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Post #1 List of remade ramps Posted by Freeplay40 (1 year ago)

Post #200 F-14 ramp mold Posted by Freeplay40 (11 months ago)

Post #210 F-14 ramp preview with various colors Posted by Freeplay40 (11 months ago)

Post #232 Examples of the F-14 ramp installed in a game Posted by Freeplay40 (10 months ago)

Post #241 F-14 ramp finished Posted by Freeplay40 (10 months ago)

Post #258 Hurricane ramp form test Posted by Freeplay40 (10 months ago)

Post #264 Original Hurricane ramp differences Posted by Freeplay40 (10 months ago)

Post #289 Hurricane ramp finished Posted by Freeplay40 (10 months ago)

Post #305 Finished hurricane ramp photi Posted by Freeplay40 (10 months ago)

Post #310 Finished hurricane ramp Posted by Freeplay40 (10 months ago)

Post #328 Dying ramps with colors Posted by Freeplay40 (10 months ago)

Post #350 Color dye fully penitrates the ramp Posted by Freeplay40 (9 months ago)

Post #360 Champion pub ramp formed Posted by Freeplay40 (9 months ago)

Post #406 Champion pub ramps finished Posted by Freeplay40 (9 months ago)

Post #537 Strange Science & DEST progress update Posted by Freeplay40 (8 months ago)

Post #582 Designing a mold for time machine ramp is complicated Posted by Freeplay40 (8 months ago)

Post #614 Progress update Posted by Freeplay40 (8 months ago)

Post #642 Test forms for GnR & DEST Posted by Freeplay40 (7 months ago)

Post #672 List of completed ramps thus far Posted by Freeplay40 (7 months ago)

Post #682 DEST subway ramp finished Posted by Freeplay40 (7 months ago)

Post #687 Fully assembled DEST subway ramp Posted by Freeplay40 (7 months ago)

Post #700 DEST subway ramp update & fix Posted by Freeplay40 (7 months ago)

Post #793 GnR ramp progress & coloring Posted by Freeplay40 (7 months ago)

Post #879 Example of new products available Posted by Freeplay40 (6 months ago)

Post #893 Showcases new Freeplay GnR Ramps Posted by scottmaggie (5 months ago)

Post #925 GnR gun metal ramp example Posted by Freeplay40 (5 months ago)

Post #952 GnR ramp pricing Posted by Freeplay40 (4 months ago)

Post #1015 Strange science preliminary ramp examples Posted by Freeplay40 (4 months ago)

Post #1034 Photo of Strange Science ramps Posted by Freeplay40 (3 months ago)

Post #1038 Strange Science ramps done. Photos & Pricing info Posted by Freeplay40 (3 months ago)


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#1 1 year ago

As I make more and more ramps, I thought I would create one thread where I could post overall updates as to what I'm currently providing and what is on the horizon..

1/30/2016 Just releasing the Heavy Metal Meltdown set and will then take a break from just production to upgrade my heating system to accommodate longer ramps. Hopefully this will only be a few weeks.

As far as what I have available right now....2/8/2016

Genesis - 5 sets clear
High Speed - 3
WWFRR - 5
Swords of Fury - 2 clears, 2 blue and 1 red
Space Station - 3 blue Plug and Play
Heavy Metal Meltdown - currently on demand

On the near horizon

F-14 - Will produce in Clear, transparent blue and transparent red
Hurricane Center Ramp - clear

Once the heating system upgrade is done, the first I will do is to complete the Hurricane set.
Next up will be Pinbot. Ramp in clear and transparent blue, upper playfield cover in clear and new helmet cover in black or blue or clear.

Always interested in what folks want.

Links to what is now available...

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/high-speed-clear-ramp

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-space-station-ramps

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/genesis-ramps

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/swords-of-fury-custom-ramps

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/wwfrr-club/page/12

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/heavy-metal-meltdown-new-ramp#post-2942293

#2 1 year ago

Hey good idea Mark. My Space Station clear blue ramp is still goin strong and lookin good.

