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Doctor Who Owners Club.....Time Lords Welcome!


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#2701 55 days ago
Quoted from eyeamred2u:

I know the shim is not the best approach, it it has held up quite well on my game.

With the droop and twist, it took a combined approach to get it perfect. The shim really helped.

When I got the game the back panel of the playfield dragged on the wall so bad It made a gouge.

Also the cabinet was out of square 3/8"

It took a bit or clamping, gluing and nailing to firm it up and fix it.

Pony clamps and diagonal pressure from ratchet straps worked really well after cracking everything loose with a heavy rubber mallet.

Now its smooth and perfect.

The playfield is level enough for gameplay. It's actually s little better than my NIB games lol.

Slight bend at the pops but it's only the pop area and wont affect gameplay at all.

Great solution!

#2702 54 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

I got the 3 ramp set from marco.

How about plastics? I can’t find those anywhere. Are those unobtanium?

#2703 54 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

How about plastics? I can’t find those anywhere. Are those unobtanium?

Somewhat unobtainable. I traded for a set awhile back, before I started this restore.

#2704 53 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

How about plastics? I can’t find those anywhere. Are those unobtanium?

If you need playfield plastics, I have it.

#2705 53 days ago
Quoted from drsfmd:

I've recently joined the Doctor Who club... I acquired the machine that thecnypinguy refers to earlier in this thread.
Anyone have a .stl file for the mushroom targets? I'd like to 3D print some new ones while I've got the mini playfield torn apart.

Here you go, I made one with an extended raft too but I recommend buying the one made of Nylon 12 on Shapeways since these are frequently hit by the ball, unless you have access to an SLS or MJF printer.
Ill try to print it myself and see how it turns out, just out of curiosity.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3831093

#2706 52 days ago

Does anyone have the file for this set of Apron cards? Here's the link to the Orginal thread but the matching card to the first pic isn't there.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-doctor-who-custom-apron-cards#post-764501

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#2707 52 days ago
Quoted from BertoDRINK1:

Does anyone have the file for this set of Apron cards? Here's the link to the Orginal thread but the matching card to the first pic isn't there.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-doctor-who-custom-apron-cards#post-764501[quoted image]

Download the images directly from the thread?

#2708 52 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Download the images directly from the thread?

The matching instruction card on the left isn't there.

#2709 51 days ago

Working on the speaker panel today.
Lots of scratches and deep gouges.

How can a speaker panel get this kind of abuse?

Weird gouges like dog teeth marks WTF!

Sanded with 1200, cascaded up thru the grits to 2500, buffed out, it's not perfect but looks ok. Still some dents, but I don't want to get it too thin.

Some f#cktard taped it all together with some sticky degraded crap.

Rapid adhesive remover made short work of a terrible sticky mess on the inside.

I love that stuff.

I'll rebuild it friday with the flipper fidelity kit.

#2710 51 days ago
Quoted from darkpinball:

Here you go, I made one with an extended raft too but I recommend buying the one made of Nylon 12 on Shapeways since these are frequently hit by the ball, unless you have access to an SLS or MJF printer.
Ill try to print it myself and see how it turns out, just out of curiosity.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3831093

Thanks! A buddy of mine with a 3D printer is going to take a stab at it for me.

#2711 50 days ago
Quoted from drsfmd:

Thanks! A buddy of mine with a 3D printer is going to take a stab at it for me.

Ok, which material will he print it with?
I made one of PETG, printed with support.
Unpolished but Im only interested of impact testing the material, Ill print one of PC later.

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#2712 50 days ago
Quoted from darkpinball:

Ok, which material will he print it with?
I made one of PETG, printed with support.
Unpolished but Im only interested of impact testing the material, Ill print one of PC later.[quoted image][quoted image]

Have you thought about putting the Cliffy over the wooden piece to protect it from further damage? Since you have it apart anyway.

#2713 50 days ago
Quoted from darkpinball:

Ok, which material will he print it with?

He’s using polylactic acid.

#2714 50 days ago
Quoted from darkpinball:

Ok, which material will he print it with?
I made one of PETG, printed with support.
Unpolished but Im only interested of impact testing the material, Ill print one of PC later.[quoted image][quoted image]

Yikes, time to call cliffy!!

#2715 50 days ago
Quoted from pinballjah:

Have you thought about putting the Cliffy over the wooden piece to protect it from further damage? Since you have it apart anyway.

Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Yikes, time to call cliffy!!

