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Hobbit Owners Thread


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#7651 8 days ago
Quoted from nogoodnames222:

It's odd that it's inconsistent, but my machine had a ton of interference noise on the speakers (all the time) when I got it. A $10 ground loop noise isolator off Amazon completely got rid of the problem for me, I'd give that a shot before anything else.

Do this. Fixed mine right up.

#7652 8 days ago
Quoted from DudeRegular:

Do this. Fixed mine right up.

Anyone have an easy install video or pic to show where these go?

#7653 8 days ago
Quoted from paynemic:

pic to show where these go?

Page D-102 in the manual , unplug the cable into 13, plug ground loop isolator in 13, then cable you unplugged into ground loop isolator.

You can download the manual from jerseyjackpinball.com - Support - Downloads - Hobbit.

LTG : )

#7654 8 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

Page D-102 in the manual , unplug the cable into 13, plug ground loop isolator in 13, then cable you unplugged into ground loop isolator.
You can download the manual from jerseyjackpinball.com - Support - Downloads - Hobbit.
LTG : )

Thanks as always LTG.

#7655 7 days ago
Quoted from nogoodnames222:

It's odd that it's inconsistent, but my machine had a ton of interference noise on the speakers (all the time) when I got it. A $10 ground loop noise isolator off Amazon completely got rid of the problem for me, I'd give that a shot before anything else.

I tried that with one I got from JJP, the AXXESS AGL3.5. Got rid of the the attract mode interference I mentioned, but the impact on ALL other sounds was awful. I posted more details about it here : https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-hobbit-ground-loop-isolator-experience

What ground loop isolator from Amazon did you have success with?

#7656 7 days ago
Quoted from ikrananka:

What ground loop isolator from Amazon did you have success with?

amazon.com link »

LTG : )

#7657 7 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

amazon.com link »
LTG : )

Is that definitely the one nogoodnames222 used? I've seen a different one linked to before.

#7658 7 days ago
Quoted from ikrananka:

Is that definitely the one nogoodnames222 used?

Sorry, I don't know.

LTG : )

#7659 7 days ago
Quoted from ikrananka:

Is that definitely the one nogoodnames222 used? I've seen a different one linked to before.

I went with this one, but I'm confident LTG's is doing the exact same thing.

amazon.com link »

#7660 7 days ago
Quoted from nogoodnames222:

I went with this one, but I'm confident LTG's is doing the exact same thing.
amazon.com link »

Thanks - I'll check it out.

#7661 4 days ago

Does anyone know how to take the side rails off these machines? Trying to measure up for some custom rails with protectors but the small bolt at the front corner looks to be the only fixing but the rail still feels like it's either bolted or glued to the glass guide.
My Deadpool Stern the rails come off easy.

#7662 4 days ago
Quoted from punkin:

Does anyone know how to take the side rails off these machines? Trying to measure up for some custom rails with protectors but the small bolt at the front corner looks to be the only fixing but the rail still feels like it's either bolted or glued to the glass guide.
My Deadpool Stern the rails come off easy.

I believe these side rails are adhered to the cabinet the same way WPC game are. You may need to use the heat gun and scraper method to break up the adhesive without damaging the cabinet or rail.

#7663 3 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

I believe these side rails are adhered to the cabinet the same way WPC game are. You may need to use the heat gun and scraper method to break up the adhesive without damaging the cabinet or rail.

Sorry i don't know how those ones are stuck on either? Scraper where? Not on the decal?

#7664 3 days ago
Quoted from punkin:

Sorry i don't know how those ones are stuck on either? Scraper where? Not on the decal?

Rails are held on with 3m vhb tspe.

Generally you use 2 thin putty knives and blue tape. Some people use a heat gun.

Put tape along the rail and cabinet to protect the finish on the rail and the cabinet

Place a thin 4" knife just under the siderail about 1/2". Place a 1" thin knife on top if the wider one and press it deeply in to cut/loosen the tape little by little.

Carefully lift the rail upwards/outwards as you go with fingers not the knife. They bend easy. Dont pull it down. Pull it up.

