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Addams Family - Scratch Build?


By Shredder565

11 months ago



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#1451 40 days ago

When will you continue the assembly?

#1452 40 days ago
Quoted from russdx:

When will you continue the assembly?

First, when the backboard parts arrive, then when the LED stuff arrives for thing. I will try my darndest to get the back board mostly setup in the next few weeks . may not be able to power it on yet, but will be getting there .

#1453 40 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

First, when the backboard parts arrive, then when the LED stuff arrives for thing. I will try my darndest to get the back board mostly setup in the next few weeks . may not be able to power it on yet, but will be getting there .

Powering it all up is pretty fulfilling!

You cant start a game, but you can test and play with the audio.

In many ways the cabinet is tougher than building a playfield.

#1454 35 days ago

THING light finally shipped, DMD gets here tomorrow.

This will be an all LED addams family.

#1455 34 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

THING light finally shipped, DMD gets here tomorrow.
This will be an all LED addams family.

Long as its all Warm white GI (no colour puke) Only exception to that is BSD (looks great in blue)
Only kidding do what ya want

#1456 34 days ago

i'm pretty sure it's all warm white

one step closer. too bad I can't power it on and see it running

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#1457 34 days ago

DJI Phantom 4 as well. fun toys. Have you flown the Mavic?

#1458 34 days ago

Its going to look beautiful when its done

Want to sell it?? lol

#1459 34 days ago
Quoted from Pin-Pilot:

DJI Phantom 4 as well. fun toys. Have you flown the Mavic?

Nope. only one drone, and I don't get it up as much as I'd like. i'm still scared to death of power failures or other things making it fall and crash .
I still want to take it up near a cliff that has an awesome view of NYC one of these days and try and get some fall colors in .

#1460 34 days ago
Quoted from Dan1733:

Its going to look beautiful when its done
Want to sell it?? lol

I plan to keep it till I die . Too many arcades gone due to closures, fires, or other natural disasters . At least I think In the Swing and Barnacle Bills is still around .

#1461 34 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

Nope. only one drone, and I don't get it up as much as I'd like. i'm still scared to death of power failures or other things making it fall and crash .
I still want to take it up near a cliff that has an awesome view of NYC one of these days and try and get some fall colors in .

I sold my Phantom 3 and bought a Mavic Pro. So compact and it flies better than the Phantom. Faster with longer range. The best part is its size and portability.

DJI is a good product. Never had any problems with it crashing unless I did something stupid.

Nice Neighborhood.

Here is a video I put together a few years ago sailing off the coast of So Cal.

#1462 34 days ago
Quoted from russdx:

Long as its all Warm white GI (no colour puke) Only exception to that is BSD (looks great in blue)
Only kidding do what ya want

Fully agree on that

#1463 34 days ago
Quoted from Pin-Pilot:

I sold my Phantom 3 and bought a Mavic Pro. So compact and it flies better than the Phantom. Faster with longer range. The best part is its size and portability.
DJI is a good product. Never had any problems with it crashing unless I did something stupid.
Nice Neighborhood.
Here is a video I put together a few years ago sailing off the coast of So Cal.

far nicer locals . you can tell i'm still not comfy with it going anywhere other than above my head .

#1464 33 days ago

The HEP this week thread will be doing a video of a TAF restore , perhaps you should a peek! He's the God of Pinball restoration

#1465 33 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

and I don't get it up as much as I'd like.

That's what she said

#1466 33 days ago
Quoted from WJxxxx:

That's what she said

maybe one day,but not yet...sigh. short and beardless don't attract 'em .

#1467 33 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

maybe one day,but not yet...sigh. short and beardless don't attract 'em

Never held me back. Granted, now I've got a sweet beard and I've been married for 25 years...so.....

#1468 33 days ago
Quoted from ThatOneDude:

Never held me back. Granted, now I've got a sweet beard and I've been married for 25 years...so.....

always had a feeling I'd have better luck abroad than in the US. feel like women are a bit less picky abroad. If you look at US facebook husband photos, most are about a foot taller than the girl and bearded. ladies def have a type ;o).

luckily, I have projects to keep me from focusing on other great mysteries of the universe .

#1469 33 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

always had a feeling I'd have better luck abroad than in the US. feel like women are a bit less picky abroad. If you look at US facebook husband photos, most are about a foot taller than the girl and bearded. ladies def have a type ;o).
luckily, I have projects to keep me from focusing on other great mysteries of the universe .

Gotta Luv those bearded ladies...

#1470 33 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Gotta Luv those bearded ladies...

at this point, I might not turn one down for dinner

#1471 33 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

always had a feeling I'd have better luck abroad than in the US. feel like women are a bit less picky abroad. If you look at US facebook husband photos, most are about a foot taller than the girl and bearded. ladies def have a type ;o).

