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


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#2751 40 days ago

I'm also putting back in the lightning flipper bats.

It came with standard bats but you get a little more power off the coils with slightly shorter bats.

The 1/8" seems like a lot shorter, but the game came with lightning flippers.

1/4" increase in flipper gap should be challenging lol.

I can always change them if it's too hard to play.

Has anyone else put in the lightning flippers?

#2752 40 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

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.

Titan rings and flippers, and Cliffy posts for me. That perfect combination of good play, good looks and longevity.

#2753 39 days ago
Quoted from drsfmd:

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

In terms of music, it is hard to find a band that has lots of tracks without vocals. Rush seemed a good option and very futuristic IMO. If you like the band, you will love the orchestration. There are not many Dr Who Pinsound orchestrations so the more the better.

If you have suggestions on music, let me know. I am currently working on a Pulp Fiction orchestration for the Getaway.

#2754 39 days ago

At the moment I have regular red rubber on the flipper bats. The slingshots have dark blue urethane and the rest of the rings are yellow urethane. Used a mix of black, yellow sleeves on the playfield and red blue sleeves on the time expander. Game looks great. Now I was only good at playing this one. Love the way the game looks but it crushes me all the time....

#2755 39 days ago
Quoted from drsfmd:

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

Interesting perspective. It would seem to me that many of the tracks from 2112 and Hemispheres (not to mention Cygnus X-1 from AFTK) would align perfectly with DW, given the timeframe and subject matter. After a while, anything is better than the same.theme.over.and.over.and.over...

#2756 39 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

I'm also putting back in the lightning flipper bats.
It came with standard bats but you get a little more power off the coils with slightly shorter bats.
The 1/8" seems like a lot shorter, but the game came with lightning flippers.
1/4" increase in flipper gap should be challenging lol.
I can always change them if it's too hard to play.
Has anyone else put in the lightning flippers?

Mine came with them as it was a prototype or something.
I can not really tell the difference BUT I love the lighting bolt pattern on the flipper bats.
I love following what you are doing with the game!
Keep posting!

#2757 39 days ago
Quoted from Robotworkshop:

At the moment I have regular red rubber on the flipper bats. The slingshots have dark blue urethane and the rest of the rings are yellow urethane. Used a mix of black, yellow sleeves on the playfield and red blue sleeves on the time expander. Game looks great. Now I was only good at playing this one. Love the way the game looks but it crushes me all the time....

I think I'll go with red flipper rubber also.

Seems to match the outlane plastics border better.

Sleeves will match the flyer I think.

I do think all white rubber will brighten it up and add bounce.

If it rots off fast, probably go with white titans or urethane maybe for durability.

I have tons if white I gotta use up. Lol.

#2758 39 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Interesting perspective. It would seem to me that many of the tracks from 2112 and Hemispheres (not to mention Cygnus X-1 from AFTK) would align perfectly with DW, given the timeframe and subject matter. After a while, anything is better than the same.theme.over.and.over.and.over...

Agreed. Push of a button and you can switch between orchestrations. He likely won’t want to try my Green Day remix I may do next for the Dr Who or Pink Floyd

#2759 39 days ago
Quoted from pinballjah:

Agreed. Push of a button and you can switch between orchestrations. He likely won’t want to try my Green Day remix I may do next for the Dr Who or Pink Floyd

I think Pink Floyd would be amazing for Doctor Who.

#2760 39 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

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.[quoted image][quoted image]

How come you did not repair the Damage at the front of the time expander. Cliffy's will cover it, but I would have put some filler in those divots.

#2761 39 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

I'm also putting back in the lightning flipper bats.
It came with standard bats but you get a little more power off the coils with slightly shorter bats.
The 1/8" seems like a lot shorter, but the game came with lightning flippers.
1/4" increase in flipper gap should be challenging lol.
I can always change them if it's too hard to play.
Has anyone else put in the lightning flippers?

I did, had broken flippers on mine when I got it. Now it plays perfectly.

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#2762 39 days ago
Quoted from eyeamred2u:

How come you did not repair the Damage at the front of the time expander. Cliffy's will cover it, but I would have put some filler in those divots.

