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Freeplay40 Ramps


By Freeplay40

4 years ago



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#4151 10 days ago

Need one of the judge dread guys to chime in. I don’t have that pin anymore

#4152 10 days ago
Quoted from Calfdemon:the other 4 ramps are unicorns.

damn straight

Quoted from ccbiggsoo7:

damn shame someone is sitting on all this stuff, but some of these ramps will never ever see the light of day.

Damn straight

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#4153 10 days ago
Quoted from pin-pimp:

This one I’m not sure what it is
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Looks like STTNG.

#4154 10 days ago

I think your right. STNG. Tons fun stuff here I’m finding

#4155 10 days ago

They are about to see the light of day. That’s why we are talking about it here.
Someone can ID the long part with the corner on the JD mold? The first pic.

#4156 10 days ago

Damn straight
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o-din.... Is there one other right side JD ramp not shown in your post?

#4157 10 days ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

o-din.... Is there one other right side JD ramp not shown in your post?

I thought there was? It may be somewhere. I'll have to look.

I am more than willing to donate these to the cause of reproduction. Well, not donate, I'll want them back. These were replacements for the others I sold several years ago when I thought I was done with Dredd. Sometimes, on Pinside, you gotta be quick when these things show up for sale. I should have jumped on that old man's HUO Shadow a few years ago too.

#4158 10 days ago

So here’s the problem. Looks like I have half the ramp molds for JD. We need Larry to chime in with what he has to see if we can complete this puzzle.

#4159 10 days ago

Well...Interesting discussion here on original molds. I have not really seen that many of the original molds, but at this point it is becoming obvious that many games with multiple ramps were all fashioned on one mold. This clearly made sense when original production runs were being made for X number of games. Now as games are being restored, running all the ramps on one of these molds probably does not make sense as not all ramps fail equally. I think Larry at Starship would agree with a game like Police Force, and likely with Hurricane. Making ramp molds for Jody and I is not really that difficult to do so these original molds don't have a whole lot of value to us. Most likely either of us would cut up the originals so that we could produce just what is needed.

What is being missed here is that the mold is just one piece of the process, and the whole process of ramp reproduction is quite time consuming. JD ramps are certainly doable and I expect that Jody or I will get to them at some point, but both of us have a pretty full plate of others we have committed to.

Winter is coming and I intend to ratchet things up this year with the new machine....but I have several ramps I need to get through before I take anything else on.

#4160 10 days ago

I'm not seeing all the ramps. In the Molds I don't see the Largest main ramp.

The Pic with the ramps on the board doesn't have the Stake Out ramp.

I'm I wrong?

There are 4 ramps
Main ramp
Black Out
Air Raid
Stake out

Plus the subway right.

#4161 10 days ago
Quoted from BertoDRINK1:

I'm not seeing all the ramps. In the Molds I don't see the Largest main ramp.
The Pic with the ramps on the board doesn't have the Stake Out ramp.
I'm I wrong?
There are 4 ramps
Main ramp
Black Out
Air Raid
Stake out
Plus the subway right.

You are correct. We came to that same conclusion off line. In o-din's post he has three of the JD topside ramps and the subway. In pin-pimp's first mold post it has 2 of the 4 topside ramps and the subway. The ramp missing in o-din's post is on pin-pimps mold. So we have concluded that there is another JD mold with the other two ramps on it.

#4162 10 days ago

I'll get a picture of mine tomorrow.

#4163 10 days ago

I have hundreds of original Williams tools.

#4164 10 days ago

Damn too slow...

Quoted from pin-pimp:

This one I’m not sure what it is
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I think that's STTNG, with the subway mold on the left side.
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#4165 10 days ago

Guys, I’m really enjoying the shop banter among the ramp makers here. Love the collaborations! Keep up the great work everyone. Treasures to the hobby, every one of you guys.

#4166 10 days ago

good god you have molds for jackbot/pinbot visors

#4167 10 days ago

What was the process of creating ramps with those old molds?

#4168 10 days ago
Quoted from alexmogil:

good god you have molds for jackbot/pinbot visors

Looks just my mold...

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#4169 10 days ago

This the full Judge Dredd set, 7 pieces.

Main ramp (left ramp)
Black Out ramp
Air Raid ramp
Stake Out ramp
Subway 1 (2 parts)
Subway 2

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#4170 10 days ago

The term Water Line was mentioned earlIer. What is that?

#4171 10 days ago
Quoted from chad:

The term Water Line was mentioned earlIer. What is that?

On high production tools, they will drill passageways into the molds to run a cold water line through and help dissipate heat in the mold. This will allow you to get more parts per hour off the mold by allowing the parts to cool faster. Not much of a concern for us guys making 6-12 parts at a time...but if you are running a 1000 part order, time is money!

#4172 10 days ago
Quoted from pin-pimp:

This one I’m not sure what it is
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Star trek

#4173 10 days ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

Looks just my mold...
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Wait, are you currently making those?

#4174 10 days ago
Quoted from alexmogil:

Wait, are you currently making those?

Yes. I've got you on my list for one of the main ramps....do you want a visor as well?

#4175 10 days ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

Yes. I've got you on my list for one of the main ramps....do you want a visor as well?

Why, yes.

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Yes I do.

#4176 10 days ago

The reason we watch each others posts, at least I do, is to make sure we are not duplicating efforts. There is enough room for all 3 of us.

#4177 10 days ago

There is another reason for the water line. It keeps the tool from overheating. A tool that is too hot will get you bubbles in the PETG.

#4178 9 days ago

Here is my tool. I'm supposed to have another but can't find it.

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#4179 9 days ago
Quoted from lrosent345:

Here is my tool. I'm supposed to have another but can't find it.
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Kinda what I expected...You each have a part of the puzzle.

