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The Addams Family Club (TAF) | Members & Fans Welcome

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#3851 11 months ago

I don't understand why the secrecy. For anyone interested here's the info.
https://drpinball.co.uk/pages/dmd-extender

#3852 11 months ago

Double post

#3853 11 months ago

A friend just got a TAF and it had very early software in it, wanting to upgrade it for him, but there are so many versions, hoping to get a consensus opinion on which is the preferred revision. Also curious if you should run the Gold software in a standard game, and if so which version of that is preferred??

#3854 11 months ago
Quoted from CLEllison:

I don't understand why the secrecy. For anyone interested here's the info.
https://drpinball.co.uk/pages/dmd-extender

What secrecy? There is no secrecy. i disclosed that it was drpinball.co.uk in my post.

#3855 11 months ago

Made a custom anti-dust cover for my TOM and Addams. 3D printed magnets holder to fix on the pinball side rails.
Very quick to place and take off. High quality print on PVC banner.

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#3856 11 months ago

Some pictures of my modded addams. Added Gomez and 2 spotlights to light cemetery area.

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#3857 11 months ago

I was having a few issues with my bookcase optos not registering so I decided to just replace the opto boards because the originals had some hacks on them. Now they don’t work at all. I’ve checked all the other optos in the game and they register good. All the switches in the matrix work too. Swapped out another bookcase asemblu and it worked. Swapped the unworking one into another game and still doesn’t work. I’ve checked continuity and everything is fine. I also swapped out a few 7-opto boards to see if it was a board problem. Still no change. I’m stumped here

#3858 11 months ago
Quoted from Its_me_aj:

I was having a few issues with my bookcase optos not registering so I decided to just replace the opto boards because the originals had some hacks on them.

I don't have experience with that issue, but it sounds like the hacks on the original opto board were to correspond with some changes on the bookcase optos. Since you have 2 of them, compare the wiring and I expect you will find some differences in the non working bookcase. (or maybe incorrect parts)

#3859 10 months ago

After a few nights of work, I finally figure out that it’s a bad replacement bookcase opto board. Put the original back in and it kinda worked. I guess I’ll just get the parts to rebuild it, and see what I need to do with this new one.

I finished the top side cleaning of the game, and now I’ll start on the underside. The only thing I need to figure out now is why the chair and swamp kick out are weak. Hopefully a good cleaning will help

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#3860 10 months ago

The only thing I need to figure out now is why the chair and swamp kick out are weak. Hopefully a good cleaning will help

Probably dust in the coil sleeve, worn coil stop or a mushroomed metal plunger...or all three combined Check those things and they should be stronger again.

#3861 10 months ago

If your TAF is anything like mine "was" ..... everything was worn out. Weak everything. I rebuilt everything minus thing and it's a snappy guy again.
Make sure you have a pitch of at least 7.2 degrees (it'll help mitigate potential feed issues from Thing to swamp) and ball hang ups behind the book case.
Coil sleeve kit
Coil stops
Plungers
rubber coil stops
Full armatures for sling shots
Pop bumpers - everything minus pop caps. (see manual for parts break down)

#3862 10 months ago
Quoted from gac:

What secrecy? There is no secrecy. i disclosed that it was drpinball.co.uk in my post.

What screen did you use?

#3863 10 months ago
Quoted from SeaLawyer:

What screen did you use?

I can't tell you... it's a secret. JK I am told that the screen is a 4.3 inch mini LCD screen from a car reversing system. The mod creator (drpinball.co.uk) provided everything in the kit.

#3864 10 months ago

Hi all.

I am trying to get an understanding of how the chair, vault and swamp holes are lit by LEDs.

Can't imagine an LED bulb is seated inside the scoop as the ball would break it wouldn't it?

Does anyone have a picture of or could explain what these mods look like and how they are fitted as I am interested in building my own

Thanks

#3865 10 months ago

The LEDs sit in the corner of the rectangular scoop. Because the ball is round it won‘t touch the LEDs.

#3866 10 months ago
Quoted from Carl71:

Hi all.
I am trying to get an understanding of how the chair, vault and swamp holes are lit by LEDs.
Can't imagine an LED bulb is seated inside the scoop as the ball would break it wouldn't it?
Does anyone have a picture of or could explain what these mods look like and how they are fitted as I am interested in building my own
Thanks

LEDs do not have to be in scoop. They are mounted to the bottom of the play field and aimed into an opening in the holes/scoops.

#3867 10 months ago
Quoted from gac:

LEDs do not have to be in scoop. They are mounted to the bottom of the play field and aimed into an opening in the holes/scoops.

This.

If it’s done properly, at least in the case of the chair and swamp, the metal scoop is removed and a regular bulb holder is screwed onto the bottom of the playfield, pointing towards the hole. When the scoop is refitted the light shines from that area, without you being able to see the bulb.

