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Offline Mr Pinbologist

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Re: Stern Lightning tidy up
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2017, 06:43:48 AM »
I'm on the home stretch now, playfield work now complete, having just finished refurbishing all of the lamp sockets  #*#


Time to plug the p/f in for testing and fix any issues found.. looking pretty good so far, with not as much work needed as i thought it would need, mostly just some switch cleaning/adjusting.
 



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Re: Stern Lightning tidy up
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2017, 07:38:21 PM »
Video does not work  @@^
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Re: Stern Lightning tidy up
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2017, 05:54:52 AM »
Video does not work  @@^

Weird.. i can see it on My pc but not on my smart phone  !@#



EDIT' Try it now.. vid was set to private, changed it to unlisted and i can see it on my smartphone now!
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Re: Stern Lightning tidy up
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2017, 07:45:24 PM »
Looking good mate


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Re: Stern Lightning tidy up
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2017, 06:54:36 AM »
Very nice ! Busy playfield, but the overall art package is impressive.
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Re: Stern Lightning tidy up
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2017, 09:00:42 AM »
I'm on the home stretch now, playfield work now complete, having just finished refurbishing all of the lamp sockets  #*#


I was curious, what do you do to refurbish the lamp sockets?

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Re: Stern Lightning tidy up
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2017, 06:14:06 AM »
I'm on the home stretch now, playfield work now complete, having just finished refurbishing all of the lamp sockets  #*#


I was curious, what do you do to refurbish the lamp sockets?

I remove them, clean them up inside where the lamp fits in and solder the base where they are often loose and spinning. I also usually solder the wire directly to the center pin instead of the solder lug.

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Re: Stern Lightning tidy up
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2017, 04:29:58 PM »
Final update;


Playfield was installed into the cabinet a week ago, and after several days of final testing the game is now complete  #*# ... well complete except for the non working speech board which i'm hoping i can repair  @@^


The game was picked up this morning, minus the speech board as the game doesn't need it to play, i'll fit it at a later date if it can be repaired.


The game has turned out pretty well for a game that was destined to be scrapped for parts if i had bought it when it was originally offered to me! Until Ian put up his hand for it, i had plans of using the boards and parts for a test fixture. As far as i was concerned at the time we got it, it was worthless, with a worn out playfield, dead speech board and no backglass! Thanks again to Nino for selling Ian the playfield that is currently in the game, and saving me from a world of hurt trying to restore the original one!!


It's good though to see it up and running again and playing well. the translite doesn't look as good as a proper backglass, but its way better than no backglass at all (or the painted piece of glass that was in the game when we got it  %.%

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Re: Stern Lightning tidy up
« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2017, 04:32:28 PM »
One last pic of the game set up in Ian's lineup!


Apologies for the crappy pic from my crappy smartphone.. will get some better pics later on and post them  *%*

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Re: Stern Lightning tidy up
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2017, 09:55:10 AM »
Very nice work there mate. You never know, the backglass might be reproduced in the future. The game can now be enjoyed rather than parted out. Like you, Mitch, I could never bring myself to part out a machine.
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