Cliffys on the Mini Playfield are great and is a must, I have a set waiting to be installed when it will be modified and rebuilt, testing of the new motor controller board by pellew is more important at the moment

Quoted from drsfmd:

He’s using polylactic acid.

Ok, let us know how it turns out, will be interesting to know how its holding up too

#2716 50 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Yikes, time to call cliffy!!

I have a full set of cliffys.

I'm unclear as to shooter lane protection.

Can you or someone post a picture of shooter lane cliffys in doctor who?

I don't see any shooter lane guards in my full kit, that I recognise.

#2717 50 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

I have a full set of cliffys.
I'm unclear as to shooter lane protection.
Can you or someone post a picture of shooter lane cliffys in doctor who?
I don't see any shooter lane guards in my full kit, that I recognise.

It is the ball eject to shooter lane protector. Cliffy makes it.
http://www.passionforpinball.com/balleject/ShonDrWhoEJ1.jpg

#2718 50 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

I have a full set of cliffys.
I'm unclear as to shooter lane protection.
Can you or someone post a picture of shooter lane cliffys in doctor who?
I don't see any shooter lane guards in my full kit, that I recognise.

You can also use the Nudies product

#2719 50 days ago
Quoted from eyeamred2u:

It is the ball eject to shooter lane protector. Cliffy makes it.
http://www.passionforpinball.com/balleject/ShonDrWhoEJ1.jpg

Ahhhhh!
Found it, thank you so much.

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#2720 50 days ago

Assembled speaker panel.
Upgraded 5" speakers, LED style colorDMD. Repainted the panel and speaker grills.

Sanded out all the dog teeth marks, deep gouges and most of the scratches.

The inside of the lens had deep scratches in it.

I had to sand out to 3000 grit then buff to get it to polish.

Buffed inside and out to a mirror finish.

It's not perfect, but will have to do as there are no replacements.

It came with cool white flat top LED's.

I replaced them with 2SMD frosted sunlight.

I added strips of foam around the display for light blocking.

Probably doesnt need it. But I had a roll on my bench from my lockdown bar, begging to be used for something lol.

It seemed to look better to me.
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#2721 50 days ago

I have to take my expander out to clean it. When it is down it’s totally level, when it goes up to level one or two it’s tilted. I am trying to figure if that’s an issue with the adjustment screws or the mech?

#2722 50 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Assembled speaker panel.
Upgraded 5" speakers, LED style colorDMD. Repainted the panel and speaker grills.
Sanded out all the dog teeth marks, deep gouges and most of the scratches.
The inside of the lens had deep scratches in it.
I had to sand out to 3000 grit then buff to get it to polish.
Buffed inside and out to a mirror finish.
It's not perfect, but will have to do as there are no replacements.
It came with cool white flat top LED's.
I replaced them with 2SMD frosted sunlight.
I added strips of foam around the display for light blocking.
Probably doesnt need it. But I had a roll on my bench from my lockdown bar, begging to be used for something lol.
It seemed to look better to me.
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Where did you get the 555 strip for the Doctors? Mine is a all in one piece but it's pretty dim now.

#2723 50 days ago
Quoted from topkat:

I have to take my expander out to clean it. When it is down it’s totally level, when it goes up to level one or two it’s tilted. I am trying to figure if that’s an issue with the adjustment screws or the mech?

This means it’s out of alignment. The bracket that holds the whole thing can slip or get bent. You need to pull it out and make sure the whole thing is square. Look up Faz’s doctor who guide

#2724 49 days ago
Quoted from BertoDRINK1:

Where did you get the 555 strip for the Doctors? Mine is a all in one piece but it's pretty dim now.

The strip is just the standard regular unhacked one.
It comes from the factory populated with screw in 555 sockets.

If you look at yours it might be redone with soldered leds?

If you have colorDMD LCD version, people hack the light strip to make it fit.

You don't have to do that with the LED version of the colorDMD.

Show us a picture?

#2725 49 days ago
Quoted from topkat:

I have to take my expander out to clean it. When it is down it’s totally level, when it goes up to level one or two it’s tilted. I am trying to figure if that’s an issue with the adjustment screws or the mech?

Pull it out and clean it, lube it with synthetic grease.

Adjust it, test with a 9v battety.

Replace any worn out parts.

Faz's guide is the definitive bible for this.

I printed it out and have referred to it a lot.

