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Up the Irons - Stern Iron Maiden Owners and True Fans Club!

By AlexSMendes

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#8701 20 days ago
Quoted from pavelump:

I struggled with this issue for a long time. I’d adjust, file, wax, you name it. I’d get it dialed in and then it would start acting up. I finally replaced the ball guide adjustment screw with a bolt and a t-nut. Since then, I’ve been able to really lock that guide down, and so far I’ve been about at a 95% success rate. Certainly a clean playfield and lack of burrs on the end of the guide are really important too.

+1, having that ball guide locked down is the critical step. Since doing so, I've been 95%+ for over 1,000 games.

#8702 19 days ago
Quoted from jlock:

+1, having that ball guide locked down is the critical step. Since doing so, I've been 95%+ for over 1,000 games.

Can you provide a pic of what you replaced the ball guide adjustment screw with or how you locked it down?

Thanks!

#8703 19 days ago
Quoted from per3per3:

Can you provide a pic of what you replaced the ball guide adjustment screw with or how you locked it down?
Thanks!

I just cranked down the screw. Bolt and t-nut is a better solution.

#8704 19 days ago

So grateful to join this club on Saturday. Got a iron maiden pro with pinstadiums and shaker. Up the irons baby. Adore this game

#8705 19 days ago
Quoted from radfordian3505:

So grateful to join this club on Saturday. Got a iron maiden pro with pinstadiums and shaker. Up the irons baby. Adore this game

Can you show some pictures with your Pinstadiums. I've been debating on purchasing.

#8706 19 days ago
Quoted from per3per3:

Can you provide a pic of what you replaced the ball guide adjustment screw with or how you locked it down?
Thanks!

Ditto ^^

I haven't check for burrs yet, so maybe that is the first issue to check, but I'm curious what this is...

#8707 19 days ago

You probably have to drill through the playfield and replace the wood screw with one that goes all the way through and put a nut with lock washer on the bottom side.

#8708 19 days ago
Quoted from trk12fire:

Can you show some pictures with your Pinstadiums. I've been debating on purchasing.

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#8709 19 days ago
Quoted from trk12fire:

Can you show some pictures with your Pinstadiums. I've been debating on purchasing.

Me trying to talk you out of Pinstadiums.
Zero lighting mods done here.

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#8710 19 days ago
Quoted from Graysonsdad:

Me trying to talk you out of Pinstadiums.
Zero lighting mods done here.
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Your playfied seems pretty bright. Did you just upgrade the bulbs to Comet's or something? I like Pinstadiums on some machines, but I actually want to keep a darker theme for Maiden. Yours looks nice

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#8711 19 days ago

I’ll take my Iron Maiden with pinstadium and a nice orange/red lighting and awesome uv/flash effect over that any day. Looks way better

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#8712 19 days ago

I never thought of the orange/red tone, pretty awesome. Thanks for sharing the photos. I'm still conflicted.
I just purchased some of the Pinmink mods and attempting to buy some speaker lights (type 13). However the 5.25 speaker brackets are on backorder.

#8713 18 days ago
Quoted from trk12fire:

Your playfied seems pretty bright. Did you just upgrade the bulbs to Comet's or something? I like Pinstadiums on some machines, but I actually want to keep a darker theme for Maiden. Yours looks nice

Just speaker lights. Everything else is just Stern.

#8714 18 days ago

One thing I'd like to know about Pinstadiums - I don't know if its from the camera/lens, but every time I see a pin with them installed, I find those reflections across the ramps and wireforms pretty distracting. Is it really like that, and does it bother anyone during play?

#8715 16 days ago
Quoted from Ceemunkey:

One thing I'd like to know about Pinstadiums - I don't know if its from the camera/lens, but every time I see a pin with them installed, I find those reflections across the ramps and wireforms pretty distracting. Is it really like that, and does it bother anyone during play?

The original Pinstadiums *did* produce that awful candy stripe effect along the sides of the game - particularly noticable if the game had ramps on the sides. The Omegas were introduced to mitigate that candy stripe effect, and are actually less $$$ than the original pinstadiums or the other, newer models which also have reduced/eliminated the striping effect. I put Omegas on all my games now that benefit from Pinstadiums. They are kind of hidden on the website, but Scott can direct you in regards to how to order them (I am sure he would prefer for you to order the newer, and much more expensive version that also diffuses the lights to eliminate the striping effect)

#8716 16 days ago

If you have a pro I would just add some red GI to match the look of the premium, I think it adds a nice ambiance to the game especially during fear of the dark

#8717 16 days ago

What is the best incline for IMDN?

