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HEP This Week 11-11-19


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“EBD Trim legs will be black regardless ”

  • Stainless/Factory 35 votes
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  • Blacked out 54 votes
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  • Painted Gold matched to cabinet 24 votes
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#3751 4 months ago

All the rusty parts are being changed out for nicer or plated versions.

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#3752 4 months ago

Whirlwind prototype cabinet is done.
It is wired as it was originally(sloppy )

Nothing too showy.

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#3753 4 months ago

Battery pack is removed and remoted
One thing requested is LEDs so a LED OCD board is fitted and placed inconspicuously

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#3754 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Battery pack is removed and remoted
One thing requested is LEDs so a LED OCD board is fitted and placed inconspicuously[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Why not just go nvram instead of batteries?

#3755 4 months ago
Quoted from Mitch:

Why not just go nvram instead of batteries?

I just prefer the remote batteries.
Two wires and done. Nvram is great for people that like to do board work. I keep that to a minimum or send them out to Clive.

#3756 4 months ago

STTNG cabinet begins building.

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#3757 4 months ago

Starting here. I have a lot going on this week.
Setting the STTNG up to tear it down. image (resized).jpg

Just about done gutting the Radical cabinet.
I am going to clean that up and do anything I can for it but I will not be stripping it or anything like that.

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#3758 4 months ago

STTNG is really clean for its age.
Often these games are like time capsules.
This game was bought in the early 2000s and sat in climate controlled storage until 2014.
It was then sent here the owner went through some personal stuff for a few years then after some prompting on my part decided to sell
I found it a great home and here we are.

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#3759 4 months ago

The only real detraction on the playfield is the typical shield insert crazing.
Not much can be done about that so a replacement is best cosmetically.
Technically I could refrost them and it would probably look nice but the issue with inserts is light transparency.
What looks nice on a stand on the paint shop might not look as nice fully assembled and lit up.
Only worth doing if no alternative.
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#3760 4 months ago

Wiring is pulled from the boards.
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All boards are clean originals.
Typical GI connector burn

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#3761 4 months ago

Head is gutted now I can start stripping the playfield.
Definitely want to shed some of the weight off it before I pull the assembly out.

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#3762 4 months ago

Getting down into the playfield. image (resized).jpg

The plastics still have the protective covering on the backside.

Not sure if it has been like that from day one or if at some point long ago they were swapped but I am pretty sure they are the originals.

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#3763 4 months ago

Playfield is out

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#3764 4 months ago

Cabinet is gutted of all useful parts.
This is a really nice original cabinet.
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I could easily reuse it but there are just a couple minor details that make it not quite worth building the game around.
Mostly the previous holes in the front.
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Some chipping there
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Broken joint on the head and minor scratches.

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#3765 4 months ago
Quoted from Mitch:

Why not just go nvram instead of batteries?

and isn't there an issue with nvram not keeping time so things like "midnight madness" don't work properly

#3766 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Getting down into the playfield. [quoted image]
The plastics still have the protective covering on the backside.
Not sure if it has been like that from day one or if at some point long ago they were swapped but I am pretty sure they are the originals.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Strange they would forget to remove the paper

#3767 4 months ago

New cabinet is built and being wired
I have a variety of templates I have made to make parts location quick and easy. 93A80F5E-3F8C-4ABF-AB6A-C4A5D4C9682A (resized).jpeg

Boards that need service are exchanged with already serviced units.
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The hinges are shimmed off the cabinet to keep them from rubbing the rails.
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Head is placed on the lower.

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#3768 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

New cabinet is built and being wired
I have a variety of templates I have made to make parts location quick and easy. [quoted image]
Boards that need service are exchanged with already serviced units.
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The hinges are shimmed off the cabinet to keep them from rubbing the rails.
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Head is placed on the lower.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

What type of washer are you using to shim the rails?

#3769 4 months ago
Quoted from fossmin:

What type of washer are you using to shim the rails?

This...

