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


By mima

6 years ago



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#2980 9 months ago

I just paid for my TAF and I'm waiting for it to arrive. I can't wait!

#2982 9 months ago
Quoted from J67ab:

Switched to the clear staircase ramp, wow what a difference! Looks amazing! [quoted image]

Looks great! Where did you find one?

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#3027 8 months ago

My TAF arrived last night and I'm working on putting together a clean LED set together with all Comet product.

Here is what I have for insert lighting so far, excluding *THING*.
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I was hoping someone has an accounting of quantity and types for the GI bulbs. I'm planning on using their 2SMD frosted line.

Thanks.

#3028 8 months ago
Quoted from WhiskeyTango:

My TAF arrived last night and I'm working on putting together a clean LED set together with all Comet product.
Here is what I have for insert lighting so far, excluding *THING*.
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I was hoping someone has an accounting of quantity and types for the GI bulbs. I'm planning on using their 2SMD frosted line.
Thanks.

I'm having difficulties correlating 4 bulbs from the Lamp Locations on page 98(2-40) of the manual.
45 The Mamushka #44
58 Hit Cousin It #555
77 Thing Yellow #555
78 Thing Green #555

Are these on a plastic assembly that I keep overlooking?

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#3031 8 months ago
Quoted from Durzel:

45 and 58 are mansion insert lights that are on that diagram (bottom right)
77 and 78 are two lights above the Thing ramp which doesn't appear to be shown on that diagram for some reason. Often these manuals had mistakes or omissions.
77 and 78 are attracted to a single plastic piece above the playfield, screwed into the plastic ramp.

Damn.. 45 & 58 were right in front of my face. So comparing diagrams, 58/45 = 51/52 and 77/78 = 1/2.

Quoted from Durzel:

Regards GI count - TAF doesn't have much GI, I'd like to say you'd get away with 15 #44 bulbs and have a few spares. There are a few #555 ones to catch you out (above Thing flipper and between telephone plastic to name but two). If you're buying from Comet I would strongly recommend some even brighter GI bulbs for the back of the playfield, under the blue plastics (all #44, except the telephone one). I went with their Quasar ones and am very happy with the results. 2SMD is a good choice though all round.

Did you get any hot spots with the brighter bulbs in the back? That's the only thing I worried about right now.

#3037 8 months ago
Quoted from Durzel:

What is going on with that translite? ☹️

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#3039 8 months ago

Installed the ColorDMD LCD last night and did the THING lightboard mod today. It's wasn't bad at all.

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#3042 8 months ago
Quoted from dmacy:

If you run the ColorDMD (LCD), the new display replaces the “THING” board. Even in the brightest setting, the display lights up these as segments but not bright enough (to many). You can mod the board as above to solder in LED’s and keep low profile so you can have the brighter THING lights using original board.
Love the idea and I keep saying will do this.

It was pretty easy. The hardest part was de-casing the LEDs and bending them into shape.

#3044 8 months ago
Quoted from Durzel:

I've got a ColorDMD LCD in my TAF and it does not replace the Thing light board, nor does it try and simulate it in the software.
I had to fit it higher up than normal (per the instructions) which means when working on the machine the speaker panel has to be dropped in order to open the translite light panel (?), but that's it. The THING board in my TAF is unmolested.

I did that at first and while it barely fit, You could see the shadow of frame of the display when the game is on so I went the mod route.

#3051 8 months ago
Quoted from Durzel:

Yeah that is a bit of an issue granted. So does the modified THING board sit in front of the LCD?

Yes it does.

Quoted from PTHermes:

Yes, so it is important that you don't leave anything sticking up higher than necessary, and put a good piece of tape over the modifications so they don't leave dents in the LCD screen.

I removed the standoffs and screwed it down to be as flush as possible. To keep it from harming the LCD, I covered the back with foam sheet.

1 month later
#3131 7 months ago

My TAF was redone before it got to me, but all of the factory decals/stickers in side the game are gone. Can anyone point me to a place that shows them or snap some pictures? Thanks.

3 weeks later
#3207 6 months ago
Quoted from CLEllison:

Another shameless bump for a Thing Lamp board - c'mon guys someone has to have one they want to sell?!

I could modify your board if you want.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/bally-the-addams-family-club-tafmembers-fans-welcome/page/61#post-5039379

#3208 6 months ago
Quoted from CLEllison:

It's called ghosting. I have the same issue happening on a TAF I just got in. I'm curious what rom version you're running? For the record every machine I've put LEDs in I've installed GIOCD and LEDOCD boards. I suspect this one will also get them.

I installed both boards in my TAF and it looks great.

Per the LED OCD website, you don't need to use non-ghosting bulbs: "Standard LEDs will give the OCD board more direct control over the LEDs, but you can still use non-ghosting bulbs with some minor restrictions."

I used all Comet bulbs, 5050 Frosted for the inserts and 2SMD Frosted for the GI. Personally, I've moved to Sunlight as my GI choice and have been really happy.

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#3309 5 months ago
Quoted from amxfc3s:

are you using regular or non-ghosting LED's?

From the LEDOCD website. http://www.ledocd.com/faq_led.html

"Standard LEDs will give the OCD board more direct control over the LEDs, but you can still use non-ghosting bulbs with some minor restrictions."

3 months later
#3431 74 days ago
Quoted from Skyemont:

Can we see pics of inter side Art? Like mirror blades. I can’t find any I like.

I have mirror blades in most of my games and pulled them from my TAF. For some reason, they just didn't work for me. Planetary has a set of art blades that definitely match the existing artwork and I'm considering them.

http://www.planetarypinball.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=PP&Screen=PROD&Category_Code=GS-20&Product_Code=PPS-TAF-SIDEBD-PD

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#3507 39 days ago
Quoted from robgo777:

Hey Everyone,
If anyone wants one just let me know. If I get enough of a commitment then I will produce a batch of them. Not looking to make anything off these, just trying to help others out. Also not trying to step on anyone else's toes.. e.g. CLEllison or that other company that made them, or anyone else planning to in the future. The price per unit should only be about $10-$15 plus shipping and will come fully assembled and ready to plug and play. Looking like it will be a month or so before I get them due to manufacturer I am using having their annual "Holiday" till the end of the month.

I'd be interested in a couple at least. I have LED OCD & GI OCD boards installed, so ghosting probably won't be an issue on mine.

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