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Well, yesterday was a fun day. As much as my morning was filled with shit, it didn't compare to yesterday. LOL.

So I went to help out Rob with his move at the Alfred pinball museum. He has a lot of stuff to move from his place north of Montreal. So I get there and the place reeked of shit. LOL. Mario and Luigi the plumbers (Steamfitter and Johnny) were busy fixing a plugged sewer main.



... yeah. 30-year-old shit, and corn. LOL

So, I helped a little bit, and mostly focused on repairing the outside basement stairs that had seen better days. After that, we loaded things inside.

A new olympic sport was also created. The Megatouch Bin Toss. LOL. Someone give me the gold medal.

All in all, regardless of the heat and raw sewage, it was fun to see the boys a bit. AND I got my Gottlieb ROCK home as well, thanks to Rob!!! And since my translite on it is ROACHED, I ordered a new one from Marco's. LOL Even with USPS shipping, when you add everything, it costs me 178$CDN for a translite listed at 59.99$US.

Meh. I am just happy to get this game on legs and cleaned up!
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Can I count the 56 hours of overtime this week that I'm just finishing up today as "doing something in the hobby"? I promise I'll be spending it on the hobby while I'm on holidays in August. :help
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Guard wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:16 am
Can I count the 56 hours of overtime this week that I'm just finishing up today as "doing something in the hobby"? I promise I'll be spending it on the hobby while I'm on holidays in August. :help
Lol, doesn't count if those hours weren't for the hobby, thou you get gold stars for your work ethics, lol Happy holidays! :wave

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Sparky wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:10 am
Well, yesterday was a fun day. As much as my morning was filled with shit, it didn't compare to yesterday. LOL.

So I went to help out Rob with his move at the Alfred pinball museum. He has a lot of stuff to move from his place north of Montreal. So I get there and the place reeked of shit. LOL. Mario and Luigi the plumbers (Steamfitter and Johnny) were busy fixing a plugged sewer main.



... yeah. 30-year-old shit, and corn. LOL

So, I helped a little bit, and mostly focused on repairing the outside basement stairs that had seen better days. After that, we loaded things inside.

A new olympic sport was also created. The Megatouch Bin Toss. LOL. Someone give me the gold medal.

All in all, regardless of the heat and raw sewage, it was fun to see the boys a bit. AND I got my Gottlieb ROCK home as well, thanks to Rob!!! And since my translite on it is ROACHED, I ordered a new one from Marco's. LOL Even with USPS shipping, when you add everything, it costs me 178$CDN for a translite listed at 59.99$US.

Meh. I am just happy to get this game on legs and cleaned up!
Yes it was a shitty day , had to drain the juice by loosening clamps and letting drip into pails and garbage can :FP: We replaced some pipping , installed new clean out and gave it proper slope . I think the worse is done .
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I looked into adding a new pin to the family! after that one, I'll take a break and either start doing some little fix up on the other pins, or add a few fun things here and there. For example, The Shadow shroud was split on one side when I got the pin, but I read a Pinside post about a replacement part currently being made out of welded metal, so that's interesting, e.g. the original shroud is 'onobtainium' and made out of thin plastic..

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I think I finally found a Tron PRO.. ooooh yessss! Super happy about this, it's kind of the first pin that attracted me into the hobby, but I just couldn't find one! Took me a while, hope there won't be any issue for that pin to get here but I AM STOKED!!! Lol

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World_of_Warships wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:14 pm
I think I finally found a Tron PRO.. ooooh yessss! Super happy about this
Hope u get it. If you do the first thing u need is an external subwoofer. That game has a great soundtrack and the sub puts it over the top.
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tom_454 wrote:
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World_of_Warships wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:14 pm
I think I finally found a Tron PRO.. ooooh yessss! Super happy about this
Hope u get it. If you do the first thing u need is an external subwoofer. That game has a great soundtrack and the sub puts it over the top.
Will do! I'll certainly ask for the top things to add! First, working towards having it delivered!

Lol I already have the double sided backlit posters to make a nice little corner, ordering a 3rd LED frame for the last poster in tryptic!!! Tron will be happy there!!!

