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HEP This Week 11-15-21

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“EBD Trim legs will be black regardless ”

  • Stainless/Factory 35 votes
    31%
  • Blacked out 54 votes
    48%
  • Painted Gold matched to cabinet 24 votes
    21%

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#10201 33 days ago

I wish that STTNG was mine.

#10202 33 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Two actually from the looks of it .The game is a beast and all the add ons made it that much worse. I just finished packing it up so I will make sure to send two screws with it. Thanks for catching it. [quoted image]

Is there a technical reason the added aux power supply couldn't go between the shaker and the transformer? It's the only reason I could IMAGINE anyone downvoting the amazing job you did on this (because someone did - shocking).

#10203 33 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Is there a technical reason the added aux power supply couldn't go between the shaker and the transformer? It's the only reason I could IMAGINE anyone downvoting the amazing job you did on this (because someone did - shocking).

I think the downvote is just a mistake.
The power supply was moved from where I originally mounted it above the shaker because the subway loaders actually would hit it. Amazing how close some things are once the playfield is lowered. Even the cannon motor on the right just barely has clearance from the transformer.
Putting it in the middle is possible but with six wires that’s a bit tougher to hide from that location.
A lot of that type of thing is just personal taste.
I try to mount things to the walls so I can intertwine the added wires into the factory harness

#10204 33 days ago

Wonder how many of us went back to make sure it wasn't our mistake. I know i did.

#10205 33 days ago

Lol…… I did the same thing…….If you have fat hands and fingers it does happen ! They are very close together

#10206 33 days ago
Quoted from ToucanF16:

I wish that STTNG was mine.

me too

#10207 31 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Catching up some of what did not get documented yesterday on the TAF project.

Transformer was reworked.

Chris,

I know I'm referring to a very old post here but I hope you might share a bit of your magic. What do you use to (I assume) paint transformer cores? Do you treat for rust (hopefully) before refinishing? Mask the windings and wiring?

Any push in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for all of your fantastic work!

#10208 31 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Now for the TOTAN transformer.
This one is pretty ugly.

This always happens to me. I ask for help then I read more in your thread and find the answer.

Thanks for the great information in this thread!

#10209 31 days ago

Working on the SC
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Tore the playfield down.
Started working on the ramps.
Clear ramps are cool but will need some effort to make them come together.
Building a new harness
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This ramp was packed with optos,flashers and coils. 77B169A2-6366-46EE-AA9B-464B3B356205 (resized).jpeg
Got it done all through shrink tube.

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#10210 31 days ago

Building up the NoS playfield. A713EBA4-C609-4589-AA3C-9D5B7E99D093 (resized).jpeg
Adding some lighted post for the top lanes. No bulbs from the factory because of some mechs. 1D8C1C6D-6611-456E-AE2C-8B258384BB91 (resized).jpegFB0F8F16-A85A-4A2D-9A48-A67BF5CDB61C (resized).jpegFAB73F70-54F0-459D-A55F-63DFF1F91B52 (resized).jpegB9F05069-5708-4A49-A869-389AE8A3FE38 (resized).jpeg

#10211 31 days ago

Love the star post lighting. I’ve done this on a couple of my pins, and adds some visual appeal to otherwise dull areas. Although, I never had the cohones to drill a new hole through the playfield to run the wiring.

#10212 31 days ago
Quoted from Walamab:

Chris,
I know I'm referring to a very old post here but I hope you might share a bit of your magic. What do you use to (I assume) paint transformer cores? Do you treat for rust (hopefully) before refinishing? Mask the windings and wiring?
Any push in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for all of your fantastic work!

Go to the top of any page in this thread. Click on "Show Topic Index" then click on sort by keypost summary, then "show all." You want the Tip Time with Chris from that list that shows a transformer rehab. It's all there.

#10213 30 days ago

Where did you get these 3 piece purple lane guides? Link? Thanks Dan

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#10214 30 days ago
Quoted from danczaz:

Where did you get these 3 piece purple lane guides? Link? Thanks Dan[quoted image][quoted image]

I made those by plastic etching and then painting the inside of a clear set purple.

#10215 30 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I made those by plastic etching and then painting the inside of a clear set purple.

So that’s why I don’t see them… Any chance you could make and sell me a set?

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#10216 30 days ago
Quoted from danczaz:

Where did you get these 3 piece purple lane guides? Link? Thanks Dan[quoted image][quoted image]

Pinball center has purple lane guides if you can wait for them to come from Europe:
https://www.pinball.center/en/shop/pinball-parts/playfield-parts/lane-guides/10434/lane-guide-1-3/4-purple-transparent-double-sided-03-8318-10

Pinball life has the purple plastic posts:
https://www.pinballlife.com/williamsbally-1-14-narrow-plastic-posts.html

Action pinball also has the older EM style ones, but I don't think they will work.

