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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
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#10501 4 months ago

I always find it interesting to know who some of these pins belong to. That is one beautiful SBM!

#10502 4 months ago
Quoted from loghome895:

Greetings everyone! I want to give Christopher Hutchins a big shout out on his professionalism, work ethic, and of course the fantastic work he does. He is the BEST pinball restorer in the world without a doubt. The pinball community is very blessed to have such a craftsman and perfectionist as Christopher!
This Silverball Mania was over a ten year project in the making it started out as a retirement project. So, I collected new items for the machine and also had lots of parts chromed. ( I will post the plating company the contact person is Mitch) After visiting Christopher’s web site and talking to him over the phone it was a no brainer to leave the restoration to a professional. ( Oh did I mention I have NEVER solder before? ) So, I packed up the SBM in the Honda Accord ( See Pic) and traveled ten hours one way to Christopher’s warehouse. Before, I get there I was rear ended while sitting at a stop light. I was sore but nothing major, thank God! The SBM was fine! Christopher and his son unloaded the SBM and picked it up like it was light as a feather. I returned home the same day driving twenty hours. I can now check that off on my bucket list! The SBM will become a heirloom in my family for many generations to enjoy!

You are not too far from me here in Central PA. Glad to see that machine end up here in Central PA instead of someplace like Dhabi but in all honesty it looks like it belongs to someone from Dhabi. What a work of beauty and that chrome work is amazing. I hate to think what just the chrome work on that machine cost let alone the full project price tag. But regardless what it cost it was worth it.

#10503 4 months ago

Wow, I never new a cab could fit in the back seat of an Accord! Congrats on the SBM, sure is a beauty!

#10504 4 months ago

Bet he didn't take it home like that.

#10505 4 months ago
Quoted from loghome895:

Greetings everyone! I want to give Christopher Hutchins a big shout out on his professionalism, work ethic, and of course the fantastic work he does. He is the BEST pinball restorer in the world without a doubt. The pinball community is very blessed to have such a craftsman and perfectionist as Christopher!
This Silverball Mania was over a ten year project in the making it started out as a retirement project. So, I collected new items for the machine and also had lots of parts chromed. ( I will post the plating company the contact person is Mitch) After visiting Christopher’s web site and talking to him over the phone it was a no brainer to leave the restoration to a professional. ( Oh did I mention I have NEVER solder before? ) So, I packed up the SBM in the Honda Accord ( See Pic) and traveled ten hours one way to Christopher’s warehouse. Before, I get there I was rear ended while sitting at a stop light. I was sore but nothing major, thank God! The SBM was fine! Christopher and his son unloaded the SBM and picked it up like it was light as a feather. I returned home the same day driving twenty hours. I can now check that off on my bucket list! The SBM will become a heirloom in my family for many generations to enjoy!
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Thank you it was a great project and I could tell how important it was to you just by speaking with you that day you dropped it off.

#10506 4 months ago

This time around I am determined to do something with the back of the head.
I looked into having screens made last time and it just wasn’t practical and even less so now. CE238F6F-7F00-4387-B2DF-7125593E7817 (resized).jpeg
So I see what I can do with my little silhouette machine. Not trying to turn it into its own art piece but just something simple to take up some of that empty space. 776EE5FA-A516-400F-A04F-EC8F4F9ADED3 (resized).jpeg
Then the latch thing. I have a decal but would rather not go that route.

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#10507 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

This time around I am determined to do something with the back of the head.
I looked into having screens made last time and it just wasn’t practical and even less so now. [quoted image]
So I see what I can do with my little silhouette machine. Not trying to turn it into its own art piece but just something simple to take up some of that empty space. [quoted image]
Then the latch thing. I have a decal but would rather not go that route.
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I'd put a "touch me" and a "turn me" and maybe a "feel me" around the latch area with red or black to pull the theme in if you're going this route on the back.

