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Freeplay40 Ramps

By Freeplay40

4 years ago

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Post #1 List of remade ramps Posted by Freeplay40 (4 years ago)

Post #200 F-14 ramp mold Posted by Freeplay40 (4 years ago)

Post #210 F-14 ramp preview with various colors Posted by Freeplay40 (4 years ago)

Post #232 Examples of the F-14 ramp installed in a game Posted by Freeplay40 (4 years ago)

Post #241 F-14 ramp finished Posted by Freeplay40 (4 years ago)

Post #258 Hurricane ramp form test Posted by Freeplay40 (4 years ago)

Post #264 Original Hurricane ramp differences Posted by Freeplay40 (4 years ago)

Post #289 Hurricane ramp finished Posted by Freeplay40 (4 years ago)

Post #305 Finished hurricane ramp photi Posted by Freeplay40 (4 years ago)

Post #310 Finished hurricane ramp Posted by Freeplay40 (4 years ago)

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#101 4 years ago

Hurricane Center ramp and right ramp request please. How will decals be working for your ramps, is that a licensed issue with pps on most titles?

#108 4 years ago

Nice....Count me in for anything Hurricane when it's ready! Thanks for all your work!

1 month later
#143 4 years ago

Mousin Around center ramp....Great candidate for a ramp to be put on list!

1 month later
#217 4 years ago

Progress on Hurricane center ramp? Just curious, I know these take time.

#219 4 years ago

Have fun at show, thought about going but I'm working now.

1 week later
#255 4 years ago

I have't checked-in a couple weeks. Exciting news about Hurricane center ramp. Just a few weeks from starting that one, pulled all the boards last week. Only sound card is worth saving. I have everything ready to go except that center ramp.

#257 4 years ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

I'm mounting the mold in the machine now. Need to set up the plugs and should be able to form the first test early tomorrow!

Sweet!! Your the man!

#259 4 years ago

Amazing ! It is also amazing the excess plastic it takes. Looks like the hard part is cutting the ramp away from leftovers.
Clear is best on this one, no need to color.
Great work!!!!!

#288 4 years ago

Options are great, but won't lie. Fully populated center Hurricane ramp much easier to install!
I get all my boards back next week for Hurricane. Looking forward to putting this one back together.

2 weeks later
#359 4 years ago

Dr dude main ramp, or rollergame "wall ramp" a possibility?

#369 4 years ago

Elvira and the party monsters ramp. That one would be a crowd favorite.

1 week later
#431 4 years ago

Hey Marc,
I could use a center Dr Dude ramp, looks like an easy one.



#435 4 years ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

.Basically through it out in the yard!

Humm...Black Hurricane ramp...You would have to leave it out there a year to get fade.

2 weeks later
#514 4 years ago

Mark, when will your new larger machine be ready? Needing right long ramp for Mousin Around, long wiggly one over shooter lane.

2 weeks later
#532 4 years ago

Mentioned earlier in thread, Who Dunnit? Center ramp, I'm on board for when ever you do it Mark.

#546 4 years ago

I could use a City Slicker ramp. Only 300 of that title made. Those anti gravity Ramps look great.
Mark, how will you make them blue? Dye them?

1 week later
#571 4 years ago

Mark- Thank you for all your hard work. I think we could keep you busy with ramps for the next 20 years.
I wish I could come see you at Fast pinball this weekend. I'd love to see your lectures. Will they be web cammed or placed on you tube at a later time?

1 week later
#641 4 years ago
Quoted from stevevt:

I can make another request if that's what it takes.

Mark--I second Surf n Safari Whirlpool ramp!!!
Mine has a nice melt burn from a flasher and cracked bottom of bowl.
So let's make this official Second. TY
Not an easy beast of a ramp.Reminds me of Riverboat Gambler beast of a red ramp.
So when you make both of these ramps in the far future. What do you think of a clear red, so you can see thru them? Like the blue on Anti gravity scoop.

#663 4 years ago

Mark- Any updates on Strange science ramps?

#675 4 years ago

Mark- Great updates. Your the bomb! Amazing work, I've had compliments on your Hurricane center ramp! I give you the credit!!!

