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Noob on inserts looking for advice on purchase of a routed NG Gofers

By Acronymicon

1 year ago

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#1 1 year ago

Hi everyone, I have a line on a No Good Gofers for 2500$, and I really like the simulations Ive played on Steam.

As seen in the picture, a lot of the inserts are damaged or gone completely, and Ive read through the owners club thread and in others that no one makes these decals?

I know its unlikely to make it look brand new again short of buying a new playfield, but I was just wondering to what extent others here might have restored their inserts and playfield?

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#2 1 year ago

i’d make sure that thing is functional, as well. if it’s not, fixing the playfield will be at the bottom of the list of things you’ll have to learn to do.

#3 1 year ago

For sure.

I have experience on circuit boards, Ive fixed replaced many mechanisms, and Ill go through it to be sure.

I just have no experience with this particular aspect of restoration.

#4 1 year ago

I have a NGG myself.

By looking at the pics you posted, the playfield seems in good condition beside the slam ramp wear that is pretty usual on a NGG. They sell a decal for that or at least used too, it was done by Treasure Cove. I don't know if they still produce it though. The inserts are only an aesthetic default and at that price should not be a deal breaker.

The mechanisms on this pin to look for are the gofers themselves and the spinning wheel. Concerning the gofers the usual trouble and the one I experienced personally are related to the optos located in the gophers and the rods that make them go up or down, the culprit in that later case lies in adjusting the rollpins located in the rod and replacing them. The optos and the rollpins can be fixed easily and the costs associated to those issues are minimal. I personally do not know if fixing the wheel is a cheap and easy fix, but I think the parts are still available if the wheel is not functional.

If the machine plays great, the price seem to be really good. It's funny, it was my first pin that I bought back in 2012 for exactly 2500$ (cad) and that got me into pinball!



#5 1 year ago

thank you for taking the time sir!

#6 1 year ago

it does not look too bad
as long as you pay a reasonable price, take it home clean it up and play it, enjoy it and buy another game

better to learn on this machine than on something pricy

#7 1 year ago

If the rest of the game works and is in decent condition some insert wear is no biggie, the price is certainly nice. Buy it, enjoy it and perhaps you could try print/make your own insert decals.

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