#8718 16 days ago

6.66 duh,

#8719 16 days ago

Really though I liked 6.8

#8720 16 days ago
Quoted from JSBebop2071:

Really though I liked 6.8

Cool, thx

#8721 16 days ago

I have mine set so high the balls sometimes fly off the ramps. I never measure my game I make them all as fast as possible.

#8722 16 days ago
Quoted from BowlingJim:

I have mine set so high the balls sometimes fly off the ramps. I never measure my game I make them all as fast as possible.

Well that's my problem and trying to ask what to set it to. The balls continue to fly off the left ramp and I'd like to fix it.

#8723 16 days ago
Quoted from trk12fire:

Well that's my problem and trying to ask what to set it to. The balls continue to fly off the left ramp and I'd like to fix it.

I'm at 7.2deg with 2900 games and have never had a ball fall off a ramp.

#8724 16 days ago
Quoted from jlock:

I'm at 7.2deg with 2900 games and have never had a ball fall off a ramp.

I just lowered my playfied from 7.1 to 6.8, lowered the flipper power to 245 and adjusted the ramp as best I can. It seems to be better. I did notice when I unscrew the ramp at the sling shot, the ramp wants to turn up, like it has a bend to it. We'll see how it goes. I'm a little worried about trying to bend the ramp back the opposite direction.

#8725 16 days ago
Quoted from AntennaMan:

I thought I had a trouble free IMDN, then I read this. I never knew the ball was supposed to go around the loop, either via auto or manual launch, it never occurred this was how it was supposed to be. Now I realize I've had a broken IMDN since day one.

It’s not broken you have to dial it in. Mine hits 100%

#8726 16 days ago
Quoted from trk12fire:

I just lowered my playfied from 7.1 to 6.8, lowered the flipper power to 245 and adjusted the ramp as best I can. It seems to be better. I did notice when I unscrew the ramp at the sling shot, the ramp wants to turn up, like it has a bend to it. We'll see how it goes. I'm a little worried about trying to bend the ramp back the opposite direction.

Raised it back to 7.0 and with flippers lowered to 245, seems ok. I probably cleaned the playfied a bit to much.

#8727 15 days ago

What’s the most I should pay for an Egyptian topper if I can find one ?

#8728 15 days ago
Quoted from billrz:

What’s the most I should pay for an Egyptian topper if I can find one ?

$0

#8729 15 days ago

Is this just like your opinion? It’s not interactive?

#8730 15 days ago

Check out tilt-topper, he has an egyptian topper for a reasonable price.

#8731 14 days ago

Does anyone know where I can get a set of laser cut side rails?

#8733 13 days ago

Installing pinstadiums is like a filmmaker only using sitcom lighting: you lose all the beautiful nuances of the lighting in the game.

#8734 13 days ago
Quoted from per3per3:

Can you provide a pic of what you replaced the ball guide adjustment screw with or how you locked it down?
Thanks!

My original wood screw kept coming loose. I considered refilling the hole and using the wood screw again, but I thought that I'd have better luck with a machine screw.

I drilled the original hole all the way through using a bit that was big enough to accommodate the t-nut that I attached to the back side of the playfield. I actually reused the wood screw to secure the t-nut on the back just like all of the other factory installed t-nuts.

I should say, I'm pretty sure that the arrow in the photo is pointing to the one I added, but being that it was upside down, I may be pointing at a different t-nut. Same concept anyway...

I used a #6-32 t-nut and a #6-32 x 3/4" hex head slotted machine screw.
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#8735 13 days ago

Everyone's probably all done and dusted with adding Eddies figures into their games by now but I was just recently looking up Eddie figures and found this Powerslave Eddie. I don't think he was around when I was looking a couple of years ago. Anyway I just installed him and he fits great. Just thought the pharaoh theme on Eddie worked well on the game. https://www.popcultcha.com.au/iron-maiden-pharaoh-eddie-8-action-figure.html

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#8736 13 days ago
Quoted from rwmech5:

Check out tilt-topper, he has an egyptian topper for a reasonable price.

