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New ramps by Starship Fantasy


By lrosent345

1 year ago



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#301 12 days ago

I'll take a look tonight and see if it's something I think I can knock out quickly. I know a lot of people (myself included) want to see how awesome it looks.

#302 12 days ago

wow, the wait is finally over.

#303 12 days ago

Welp.

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#304 12 days ago
Quoted from KSUWildcatFan:

Welp. [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Taking one for the team huh, what a trooper good luck.

#305 12 days ago
Quoted from KSUWildcatFan:

Welp. [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Off topic but since you have to take it off, any chance you can post a pic of that ball gate that's on the ramp? its missing on the machine I'm restoring and I have to make it.

#306 12 days ago
Quoted from Tronn1982:

Off topic but since you have to take it off, any chance you can post a pic of that ball gate that's on the ramp? its missing on the machine I'm restoring and I have to make it.

Oh my. Can't buy a replacement?!
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#307 12 days ago
Quoted from KSUWildcatFan:

Oh my. Can't buy a replacement?!
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That's already looking awesome, that shuttles going to pop when it's backlit.

#308 12 days ago
Quoted from KSUWildcatFan:

Oh my. Can't buy a replacement?!
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I was able to get the one that goes inside the shuttle but not that one

Thank you sooo much because that photo shows me exactly what I did wrong with the one I made and I should be able to make it work now.

#309 12 days ago

The blue bulbs there are waaaaaay too much lol. Going to have to change my color scheme for sure.

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#310 12 days ago

Much better with power off

I'll swap everything to warm white when I have some more free time. The blue looked good before, but now...oh my....no.

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#311 12 days ago
Quoted from lrosent345:

Send me a check for $12 and I'll send you the flaps.

Larry = great guy!

#312 12 days ago

Yowza! Looks like you installed a bug zapper!

#313 12 days ago
Quoted from Pablito350:

Yowza! Looks like you installed a bug zapper!

No kidding. I liked the scheme with the black ramp but it's gonna get swapped out entirely, probably with just warm white GI all around.

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#314 12 days ago
Quoted from KSUWildcatFan:

Much better with power off
I'll swap everything to warm white when I have some more free time. The blue looked good before, but now...oh my....no.[quoted image][quoted image]

I think it looks awesome, the lighting that was under there might have been a bit much for you now but this piece opens up so many lighting options and opportunities. On the flip side a guy won't be able to neglect the shooter lane on this machine any longer. Thanks for sharing.

#315 12 days ago
Quoted from Apinjunkie:

I think it looks awesome, the lighting that was under there might have been a bit much for you now but this piece opens up so many lighting options and opportunities. On the flip side a guy won't be able to neglect the shooter lane on this machine any longer. Thanks for sharing.

You're right, it absolutely does open up lighting options. Now I get to figure out how to best take advantage of it lol. I love the ramp, looks great! Only negative for me is that now my entire color scheme has to be changed

#316 12 days ago

How did I miss that there was a ramp/shuttle combo, at a discounted price on the website?! Dohhhhhh!!!!

#317 12 days ago

Switched out for mostly warm white but kept the front two ramp lights blue. Changed lanes to red under the red covers. Cut power to the blue trough light. Much better. Oh, and swapped cool white for warm white in the backglass shuttle. I much prefer the way cool white looks but the reflection is HORRIBLE with them in. Slightly less horrible with warm white.

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#318 12 days ago

Partial install tonight but quit after a number of frustrations including the machine not booting and throwing me a “1” error. Haven’t made the switch to LEDs yet as with @ksuwildcatfan I’m deep on my HS Hardtop restore. Think I like the glow of incandescence though unless a dye/film option becomes available.

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#319 12 days ago
Quoted from KSUWildcatFan:

Switched out for mostly warm white but kept the front two ramp lights blue. Changed lanes to red under the red covers. Cut power to the blue trough light. Much better. Oh, and swapped cool white for warm white in the backglass shuttle. I much prefer the way cool white looks but the reflection is HORRIBLE with them in. Slightly less horrible with warm white.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

That's looking sweet.

