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quarantine projects

Postby cait001 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:12 pm

What coin-op things is everyone going to be working on while we all do this social distancing / self-quarantining thing?

I have to redo the cables of my Tank Stick since the cat decided to eat them. Then setup MAME on a new laptop.
Also going to put a lighting kit into a pachinko machine.

My Regatta and Kick-Off also need some EM attention. Regatta I have to go over the reset sequence and steppers, and Kick-off needs a bunch of loose connectors and switch-stacks attended to,
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backglasses wanted: Star-Jet, Fire Queen, Fairy, Out Of Sight
marquees wanted: Strider, Varkon, Dark Planet, R-Type (w/ship), Quantum
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Re: quarantine projects

Postby Sparky » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:58 pm

Still travelling and working. But that may change soon.

Hopefully. Lol

And if it does, World Series. ;)
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Re: quarantine projects

Postby semicolin » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:59 pm

Recapping the motherboard of my old xbox and duplicating the hard drive. The memory supercapacitor in these things leaks like a bad battery and chews up boards. Mine went but doesn't seem to have done too much damage. This is the best machine I've ever run MAME on... smoother than any other solution, and I have hundreds of games dialled in and working perfectly. I'd like to keep it going.

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Re: quarantine projects

Postby Honey Badger » Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:08 pm

Play enough pinball to learn all the rules to all my games...that’s my project!
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Re: quarantine projects

Postby Mrhide » Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:21 pm

Quarantine means work at home so actual work...
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Re: quarantine projects

Postby Chnillapoil » Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:56 pm

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Thanks to a real good friend for bringing me this unexpected project.....
HIGH SPEED 1986
PIN*BOT 1986
TAXI 1988
:rifle OLD CHICAGO 1976
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EIGHT BALL DELUXE LE 1982
FATHOM 1980
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Re: quarantine projects

Postby Sparky » Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:49 pm

Well, I have cancelled all my trainings for the next 2 weeks. So I will have time to catch up on paperwork.

But yeah. World Series, and a bunch of small repairs.
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Re: quarantine projects

Postby cait001 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:24 pm

Sparky wrote:Well, I have cancelled all my trainings for the next 2 weeks. So I will have time to catch up on paperwork.

But yeah. World Series, and a bunch of small repairs.


:D

Very selfishly excited about the World's Series progress. Let's all just keep our heads up and post updates on here as we work. Continuing our comradery over AX relays, split cabinets, cupped inserts, and surface mount capacitors will help us all get through this.
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backglasses wanted: Star-Jet, Fire Queen, Fairy, Out Of Sight
marquees wanted: Strider, Varkon, Dark Planet, R-Type (w/ship), Quantum
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Re: quarantine projects

Postby uberhare » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:55 pm

I have 2 boards to repair. System 80 and System 6A. Maybe I'll get to them now!
Now playing....Dr Who, Pinbot, Black Hole, Mars GOW, Star Race, Stargate, Alien Poker
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Re: quarantine projects

Postby mrmikeman » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:52 pm

Thinking I could tackle the re-decalling of my newest addition doctor who. I have at least 3 weeks at home. But really I’d only have 5 days to do it. It’s my gf’s new favourite game. She actually kept hugging it. LOL. No way she’d accept not playing it on the weekend lol.

Have to admit the Pinsound makes all the difference in the world :)

Maybe I’ll just tune it and install the shaker I got for it.

Think I’ll start with my topper for RS and programming the Pinsound I have for that.

Maybe DW next week.
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Stern Jurassic Park LE - Pinstadiums, custom topper, bunch of mods (Mezelmod)
NIB MMrRE coming 2020 :shock:

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LOTR
SW Prem
WOZ (any edition except YBR)

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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. :?

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Re: quarantine projects

Postby Xylog » Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:40 am

Not quite done with the playfield repair but I says F-it and reassembled Mousin' so's I could play it while 'working from home'. :)

Damn it's playing so smooth and looks purdy! :D

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Re: quarantine projects

Postby Dave W. » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:00 pm

Xylog wrote:Not quite done with the playfield repair but I says F-it and reassembled Mousin' so's I could play it while 'working from home'. :)

Damn it's playing so smooth and looks purdy! :D

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Cool! When did you pick that one up Rob?
Always loved that game

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Re: quarantine projects

Postby Xylog » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:54 am

Dave W. wrote:Cool! When did you pick that one up Rob?
Always loved that game


Picked it up from our dear Cait aboot a month ago. Have enjoyed fixing it all up & tweaking. It had some playfield damage along the apron area that I'm touching up, but that's on hold so I can enjoy playing. :) Almost done & then I'll clearcoat the area & make it look brand new.

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It has a full playfield protector on it as a bonus. Fast & smooth!
Flash Gordon,Pinbot,Mr. & Mrs. Pacman,RollerGames,
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Re: quarantine projects

Postby cait001 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:20 pm

Two things I picked up before the quarantining...

