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Reese Rails- Closed until Fall 2021. Please see latest post.


By TaylorVA

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#1201 48 days ago
Quoted from dmacy:

Thanks Taylor! They look great. Should have the old playfield soon to be able to get these put on.
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Hell yeah, glad they landed.

Got these all sanded and ready for finish. Also knocked out a set for TAF and Fathom that were just ordered. I believe everything I’ve been asked for is in the works. Have some rails headed in for reproduction.
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We have beautiful weather here this weekend so may take the weekend off.
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#1202 48 days ago
Quoted from TaylorVA:

Hell yeah, glad they landed.
Got these all sanded and ready for finish. Also knocked out a set for TAF and Fathom that were just ordered. I believe everything I’ve been asked for is in the works. Have some rails headed in for reproduction.
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We have beautiful weather here this weekend so may take the weekend off.
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When you earn it, enjoy it.

#1203 48 days ago
Quoted from eyeamred2u:

When you earn it, enjoy it.

It’s really hard to not work when the weather cooperates. At some point the humidity slows me to a crawl.

#1204 48 days ago

Well if you need to add to your list, i could use Medusa, Junkyard and TOTAN rails.

#1205 48 days ago
Quoted from FunNGames81:

Well if you need to add to your list, i could use Medusa, Junkyard and TOTAN rails.

FunNGames81 I need to check to see if I have Junkyard

#1206 48 days ago
Quoted from TaylorVA:

pinballinreno Clnilsen
Have a question for you 2 regarding the Playboy rails. I can do a dye job and try to match the existing rails I have or do a pink lacquer that is closer to a hot pink and wondered what your thoughts were. I need to order the lacquer so before doing so wanted to check you with you.
Pic of playfield [quoted image]
here is a sample of what a dyed set would look like. [quoted image]
Here is a sample of the hot pink lacquer [quoted image]

Hey just came across this.. busy week here! I like the dye job... a bit more “classy” - or as classy as you get on a Playboy machine

#1207 47 days ago

Taylor,

Maybe send me one dark and one light for the playboy rails?

Its hard to decide without seeing them side by side,

If youve already done the hot pink, is ok!

#1208 47 days ago

Clnilsen Have you down for “classy.”

pinballinreno I can do one in hot pink and the other in “classy.” If you don’t like the “classy” look I can finish it in the hot pink, I just can’t go the other way.

#1209 47 days ago
Quoted from TaylorVA:

Clnilsen Have you down for “classy.”
pinballinreno I can do one in hot pink and the other in “classy.” If you don’t like the “classy” look I can finish it in the hot pink, I just can’t go the other way.

One of each will be good I think, It will add some variety as I have 2 of these to do.

#1210 47 days ago

Sooo glad I clicked back on this thread. I thought you were done until fall of 2021 and I'm just starting another Quicksilver. Please add me to the list Taylor. Thanks

#1211 47 days ago
Quoted from Crispin:

Sooo glad I clicked back on this thread. I thought you were done until fall of 2021 and I'm just starting another Quicksilver. Please add me to the list Taylor. Thanks

Gotcha down.

Managed to get the black sprayed for this most recent batch before the rain settled in. We have a washout here tomorrow so will work on rails requiring dyes.

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#1212 46 days ago

Fathom may be my favorite set of rails to make.

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#1213 46 days ago

Trying to knock this most recent batch out, but with so many different finishes it’s taking longer than normal, or maybe just as long as it needs to take.

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#1214 43 days ago

The pic below is my next batch. I’m not going to add to this as the last few weeks have burned me out as sets are increasingly from Solid State games and they are more tedious than your regular WPC era games.

If I’ve spoken to you about sending in rails I will add them in to the queue when I can, I’m a one person show and once a batch gets started I have to follow it through or turnover starts to lag. I’ve been working everyday as the weather has been great, but I have rails to ship and need to free up space.

gb if you are interested in Gold TOTAN rails hit me up.