1 week later
#736 4 years ago

Feel better Mark. Get well.

1 week later
#792 4 years ago

Tight work Mark!! Rivet lesson for all. Look forward to Strange Science ramps in few weeks when you get the chance.
Feel better and take it easy, no hurry.

#801 4 years ago

The Anti--Gravity ramp looks awesome Mark.

1 week later
#856 4 years ago

Who dunnit center elevator ramp please Mark.

#868 4 years ago

Go slow friend...congrats on stopping so far. Baby steps, before you know it, you've gone the distance. Ramps can wait. Rest up. We all would rather have you for the long run.

2 weeks later
#882 4 years ago

Mark- Glad your feeling a little better. Those ramps look amazing. Bummed I dont own a GnR. Guys, dont pm me, everytime I say something like that I get a pm with offer of machine. Not buying pins, fixing them mode.

2 weeks later
#928 3 years ago

Mark- Hope your feeling better and improving every day.
What do you think we're looking at for Strange science ramps? How is anti gravity coming along?
Will you be adding Dr Dude to your 2017 to do list?

2 weeks later
#988 3 years ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

Anti-Gravity blue $45
Anti-gravity exit clear $42

Mark- Please put me down for 2 sets for 2 machines. Blue Anti-Gravity and Clear exits. Thanks your the best.

1 week later
#994 3 years ago

Looks like data east pins are popular requests. Hook above, checkpoint, the wabac ramp. BTTF need doing.
But just yesterday I realized I need a phantom of the opera main red ramp!
Hopefully in New Year with that larger machine many of these can get done.
Thanks in advance Mark.
Happy holidays to you and your family and thank you for bringing our machines back to life this year.

2 weeks later
#1029 3 years ago

Mark, Happy New Year! Thank you again for bringing our pins back to life and improving the game.
Better health for all of us this year. Us old guys have what I call, "Old guy medical issue's". To that let us all feel better this year.
I've been on your bandwagon all year and look forward to my Strange science order.

#1030 3 years ago

I'm back. Since we all have pinball dreams. It brings me back to Hurricane and how awesome those center ramps turned out. I ended up with two of them and still have both machines with your gorgeous ramp.
That said a similar ramp I feel would be very popular.
Black Rose center ramp.
If this could make it to the list for 2017, that would be awesome.
Thanks again.

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#1035 3 years ago

Amazing work Mark!
I look forward to giving you money on Monday!

#1042 3 years ago

These look amazing Mark! Top Notch work as always. PP sent.

#1061 3 years ago

Mark-Strange Science ramps are amazing! Glad I picked the blue anti gravity and clear exit. Can't wait to get these in. Thank you for being our guardian angel of pinball ramps!
I look forward to bombarding you with requests all year.
You know my next requests.
Black Rose whirlpool and cover, maybe even in dyed blue like anti gravity, maybe little darker.
Who Dunnit elevator center ramp. I think this doesn't need injection molding, your thicker vacu form would be just fine.
Thanks Again

#1063 3 years ago

You the man. Any help on that just let me know. Wouldn't mind sending you mine as well. One of the most trusted kind hearted gentleman on pinside!

2 weeks later
#1116 3 years ago

Marks work is always top notch. True asset to pinball!!
Can I start the Black Rose cheer squad for whirlpool ramp?
Anyone else need one?

#1118 3 years ago

Awesome Mark, and it's a small ramp, smaller than Hurricane center ramp.
The cover over ramp would need doing to. It says whirlpool, but I think plain clear would be fine. Would rather see wave decals and pop bumpers with view not blocked by that writing, whirlpool seems awkward to, just doesn't need it.

#1124 3 years ago

All in on W?D ramp mark!
Trying to gain interest for Black Rose whirlpool ramp over on Black Rose owners club forum.

#1126 3 years ago
Quoted from Evilive69:

Count me in for a W?D ramp, and I have a friend that would take one as well.

Same here Mark, I'll see my friend Sat and let him know. I know he needs one, his is worse than mine.

