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


By AlexSMendes

1 year ago



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#4201 5 months ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

got any install pics?

Kim does. Ill get him to post. Was pretty easy. Just take the speaker off and pop in the 3d printed frame. Ties to a 12v empty port in the backbox.

#4202 5 months ago
Quoted from Edenecho:

My ball often gets stuck here after shooting the bullseye on premium and it bounces into this gap. Any protector something that exist?[quoted image]

After saying I hadn't had that problem on the route I help with, we promptly had this happen two times in the past week. Because of the movement of the sarcophagus next to it, it really jams the ball in there so you can't even shake it loose. I used a scrap piece of PETG I had around and a small post and made a standoff that solves this issue.

Here's the factory look with no standoff:
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I used an 11/32" standoff in the back and a 5/8" standoff in the front so the plastic is sloped slightly down (mouser bags with part numbers for your reference):
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On the back of the plastic I put the mini post and a 27/64" rubber to help bounce balls that might try to get up there away:
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However, if they DO get up there, they now roll off, or into the sarcophagus or over the sarcophagus - no more stuck balls.

And here's an actual size 300dpi scan of the lower plastic you can use as a template to make the upper plastic:
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#4203 5 months ago
Quoted from Maken:

Stern, via Chas, says that my playfield "meets our quality standards" and will not be replaced. No options were provided and no tips were given on how to level a warped playfield.
Wow... I am seriously at a loss here, everyone thought that they would give me a non-warped playfield... I am just haggard.

You have to prove that it's warped with a straight edge on the playfield showing a gap. Speaking from experience, what you showed isn't enough to do that. Also, you should contact Player One and have them involved. Don't try to deal with Stern directly or you will be turned away like you have.

Rob

#4204 5 months ago

Just joined the club, better late than never. Picked up a Refinery edition Pro at TPF. Can't stop playing. ZombeiYeti killed the artwork on this game and Keith nailed the flow. Already ordered some pinstadiums and pin monk's color insert covers. Now I just need to make my way through this thread and get caught up.

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#4205 5 months ago
Quoted from Dopes214tx:

Just joined the club, better late than never. Picked up a Refinery edition Pro at TPF. Can't stop playing. ZombeiYeti killed the artwork on this game and Keith nailed the flow. Already ordered some pinstadiums and pin monk's color insert covers. Now I just need to make my way through this thread and get caught up.
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I think the red flake is the best look for powdercoated armor on these. Really looks sharp.

#4206 5 months ago
Quoted from RGAires:

Almost Finished...
Need 2 ou 3 more Spotlights, Red rubber posts, and some Yellow TrueColor Plastic Protectors.
One of the best Stern Machines ive played in the last years.

Isn’t this going to interfere with ball movement?

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#4207 5 months ago
Quoted from Bundy:

Isn’t this going to interfere with ball movement?
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No my friend,
the ball travels very nice and is a good visual effect because the ball hit the chains

#4208 5 months ago
Quoted from dsuperbee:

Those are like gold, and I do have an extra, but I'm worried it's so close to the flipper it will break in short order.
I'm more than willing to drill my pf to make the prem. version work. Just need a premium and or Le manual to see the part numbers to order

I think this would fit just fine

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#4209 5 months ago
Quoted from RockfordReplay:

Another light package popped up yesterday on Straight Down The Middle. Different supplier, but looks interesting.

I have these on my Pro... they are fantastic! Strongly recommend adding these. I've had Doug's speaker lights on all my games, and this new version takes things up a notch for sure!

#4210 5 months ago
Quoted from parsonsaj:

I have these on my Pro... they are fantastic! Strongly recommend adding these. I've had Doug's speaker lights on all my games, and this new version takes things up a notch for sure!

Where are you getting them? Speakerlightkits says their "deluxe spike 2" system isn't available for purchase yet?

#4211 5 months ago

yeah saw them at TPF but I don't like the square I want the round lights.

#4212 5 months ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

yeah saw them at TPF but I don't like the square I want the round lights.

me too

#4214 5 months ago

maken still waiting for you to create your own thread regarding your issues and stern's response. Just making sure you are going through with that. Stern needs to be held accountable for the product they sold you, as well I'd like to hear more about your distributor and what they are doing to help you, that's pretty much their job - what else are they doing for your money other than sending a PO to stern?