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#1215 43 days ago

These Playboy rails are a pita, but I think these have gotten into the range of being ready for clear. To get to this color I used a custom pink dye and let dry overnight. I then used hot pink Rit Dye over that and let them dry again, one more coat and then burnished it with steel wool. I then finished by applying another coat of the custom pink.
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#1216 43 days ago
Quoted from TaylorVA:

These Playboy rails are a pita, but I think these have gotten into the range of being ready for clear. To get to this color I used a custom pink dye and let dry overnight. I then used hot pink Rit Dye over that and let them dry again, one more coat and then burnished it with steel wool. I then finished by applying another coat of the custom pink.
This is after first coat [quoted image]
This is this morning [quoted image]
This is what I’m going with, you can see an original rail in the middle [quoted image]

Looks great!

#1217 42 days ago

I've never seen a "closed" thread get so many posts over so long

#1219 42 days ago

Not that anyone asked, but this is my current lineup.

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#1220 42 days ago

Hey Taylor, what’s your current lineup look like?

#1221 42 days ago
Quoted from eagle18:

Hey Taylor, what’s your current lineup look like?

I’m glad you asked...

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#1222 42 days ago

Packed up TOM, JD, IJ, HS2, Sorcerer, Seawitch, Quicksilver and Firepower today for shipping. I have reached out to customers about those orders.

Hope to get the 2 Playboy rails cleared this weekend and will start next batch on Monday. My kids are on spring break so may not get as much shop time as usual.

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#1223 42 days ago

I would take a quicksilver set if that is still possible? Voltan if you have that as well.

Thanks!

#1224 42 days ago
Quoted from Xenon75:

I would take a quicksilver set if that is still possible? Voltan if you have that as well.
Thanks!

I don’t have Voltan, but put you down for QS

#1225 41 days ago

Drop rails off at the PO and came back and knocked out some blanks for the next batch as it’s too cold to spray lacquer.

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#1226 39 days ago

Mostly milled and holes transferred today. Hope to do the tapered slots later today, but family stuff.....whomp whomp

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#1227 33 days ago

Looking forward to my Fathom rails!

#1228 32 days ago

Everything ordered prior to Pinside going down is done and I will do my best get everything shipped this upcoming week.

#1229 30 days ago

My what I did during Pinside being down. In lieu of my communication being cut off from most of my customers I spent the time making stuff and spending time with my kids, so basically nothing changed that much.

If you ever come to Virginia we have some amazing hikes. Crabtree Falls is a great 3.4 mile rounder with an outside brewpub 10 minutes from the parking lot. This was our first restaurant visit in a while and was really needed.

Purple rails are for TOTAN, may be a one and done, we shall see. FunNGames81 thoughts?

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#1230 30 days ago

Hi Taylor, sent you a PM about this but thought I'd add a post in your thread too. I'd love a set of Shadow rails in blue - the pics that epeabs posted above are amazing. Appreciate the great work you do!

#1231 30 days ago

23 sets to prep for shipping. Please bare with me.

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#1232 30 days ago
Quoted from TinyBlackDog:

Hi Taylor, sent you a PM about this but thought I'd add a post in your thread too. I'd love a set of Shadow rails in blue - the pics that epeabs posted above are amazing. Appreciate the great work you do!

TinyBlackDog please shoot me an email at taylorva72@gmail.com
In your subject include game title and send your shipping info and I’ll get you in the queue. Thanks.

#1233 30 days ago

I like the look of the TOTAN rails. Taylor, I take it you are on the fence?

#1234 29 days ago
Quoted from FunNGames81:

I like the look of the TOTAN rails. Taylor, I take it you are on the fence?

I like them. I think the purple rails turn out really nice for every game I’ve done them for. I think the first set I did was for a Skateball and they looked fantastic on the game.

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#1235 27 days ago

Hi Taylor - Do you have a template for Whirlwind rails? I'm going to need a set for an upcoming playfield swap. Thanks!

#1236 27 days ago

Betting purple would look good on Sorcerer as well.

#1237 27 days ago
Quoted from jadziedzic:

Hi Taylor - Do you have a template for Whirlwind rails? I'm going to need a set for an upcoming playfield swap. Thanks!

I do. Shoot me an email at taylorva72@gmail.com

All domestic orders shipped today. Had an issue with an international order so will ship those Monday. Sorry for dragging this out, my free time is not what it used to be.