#10217 29 days ago

Just about done wiring the SC playfield.
This is always a tough one.
So much crammed into so little space. Especially the jet bumper area.

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#10218 29 days ago

Kind sir!

On the 2 Centaurs you restored 8 months ago would you have a picture of what this part looks like from the other side? I understand its a ball lock mech for the rail launcher and looking to duplicate it.

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#10219 29 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Kind sir!
On the 2 Centaurs you restored 8 months ago would you have a picture of what this part looks like from the other side? I understand its a ball lock mech for the rail launcher and looking to duplicate it.
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Should be on this page and probably the next

http://christopherhutchins.com/gallery/v/Examples-of-the-restoration-process_0/album80/?g2_page=11

#10220 29 days ago

Sadly no picture showing the back side of the mech and the lever that extends into the ball trough to stop the balls.

I'll look closer when I get in, might just have missed it on the phone.

#10221 29 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:Sadly no picture showing the back side of the mech and the lever that extends into the ball trough to stop the balls.
I'll look closer when I get in, might just have missed it on the phone.

Might not have one like that in there I am familiar with the mech and will see if I have a good picture in my private teardown album.

#10222 29 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Might not have one like that in there I am familiar with the mech and will see if I have a good picture in my private teardown album.

Thanks! After building a Seawitch from scratch I'm looking to step up my game with a Centaur.

#10223 29 days ago

SOF main playfield is sanded and polished.
Should be ready to assemble this week.

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#10224 28 days ago

SOF main playfield is cleaned up and ready to assemble.
Put it outside real quick to hopefully showcase the final bare playfield is a better light.

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#10225 28 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

SOF main playfield is cleaned up and ready to assemble.
Put it outside real quick to hopefully showcase the final bare playfield is a better light.
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Just amazing

#10226 28 days ago

Made some decent progress reassembling the SOF playfield today.

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#10227 28 days ago

Just curious, what do you do to the metal bits? Ultrasonic cleaner, buff them, ? Or maybe you source new?

I run most of my playfield bits through the ultrasonic cleaner and leave it at that. But often them have staining from years of use and abuse. They’re clean when I’m done, but don’t always look factory fresh…

#10228 28 days ago

Amazing work btw. Truly a level above factory new!

#10229 28 days ago
Quoted from PinJim:

Just curious, what do you do to the metal bits? Ultrasonic cleaner, buff them, ? Or maybe you source new?
I run most of my playfield bits through the ultrasonic cleaner and leave it at that. But often them have staining from years of use and abuse. They’re clean when I’m done, but don’t always look factory fresh…

Metal is handle many ways depending on the condition.
All get washed first. Some degreased with solvent based cleaners.
Some parts are hand polished with flitz metal polish
Others may be turned in the drill with that same metal polish.
Much of this metal was done that way then put in a tumbler and run for a couple days.
If something is really pitted or tarnished then it will be nickel plated.
Most of the screws are new that works best where possible.

#10230 26 days ago

STTNG and W?D TC make it out of here.
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SC playfield is wired. 2A350318-8084-4B89-B537-6E746FDAC499 (resized).jpeg
Still wiring the cabinet now that I have it in a spot that I can focus on it.
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Whirlwind up on four legs
Getting the playfield ready to assemble.

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#10231 26 days ago

SOF main playfield wired.

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#10232 26 days ago

SOF main playfield makes it way into the cabinet.

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#10233 25 days ago

Final repaints and clear are done on the SOF upper playfield.

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#10234 25 days ago

Game is powered up for testing. F8C83090-2C0D-4351-BDBE-54F8BF1D573D (resized).jpeg
Had some unexpected board issues. Failed U42. Turns out there was some hidden corrosion. I had a good board on hand so we continue on.

#10235 25 days ago

Prepping my WW project playfield. 8A991FD0-1151-4238-982C-A046C0551ADB (resized).jpeg
Shooter lane looks odd. Guessing they had to backtrack a bit and add the switch cut out 7F0E7F3A-3014-4188-9175-9FAED2CB5A81 (resized).jpeg
Little grainy not unusual just less than ideal. D9BA99B5-27F0-459E-AAE7-0BCAC1D25234 (resized).jpegCB83062A-F6B4-45AE-854E-3020B10426F7 (resized).jpeg
Prepped frosted the shooter lane issues and cleared it.