I'm shorter than my wife. I'm sure that dating in the time of the plague isn't easy. Good luck, sir. We're rooting for you!

#1472 33 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

always had a feeling I'd have better luck abroad than in the US. feel like women are a bit less picky abroad. If you look at US facebook husband photos, most are about a foot taller than the girl and bearded. ladies def have a type ;o).
luckily, I have projects to keep me from focusing on other great mysteries of the universe .

They ain’t that fussy over here

#1473 33 days ago

the other part is that the only time I see someone long enough to form a relationship seems to be at doctors offices heh.
can't ask someone out with a 1 second hi at a food store ;o).

maybe one day :/.

nice to be able to keep most of my paycheck this week. nothing 'urgent' to buy for pinball. and nothing else is giving me issues. hopefully this trend holds for a few weeks .

THING arrives tomorrow as do my back boards.

#1474 32 days ago

Did your loom come with switches attached? Or do you need to solder then on

#1475 31 days ago
Quoted from russdx:

Did your loom come with switches attached? Or do you need to solder then on

Might be a few on there.
I still havn't really taken it loose and inventorying it yet. will save that for absolute last .

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wonderful post office reliability. nothing today heh.

#1476 31 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

Might be a few on there.
I still havn't really taken it loose and inventorying it yet. will save that for absolute last .
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wonderful post office reliability. nothing today heh.

Looks like the switches are there!

#1477 31 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Looks like the switches are there!

And the single lamps looking at the photo

#1478 29 days ago

So, how do I install the LB without drilling through the thing plates ?

also have to figure out how to install the back boards properly.

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#1479 29 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

also have to figure out how to install the back boards properly.
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Look for part 20-9534.
You need 31 pieces.
And of course screws: 4008-01017-08.

#1480 29 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

So, how do I install the LB without drilling through the thing plates ?
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Try this: 4106-01115-06.

#1481 29 days ago
Quoted from Davi:

Try this: 4106-01115-06.

hmm, two in stock one out over on marco. will try some this week .

#1482 29 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

hmm, two in stock one out over on marco. will try some this week .

The original part number is out of stock. This is the replacement part:
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/4008-01003-08

#1483 29 days ago

forgot about the ones i had left over from the playfield build.

that just about works for a more or less complete thing panel set .

really wish i could turn it on

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#1484 29 days ago
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#1485 28 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

forgot about the ones i had left over from the playfield build.
that just about works for a more or less complete thing panel set .
really wish i could turn it on
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You will get there.

Get the lower cabinet transformer power and cables set up.

That way you can flip the power switch and see power on your meter!

#1486 27 days ago

doesn't the backboards swing out? Not the cpu board, but the light board to get to the cpu?

does that look right?

Standoff clip #20-9534
Weight: 0.06 oz
Dimensions: 0.5 X 0.25 X 1
31
$1.89 $58.59
Machine Screw 8-32 x 1/2" p-ph-sems #4008-01003-08
Weight: 0.07 oz
Dimensions: 0.31 X 0.31 X 0.6
31
$0.15 $0.10 $3.10

#1487 27 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

doesn't the backboards swing out? Not the cpu board, but the light board to get to the cpu?
does that look right?
Standoff clip #20-9534
Weight: 0.06 oz
Dimensions: 0.5 X 0.25 X 1
31
$1.89 $58.59
Machine Screw 8-32 x 1/2" p-ph-sems #4008-01003-08
Weight: 0.07 oz
Dimensions: 0.31 X 0.31 X 0.6
31
$0.15 $0.10 $3.10

The lightboard definitely swings out. its hinged on the left side and latched on the right.

Its one of the last things i install. It can get in the way while testing.

#1488 27 days ago

You have the stand off clips already ......i sent them with the cpu board as well as screws but i mentioned they were a different length but will still work.

#1489 27 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

doesn't the backboards swing out? Not the cpu board, but the light board to get to the cpu?

The official name that you'll find in the documentation for the light board is "insert". It's attached to the backbox with an idiosyncratic hinge system made up of these parts, which you can find on Marco:

Upper insert hinge assy, A-12497, attaches to top left corner of insert
Lower insert hinge assy, A-12498, attaches to bottom left corner of insert
Insert hinge mounting bracket, 01-6571, qty 2, attach to the inside left side wall of the backbox, mate with the hinge assy's

There's also a latch assembly that goes on the right side:

Insert top bracket, 01-6652
Insert latch, 01-6655
Insert stop bracket, 01-9047, qty 2

All of those seem nigh impossible to buy, so you might have to MacGuyver something out of sheet metal or 3D printing. I have a couple of machines from the same era that have the same parts, so I can post some pictures of those if it would be helpful.

#1490 27 days ago

Love this thread... The Addams Family that waa Pinside built

#1491 26 days ago
Quoted from Stretch7:

You have the stand off clips already ......i sent them with the cpu board as well as screws but i mentioned they were a different length but will still work.