Takes about 15-20 mins to remove them.

#7665 3 days ago

Thanks very much mate. getting some made with protectors on them. Seems like it's the same pattern as the modern sterns but wanted to make sure with the rail off.

#7666 2 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Rails are held on with 3m vhb tspe.
Generally you use 2 thin putty knives and blue tape. Some people use a heat gun.
Put tape along the rail and cabinet to protect the finish on the rail and the cabinet
Place a thin 4" knife just under the siderail about 1/2". Place a 1" thin knife on top if the wider one and press it deeply in to cut/loosen the tape little by little.
Carefully lift the rail upwards/outwards as you go with fingers not the knife. They bend easy. Dont pull it down. Pull it up.
Takes about 15-20 mins to remove them.

I'm genuinely surprised rails are attached in such a way. I've been delightfully surprised at how removable most pinball parts seem to be in general.

Thanks for the tip and info as always!

#7667 2 days ago
Quoted from wesman:

I'm genuinely surprised rails are attached in such a way. I've been delightfully surprised at how removable most pinball parts seem to be in general.
Thanks for the tip and info as always!

It's a regular William's deal...

Thanks!

#7668 1 day ago

I heard through the grapevine that Matt (Back Alley Creations) may have some new Hobbit mods that he is debuting at the Expo this weekend. Can someone that is going scope it out and report back?

I would love to see what he has - since he is the one that did the stock molds for the game. I have the gold coin flipper bat covers and that is all right now. Interested to see what he has done.

Thanks!

#7669 1 day ago
Quoted from Goronic:

I heard through the grapevine that Matt (Back Alley Creations) may have some new Hobbit mods that he is debuting at the Expo this weekend. Can someone that is going scope it out and report back?
I would love to see what he has - since he is the one that did the stock molds for the game. I have the gold coin flipper bat covers and that is all right now. Interested to see what he has done.
Thanks!

Can’t wait!

I just installed the Lermods back board “gold” lighting strip, and I have to say it looks REALLY good. My game is a Smaug Le, but I think it would look equally good on a BA as well. The ramps light up and look like gold. My only tiny issue with it is that the LED strip reflects off the playfield in front of the ramps, and I’m looking into how to diffuse that better.

#7670 1 day ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Can’t wait!
I just installed the Lermods back board “gold” lighting strip, and I have to say it looks REALLY good. My game is a Smaug Le, but I think it would look equally good on a BA as well. The ramps light up and look like gold. My only tiny issue with it is that the LED strip reflects off the playfield in front of the ramps, and I’m looking into how to diffuse that better.

I bought the multi color with remote.

After weeks of experimentation I settled on green. Gold looks awsome also.

I put thin pieces of gorilla tape over the lights I didnt want.

I also bought purple one for my WOZ and blanked it out over the ramp to kill the reflection.

#7671 1 day ago
Quoted from Goronic:

I heard through the grapevine that Matt (Back Alley Creations) may have some new Hobbit mods that he is debuting at the Expo this weekend. Can someone that is going scope it out and report back?
I would love to see what he has - since he is the one that did the stock molds for the game. I have the gold coin flipper bat covers and that is all right now. Interested to see what he has done.
Thanks!

I hope Matt took my suggestion and made lower profile rollovers.

#7672 1 day ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Can’t wait!
I just installed the Lermods back board “gold” lighting strip, and I have to say it looks REALLY good. My game is a Smaug Le, but I think it would look equally good on a BA as well. The ramps light up and look like gold. My only tiny issue with it is that the LED strip reflects off the playfield in front of the ramps, and I’m looking into how to diffuse that better.

Quoted from pinballinreno:

I bought the multi color with remote.
After weeks of experimentation I settled on green. Gold looks awsome also.
I put thin pieces of gorilla tape over the lights I didnt want.
I also bought purple one for my WOZ and blanked it out over the ramp to kill the reflection.

Thanks guys. You can try to place the strip as far back as possible to limit reflections, but still get good light. If you place it directly on the black plastic where the glass meets it, you’ll get more reflection. I have mine mounted on that plastic channel, but the reflection never bothered me.