#320 12 days ago
Quoted from ruralcollector:

Partial install tonight but quit after a number of frustrations including the machine not booting and throwing me a “1” error. Haven’t made the switch to LEDs yet as with @ksuwildcatfan I’m deep on my HS Hardtop restore. Think I like the glow of incandescence though unless a dye/film option becomes available.[quoted image]

Yes,the shuttle can be a wicked mistress but slapping that clear ramp on her, that'll teach her. I really like the way these are looking.

#321 12 days ago
Quoted from ruralcollector:

Partial install tonight but quit after a number of frustrations including the machine not booting and throwing me a “1” error. Haven’t made the switch to LEDs yet as with @ksuwildcatfan I’m deep on my HS Hardtop restore. Think I like the glow of incandescence though unless a dye/film option becomes available.[quoted image]

High speed and Space Shuttle. High five, 6 feet away, to you!

I swapped out the two blue lights under the ramp entrance to a couple of 1SMD ultraviolet lights I had. I think I like the less aggressive, toned down look. Also noticed I missed one of the bulbs under the ramp--whoops--and replaced the backglass lettering "SPACE SHUTTLE" and exhaust with amber bulbs. I think I'm done for now.. Maybe...

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#322 10 days ago

'afternoon Starship,

Any chance of getting two sets of TAF ramp flaps ?

thanks, Steve

Quoted from Apinjunkie:

Is it possible to just get a set of the flaps and rivets for that shuttle ramp? Clear ramp is in my future but for now my ratty black will have to do but could sure use a set of those flaps.

#323 10 days ago

Ordered a black space shuttle ramp.
I think the clear looks ok above, just not loving all the white under it.
I thank you guys for being the guinea pigs.

#324 10 days ago
Quoted from jcar302:

Ordered a black space shuttle ramp.
I think the clear looks ok above, just not loving all the white under it.
I thank you guys for being the guinea pigs.

That was my fear also. It's not my favorite, but I love the way the ramp looks otherwise, so I'm very happy with it.

#325 9 days ago
Quoted from jcar302:

Ordered a black space shuttle ramp.
I think the clear looks ok above, just not loving all the white under it.
I thank you guys for being the guinea pigs.

I love the clear part over top of the shooter lane. The original ramp hides a bit too much. Needless to say, I bought the black one and my buddy bought the clear one.

I'm just happy that I was able to buy a replacement. Thanks again Larry!

#326 9 days ago
Quoted from dzorbas:

I love the clear part over top of the shooter lane. The original ramp hides a bit too much. Needless to say, I bought the black one and my buddy bought the clear one.
I'm just happy that I was able to buy a replacement. Thanks again Larry!

Both are great choices. Unsurprisingly, Larry knocked it out of the park. Really happy with how mine transformed with the new ramp and lighting.

#327 9 days ago

The Space Shuttle ramps look great, Larry! Since we won’t be seeing you and your pup at Golden State Pinball Festival in Lodi (again) this year, I just ordered the Shuttle and ramp set from your website. Thanks for everything you do, hopefully we see you in Lodi 2021! Art (and Amanda)

#328 9 days ago

Canceling was sad but necessary. Hopefully I will be there next year.

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#329 6 days ago

US Glendale, AZ

I have to share this because I think it is toooo funny. Starship Fantasy has been asked to repurpose its production in support of the SAR-COV-9 virus. Who would have ever thought a pinball company would be called to the table. Costco and others in Phoenix have decided to put plastic barriers between their cashiers and customers. We were identified through the wholesalers as a company that probably has a large stash of plastic. So far it does not appear to affect our ramp production but it could if things get crazy.

#330 6 days ago

You missed the bigger takeaway: a pinball company is "essential"!

I'm glad I got my clear SS ramp today then, too! Though in all seriousness, the current Covid crisis presents a much more important, pressing, and better use of clear stock toward public good.

I can't imagine they would keep those barriers forever once this is over. Hopefully at that point the barriers can be disinfected and recycled back into playfield goodies. Either way, should be a good way for you to stay in business regardless of what happens.