#3 1 year ago

If you made replacement left / right ramps for Fire!, people would kiss your feet.. Even if they weren't painted or decaled.

#4 1 year ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

If you made replacement left / right ramps for Fire!, people would kiss your feet.. Even if they weren't painted or decaled.

If there was enough interest I could do those....but not the artwork. Probably do them in clear then lobby PPS to reproduce the decals.

#5 1 year ago

I'll probably be interested in the F-14 ramp, once it's done.

#6 1 year ago
Quoted from indypinhead:

I'll probably be interested in the F-14 ramp, once it's done.

Bump for F-14 Tomcat ramps.

#7 1 year ago

I'm anxious to do F-14 since I have a really nice one.

#8 1 year ago

Guys... Please be careful when screwing the ramps in to the playfield, I cracked my new space station blue ramp today by tightening the screw in just a tad too much - I'm certain this is the case with all pinball ramps.

With that being said, out of all the things I've bought pinball, this is the absolute best quality part I've gotten. And Mark is a dream to deal with

#9 1 year ago

Sorry to hear that. Yes acrylic is more brittle than PETG. When installing the new ramp, if the holes in the playfield under the flap do not align with the holes I made in the ramp it is best to fill the old holes in the playfield, position the ramp, mark the new holes...remove the ramp and predrill new mounting pilot holes into the playfield...then install the ramp and be cautious.

Don't worry Chosen_S...we'll work something out for you.

#10 1 year ago
Quoted from Chosen_S:

Guys... Please be careful when screwing the ramps in to the playfield, I cracked my new space station blue ramp today by tightening the screw in just a tad too much - I'm certain this is the case with all pinball ramps.

I've done this one too many times, new and old. :/

#11 1 year ago

Outstanding work Freeplay. I'll be purchasing anything concerning PinBot.

#12 1 year ago

Quality of my ramp for the WWFRR was great. Do not hesitate to do business with Mark (Freeplay40).

#13 1 year ago

I second that!^^^^^^
Mark, many thanks! My ramp arrived promptly, and fit great. Looks and performs way better. Great guy to deal with! Don't hesitate. And thank you for doing this great work!

#14 1 year ago

Any idea how you'll handle all the hardware on the F-14 ramp? Rivets-a-plenty on there

#15 1 year ago

Any chance Batman Forever ramps are on the horizon? I think even in clear, they would sell like hot cakes or some other sort of hot breakfast type food.

#16 1 year ago

Transporter the Rescue crossover ramp and/or whirlpool bowl. The ones that are nearly always yellowed and melted from the inset flasher. It's a different material than traditional ramps but any attempt at a repro would be welcome!

#17 1 year ago

Mark,
I know there are lots of folks out there that would like to have a replacement main jump ramp for Rollergames, yours truly included. Now that the Plastic sets are available from CPR this would be a great addtion to most games that have blown out ramp entrances..
Thanks,

#18 1 year ago

WCS 94 ramps please!

#19 1 year ago
Quoted from Snux:

Any idea how you'll handle all the hardware on the F-14 ramp? Rivets-a-plenty on there

Well, for High Speed and Swords of Fury I have offered assembly services....basically send me your parts and I will clean and attach them to the new ramp. Might be a little more difficult and time consuming for international customers. Again I would offer that service for F-14.

Trying to help others learn how to do their own riveting, when I did Swords of Fury, I did purchase and offer hand held rivet punches and then supplied the necessary rivets and washers to do the job yourself. On the flip side, things can go bad when doing riveting, so just one more reason to let me do it for you.

#20 1 year ago
Quoted from spiroagnew:

Transporter the Rescue crossover ramp and/or whirlpool bowl. The ones that are nearly always yellowed and melted from the inset flasher. It's a different material than traditional ramps but any attempt at a repro would be welcome!

Definitely some injection molded parts there. I would have to see it. I think in some cases we might be able to come up with vacuum formed solutions for some pieces. This just reminded me that I want to see if I can do the Elevator ramp for Who Dunnit. Need to give Bill a call and get my hands on that one.

#21 1 year ago

Looking forward to the pinbot parts...

