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Club RBION: The Strange, the unusual, the bizarre!


By chadderack

5 years ago



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#802 6 months ago

So glad to be back with a RBION since I sold
my first nib Ripley year ago. What was I thinking? Finally picked one up last weekend.
Does anyone have any blue powder coat Ripleys out there? I don’t want to do yellow or orange. I’m looking at maybe doing a dark blue.

#803 6 months ago
Quoted from FalconDriver:

So glad to be back with a RBION since I sold
my first nib Ripley year ago. What was I thinking? Finally picked one up last weekend.
Does anyone have any blue powder coat Ripleys out there? I don’t want to do yellow or orange. I’m looking at maybe doing a dark blue.

I did a dark hammered bronze finish. Close to matching the wire form lanes inside the machine, but a bit darker. I'm thrilled with the look.

#804 6 months ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

I did a dark hammered bronze finish. Close to matching the wire form lanes inside the machine, but a bit darker. I'm thrilled with the look.

Interesting... Can you attach a pic?

#805 6 months ago
Quoted from marioparty34:

Interesting... Can you attach a pic?

I dont have any pictures handy, but I know theres one in my profile gameroom pics. It's a close up of the color/finish. The color doesnt photograph well from afar.

#806 6 months ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

I dont have any pictures handy, but I know theres one in my profile gameroom pics. It's a close up of the color/finish. The color doesnt photograph well from afar.

That looks fantastic!

#807 6 months ago
Quoted from Darkwing:

That looks fantastic!

Thank you! I wish I could get a better picture of the machine as a whole, but the lighting down there isn't the best. So, from a distance, the hammered bronze appears black in photographs.

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#808 5 months ago

Any of you guys have also a Iron Maiden, how this 2 machine complement?
Regards

#809 5 months ago
Quoted from RGAires:

Any of you guys have also a Iron Maiden, how this 2 machine complement?
Regards

Can’t go wrong with an IMDN. Iron Maiden’s multiballs are nice and fast, Ripley’s fees more strategic with the ramps and then the super jackpot shot. Go for it

#810 5 months ago

Hello,

as a member of this club, I would like to share with you our current fundraising to purchase 3 pinball machines for our local Children's Hospital, they would replace the actual machines I've placed with my wife.
Share the love and don't hesitate to PM me for details :

https://www.ulule.com/des-lumieres-dans-les-yeux/
all details : https://www.deslumieresdanslesyeux.fr/en

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#811 4 months ago

I have an odd issue on a game I picked up. Once I turn the game on and hit the magnet lock up the middle, the ball doesn't release. Once it cycles though and releases the ball, the game is good to go. It seems like I can play numerous games with no issues, it seems to be right at start up on the first hit. Any ideas? Optos work perfect, magnet works perfect and I've even switched balls out thinking they might be magnetized. Ideas please

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#812 3 months ago

I went to the Ripley's in Wisconsin Dells last week. Picked up a fun souvenir. It's a magnet with oil and water in it and floating eye balls that simulate bulging eyes. I was actually looking at places in the game where it could go and it looks like it would fit perfectly over the middle ramp, but I highly doubt I'll put it in there. Probably just have it at my desk at work to keep me entertained.
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#813 3 months ago
Quoted from Yesh23:

I have an odd issue on a game I picked up. Once I turn the game on and hit the magnet lock up the middle, the ball doesn't release. Once it cycles though and releases the ball, the game is good to go. It seems like I can play numerous games with no issues, it seems to be right at start up on the first hit. Any ideas? Optos work perfect, magnet works perfect and I've even switched balls out thinking they might be magnetized. Ideas please

Mine has recently developed the same problem. 1st ball of 1st game. The magnet won't release the ball until a ball search is activated. After that, it's good to go. I replaced my optos about a year ago, so I'm pretty certain that's not the issue.

Added 95 days ago:

Scratch that. It's now doing it randomly. Maybe 1 out of every 12 times the magnet is hit

#814 3 months ago

Anyone got some spare used plastics? I had the art come off two of mine. Not looking to restore this machine just want it serviceable.

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#815 3 months ago
Quoted from dung:

Anyone got some spare used plastics? I had the art come off two of mine. Not looking to restore this machine just want it serviceable.[quoted image][quoted image]

I want to say I've seen some spare sets come up for sale occasionally, so you should be able to find some if you keep a lookout.

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#816 85 days ago

My flippers have been sticking for awhile and the ball would also hang up at the shrunken head due to a chip there. This past weekend I rebuilt the flippers with the Guns & Roses coils from Pinball Life and put mylar over the magnet divot. No more shrunken head hangups and no more stuck flippers. The best thing is that I can now make all the ramps! Before, the flippers were seriously under powered and it was rare to make a ramp shot. Now it's awesome, like a whole new game...I'm getting into parts of the game that I was unable to see previously. I wish I'd have done this a couple of years ago! I can't recommend those coils enough. I left the upper right flipper alone, it seems to be fine.

#817 85 days ago
Quoted from Jackalwere:

I wish I'd have done this a couple of years ago! I can't recommend those coils enough. I left the upper right flipper alone, it seems to be fine.

Standard coils for flipper should be more than powerfull enough for both flippers up both ramps.
The upper flipper has always been up for debate whether to beef it up or not.

#818 85 days ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Standard coils for flipper should be more than powerfull enough for both flippers up both ramps.
The upper flipper has always been up for debate whether to beef it up or not.

Well they were replaced at some point, probably with inferior coils, or they are at end of life. I think my game was in the Seattle Pinball Museum awhile so I'm sure it's seen a lot of play.

#819 85 days ago

Ripleys got ahold of me here in Orlando to fix and get there Rbion pins from different museums back up and playing , I picked them up at their main warehouse . There was some crazy and really cool stuff there getting worked on , refurbished , or transferred to other spots . Here a few pics I took . Check out the rubics cube and the millennium falcon made from matchsticks . Just thought I would share .

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#820 82 days ago

Awesome man! With that many Ripley’s on location, I wonder which one had the highest high score

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#821 70 days ago

Added a small roller skating penguin and mini pith helmet (from a 64’ GI Joe) $10 or so for both of them.
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Tried a cheap gold compass too, but it was a little too much.

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#822 49 days ago

Hey guys, I have a Ripley's that just shorted out the ball lock transistor and coil. As I was getting the board out I noticed a couple of disconnected connecrors. Could anyone verify that these should be left out in a Ripley's, or where they are supposed to connect to if in use?

First two pictures are of connectors nicely tucked away in the wires harness left of the power driver board and the third is from below middle of the same board.

Cheers
/Micael

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#823 43 days ago

I’ve joined the club! Enjoying a nice HUO machine I picked up last week.

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#824 36 days ago
Quoted from Jarson:

I’ve joined the club! Enjoying a nice HUO machine I picked up last week.

Nice, Jockton! Glenn from league. Got me an HUO RBION too! (My only game actually ) Love it! Need to see your collection some day!

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#825 23 days ago

Just picked this one up. Pretty fun!

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#826 23 days ago
Quoted from Turtlepower169:

Just picked this one up. Pretty fun![quoted image][quoted image]

Really nice one!! I'd get some color matched T moulding around the head. The game is super fun.

#827 22 days ago

Nice ! Great game

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#828 8 days ago

Joined the club last week. I’ll post some pics shortly. I’m having a blast!

#829 8 days ago
Quoted from Aahzz:

Joined the club last week. I’ll post some pics shortly. I’m having a blast!

Awesome game! Enjoy!

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