The wires usually exit to the side of the scoop, well clear of where the ball goes.

On some of the holes - the THING ramp and vault - you can’t easily do this so you have to shine the bulb through the gap in the metal.

#3868 10 months ago
Quoted from Carl71:

Hi all.
I am trying to get an understanding of how the chair, vault and swamp holes are lit by LEDs.
Can't imagine an LED bulb is seated inside the scoop as the ball would break it wouldn't it?
Does anyone have a picture of or could explain what these mods look like and how they are fitted as I am interested in building my own
Thanks

I remember the very first LED mod I bought. I remember opening the envelope and shook my head at my self in disgust. Bottom line most LED mods are grossly overpriced and aimed at those too lazy to solder a couple strands of wire onto a 555 pinch lamp (or LED strip) and solder a couple alligator clips on the other end.

#3869 10 months ago
Quoted from CLEllison:

I remember the very first LED mod I bought. I remember opening the envelope and shook my head at my self in disgust. Bottom line most LED mods are grossly overpriced and aimed at those too lazy to solder a couple strands of wire onto a 555 pinch lamp (or LED strip) and solder a couple alligator clips on the other end.

I do my lightning mods myself. Mods I've bought had their alligator clips removed instantly, I really don't like/trust clips when it's so easy to just solder the cables instead. Clips might fall off and/or shorting stuff due to being metal.

#3870 10 months ago

Thanks guys for the LED advice. Next question I have is about cleaning and removing scratches from playfield.

I only have Novus 3 and I heard it's really too abrasive and can scratch more. I am a keen car detailer and have a lot of Meguirs Ultimate Compound, Swirl Remover or light polishes.

Question - would these be better and safe to use on the playfield to remove scratches or should I only be using Novus 2?

Thanks

#3871 10 months ago
Quoted from Carl71:

Thanks guys for the LED advice. Next question I have is about cleaning and removing scratches from playfield.
I only have Novus 3 and I heard it's really too abrasive and can scratch more. I am a keen car detailer and have a lot of Meguirs Ultimate Compound, Swirl Remover or light polishes.
Question - would these be better and safe to use on the playfield to remove scratches or should I only be using Novus 2?
Thanks

Novus 3 is helpful on an ill maintained playfields with super ground in dirt/filth. But used on focused spots only like shooter lanes it's helpful to clean up. Novus 2 for removing plastic scratches and/or ball swirls. After that put all Novus products away and use something caranuba wax based.

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#3872 10 months ago

I just created these Addams Family cards for tommyc 's machine we are working on and thought I'd share. If you'd like me to make you a pair too, they are printed on cardstock, laminated and hand cut. $7.50 including the stamp.

Here's the link to my pinside shop:

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1256-upkick-pinball/04008-addams-family-apron-cards-

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#3873 10 months ago

Found a few typos. Can I keep them?

#3874 10 months ago
Quoted from lizzyd:

I just created these Addams Family cards for TommyC 's machine we are working on and thought I'd share. If you'd like me to make you a pair too, they are printed on cardstock, laminated and hand cut. $7.50 including the stamp.
Here's the link to my pinside shop:
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1256-upkick-pinball/04008-addams-family-apron-cards-
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Look great just bought a pair!

#3875 10 months ago

I’m looking for a full set of plastics, I’ve found them on a few sites but can’t tell if there is any difference in quality. Any positives or critiques about any of the plastics sets?

#3876 10 months ago

Help. I took my bookcase off and the plastic shaft that hold the bookcase on. Part number 02-4418, just disintegrated. I am in UK and can't seem to find a replacement. Any ideas where I can find one? Thanks

#3877 10 months ago

Hey Carl - have you tried pinball heaven!?
Www.pinball.co.uk- Phil is away until Monday

Or Andy at Pinball Maina
Www.pinpart.co.uk

You mean this

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#3878 10 months ago

Thanks for the help bit what I need is the shaft that holds the bookcase onto the mechanism. You screw the bookcase into the shaft and then the shaft goes into this white thing lol

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#3879 10 months ago
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#3880 10 months ago
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#3881 10 months ago

Sorry..

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#3882 10 months ago

Would someone be so kind as to give me the dimension of the start button location. I have a MM cabinet and Im wondering if the button is in the same spot. It looks close.

#3883 10 months ago
Quoted from Juicerc51:

Would someone be so kind as to give me the dimension of the start button location. I have a MM cabinet and Im wondering if the button is in the same spot. It looks close.

This work?
Measured from top on the outside edge of plywood since it's angle cut.
Just noticed my start label is crooked.lol

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#3884 10 months ago

Perfect. Not good news though, looks like i’ll have to fill the hole and drill a new one.

