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*Looking for a nos crossover ramp for Transporter: the Rescue*


By beepnutz

6 years ago



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#1 6 years ago

Bought one some years back from a guy in Sweden, sold the machine, now I'm needing one for the new keeper machine I have.
thanks, Bob

#2 6 years ago

I tried finding one last year with no luck. And if one is out ther for sale it will probably be a lot of money.

#3 6 years ago

Paid $200 for the one I got shipped from Sweden 10 years ago, someone should reproduce these.

5 months later
#4 6 years ago

Still looking bump

#5 6 years ago

I have been searching for the ramps as well and no luck whatsoever.

Maybe the new ramp guy is looking into this.

#6 6 years ago

I personally have been dealing with tho issue, I'm friends with the new ramp guy, the one way to get him interested in making repro ramps for this game is to find him a complete machine for his collection. So if you know someone willing to sell their transporter, I know a guy willing to repro the ramps

#7 6 years ago

I sold a mint one 10 years ago and regretted it. The one I have now will be my last keeper game, it's in great shape and is one of my favorites to play. There was one in Miami for sale not too long ago, there seems to be quite a few Transporters in Florida. I could donate my ramp to copy, as it's in great shape, just a little yellow, if that would get them made. These are a hard plastic, not sure if it matters.
Bob

#8 6 years ago
Quoted from Blairally:

I personally have been dealing with tho issue, I'm friends with the new ramp guy, the one way to get him interested in making repro ramps for this game is to find him a complete machine for his collection. So if you know someone willing to sell their transporter, I know a guy willing to repro the ramps

Wish i was closer

Having one i would let go for $900 (also with yellowing ramp)

#9 6 years ago

Ya but how much does it cost to get to usa, then all the way to west coast
If you guys want ramps then find me the pin, I'm not cheap. I will pay market value

#10 6 years ago
Quoted from Blairally:

I personally have been dealing with tho issue, I'm friends with the new ramp guy, the one way to get him interested in making repro ramps for this game is to find him a complete machine for his collection. So if you know someone willing to sell their transporter, I know a guy willing to repro the ramps

Sorry mine is not for sale. I had 2 of them a few years ago

#11 6 years ago
Quoted from chad:

Sorry mine is not for sale. I had 2 of them a few years ago

Well that does me no good, be helpful and go find one

#12 6 years ago

Perhaps a mostly wired playfield??

2 months later
#13 6 years ago

Does everybody who owns a transporter need a new spin out?

#14 6 years ago

I would purchase one, just to have an extra.

9 months later
#15 5 years ago

still looking for this ramp bump

Quoted from Blairally:

I personally have been dealing with tho issue, I'm friends with the new ramp guy, the one way to get him interested in making repro ramps for this game is to find him a complete machine for his collection. So if you know someone willing to sell their transporter, I know a guy willing to repro the ramps

I found him a machine.....any ramps being produced?

#16 5 years ago

My memory is fuzzy on this ramp but I believe that this is not a vacuum formed ramp but is a injection molded ramp.

#17 5 years ago

You are probably correct. It's the harder plastic, not like most.

7 months later
#18 4 years ago

Just got a Transporter, and it could definitely use some new ramps. Cool game though!
*bump*

#19 4 years ago

So to protect my ramp which is in very good shape, but yellow, I added some aluminum strips (from Lowes) with 3M 2way tape. Polished it before install and hopefully no more cracks or chips out of the bottom for me anymore. Here's a pic. I actually took the right side off to shorten the height by an 1/8", so the bottoms will line up.This was a quick fix while the ramp was still in the machine and I did both sides. This is a daily player for me and I want it to last.
Bob

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#20 4 years ago

I had a mostly wired and fully populated playfield a couple of years ago. Took it around to several shows to sell in my booth but there seemed to be no interest. Finally sold it at the Ohio show another year later to some random guy that was going to make a coffee table out of it and didn't even own any games. Kinda sad considering what it was.