Ummm...I do have it too...

I was focusing and polishing and sorting out post locations and forgot to put on the cliffy!

Great call...lol.

My bondo filler tests failed to grip as much as I wanted, It just cracked off. Casting resin would have worked, but it's a tiny area.

I'm hoping the steel will hold up unsupported under the divots for home use.

Now is the time to install the cliffy hahaha!

I'll put it on when I start adding rubbers

#2763 39 days ago
Quoted from eyeamred2u:

I did, had broken flippers on mine when I got it. Now it plays perfectly.[quoted image]

Thankyou so much for the playfield picture!

Pinside is amazing!

I didnt take any overview shots.
I started by doing a simple shop and wax. There was so much damage and nonsense going on, I had to do a complete restoration.

You just saved me hours if work!

And, I like the black flipper rubber now...

In the picture your flippers are adjusted up from the alignment holes.

Is that a gameplay afjustment to make it play better?

#2764 39 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Ummm...I do have it too...
I was focusing and polishing and sorting out post locations and forgot to put on the cliffy!
Great call...lol.
My bondo filler tests failed to grip as much as I wanted, It just cracked off. Casting resin would have worked, but it's a tiny area.
I'm hoping the steel will hold up unsupported under the divots for home use.
Now is the time to install the cliffy hahaha!
I'll put it on when I start adding rubbers

You can also try using the wood stick epoxy (or the steel one, if you’re really brave!). Put in some very very small screws for grip and you should be able to mold it out and use as little or as much as you need

#2765 39 days ago
Quoted from eyeamred2u:

I did, had broken flippers on mine when I got it. Now it plays perfectly.[quoted image]

Quoted from eyeamred2u:

I did, had broken flippers on mine when I got it. Now it plays perfectly.[quoted image]

I’m confused - this game came factory with Lightning flippers. Do you mean it had regular flippers at first and you replaced them?

#2766 39 days ago

On the Lightning Flipper topic... should the upper flipper be a Lighting or standard bat?

#2767 39 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

I’m confused - this game came factory with Lightning flippers. Do you mean it had regular flippers at first and you replaced them?

Yes, in fact many Doctor Who have the wrong flippers on them.

Operators just put in what they have on hand when someting breaks.

#2768 39 days ago
Quoted from gunstarhero:

On the Lightning Flipper topic... should the upper flipper be a Lighting or standard bat?

Good qusetion!

I'm going with the lightening, since I have them, but I'm also wondering if that is correct.

#2769 39 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Good qusetion!
I'm going with the lightening, since I have them, but I'm also wondering if that is correct.

Upper flipper is a normal bat AFAIK

#2770 39 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Upper flipper is a normal bat AFAIK

The Allen shoppe picture on the ipdb.org middle left playfield shows it as a regular flipper.

It's not hi-res but doesnt look like lightning embossed to me.
The lower flippers indeed are lightening.

#2771 39 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Upper flipper is a normal bat AFAIK

Great call.

Now I'm going to put a regular one there.

#2772 39 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

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.

Looks like he’s back as of this morning...
Really enjoying watching your progress!
-Brian

#2773 39 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Upper flipper is a normal bat AFAIK

I got my Dr. Who back in 1995...
All three flippers on the game are the same.
Regular 20-9250-6.

#2774 39 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

I’m confused - this game came factory with Lightning flippers. Do you mean it had regular flippers at first and you replaced them?

The operators changed them, so I put it back to original Lightning Flippers. The upoer left is a standard flipper bat.

#2775 39 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Thankyou so much for the playfield picture!
Pinside is amazing!
I didnt take any overview shots.
I started by doing a simple shop and wax. There was so much damage and nonsense going on, I had to do a complete restoration.
You just saved me hours if work!
And, I like the black flipper rubber now...
In the picture your flippers are adjusted up from the alignment holes.
Is that a gameplay afjustment to make it play better?

I put a toothpick in the holes to set my adjustment stop.

#2776 39 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Great call.
Now I'm going to put a regular one there.

Mine are Lightning on the bottom and a standard on top but I have a buddy with all lightning, that’s why I was wondering.