#1147 3 years ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

Probably a back burner....only the 2nd mention of this ramp.

I'm trying mark. If I were to count guys on BR thread it would be 6. Trying to get 20 guys to come over here and chime in!

1 week later
#1207 3 years ago

whirlpool ramping up for Black Rose. Pun intended Mark.
Thank you for your consideration.

#1234 3 years ago

Bump for Black Rose whirlpool ramp.
Thanks Marc

3 months later
#1393 3 years ago

Awesome news to hear W?D is in the que.
Real estate news..YES, sell high. Buy in country side, build big shop and large machine.
Do we need a poll?

1 week later
#1420 3 years ago

I know its in the que...
Ron, when do you think w?d elevator ramp will get done?

#1437 3 years ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

The next ramps I want to see if I can do right now are Pinbot and the Comet Cork Screw ramps.

Ahh sucks.. was hoping W?D elavator ramp was next or close to the que.

#1443 3 years ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

Elevator is still near the front burner. Different process to make a mold for that one and yes I should have said it is on deck as well.

Thanks Mark, hey got it right.

#1450 3 years ago

Mark- Make sure you play Houdini!! Love it, great Game!...oh and there is an aliens...

#1461 3 years ago

Mark- Curious... what temperature do you need to heat to, Max temp, in order for larger machine to work?
I recently saw a a clay oven at auction, not a kiln, but large rectangle oven designed for glazing and painting of pottery. When i saw it, you came to mind. Beast of a machine, maybe 700 pounds.
Just a thought.
Also, do you have a Chef Toys chain up north?
Large discounted industrial kitchen supplier. They often have dented seconds or scratched large ovens.
I also am clueless on how you work your magic..just a couple ideas.

1 week later
#1465 3 years ago

Mark- Take care brother. Ramps and stuff can wait. Health more important than pinball. Get well soon, and dont come back to fast, take your time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you for speedy recovery and better health moving forward.

3 weeks later
#1502 3 years ago

Welcome home, good news Mark.
Take it easy, relax, get some rest.

3 weeks later
#1529 3 years ago

Mark, so good to hear your up and about and feeling better! Here we all are telling you to take it easy! So, go slow, no hurry.
Riveting, i just hate it either method, i suck at it.

1 week later
#1548 3 years ago

I bought 2 Hurricans and 2 sets of Stange Science. All ramps made game 200% better.

#1555 3 years ago

Hummm. Wonder if this means the who Dunnit elevator ramp will be tooled and made to ? There kinda similar.

1 month later
#1614 3 years ago

Get well soon. Hang tough. Thoughts and prayers go out to you.

3 months later
#1744 2 years ago

Izzy, good you found this thread.
Mark, i suggested again to friend Izzy above he find you for the Dr Dude center ramp.
Any chance you could add Black Rose whirlpool cover on plastic ramp to list. Love a new cover, but if you do the ramp , Id buy that to.
Heres to a healthy, strong, prosperous new year for you Mark, you deserve it!

2 weeks later
#1772 2 years ago

Pinbot lift ramp. FYI
Also used on Jackbot as mentioned.
Road Kings, and Fire! Right side.

#1787 2 years ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

PETG is really only available domestically in clear these days. Almost any color can be purchased if I commit to like a 2000 pound order and get it from China.

That is a lot of ramps.

2 months later
#2052 2 years ago

Im all in for Black Rose whirlpool ramp and cover.

#2065 2 years ago

Mark. Your an artist my friend.
Those ramps look great.
Vid, you made me cough coffee into my nose.

1 month later
#2374 2 years ago

I know on its on eventual list Mark.
Who Dunnit elevator ramp.
How about that Kydex in clear for that one?

#2390 2 years ago

Hasn't been mentioned in a long time.
Any hopes of getting the Black Rose whirlpool ramp made and cover? A lot like the Hurricane ramp?
Thanks Mark. Wish i had a comet to upgrade!

1 month later
#2466 2 years ago

Bump for Black Rose whirlpool ramp...

#2473 2 years ago
Quoted from jrockne:

I'd buy one, maybe two if I can get one in transparent blue...

