Total Nuclear Annihilation production by Spooky Pinball

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Total Nuclear Annihilation production by Spooky Pinball


By Grizlyrig

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#7101 30 days ago
Quoted from luckycreature:

I cant see any marks for where the knocker is supposed to be drilled. Can someone post a picture of the placement in the head? Thanks.

Just pick a spot in the upper left corner of the head.

#7102 29 days ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Here’s the RD trick with things like this.
Get an iPhone, and record the problem with the slo-mo setting.
Then when you watch it, you can see exactly what the ball is doing. No way you can see it with the naked eye.
Click on this and you can see a vid I shot to diagnose my Metallica ball launch issue. The same day, I used the same technique to fix the lifting ramp latch on my pinbot.
https://www.facebook.com/532998618/posts/10156775531803619/
rd

So i have to go out and buy an iphone before i can investigate? Will the $1000 iphone x work?

#7103 29 days ago
Quoted from lancestorm:

So i have to go out and buy an iphone before i can investigate? Will the $1000 iphone x work?

I’m sure there are plenty of other things that will record in slo mo.

Borrow someone’s iPhone for 10 mins. Cost - $0.

rd

#7104 29 days ago
Quoted from rotordave:

I’m sure there are plenty of other things that will record in slo mo.
Borrow someone’s iPhone for 10 mins. Cost - $0.
rd

Lol.

I've done the same thing troubleshooting a Dirty Harry launch problem with my Android.
I'll give it a shot, thanks guys.

#7105 29 days ago
Quoted from luckycreature:

I cant see any marks for where the knocker is supposed to be drilled. Can someone post a picture of the placement in the head? Thanks.

upper left hand corner

#7106 29 days ago

Alright, so what do you think? 3rd attempt fails.

#7107 29 days ago
Quoted from aobrien5:

Alright, so what do you think? 3rd attempt fails.

Bend the top of the scoop down a little.

Take off the apron first of course.

Bend it a little then run 20 balls through it. Bend it some more if needed.

rd

#7108 29 days ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Bend the top of the scoop down a little.
Take off the apron first of course.
Bend it a little then run 20 balls through it. Bend it some more if needed.
rd

But it's welded?

#7109 29 days ago
Quoted from aobrien5:

But it's welded?

Ohhhh. Dunno. I haven’t bent one.

Can you turn down the kick out coil power?

Looks to be kicking them out pretty fast. 1/2 that grunt would probably be fine.

rd

#7110 29 days ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Ohhhh. Dunno. I haven’t bent one.
Can you turn down the kick out coil power?
Looks to be kicking them out pretty fast. 1/2 that grunt would probably be fine.
rd

There's an idea. I took the Tim Allen route. More Power!

#7111 29 days ago
Quoted from aobrien5:

Alright, so what do you think? 3rd attempt fails.

There is also a lip on the metal it may be having trouble getting over it.
When the ball moves to the horizontal.
I'll take a pic of what I mean when I get home.

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#7112 29 days ago

399 made it home safe yesterday!! The local R+L guy was very friendly and helpful. Seems to be regional whether service is good or bad. As for the machine itself, had to iron out a few bugs (left scoop coil wire popping off, the upper flipper roll pin falling out, and the first drop target missing a washer) but has been a great game to play! Thanks to all at spooky!

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#7113 29 days ago
Quoted from luckycreature:

Driver wouldn't speak to me. Pulled machine off truck, plopped it at end of the driveway. I asked if he could pull it down further with his jack. He said not in his contract, sign here. got back in his truck and drove off.. I had a nice tip lined up for him as well. Oh well. Got the machine safe and sound and that's whats important.

I do Apologize for that driver being Less than Professional.... Technically, a lift gate delivery is only curbside. But, it only takes a couple extra minutes to help someone out and to have a satisfied customer.

#7114 29 days ago
Quoted from bsobie:

I do Apologize for that driver being Less than Professional.... Technically, a lift gate delivery is only curbside. But, it only takes a couple extra minutes to help someone out and to have a satisfied customer.

20 bucks always helps too...50 if its up hill.

#7115 29 days ago
Quoted from aobrien5:

Alright, so what do you think? 3rd attempt fails.

looks to me like the 3rd ball it not fully in position over the upkicker before it fires?

hard to see but appear that it is not hitting square on the ball so it is rattling before it even makes it to the top.

I would take off the rough and check that there is not a burr or something stopping the ball from getting into position first.