#4215 5 months ago

PinGraffix Power Blades installed and of course Pin Monks Required colour upgrades - just need the 3D Anubis

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#4216 5 months ago

Just got the Laseriffic topper and lighted magnetic hinge covers installed. I think it looks pretty good!

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#4217 5 months ago
Quoted from parsonsaj:

Just got the Laseriffic topper and lighted magnetic hinge covers installed. I think it looks pretty good![quoted image]

Those hinge covers easy to install? They look nice

#4218 5 months ago
Quoted from Bohdi:

Those hinge covers easy to install? They look nice

Thanks! I have them on my Metallica also and think they look great! It’s a much simpler install on Spike than it was on SAM... took < 5 minutes.

#4219 5 months ago
Quoted from parsonsaj:

Thanks! I have them on my Metallica also and think they look great! It’s a much simpler install on Spike than it was on SAM... took &lt; 5 minutes.

Was just curious how they install. This is my 1st new Stern, and haven't put on any mods, yet. Have the art blades and lighted flipper buttons on the way, and was gonna do these hinge covers next

#4220 5 months ago
Quoted from Boat:

maken still waiting for you to create your own thread regarding your issues and stern's response. Just making sure you are going through with that. Stern needs to be held accountable for the product they sold you, as well I'd like to hear more about your distributor and what they are doing to help you, that's pretty much their job - what else are they doing for your money other than sending a PO to stern?

Still attempting to escalate at Stern and with distro. It's hard, nobody gets back to me, they all just hope that I will go away. Going away is what I'd love to do more than anything, but my love of pinball is proving stronger than I had imagined.

Waiting on a price for an unpopulated playfield.

#4221 5 months ago
Quoted from Maken:

Still attempting to escalate at Stern and with distro. It's hard, nobody gets back to me, they all just hope that I will go away. Going away is what I'd love to do more than anything, but my love of pinball is proving stronger than I had imagined.
Waiting on a price for an unpopulated playfield.

DON'T give up whatever you do. They HAVE to take care of this eventually. Well, they better

#4222 5 months ago

Joined the club last night
Does a shaker add anything to this game?

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#4223 5 months ago
Quoted from Maken:

Still attempting to escalate at Stern and with distro. It's hard, nobody gets back to me, they all just hope that I will go away. Going away is what I'd love to do more than anything, but my love of pinball is proving stronger than I had imagined.
Waiting on a price for an unpopulated playfield.

Have you been emailing or phone?
I was largely ignored about my Metallica issues until I got someone on the phone.

#4224 5 months ago
Quoted from BMore-Pinball:

Joined the club last night
Does a shaker add anything to this game?[quoted image]

Yes. Best $100 you'll spend on Iron Maiden.

#4225 5 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

Yes. Best $100 you'll spend on Iron Maiden.

Really? Serious question. I’ve never bought a shaker, so curious to know.

#4226 5 months ago
Quoted from Maken:

Still attempting to escalate at Stern and with distro. It's hard, nobody gets back to me, they all just hope that I will go away. Going away is what I'd love to do more than anything, but my love of pinball is proving stronger than I had imagined.
Waiting on a price for an unpopulated playfield.

Back to PF warping - if you lay a long ruler flat on a certain angle on the PF to show a gap between it and the PF in the middle?

#4227 5 months ago
Quoted from djreddog:

Really? Serious question. I’ve never bought a shaker, so curious to know.

It has a number of nice effects like shaking the machine when the tomb scrapes open. Overall it has a good integration of the shaker effects into the gameplay.

#4228 5 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

Yes. Best $100 you'll spend on Iron Maiden.

OK - I have one on TWD and it's suits that pin
just was not sure about it in this pin
didn't want to plop one in every pin just for the sake of it

#4229 5 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

Yes. Best $100 you'll spend on Iron Maiden.

Well, after the mode tree

Also, the pop plastics look great

Honourable mention to the Stern side blades. Very well done

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#4230 5 months ago
Quoted from Graysonsdad:

Well, after the mode tree

Well, those aren't $100 unless you get all 4 brackets, but definite thumbs-up for the mention!

Quoted from Graysonsdad:

Also, the pop plastics look great
Honourable mention to the Stern side blades. Very well done
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Yeah the Stern blades are very nicely integrated into the playfield theme. Much better than Deadpool's art blades.

#4231 5 months ago

I hope we see some nice castle blades for BK3

#4232 5 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

Yes. Best $100 you'll spend on Iron Maiden.

Well, after an external sub it is.

