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So you want to mouse around? Mousin' Around owners club. All welcome...


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#501 4 months ago

That machine looks great!

Congrats!!!

#502 4 months ago

Nice MA... is that an original cabinet or re-decaled?

#503 4 months ago

Software mod for Mousin Around released today. Offers alternative rules on the center ramp. See here...

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-mousin-around-software-mod#post-4713612

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#504 4 months ago
Quoted from Kerry_Richard:

Nice MA... is that an original cabinet or re-decaled?

It's been re-decaled but I'd rather that than faded! Playfield is lovely though

Really enjoying playing it so far but quick novice question, do balls ever get locked behind the mouse hole? there seem to be a few switches there but the ball only (so far) seems to pass through.

#505 4 months ago
Quoted from matt_adams:

It's been re-decaled but I'd rather that than faded! Playfield is lovely though

I totally agree!

#506 4 months ago
Quoted from matt_adams:

do balls ever get locked behind the mouse hole?

Nope.

#507 4 months ago
Quoted from dozer1:

Quoted from matt_adams:
do balls ever get locked behind the mouse hole?

Nope.

Saving that for Mousin' Around 2.0 mods

#508 4 months ago

That's weird, I'm guessing it was originally intended as there are "3 ball lock" switches there!

4 weeks later
#509 3 months ago

got my sample ball eater bracket and everything works on the bench, came out at $62.50 USD

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#510 3 months ago

Anyone know of a MA for Sale? i had a deal for one, and the seller decided not to sell, so im looking for one, any condition, lmk if you see one please.

#511 3 months ago
Quoted from swinks:

got my sample ball eater bracket and everything works on the bench, came out at $62.50 USD

let us know how it holds up to much gameplay! Will be great news for the game if this becomes FORMER unobtainium.

3 weeks later
#512 77 days ago
Quoted from cait001:

let us know how it holds up to much gameplay! Will be great news for the game if this becomes FORMER unobtainium.

got mine too . gotta be stronger than 30+yo plastic .feels looks good .new plunger/ball catcher(marco) fits nice remember- any machine is only as good as its weakest part , and I reckon I can forget about ball trap probs now

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#513 66 days ago

Anyone have a guide for where the rubbers go? I ordered a set of rubbers from Marco, but the guide that was included is just a scan of the playfield parts page in the manual, which doesn't actually show the rubber locations. As far as I know, no page in the manual shows where the rubbers go.

#514 66 days ago
Quoted from mystman12:

Anyone have a guide for where the rubbers go? I ordered a set of rubbers from Marco, but the guide that was included is just a scan of the playfield parts page in the manual, which doesn't actually show the rubber locations. As far as I know, no page in the manual shows where the rubbers go.

I had the same issue, but I ended up just using old pictures to figure out where everything went. For the most part, I think I got it right.

#515 66 days ago
Quoted from djblouw:

I had the same issue, but I ended up just using old pictures to figure out where everything went. For the most part, I think I got it right.

Airtight, I guess I'll just do that then. I should have enough photos to figure it out.

#516 65 days ago
Quoted from mystman12:

Airtight, I guess I'll just do that then. I should have enough photos to figure it out.

If you’re missing any photos, let me know.

#517 65 days ago

and if you have spare time, feel free to track down the location of each rubber and set up a proper list and map for other users

#518 63 days ago

Guys, i need some help.

My Mousin Around is currently located in our city hospital and i have to fix it.
I went there but i have no pictures to see the part that i need to get. I have seen that the drop target were not moving properly and i have seen that the guide was broken, surely due to the success of this pinball in the hospital !

This is the plastic black piece that is fixed under the playfield and that guides the drop target carrier, in the center.

I'm not sure about the reference, would it be this one : https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/545-6278-00 ?

thanks a lot

#519 62 days ago

Just picked up the prototype that has been sitting in box for almost 17 years. Original and in perfect condition. Been waiting a long time to find a perfect example and should be here in a few weeks. Might need help with this one, no battery damage as was from collector who removed the batteries, but im sure sitting this long its gonna need fine tuning. Love this game and been waiting a long time to join this club! Anyone know if there are side blades or decals?. If not will put the mirror ones in.

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#520 62 days ago

wcbrandes Nice Find! It's amazing to see the bright, brilliant red & yellow colors on that virgin cabinet.

#521 62 days ago
Quoted from BENETNATH:

Guys, i need some help.
My Mousin Around is currently located in our city hospital and i have to fix it.
I went there but i have no pictures to see the part that i need to get. I have seen that the drop target were not moving properly and i have seen that the guide was broken, surely due to the success of this pinball in the hospital !
This is the plastic black piece that is fixed under the playfield and that guides the drop target carrier, in the center.
I'm not sure about the reference, would it be this one : https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/545-6278-00 ?
thanks a lot

Yes. Either that one or the one from Little Shop of Games. I think I got mine from Little shop of games when I replaced it but had to redrill the holes a tiny bit to fit properly.
https://littleshopofgames.com/product-category/parts-by-game/parts-by-game-bally-williams/parts-by-game-bally-williams-mousin-around/

#522 62 days ago
Quoted from trumpy:

got mine too . gotta be stronger than 30+yo plastic .feels looks good .new plunger/ball catcher(marco) fits nice remember- any machine is only as good as its weakest part , and I reckon I can forget about ball trap probs now

THIS is the pinball future I have been craving! Down with unobtainium, up with getting every machine playing 100%!