#7116 29 days ago
Quoted from estrader:

20 bucks always helps too...50 if its up hill.

50!

20 seems more than generous for a 3-5 minute job

#7117 29 days ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Here’s the RD trick with things like this.
Get an iPhone, and record the problem with the slo-mo setting.
Then when you watch it, you can see exactly what the ball is doing. No way you can see it with the naked eye.
Click on this and you can see a vid I shot to diagnose my Metallica ball launch issue. The same day, I used the same technique to fix the lifting ramp latch on my pinbot.
https://www.facebook.com/532998618/posts/10156775531803619/
rd

I did this exact same thing to fix my Met launch. Works great.

#7118 29 days ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

looks to me like the 3rd ball it not fully in position over the upkicker before it fires?
hard to see but appear that it is not hitting square on the ball so it is rattling before it even makes it to the top.
I would take off the rough and check that there is not a burr or something stopping the ball from getting into position first.

It happens when starting a game with a full trough sometimes, too. That said, it's worth checking.

I dropped the coil strength down to 20 and it kicked a dozen balls in a row (in coil test) perfectly. Then in game play, it started failing like 20% of the time again. bumped it to 23 because it seemed a little weak (sometimes barely making the shooter lane), but it still fails at about the same rate. I'm going to have to take the apron off and try to get a better view.

#7119 29 days ago
Quoted from aobrien5:

It happens when starting a game with a full trough sometimes, too. That said, it's worth checking.
I dropped the coil strength down to 20 and it kicked a dozen balls in a row (in coil test) perfectly. Then in game play, it started failing like 20% of the time again. bumped it to 23 because it seemed a little weak (sometimes barely making the shooter lane), but it still fails at about the same rate. I'm going to have to take the apron off and try to get a better view.

Check how the balls roll down the trough.

Double check one of the balls hasn’t become magnetic somehow and is holding the balls back from rolling down fully. Stranger things have happened.

See if one of the switches is too high and holding up the ball travel.

Just stare at it for a while and hopefully you’ll see the issue.

rd

#7120 29 days ago

#421 shipped yesterday and is en route.

#7121 28 days ago

I am picking up #412 tomorrow. When you guys say $200 for a wall hanger (playfield), does that mean it has some imperfections, needs to be cleared, ot both?

#7122 28 days ago
Quoted from floyd1977:

I am picking up #412 tomorrow. When you guys say $200 for a wall hanger (playfield), does that mean it has some imperfections, needs to be cleared, ot both?

It’s called “wall hanger” for a reason.

rd

#7123 28 days ago
Quoted from floyd1977:

I am picking up #412 tomorrow. When you guys say $200 for a wall hanger (playfield), does that mean it has some imperfections, needs to be cleared, ot both?

Don’t install a wall hanger, there will be a design flaw somewhere

Quoted from rotordave:

It’s called “wall hanger” for a reason.
rd

Yes

#7124 28 days ago

Understood. Thanks guys!

#7125 28 days ago
Quoted from floyd1977:

I am picking up #412 tomorrow. When you guys say $200 for a wall hanger (playfield), does that mean it has some imperfections, needs to be cleared, ot both?

it is good enough to put on your wall as art.

#7126 28 days ago

I picked up some lighted flipper buttons. Any idea I can use these? If so, where would I connect them and would I need the adapter plug?

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#7127 28 days ago

Got word that my TNA is ready for pickup. Sadly I wont make it over to Benton till the end of the month

#7128 27 days ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

Got word that my TNA is ready for pickup. Sadly I wont make it over to Benton till the end of the month

Hmmmmm, is this your 2nd or 3rd?

#7129 27 days ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

Got word that my TNA is ready for pickup. Sadly I wont make it over to Benton till the end of the month

You're making me have some regrets, maybe I should have picked up one of these while they were in production, soon coming to the end of the run.

#7130 27 days ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Check how the balls roll down the trough.
Double check one of the balls hasn’t become magnetic somehow and is holding the balls back from rolling down fully. Stranger things have happened.
See if one of the switches is too high and holding up the ball travel.
Just stare at it for a while and hopefully you’ll see the issue.
rd

Dude, this is getting so frustrating. I'm playing with it like crazy with the apron off. In test the balls go through probably 49/50. Glass off apron off, I play like 5 games, getting lots of ball saves etc. and the ratio continues. Must be good now! Apron on, glass on, and it's failing 2/5 now. wtf?