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World_of_Warships wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:45 am
Lol I already have the double sided backlit posters to make a nice little corner, ordering a 3rd LED frame for the last poster in tryptic!!! Tron will be happy there!!!
I haz a jealous. 😜
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Roadblasters works great, other than the monitor doing weird stuff after the game has been running for a while. I am fairly sure it needs a cap kit. Since I couldn't find anyone in Canada selling cap kits for the WG7000 series of monitor I just went ahead and ordered most of the caps from digi-key.
Finally got around to recapping the Roadblasters monitor. I should have been finished over a week ago but actually had a hell of a time replacing the caps. Nothing to do with the board but with my eyes. After getting a bad burn on a finger trying to change the caps but seeing everything very blurry I finally decided I needed to see about glasses. Went and got my eyes checked and yup I need them for close up stuff. Makes a world of difference. Feels like everything is in HD when working on little stuff, reading or working on the computer. Sadly I am getting old and this just confirms it. Oh well. Monitor finished getting capped and is ready for reinstall in the cab.
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Looks like the Monaco GP cockpit is getting gutted. There is a good reason the majority of these things don't work anymore sadly. Damn thing has nearly 300 logic chips on the boards. Which I am guessing 60% or more could have been replaced a dozen programmable ROM chips.

Sadly you can't save them all. But I will make her live again as something new ;)
And this also happened. After trying for many days and hours I gave up on the Monaco electronics. Game will run but it just won't see the steering wheel. I even manually tried inputting signals and nothing. So I gutted the cab. Saved all the boards but the wiring and power system got scrapped. Might scrap the monitor too. Monitor has a lot of burn in, and is pretty old. I don't think I have seen a monitor with such a large PCB in a very long time (PCB is double the size of standard monitor boards).

Still deciding what to put in the cockpit. Probably a MAME/Playstation setup. Already bought a keyboard encoder board to wire in some of the original controls or other joysticks/etc in the cab.
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Something wicked this way comes....
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oooo congrats!

I know Xylog has a suuuuuper sweet Jungle Lord...
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Jungle Lord has left the building. 😲
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I can get a Jungle Lord back. I just have to twist a farmer's arm. LOL
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Sparky wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:10 pm
I can get a Jungle Lord back. I just have to twist a farmer's arm. LOL
Ya but farmer's have Big arms :lol
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World_of_Warships wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:45 am
Lol I already have the double sided backlit posters to make a nice little corner, ordering a 3rd LED frame for the last poster in tryptic!!! Tron will be happy there!!!
Link to the LED frames? Curious of the cost and sizes available.

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I spent much of the past day gawking at the Sega R360.
After a decade of hard work acquiring and then restoring one, GALLOPING GHOSTS ARCADE now has an R360 up and running and available to the public.
Once this pandemic is over, arcade fans have what is probably a once in a lifetime opportunity to try this thing.

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Started stenciling my Firepower today
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I just sold my 4th game in about 8 weeks (and only bought 2 new ones). I think therapy might finally be working.

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Thanks to Guy for selling me JP, Colin for helping me get it in the house yesterday, and Shane for helping me get it downstairs!
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cait001 wrote:
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Thanks to Guy for selling me JP, Colin for helping me get it in the house yesterday, and Shane for helping me get it downstairs!
Looks real nice! How do you like it do far?

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Woohoo. Finally got my TFTC back up and running. For those that can remember the last OPL at my place in February (wow was it that long ago since the last OPL) - damned COVID-19 ... 3 of my 11 pins went down. Tough crowd! No seriously 2 were simple 5 minute fixes (TZ was a stuck switch and XMen was the typical issue with the ball trough cable). However, TFTC blew the Q10 transistor on the flipper board causing the lower left flipper to remain energized. Well I finally got around to replacing it last night but the damned flipper still remained up. Aarggh - I was dejected and went to bed annoyed but before I did I posted on pinside and the answer was revealed in the morning. Turns out the flipper leaf switch was also stuck closed causing the same symptom as the blown transistor. Simple and in hindsight obvious thing to check. But of course I had done all that before I diagnosed the blown transistor so I assume that in playing with the leaf switch months ago I must have bent it and caused it to remain closed. What are the odds? Just goes to demonstrate the joys of troubleshooting and checking everything twice. Thanks to pinsider LTG for the suggestion to check the leaf switch because I was ready to order a new board.
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Other than my visit, just a good cleaning and organizing of the shop.

It's amazing how many measuring tapes and box cutters I have...
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