(Topic ID: 66145)

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

By tamoore

8 years ago


Topic Heartbeat

Topic Stats

  • 914 posts
  • 158 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 13 days ago by poppapin
  • Topic is favorited by 40 Pinsiders

You

Linked Games

Topic Gallery

View topic image gallery

IMG_6236 (resized).jpg
IMG_6235 (resized).jpg
IMG_6233 (resized).jpg
IMG_6234 (resized).jpg
IMG_6208 (resized).jpg
IMG_6209 (resized).jpg
IMG_6210 (resized).jpg
Screenshot_20220123-114923_Gallery (resized).jpg
Screenshot_20220123-114943_Gallery (resized).jpg
Screenshot_20220123-114830_Gallery (resized).jpg
mousin bumper (resized).png
Mousin Diverter Assy (resized).JPG
PXL_20211108_144259957~2 (resized).jpg
mouse 2 (resized).jpg
mouse (resized).jpg
pasted_image (resized).png

There are 914 posts in this topic. You are on page 17 of 19.
#801 1 year ago
Quoted from djblouw:

Looks like you hooked the white wire to the wrong tab.
If you look at the 2 & 3 target (which you said are working) the jumper from 1 & 2 should follow the same logic.[quoted image]

That was it, thanks for the help! I misread the schematic in the manual the first time which is why I got it wrong. It seems to be working great now!

#802 1 year ago
Quoted from poppapin:

Are there any custom free play cards for Mousin? I just joined the club, still have to set it up and take some pics, but the score cards are missing. I know there's a manual online but does anyone sell it. I like a paper machine manual.

Found a manual thanks to pinsider NYP, also thinking about ordering that cheesy mod!! Looks pretty cool!

#803 1 year ago

Anyone know if there's anywhere I can buy these parts found at the ends of the ramps? I'm missing the ones for the right ramp, and while think I can live without them, I'd like to be able to add them back. At the very least, I'd like to find the plastic wedge piece that is used to support the end of the right ramp, as the ramp bends down a lot without it.

PXL_20201004_201519016 (resized).jpg
#804 1 year ago
Quoted from mystman12:

Anyone know if there's anywhere I can buy these parts found at the ends of the ramps? I'm missing the ones for the right ramp, and while think I can live without them, I'd like to be able to add them back. At the very least, I'd like to find the plastic wedge piece that is used to support the end of the right ramp, as the ramp bends down a lot without it.
[quoted image]

I looked all around for those bracket replacements when I shopped mine. I couldn’t find them. Maybe this is a job for someone who has a 3D printer?

#805 1 year ago

Well, after nearly two years, I've finally gotten enough pieces to get the full Mousin' Around experience! I got a new plastic ramp from JodyG, I got the metal piece off of that eBay listing (Thankfully I was the only bidder so the price didn't go any higher!), and I replaced the switch with a universal ramp MRS from Sonic (Since I still haven't found the switch bracket). So while I'm still missing a few pieces like the parts that go at the end of the ramp, I have enough to get the game fully functional! It feels like a whole new game now!

PXL_20201010_192100565 (resized).jpgPXL_20201010_192115541 (resized).jpgPXL_20201010_192138994 (resized).jpg
#806 1 year ago
Quoted from mystman12:

Anyone know if there's anywhere I can buy these parts found at the ends of the ramps? I'm missing the ones for the right ramp, and while think I can live without them, I'd like to be able to add them back. At the very least, I'd like to find the plastic wedge piece that is used to support the end of the right ramp, as the ramp bends down a lot without it.
[quoted image]

Get those cheesy ramp caps from Upkick Pinball, then you don't need those wedges. I'll try to take pics of mine to post.

11
#807 1 year ago

Pics of Mousin with the cheesy mod thanks to Upkick Pinball.

IMG_1694 (resized).JPGIMG_1696 (resized).JPG
#808 1 year ago

My Mousin gets here tomorrow. My second one. Just ordered the cheesy mod.
First reason I got the pin is I like it. Second reason is we are looking into
Making some new parts in partner with PPS. Mouse trap mechs first. And any other parts
Needed. We have access to many of the original molds and capability of making new molds.