I second this - the Stern topper is (now) ridiculously expensive and pretty underwhelming, whereas Tiltopper's one looks fantastic and it's much cheaper.

#8737 12 days ago
Quoted from Kkoss24:

This shooter knob is top notch work .
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I love that Eddie head shooter rod, where did you get it?

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#8738 12 days ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

Installing pinstadiums is like a filmmaker only using sitcom lighting: you lose all the beautiful nuances of the lighting in the game.

I agree. For IMDN I went with Comet Sunshine bulbs in the GI and added some spotlights to highlight key areas and to provide "accent" lighting on the left. I love how the ORB flasher makes the PF art under it pop.

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#8739 12 days ago
Quoted from Hammerhead1550:

I love that Eddie head shooter rod, where did you get it?
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Tilt Graphics.I think they’re out of stock not sure if they’re making more .

#8740 12 days ago
Quoted from Kkoss24:

Tilt Graphics.I think they’re out of stock not sure if they’re making more .

Thank You! I'll contact them and see!

#8741 11 days ago

My baby is getting ready to be transformed .Just received lollipop side rails and waiting on my air brush artist to slide me in .3D Anubis will be getting a freash makeover also as will a full tear down and waxing (my first just jumping in )There’s a couple other “projects” in the batters box after all this .can’t wait to start .It’s going to be a process .I’m doing this for experience and it being our favorite pin .Can’t wait ….Up the Irons!

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#8742 9 days ago

Hmm just waxed my game and now I can get the ball to cleaning cross the play field from wither a manual or auto plunge... is it the wax?

#8743 9 days ago
Quoted from nicoy3k:

Hmm just waxed my game and now I can get the ball to cleaning cross the play field from wither a manual or auto plunge... is it the wax?

Clean playfield DOES make a big difference on Maiden.

#8744 9 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Clean playfield DOES make a big difference on Maiden.

I have my best loop games right after cleaning .My biggest issue now is i’m either hitting the left or right ramp at will ,never together .Still no beast but have been close I’m getting there .

#8745 9 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Clean playfield DOES make a big difference on Maiden.

Sorry I mean I CANT get it across, probably had it dialed in to a less slick surface? Is it that sensitive?

#8746 9 days ago
Quoted from nicoy3k:

Sorry I mean I CANT get it across, probably had it dialed in to a less slick surface? Is it that sensitive?

Yes, it is THAT sensitive, or at least it can be. Is it hitting too high now (hitting the left upper flipper)?

#8747 9 days ago
Quoted from Kkoss24:

I have my best loop games right after cleaning .My biggest issue now is i’m either hitting the left or right ramp at will ,never together .Still no beast but have been close I’m getting there .

The left ramp, especially, on Maiden is almost entirely mental, IMO. There's plenty of room to make it, but those pop bumpers make it SEEM hard. I've found that I can get into the flow of left/right/left/right ramp shot combos when I'm not thinking about the shots too hard, just thinking about where I need to go.

Of course, Laysah disagrees, but she just enjoys being a contrarian.

#8748 8 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:The left ramp, especially, on Maiden is almost entirely mental, IMO. There's plenty of room to make it, but those pop bumpers make it SEEM hard. I've found that I can get into the flow of left/right/left/right ramp shot combos when I'm not thinking about the shots too hard, just thinking about where I need to go.
Of course, Laysah disagrees, but she just enjoys being a contrarian.

What PinMonk said. This is definitely a game to zone out to. When I think too hard it goes to crap.

#8749 8 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Yes, it is THAT sensitive, or at least it can be. Is it hitting too high now (hitting the left upper flipper)?

Hitting the post, my miss pre wax was the flipper...

#8750 8 days ago
Quoted from Kkoss24:

My baby is getting ready to be transformed .Just received lollipop side rails and waiting on my air brush artist to slide me in .3D Anubis will be getting a freash makeover also as will a full tear down and waxing (my first just jumping in )There’s a couple other “projects” in the batters box after all this .can’t wait to start .It’s going to be a process .I’m doing this for experience and it being our favorite pin .Can’t wait ….Up the Irons!
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That alternate translite rocks!

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