#4233 5 months ago
Quoted from djreddog:

Really? Serious question. I’ve never bought a shaker, so curious to know.

I think it is the most vital mod. When you have Trooper going and are trying to concentrate the shaker alerting you that your last shot was good is invaluable.

#4234 5 months ago
Quoted from djreddog:

Really? Serious question. I’ve never bought a shaker, so curious to know.

If you install a shaker you'll need to loosen up the tilt. Tight tilts and shakers are not a good combination.

#4235 5 months ago

Mine came with the Stern shaker.... meh. I put it in my SW. I have the red tremor shakers in 2 other pins, now those are nice.

#4236 5 months ago
Quoted from Graysonsdad:

Well, after the mode tree
Also, the pop plastics look great
Honourable mention to the Stern side blades. Very well done
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My Stern blades just showed up today. Hope to install them this weekend. Do they need to be almost completely flat, or can they be installed a bit wavy? I've only done mirror blades, so this is new to me.

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#4237 5 months ago
Quoted from Bohdi:

My Stern blades just showed up today. Hope to install them this weekend. Do they need to be almost completely flat, or can they be installed a bit wavy? I've only done mirror blades, so this is new to me.
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If it were me , I'd like them flat before install. Less chance of air bubbles and easier install. Wet method is much more forgiving as well.

#4238 5 months ago

They will be fine as is. I got mine on very fast and easy by having a second person do the front while I lined up the back.

#4239 5 months ago
Quoted from finnflash:

They will be fine as is. I got mine on very fast and easy by having a second person do the front while I lined up the back.

Did you do yours dry or wet? I'm doing these by myself

#4240 5 months ago

The waviness will mostly be in the backing paper but I still lay mine out for a few days first. Straighter is easier to manage.

#4241 5 months ago
Quoted from finnflash:

Mine came with the Stern shaker.... meh. I put it in my SW. I have the red tremor shakers in 2 other pins, now those are nice.

I despise the Red Tremor shakers. They're unpleasant jackhammer-like shaking.

#4242 5 months ago
Quoted from Bohdi:

My Stern blades just showed up today. Hope to install them this weekend. Do they need to be almost completely flat, or can they be installed a bit wavy? I've only done mirror blades, so this is new to me.
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Wet install with soapy water and a squeegee/wallpaper tool to smooth them out and get rid of the excess liquid and you're golden. No need to wait for them to relax.

#4243 5 months ago
Quoted from Bohdi:

Did you do yours dry or wet? I'm doing these by myself

I think the soapy water method is better if your by yourself

#4244 5 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

Wet install with soapy water and a squeegee/wallpaper tool to smooth them out and get rid of the excess liquid and you're golden. No need to wait for them to relax.

Quoted from Graysonsdad:

The waviness will mostly be in the backing paper but I still lay mine out for a few days first. Straighter is easier to manage.

Appreciate all the input everyone. Sure I'll be fine per usual. I'll flatten them til tomorrow just because.

#4245 5 months ago

Ok, another question for anyone that's installed the BriteButtons Flipper lights from PBL. Got those too today, and I'm not sure which "ticket" header connection I'm suppose to use on the coin door interface board in the the top left corner, the one on the left or right? Hate to use the wrong one and bleep it up. Sorry for the duplicate pic

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#4246 5 months ago

Dont do anything until someone else confirms this but I would imagine it has to go on the right based on the pins wired

#4247 5 months ago

Has anyone figured out a way to deaden the knocking sound from the upper right flipper? I know it was mentioned earlier in this thread, but now it's 85 pages long! It's driving me crazy.

#4248 5 months ago
Quoted from Shredso:

Has anyone figured out a way to deaden the knocking sound from the upper right flipper? I know it was mentioned earlier in this thread, but not it's 85 pages long! It's driving me crazy.

Longer return spring (to slow the return), or stretch out the one you have. Or, put deadening foam on teh backside of the bracket where the coil arm snaps back to rest so the sound is deadened.

#4249 5 months ago

Joined the club! Purchased mine from vireland and it came with all his mods already installed!!! I love the gel inserts, it makes a big difference on the appearance of the PF.

I’ll have to pickup the shaker!

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#4250 5 months ago
Quoted from Pintor:

Joined the club! Purchased mine from vireland and it came with all his mods already installed!!! I love the gel inserts, it makes a big difference on the appearance of the PF.
I’ll have to pickup the shaker!
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You got the 3D Anubis I was using to test out the mounting on a Pro. The first one in the wild.

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