I almost forgot about that bag. it fell out and was sitting almost under the desk. my bad. lot going on here last few days . Stupid virus changing rules every 2 months :/...

#1492 26 days ago
Quoted from mjr:

All of those seem nigh impossible to buy, so you might have to MacGuyver something out of sheet metal or 3D printing. I have a couple of machines from the same era that have the same parts, so I can post some pictures of those if it would be helpful.

if the parts are hard to find, i wouldn't mind sending stls to send cut send, or shapeways if needed.

#1493 26 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

if the parts are hard to find, i wouldn't mind sending stls to send cut send, or shapeways if needed.

Paul at virtuapin might have them

#1494 26 days ago

sendcutsend is awesome. I had them cut a set of Scared Stiff guides.

#1495 25 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

if the parts are hard to find, i wouldn't mind sending stls to send cut send, or shapeways if needed.

Send-cut-send would be a great solution if you can't find them in stock anywhere. They're all flat sheet-metal parts with one 90-degree bend each, so they'd be simple to bend into shape after laser cutting.

#1496 22 days ago

So, I was thinking of what to tackle next. I think the hardest/most annoying part would be inserting the playfield in.
since most people seem to leave the light board insert and and cpu insert last.

At least If I can get this done on the first try, it's one less hard thing to do.
what part numbers do I need for the job? haven't looked at the manual in a month or two heh.

#1497 22 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

So, I was thinking of what to tackle next. I think the hardest/most annoying part would be inserting the playfield in.
since most people seem to leave the light board insert and and cpu insert last.
At least If I can get this done on the first try, it's one less hard thing to do.
what part numbers do I need for the job? haven't looked at the manual in a month or two heh.

The first thing to do is finish the cabinet and get the game running and displayed on the screen.
This includes the light board, all of the circuit boards, the sound system, all of the power connections, all of the cabinet switches, the interconnect board, the plumb bob, and the door switch.

All of this is needed first to troubleshoot and build the playfield.

The playfield is built in layers upon a working cabinet with the playfield mounted on a rotisserie next to the cabinet.

First however all of the playfield mounting brackets are installed to test fit it into the cabinet. This is generally done before anything is installed onto the playfield in case adjustments are needed. Sometimes the playfield rubs the sides or isnt level and needs adjustment.

The wires are plenty long enough to plug into the cpu and driver board with the playfield to the side of the cabinet.

You use the CPU in test mode to check all of the GI wiring and switches, then the mechs.

You have to be able to flip a ball on the playfield before you install the playfield in the game.

The ramps go in after the playfield is installed into the cabinet.

#1498 21 days ago

I was hoping for something a little cheaper to work on next ...and cabinet rotators would have seemed like a first up heh.

I guessI could look for more of the electronics/plugs side of things and hope they are under $200.

#1499 20 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

So, I was thinking of what to tackle next. I think the hardest/most annoying part would be inserting the playfield in.
what part numbers do I need for the job?

01-8726-L-1 Playfield holder bracket left
01-8726-R-1 Playfield holder bracket right
02-4329 Pivot nut, 1/2", qty 2
4322-01123-20B Carriage bolt, 3/8-16 x 1-1/4", black, qty 2

(TAFG lists a slightly different version of the carriage bolt, 4322-01176-20B, but Marco doesn't carry that one.)

The 01-8726 brackets attach to the underside of the playfield - look for pair of pre-drilled T-nut holes at about 12" from the back on either side. Use suitable machine screws with the T-nuts, and use wood screws in the other four holes in each bracket. (These brackets carry the entire weight of the playfield when it's tilted up, so they need to be solidly attached.) For the pivot nuts, this looks like a fine reference for the drilling locations:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/hep-this-week-9-17-18/page/32?fbclid=IwAR1y3PiAJPzkPbmhHNdVLiKhEHrsXX78stZSZnt3xFnyqA32UqYF4ovt4pg#post-4728213

Oh, and you'll also need the hanger brackets, 01-8419, quantity 2, which attach at the front end of hook onto the lockdown bar receiver. That's what holds the playfield up at the front end when it's in normal playing position.

#1500 18 days ago

ordered and ready.

I think it might be easier to find a piece of wood the exact size and dimensions of the playfield so I don't have to take things off to make it easier to install properly. then I'll just put the real thing in.

Bracket - playfield hold down 01-8419 2 $8.50 $17.00
Bolt 3/8-16 x 1-1/4" carriage bolt black 4322-01123-20B 2 $0.69 $1.38
Pivot Nut 1/2 inch 02-4329 2 $2.79 $5.58
Bracket - playfield holder 01-8726-R-1 1 $6.00 $6.00
Bracket - playfield holder 01-8726-L-1 1 $6.99 $6.99
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