Official TRON lovefest thread, I love it more than Lightning Kitty.

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Official TRON lovefest thread, I love it more than Lightning Kitty.


By centerflank

5 years ago



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“Is TRON super awesome or are you a hater?”

  • TRON is unreal, centerflank is supersmart. 378 votes
    70%
  • TRON blows, voters for this option have a small dingy :( 101 votes
    19%
  • Never played TRON, but if Centerflank likes it, it must be fun!!!! 58 votes
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#8751 62 days ago

I have the Tron arcade mod in my game, what is the value of the original arcade game and does anybody have one for sale?

#8752 61 days ago
Quoted from Spyk:

Much better now. Mirror blades in tact. Just got to reinstall but I saw some other cool mirror blades that had some Tron stuff etched out. Wondering if that would look better.
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Do you mean blade skins? I have them... And love them...

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#8753 60 days ago
Quoted from Meegis:

Do you mean blade skins? I have them... And love them...[quoted image][quoted image]

Those ones look nice! Do you have any playfield clearance issues when you raise it?

#8754 60 days ago
Quoted from Micky:

Those ones look nice! Do you have any playfield clearance issues when you raise it?

If I installed them correctly the first time I wouldn't lol

The screws need to be absolutely perfect and flush. So maybe drilling some pilot holes forst could have helped. I did not do that, and the blade on one side bowed ever so slightly

They clear fine, just gotta be really careful when lifting

I have a set on my iron Man as well without any issue.

#8755 60 days ago
Quoted from athenspin:

I have the Tron arcade mod in my game, what is the value of the original arcade game and does anybody have one for sale?

I think they're going for 2 to 3k now.
Will never sell mine.

EDOT is allot rarer. Roughly 12k.

#8756 60 days ago

Lol for a moment I thought you meant the little arcade cabinet that comes with the Tron pin, that many replace with the interactive one.

#8757 59 days ago
Quoted from Meegis:

Do you mean blade skins? I have them... And love them...

Those are the ones sir. Was curious of those in comparison to the mirror blades.

BTW Marcos hooked me up with the ramp I needed but said it's the last one.

#8758 59 days ago

Yes, lol, I do mean the small arcade cabinet in the pinball machine. Mine came with one of the cool arcade mods but I’d also like to have the original just to have!

#8759 59 days ago
Quoted from athenspin:

Yes, lol, I do mean the small arcade cabinet in the pinball machine. Mine came with one of the cool arcade mods but I’d also like to have the original just to have!

Not sure I understand why though. Have you seen the original? It’s not great.

#8760 59 days ago
Quoted from koops:

Not sure I understand why though. Have you seen the original? It’s not great.

I have, I wouldn’t install it in my game, I’d just like to have an original!

#8761 59 days ago
Quoted from Spyk:

Those are the ones sir. Was curious of those in comparison to the mirror blades.
BTW Marcos hooked me up with the ramp I needed but said it's the last one.

Here's a better shot from before I installed them.

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#8762 59 days ago

So trying to take out my old coin reject buttons I have some screws that seem a size ratchet different than all the others. Somewhere between 5/32 and 3/16. Just find it odd one from each coin reject is a different size. If it's something with the screw does anyone have any tips on how to get it out?

#8763 59 days ago
Quoted from Meegis:

Here's a better shot from before I installed them.[quoted image]

These look nice but I think I might stick with the full mirror blades for now. They are sharp though.

#8764 59 days ago

I have the full mirror blades. I think the Tron ones are much more in tune with the game. I’ll be buying them sometime

#8765 59 days ago
Quoted from Chosen_S:

I have the full mirror blades. I think the Tron ones are much more in tune with the game. I’ll be buying them sometime

Only thing I'm worried about is how much light I will be losing with dropping my mirror blades out. I like how shiney it gets.

#8766 59 days ago
Quoted from Spyk:

Only thing I'm worried about is how much light I will be losing with dropping my mirror blades out. I like how shiney it gets.

It does get shiny! Very hard decision indeed

#8767 59 days ago

Anyone got a spare Tron Cliffy Scoop Protector they want to sell and ship to me in Sydney Australia?

I know these are available via some of the bigger pinball sellers, but their international shipping cost to send just one small Cliffy is insane!

#8768 58 days ago

Hmm look issue slightly different than I thought. Upon further inspection it appears the screw is in a bit more than the others. How would I get that bugger out. Can't grip it. In too far.

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#8769 58 days ago

Got it. Had to Dremel the screw but not satisfied with the brightness of these coin rejects. Any ways to fix that?

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#8770 58 days ago
Quoted from Riffbear:

I think they're going for 2 to 3k now.
Will never sell mine.
EDOT is allot rarer. Roughly 12k.