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#1238 27 days ago
Quoted from TaylorVA:

I do. Shoot me an email at taylorva72@gmail.com
All domestic orders shipped today. Had an issue with an international order so will ship those Monday. Sorry for dragging this out, my free time is not what it used to be. [quoted image]

Did Fathom go out today? You have my address but I don’t think I’ve paid yet.

Edt: Got ‘em, thanks!

#1239 25 days ago

Gb here - missed your post. Yes - I’d like gold TOTAN rails. About to brass it out, so that’s perfect.

#1240 25 days ago
Quoted from gb:

Gb here - missed your post. Yes - I’d like gold TOTAN rails. About to brass it out, so that’s perfect.

Please shoot me a PM with your shipping info to Taylorva72@gmail.com
Include TOTAN gold in subject.

This 8’x12’ raised garden area has turned into a bit of a project. Added a 24’ foot bed to the side for herbs. I like making shit, but damn I wish I had the energy I had at 40.
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#1241 24 days ago

Nice back view of the house. I've seen pictures of your various home projects, but never the whole enchilada. Definitely something to be proud of. I'm satisfied, and I didn't even do the work!

#1242 24 days ago

Red Funhouse rails?

Gotta have 'em!

Thanks so much Taylor!

Pefect fit, perfect color.
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Get yerself a Hawt Dawg!

#1243 22 days ago

All international orders shipped today.

Those include: Meteor, 9 Ball, Fathom, Bobby Orr, FH, Taxi, TAF and QS

I have will be starting the next batch on Monday, today my rock landed.

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#1244 22 days ago

Dude!
Rock on!

.. I'm not proud of that.

#1245 22 days ago
Quoted from Coyote:

Dude!
Rock on!
.. I'm not proud of that.

haha, won’t hold it against you..

Couple new sets added to the inventory this week: POTO, DM and VIKING landed today.

#1246 22 days ago

Looking forward to my Fathom rails! Unfortunately, my order is misplaced through our wonderful USPS, but I’m optimistic it shows up at some point.

#1247 22 days ago

Hang in there Mudflaps. It took 5 days for mine to go from Midlothian to Richmond (same city) then got to me in 1 day, today. All on 1 day Priority mail. I’m only 1.5 hours from Taylor. USPS fault, not yours Taylor. The rails look great, thanks.

#1248 22 days ago
Quoted from eagle18:

Hang in there Mudflaps. It took 5 days for mine to go from Midlothian to Richmond (same city) then got to me in 1 day, today. All on 1 day Priority mail. I’m only 1.5 hours from Taylor. USPS fault, not yours Taylor. The rails look great, thanks.

Yes, absolutely not Taylor’s fault. It’s always entertaining to see some packages take Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride before they arrive, though.

#1249 22 days ago
Quoted from eagle18:

Hang in there Mudflaps. It took 5 days for mine to go from Midlothian to Richmond (same city) then got to me in 1 day, today. All on 1 day Priority mail. I’m only 1.5 hours from Taylor. USPS fault, not yours Taylor. The rails look great, thanks.

Oh, man, do I have stories about this.
Including the latest order I had from Taylor here - it spent over three weeks in the dist center just outside his house. It didn't move until I opened a case on it. And then it got to me two days later. (I could have driven there, picked it up personally, and driven home in 6 hours.)

I have something right now shipped from Miami Florida. It... for some messed up reason ended up going out to Los Angeles. And then flew back to Pittsburgh.

A shipment of a custom Game Boy part came from Sydney - it made it from Sydney to Washington DC in 5 days. Via Columbus Ohio. And then it took 4 weeks to get to me - a drive I could have made in 2 hours. And again, it stopped and didn't move until I opened a case.

I've been going Fedex/UPS lately because of that.

#1250 21 days ago

The USPS has really gone to hell in a hand basket. As a retired electronic technician from the PO I know that Covid and the PM General's policies have really crippled the mail processing network. Letter mail is at historic low volumes and will remain so. It is really sad to see a quasi governmental agency that previously had some of the best numbers for customer satisfaction go down this path.

For some interesting information about the Richmand, VA process and distribution center look here https://www.uspsoig.gov/document/late-and-extra-trips-richmond-va-processing-and-distribution-center . It is not Taylor's fault for the delays.

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