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"Welcome to the Circus!" - CV Club for Owners, Fans


By Dbaum88

5 years ago



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#1001 10 days ago
Quoted from Gotfrogs:

Sorry for the dumb question but what are these? I tried a google search for MRS pinball but did not get the answer I was looking for? Are these replacements for a broken component or do they have some kind of advantage over what came stock in the game? Thanks!

They are Proximity sensors (tell the machine where the ball is) for certain items on the playfield such as Ringmaster in CV. Really important! If they go bad, your machine suddenly sucks to play. Right now these Reed Switches are unavailable and maybe for some time.
It’s people like Sonic that step up and help us out with these problems. I am picking up a couple of these. I would recommend that others do so as well.

#1002 10 days ago
Quoted from Gotfrogs:

Sorry for the dumb question but what are these? I tried a google search for MRS pinball but did not get the answer I was looking for? Are these replacements for a broken component or do they have some kind of advantage over what came stock in the game? Thanks!

The Williams part # is: 20-10293....there is but 1 in CV I believe.....best to search Pinside for more information than Google....that said mine is a replacement for the original switch that went unobtainum a few years ago - thus if your MRS went bad - that was that (you can attempt a repair - but it's tricky)....mine are lighter, thinner and more sensitive than the originals...another use for an MRS is that it can be a replacement for any number of Cherry switches in a pin- limited to its form-factor of course - plastic ramps are a great example of their overall replacement use as an example. Lot's of folks use them as replacements ..... in the Sega world - Maverick had problems with the paddlewheel opto's - Sega's fix was to replace the entrance opto's with Sega's own variation (in the above pic) of an MRS....hope that helps!

#1003 10 days ago
Quoted from Gotfrogs:

I have two questions for you guys:
1) Would this switch be a viable replacement for the highwire wireform?
https://www.pinballlife.com/williamsbally-ball-detect-blade-with-roller-sub-microswitch.html
2) Has anyone replaced their glass with PDI or other anti-reflective glass on CV? I have not seen anyone mention this in this thread. I have two other pins that both have anti-reflective glass and am thinking I will want to repalce the glass on my CV that I am picking up tomorrow. Is this a good upgrade for this pin?
https://www.pinballdecals.com/NonGlareOpticalGlassPage.html

I have Invisiglass in my CV. It is under a 4 bulb fluorescent bulb light unit. I have IG in 4 others and Magic Glass in one. MG is slightly better.

I would put it in all my pins if the glass was a lot cheaper. Works great.

#1004 10 days ago
Quoted from Sonic:

The Williams part # is: 20-10293....there is but 1 in CV I believe.....best to search Pinside for more information than Google....that said mine is a replacement for the original switch that went unobtainum a few years ago - thus if your MRS went bad - that was that (you can attempt a repair - but it's tricky)....mine are lighter, thinner and more sensitive than the originals...another use for an MRS is that it can be a replacement for any number of Cherry switches in a pin- limited to its form-factor of course - plastic ramps are a great example of their overall replacement use as an example. Lot's of folks use them as replacements ..... in the Sega world - Maverick had problems with the paddlewheel opto's - Sega's fix was to replace the entrance opto's with Sega's own variation (in the above pic) of an MRS....hope that helps!

I’d like to purchase one possibly, just to have as a backup

#1005 10 days ago
Quoted from Chosen_S:

I’d like to purchase one possibly, just to have as a backup

Sure thing - just be sure to PM me to be added to the list.

#1006 9 days ago

Drove 6 hours round trip to get my CV today. Very excited to add it to my collection. Mods, new rubbers and LEDs have been ordered!

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#1007 8 days ago
Quoted from Gotfrogs:

Drove 6 hours round trip to get my CV today. Very excited to add it to my collection. Mods, new rubbers and LEDs have been ordered!

Congrats! Welcome.

#1008 8 days ago
Quoted from Gotfrogs:

Sorry for the dumb question but what are these? I tried a google search for MRS pinball but did not get the answer I was looking for? Are these replacements for a broken component or do they have some kind of advantage over what came stock in the game? Thanks!

So it sounds like these can be used to replace the Eddy board for the RM hit sense, interesting.

#1009 8 days ago
Quoted from bobukcat:

So it sounds like these can be used to replace the Eddy board for the RM hit sense, interesting.

Yep - but you probably have to use 2 of them in parallel - like RFM does - as the eddy sensor has a bigger field.....

#1010 8 days ago
Quoted from Gotfrogs:

Drove 6 hours round trip to get my CV today. Very excited to add it to my collection. Mods, new rubbers and LEDs have been ordered![quoted image]

Well worth the trip!

#1011 6 days ago

Does anyone have any or know a store that has the side channels that hold the backglass to the back box? The PN is 03-9698-1. I can't find any avaiable online and mine are cracked.

#1012 6 days ago

I am about 1/3 of the way done with my LED install and man, what a difference it makes on the insert colors! I got the LED kit from pinballbulbs.com On Black Friday special and could not be happier with my purchase!

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#1013 2 days ago

My back box scrolls cam in and I am in the process of painting portions of the. So far I am happy with how they are looking.

I am also attempting to make a scaled up 3D printed version of ringmaster to place between the scrolls. I finished scanning the ringmaster but still have lots of touch ups before I will have something ready to print.
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