#3885 10 months ago

Macros is out of stock of the 2-4418 shaft for the TAF bookcase. Has anyone got any ideas of a solution to attach the bookcase to the lower assembly that works and provides the stability needed?

#3886 10 months ago
Quoted from Carl71:

Macros is out of stock of the 2-4418 shaft for the TAF bookcase. Has anyone got any ideas of a solution to attach the bookcase to the lower assembly that works and provides the stability needed?

Go to the Home depot and buy some rod stock and make one.

#3887 10 months ago

Is the 021448-1 longer..? if it is, could cut it to right length

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#3888 9 months ago

Finally yesterday I toured the mansion twice in one game-reading/understanding the rules makes thing easier

#3889 9 months ago
Quoted from harig:

Finally yesterday I toured the mansion twice in one game-reading/understanding the rules makes thing easier

If your primary goal is to tour the mansion the rules arent important. You can shoot the bear ramp and then fester hole. Wash rinse repeat.

#3890 9 months ago
Quoted from CLEllison:

If your primary goal is to tour the mansion the rules arent important. You can shoot the bear ramp and then fester hole. Wash rinse repeat.

yea, you are right. Seems i focused too much on Multiball, finishing the modes and used the small thing flipper too much instead of shooting the bear ramp instead...

#3891 9 months ago

Is that the way one would play TAF in a tournament - just keep relighting the next mode to get to "Tour the Mansion" as quickly and as many times as possible ?

#3892 9 months ago

Hi all, I picked up a TAF a couple weeks ago and I have a question regarding the playfield protector. I ordered one and it came in but as I was examining the playfield I noticed some transparent material (Mylar?) on the playfield in a couple wear spots. Is this an add on to the original, will putting a playfield protector on over this be ok? I am including a couple pictures to show what I mean. It's fairly subtle/low profile so maybe it would be ok but I have never put on a protector before so I just don't know. Thoughts?

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#3893 9 months ago
Quoted from glpinball:

Hi all, I picked up a TAF a couple weeks ago and I have a question regarding the playfield protector. I ordered one and it came in but as I was examining the playfield I noticed some transparent material (Mylar?) on the playfield in a couple wear spots. Is this an add on to the original, will putting a playfield protector on over this be ok? I am including a couple pictures to show what I mean. It's fairly subtle/low profile so maybe it would be ok but I have never put on a protector before so I just don't know. Thoughts?
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If you are installing a full playfield Makrolon protector you can remove all of the Mylar.

I would just freeze spray the mylar off and clean up the glue residue with rapid-tac adhesive remover.

Wipe down with naptha and apply a coat of wax.

This would be sufficient to protect the playfield from the protector itself.

#3894 9 months ago

I started to restore all The Addams Family Pinball Artworks. The idea is to do a very exahustive work with all and then do a modification about colours.

I have only a doubt, if pinball plastics can be cut at same time that they are viniled. I have to find out in my country.

I look for a results like original stock and I will rebuild hidden parts of this set.

Let´s go with plastics!

I think I compiled all pinball plastics
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For example: because I want a set like stock, I will do 2 pair of slighshoot plastics.

Greetings!

#3895 9 months ago

All "The Addams Family Pinball Plastics" (BALLY) in restoration by Zona Arcade & Mikonos.
https://www.zonaarcade.com/fotos/capturas/The%20Addams%20Family%20Pinball%20Plastics.%20In%20restoration%20Mikonos2.jpg

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#3896 9 months ago

Are you making these out of pet-g? Originals are not very durable.

I think the hard part is accurate colors that look right with the lights shining thru.

#3897 9 months ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Are you making these out of pet-g? Originals are not very durable.
I think the hard part is accurate colors that look right with the lights shining thru.

Original plastics are policarbonates. I will reproduced them in methacrylate. It is a better plastic.

I think I´m working in the best set os plastics: I´m fixing some painted and serigraphic errors, I´m working in bleedings, I´m recentring all die cut shapes, I´m getting an homegeneous colours through all pieces, etc.

I´m working all pinball: Exterior Decals, Topper, Playfield, plastics, and more.

Greetings

#3899 9 months ago

I'm wondering about copyright issues here. I like what you're doing, but have you considered making an alternative set? I guess for a lack of better term a more "original" spooky themed set? Everything done in primary black with colored image on top? Like the lower ball guide plastics done in a purple, green and black? And instead of the plain colored plastics doing this in primary black with your own images? I'm just spit balling ideas here but why reinvent the wheel when you can come up with something so much better. The Addams plastic artwork IMHO are really plain.

#3900 9 months ago

Cleaning out my vat of extra pin stuff and found a Pin-Mods LED Thing board if anyone is interested. $20 plus shipping first class should be about $3-$4.

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