#10508 4 months ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

I'd put a "touch me" and a "turn me" and maybe a "feel me" around the latch area with red or black to pull the theme in if you're going this route on the back.

I plan on doing something a little more detailed on the alternate version. This one is staying more on the original side.

#10509 4 months ago

Final clear is on the regular Tommy (JD)
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Cleared. 60/40 gloss matte ratio

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#10510 4 months ago

Will deal with the alternate version(BP) in a couple days going to make some minor tweaks.
The old cabinet is making a nice mini dumpster.

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#10511 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

This time around I am determined to do something with the back of the head.
I looked into having screens made last time and it just wasn’t practical and even less so now.

Is this due to needing like three or four screens to be able to do it all or due to you doing so few DE's of that era?

#10512 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

The old cabinet is making a nice mini dumpster.
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Pity, I need a second DE cab to make a second Bally/Stern universal pin and don't want to gut a Secret Service I have in the corner.

#10513 4 months ago

Regular Tommy has graduated the paint shop.

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#10514 4 months ago

Building the regular Tommy up.

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#10515 4 months ago

Did the final tweaks to the alternate Tommy cabinet.

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#10516 4 months ago

Final clear on that.

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#10517 4 months ago

Spectacular!

#10518 4 months ago

Any update on your restoration photo archives being back online at the website? Those have really come in handy for me over the years, hope they’ll be back

#10519 4 months ago
Quoted from radium:

Any update on your restoration photo archives being back online at the website? Those have really come in handy for me over the years, hope they’ll be back

There up but still don’t seem to work 100%.
They have been updated,moved to newer version etc but I am not that tech savvy so I can’t say exactly what the problem is.
I do know I could move all the pictures themselves to a better platform but it would lose all the captions which would render the restoration galleries much less useful or explanatory.
Here is where they are.
http://christopherhutchins.com/gallery/main.php

#10520 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

There up but still don’t seem to work 100%.
They have been updated,moved to newer version etc but I am not that tech savvy so I can’t say exactly what the problem is.
I do know I could move all the pictures themselves to a better platform but it would lose all the captions which would render the restoration galleries much less useful or explanatory.
Here is where they are.
http://christopherhutchins.com/gallery/main.php

best gallery content out there!

#10521 4 months ago

If you need more info for your tech guy, it looks like only a few of the first pictures (sequentially) of each gallery load. Sometimes the thumbnail loads but not the full image.

The error is 500, meaning its a generic error on the server. If logging is enabled on your web server, there may be detailed information about why the URL failed to load in the error logs.

The response sends back an HTML page with the error message "An error has occurred while interacting with the platform.". This looks like an error from an application called Joomla gallery. From what I can tell, the error is most likely caused when the application cannot create a new directory. It's possible that the image data is stored in a database, but the application tries to make a directory on the server to put the image into as a regular file. If this is the case, your web guy can fix this by correcting folder permissions. That is just a best guess from outside looking in though.

There is also a permissions fixer tool in Joomla gallery admin that should be able to help.

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Hope this helps, hit me up if I can assist somehow.

#10522 4 months ago

Everyone, the issue with the gallery is specific to the PHP based pre-packaged gallery tool he is using and file number limits placed by his hosting provider. Also, the tool is no longer under development nor supported. There is a supposed upgrade path to a next generation of the tool developed by a different entity, but even when following the specific directions for migration all attempts have failed and no additional support information has been uncovered.

As far as how it works, the gallery tool doesn’t actually load and display the original image file (all of which are there). Rather, it generates a proprietary cached version of the image the first time it is called from the original, saves it to a cached folder, then calls and displays the cached version of the file (seems silly to me, but that's the way it works). For whatever reason, the album tool (running on a deprecated version of PHP) is having problems generating some of the cache images, which is why it throws the referential errors when attempting to load the images. This may be a software issue, could possibly be caused by the physical file limit placed by his host, combination of both, or some other potential reason. We have even tried relocating the site along with its database to another host, but have been unsuccessful in our efforts. Once a cache image is built it should be presented to anyone attempting to call it since it is an actual file stored in a folder of the application (i.e. it is not cached in memory nor user specific).