#809 1 year ago
Quoted from pin-pimp:

My Mousin gets here tomorrow. My second one. Just ordered the cheesy mod.
First reason I got the pin is I like it. Second reason is we are looking into
Making some new parts in partner with PPS. Mouse trap mechs first. And any other parts
Needed. We have access to many of the original molds and capability of making new molds.

Mine came with a new mouse trap mech in the cabinet bottom so have an extra one. The machine is brand new so hoping I don't need it any time soon. Was this lucky or did they come new in box with an extra mech?

#810 1 year ago

No idea but that’s the part we want to make new molds for.

#811 1 year ago

need to gauge demand for new molds to make the mouse trap blue brackets, the yellow ball catch and the coil shaft linkage that atatchs to the yellow ball catch. I have the original drawings and this project could be added to our PPS parts remake list for PPS

#812 1 year ago

also these parts are available at Shapeways as well, a little dearer but better than nothing

https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace?type=product&q=swinksmousin

mousin (resized).png
#813 1 year ago

i found the original mold for the divertor part, i can have PPS run those

#814 1 year ago

Hi i'm working with FilamentPrinting to make some coin eject buttons and i think they look pretty good. What do you guys think? What color do you think is best as this was a test run. I'm leaning towards orange or yellow personally but Jason was thinking blue with a yellow led behind it. Any input is appreciated.

pasted_image (resized).png
2 weeks later
#815 1 year ago

Thought i'd share the final coin eject buttons. I think they turned out pretty good. FilamentPrinting

20201106_050546 (resized).jpg20201106_050613 (resized).jpg20201109_130036 (resized).jpg
#816 1 year ago
Quoted from SWMurphy:

Thought i'd share the final coin eject buttons. I think they turned out pretty good. filamentprinting
[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Great Work!!

#817 1 year ago
Quoted from SWMurphy:

Thought i'd share the final coin eject buttons. I think they turned out pretty good.

Hey SWMurphy, Thanks a lot for posting. I like how they look, and the third Bally button looks great too! I'm gonna send you a PM to discuss those coin slots though.

Cheers all!
Jason

#818 1 year ago
Quoted from pin-pimp:

i found the original mold for the divertor part, i can have PPS run those

Catching up on this thread. Not sure where things stand but I’d be interested in a new diverter part.

3 weeks later
#819 1 year ago

Jody has been working on a replacement left Zip Ramp, and could use some help.
He needs another ramp to complete the model, and is offering a replacement!!!
(It also helps me!)

Reach out to him If you could use a new left Zip ramp!

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ramp-o-matic-ramp-thread/page/6#post-5997647

1 week later
#820 1 year ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Jody has been working on a replacement left Zip Ramp, and could use some help.
He needs another ramp to complete the model, and is offering a replacement!!!
(It also helps me!)
Reach out to him If you could use a new left Zip ramp!
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ramp-o-matic-ramp-thread/page/6#post-5997647

I reached out and have volunteered my ramp for use. We plan on touching base after the holidays

3 weeks later
#821 1 year ago

Hi all! Happy new owner (~1 month) of a Mousin Around. It's my first pin and I love it. Glad to see some other like minded folks.

My machine was previously updated to Vram and serviced recently, but I've cleaned/waxed the play field, bought some segmented "cheese" flippers, and bought some metal mods for the bumpers. I bought the coin eject buttons from FilamentPinball today too. Having a lot of fun with these cosmetic mods.

Does anyone have experience with these "cushioned target protectors" on eBay? Thinking about getting a set but I'm not quite sure yet...picture below for what I'm talking about.

Thanks!