#22 1 year ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

Again I would offer that service for F-14

In that case, I'm looking for a nice red ramp for my Second Sortie. Time to blow some cobwebs off that project finally!

#23 1 year ago
Quoted from Snux:

In that case, I'm looking for a nice red ramp for my Second Sortie. Time to blow some cobwebs off that project finally!

I figured you would need a red one. I might be able to save you some down time if when you and I are both ready. I have a spare fully populated ramp. I could assemble you one and mail it off and then you could mail me the parts off yours!

#24 1 year ago

Actually I've got a spare populated ramp too, so could send you the parts with no downtime. Drop me a line when you're getting closer to being ready and we can sort something out!

cheers

#25 1 year ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

Always interested in what folks want.

Hey Mark.
I've purchased a few of these and can't say enough about the work you're doing! My HS and Space Station look awesome!
I know I've said it before and I may be only one of 3 people who would buy it... but Bally Black Belt/Karate Fight would be awesome. They are always trashed and the production run and number of surviving machines is so limited that I doubt anyone else will ever repro these.
I know your HMM ramps were a bit of a favor since it's in the same category as Black Belt... but if you're ever feeling generous again, I'm more than happy to send you my ramp for a pattern.

I'm really looking forward to the HMM!

For something a little more popular, I seem to recall that the left (Ferris Wheel) ramp on Cyclone was impossible to find.
I heard Pinball Inc was in the process of making them before they closed up... but no word as of yet. I have the other two but would love the last one.

#26 1 year ago
Quoted from Drano:

Hey Mark.
I've purchased a few of these and can't say enough about the work you're doing! My HS and Space Station look awesome!
I know I've said it before and I may be only one of 3 people who would buy it... but Bally Black Belt/Karate Fight would be awesome. They are always trashed and the production run and number of surviving machines is so limited that I doubt anyone else will ever repro these.
I know your HMM ramps were a bit of a favor since it's in the same category as Black Belt... but if you're ever feeling generous again, I'm more than happy to send you my ramp for a pattern.
I'm really looking forward to the HMM!
For something a little more popular, I seem to recall that the left (Ferris Wheel) ramp on Cyclone was impossible to find.
I heard Pinball Inc was in the process of making them before they closed up... but no word as of yet. I have the other two but would love the last one.

Never say never. There is a chance I will do this one as I have a local friend that has one as well and has hit me up for reproduction.

#27 1 year ago
Quoted from Snux:

Actually I've got a spare populated ramp too, so could send you the parts with no downtime. Drop me a line when you're getting closer to being ready and we can sort something out!
cheers

Will do!

#28 1 year ago

Sign me up for any ramp(s) you do for Who Dunnit.

#29 1 year ago

Mark's ramp work is amazing, thank you so much for bringing life back to my WWFRR!

#30 1 year ago

I am another one who would be up for a Bally transporter ramp even if it was vacuum formed. also looking
at Gottlieb Party animal ramp and still looking for a Gottlieb Spring break ramp

#31 1 year ago

Mark, for starters... the SoF ramps are beautiful, thanks again!

Have you ever considered the subway ramps for STTNG? While not as glamorous, there would be no need to stock different colors, and with the number of units out there it seems like it might be a decent seller.

I would pick up one on Day 1!

#32 1 year ago

The subway ramps are already out there from various vendors... for example....

https://bayareaamusements.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=GS-STTNG7

#33 1 year ago

I was hoping for another option... and Mark's stuff is top notch.

#34 1 year ago

I would love to get replacement left and right ramps for Jokerz. They make the upper playfield but I can't find the other two. I would even take the center elevator ramp.

#35 1 year ago

G ramp for guns n roses would be awesome

#36 1 year ago

Checkpoint......get to the checkpoint

I sold my HS before I bought the ramp for it, but man did they look good!

#37 1 year ago
Quoted from Snux:

The subway ramps are already out there from various vendors... for example....
https://bayareaamusements.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=GS-STTNG7

I think it would be best if I focus on ramps that simply are not available otherwise.