#331 6 days ago
Quoted from lrosent345:

US Glendale, AZ
Costco and others in Phoenix have decided to put plastic barriers between their cashiers and customers.

Gotta ask, what color options will be available?

#332 6 days ago
Quoted from Apinjunkie:

Gotta ask, what color options will be available?

Larry is going to offer them all his black ABS plastic.

#333 6 days ago

Regarding PZ ramps. Any chance they will be slightly tweaked to prevent ball from flying off?

#334 6 days ago
Quoted from crujones4life:

Regarding PZ ramps. Any chance they will be slightly tweaked to prevent ball from flying off?

just do the small piece of flipper rubber trick at the start of the ramp. its on one of the photos in the club. works wonderfully.

#335 6 days ago
Quoted from Langless28:

just do the small piece of flipper rubber trick at the start of the ramp. its on one of the photos in the club. works wonderfully.

I actually have a piece of felt at the wireform exit that works pretty well. Was just curious about the new ramps.

#336 6 days ago

So, I have 2 options here with Party Zone. Option 1, use the original tool from Williams and produce the ramps just like the original but thicker. Or option 2, redesign the entire ramp from scratch and make changes to try and hold the ball better. This will be quite expensive since there is no ramp to copy and there is no guarantee the changes will work. This could easily add $50 to $100 to the cost of the ramp and there are simple fixes for the problem without changing the ramp.

Hopefully, you agree that option 1 is the best choice.

#337 6 days ago

This just keeps getting crazier. Not only is the company being called up for Covid 19 but I just got a letter from the Veterans Administration asking me to come out of retirement to provide care at the VA. Not gonna happen.

#338 5 days ago
Quoted from lrosent345:

So, I have 2 options here with Party Zone. Option 1, use the original tool from Williams and produce the ramps just like the original but thicker. Or option 2, redesign the entire ramp from scratch and make changes to try and hold the ball better. This will be quite expensive since there is no ramp to copy and there is no guarantee the changes will work. This could easily add $50 to $100 to the cost of the ramp and there are simple fixes for the problem without changing the ramp.
Hopefully, you agree that option 1 is the best choice.

i hope all agree option 1 is best!

#339 5 days ago

Option #1 for me... Thanks!

#340 5 days ago

Was at Costco tonight. They have maybe 3 ft by 2ft clear thin sheets of plastic in front of each register.

#341 5 days ago
Quoted from lrosent345:

This just keeps getting crazier. Not only is the company being called up for Covid 19 but I just got a letter from the Veterans Administration asking me to come out of retirement to provide care at the VA. Not gonna happen.

Medic!

#342 5 days ago
Quoted from ChrisPINk25:

Was at Costco tonight. They have maybe 3 ft by 2ft clear thin sheets of plastic in front of each register.

Sneeze guards

#343 5 days ago

I have been having a terrible time with my T2 ramp. After selling hundreds of them someone from Europe writes to me with pictures telling me the ramp doesn't fit. In fact, it doesn't fit and the repro ramp doesn't fit in my game either. Then I remember my game was a reimport from Germany. Since no one complained before, I'm wondering if there were 2 different versions of the game. One for overseas and one for the US. If you have installed my T2 ramp in your game and it fit, or you had to modify it to fit, let me know. I need to figure this out before I run more.

#344 3 days ago
Quoted from lrosent345:

So, I have 2 options here with Party Zone. Option 1, use the original tool from Williams and produce the ramps just like the original but thicker. Or option 2, redesign the entire ramp from scratch and make changes to try and hold the ball better. This will be quite expensive since there is no ramp to copy and there is no guarantee the changes will work. This could easily add $50 to $100 to the cost of the ramp and there are simple fixes for the problem without changing the ramp.
Hopefully, you agree that option 1 is the best choice.

I say option 1. But if you go option 2 I have no choice. I can dye it myself, but what can we try as far as purple or red clear? Curious. Just excited to get some.

#345 13 hours ago

I have a question about the TAF ramp. Does it come with flaps, decals and flasher sockets as shown in the picture?

#346 13 hours ago

Yep.

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