#2777 39 days ago
Quoted from gunstarhero:

Mine are Lightning on the bottom and a standard on top but I have a buddy with all lightning, that’s why I was wondering.

The picture on ipdb.org shows it that way.

I think I'm going to fo it that way also.

The longer flipper gives you more shot variety.

The shorter flippers can give you more power in some circumstances.

#2778 39 days ago
Quoted from eyeamred2u:

I put a toothpick in the holes to set my adjustment stop.

Toothpick, Allen wrench etc goes between the rubber and the bat then in the hole.

Yours look high from how it looks in the picture.

#2779 39 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Toothpick, Allen wrench etc goes between the rubber and the bat then in the hole.
Yours look high from how it looks in the picture.

Just the camera angle, they are dead on when a toothpick is inserted.

#2780 37 days ago

Sorting out rubber colors and checking if all the posts are correctly placed. Per the maual.

I'm going with white rubber and cliffy urethane post sleeves.
I have to see what black flipper rubber I have in stock...

Time expander cliffy added.
I had to elongate to mounting holes 1/8" towards the rear to get it to fit correctly.
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This star post look like it was installed at the factory from the playfield fade.
Manual shows it as a white "I" post.

I'm leaving it, looks like a better support.
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#2781 37 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Sorting out rubber colors and checking if all the posts are correctly placed. Per the maual.
I'm going with white rubber and cliffy urethane post sleeves.

I started with white rubber, then immediately went to black and Cliffy's colored post sleeves. White just looked silly to me. It may look amazing on yours, can't wait to see the game

#2782 37 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Sorting out rubber colors and checking if all the posts are correctly placed. Per the maual.
I'm going with white rubber and cliffy urethane post sleeves.
I have to see what black flipper rubber I have in stock...
Time expander cliffy added.
I had to elongate to mounting holes 1/8" towards the rear to get it to fit correctly.
[quoted image]
This star post look like it was installed at the factory from the playfield fade.
Manual shows it as a white "I" post.
I'm leaving it, looks like a better support.
[quoted image]

I started with white rubber, then immediately went to black and Cliffy's colored post sleeves. White just looked silly to me. It may look amazing on yours, can't wait to see the game fully finished.

#2783 37 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Sorting out rubber colors and checking if all the posts are correctly placed. Per the maual.
I'm going with white rubber and cliffy urethane post sleeves.
I have to see what black or red flipper rubber I have in stock...
Time expander cliffy added.
I had to elongate to mounting holes 1/8" towards the rear to get it to fit correctly.
[quoted image]
This star post look like it was installed at the factory from the playfield fade.
Manual shows it as a white "I" post.
I'm leaving it, looks like a better support.
[quoted image]

#2784 37 days ago
Quoted from eyeamred2u:

I started with white rubber, then immediately went to black and Cliffy's colored post sleeves. White just looked silly to me. It may look amazing on yours, can't wait to see the game fully finished.

There is not a lot of rubber on the game. Super easy to change it out at this point.

White sling rubber doesnt last long.
I imagine it will be black or urethane in the near future.

Most of it is buried or unseen.

White might brighten it up a bit.
I have tons of white or black rubber.

pinballgoddess will make her final choice

#2785 37 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

pinballgoddess will make her final choice

She says white for now.
She has a pretty good eye for art.
I'm color-blind and go with the flow lol.

Interestingly, I pulled cracked and dried our white rubbers deep inside the game. I'm thinking it shipped with white rubber? At least in some areas.

#2786 36 days ago

White rubber always looks better IMO. Black just looks too dark.

With Titan rings tho, man it’s hard not to do translucent. I didn’t think I’d like that look but I’ve done it on a couple machines now and I think it looks great.

#2787 36 days ago
Quoted from gunstarhero:

White rubber always looks better IMO. Black just looks too dark.
With Titan rings tho, man it’s hard not to do translucent. I didn’t think I’d like that look but I’ve done it on a couple machines now and I think it looks great.

It always comes down to personal choice. I want to see DW done up with Titans amd Cliffy posts.