#523 62 days ago
Quoted from wcbrandes:

Just picked up the prototype that has been sitting in box for almost 17 years. Original and in perfect condition. Been waiting a long time to find a perfect example and should be here in a few weeks. Might need help with this one, no battery damage as was from collector who removed the batteries, but im sure sitting this long its gonna need fine tuning. Love this game and been waiting a long time to join this club! Anyone know if there are side blades or decals?. If not will put the mirror ones in.

welcome to the club! Any play differences on the proto?

#524 62 days ago
Quoted from cait001:

welcome to the club! Any play differences on the proto?

I’m curious as well. Does anything different happen when you head to the mouse hole? Ball locks up there since there are multiple switches?

#525 62 days ago
Quoted from cait001:

welcome to the club! Any play differences on the proto?

Will let you know when I pick up from the depot, however I don't believe so. This was the final version before heading to the line.

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#526 62 days ago

These things so rare its tough to see these even at a show, and I have been to many. If there is one there its usually poor condition and only once I got to play at Pin A GoGo and had so much fun playing with some buds we spent hours. Ever since been searching high and low for something like this one!

#527 62 days ago

Are the repro trap mechanisms going to be available for the foreseeable future? One of mine is cracked at one point, and the other is broken apart in two pieces (Though they were both working fine when I played the game before checking, somehow). I'm planning on piecing them back together with some Scigrip 3, however, if that doesn't work out I'll probably go ahead and bite the bullet on these repros. Just want to be sure these will still be available later if the Scigrip fix fails a few months from now.

#528 61 days ago

no reason to remove from shapeways unless something happens to Shapeways, but if anything they just get more expensive as a new CEO recently bumped all the prices up across all materials and parts and designers are leaving in protest. I will leave my parts there until a better alternative comes

regular ball eater in blue and black
https://www.shapeways.com/product/6ZQR85GZH/ball-eater-bracket-wico-15-988200?optionId=77385175&li=marketplace
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then a upgraded option which has some larger radii as well as some other areas strengthened up - available in a range of colours
https://www.shapeways.com/product/FK8SWFXJB/ball-eater-bracket-u-wico-15-988200?optionId=82941980&li=marketplace
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trumpy has tested both and was happy with them

#529 61 days ago
Quoted from swinks:

no reason to remove from shapeways unless something happens to Shapeways, but if anything they just get more expensive as a new CEO recently bumped all the prices up across all materials and parts
regular ball eater in blue and black
https://www.shapeways.com/product/6ZQR85GZH/ball-eater-bracket-wico-15-988200?optionId=77385175&li=marketplace
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then a upgraded option which has some larger radii as well as some other areas strengthened up - available in a range of colours
https://www.shapeways.com/product/FK8SWFXJB/ball-eater-bracket-u-wico-15-988200?optionId=82941980&li=marketplace
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trumpy has tested both and was happy with them

Oh awesome, I didn't realize these were just printed on demand. Thanks!

#530 61 days ago
Quoted from mystman12:

Oh awesome, I didn't realize these were just printed on demand. Thanks!

yes made on demand, but unlike home printers these are soild laser sintered colour nylon which have almost the same qualities of the original brackets

#531 61 days ago

Quick questions about fuses. First off, what type of fuse should be put in the flipper slots under the playfield? I can't seem to find anything on these in the manual. Second, what type of fuse is supposed to go in the F4 slot on the auxiliary driver board? In the manual (The one downloaded from the IPDB) it says it should be 2 1/2 amps, but on the sheet inside the cabinet it says F4 should be 2 amps. Which is right?

#532 60 days ago
Quoted from mystman12:

Quick questions about fuses. First off, what type of fuse should be put in the flipper slots under the playfield? I can't seem to find anything on these in the manual. Second, what type of fuse is supposed to go in the F4 slot on the auxiliary driver board? In the manual (The one downloaded from the IPDB) it says it should be 2 1/2 amps, but on the sheet inside the cabinet it says F4 should be 2 amps. Which is right?

Any help? I'm about to order some fuses and I want to make sure I've got all that I need.

Edit: Also, are all the fuses supposed to be slow blows? The manual has them all marked as S-B, but it seems kind of weird to me that there wouldn't be any fast blow fuses. I'm wondering if I'm misinterpreting something in the manual.

