Pinball Pal has done all the work on matching cabinet touch-up color for pins.
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Thursday, March 19, 2009
After several years of buying out the stock of Radio Shack's slow blow fuses every time I bought a new project with an electrical problem I finally put together an alternative. I bought a 3amp, 4amp, 5amp, 8amp and 20amp circuit breakers from Ed at Great Plains Electronics. Notice that there is a hole not filled. That will hold a .5amp breaker that I forgot to order to handle the .5amp and 1amp fuses needs. The box is the $3.99 project box from Radio Shack. Please forgive the uneven holes drilled...the device is more for function over form :)
The breakers have a mean time to failure of around 1000 overloads so it should last a long time.
The leads with alligator clips will connect via molex connectors on the back to the correct amperage circuit breaker. I made the leads about 4' long so that I can have the box near me while troubleshooting. I thought about using a blown fuse instead of the alligator clips, but decided against it as being to fragile. I'll label the breakers front and back.
Cameron has some photos and short descriptions of the development of Cirqus Voltaire. Some interesting descriptions of things that didn't make it to production.
I've hotlinked one photo...hope that's ok Cameron.
Cameron's photos here
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
This came in last Sunday, and sadly, it took the last space in my gameroom as it is configured now. I'll have to get rid of something to bring in something new.
An early production F-14 with all of the prototype flashers.
I plan for this to be my first full restoration. I've located a clearcoated and touched up playfield. Hopefully I'll start on tearing it down next fall.