#38 1 year ago
Quoted from shovelhed:

G ramp for guns n roses would be awesome

While I could do the red ramp in acrylic, I don't think I will be able to find that yellow in a formable plastic. Not sure how well acrylic would stand up on this game. Probably best solution would be to form the ramps in clear and paint the undersides with candy type transparent paint....I'm just not ready for that process yet.

#39 1 year ago
Quoted from GreenMachine19:

I would love to get replacement left and right ramps for Jokerz. They make the upper playfield but I can't find the other two. I would even take the center elevator ramp.

Jokerz are very doable...However the artwork is an issue. I would produce in clear only. Are those decals available? I didn't see them on Bay Area or Planetary.

#40 1 year ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

Jokerz are very doable...However the artwork is an issue. I would produce in clear only. Are those decals available? I didn't see them on Bay Area or Planetary.

Most decals are salvagable if you're careful. They will need to be cleaned of adhesive, and then a new strip of clear 3m double sided tape attached:
» YouTube video

#41 1 year ago

Data East Teenage Mutant Turtles ramp please! I haven't been able to find any nice ones at all

#42 1 year ago

I'd be in on F14, and Pinbot. Any chance of Grand Lizard in green or red maybe?

#43 1 year ago

I would be in for Who Dunnit center ramp,Indy 500 left ramp ,jokerz ramps

#44 1 year ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

Planetary.

Jokerz decals can be removed and reattached using the 3m 467mp tape. I've reused the center ramp and elevator decals so far in this resurrection project. I made my own elevator out of lexan since those aren't available.

#45 1 year ago
Quoted from icust298:

Any chance Batman Forever ramps are on the horizon? I think even in clear, they would sell like hot cakes or some other sort of hot breakfast type food.

I'm in for BF ramps. Played it tonight & I'm a parts hoarder for keeper games!

#46 1 year ago
Quoted from Drano:

Bally Black Belt/Karate Fight would be awesome. They are always trashed and the production run and number of surviving machines is so limited that I doubt anyone else will ever repro these.

I'd be in for the black belt as well.

#47 1 year ago
Quoted from icust298:

Any chance Batman Forever ramps are on the horizon? I think even in clear, they would sell like hot cakes or some other sort of hot breakfast type food.

I'd go for them but the left one is a MONSTER. I wonder if Mark could do that one. I'd want green.

#48 1 year ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

I'd go for them but the left one is a MONSTER. I wonder if Mark could do that one. I'd want green.

OK...I'm curious. Can anyone tell if the green ramps in Batman Forever are actually green plastic or are they painted. The reason I ask is that colored PETG is basically no longer available domestically.....unless you order about 2,000# of it from overseas. As far as colors in acrylic, very few are readily available in extruded acrylic. Tons of colors available in Cast acrylic, but cast cannot be vacuum formed. I did ultimately find a source for the transparent dark green but it is a little spendy.

On another note, ramps are either formed over a male or female mold depending on the design of the ramp. When you form over a female mold (imagine the mold and ramp being right side up), the plastic will be the thickest on the top of the ramp and will then get thinner as it pulls and stretches down into the mold. When formed over a male mold (imagine the ramp upside down) the plastic is the thickest on the bottom of the ramp which is better for strength where the ball is. I was just looking at the BF ramps on the IPDB and it appears to me that those would have been formed over a female mold and given the depth of the draws, especially on the left one that the plastic must have thinned significantly. Acrylic would not be a good material choice for these...in my opinion. I would think the only way to reproduce these ramps would be in clear PETG and then see if they could be painted transparent green....certainly something I will need to look into. I'm thinking automotive candy clear with a flexibility additive....if that's even available.

Got to be some professional painters out there... what do 'ya think?

#49 1 year ago

I would be in for a Black Belt also. Funny you already have three requests for a ~600 production run machine.

#50 1 year ago

The Batman ramps look like green plastic from all the pictures I can see. I found (but never tried) that you can dye PETG.

» YouTube video

http://www.tk560.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=3459

Looks kinda fiddly, but might be worth experimenting on some scrap pieces if you have any.

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