You can still occasionally find a Tron for $1200-1500 that's just a decent player. Tricked out restored ones are closer to $3k, though. And I've never seen an EDOT advertised for more than $10k, so I don't think any have sold for THAT much. I got mine not a year or so ago for $7k and I'm pretty sure if you're patient you can still find them for $8k or a little less.

--Donnie

#8771 58 days ago

Just installed a new, freshly oiled disk motor. Original worked fine, but was starting to make noise. Also finally upgraded from black to translucent disk rubber...the ball movement is scary! TRON LE is a masterpiece.

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#8772 57 days ago
Quoted from snaroff:

Just installed a new, freshly oiled disk motor. Original worked fine, but was starting to make noise. Also finally upgraded from black to translucent disk rubber...the ball movement is scary! TRON LE is a masterpiece.
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That disc is a game changer. I highly recommend the resistor trick when adding it. Still get the crazy spin and extra action but loses some of the "oh crap that's going to break stuff" feeling.

Quoted from Spyk:

Got it. Had to Dremel the screw but not satisfied with the brightness of these coin rejects. Any ways to fix that?
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Not sure you will get what you are after with those coin mechs. The problem is they aren't smooth and are grained so it will never look real shiny. In order to get that same look you will need to make them smooth and then plate them.

#8773 57 days ago
Quoted from 85vett:

That disc is a game changer. I highly recommend the resistor trick when adding it. Still get the crazy spin and extra action but loses some of the "oh crap that's going to break stuff" feeling.

Not sure you will get what you are after with those coin mechs. The problem is they aren't smooth and are grained so it will never look real shiny. In order to get that same look you will need to make them smooth and then plate them.

Shot in the dark but do you know anyone who makes that resistor as a plug and play product? I've had the clear disc boxed up for a while now, too scared to fit it after hearing how violent it is.

#8774 57 days ago

No, but you may reach out to Herg. He was the one that posted the idea and he also sells pinball stuff so may be willing to make some. It's really easy to do though. Just buy one male and one female IDC plug and the inserts that go to them and the resistors of your choice. Just snip the ends of the resistors to fit, crimp, solder and push them into the plug.

Link to his post - https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-tron-lovefest-thread-i-love-it-more-than-lamp/page/154#post-4366853

#8775 57 days ago
Quoted from 85vett:

That disc is a game changer. I highly recommend the resistor trick when adding it. Still get the crazy spin and extra action but loses some of the "oh crap that's going to break stuff" feeling.

Not sure you will get what you are after with those coin mechs. The problem is they aren't smooth and are grained so it will never look real shiny. In order to get that same look you will need to make them smooth and then plate them.

Sorry I meant the blue. I found what I hope are other blue buttons. Keeping my fingers crossed the inserts show through better on these other ones.

#8776 55 days ago

new addition the arcade

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#8777 55 days ago
Quoted from smoothbore19:

new addition the arcade
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Looks great!

#8778 55 days ago
Quoted from smoothbore19:

new addition the arcade
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Nice quilt... will be a nice backdrop for Keith Elwin's next pin... The Golden Girls!!

#8779 55 days ago

Love the neon sign! Where did you get it?

#8780 55 days ago
Quoted from smoothbore19:

new addition the arcade
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I got one similar. Only made it behind some dark plexiglass since it was to bright.

#8781 54 days ago

My sister got it for me for Christmas. Ill have to ask where she got it. The blanket was a gift from a very good friend who is native American Lakota Sioux. Her husband was a very close friend, and my PLT SGT in Iraq in 05. He was KIA and she presented it to me at his memorial. I like the way the color of the neon goes with it.

#8782 53 days ago
Quoted from snaroff:

Just installed a new, freshly oiled disk motor. Original worked fine, but was starting to make noise. Also finally upgraded from black to translucent disk rubber...the ball movement is scary! TRON LE is a masterpiece.
[quoted image]

How noisy is the new motor when it’s running full speed? I’m considering doing a test and swapping out a shaker motor for it and see if mines any better. Already tried oiling it to only a small reduction in noise.

#8783 52 days ago
Quoted from koops:

How noisy is the new motor when it’s running full speed? I’m considering doing a test and swapping out a shaker motor for it and see if mines any better. Already tried oiling it to only a small reduction in noise.

My new motor is very quiet. The original motor only had 1000 plays on it and wasn't too bad...kept it as a backup.

#8784 52 days ago
Quoted from koops:

How noisy is the new motor when it’s running full speed? I’m considering doing a test and swapping out a shaker motor for it and see if mines any better. Already tried oiling it to only a small reduction in noise.

Another note...I originally purchased the new motor at PinballLife. It was unfortunately wildly noisy out of the box. Sent it back and purchased one from Marco. The Marco motor wiring was identical to the original motor. The Pinball life motor slightly different wiring. The Marco motor was quiet out of the box. Have no idea why a brand new motor would be noisy...