Screenshot_20210105-173725~2 (resized).png
#822 1 year ago
Quoted from Cobradvs:

Hi all! Happy new owner (~1 month) of a Mousin Around. It's my first pin and I love it. Glad to see some other like minded folks.
My machine was previously updated to Vram and serviced recently, but I've cleaned/waxed the play field, bought some segmented "cheese" flippers, and bought some metal mods for the bumpers. I bought the coin eject buttons from FilamentPinball today too. Having a lot of fun with these cosmetic mods.
Does anyone have experience with these "cushioned target protectors" on eBay? Thinking about getting a set but I'm not quite sure yet...picture below for what I'm talking about.
Thanks!
[quoted image]

I bought a set and i think they are ok. I bought them for just the POW sticker and the little circle sticker and those look better then without it i think. As for the rest i removed them because they looked weird being cushioned so they made the stand up targets too thick and stick out too much under the plastics. I will say that the seller is very nice and my POW stickers were too big for the targets but i figured it wasn't worth asking for them to be fixed so i forgot about it. Well the seller reached out to me like a month later asking if they were bad because another purchaser said they didn't fir right and they wanted to check on all past sales. The seller sent new ones made to the right size free without me asking or filing a complaint. That's pretty awesome.

#823 1 year ago
Quoted from SWMurphy:

I bought a set and i think they are ok. I bought them for just the POW sticker and the little circle sticker and those look better then without it i think. As for the rest i removed them because they looked weird being cushioned so they made the stand up targets too thick and stick out too much under the plastics. I will say that the seller is very nice and my POW stickers were too big for the targets but i figured it wasn't worth asking for them to be fixed so i forgot about it. Well the seller reached out to me like a month later asking if they were bad because another purchaser said they didn't fir right and they wanted to check on all past sales. The seller sent new ones made to the right size free without me asking or filing a complaint. That's pretty awesome.

Really? Very cool. I ended up cutting and fiddling with mine like crazy- they were way too big for the targets and still don’t look right. I guess I should contact them for the correct sized ones then.

#824 1 year ago
Quoted from mIkea:

Really? Very cool. I ended up cutting and fiddling with mine like crazy- they were way too big for the targets and still don’t look right. I guess I should contact them for the correct sized ones then.

Quoted from SWMurphy:

I bought a set and i think they are ok. I bought them for just the POW sticker and the little circle sticker and those look better then without it i think. As for the rest i removed them because they looked weird being cushioned so they made the stand up targets too thick and stick out too much under the plastics. I will say that the seller is very nice and my POW stickers were too big for the targets but i figured it wasn't worth asking for them to be fixed so i forgot about it. Well the seller reached out to me like a month later asking if they were bad because another purchaser said they didn't fir right and they wanted to check on all past sales. The seller sent new ones made to the right size free without me asking or filing a complaint. That's pretty awesome.

Great feedback! Do you guys have playfield pictures? I worried about the pow stickers sticking out too much and them interfering with the playfield when they lower. Guess that's not an issue? Also, silly question but where is the circle sticker supposed to go on the playfield?

#825 1 year ago
Quoted from Cobradvs:

Great feedback! Do you guys have playfield pictures? I worried about the pow stickers sticking out too much and them interfering with the playfield when they lower. Guess that's not an issue? Also, silly question but where is the circle sticker supposed to go on the playfield?

I emailed the vendor right after I posted above and he got back to me before I got back here on Pinside. He dropped another set in the mail this morning already- excellent service for sure!

Pow decals don’t bind at all, but were way too wide so I had issues with the targets sticking to each other. I’m sure the proper sized ones will be better though.

I believe the round sticker goes on the target by the right trap. Just realized I haven’t installed it yet!

#826 1 year ago
Quoted from Cmjb13:

I reached out and have volunteered my ramp for use. We plan on touching base after the holidays

I sent the ramp last week and it has been received. I hope to have a replacement in a few weeks.

#827 1 year ago

I'm installing my Upkick cheese ramp caps and I'm noticing some inconsistencies between the left ramp and the right ramp and wondering if all machines are like this? Differences: 1) The right ramp included this ramp guard (pic 1) but the left did not. Also, the right includes this ball stop bracket (pic 2) where the right did not...I know the ramps are different roles in the game play and the ball usually files quickly out of that right ramp so maybe that's why it has the extra parts? Upkick's instructions don't mention one side differing from the other so I was just curious. Thanks!

