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Twilight Zone Owner's club

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Post #5897 Updated 9.4H manual with corrections from Coyote Posted by Coyote (3 years ago)

Post #8716 Have your picture taken in the translight Posted by Neal_W (1 year ago)

Post #10381 Switching to stereo sound. Posted by hawknole (4 months ago)


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#9283 11 months ago

Hi, I am in need of this mini playfield opto bracket. Anyone have a spare, please PM if so. Thanks

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#9286 10 months ago
Quoted from Manny65:

That bracket assembly is A-16326 and just the bracket itself is 01-11215 - I took a quick look online across the various pinball suppliers world wide but unfortunately no luck.
Might be worth placing a wanted ad in the Marketplace. Good luck

Thank you sir, will do

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#10348 4 months ago

Took just over 6 months to get from boxes of parts to finished TZ, plays great, working on tweaking a personal PinSound mix, may release a pure mix in a little while

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#10352 4 months ago
Quoted from Manny65:

Great job hawknole - what's the protective plastic on the cabinet decals (last pic)? Did it come on the decals (are they radcals??) or is this something you've applied to protect the artwork while working on the machine?

Thanks, they are indeed radcals, I left the protective layer on as long as I could.

#10355 4 months ago
Quoted from Jason_Jehosaphat:

TZ Playfield Parts Availability?
I'm looking at a local TZ for sale and when I look over the playfield I see various parts that are oxidized or corroded - perhaps from exposure to moist air over time. Things like the blue, spring-steel ramp flaps, or the stainless ramps themselves, or various posts - they just look a bit "tired" or blotchy or in some cases show actual corrosion, and I wonder if I can tumble them back to life or if I will have to replace them if I end up buying the game. Are these parts available as new reproductions at reasonable prices? If so, from what source? I've checked Marco, Planetary, and PBL. All have a smattering of parts - plastics, for instance - but no stainless ramps.
Thanks in advance.

You can replace the blue steel flaps from Pinball Resource, cut your own, rivet in. The stainless can be tumbled and/or regrained, Flitz as a finisher. The bigger issue is weldments on the ramps & metals underneath, Mantis makes some.

#10379 4 months ago
Quoted from Manny65:

hawknole posted his resto the other day that has radcals on it and they looked great https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/twilight-zone-owners-club/page/207#post-6306795

I like the radcals, 3rd set I installed during restores. You have to be careful with positioning, I end up with a small space at the bottom lip of the cabinet, no big deal because I paint black but they are much easier to install than normal decals.

As for PinSound, the DCS Granner mix is out there and different, the Re-orchestration has a higher fidelity. If you want stereo then wiring & speakers will need to be changed.

#10381 4 months ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

Do they have a guide of some kind for the changes needed for stereo sound and is it worth doing for TZ? How good is the re-orchestration?

This is all up to you, you have to weigh the cost. One person will tell you there is a huge difference with upgraded PinSound and another will say it is not worth it. If your original sound board dies it is a no brainer for me. The original sound boards do fetch a good dollar if still working. Not sure what is going on with that other sound board “kit” but wouldn’t mind checking it out. The PinSound build quality is top notch, they make nice hardware.

PinSound sells 2.1 speaker wiring & updated speakers but you can get speakers anywhere, I think they should be 4 ohm, don’t quote me. Flipper Fidelity & Pinball Pro sell stereo speaker upgrades as well. The holes and mounting can be a pain as you need to reconfigure the speaker panel and cut a bigger hole on the one side & worry about the right size speakers, etc. If you decide to go the upgrade route, I would suggest a PinSound Plus board, not the NEO and to keep your mono setup as it is decent and just go with an alternate mix. I prefer the DCS Granner mix & actually have a personal mix I am working on. The re-orchestration is in stereo, but again, I would not jump to all that, incremental steps. To make it even more confusing you may be able to download the mixes from the PinSound website and listen to the differences, this would take hours but is possible.

#10398 4 months ago
Quoted from Jason_Jehosaphat:

Source for replacement right-side flipper-return ballguide? Need only the stainless, not the whole assembly (A-16203-1).
Checked Marco's, PBR, PBL, and Planetary.
Any suggestions?
Thanks.
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Check with Cliff @ passionforpinball.com aka Cliffy

#10399 4 months ago

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#10687 3 months ago
Quoted from embryon:

Hi guys. I'm wanting to make a mod and use a standard sized led and lamp socket that I can attach/connect to 'the power ' controlled lamp.
I simply tried connecting and found the led on the power seems dimmer and the connected led flickers a little but seems fully lit but pretty much looks like it's always on. I then tried soldering a N4004 diode onto the second lamp socket but same result.
Am I trying to achieve the unachievable or is there something I'm missing in my attempts?
Pls note the lamp socket I'm using is not identical to the one I'm tapping off but does work when I've connected to the gi string so figure it should be OK. But someone might tell me I'm wrong.

This is achievable, double check the diode orientation, should be opposite of a switch.

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#11078 64 days ago
Quoted from noitbe1:

Thanks for sharing. Do you know then the best way to improve a bit the original sounds and musics? I guess the only option is to upgrade the speaker because original sounds are not available to be reuse with pinsound. Right ?

Original sounds are available for PinSound, however, as stated above, the Granner mix is better, start with that & if you want to make the Serling callouts better they can be ‘remastered’ via Audacity tools.

#11079 64 days ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Ill start there, thanks, Lloyd!

And check the switch matrix that is common with that gate solenoid

#11093 62 days ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Thanks, Dave!
Brain isnt working as well.

Good to see you are back at it Art

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