#533 60 days ago
Quoted from mystman12:

Oh awesome, I didn't realize these were just printed on demand. Thanks!

yes , and I can verify they FIT PERFECT!! different colors too!!!!!!!! with used plunger(yellow ball catcher) and the new one from marco . thanks again swinks for making it possible to own unbroken ball catchers. a machine is only as good as its weakest part

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#534 60 days ago
Quoted from wcbrandes:

Just picked up the prototype that has been sitting in box for almost 17 years. Original and in perfect condition. Been waiting a long time to find a perfect example and should be here in a few weeks. Might need help with this one, no battery damage as was from collector who removed the batteries, but im sure sitting this long its gonna need fine tuning. Love this game and been waiting a long time to join this club! Anyone know if there are side blades or decals?. If not will put the mirror ones in.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

well done . im jealous . just wondering , do all mousin' around's have "red" single lamp pcb boards? ive got 1350019 and it also has "red" boards! also wondering if your playfield says(and don't say it cant talk playfield values are doubled or playfield scores are doubled on insert lamp next to man's cigar . mine is values. and I know you wont have a shooter rod like mine . im hoping to have my very first game of my MA today after FULL resto.
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#535 60 days ago

trumpy... curious: are those new cabinet decals? If so, do you have 2 sets of plastic leg proctors on (yellow over black)? Or are they original decals which you are covering up damage?

#536 60 days ago

"playfield scores are doubled" I want that cheese plunger jelly school!

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#537 60 days ago

this thing needs to be played!

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#538 60 days ago
Quoted from Kerry_Richard:

trumpy... curious: are those new cabinet decals? If so, do you have 2 sets of plastic leg proctors on (yellow over black)? Or are they original decals which you are covering up damage?

new decals . I have found that the plastic protectors are too hard and damage decal . so now I fit a thin unbacked felt underneath . no ugly chopped up decal when you remove legs

#539 59 days ago
Quoted from wcbrandes:

"playfield scores are doubled" I want that cheese plunger jelly school!
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I had a chunk of aluminium.... and imagination ,. and a hacksaw

#540 59 days ago
Quoted from trumpy:

new decals . I have found that the plastic protectors are too hard and damage decal . so now I fit a thin unbacked felt underneath . no ugly chopped up decal when you remove legs

Use the stern plates eliminates issues and gets rid of the ugly plastic leg protectors.

#541 59 days ago

My game has these fuse holders under the playfield that are connected to the flippers. Are these factory? I can't seem to find any pictures of the game that have these present.

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#542 59 days ago

swinks I was just cleaning up the diverter mech on my Mousin', and I was thinking about the plastic part #03-8090 that it uses. Mine's still good, but I was wondering, is that something you'd ever consider modeling for Shapeways as well? It's a pretty simple piece, and I'm sure there are some people who could use one. Seems to be out of stock everywhere, and it's used in at least four different games. Would be nice for owners to know they'd be able to get a replacement if they have one that breaks.

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#543 59 days ago
Quoted from mystman12:

swinks I was just cleaning up the diverter mech on my Mousin', and I was thinking about the plastic part #03-8090 that it uses. Mine's still good, but I was wondering, is that something you'd ever consider modeling for Shapeways as well? It's a pretty simple piece, and I'm sure there are some people who could use one. Seems to be out of stock everywhere, and it's used in at least four different games. Would be nice for owners to know they'd be able to get a replacement if they have one that breaks.
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hey @mystman12 , I don't mind helping the hobby with some of these hard to find parts, but I need to borrow a sample to accurately measure up and model and then order a sample to check against. It doesn't look hard to replicate.

if someone can send me one at their postage cost, I will return it at my cost along with a Shapeways sample to test.

here are my other repro parts that are no longer unobtainable
https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace?q=swinksrepro&sort=newest

#544 59 days ago
Quoted from mystman12:

swinks I was just cleaning up the diverter mech on my Mousin', and I was thinking about the plastic part #03-8090 that it uses. Mine's still good, but I was wondering, is that something you'd ever consider modeling for Shapeways as well? It's a pretty simple piece, and I'm sure there are some people who could use one. Seems to be out of stock everywhere, and it's used in at least four different games. Would be nice for owners to know they'd be able to get a replacement if they have one that breaks.
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just bought 2 from pinballsparesaus . and being local , i'll sort swinks out loaning one , vance

#545 59 days ago
Quoted from freddy:

Use the stern plates eliminates issues and gets rid of the ugly plastic leg protectors.

stern bits , on my bally ???????? never seen them .

#547 59 days ago
Quoted from trumpy:

just bought 2 from pinballsparesaus . and being local , i'll sort swinks out loaning one , vance

thanks vance, I will reply to your pm, Shapeways will definitely be cheaper than those new ones...

#548 59 days ago

im still looking for the original molds for those parts, we talked about making new ones, will see

#549 59 days ago

i just found the mold that makes the diverter part, can someone post a pic of where it goes on the game

#550 58 days ago

Think I have seen that part on Big Guns, Police Force, & Fire. Probably Banzai Run on the upper PF pop up between flippers. Be a good part for places to stock for sure.

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/03-8090

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