'm sure a lot of us will happily pull a pin out of our basement and bring it to a show once it becomes possible again.

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Someone drive buy with a big enough truck and ill pull all 16 out of the garage....so easy when no stairs.
I hear you guys say "basement" and I cringe.... :mrgreen:
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Guard wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 12:57 pm
Someone drive buy with a big enough truck and ill pull all 16 out of the garage....so easy when no stairs.
I hear you guys say "basement" and I cringe.... :mrgreen:
I'll say it again: If someone on Maaca is willing to fill a truck to bring pins to a future Ottawa show I'll happily pitch on the truck rental costs!
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If and when a Pinball show is put together later when this dang pandemic eases-off (hopefully in 2020, or in 2021),
I would suggest that a donation bin for a charity be setup at the entrance, e.g. for all of us to donate food to a local food bank, etc.
as we pay our entrance fee and also set-up our machines. Just a way to give back to the community.

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I finally took the plunge into the colour dmd world with a pin2dmd for my MET. A local collector (Dino Z) is assembling these and at almost 1/3rd the price of a ColorDMD (after shipping, taxes etc...) it is well worth it. Now to decide the next machine to upgrade.

ps. Anyone need a nice Stern DMD? I have one that I no longer need.
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monkeybug wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 9:42 pm
I finally took the plunge into the colour dmd world with a pin2dmd for my MET. A local collector (Dino Z) is assembling these and at almost 1/3rd the price of a ColorDMD (after shipping, taxes etc...) it is well worth it. Now to decide the next machine to upgrade.

ps. Anyone need a nice Stern DMD? I have one that I no longer need.
Hey Chris, good to see you back!

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monkeybug wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 9:42 pm
I finally took the plunge into the colour dmd world with a pin2dmd for my MET. A local collector (Dino Z) is assembling these and at almost 1/3rd the price of a ColorDMD (after shipping, taxes etc...) it is well worth it. Now to decide the next machine to upgrade.

ps. Anyone need a nice Stern DMD? I have one that I no longer need.
Could I get more details on this please? PM me. Thank you!

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Dave W. wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 10:10 pm
monkeybug wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 9:42 pm
I finally took the plunge into the colour dmd world with a pin2dmd for my MET. A local collector (Dino Z) is assembling these and at almost 1/3rd the price of a ColorDMD (after shipping, taxes etc...) it is well worth it. Now to decide the next machine to upgrade.

ps. Anyone need a nice Stern DMD? I have one that I no longer need.
Hey Chris, good to see you back!
Thanks. Never quite went away but with the current state of affairs some other hobbies have been put on hold and I've rediscovered what I love about pinball. With this extra time I've managed to get around to fixing and upgrading my games (and possible put some up for sale to make some room?)

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Just happy to see you posting again Chris!!!
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So a funny thing happened on the way to the forum... well... Alfred. LOL

I was to drop off a cabinet. Yay! Space!

...

I brought back 2 games.

:FP: :lol:

One for me, and one for a customer. I got a sah-weet Midway "Extra Bases" cocktail game. I had never heard of it, but it looked cool. Flat top, with BW monitor and a color insert. Loos like this:
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It is rough but I vacuumed out the mouse poop and 2 mouse skellingtons out of the coinbox. LOL. I will clean up the boards and see soon enough if she will turn on.
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Fifty wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 10:14 pm
monkeybug wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 9:42 pm
I finally took the plunge into the colour dmd world with a pin2dmd for my MET. A local collector (Dino Z) is assembling these and at almost 1/3rd the price of a ColorDMD (after shipping, taxes etc...) it is well worth it. Now to decide the next machine to upgrade.

ps. Anyone need a nice Stern DMD? I have one that I no longer need.
Could I get more details on this please? PM me. Thank you!
Main thread over at PBREV. The first few messages list all the games currently available.

http://pinballrevolution.com/threads/re ... -now.9685/

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Sparky wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 7:20 pm
So a funny thing happened on the way to the forum... well... Alfred. LOL

I was to drop off a cabinet. Yay! Space!

...

I brought back 2 games.

:FP: :lol:

One for me, and one for a customer. I got a sah-weet Midway "Extra Bases" cocktail game. I had never heard of it, but it looked cool. Flat top, with BW monitor and a color insert. Loos like this:

Extra Bases.jpg

It is rough but I vacuumed out the mouse poop and 2 mouse skellingtons out of the coinbox. LOL. I will clean up the boards and see soon enough if she will turn on.


dual trackball cocktail? intersting.
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backglasses wanted: Star-Jet, Fire Queen, Fairy, Out Of Sight
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Finally done with the programming of my Arduino mega to control my jukebox. Now I need to clean up the installation. Then I will get to the infinity lighting.