The only workaround I’ve found this far when an image is missing is to refresh the page. Doing this multiple times often eventually forces all of the images on that page to be generated and presented. However, this may stop working once the host's file limit is reached. We can manually clear the cache, but this wipes out all of the previously built images. We've also been told by the host we can upgrade/migrate plans which would increase the file limit, but at a substantial increase on hosting costs to HEP (and we are not even sure at this point it would resolve the issue).

As Chris mentioned, we do have the ability to migrate to a WordPress gallery site, but in doing so there is no way (without some exhaustive database magic that I've not taken the time to figure out yet - would probably need a dba more skilled than I am) to bring over all of the tens or thousands of captions he has tied to specific photos. We also discovered when doing a test migration that many of the photos are rotated incorrectly, which would be a massive undertaking to correct on the tens of thousands of photos.

Not saying that I’m the most skilled web developer out there (far from it, and it hasn't been my full-time job for several years), but I’ve been personally developing and project managing data driven sites for 20+ years on a multitude of platforms (ColdFusion, .NET, PHP, WordPress, etc. using MS SQL, MySQL, and others), and even owned a web hosting company along the way so I'm quite familiar with that side of the equation. Regardless, if Chris wants another person to take a look at things then I’m more than happy to do a webinar overviewing all of the specific details, so the next person(s) at least have some foundational knowledge before seeking a solution.

#10523 4 months ago

Yes whatever Mr T just said. I would need a translator but the deal with my gallery is that it is close to twenty years old which is probably like sixty in terms of technology.
It was a great tool and platform in its day. So much is captured there.
I have thrown thousands of dollars and hours at it over the years with absolutely nothing in return but at this point it just seems to be showing the cracks of its age.
I really appreciate Chris(Mr T) getting it to where it’s at now. The layout is much better and much of the clutter is gone.
If there is a way regardless of cost and effort to get it working seamlessly I am open to it but it would have to be community financed as I cannot justify the expense past what I have spent and Chris so generously donated of his time and effort.

#10524 4 months ago

Regular Tommy (JD) is built up and wired.
I am going to install mirror blades once I check the fit of the playfield. Once installed you lose access to the hinge bolt.
I was able to salvage the original shooter housing and rod.

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#10525 4 months ago
Quoted from hisokajp:

best gallery content out there!

The work you do is outstanding. Its pin porn every time you post some pics.

#10526 4 months ago

Final clear dried on the alternate Tommy(BP) so I double check a few things before calling it good and moving it out of the paint shop.

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#10527 4 months ago

Back of the backbox would be great place for a Union Jack flag and The Who done on the back of the main cabinet below the Union Jack!

#10528 4 months ago

Needs the alternate backglass.

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#10529 4 months ago
Quoted from punkin:

Needs the alternate backglass.
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I thought about that type of thing but honestly my goal is always to make them look like straight factory alternatives through quality work without the gimmicks.

#10530 4 months ago

Assembling the regular Tommy playfield. image (resized).jpg
Alternate Tommy makes it’s way into the assembly room.

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#10531 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Assembling the regular Tommy playfield. [quoted image]
Alternate Tommy makes it’s way into the assembly room.
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Chris this makes me want a Tommy. Jesus your work is second to none. Looks beautiful. Your customer should be beyond pleased w/ this.

#10532 4 months ago

Playfield makes it’s way into the cabinet of the regular Tommy(JD).
Has mirror blades so trying to keep them scratch free. That’s a challenge in this environment because the playfield gets lifted so much during the process. image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
Took yesterday off to focus on my five year project.
Finally tracked down the final NOS parts needed to complete it.

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#10533 4 months ago
Quoted from Skyemont:

Chris this makes me want a Tommy. Jesus your work is second to none. Looks beautiful. Your customer should be beyond pleased w/ this.