#8785 52 days ago
Quoted from snaroff:

Another note...I originally purchased the new motor at PinballLife. It was unfortunately wildly noisy out of the box. Sent it back and purchased one from Marco. The Marco motor wiring was identical to the original motor. The Pinball life motor slightly different wiring. The Marco motor was quiet out of the box. Have no idea why a brand new motor would be noisy...

Probably all of these motors have sloppy tolerance brass bushings and why they start to get noisey. As a shaker motor it really doesn’t matter... but on a spinning disc like tron or potc where the disc is encouraging side to side movement of the shaft... it’s obvious why it can happen.

Looking at an exploded view of the motor, or switching out the bushings would be the tell...

#8786 52 days ago
Quoted from smoothbore19:

My sister got it for me for Christmas. Ill have to ask where she got it. The blanket was a gift from a very good friend who is native American Lakota Sioux. Her husband was a very close friend, and my PLT SGT in Iraq in 05. He was KIA and she presented it to me at his memorial. I like the way the color of the neon goes with it.

Sign looks great!!! please share if you find out where she got it....

The blanket does look amazing behind it, but the story is even more compelling....I would only be a bit cautious as if that's true neon, they have been known to arc upon failing at times, and an obvious keepsake behind it.....

Very, very nice...thanks for posting!!!!!

#8787 51 days ago

No dice. Still very dark. Same button. Anyone know where to get lighter blue or at least how to make the inserts shine through better. I would settle for that

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#8788 51 days ago
Quoted from Spyk:

No dice. Still very dark. Same button. Anyone know where to get lighter blue or at least how to make the inserts shine through better. I would settle for that
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Have you tried using a super brite led behind the insert?

#8789 51 days ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

Sign looks great!!! please share if you find out where she got it....
The blanket does look amazing behind it, but the story is even more compelling....I would only be a bit cautious as if that's true neon, they have been known to arc upon failing at times, and an obvious keepsake behind it.....
Very, very nice...thanks for posting!!!!!

Sister got it from ebay. I did make sure there was no heat from the neon on the blanket.

#8790 50 days ago
Quoted from athenspin:

Have you tried using a super brite led behind the insert?

Not sure if the ones behind it are or aren't. I would guess they are seeing as how the ones that came with the new coin door were super dim in comparison (I made sure to swap them) but I may buy some here just to experiment.

#8791 50 days ago

So the place that did my chrome does not do speaker panels and I can't seem to find anyone selling chrome panels anywhere. Anyone have a lead on this?

#8792 50 days ago

Not sure if the ones behind it are or aren't. I would guess they are seeing as how the ones that came with the new coin door were super dim in comparison (I made sure to swap them) but I may buy some here just to experiment.
I picked up a SST a a while back from another pinsider and the pop bumpers had these comet leds in them. They were absolutely blinding, I swapped them out and used them in the coin door and they shine pretty bright.

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#8793 50 days ago

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#8794 49 days ago
Quoted from athenspin:

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Thank you so much!! I'll order and give it a shot right away!

#8795 48 days ago
Quoted from Spyk:

No dice. Still very dark. Same button. Anyone know where to get lighter blue or at least how to make the inserts shine through better. I would settle for that
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Where did you get those blue suzohapp coin inserts from? Mine are yellow and just look a little odd.

#8796 48 days ago
Quoted from koops:

Where did you get those blue suzohapp coin inserts from? Mine are yellow and just look a little odd.

Last ones I got were from marcos I think. They should have plenty. Easy to find. https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/42-0517-02

Quoted from athenspin:

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Had a similar left over light I wanted to try last night from doing my pop bumpers. Absolutely the problem. Going to order the right size for it now but it cleared them up REAL nice. Thanks for the help.

#8797 46 days ago

I recently picked up a nice HUO Tron Pro. I’ve noticed that the GI dims every once in Awhile and will go back to normal within a few seconds. Is this normal? If not, any idea what could be wrong?

#8798 45 days ago

Btw, this isn’t the flickering during zuse mode. The GI dims for a few seconds or more. Seems to happen when I hit the rectifier. Thanks everyone.

#8799 43 days ago

Ok guys new lights are in and all the chrome pieces installed. Thanks everyone for your help. Now just a colored dmd, redo the tubes, maybe a couple external lighting ideas.

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#8800 42 days ago
Quoted from Spyk:

Ok guys new lights are in and all the chrome pieces installed. Thanks everyone for your help. Now just a colored dmd, redo the tubes, maybe a couple external lighting ideas.

Ditch the big sling spot lights and replace with under plastic slingspots. It really opens up the lower pf.

What’s below your recogniser? (Purple/pink in your pic)

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Does anyone know if the ramps fibre optics can be disconnected underneath and remain zip tied to the ramps? I want to replace my ramp flaps but don’t really want to remove the lights if it can be helped.
if I don’t have to.

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