John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, MI.
269-979-3836

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#21 4 years ago

There are considerations to have this ramp reproduced by PPS at this time by a fellow Transporter owner.
James Loflin ("Pinball Inc") has not had considerations to remake, nor Mark "Freeplay40" to my knowledge.
The crossover ramp is not vacuum formed as mentioned, it is injected.
I just purchased a prototype game with a clear, non-yellowed ramp, that could be used for the mold, if approached by formal parts manufacturer.

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#22 4 years ago

We've talked about this one and yes it is an injection molded piece. If the original molds could be found I think there would be a good possibility that this could be reproduced. If they can't be found I think chances are extremely thin. Injection molds cost thousands $$$

I expect the geometry of the ramp could be vacuum formed, but the ramp would lose most of the detail.

#23 4 years ago

The mold was lost for this game, but it is good the discussion was considered for an alternative.

BTW Mark, you just missed me at the show, I believe you were providing the Fathom? I did spend most of Thursday setting up games.

#24 4 years ago

Actually the Fathom was mine. New owner wanted to let it be played and enjoyed. I was there Thursday setting up as well. Were we ships passing in the night?

#25 4 years ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

I expect the geometry of the ramp could be vacuum formed, but the ramp would lose most of the detail.

Like all of the little stiffener ribs and whatnot on it? In this case I don't think it would matter to most, although I can only speak for myself. If it was nice and clear, heavy enough so no ribs were needed, functioned pretty close to the original, I would be all over that.

Blackknight- that has to be the nicest Transporter on the planet. Unreal

#26 4 years ago

OMG, black knight that is a beautiful example!!

#27 4 years ago

Invoice of sale of the above prototype Transporter was null and voided today due to dealer being unable to receive the first round wire transfer of direct funds from my account.
Funds were rejected by the receiving bank due to business account closure.
I was like what?
I followed your instructions and was timely in payment within 48 hours.
Strike one.
Seller then refused to pay first wire transfer fee ($20) for my person inconvenience, time, and trust stating it "was not his fault, it was his bank's fault", provided a new account number, and stated "I would have to do it all over again at MY cost."
WTF?
Strike two.

VERY BAD vibes.
There is no strike three.
People lose.
Common sense kicks in.
Walk the $#!@ away.

Prudence and game sales experience over three decades dictated that this is a poor premonition, which I absolutely do not tolerate and must remove myself from the situation completely.
I have even done sales business with the dealer before and know him, but this was 100% unacceptable.
Dealers only get once chance, to make things right, if they want to keep their customer base.
You don't pass personal mistakes onto buyers, you accept the mistake and move on.
He failed, probably due to pride.

Unfortunate, but that is life.
No animosity on my part, it just not my business practice even for $20.
Seller understood my position, but I do not think he got the point.
The premise is much higher here.
The situation I am sure will be resolved, but not on my private accounts.

#28 4 years ago
Quoted from dozer1:

Like all of the little stiffener ribs and whatnot on it?

Exactly. The ribs are purely cosmetic. The ramp would be plenty strong. Expect if I ever took a shot at it I would use .15 PETG...pretty thick stuff. I can form up to 1/4", but that would be overkill..... .15 makes a pretty hefty ramp. .15 is what I used on WWFRR and what I'm using on the Hurricane center ramp now.

#29 4 years ago
Quoted from xTheBlackKnightx:

Dealers only get once chance, if they want to keep customers. He failed.

Life is too short to deal with morons.

rd

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#30 4 years ago
Quoted from xTheBlackKnightx:

There are considerations to have this ramp reproduced by PPS

I had a conversation with Rick today @ PPS and he confirmed that they are indeed going to try and do this, and soon. Up front let me say that he made it clear that something could happen that could prevent this from going into fruition. Lets give it a 90% probability that it will happen in the not too distant future.
OK here is the truly remarkable part. THEY HAVE THE ORIGINAL PRODUCTION MOLD! They found it, and were as surprised to find it as you are to hear about it. So what could possibly go wrong? They are unsure of the condition of the mold and need to make sure it is capable of making a high quality product before officially announcing it.