#3770 4 months ago

I built up a new power box assembly for the STTNG
Now it has a auxiliary outlet and nickel plating

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#3772 4 months ago

Took a nap and had a snack

I love peanut butter nachos. No I am not pregnant!!

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The key is simple ingredients. I don’t eat anything with too many ingredients or a bunch of shit I can’t pronounce
Peanut butter should only have peanuts maybe a small binder
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Corn chips should have corn maybe a little oil to let the salt stick
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This is just as good as a peanut butter cracker but better
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Then there was the beer choice
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Now settled into “the big building “what to watch?
Clearly the creator of this has read my mind. It is a go!

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#3773 4 months ago

Nightshift is ready.
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Time to bundle up the STTNG cabinet wiring
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Going with the lighted buttons hard not to on this title.
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I drill out a small recess for the wires to relax into.
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It is hidden by the flipper button board.
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Run a 12 volt tap off the coin door board it is soldered into the back. image (resized).jpg
Get rid of all this no need to go all the way to the driver board.

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#3774 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Took a nap and had a snack
I love peanut butter nachos. No I am not pregnant!!
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The key is simple ingredients. I don’t eat anything with too many ingredients or a bunch of shit I can’t pronounce
Peanut butter should only have peanuts maybe a small binder
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Corn chips should have corn maybe a little oil to let the salt stick
[quoted image]
This is just as good as a peanut butter cracker but better
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Then there was the beer choice
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Now settled into “the big building “what to watch?
Clearly the creator of this has read my mind. It is a go![quoted image]

I like the natural peanut butter as well. None of that crap Hydrogenated vegetable oil...

#3775 4 months ago

How long did they use those flipper opto boards? And any idea on why?

#3776 4 months ago

Fantastic detail on how you do things Chris. It is so impressive to me.

I'd be happy to have the games you START with, let alone complete!

Keep up the great work! I love seeing this stuff.

Chris

#3777 4 months ago

I made up some different button colors and configurations
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Cabinet is done less some minor detailing Time to build the playfield up.
New rails and regrained guides are placed.

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#3778 4 months ago

Another cabinet shipment arrived.
4 cabinets in two weeks.

Getting tight around the warehouse.
10 of the spots are new cabinets though along with a few finished games and duds that need to go.

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#3779 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Another cabinet shipment arrived.
4 cabinets in two weeks.
Getting tight around the warehouse.
10 of the spots are new cabinets though along with a few finished games and duds that need to go.[quoted image][quoted image]

can you stack the new cabinets? or would it damage them?

#3780 4 months ago

Mama took Marshall to go see Toy Story 4 this morning

19 years old. Has got to be one of the youngest 19 year olds on the planet. 77DCF177-EC2C-463E-A92F-B5FA57228E1C (resized).jpeg607DD0AF-B28A-433C-B6EE-35C81F0378F3 (resized).jpeg

Came home with this stuff he is not leaving there without accessories

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#3781 4 months ago

STTNG playfield is ready to flip and wire
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I am going with a natural style of lighting no plans to colorflood it but I have made some subtle and appropriate changes.

For whatever reason they don’t make these Lane guides in purple so clear should work. Those may require a purple bulb though.

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#3782 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

For whatever reason they don’t make these Lane guides in purple so clear should work. Those may require a purple bulb though.

Factory red guides a no-go I take it? I'm also averse to clown puke, but color-bombed that exact area on my Stern Star Trek pro. The lane guides are blue, but it's kind of a light blue and is totally washed out by a white LED, so I went blue there. Not a hindrance to gameplay since it's so far up & out of the way.

#3783 4 months ago

This STTNG was really clean so what I do in these cases is I thoroughly clean all the wiring and then desolder and transfer as I go
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I will start here removing,rebuilding and replacing each mech.
They will be placed on plugs with color correct wiring.

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#3784 4 months ago
Quoted from yancy:

Factory red guides a no-go I take it? I'm also averse to clown puke, but color-bombed that exact area on my Stern Star Trek pro. The lane guides are blue, but it's kind of a light blue and is totally washed out by a white LED, so I went blue there. Not a hindrance to gameplay since it's so far up & out of the way.