Ohhh. Great Idea. Love the idea of transparent blue. Takes me back to when Mark made Strange science ramps.

2 weeks later
#2533 2 years ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

The Elevator ramp is technically an injection molded piece, but I do have one here on loan from a friend and we hope to be able to produce a suitable vacuum formed replacement.

Count me in for W?D elevator ramp!

1 week later
#2568 2 years ago

Bump for Who dunnit center ramp and Black Rose whirlpool ramp!
Ive purchased 6 of your ramps Marc, looking forward to when your able to make these 2.

1 month later
#2641 2 years ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

I'm sort of casually shipping out Pinbot and Jackbot stuff now. Next up are some favors to the community...specifically, Black Belt and The Transporter.
Haven't really though much farther than that right.. ...Probably a good time to rattle my cage, eh?

Cough, Cough....excuse me. Something stuck in my thought.
Ahh, that feels better.
Thanks for letting me get that out Mark.

#2644 2 years ago

Ok, lets make this 3 in a row for Who Dunnit center elevator ramp!

2 weeks later
#2669 1 year ago
Quoted from MaxwellB:

Another vote for W?D ramps from a desperate WhoDunnit owner.

We all need it.
Mark, gladly donate towards the New bigger oven!

1 month later
#2740 1 year ago

I Keep Hoping for Black Rose Whirlpool, doesn't need bigger oven.

1 week later
#2787 1 year ago

Mark- Here's hoping Santa brought you that bigger oven!

1 week later
#2854 1 year ago
Quoted from lordloss:

Demo man ramps will print money

So will that BR whirlpool ramp!

1 week later
#2906 1 year ago
Quoted from jrockne:

I'd buy both Black Rose ramps if you made both.


1 week later
#2928 1 year ago
Quoted from zh2oson:


Yup...and zh2oson.
Id do the backboard hidden ramp too!

3 weeks later
#2977 1 year ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

Couldn't resist posting this photo. Pretty sure this is my biggest single order so far. Off to Australia tomorrow.
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You have Crazy Talent there Mark.
Those ramps are so pretty!

1 month later
#3058 1 year ago

Back to requests and talks of new bigger heater.
When is that Godzilla Ramp getting done?

#3062 1 year ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

Ooooohhh….Green...Haven't done a good green yet.

The High Speed upper may have looked good in green. I just picked up a High Speed and they put your red in, Fantastic!
Other thoughts. Hurricane center may have looked good in green.

Quoted from PinDeLaPin:

Mark when the new heater gets finished and the new Comet center ramp rolls off the assembly line any thought on the 2nd ramp? Have you ever considered or had requests for the left ramp on monopoly?

I was hoping for the big apron sweep ramp on Hurricane. (Green might look good), My middle mark ramp is lonely.
Lets not forget Black Rose ramps. (Not Green)

4 weeks later
#3112 1 year ago

Ramp porn, giant orgy in hot tub.
I like redheads and blonds.

2 weeks later
#3154 1 year ago
Quoted from ccbiggsoo7:

that's going to be the prettiest hurricane west of the Mississippi!!! thanks again mark!

Red works! Told you Mark is the Man!
PLEASE post pic once installed.

2 weeks later
#3169 1 year ago
Quoted from ccbiggsoo7:

Havent got to installing ramp/ shopping game yet gonna be next project, but ive had several requests for pics, so...... you get the idea of how it will look
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RED Hurricane ramp looks awesome!

1 week later
#3244 1 year ago
Quoted from DorkVonWaterfall:

how to store the ramps (longtime)?
as i´m putting the ramps on the shelf for backup, any advise?
for now there are in the cardboard boxes they where shipped in (removed the bubblewrap) in a dry, a ca 20°C environment (about 68°F )

Ive had ramps for years....
I just make sure they are in big bags, then wrap extra bag around ramp. Then bubble wrap, then the box they showed up in.
No wax,or oil or any products, any product can harden or color over time.

3 weeks later
#3288 1 year ago
Quoted from HHaase:

Honestly, given the amount of vacu-formed plastics on the game, that's a lower estimate than I would have expected.