My daughter immediately dibses the slot machine glass.
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backglasses wanted: Star-Jet, Fire Queen, Fairy, Out Of Sight
marquees wanted: Strider, Varkon, Dark Planet, R-Type (w/ship), Quantum
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Re: quarantine projects

Postby Pinoffski » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:54 am

in AU no official quarantine shut down of the country ATM
only self quarantine for 14 days
project would be unfortunately on the home (been in renovations for at least 10 years +) :FP:
but would like to repaint the cab on Centaur as i have got some new stencils :D

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Re: quarantine projects

Postby HPR Pinball » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:08 pm

Chnillapoil wrote:IMG_1399.JPGIMG_1400.JPG

Thanks to a real good friend for bringing me this unexpected project.....


Sérieux tu l'as acheté?
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Re: quarantine projects

Postby Chnillapoil » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:42 pm

HPR Pinball wrote:
Chnillapoil wrote:IMG_1399.JPGIMG_1400.JPG

Thanks to a real good friend for bringing me this unexpected project.....


Sérieux tu l'as acheté?


Yessssir !
HIGH SPEED 1986
PIN*BOT 1986
TAXI 1988
:rifle OLD CHICAGO 1976
MAME MARIO BROS 1983
EIGHT BALL DELUXE LE 1982
FATHOM 1980
MS PACMAN (cocktail project)
GTB GENESIS (project)

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Re: quarantine projects

Postby HPR Pinball » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:20 pm

Chnillapoil wrote:
HPR Pinball wrote:
Chnillapoil wrote:IMG_1399.JPGIMG_1400.JPG

Thanks to a real good friend for bringing me this unexpected project.....


Sérieux tu l'as acheté?


Yessssir !


Ca m'a tout bien l'air d'un beau projet!
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Re: quarantine projects

Postby Joce » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:20 pm

Just relax in my game room !!!
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Postby Joce » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:27 pm

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Re: quarantine projects

Postby cait001 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:52 am

Joce wrote:Just relax in my game room !!!


Sweet lineup! Corvette is such a fun game.
WANTED: 1941 Groetchen Pike's Peak, 1972 Bally Continental Bingo slot machine, bajazzo clown catcher, European upright machines, pre-1950s Japanese machines, 1951 Universal 5 Star
backglasses wanted: Star-Jet, Fire Queen, Fairy, Out Of Sight
marquees wanted: Strider, Varkon, Dark Planet, R-Type (w/ship), Quantum
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Re: quarantine projects

Postby Xylog » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:38 pm

Spending time futzing around my basement, reorganizing machines & busy work.
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Tis a pleasant place to chill.
Flash Gordon,Pinbot,Mr. & Mrs. Pacman,RollerGames,
Black Knight,Black Knight 2000,Atlantis(Bally),Civic Center,
Jungle Lord,Granny & The Gators, Expressway,Flash Baseball
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Re: quarantine projects

Postby Marsupial » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:56 pm

I had updated the computers of both my mame during the holidays, and started acquiring updated hardware to work on one of them.

Actually waiting for better weather to work on the control panel.

This week I made an addition to the lounge where the arcades are: there's a bar area now.

There's other stuff to fix in the house and I can work from home during the apocalypse, so progress is slow.
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Re: quarantine projects

Postby cait001 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:08 pm

I purged + sorted all of the upper cupboards in the kitchen and purged/optimized our spices collection.
WANTED: 1941 Groetchen Pike's Peak, 1972 Bally Continental Bingo slot machine, bajazzo clown catcher, European upright machines, pre-1950s Japanese machines, 1951 Universal 5 Star
backglasses wanted: Star-Jet, Fire Queen, Fairy, Out Of Sight
marquees wanted: Strider, Varkon, Dark Planet, R-Type (w/ship), Quantum
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Re: quarantine projects

Postby R.A.B. » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:30 pm

Started evaluating this next job at work today and won't get to it again until the 13th of April if I am lucky, and I am.

So this work project is technically quarantined.

The wonderful thing is that I found one of the last meter readings on a small paper inside, and to my surprise the date matches from 32 years ago (which incidently is the reverse of 23) to the very fucking day we learned that we would be shutting down this wonderful shop that I have obviously grown attached to.

Don't tell me that bingo techs aren't lucky, with numbers at least.

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So if I am reading the meters correctly, 90444 credits played and bought. Payout meter seems unreasonable low, but possible at 730 credit cncelled. It is a 1975 bingo machine, and seems to have been retired in 1988.


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OOPS, just realized that we are the 24th today. Should of started this project yesterday. So that blows my lucky number theory in a way and the theory about bingo techs, but you got to admit, it was a pretty good story.
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