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Zaccaria Locomotion - Can it be Saved?

By jdoz2

8 years ago


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#1 8 years ago

I picked up a couple zaccaria pins yesterday for Gov and I. So far this has been one of my biggest mess ups in the hobby. I guess it wasnt bad for the price, but Im really afraid this Locamotion cant be saved.

I know absolutely nothing about zaccaria, but I figured I would try and get these anyway. One was a Strike and the other Locomotion. The strike is complete minus the coindoor and actually shows some life. The Locomotion has ALL of the boards missing in the head minus the displays. I was told the circuit board it had in the bottom of the cabinet was to the game, but it was an extra for Strike.

Is there any hope in finding a board set for this game? There is just something about this game that makes me want to try and save it. Is so freaking gorgeous! I attached and awful photo the seller provided, but will upload better photos.

I dont have a good photo of the locomotion, but here is a link in case you're not familair with it: http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?gid=3217

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#2 8 years ago

I fixed and owned Zacs for 4 years and can tell you most zacs can be saved.
With zaccaria games, don't plan on buying parts/boards to fix the games like all of the USA games.
You must learn to fix them or ask someone like David Gersic to fix it.

However, the strike is an early game and it uses a prototype boardset that was only used on 2 games and is very difficult to find. There were many Strikes brought in containers from Italy around 8 years ago and none of them worked. Most from that shipment were parted out.
There is some info about fixing the game here:
http://www.zaccaria-pinball.com/8060/index.html

Locomotion is a pretty fun game and its a generation 1 zaccaria game. They made many generation 1 games, so you may find a workable boardset on ebay, but its a longshot. The power board, driver board and cpu board pop up on ebay from time to time usually untested but I have only seen the sound board a few times in the last 8 years. If you have the boards, you can fix them.
http://www.zaccaria-pinball.com/gen1/index.html

It is certainly a great thing if you can save these games. The zaccaria games are beautiful. These early games aren't worth much, so if money is the issue, plan on spending as much as the game will be worth if not more to fix it.

#3 8 years ago
Quoted from luvthatapex2:

It is certainly a great thing if you can save these games. The zaccaria games are beautiful. These early games aren't worth much, so if money is the issue, plan on spending as much as the game will be worth if not more to fix it.

Money is a pretty big issue, but I figured I could cut a project game and the strike to help with the locomotion.

Do you know what the strike might be worth as is? it has two boards for it, but one is toast. Also, how much could I expect to pay for the Locomotion boards? I would love to get this game running, but I dont exactly have a lot of money to do it. Thanks for all your help.

#4 8 years ago
Quoted from jdoz2:

Do you know what the strike might be worth as is? it has two boards for it, but one is toast. Also, how much could I expect to pay for the Locamotion boards?

Locomotion, not locamotion...
Boards are not that easy to find, but I think David Gersic can repair them.
Displays can be hard to find as well.

Locomotion is worth it. One of the nicest Zaccarias.

What I would do would be to try to repair the Strike first, sell it and the meantime check if you can find the boards and displays.

Good luck with your quest!

#5 8 years ago
Quoted from jlm33:

Locomotion, not locamotion...
Boards are not that easy to find, but I think David Gersic can repair them.
Displays can be hard to find as well.
Locomotion is worth it. One of the nicest Zaccarias.
What I would do would be to try to repair the Strike first, sell it and the meantime check if you can find the boards and displays.
Good luck with your quest!

All fixed

I might have to do that then. It seems like the repairs with this game is alot like the system 80 I have. Clean up the acid and replace those components and cross my fingers.

#6 8 years ago

Realistically , you never find the boards
For Locomotion , very low production nr

Part the machine out and help other collectors
Who need parts and make your money back

Nice find but bad luck there are no boards!

#7 8 years ago

I contacted David Gersic, so well see how it goes.

#8 8 years ago

Locomotion is indeed a pretty game.

#9 8 years ago

I have board sets for locomotion, I think all the boards, displays, plastics and a beautiful backglass, if interested, let me know, I took pics of all the zac stuff I have a while back and I will have to find them..

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#10 8 years ago

Get that thing running!

#11 8 years ago
Quoted from ZEN:

I have board sets for locomotion, I think all the boards, displays, plastics and a beautiful backglass, if interested, let me know, I took pics of all the zac stuff I have a while back and I will have to find them..

I sent you a PM. Im glad I made a post about this instead of parting it right off the bat.

#12 8 years ago
Quoted from ZEN:

I have board sets for locomotion, I think all the boards, displays, plastics and a beautiful backglass, if interested, let me know, I took pics of all the zac stuff I have a while back and I will have to find them..

The Power of Pinside! Awesome!

#13 8 years ago

Had (2) strikes a year or so ago. One was missing the B/G. Neither worked but all components were there. Sold to a guy in the Detroit area.

I'd like to own a Zac pinball machine again.

#14 8 years ago

Locomotion -- the first pinball I ever played, and the one that got me hooked forever.

Good luck with the restore, I hope it works out!

#15 8 years ago
Quoted from The_Director:

The Power of Pinside! Awesome!

I know!

Quoted from IceCreamMan:Had (2) strikes a year or so ago. One was missing the B/G. Neither worked but all components were there. Sold to a guy in the Detroit area.
I'd like to own a Zac pinball machine again.

I might be sending my board to Greg to see if he can get it working. Im hoping to sell the strike to help pay for some of the locomotion stuff, but maybe Ill end up liking it too much. Who knows

Quoted from -ZZZ-:

Locomotion -- the first pinball I ever played, and the one that got me hooked forever.
Good luck with the restore, I hope it works out!

Very cool! Ill be sure to start a thread if I everything works out.

#16 8 years ago

jdoz2, keep us posted with your progress!

#17 8 years ago

Will do! I actually just came across another board set! Hopefully it works out one way or another.

#19 8 years ago

No, its gen 1, and I have lots of stuff for gen 1 games. Had to do a bulk buy and to get the firepower from this guy he made me buy all his parts, including his gen1 zacc stuff

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#20 7 years ago

Hi,

Who can tell me where i can find a working cpu for locomotion ? in europe, or other ?

Thanks

Gérald

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