The only “non-original” behaviour is the initial bulb test when I turn it on.

I kept all lighting original (incandescent bulbs). Controlled by 2 x 16 channel relay boards. The 20 “selection playing” bulbs run on 12v. Missing 3 bulbs that I will get from Robert at Alouette.

The display panel lights were converted to 555 running on 5v. Those were 656 wedge bulbs running on 28v before. Missing a few twist sockets (on order). I will change the text back to English and add “Please Wait” at the bottom and “Thank You” once a valid selection is made.

The scanning sound I recorded myself from the mech before I disassembled it. It’s the only thing that was semi working.

The juke in action:
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P.S. the juke was hacked to shit and cosmetically so-so. Wasn’t worth the time and money to restore it for vinyl. I already have a functioning 45rpm juke anyway.
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Medieval Madness Royal Edition - Mods: Merlin, Troll lighting
Stern Jurassic Park LE - Pinstadiums, Stern topper, stern amber shooter, mods: signs, watch tower, raptor pen, T-rex fence, pteranodon, and a few more
Wizard of Oz ECLE - Mods: Pinstadiums, witch, tornado, castle, crystal ball, emerald city, flaming pots, hot air balloon lighting
Star Trek the Next Generation - Alt translite, Pinstadiums, Pinsound board & speakers, full LED, LED&GI OCD, custom topper, ColorDMD
Doctor Who - Alt Translite, moving Dalek(real one - not the cheap servo mod), new decals, new ramps, pinblades, full LED, Pinsound & shaker, LED&GI OCD, ColorDMD
Revenge from Mars(+SWEP1 pf) - Running RFM custom code v2.23 on Nucore, Mods: saucer LEDs, 6-ball trough, knocker, shaker. SWEP1 is original

Looking for:
Willy Wonka
Stern SW Prem/LE
LOTR

JUKES
Rock-Ola 446 - Up and running. Listed on Kijiji/FB.
Seeburg STD2 Entertainer - Converted to MP3 while retaining the original look and feel.

Gone but not forgotten
So many... 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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Today I finished my bally/stern lamp driver tester ( I had help :FP: )
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Rearranged the man cave to take out Buccaneer and Pat Hand and welcome Countdown and the returning Stern POTC into the fold. Countdown needs a good cleaning but that'll have to wait for the weekend...
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Picked up a RFM. Now expanding into a second room lol.
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PINS:
Medieval Madness Royal Edition - Mods: Merlin, Troll lighting
Stern Jurassic Park LE - Pinstadiums, Stern topper, stern amber shooter, mods: signs, watch tower, raptor pen, T-rex fence, pteranodon, and a few more
Wizard of Oz ECLE - Mods: Pinstadiums, witch, tornado, castle, crystal ball, emerald city, flaming pots, hot air balloon lighting
Star Trek the Next Generation - Alt translite, Pinstadiums, Pinsound board & speakers, full LED, LED&GI OCD, custom topper, ColorDMD
Doctor Who - Alt Translite, moving Dalek(real one - not the cheap servo mod), new decals, new ramps, pinblades, full LED, Pinsound & shaker, LED&GI OCD, ColorDMD
Revenge from Mars(+SWEP1 pf) - Running RFM custom code v2.23 on Nucore, Mods: saucer LEDs, 6-ball trough, knocker, shaker. SWEP1 is original

Looking for:
Willy Wonka
Stern SW Prem/LE
LOTR

JUKES
Rock-Ola 446 - Up and running. Listed on Kijiji/FB.
Seeburg STD2 Entertainer - Converted to MP3 while retaining the original look and feel.

Gone but not forgotten
So many... 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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I joined this website yesterday :)

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My slot machine needs some TLC . Started with the easy stuff , lights
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Got Spirit of 76 fully working...
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Nintegageo wrote:
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I joined this website yesterday :)
Welcome aboard :D
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Thank ya :)

Today I got around to working on the ST-V cabinet. I am waiting on some slotted steels to mount the monitor and did some research on wiring as my experience with arcade repair/wiring is pretty limited to just the odd job with the Neo Geo cabinet.

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