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#10236 24 days ago

Love the freshly cleared playfield pics!

#10237 24 days ago
Quoted from Flash71:

Love the freshly cleared playfield pics!

Great!
Here is another one.
TOTAN CPR latest run. I don’t think they do Gold or silver/bronze anymore. If so this would probably be a silver ?
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Typical material absorption no worries there. The wood just often absorbs some of the material applied to it over the weeks after it is finished. 028A3851-A476-4907-B580-3204D1054883 (resized).jpeg
A little more concerning are a couple inserts
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Sanded that and shored it up as well as possible. F1C22397-DB7C-40EB-93EF-24EF36A2F850 (resized).jpeg2B20FDE0-B9A7-4831-8DF1-828680990B54 (resized).jpeg
Cleared it.

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#10238 24 days ago

Got the playfield in the SC cabinet. image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
Pulled the TOTAN(SK) from the warehouse along with the lower SBM cabinet to reference for painting the new one. image (resized).jpg

#10239 24 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:Prepping my WW project playfield. [quoted image]
Shooter lane looks odd. Guessing they had to backtrack a bit and add the switch cut out [quoted image]
Little grainy not unusual just less than ideal. [quoted image][quoted image]
Prepped frosted the shooter lane issues and cleared it.
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Cpr sent me a WW playfield with no shooter lane switch cut in Jan. I had to cut it with a router.

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#10240 24 days ago

Based and cleared the SBM cabinet. Will stencil that in a couple days.
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Cleared

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#10241 24 days ago
Quoted from cconway84:

Cpr sent me a WW playfield with no shooter lane switch cut in Jan. I had to cut it with a router.
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I think there are a few like that floating around from what I have seen here.
They must have added it to mine later then put something kind of milky looking over it.
I initially just wanted to sand away the look of that. Once I cut through it I discovered the reason for it and did a bit better job of camouflaging it.
What you have there looks good. Nice job.
Overall I am thankful people set up shop and make playfields.

#10242 24 days ago
Quoted from cconway84:

Cpr sent me a WW playfield with no shooter lane switch cut in Jan. I had to cut it with a router.
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Definitely silver at best!

#10243 23 days ago

Wow, what a work ethic! I hadn't read this thread in a week, usually check it every day. Scrolling through a week of work, simply amazing what you accomplish. Thanks for sharing.

#10244 22 days ago

Opinions wanted on this speaker panel plastic for SOF

I noticed that the original is a Fire panel(556)

Wanting something more specific to the art package on SOF I had /made this change.

It looks perfect overall all things considered but it has very dark looking Cpr backglass so I am trying to decide on it

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#10245 22 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Opinions wanted on this speaker panel plastic for SOF
I noticed that the original is a Fire panel(556)
Wanting something more specific to the art package on SOF I had /made this change.
It looks perfect overall all things considered but it has very dark looking Cpr backglass so I am trying to decide on it
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Kind of a tug-of-war here: do you match the speaker panel to the cabinet art or to the backglass? I'm sure opinions will be split, but my preference is the red/fire when considering the view from the player's perspective vs. the view from an onlooker. Would be perfect if some teal and yellow was worked into the backglass coloring.

#10246 22 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Kind of a tug-of-war here: do you match the speaker panel to the cabinet art or to the backglass? I'm sure opinions will be split, but my preference is the red/fire when considering the view from the player's perspective vs. the view from an onlooker. Would be perfect if some teal and yellow was worked into the backglass coloring.

Yeah that is the question.
I think the original translite has a lighter look with some teal and white accents but the CPR backglass is very dark and a purplish blue.
I can do either panel though neither seem exactly perfect given the circumstances.

#10247 22 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Yeah that is the question.
I think the original translite has a lighter look with some teal and white accents but the CPR backglass is very dark and a purplish blue.
I can do either panel though neither seem exactly perfect given the circumstances.

Well, if this pin is a restoration for an actual owner then there is probably only one opinion that matters.

#10248 22 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Well, if this pin is a restoration for an actual owner then there is probably only one opinion that matters.
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True.
I always like presenting or contemplating alternatives.
What I find though is when they truly work no opinions or inputs are needed it’s just obvious they are an upgrade.
I should already know by now if I need to even ask then it’s probably easier just to stick with the original. Even if it isn’t always ideal it’s the set point. If I can do better that’s great if not no worries.

#10249 22 days ago

Wondering what it looks like lit up. It may have a little bit of a different hue when the lights are on.

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#10250 22 days ago

Going a different route.
Lionman!!

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