#2726 49 days ago

Thanks
It’s next up on the todo list to pull it out.
Will examine all the parts, I have read the guide and will abide by it
Just wasn’t sure if it was something simple like the adjustment screws

#2727 49 days ago
Quoted from topkat:

Thanks
It’s next up on the todo list to pull it out.
Will examine all the parts, I have read the guide and will abide by it
Just wasn’t sure if it was something simple like the adjustment screws

You really need to get the gross black lube off and use silicon lube at minimum. But it’s still out of alignment - the cross bar can be adjusted, you may be able to get it back into alignment by screwing that back in tightly, but it’s better to go through the whole process or you’ll be doing it again in a few months

#2728 48 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

The strip is just the standard regular unhacked one.
It comes from the factory populated with screw in 555 sockets.
If you look at yours it might be redone with soldered leds?
If you have colorDMD LCD version, people hack the light strip to make it fit.
You don't have to do that with the LED version of the colorDMD.
Show us a picture?

Interesting, I didn't look at it very much I was putting LED's in the backbox looked at the strip and thought the sockets would be on the other side. When I unscrewed it and flipped it over there were flat LED's there, there could have been something moded in each socket but it would have to be small flat pcb like LED's. I'll get a pic and look at it again when I get back in town.

#2729 48 days ago

I think I want to add pinshaker to my Doctor Who

Has anyone done this?

It looks amazing.

What triggers would be right for the game?

#2730 48 days ago

I know you can run it off the flashers, but it would be perfect if it shook when you heard the Tardis sound effect.

#2731 48 days ago
Quoted from gunstarhero:

I know you can run it off the flashers, but it would be perfect if it shook when you heard the Tardis sound effect.

Does a flasher run during the tardis sound?

If so that would be very cool.

#2732 47 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

I think I want to add pinshaker to my Doctor Who
Has anyone done this?
It looks amazing.
What triggers would be right for the game?

Pinsound just came out with a Shaker as well. If you are getting the Pinsound card.

#2733 47 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

I think I want to add pinshaker to my Doctor Who
Has anyone done this?
It looks amazing.
What triggers would be right for the game?

It’s REALLY expensive but I would recommend you add a PinSound board and the PinSound shaker. Then you can add shaker effects any time a specific callout or piece of music or sound effect is played.. any time. This lets you really control shaker effects when a specific mode starts - or any time the MPf goes up or down.

Also adding the PinSound board will let you add a custom soundtrack, with custom callouts. I added all the new doctors with callouts that make sense in the context of the game, for example. Emphasis on David Tennant mostly. You
May wish to inform your lady

#2734 47 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

It’s REALLY expensive but I would recommend you add a PinSound board and the PinSound shaker. Then you can add shaker effects any time a specific callout or piece of music or sound effect is played.. any time. This lets you really control shaker effects when a specific mode starts - or any time the MPf goes up or down.
Also adding the PinSound board will let you add a custom soundtrack, with custom callouts. I added all the new doctors with callouts that make sense in the context of the game, for example. Emphasis on David Tennant mostly. You
May wish to inform your lady

I have pinsound plus for my FF speakers alteady!

I didn't know they had a shaker.

Just checked. It's the same price as pinshaker but way more advanced.

12 different shakes! Isolated or combined! WTF, I'm sold.

Also has preset shake settings via pinsound to start it off per game selected!

This is exactly what i want !

Thanks.

#2735 47 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

I have pinsound plus for my FF speakers alteady!
I didn't know they had a shaker.
Just checked. It's the same price as pinshaker but way more advanced.
12 different shakes! Isolated or combined! WTF, I'm sold.
Also has preset shake settings via pinsound to start it off per game selected!
This is exactly what i want !
Thanks.

Fantastic! I’ll send you a Dropbox to my PinSound mix of you wanna check it out. The shaker ships next
Month I believe

#2736 47 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Fantastic! I’ll send you a Dropbox to my PinSound mix of you wanna check it out. The shaker ships next
Month I believe

Are you using the pinsound or newer pinsound+ ? Just wondering if either will work.

#2737 47 days ago
Quoted from Robotworkshop:

Are you using the pinsound or newer pinsound+ ? Just wondering if either will work.

Both work fine, don’t worry!

#2738 47 days ago

Video of the Pinsound "Rush" orchestration I did for the Doctor Who pinball. Check it out:

#2739 47 days ago
Quoted from Jnewton:

I'm in! Rescued a pretty beaten Doctor, and am happy to be a member of this club. For fun, who is YOUR Doctor? Mine is Tom Baker, followed closely by Tennant and Smith.
[quoted image]

Christopher Eccleston. *FANTASTIC*

Glad to meet you! My doctor is feeling poorly right now, got a broken wire I think keeping my opti from working in the mini playfield.
We'll get her running. I aim to keep her.

