(Topic ID: 240494)

Classic Stern Galaxy Club -- From a Time Before We Had Guardians.

By TractorDoc

1 year ago

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  • 20 posts
  • 11 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 64 days ago by northvibe
  • Topic is favorited by 5 Pinsiders


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  • Galaxy Stern Electronics, 1980

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#1 1 year ago

An official club for another great Classic Stern.
Pluto was and still is a planet to me. . . and this game proves it!

Share pictures, stories, questions, and anything else related to this vintage Game of the Galactic Proportions.

#2 1 year ago

I was able to snag this game at the Ohio Show this year.
I had no intention of bringing a new game home, but the seller said it had stopped working and to make him an offer. I've played Galaxy in the past and remember it as a fast, fun game. I couldn't resist a potential Classic Stern project so I threw out a number and he accepted.
We are set up and hope to start digging into the issues soon.

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#3 1 year ago

Proud Galaxy owner here!! This was the first pin I have.It was bought for $600. by my Wife and given to me for my retirement in 2011!!A nvram battery eliminator kit and LEDs make it a popper!! They also have one in Concord CA,at the Flipper Room!!!This pin was on route in Redding Ca,by the pioneer operator Stan Van!!It has since multiplied:)Have fun,B safe!!!!

#4 1 year ago

Though you might like this.
Galaxy an award winning short film from 1980

2 months later
#5 11 months ago

Ahh. This was my first pin. She's a keeper. Still need to upgrade to leds. If anyone has a Galaxy with leds that could post a Pic for us to see.. That would be awesome!

#6 11 months ago

OK,one clue,when you upgrade to LEDs you should install the Bally/Stern anti-flicker board from Marco,$48.otherwise they will strobe on you!!!!

#7 11 months ago

Yes, definitely plan on getting the anti flicker kit. Do you have pics of your galaxy lit up with leds? Wanna share?

#8 11 months ago

How many Wedge style bulbs does the playfield take? Looking to upgrade to leds and need to order correctly. Is it just the 3 for the thumper numbers?

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#9 10 months ago

I've created these custom apron cards, and am making them available for $10 per set, including US postage. I print these on a photo printer using OEM ink (no cheap third party) and OEM ultra gloss photo paper. I then cover in 3 mil clear gloss laminate, and razor cut to size.

Please PM me if interested.

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#10 8 months ago

I picked up a project (non working) galaxy a month or two ago and need to get it fixed! Hoping it is a fun game to play after listening to the slam tilt podcast, I had to find a stern electronics and I missed a few meteors so had to jump on this one

1 month later
#11 7 months ago

Just brought the game home today.

Has anyone used the Wolffpac tech displays? for the price, it seems like the best bang for the buck.

Pondering shipping the stock boards out for repair vs buying alltek boards.

Anyone have pics of the game led'ed? thinking warm white everywhere but color match inserts.

#12 6 months ago
Quoted from northvibe:

Just brought the game home today.
Has anyone used the Wolffpac tech displays? for the price, it seems like the best bang for the buck.
Pondering shipping the stock boards out for repair vs buying alltek boards.
Anyone have pics of the game led'ed? thinking warm white everywhere but color match inserts.

With older games, I use warm everywere, with the exceptions of blue, green or purple (pink) inserts. I use cool white if the lens is still colorful and color match if not. Seems all those Stern purple inserts fade away to nothing.

Regarding boards for the Bally/Stern system, I think the MPU and rectifier are no brainer to replace. In the rare instance of a MPU with no corrosion issues, I would convert to coin cell and be good.

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#13 6 months ago

I’m 90% done re pinning and molex’ing the harness in the head and I ran out of pins! Shoot.

So I opened the cab up to start the power rebuild. Ufff forgot how bad it was

New rectifier board in hand but a few connectors to repin.

Is the relay for the gi that was first to be used on this game? I can’t seem to find much info on that part

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#14 6 months ago

Love the game, had three over the years but they were always played to death.

#15 6 months ago

Saw this thread and thought I'd share. Here's my almost finished Galaxy restore. It plays really fantastic and was apparently warehoused for 30+ years so its in really great shape. I'm probably going to touch up the playfield by the right flipper where someone had it dragging, and I need to fix the player 3/4 displays still, but most of the big work is done.

I see I probably should've taken pics without the lights on reflecting off the backglass and playfield glass.... oh well
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#16 5 months ago

That galaxy looks great!

I finished pinning the head harness plugs. Just last night I repinned the rectifier plugs, and today was going to try and solder in the new rectifier board. However once that is in, then I need to get some kits for the boards themselves. I have not booted this game up so not sure what doesn’t work.....

#17 5 months ago

Fun fact*... Not all those play fields are the same, the blue in the upper part of the p/f is the tell, some are lighter blue, some dark blue (most common) but the scans do not overlay 100% leading one to assume they were subcontracted during the run.

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#18 4 months ago

Is there any place that has the spinner or anyone have a guide to make/fab/recreate?

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#19 75 days ago

what color of yellow and red is a good match for repainting a Galaxy cab ?

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#20 64 days ago

I received some rebuilt kits for the stock boards from BDE Need to work on those, but in the meantime, I also got the 3 alltek boards. It will be nice to get Galaxy up!

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