Mousin Around Ball Guard (resized).JPGMousin Around Ball Stop Bracket (resized).JPG
#828 1 year ago
Quoted from Cobradvs:

I'm installing my Upkick cheese ramp caps and I'm noticing some inconsistencies between the left ramp and the right ramp and wondering if all machines are like this? Differences: 1) The right ramp included this ramp guard (pic 1) but the left did not. Also, the right includes this ball stop bracket (pic 2) where the right did not...I know the ramps are different roles in the game play and the ball usually files quickly out of that right ramp so maybe that's why it has the extra parts? Upkick's instructions don't mention one side differing from the other so I was just curious. Thanks!
[quoted image][quoted image]

I don't know what the ramps are supposed to have but i do know my machine came with those brackets on both the left and right ramps. I believe both sides were supposed to have them.

#829 1 year ago
Quoted from SWMurphy:

I don't know what the ramps are supposed to have but i do know my machine came with those brackets on both the left and right ramps. I believe both sides were supposed to have them.

I was able to dive into the manual this morning and indeed both sides are supposed to have these. The ball stop bracket part # is 01-9220. The other piece I believe they call the retainer plate? If so, the part # is 01-9221. I can't find a source online to get enter replacements. Does anyone know where any could be found?
PXL_20210113_143349802 (resized).jpg

#830 1 year ago
Quoted from Cobradvs:

I was able to dive into the manual this morning and indeed both sides are supposed to have these. The ball stop bracket part # is 01-9220. The other piece I believe they call the retainer plate? If so, the part # is 01-9221. I can't find a source online to get enter replacements. Does anyone know where any could be found?
[quoted image]

I would try eBay. I recall seeing one some time ago.

#831 1 year ago
Quoted from Cobradvs:

I was able to dive into the manual this morning and indeed both sides are supposed to have these. The ball stop bracket part # is 01-9220. The other piece I believe they call the retainer plate? If so, the part # is 01-9221. I can't find a source online to get enter replacements. Does anyone know where any could be found?
[quoted image]

Go without the ball stops entirely. The game plays faster, smoother, and more fun without them. At least in my, and a lot of other people's, minds. But everyone's different.

1 week later
#832 1 year ago

I'm owning a Mousin Around too and just found those fantastic looking cheese ramp pieces from Upkick. When ordering, do they come as a pair or does one have to order two if both ramps shall receive an update?

#833 1 year ago
Quoted from FlipperFan81:

I'm owning a Mousin Around too and just found those fantastic looking cheese ramp pieces from Upkick. When ordering, do they come as a pair or does one have to order two if both ramps shall receive an update?

Comes as pair. I put them on my game, looks good.

#834 1 year ago

Thank you for the information.
Unfortunately it looks like they're not shipping to Germany (at the moment)...

#835 1 year ago

Sorry, just found out they have a store at pinside.
Mea culpa.

2 weeks later
#836 1 year ago

A small mod on my mousin Around.
I' m working on a small TV with a video from Tom and Jerry that I could install near the cat.

01CBC92C-A944-4E6B-A153-B4F95ED61E7B_1_105_c (resized).jpeg8108034F-CC64-45B1-8774-32ABE51E51EA_1_105_c (resized).jpeg
11
#837 1 year ago

I'm in the club now, so you guys will be getting all 4 ramps remade this year. My test mule has 4 perfect ramps in it. Stay tuned!

20210213_080935 (resized).jpg
#838 1 year ago
Quoted from JodyG:

I'm in the club now, so you guys will be getting all 4 ramps remade this year. My test mule has 4 perfect ramps in it. Stay tuned!
[quoted image]

I love that the cat is sniffing your Mousin around in that pic!

#839 1 year ago

I have to say, I underestimated this game...its actually pretty fun. I have an unconventional list of favorite System 11 games, and this one ranks right up with the top 3-4 for me. I will probably hang onto it for a bit. My machine appears to have been wired incorrectly from the factory. The motorized target set in front of the center ramp had the #1 and #3 target wiring reversed...I couldn't figure out why it took a bunch of hits to make it drop. I wound up just switching pin locations in the plug. Works like a charm now. Waiting on some parts to come in...but I was able to successfully install a new center ramp and Zip ramp in the machine yesterday. Currently contemplating how I will make the Swoosh ramp mold....stay tuned.