Thanks Robert.
I try to get a little better each day.

#10534 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Playfield makes it’s way into the cabinet of the regular Tommy(JD).
Has mirror blades so trying to keep them scratch free. That’s a challenge in this environment because the playfield gets lifted so much during the process. [quoted image][quoted image]
Took yesterday off to focus on my five year project.
Finally tracked down the final NOS parts needed to complete it.
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It that the result of an unholy union of a dirt bike and a Schwinn?

#10535 4 months ago
Quoted from robotron911:

It that the result of an unholy union of a dirt bike and a Schwinn?

It used to look like this. F9BDF42D-B43F-4B9D-9599-D7D39A94E417 (resized).jpeg
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Been a long road as you can imagine my spare time to work on something like this is limited. Too much like what I usually do. 6CEF955A-1374-4405-9F86-264A308683D6 (resized).jpegB8FF5219-E98A-4232-8BDF-5C4AF1DDF8FE (resized).jpeg
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#10536 4 months ago

Did not want to do decals so Jeff made me some stencils. 8DCF1B2F-E112-41FE-ABFB-B98C976CCC86 (resized).jpeg
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Cleared that. I could make tons of post and progress pictures but I will leave it at that for now.

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#10537 4 months ago

That is awesome. Clay would definitely dig this with his passion for mini-bikes.

#10538 4 months ago

I was expecting an Evel Knievel paint job on the bike!

#10539 4 months ago

He doesn't like gimmicks.

#10540 4 months ago

Curtis turned 24 Friday but had to work so he is off today and we celebrate!
This includes Maverick.

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#10541 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Curtis turned 24 Friday but had to work so he is off today and we celebrate!
This includes Maverick.
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Happy Birthday!

#10542 4 months ago
Quoted from punkin:

He doesn't like gimmicks.

Beautiful as is (who would expect anything less), but I just wanted to see the daredevil come out of whoever will be riding it.

#10543 4 months ago

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#10544 4 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

I just wanted to see the daredevil come out of whoever will be riding it.

My daredevil days ended in 2007 with my Ducati and several court dates
I realized that I just can’t have stuff like that because I haven’t changed much when it comes to that sort of thing since I was a kid.
This one tops out about 60mph but it’s more of the thrill of the hunt type project than anything else.
Got the exact same bike on my ninth birthday.
They threw an adult helmet on you and sent you off into the woods on your merry way back then.

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#10545 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Did not want to do decals so Jeff made me some stencils. [quoted image]
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Cleared that. I could make tons of post and progress pictures but I will leave it at that for now.
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That sure is cool toys for the Banzai Run game

#10546 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

My daredevil days ended in 2007 with my Ducati and several court dates
I realized that I just can’t have stuff like that because I haven’t changed much when it comes to that sort of thing since I was a kid.
This one tops out about 60mph but it’s more of the thrill of the hunt type project than anything else.
Got the exact same bike on my ninth birthday.
They threw an adult helmet on you and sent you off into the woods on your merry way back then. [quoted image]

Pure awesomeness!

#10547 4 months ago

Happy belated birthday Curtis! Looks like an awesome day!

#10548 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

My daredevil days ended in 2007 with my Ducati and several court dates
I realized that I just can’t have stuff like that because I haven’t changed much when it comes to that sort of thing since I was a kid.
This one tops out about 60mph but it’s more of the thrill of the hunt type project than anything else.
Got the exact same bike on my ninth birthday.
They threw an adult helmet on you and sent you off into the woods on your merry way back then. [quoted image]

Ahh, back when you had to be home before the streetlights came on! Lol

#10549 4 months ago

Wow, I got that same bike (perhaps different year) for my 10th birthday! Still riding all these years later despite a few court dates! And yes I am too old for fast toys but you are what you are!

#10550 4 months ago

I don’t think I’d be alive today if I’d been given a dirt bike that could do 60 when I was 9!

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