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Is it possible to build a TAF??


By Walamab

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

I've been thinking of building a pin from the ground up. Rather than inventing a new game I thought I'd investigate building an existing title. Namely, The Addams Family. I figure it will be expensive and time consuming but my question is "Is it worth trying?"

My thoughts are as follows:
Great game - Pro
Can purchase parts over time with out the immediate outlay of $7K to $10K to purchase a complete one. - Pro
Playfield, Plastics and cabinet art are available (for now). - Pro
Translight may be hard to find. - Con
Ramps may be hard to find. - Con
Boards may be hard to find. - Con
Wire isn't cheap. - Con

Thoughts?
Comments?
Snide Remarks?

#13 1 year ago

Excellent inputs all. As I've looked around for parts (since yesterday), it is become evident that it may not be a "fun" endeavor. Restoration now seems like a better option.

Any tips on finding a project TAF machine to restore? The TAFs listed on pinside.com are all in pretty good shape. Craigslist in my area is a crapshoot.

Thanks again for all the great feedback!

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