#840 1 year ago

Starting to get there! 2 new ramps installed. Bulbs swapped out- every single flasher in the game was burned out. Most of the star posts were disintegrating, and one of the pop bumper housings self destructed. Also replaced missing switch targets on the right side with the proper 3d translucent yellow versions. Have to do the left side next. My Titan rubbers have been stuck in the Texas apocalypse all week, so ill make do for now. Yes, that is a LW3 sling plastic that some operator repurposed onto this application. It actually doesn't look too terrible!

20210219_213659 (resized).jpg
#841 1 year ago

Good to hear someone is making new ramps for my favourite pinball
Have you also recreated the decals?

Michael

#842 1 year ago
Quoted from FlipperFan81:

Good to hear someone is making new ramps for my favourite pinball
Have you also recreated the decals?
Michael

I do not do anything with decals due to copyrights. But you can usually reuse the old ones easily.
https://rampomatic.com/blogs/tutorials/how-to-reuse-decals

#843 1 year ago

Understandable. Thanks for providing the link.

2 weeks later
#844 1 year ago

Zip ramps are available now. International customers- Marco will have some available late next week if you want to combine shipping.

https://rampomatic.com/collections/bally-williams-ramps/products/copy-of-williams-mousin-around-zip-ramp

3 weeks later
#845 1 year ago

Almost finished with restoration. Very fun.

2E0CF750-5241-4C31-8A8A-9950744A005A (resized).jpegCF4B7FEC-565C-4DC5-92A0-1FB215E9827C (resized).jpeg
1 week later
#846 1 year ago

It's coming soon!! I have to do some minor fine tuning on the mold, and this one will be available. You can sign up here to be automatically notified when this ramp is available.
https://rampomatic.com/collections/bally-williams-ramps/products/williams-mousin-around-zap-ramp-back?variant=39510625616055

20210410_162249 (resized).jpg
2 weeks later
#847 1 year ago

Going to be shipping the first round of Zap ramps tomorrow/Monday. I have a few listed in my store...so you can order now if you wish. Don't panic if they show sold out, more will be added.

Customers outside the USA/Canada, please PM me for a shipping quote...do not try to check out with a US address and ask me to change it later. Thanks!

https://rampomatic.com/collections/bally-williams-ramps/products/williams-mousin-around-zap-ramp-back

#848 1 year ago

Joined the club. Noticed mine is missing the wire gate and Marcos is out of stock. Any alternative places to get it?

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/12-6851

#849 1 year ago

Would anyone have a high quality photo or scan of the area between the slings?
Pretty much middle mouse down?

Ive been touching up a playfield for a month now, and my hands arent as steady anymore.
Im afraid its looking worse.....

Thanks.

#850 1 year ago

Also noticed that none of my pop bumpers have bulbs nor are they wired for bulbs. I think most Mousin games have lit pop bumpers don’t they?

Anyone else experience this?

Any advice other than figuring out how to manually wire some bulbs from scratch?

640CF8DC-4CA4-4509-890A-88649E2310B7 (resized).jpeg
Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
From: $ 19.99
Eproms
Matt's Basement Arcade
$ 54.99
Cabinet - Shooter Rods
Lighted Pinball Mods
Wanted
Machine - Wanted
York, PA
$ 15.00
Cabinet - Sound/Speakers
Gweem's Mods
$ 15.00
Playfield - Decals
Metal-Mods
From: $ 18.00
Apparel - Men
Pinside Shop
$ 54.99
Cabinet - Shooter Rods
Lighted Pinball Mods
$ 16.50
Lighting - Led
Lermods
$ 30.00
Playfield - Decals
Metal-Mods
Wanted
Machine - Wanted
Tacoma, WA
$ 899.00
Flipper Parts
Mircoplayfields
There are 914 posts in this topic. You are on page 17 of 19.

Reply

Wanna join the discussion? Please sign in to reply to this topic.

Hey there! Welcome to Pinside!

Donate to Pinside

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run without any 3rd-party banners or ads, thanks to the support from our visitors? Please consider a donation to Pinside and get anext to your username to show for it! Or better yet, become a Pinside+ member!