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The Nightmare Before Christmas

By MarkInc

6 years ago


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#43 6 years ago

Good Job!

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#72 6 years ago

Wood molds + your oven + a shop vac. Check out youtube for examples of home-done vac-forming. The longer the ramp the more difficult it becomes because of oven size.

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#330 5 years ago
Quoted from MarkInc:

A bit tricky to change them now, I think, but they can be made harder by removing the rubber rings. Maybe I could do the 3 close post holes to adjust the vertical position, but not sure how it will be easier/harder?

Here's some ideas-

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Purple = removable mini post (studs with t-nuts)
Yellow = 3-hole adjustable thin plastic post (not the normal fat post you usually use)
green = studded thin plastic post (not really removable per se... but a stud for strength)

The right most purple mini post should be located where the wire guide currently ends. The wire guide should be shrunk by about 3/8" or so to make room for that post. When removed the save is easier, when installed it's harder.

The green line you see on the left is a tapered inlane meaning the upper part of the inlane is wider then the lower part.. maybe about 1/4th" or so wider so the ball is more apt to go in there. Also the left inlane purple mini post is 1/2" lower then it currently is so the ball bounces off the left blue rubber into the entrance of the tapered inlane. Adjusting the yellow post makes the left kickout lane easier or harder to bounce in.

Using thin posts between the left kickout and left outlane will allow you to thin the wall between the two areas enabling the tapered inlane as well as give enough room for the 3-hole adjustment feature to fit (not block the ball)

Removing posts makes saving easer or harder depending on both the side your on and the combination of post adjustments made.

-Lin

EDIT: Oh! The left ramp should be attached to both the left playfield wall and green studded post now.

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#378 5 years ago
Quoted from wcbrandes:

Mark have you decided what to do with the "forest" and how it will interact with the ball?

The original idea had a tree door open on the left side(virtually from a backboard led) that the ball would roll into from a backboard-ramp-toy on the right side of the lay field. The forest/Holliday modes would all be table modifiers you could stack up along with the running progression modes. Not sure what Mark's new plan for the Holliday modes are now though.

PS- Mark, your green ramp is too flat on the top. Angle it down or up the table slightly so a slow ball doesn't get stuck.

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