#7673 1 day ago
Quoted from Lermods:

Thanks guys. You can try to place the strip as far back as possible to limit reflections, but still get good light. If you place it directly on the black plastic where the glass meets it, you’ll get more reflection. I have mine mounted on that plastic channel, but the reflection never bothered me.

I also have this on my hobbit and it's really great. Highly recommended. I have the reflection too but you forget about it pretty quickly and the effect is well worth it.

#7674 1 day ago
Quoted from delt31:

I also have this on my hobbit and it's really great. Highly recommended. I have the reflection too but you forget about it pretty quickly and the effect is well worth it.

There are so many lights, blanking out a few, here and there does nothing to the over-all effect.

Try it.

Gorilla tape seems to hold forever and peels of readily if needed.

#7675 1 day ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

I bought the multi color with remote.
After weeks of experimentation I settled on green. Gold looks awsome also.
I put thin pieces of gorilla tape over the lights I didnt want.
I also bought purple one for my WOZ and blanked it out over the ramp to kill the reflection.

Aah good idea

#7676 1 day ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Can’t wait!

I just installed the Lermods back board “gold” lighting strip, and I have to say it looks REALLY good. My game is a Smaug Le, but I think it would look equally good on a BA as well. The ramps light up and look like gold. My only tiny issue with it is that the LED strip reflects off the playfield in front of the ramps, and I’m looking into how to diffuse that better.

I also have installed the backlight and ball through light kit from Lermods and decided to stay with green light in the back and gold light in the ball through area.
The reflections bothered me a lot and this is also the reason that kills for example the pinstadium lights mod (no matter on which pinball machine it's installed).
But that's just my opinion.

I work at a german window factory and took a window seal of an old window, cut it to the right length and glued it with a heat resistant two component adhesive right underneath the plastic channel where the glass fits in.
No more reflections, even if I sit in front of the machine while playing and it looks like it belongs and has always been there.

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#7677 1 day ago

I turned on my game a couple of days ago and the balls kept kicking out and autolaunching in an endless cycle without even starting a game. We were having an open house with the realtor, so I didn’t have a chance to get into the problem. Any ideas where I should start?

#7678 1 day ago
Quoted from hlaj78:

I turned on my game a couple of days ago and the balls kept kicking out and autolaunching in an endless cycle without even starting a game. We were having an open house with the realtor, so I didn’t have a chance to get into the problem. Any ideas where I should start?

Start with the trough optos, make sure they are plugged in, no broken wires. Put game in test mode and feed balls into the trough. Everything registering? Eject them by hand, everything registering?

#7679 1 day ago
Quoted from hlaj78:

Any ideas where I should start?

Correct number of balls in the ball trough ? One too many can do this. Shooter lane switch stuck down ? Power off reseat ball trough opto board connectors.

LTG : )

#7680 1 day ago
Quoted from Mallich667:

I also have installed the backlight and ball through light kit from Lermods and decided to stay with green light in the back and gold light in the ball through area.
The reflections bothered me a lot and this is also the reason that kills for example the pinstadium lights mod (no matter on which pinball machine it's installed).
But that's just my opinion.
I work at a german window factory and took a window seal of an old window, cut it to the right length and glued it with a heat resistant two component adhesive right underneath the plastic channel where the glass fits in.
No more reflections, even if I sit in front of the machine while playing and it looks like it belongs and has always been there.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Fantastic idea!

#7681 12 hours ago
Quoted from Mallich667:

I also have installed the backlight and ball through light kit from Lermods and decided to stay with green light in the back and gold light in the ball through area.
The reflections bothered me a lot and this is also the reason that kills for example the pinstadium lights mod (no matter on which pinball machine it's installed).
But that's just my opinion.
I work at a german window factory and took a window seal of an old window, cut it to the right length and glued it with a heat resistant two component adhesive right underneath the plastic channel where the glass fits in.
No more reflections, even if I sit in front of the machine while playing and it looks like it belongs and has always been there.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Your light setup really makes your machine look great. Thanks for the pics.

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