Bram Stokers Dracula Club....Welcome to the Carpathians

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Bram Stokers Dracula Club....Welcome to the Carpathians


By shacklersrevenge

5 years ago



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#5301 16 days ago
Quoted from Robertstone0407:

I offer this finish for anyone looking. It looks mostly black but has a great red flake

I like that! I'll have to see if my local guys can do it.

#5302 15 days ago
Quoted from cheshirefilms:

Hi friends- anyone have an extra of the purple under-village plastic in nice condition after swapping in new plastics- the one which has the round hole for the wire form? See attached. Mine is kind of toast- this is a pic from the internet.

I'm looking for one of these left-side plastics too - mine's cracked in a couple of spots but don't want to get an entire new set of plastics if someone wants to part with theirs. Thanks!

#5303 15 days ago
Quoted from neverahighscore:

Nice. Is the trim color black?

Quoted from mollyspub:

Sure hope so! Wouldn't want to ruin it with red trim!

You two should get a room

#5304 15 days ago
Quoted from Medisinyl:

Are you missing the clear plastic in the attached picture? (looks like it's missing in your photo). Likely the answer. Someone on Etsy sells replacements.

@medisinyl

Do you have a picture of how that plastic is supposed to go on the coffin ramp? My machine is also missing a plastic there and I have the same issues (hard to consistently hit the coffin loop.)

#5305 15 days ago
Quoted from hotquac:

medisinyl
Do you have a picture of how that plastic is supposed to go on the coffin ramp? My machine is also missing a plastic there and I have the same issues (hard to consistently hit the coffin loop.)

I have the following photo from my BSD and circled the clear plastic that goes on top of the coffin ramp. Hopefully this helps you out.

Gord

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#5306 12 days ago

For the coffin mod, just curious, which flashers illuminate the coffin once the light board is removed? Are they under the playfield? This picture isn't mine, just need to be ready when it gets here.

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#5307 11 days ago

I still have two 3D tombstone covers left if anybody is interested...one repro and one original.

#5308 10 days ago
Quoted from cheshirefilms:

For the coffin mod, just curious, which flashers illuminate the coffin once the light board is removed? Are they under the playfield? This picture isn't mine, just need to be ready when it gets here.

Got this prepped now and the answer to the coffin flasher location question became obvious. Wondering though about the two tall posts in the back though. Right now, they seem to hold the coffin assembly in, but they look fugly. Do people typically replace them with smaller standoffs?

#5309 9 days ago
Quoted from cheshirefilms:

Got this prepped now and the answer to the coffin flasher location question became obvious. Wondering though about the two tall posts in the back though. Right now, they seem to hold the coffin assembly in, but they look fugly. Do people typically replace them with smaller standoffs?

Sorry for the delay in getting your answers, bud! Btw, has yours shown up yet?

I'm not sure about the standoffs.. but to answer your other question (sort of) the mods are cast in red so no need for red flashers.

#5310 8 days ago
Quoted from pinball_customs:

Sorry for the delay in getting your answers, bud! Btw, has yours shown up yet?
I'm not sure about the standoffs.. but to answer your other question (sort of) the mods are cast in red so no need for red flashers.

Not yet- today, I hope. By standoffs I mean these in the back. Does the cover fit over these as well? If not, I guess I have to track down a screw with the same thread size/length to keep the coffin locked down. As they are now, these look kind of fugly.

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#5311 8 days ago
Quoted from cheshirefilms:

Not yet- today, I hope. By standoffs I mean these in the back. Does the cover fit over these as well? If not, I guess I have to track down a screw with the same thread size/length to keep the coffin locked down. As they are now, these look kind of fugly.

Oh! Those can stay, they're hidden by the mod.

#5312 8 days ago
Quoted from pinball_customs:

Oh! Those can stay, they're hidden by the mod.

Oh Brock, you are a sick, sick man. I don't blame you for abandoning the torches, either. This shiznit is already over the top.

Of course, you *could* create a modular Carfax Abbey arch- where the boxes of earth are delivered in the movie- to attach to the hidden standoffs, to replace the tombstone and re-conceal from player view the ramp diverter. No plugged-in parts required

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#5313 7 days ago
Quoted from cheshirefilms:

Oh Brock, you are a sick, sick man. I don't blame you for abandoning the torches, either. This shiznit is already over the top.
Of course, you *could* create a modular Carfax Abbey arch- where the boxes of earth are delivered in the movie- to attach to the hidden standoffs, to replace the tombstone and re-conceal from player view the ramp diverter. No plugged-in parts required

Glad you like it!! You can put the tombstone back on so you can see the lock lights.

#5314 7 days ago
Quoted from pinball_customs:

Glad you like it!! You can put the tombstone back on so you can see the lock lights.

Nah, that tombstone was just as fugly as the coffin and had nothing to do with the movie- I don't think we even see a single tombstone in the movie, let alone that one.

I tried dressing it up with fire LEDs and torches, but even that was like putting makeup on a pig. And it's not like you can see the castle lock lights.

Thematically it would be better to put another piece of the movie back in, instead. Get those creative juices flowing again!!

#5315 7 days ago

now you have to get a custom inserts that says "crate multiball" and "crate lock" to replace the coffin ones.

#5316 7 days ago
Quoted from weaverj:

now you have to get a custom inserts that says "crate multiball" and "crate lock" to replace the coffin ones.

The boxes of earth Drac uses by day are synonymous with coffins- for purposes of the movie.