#7131 27 days ago
Quoted from Chosen_S:

Hmmmmm, is this your 2nd or 3rd?

2nd one. This is my personal game for home

Original one went on route, was supposed to be temporary, but did so well it stayed out for good. 14 months and going strong!

#7132 27 days ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

2nd one. This is my personal game for home
Original one went on route, was supposed to be temporary, but did so well it stayed out for good. 14 months and going strong!

Atta boy!

#7133 27 days ago
Quoted from pcprogrammer:

You're making me have some regrets, maybe I should have picked up one of these while they were in production, soon coming to the end of the run.

I've ordered a couple extras if you want to get in on one. I could have them before christmas even.

#7134 27 days ago
Quoted from pcprogrammer:

You're making me have some regrets, maybe I should have picked up one of these while they were in production, soon coming to the end of the run.

Was just gona say to call KingPin^^^ since he may have a few extras.

If you have not bought from him before, he is one of the best. Great service and support.

I am not sure why anyone would buy a spooky game from any other distributor when chris is alos their tech support. Buy from the guy that will already be helping if you ever need it

#7135 27 days ago

Speaking of tech support, is there an online manual somewhere?

#7136 27 days ago
Quoted from floyd1977:

Speaking of tech support, is there an online manual somewhere?

http://www.scottdanesi.com/?page_id=783

#7137 27 days ago

Ah, should have checked there. Thanks!

#7138 27 days ago

Does anyone know if it's possible to get a shipping method that will at least deliver it into your garage? I might be out of town when mine gets delivered and my fiancee wouldn't be about to move it alone.

In other news, I got my invoice for final payment!

#7139 27 days ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

2nd one. This is my personal game for home
Original one went on route, was supposed to be temporary, but did so well it stayed out for good. 14 months and going strong!

I agree this is a great home pin. I’m fortunate to have bought DI LE , AFM LE and TNA within the last 7 months. They’re all are from a different evolutionary path. AFM remake of one of the best classic pins from the golden age of DMDs, DI a homage to the classic Lawler pins with modern hardware and rules sound and lights and TNA a great homebrew looks and plays different than anything else.

#7140 27 days ago
Quoted from delti90:

Does anyone know if it's possible to get a shipping method that will at least deliver it into your garage?

I doubt any shipper or driver wants the responsibility. Your best bet is to ask a neighbor or post pone the shipping all together until you are available.
-Mike

#7141 26 days ago

I've found $20-50 to the driver will often do wonders...

#7142 26 days ago
Quoted from aobrien5:

Dude, this is getting so frustrating. I'm playing with it like crazy with the apron off. In test the balls go through probably 49/50. Glass off apron off, I play like 5 games, getting lots of ball saves etc. and the ratio continues. Must be good now! Apron on, glass on, and it's failing 2/5 now. wtf?

toads has the solution!

"Looking thru the coin door bend the bottom of the bracket towards you, only a little bit.
It will move the strike point a tiny bit."

Bingo. Thanks toads!

#7143 26 days ago
Quoted from aobrien5:

toads has the solution!
"Looking thru the coin door bend the bottom of the bracket towards you, only a little bit.
It will move the strike point a tiny bit."
Bingo. Thanks toads!

Nice result!

rd

#7144 25 days ago

We will have some NIB games coming up in production soon - December. Email me at Sales@PinballSTAR.com if you would like a NIB game. Authorized Spooky distributor.
Joe Newhart
PinballSTAR Amusements

#7145 25 days ago
Quoted from PinballSTAR:

We will have some NIB games coming up in production soon - December. Email me at Sales@PinballSTAR.com if you would like a NIB game. Authorized Spooky distributor.
Joe Newhart
PinballSTAR Amusements

Joe is great to deal with.

#7146 24 days ago
Quoted from delti90:

Does anyone know if it's possible to get a shipping method that will at least deliver it into your garage? I might be out of town when mine gets delivered and my fiancee wouldn't be about to move it alone.
In other news, I got my invoice for final payment!

I've had all 5 of my pins delivered to my garage just by asking and giving an extra $20.

#7147 24 days ago

452 PD in full today! Cannot wait!!

#7148 24 days ago
Quoted from Pinballocd:

452 PD in full today! Cannot wait!!

We can see that you can't wait. It's already listed in your "CURRENT COLLECTION" lol

#7149 24 days ago

I can’t wait for everyone to get their TNA. So that ACNC production can get cranked up.

#7150 23 days ago

TNA#409 shipped out should be here on the 28th!

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