My thought too! The problem with Blackwater is it would only probably sell maybe 20 sets.

4 weeks later
#3383 1 year ago

Mark doing these ramps sure makes me sad I didn't get that Radical few years back.

3 weeks later
#3447 1 year ago
Quoted from nitrojcrawf:

The Black Rose people are waiting patiently!

its been a few months. +One bump for Whirlpool Black Rose ramp!!

3 weeks later
#3512 1 year ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

but I will pause new ramp development (Considering slipping Black Rose in)

Best news Ive heard all week.

3 weeks later
#3595 1 year ago

+1 Black Rose Ramps.
Mark-There are 2 key plastic pieces on BR.
The whirlpool ramp I want.
Entrance to left ramp, about 10 inches.

#3625 1 year ago

Count me in for Both Black Rose ramps Mark.

3 weeks later
#3700 11 months ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

...I'm 67 on Sunday!

Wahooo! Happy Birthday Mark.
With the social security money you can build the new Heater.

2 weeks later
#3739 10 months ago
Quoted from nhman:

I would like to buy upper and lower ramp for huricane I just acquired. Any chance you have that for sale

Freeplay only does the center Hurricane ramp.

#3743 10 months ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

Black Rose ramp update. Life events slowed things down in November, but getting back on track. The molds for the two Black Rose pieces I will reproduce are cast and curing. On another note, Planetary just today announced some significant releases in the Black Rose owners club...
Good timing for Black Rose owners!

Mark, good to see you back. Hope all is well.

1 month later
#3798 9 months ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

I'm sure others would be interested in those BR decals if more are available.

Just got a set of ramp decals in anticipation of my order of Black Rose Ramps. Pre- riveted ramp entrance's for me Mark if your starting a survey.
PPS has them in stock now.
Count me in for one of each ramp!

#3803 9 months ago
Quoted from Mancave:

I tried googling for the other 4 (1 being on the metal ramp) and had no hits to the part numbers

These are the 3 Planetary currently has in stock.

1 week later
#3830 9 months ago

Mark- Thank You for all you do these past years. Ive purchased many ramps from you, and have had 3 of your ramps show up on machines Ive purchased.
True asset to the pin community.
New heater, what about that monster Hurricane apron ramp?

1 week later
#3882 8 months ago
Quoted from pinheadpierre:

Seems like Larry has been humming that tune about Space Shuttle for a VERY long time. Don’t hold your breath.

Larry said he would do it, He will.
These things take time, patience helps with pinball parts.

2 months later
#3939 6 months ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

I have casually started shipping ramps for Black Rose so will toss this out to everyone who is interested at this time. I will be working this weekend putting the ramps together.
Both ramps include all flaps and the new extended protectors. Prices shown below include the new riveted protectors. If anyone is interested in reusing their own original protectors for a reduced price let me know.
Black Rose Whirlpool ramp $120
Black Rose left Ramp $125
New Cover for Whirlpool ramp $18
Shipping for the two ramp set $16
There are ramp decals available for the Whirlpool and one decal for the left ramp at Planetary/Bay Area Amusements. There is no decal available for the Whirlpool ramp cover....your existing ramp cover will fit on my new ramp.
I will simply accept orders regardless of where you are on the list as I will get to everyone who is interested.[quoted image]

PM sent for both Black Rose Ramps!!!
Thank you for making these Mark!!

1 week later
#3959 5 months ago

Got my Black Rose Ramps super fast Mark!!!
Thank You so much!!!!
Worth the wait. Not ganna lie. Be a few weeks before i get these in and figure out decals.

3 months later
#4080 83 days ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

Didn't JodyG just make you one ramp for Mousin' Around?

Jody made the center ramp.

2 months later
#4121 16 days ago
Quoted from Shabazz18:

Interested in Fire! If they ever get made

Which part of Fire! ?

#4137 13 days ago
Quoted from pin-pimp:

Roadshow and high speed and pin bot here too

All three have been made.
Horribly late to the party here.
Did you just acquire the stash and make a deal with Rick?

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