Hello to all
A short update to the F-14 Tom Cat playfields.
First I want to apologize for the bad delay.
We are in a bad situation not able to do our actual work.
Since October we have rented a new facility, having to install electric, build up walls for paint booth, incoming, outgoing air channels and
curing rooms, setting up milling machines and the new sanding machine with vacuum unit and getting all the machinery moved over.
We had a lot of delays with the suppling companies for machinery, delay from week to week to months.
At the same time we needed to keep up the production for Pinball Brothers, Alien, and start the new model Queen.
Supply shops worldwide with spare parts. We are all exhausted, the work grew over our heads.
At the same time my Father was hit with a stroke, living alone, My wife and me had to also take care of him, he is now
able to walk a few steps and is making good progress. We had to quit his apartment and move all out, do wall work, taking out the complete kitchen until end of this month.
It is nearly done, 1 truck load to go, the land lord has inspected the apartment and is satisfied with our work. On Tuesday we will hand over keys.
The new facility is nearly built up so that we can at least start working, tomorrow we will do the electric for the incoming air, there is a heating system so we can also do clear coating in winter.
There is still a lot that needs to be done and I’m sure that while we are working we will need to do some changes, but the biggest job is done and we can start doing our work on playfields
very soon. We will not have to rely on the paint shop anymore and we have the control over the primer and clear coat work. F-14 will be the first boards that will receive primer
in the new facility, looking forward.
I want to express our heartily thanks to you all for your patients, we highly appreciate it.
Regards from Hamburg
Leon, Ron and Peter