#31 4 years ago

This is good news. I would suggest that anyone who wants to see these done, send inquires into PPS, let them know that it is needed and we want it.

#32 4 years ago
Quoted from Methos:

send inquires into PPS

I just posted it to the PPS parts wanted section on their forum

#33 4 years ago

Rick has officially announced this now on the unobtanium thread! post #81 https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/what-parts-are-unobtainium/page/2#post-3265596

#34 4 years ago

WOW! I'll buy two. I hope this project doesn't get shelved or abandoned.

Fingers crossed for all of us.

#35 4 years ago
Quoted from dozer1:

I had a conversation with Rick today @ PPS and he confirmed that they are indeed going to try and do this, and soon. Up front let me say that he made it clear that something could happen that could prevent this from going into fruition. Lets give it a 90% probability that it will happen in the not too distant future.
OK here is the truly remarkable part. THEY HAVE THE ORIGINAL PRODUCTION MOLD! They found it, and were as surprised to find it as you are to hear about it. So what could possibly go wrong? They are unsure of the condition of the mold and need to make sure it is capable of making a high quality product before officially announcing it.

Very good news indeed!!

#36 4 years ago

Maybe we should do a good ol' fashioned Pinside roll call for those interested? Just to show that the ramp will have a market if it gets produced...

#37 4 years ago

I want one.

#38 4 years ago

Get me to station alpha

#39 4 years ago
Quoted from dozer1:

Rick has officially announced this now on the unobtanium thread! post #81 https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/what-parts-are-unobtainium/page/2#post-3265596

That is great news! I'm going to order 2 as well.

#40 4 years ago

I would definitely take one and recommend all of you who want one to write PPS on their site requesting this get done.
Thanks and great news!!!

#41 4 years ago

At least 1, likely 2. I am still amazed about the mold. lol Really cool stuff!

#43 4 years ago

Prelim list. Advise if we should break it out into a new thread.

Transporter Crossover Ramp Roll Call

spiroagnew - 2
TecumsehPlissken - 2
dozer1 - 1
RussG - 1
Methos - 2
beepnutz - 1
chad - 2

#44 4 years ago

I am in for 2 as well.

#45 4 years ago

Started a Transporter "Club". I encourage everyone to join/favorite the thread...gotta keep us low production run game collectors together! Will move the above roll call over there. I'll do up a post of the ramp announcement too, just to make it a bit more visible.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/transporter-the-rescue-club-beam-me-up-bally

#46 4 years ago

I'm in for one or two cross-over ramps. I have an NOS one but it is very yellow. A clear one would be awesome! A new mini playfield would be cool as well.

#47 4 years ago
Quoted from blubboman:

A new mini playfield would be cool as well.

Yes Squared
x2

#48 4 years ago

I will take at least 1 when available. Great news!

1 year later
#49 3 years ago

This is a cut and paste of my post from the TTR club...

OK Transporter: The Rescue Club.
With the e-mail info that I got from Rick yesterday, and seeing how things played out as the day went on, I called Rick this morning to talk about this ramp. He is going to be doing a run of this ramp with the original production mould. So what really changed from about a year ago when the mould needed 9000.00 worth of work and made this a non starter? The mould is now in the possession of an injection mould tooling specialist that works with Rick on other pinball projects as well. He happens to have a TTR as luck would have it. All of this good fortune has made it affordable to get the mould producing ramps! I am just glad that Rick kept this project in the back of his mind and found a way to make a go of it when he could.
Now several of us have looked into alternative ways to get this ramp made, because it looked like there would be no other way. I have been in touch Methos and TecumsehPlissken. We all agree that the PPS reproduction ramps would be the way to go and are worth waiting for. I imagine that would beg the question, "when will the ramps be available?" There is not a specific time deadline right now, but I can tell you that the process has already begun to get the mould ready. I am going to say ROUGHLY 6-8 months, but will come back here and give updates on that whenever I have new info. Rick told me to call him in about 6 weeks to check on progress.

2 weeks later
#50 3 years ago

Mold will be done next week. I would expect parts by end sept and parts would be available soon after from PPS

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