#4180 9 days ago
Quoted from lrosent345:

Here is my tool. I'm supposed to have another but can't find it.
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Thanks Larry.

Judge Dredd puzzle is complete:

Larry:
Main ramp (left ramp)
Black Out ramp

pin-pimp:
Air Raid ramp
Stake Out ramp
Subway 1 (2 parts)
Subway 2

#4181 9 days ago

The value of my assortment of NOS Judge Dredd ramps just dropped.

#4182 9 days ago

Yes between the 2 molds it’s all there. Now there a question of ownership and who’s running what. I didn’t get this from PPS. I got it from twisted pins when they went under. I basically saved all this from hitting a landfill. Where twisted got it I have no idea. That was a long time ago. I just assumed I’d give the stuff back to PPS after that buyout.

#4183 9 days ago
Quoted from pin-pimp:

Yes between the 2 molds it’s all there. Now there a question of ownership and who’s running what. I didn’t get this from PPS. I got it from twisted pins when they went under. I basically saved all this from hitting a landfill. Where twisted got it I have no idea. That was a long time ago. I just assumed I’d give the stuff back to PPS after that buyout.

What does it mean? Repro won't happen?

#4184 8 days ago

I would think at this point all the players will need to get together and decide the best course of action. Now that it’s found I think they do need to be made

#4185 8 days ago
Quoted from pin-pimp:

I would think at this point all the players will need to get together and decide the best course of action. Now that it’s found I think they do need to be made

Rick is amazingly easy to deal with. It's really up to you to get things started.

#4186 6 days ago
Quoted from JodyG:

On high production tools, they will drill passageways into the molds to run a cold water line through and help dissipate heat in the mold. This will allow you to get more parts per hour off the mold by allowing the parts to cool faster. Not much of a concern for us guys making 6-12 parts at a time...but if you are running a 1000 part order, time is money!

Thanks !

#4187 6 days ago

Just received word that pin-pimp has the go ahead to produce the Space Station upper ramp.....Awesome news!

#4188 5 days ago
Quoted from pin-pimp:

Yes between the 2 molds it’s all there. Now there a question of ownership and who’s running what. I didn’t get this from PPS. I got it from twisted pins when they went under. I basically saved all this from hitting a landfill. Where twisted got it I have no idea. That was a long time ago. I just assumed I’d give the stuff back to PPS after that buyout.

I dont understand too much about PPS or what they own, but it the person who owned the stuff sold it before PPS bought all the bally stuff, then its not theirs anyway.

#4189 5 days ago
Quoted from yellowghost:

I dont understand too much about PPS or what they own, but it the person who owned the stuff sold it before PPS bought all the bally stuff, then its not theirs anyway.

I agree and anyone can make a reproduction ramp, but you can’t use licensed artwork without permission. An example is the ramp decals.

#4190 5 days ago

That's weird, Marc, cause PPS said I can run them. I am so confused. We'll just have to wait and see.

#4191 5 days ago
Quoted from lrosent345:

That's weird, Marc, cause PPS said I can run them. I am so confused. We'll just have to wait and see.

I don't see any reason why you can't run them. Will you run them if you get your hands on both molds?

#4192 5 days ago

I'm done trying to figure out what PP is gonna do. I'm just gonna wait and see.

#4193 5 days ago

I am going to have to bring this one up again. Last Action Hero Blue Tar Pit Ramp.
It's an underrated pin that is gaining more popularity since you can still get it for a decent price, but I would guess at least 25% to 50% of all of them have a partially broken tar pit ramp.

#4194 5 days ago
Quoted from StrangeSubset1:

I am going to have to bring this one up again. Last Action Hero Blue Tar Pit Ramp.
It's an underrated pin that is gaining more popularity since you can still get it for a decent price, but I would guess at least 25% to 50% of all of them have a partially broken tar pit ramp.

Seconded!

#4195 5 days ago
Quoted from StrangeSubset1:

I am going to have to bring this one up again. Last Action Hero Blue Tar Pit Ramp.
It's an underrated pin that is gaining more popularity since you can still get it for a decent price, but I would guess at least 25% to 50% of all of them have a partially broken tar pit ramp.

I have a local guy lined up to loan me his to make a mold from, but I have not gotten around to deciding if I can even do it or not. I am not sure if Freeplay40 has had that one his radar or not, but its definitely an interesting piece that may require some new techniques to make.

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#4196 5 days ago
Quoted from JodyG:

I have a local guy lined up to loan me his to make a mold from, but I have not gotten around to deciding if I can even do it or not. I am not sure if Freeplay40 has had that one his radar or not, but its definitely an interesting piece that may require some new techniques to make. [quoted image][quoted image]

Give it a shot Jody! If you encounter any issues maybe I can help.

#4197 4 days ago
Quoted from JodyG:

I have a local guy lined up to loan me his to make a mold from, but I have not gotten around to deciding if I can even do it or not. I am not sure if Freeplay40 has had that one his radar or not, but its definitely an interesting piece that may require some new techniques to make. [quoted image][quoted image]

you'll have people lining up like back old black Friday days to take them of your hands!

#4198 3 days ago

You guys are going to cost me so much money.

#4199 3 days ago

I "third" the need for Last Action Hero Blue tarpit ramp. Actually, but of my ramps are broken if anyone has a source for the (main) clear one.

#4200 2 days ago

Do you guys ever CNC probe scan a ramp and then CNC a new mold from the scan? It seems like that could be a nice way to do it with lower risk to the donor ramp. You would then have the ramp scan or mold 3D model that you could propagate to other people if you wanted.

Sincerely,

-A pinball enthusiast jonesing for those Demo Man ramps

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