#5317 7 days ago

it's a crate!

#5318 7 days ago

Under coffin UV light mode, my brother use UV reactive paint, it really looks cool!!

Gustavo

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#5319 7 days ago
Quoted from Haggy38:

Under coffin UV light mode, my brother use UV reactive pain, it really looks cool!!

Gustavo

That is awesome. You should put Mylar or something over it so it lasts longer. Very cool.

#5320 7 days ago
Quoted from aobrien5:

That is awesome. You should put Mylar or something over it so it lasts longer. Very cool.

Thanks, thats a great idea, I got some mylar around here!

Gustavo

#5321 7 days ago
Quoted from Haggy38:

Thanks, thats a great idea, I got some mylar around here!
Gustavo

Remember to wax it first so it won't peel the paint off in the future!

#5322 6 days ago

very creative.

#5323 5 days ago
Quoted from aobrien5:

Remember to wax it first so it won't peel the paint off in the future!

Thanks, waxed and Mylar layer installed!

#5324 4 days ago

Just joined the club. I couldn't turn it down. The family owned it for 9 years. The family bought it from a local retailer who said it had never been routed. Cant prove it, but man the pf and cab are gorgeous.

Its got a couple of things to go thru....and good solid cleaning.

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#5325 4 days ago
Quoted from Stones:

Just joined the club. I couldn't turn it down. The family owned it for 9 years. The family bought it from a local retailer who said it had never been routed. Cant prove it, but man the pf and cab are gorgeous.
Its got a couple of things to go thru....and good solid cleaning.

Damn. Nice find! Congrats

#5326 3 days ago
Quoted from Stones:

Just joined the club. I couldn't turn it down. The family owned it for 9 years. The family bought it from a local retailer who said it had never been routed. Cant prove it, but man the pf and cab are gorgeous.
Its got a couple of things to go thru....and good solid cleaning.

Congrats great game....and the only pinball to feature two Oscar winners and a Grammy winner on the bg!

#5327 3 days ago

I can proudly say im the owner of the last BSD playfield done by HSA

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#5328 3 days ago

shooter lane looks siiick.

#5329 2 days ago

Ok guys....Im a rookie at this stuff ...I just sent this to a friend and thought i would post here

Ok, BSD, problem with the left sling. Coil fires in test mode but will not pop when the ball hits it. Tested the left sling while playing a game....sling wont fire when i push on it. Credit dot is saying check left sling.

Any help greatly appreciated

#5330 2 days ago

Check the two contacts are not touching, or so far apart they don’t make contact

#5331 2 days ago
Quoted from smiley:

Check the two contacts are not touching, or so far apart they don’t make contact

I will check here shortly....

#5332 2 days ago
Quoted from smiley:

Check the two contacts are not touching, or so far apart they don’t make contact

I should have known that....got it fixed! Thx!

#5333 2 days ago

easy hobby.

#5334 1 day ago

I'm excited to say that I'm new to the forum and new to the Dracula club! It's my first pin, I bought it from a nice guy who had it in his living room for the past 12 years. The plunger is a little weak, a few bulbs are out, two of the three center targets don't work, some rubbers are pretty worn, and the playfield could use a good cleaning, but overall it's in great shape and totally playable as-is.

I got Simple Green for the playfield cleaning, I'm nervous, never done any maintenance on a pin before.

Also looking for any general tips to reduce noise, I haven't gotten any complaints but the bumpers and slings are a little loud for the apartment!
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#5335 1 day ago

only thing you can do is keep the glass on.

#5336 1 day ago
Quoted from jeffdill:

I'm excited to say that I'm new to the forum and new to the Dracula club! It's my first pin, I bought it from a nice guy who had it in his living room for the past 12 years. The plunger is a little weak, a few bulbs are out, two of the three center targets don't work, some rubbers are pretty worn, and the playfield could use a good cleaning, but overall it's in great shape and totally playable as-is.
I got Simple Green for the playfield cleaning, I'm nervous, never done any maintenance on a pin before.
Also looking for any general tips to reduce noise, I haven't gotten any complaints but the bumpers and slings are a little loud for the apartment!

Welcome!

Don't use simple green on the playfield. Follow this guide: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/cleaning-and-waxing-pinball-machines-vids-guide/

#5337 1 day ago

Ah thanks. I've done a couple searches and seen people say it's totally fine to use, but i'll read through this guide. I don't need a deep clean, just enough to get all the dirt off.

#5338 1 day ago
Quoted from jeffdill:

Ah thanks. I've done a couple searches and seen people say it's totally fine to use, but i'll read through this guide. I don't need a deep clean, just enough to get all the dirt off.

CP 100 will give you the results your looking for. Also works well on ramps and rubbers.

#5339 9 hours ago
Quoted from jeffdill:

I'm excited to say that I'm new to the forum and new to the Dracula club! It's my first pin, I bought it from a nice guy who had it in his living room for the past 12 years. The plunger is a little weak, a few bulbs are out, two of the three center targets don't work, some rubbers are pretty worn, and the playfield could use a good cleaning, but overall it's in great shape and totally playable as-is.
I got Simple Green for the playfield cleaning, I'm nervous, never done any maintenance on a pin before.
Also looking for any general tips to reduce noise, I haven't gotten any complaints but the bumpers and slings are a little loud for the apartment!

I use material used for dampening road noise in cars, almost like a blanket. Just lay it allong the bottom covering the bottom and sides. Works really well!

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