Yes I want to eliminate the red because that is an all or nothing scheme.
I could frost the cleared in purple but it would not be the same as the translucent post.
If I get it powered up and hate it I will make changes but so far so good.

#3785 4 months ago

Coil assembly example 1

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#3786 4 months ago

Flipper cool choices?
The standard 11629 or the once STTNG designed 17636?

Tough one.
Thinking 17636.
Could possibly see 11629 lowers and 17636 upper.
Will be using Pinball inc ramp set with Mantis protectors.

#3787 4 months ago

Any plastics or targets close to the flippers will take a severe beating.

LTG : )

#3788 4 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

Any plastics or targets close to the flippers will take a severe beating.
LTG : )

Ok I think I will stick with 11629s on the lowers
What about the upper?I know that the Delta ramp can be tough to make. Would the 17636 help there?

#3789 4 months ago

I used these when I did my STNG, but the clear works

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#3790 4 months ago

Just noticed this one has the 17636 factory coils. Plot thickens I suppose.

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#3791 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

What about the upper?I know that the Delta ramp can be tough to make. Would the 17636 help there?

Yes, I'd do the 17636 there.

LTG : )

#3792 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

For whatever reason they don’t make these Lane guides in purple

The Marco version says they're blue so I used these in mine.

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#3793 4 months ago

Paint room floor arrived.
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I looked hard and long for something that met my needs.

Has to be anti static,chemical resistant,waterproof and temporary so I can change it out every few months.
I settle on the 40mil version
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No need to do anything too fancy or permanent because it is going to get trashed and covered in overspray over time.
Sweep up
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Roll it out tape the overlaps. Pretty simple
I will probably put some trim around the wall edges once the flooring relaxes into place a bit. Not trying to make it a showroom more about functionality.

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#3794 4 months ago

STTNG is moving along well.
Always nice to get the occasional game in that isn’t a corroded basket case but I enjoy those too

Polishing the sling switches prior to placement.
STTNG uses a side terminal style to clear the cannon motor mechs.
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This doesn’t leave a lot of room for thicker wire and tubing on the legs.
I do install a protective sleeve on the wires but the legs must face in
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Trough is rebuilt with new opto boards. image (resized).jpg

The factory coils are reworked and reused since they are in nice condition including the wrappers.
I would rather use the originals or replace them instead of using the non sticking wrapper kits.
I am sticking with the 17636 factory flipper coils since they are somewhat rare.
I will add plastic protections where needed and denser target foam.
If I find them to be too strong though I won’t hesitate to swap them out but I want to give them a chance.

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#3795 4 months ago

Wiring is transferred and will be tightened up and rebuilt as I place it from here image (resized).jpg

I have company out here. It seems Maverick has somehow trashed his little fur suit and requires an immediate bath.

He does not go willingly
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Alright he decides he may as well cooperate
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I am going to have a fudgesicle.
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#3796 4 months ago

Woke up to a nice and clean Maverick.

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#3797 4 months ago

Back to STTNG.
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Each bank of targets is being turned into a sub assembly. This is after polishing them and installing new foam.

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#3798 4 months ago

Is that a mirco playfield? Are you just using the dimples that come from factory or did you need to use the old playfield to move the dimples around?

#3799 4 months ago
Quoted from Elicash:

Is that a mirco playfield? Are you just using the dimples that come from factory or did you need to use the old playfield to move the dimples around?

This is a Mirco.
Dimples are fairly accurate on this one. A few adjustments here or there but nothing major.

#3800 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Wiring is transferred and will be tightened up and rebuilt as I place it from here [quoted image]
I have company out here. It seems Maverick has somehow trashed his little fur suit and requires an immediate bath.
He does not go willingly
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Nooo![quoted image]
He latches onto a wide body glass channel[quoted image]
Alright he decides he may as well cooperate
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I am going to have a fudgesicle.
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Haha! Dog looks good!

Beer....looks better! How was the fudgical? (Gonna have to look for that in my area!)

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