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Restorations / Re: Williams Star Trek Next Gen High End Restoration
« Last post by Strangeways on January 16, 2018, 09:40:12 PM »
While rebuilding mechs I like to replace work, broken and obviously missing parts. The DT assembly was butchered, but I had the parts on hand to rebuild it except the Drop Target itself. The mech bracket and some parts had been through the tumbler, so the new parts looked the same.








Correct spring on the upper divertor ;





Then while fumbling around, I found the Drop target that was part of an original Williams "goody pack" that Greg brought back from the USA in 2010. Put to good use ! A cool story nonetheless.





New tension spring - and we are done !





New targets throughout the game, and I like to replace the jumper wires - using a better wire, but keeping with the same color.





Rebuilding the cannon assemblies is CRUCIAL on this game. What appears to be "good enough" is simply "not good enough" in my book. The only way to find issues is to look for them.





Just in case you missed it..





 :D :D


Replace the arm, and continue the rebuilt ;


New switches installed ;





.. and then on to the other side.





The cylinders have been through the tumbler, and they fit perfectly together with minimal friction ;





Above the playfield is starting to take shape ;








Very pleased with the progress..
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RTBB / Re: RTBB Parts Update
« Last post by Strangeways on January 15, 2018, 08:07:11 AM »
Yesterday, I discovered there is at least one "transporter" in Australia that needed a new ramp  ^^^

Great game and really beautiful to looks at in the flesh. I played one at Netherworld in Brisbane last year and really enjoyed it.

I've actually sourced one, I'm just waiting on a condition report and photos. I love the game - it is rare to find one and that's what's appealing for me !
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RTBB / Re: RTBB Parts Update
« Last post by Crashramp on January 14, 2018, 08:24:18 PM »
Yesterday, I discovered there is at least one "transporter" in Australia that needed a new ramp  ^^^

Great game and really beautiful to looks at in the flesh. I played one at Netherworld in Brisbane last year and really enjoyed it.
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General Pinball Discussion / Re: 1990 tour of Data East
« Last post by Crashramp on January 14, 2018, 12:58:01 PM »
Great find Pete, thanks for sharing. I’ve always liked Checkpoint, interesting to see the early prototype too.
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Pinball Repairs / Problems & Assistance / Re: The last pinball doctors
« Last post by Strangeways on January 14, 2018, 08:54:54 AM »
I often wonder if the new machines will be repairable or thrown away?   With the money people spend I’m sure they will want them repairs but highly unlikely they will be serviceable in 20 years time


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As long as the manufacturers make tons of parts to back up sales of their games, then they will be repairable. Service technicians, on the other hand, are a dying breed. The biggest issue for me is the boutique manufacturers that might not last long. Then you would be stuck with a lemon !
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General Pinball Discussion / Re: 1990 tour of Data East
« Last post by Strangeways on January 14, 2018, 08:52:29 AM »
I enjoy Todd's videos. This one was incredible ! King Kong looked a bit dark, but appears interesting. I've never heard of "Rat Race" - that would be a cool game to own.
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General Pinball Discussion / Re: 1990 tour of Data East
« Last post by GORGAR 1 on January 14, 2018, 07:33:35 AM »
Awesome video loved all the old games. Todd what a legend :)
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General Pinball Discussion / 1990 tour of Data East
« Last post by Pop Bumper Pete on January 13, 2018, 03:56:17 PM »
Todd Tuckey tours Data East in 1990
at the end there is footage of a King Kong being played

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Pinball Repairs / Problems & Assistance / Re: The last pinball doctors
« Last post by ddstoys on January 13, 2018, 01:27:26 PM »
I often wonder if the new machines will be repairable or thrown away?   With the money people spend I’m sure they will want them repairs but highly unlikely they will be serviceable in 20 years time


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Parts wanted / Re: Wanted - Boards and Backglass for Bally Future Spa
« Last post by Klondike on January 13, 2018, 01:18:28 PM »
Yes I have, they don't have them.
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