#2740 47 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

I have pinsound plus for my FF speakers alteady!
I didn't know they had a shaker.
Just checked. It's the same price as pinshaker but way more advanced.
12 different shakes! Isolated or combined! WTF, I'm sold.
Also has preset shake settings via pinsound to start it off per game selected!
This is exactly what i want !
Thanks.

Pinsound has pinball owners currently working on custom shakers settings for each game. I would think it would be for the original soundtrack, but other custom orchestrations will get the shaker settings added over time.

#2741 47 days ago
Quoted from pinballjah:

Pinsound has pinball owners currently working on custom shakers settings for each game. I would think it would be for the original soundtrack, but other custom orchestrations will get the shaker settings added over time.

For the moment I'm interested in the original track with shaker.

However I do want to try rdoyle1978 custom track with modern call outs.

It seems perfect with added new doctors.

My game is almost done.

I'm putting the posts back and topside features right now.

Reassembly is fast and fun with all new parts lol.

#2742 47 days ago
Quoted from Robotworkshop:

Are you using the pinsound or newer pinsound+ ? Just wondering if either will work.

I bought the pinsound plus.

#2743 47 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Fantastic! I’ll send you a Dropbox to my PinSound mix of you wanna check it out. The shaker ships next
Month I believe

My game should be up and playing about then.

It's really exciting!

pinballgoddess asks if you can you add a couple call outs from the current female doctor to your pinsound mix?

She would be impressed lol.
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#2744 47 days ago

The sounds of the game are fine as-is, and if you feel compelled to add something, at least pick something that fits.

#2745 47 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

My game should be up and playing about then.
It's really exciting!
pinballgoddess asks if you can you add a couple call outs from the current female doctor to your pinsound mix?
She would be impressed lol.
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I’ll see what I can do- took me HOURS to find even semi-relevant callouts from previous episodes - but I’m sure I can add some from the 13th. Might take a few weeks!

I’m sure I shared this before but here’s some of the callouts. Playing the game with the old soundtracks is now a non-starter for me. This video doesn’t do justice to how MASSIVE the difference is with stereo sound and better audio

Looks like this doesn’t include my K-9 sound package but still it’s not bad

#2746 47 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

I’ll see what I can do- took me HOURS to find even semi-relevant callouts from previous episodes - but I’m sure I can add some from the 13th. Might take a few weeks!
I’m sure I shared this before but here’s some of the callouts. Playing the game with the old soundtracks is now a non-starter for me. This video doesn’t do justice to how MASSIVE the difference is with stereo sound and better audio

Looks like this doesn’t include my K-9 sound package but still it’s not bad

Lol, yes it's an amazing amount of work!

But women only see the results and thumbs up or down like Cleopatra...

It's ok by me. I dont tell her how many hours it takes to make tiny adjustments or the expense, I just get to it in time.

I also didnt tell her about the $600 it cost for her red smoke and flying monkey mods

She absolutely loves them. Its all that matters

If it makes her laugh or smile, I win lol.

Gotta love 'em (or they would all be dead by now...)

#2747 45 days ago

Got the posts and flatrails done.

Chris hibler should send my poor hacked boards back soon.

I really want reese rails for this game. My timing is poor I guess

As soon as I needed them he went on a much needed an much deserved vacation...LOL !

I can install them later, if I can get them.

NOS lane guides from marco. They are pretty warped but the colors are good.

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#2748 45 days ago

I think I'm going with white STC on the game. Black or red perfect play on the flippers

It came with all black on the whole game but it seems too dark.

I have silicone all over my Diner but it seems way too bouncey.

#2749 45 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

I think I'm going with whitebouncy. Black or red perfect play on the flippets
It came with all black but it seems too dark.
I have silicone all over my Diner but it seems way too bouncey.

Make sure you try Titans - they have less bounce than the Perfect Play, you can do proper dead catches. They also slow down the ball a touch more than regular rubber

#2750 45 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Make sure you try Titans - they have less bounce than the Perfect Play, you can do proper dead catches. They also slow down the ball a touch more than regular rubber

I might regret the STC white over the whole game, but it really plays good until it rots away lol.

I have some titan flipper rubbers.

Might be perfect!

pinballgoddess is sold on perfect play.

I dont think they last that long.
She goes thru a set every couple months on her WOZ.

Although they last twice as long as latex

Also thinking about urethane post sleeves. They last forever.
But bounce funny.

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