#2788 36 days ago
Quoted from eyeamred2u:

It always comes down to personal choice. I want to see DW done up with Titans amd Cliffy posts.

I’ve done the posts and the flippers on mine but the white rubber was still good enough not to have to swap yet.image (resized).jpg

#2789 36 days ago
Quoted from gunstarhero:

I’ve done the posts and the flippers on mine but the white rubber was still good enough not to have to swap yet.[quoted image]

I like it!

Just a touch of brightness from the white here and there.

Looks sharp.

#2790 36 days ago
Quoted from gunstarhero:

I’ve done the posts and the flippers on mine but the white rubber was still good enough not to have to swap yet.[quoted image]

Looks great! Gonna have to snap a few pics of mine and compare.

#2791 35 days ago

Spent some time making up and installing DA3 switches to replace them all in the game harness.

I only have about 20 left. Some green, some red and a couple white button ones.

They should be ok I think.

When they are gone I'll be using the DB5 ones.

I have a ton of those. 60 grams operating force. Probably a much better choice vs 90 gram for the DA3's. But the game came with DA3"s...

I'm putting all new switches throughout. Including the trough ones.

My refreshed driver board from Chris Hibler is finished and will be here in a couple days.

The audio board is really a mess, I hope it can be repaired.

I hope to get the colorDMD and pinsound up and running then.

I dont think I need the playfield in the game to test or program them.

#2792 35 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

The audio board is really a mess, I hope it can be repaired.

At least it isn't the DCS board or the combo DMD driver. Those can be a pain. The sound boards for Dr Who shouldn't be too bad. I've done a bunch of them. The most trouble is prior work if someone ripped out the through hole plating when trying to replace the larger caps. Otherwise it is usually blown tantalum caps, those awful small blue axial caps, or bad SRAM.

#2793 35 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Spent some time making up and installing DA3 switches to replace them all in the game harness.
I only have about 20 left. Some green, some red and a couple white button ones.
They should be ok I think.
When they are gone I'll be using the DB5 ones.
I have a ton of those. 60 grams operating force. Probably a much better choice vs 90 gram for the DA3's. But the game came with DA3"s...
I'm putting all new switches throughout. Including the trough ones.
My refreshed driver board from Chris Hibler is finished and will be here in a couple days.
The audio board is really a mess, I hope it can be repaired.
I hope to get the colorDMD and pinsound up and running then.
I dont think I need the playfield in the game to test or program them.

I have an extra DW audio board if you want - might save you some time

#2794 34 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

I have an extra DW audio board if you want - might save you some time

If mine cant be fixed I will need it.
PM me.

#2795 34 days ago

Escape target assembly sold out evetywhere.

There's isnt an official parts list yet.

I'll make one up later.

Clean and polish for now:
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The switch contacts looked like they have never been cleaned.

Flitz and a q-tip worked fast and easy.

#2796 34 days ago

One would think that there would be cool dalek targets for this.

But not for $25 or $4 each from PDI. LOL

#2797 34 days ago

Hi all, first time owner of this machine ... it’s got the “Check Fuse F114 & F115” error that I cant get past. From looking it up, there’s a whole slew of things to check that I’m not familiar with. Wish me luck! I’ll try not to let the Dalek win ...

#2798 33 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

One would think that there would be cool dalek targets for this.
But not for $25 or $4 each from PDI. LOL

I’m a little perplexed at the small number of mods for this game too. But I guess once you have the Tardis and a Dalek what else really is there

#2799 33 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

I’m a little perplexed at the small number of mods for this game too. But I guess once you have the Tardis and a Dalek what else really is there

The mods are there. The whomobile was remade, and could have lights added to it.

#2800 33 days ago
Quoted from TicTacSeth:

Hi all, first time owner of this machine ... it’s got the “Check Fuse F114 & F115” error that I cant get past. From looking it up, there’s a whole slew of things to check that I’m not familiar with. Wish me luck! I’ll try not to let the Dalek win ...

Go into switch test and see if your opto switches are working. That error on mine ended up being the opto board under the PF, a cap goes bad on it and takes out a trace, you’ll need to replace the cap and run a jumper.

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